I don’t know about you, but I’m in denial that the summer is winding down. Luckily, summer activities are far from over in this next-to-last week of August. Send the little ones for camp adventures at My Gym’s Summer Fun Half Days and Museum of Early Trades & Crafts’ Camp in a Day. Tots have a busy week with Tod Squad, Tinkergarten and Tot Tours: Music Makers.
Cool off this week with these yummy ice cream spots around NJ, or one of these 25 fun ideas for the kids, from water slides to indoor spots to chill. Or mix things up this week with a fun day trip. We have loads of ideas in our NJ Day Trip Guide.
And don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar for even more options!
Monday, August 22
Summer Fun Half Days (Cherry Hill)
Continue the fun of summer camp at My Gym’s half day of adventure. Activities include gymnastics, crafts, zip line, and snacks.
Kiddie Beach Show (Pt. Pleasant Beach)
Head down to Point Pleasant Beach for free evening entertainment every Monday night. Show takes place by amusements. FREE
More Monday Events
Tuesday, August 23
Summer Sing-Along (Long Beach)
Kids of all ages are invited to stop by Bayview Park for a sing-along with Jessica Carrol. FREE
Tod Squad (Branchburg)
Bring the toddlers to burn off some energy at Branchburg Sports Complex’s morning of fun, with inflatables, a play maze, and other soft play equipment. Parents get treated to a complimentary cup of coffee.
More Tuesday Events
Wednesday, August 24
Summer Shorewalk Bird (Jersey City)
Take a stroll through the scenic Liberty State Park, and explore the 250+ species of birds that reside there. Bring along or borrow binoculars. Preregistration is required. FREE
Rock out to tunes at the Groovin' and Grubbin' event. Photo courtesy of the Garden state Discovery Museum.
Groovin’ & Grubbin’ (Camden)
Catch a family-friendly performance by Two of a Kind at Garden State Discovery Museum’s weekly garden party. The concert includes songs, finger puppets, sign language and audience participation. Food trucks are available too.
More Wednesday Events
Thursday, August 25
Camp In a Day at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (Madison)
Here’s a unique camp opportunity for 6-12 year olds to spend the day 1899-style. In this session, participants will learn about early American cooking with herbs from the museum’s garden. Plus, they will make a recipe book to take home. Pre-registration is required.
Learn all about nature at Tinkergarten. Photo courtesy of Tinkergarten.
Tinkergarten Free Trial Class (Bridgewater)
Preschoolers will love getting down and dirty with nature at this complimentary outdoor play class, held at Duke Island Park. Emphasis will be on exploring, communicating and problem-solving. Pre-registration is required. FREE
More Thursday Events
Friday, August 26
Tot Tours: Music Makers (Morristown)
Preschoolers will have musical fun at Morris Museum’s tot program. Little musicians will learn about music through the ages and create their own instruments to take home. Pre-registration is required.
iPlay After Dark (Freehold)
End the week on an exciting note with rides, games and music at iPlay’s Friday night festivities.
More Friday Events
Top image: Explore the great outdoors at Tinkergarten's open house. Photo courtesy of Tinkergarten.