With Halloween right around the corner, families can explore the Spooky Trail and decorate a pumpkin at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Photos courtesy of the arboretum
With Halloween right around the corner, families can explore the Spooky Trail and decorate a pumpkin at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Photos courtesy of the arboretum

20 Cool Things To Do in New Jersey This Weekend With Kids

Looking for the best things to do in New Jersey this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

This weekend proves to be a super-sweet one with candy and treats galore. Grab your costumes, and swing by trunk-or-treat and trick-or-treat events in Bridgewater, Surf City and Waldwick. Gather treats at amusement park events, like Storybook Land's Trick-or-Treat Weekend and Jenkinson's Boo at the Boardwalk. Plus, the Diwali celebrations continue with a festival in Maplewood. 

With Halloween just a week ago, start plotting the Best Places to Trick-or-Treat in New Jersey, plus check out our picks for the best things to do in New Jersey in October with kids.

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Historic Smithville & Village Greene

The Whitechapel Projects

Maplewood Memorial Park Amphitheater
Fall Festival at Ort Farms
Ort Farms - 10:00 AM Pick
Movies By The River
Glen Foerd on the Delaware - 6:00 PM Pick
Fall Fest at A. Casola Farms
A. Casola Farms - 8:00 AM
Scarecrows in the Garden
Frelinghuysen Arboretum - 8:00 AM
Alstede Farms Corn Maze
Alstede Farms - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides