Have a fun-filled Mother's Day at Jenkinson's Amusement Park. Photo courtesy of the Park
Have a fun-filled Mother's Day at Jenkinson's Amusement Park. Photo courtesy of the Park

15+ Things To Do in New Jersey for Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, enjoy a special outing in the Garden State with all the trimmings fit for a queen. Because we believe moms deserve more than one day to celebrate, we're including picks for family-friendly fun all weekend long. These great events help you celebrate all the special moms and mother figures in your life, but before you head out, why not treat mom to a great brunch? We've got picks for family-friendly restaurants in Northern New Jersey and along the Jersey Shore, all serving up an extra special holiday menu.

When you're done digesting, spend an action-packed day at iPlay America, take a hike at the Tenafly Nature Center, or let mom enjoy some FREE wine at Terhune Orchards. Hungry for more? Look to our picks for the best things to do in May and our Spring Fun Guide for even more things to do on Mother's Day—Sunday, May 9—and beyond.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do.

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Cattus Island County Park
upcoming events
(Sat Jan 9, 2021 - Sun Jun 27, 2021) Cattus Island Nature Walks

Middlesex County Greenway
Six Flags Great Adventure Coaster Power Hours
Six Flags Great Adventure - various times Pick
Refuge Mornings: You and Me Preschool
Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge - 10:00 AM
Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum
Hoboken Hisorical Musem - 10:00 AM
Outdoor Afternoons at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge - 1:30 PM
Grow with Me! Series for Kids
Washington Crossing State Park - 4:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides