Spring Break Staycation: 45 Fun Things To Do with New Jersey Kids

Who says you need to get on a plane for spring break? Skip the long airport security lines (or road-trip meltdowns) and enjoy a spring break staycation right here in New Jersey.

Different school districts are closed during different dates, but you can expect roughly 10 days of uninterrupted playtime anywhere between April 13–28. 

Luckily, you don’t have to go far to make the most of your time off. The Garden State is home to museums, playgrounds, zoos, and other fun zones that are just a short drive away. There are also many special events and activities taking place on specific dates within this timeframe to give you and your kids something to look forward to. 

Read on for 45 fun things to do with kids—no plane ticket required. You can also find great nearby getaways in our Day Trips Guide, and for far-flung destinations, check out our Family Travel Guide

35 Things to Do with Kids During April Vacation Week in Boston

April vacation is full of exciting possibilities for kids in Boston—no plane tickets required. Not only do you get to go outside to enjoy the start of spring weather and celebrate Patriots Day, Earth Day, and Easter, but there are also tons of fun activities planned between April 13th and 23rd just for kids. From cool science fairs to animal encounters to princess parties, there's something to keep every kiddo happy. Check out our full list of vacation fun below and have a fantastic week!

25 Things To Do with Westchester Kids on Spring Break

Staying in town for spring break? Enjoy a family staycation and save on entertainment with the fun activities we’ve identified in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. Many of our picks are FREE! Because some schools’ breaks include the day after Easter, our list does, too.

We've included celebrations of Easter, Passover, and Earth Day, as well as STEM activities, crafting, camp options, cultural excursions, places to play, and more.
 
Many other options can be found on our Event Calendar (with more on the way), and in our Spring Activity Guide for Westchester Kids. To stay up to date with everything kid-related in our area, be sure to sign up for our newsletters and follow us on Facebook.

Spring Break Camps: 14 Fun Solutions for April Vacation around LA

Spring Break around Los Angeles is a moving feast; some districts have one week, and some have two. Some take a vacation in March, and some in April. Add to the mix the complications of Easter, Passover, and parent work schedules, and Spring Break camp can be a tough knot to untie. Whether your family needs two weeks full time or a day here and there, we've chosen a few of our favorites that run the gamut. From the Valley to the sea, surfing to soccer, we think you'll find something worthy of a few days away from school among the camps below.

And if you're so on the ball that spring is already covered and you've moved on to summer, check out some of our favorite art, cooking, horse, and classic outdoorsy camps in our Summer and Vacation Camp Guide!

Orlando's Wyndham Bonnet Creek Offers Disney-Adjacent Suites and Resort Amenities

Finding the perfect place to stay for your Orlando family vacation can be hard. You want a location with good proximity to the amusement parks, but don't forget there’s lots more to do in Orlando than just theme parks, so a resort that is fun on its own can save you a bundle and also be a whole lot more fun. Family-sized suites, kitchens, and laundry options bring the comforts of home that take the stress out of a family trip, too.

Wyndham Bonnet Creek offers luxurious condo-style one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom family suites adjacent to Walt Disney World and close to other Orlando attractions. With a full schedule of resort activities, five pool complexes, including a lazy river and water slides, it’s no wonder it ranks No. 4 on Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards list of Top Resorts in Orlando.

Easter Egg Hunts for Westchester Kids in 2019

An annual rite of spring is the magical scattering of eggs on lawns, said to be left by a certain bunny for children to gather. Watching the children scurry about in search of the treasured eggs is a picture-perfect sight.

Below we’ve rounded up a dozen egg hunts—scattered, like the eggs themselves, throughout Westchester. Some involve prizes or an appearance by the Easter Bunny; one involves a map, one requires flashlights, and others include live-animal encounters and face painting. 

If you’re looking for more Easter Bunny action, shake your cottontail over to one of the Easter Bunny encounters we’ve rounded up, like train rides, meals, and other fun with the fluffy guy.

If you're looking for more activities, check out our Event Calendar and Spring Activity Guide for Westchester Kids, which is filled with seasonal fun for children of all ages.

Easter Egg Hunts for New Jersey Kids in 2019

The hunt is on!  From train rides to photo shoots and brunches, the Easter Bunny is hopping through the Garden State—and he's hiding thousands of eggs from Cape May to Hoboken and beyond.

Grab your baskets and head to one of New Jersey's fabulous Easter egg hunts this spring. We've rounded up nearly two dozen eggs-traordinary events happening throughout the state, many of which are free!

Governors Island: Playgrounds, Camping, Art, Adventure, and More for 2019 Highlights

Governors Island opens to the public on May 1 this year and its season, which again runs through October 31, promises plenty of family-friendly programming, plus the return of spectacular overnight accommodations, increased ferry service, and even more time to play: Summer Friday and Saturday nights feature extended hours, so you'll be able to blow bedtime and stay and play well after dark!

The opening of Governors Island is an event we anticipate annually, as the island seemingly reinvents itself with new attractions and old favorites, like The Yard, return. Plus, every year the island's jam-packed events calendar is stocked with inventive new family-friendly programming.

Read on for the scoop on the very best things to do on Governors Island with kids this year, plus important visitor tips—such as ferry schedules, and where to score free biking and kayaking.

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