Take a stroll and soak up the scenery at Grounds for Sculpture. Photo by DMH Photo
Take a stroll and soak up the scenery at Grounds for Sculpture. Photo by DMH Photo

Mother's Day Weekend Fun for New Jersey Kids

Spend quality time with Mom and Mother Nature on this celebratory second weekend of May. Get up close with New Jersey's natural beauty at National Public Gardens Day, Azalea Festival, and Mother's Day at Mountain Lakes. Plus, enjoy more outdoor time at spring festivals like the Children's Festival in Smithville and the Lake Hopatcong Block Party. Need an indoor break? Productions of Daniel Tiger and Rapunzel take the stage this weekend. 

On Sunday, start your Mother's Day celebrations on a delicious note with brunch in Northern NJ or the shore. Make the day a memorable one, whether you choose to spend it at a theme park like Morey's Piers, a winery, such as Valenzano or Alba, a wine trail at Terhune, or watching races at Monmouth Park

Check out our full listing of Mother's Day events, and find even more weekend options in our Spring Guide, including 10 Destination Playgrounds in NJ. Look to our May GoList and event calendar for a complete listing of happenings this weekend and beyond.


New Jersey Performing Arts Center
One Center Street,
Newark, NJ 07102

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540

Studio Playhouse
14 Alvin Place
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

Cape May
, NJ 08204

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
154 Hobart Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901

Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205

Hopatcong State Park
Lakeside Boulevard
Landing, NJ 07850

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

Longstreet Farm
44 Longstreet Rd.
Holmdel, NJ 07733

Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad Plaza Route 10 West & Whippany Road
Whippany, NJ 07981-0016

TD Bank Ballpark
1 Patriots Park
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Dr.
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Morey’s Piers
3501 Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ 08260

Sayen Botanical Gardens
155 Hughes Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08690

Valenzano Family Winery
1090 Route 206
Shamong, NJ 08088

Grounds for Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Alba Vineyard
269 Route 627 Village of Finesville
Milford, NJ 08848

Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport, NJ 07757

Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve
57 Mountain Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08540

BergenPAC
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
16th Annual KidsFilmFest
Online - various times Pick
Night Skies in the Observatory at Home
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
Alastair Moock Family FB Concert
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Goodnight with Dolly
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