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Things To Do With NJ Kids This Weekend March 17-18: St. Patrick's Day Fun, Honeybees, Cookie Party, Wizards & more!

Although we've been celebrating St. Patty's for a few weeks, this weekend it's the REAL deal. So get your green on and enjoy the holiday at the NJ Children's Museum or Saddle River Valley Cultural Center. There are also some great outdoor activities at various Nature Centers and Honey Bees are buzzing at the Community Children's Museum. Read on for all of our picks and remember, you can always find a list of all NJ weekend activities for kids in our Event Calendar. Enjoy, NJ!

Fun & Mostly FREE Things To Do With Kids This Weekend in NJ Mar 10-11: Craft Festival, Archery, Montclair LEGO Build & More!

March is already in full swing and there's a TON of fun kids events happening throughout New Jersey. You can THINK SPRING while visiting Peter Rabbit, or get your craft on at the Sugarloaf Craft festival, or join thousands of others in Morristown at New Jersey's largest family oriented St. Patrick's Day parade. Read on for all of our picks and remember, you can always find a list of all NJ weekend activities for kids in our Event Calendar. Enjoy "springing ahead" this weekend, NJ!

Things To Do With Kids This Weekend in NJ March 3-4: Maple Sugaring Festival, Pinkalicious, St. Patrick's Day Parade & More!

Hello there, March! Thrilled to see you and all the Spring-y goodness that awaits in the wings. Although we're still in the "Lion" part of the month, there's tons of fun to be had this weekend in NJ. Perhaps the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at the NJ Children's Museum, or the Maple Sugaring Festival at the Great Swamp or maybe an early St. Patrick's Day in Belmar? Read on for all of our picks and you can always find more weekend activities in our Event Calendar. Enjoy welcoming March in style, NJ!

Things To Do With Kids This Weekend in NJ February 25-26: Dr. Seuss Storytime, The Little Mermaid, Family Night of Art & More!

For such a short month, February sure packs a punch with all of its holidays and celebrations. Now that we've said farewell to the 100th day of school, Groundhog Day, Super Bowl, Presidents' Day, and Mardi Gras - oh, what's a family with kids to do!?!? Well, thankfully there's still plenty happening in New Jersey to keep you and your kids occupied until the official spring thaw arrives, such as Science Saturday with Slime, Wetland Habitats, Peking Acrobats, or a Family Winter Nature Walk. Read on for all of our picks and remember, you can always find even more weekend activities in our Event Calendar. Enjoy these last few days of February, New Jersey!

One Great Day in NJ: Free Fossil Digging at Big Brook


Did you know that New Jersey is home to one of the largest and best areas in the country for late Cretaceous period fossils? And you don’t
even have to be a fancy archaeologist with special permits to search for fossils! So if your kids are like mine and get excited about walking in knee high water in search of 40-million-year-old treasure, just keep on reading…

Special Needs Support Groups in Ocean and Monmouth Counties

I don’t know about some of you, but summer can be a very stressful time for me, when my days are dedicated to trying to figure out what to do with my boys from morning to night.  My number one priority?  Keeping them cool and happy.  My number two priority?  Keeping myself sane enough to keep them cool and happy. Anyone with a child on the Autism spectrum who can say that summer is 100% fun, please tell me your secret!

Atlantic City, the Rodeo and Lots More Family Fun

 If you thought Atlantic City was only slot machines and cocktail waitresses, think again.  This South Jersey seaside city is reinventing itself as a family destination. 

My kids and I took an overnight vacation to Atlantic City last spring, with winning results.  The kids were excited to walk the actual streets whose names they recognized from frequent games of Monopoly.  We headed over to the boardwalk, and though it was too cold to swim, there were lots of activities to keep the kids entertained.  We had a great time visiting the emporium of the weird and freaky, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum.  We hit the famed amusement park, the Steel Pier, and had a ball on the rides and trying our luck at the arcade games. 

Family Friendly Day Trips from NYC Without a Car

In my post about the farms you can visit in Westchester, I mentioned that it is easy to get to Philipsburg Manor and Stone Barn Farms without a car, using public transportation. I thought it would be cool to write about some of the other day tips you can take from NYC using public transportation. There's really no reason to be stuck in the city just because you're car-less (or want to save your gas money on, say, the down payment on an apartment). There are plenty of fun family day trips that can be easily accessed using Metro-North trains or busses.

The MTA actually has an entire section of their website dedicated to what they so romantically dub MTA Getaways . You've probably seen this advertised in the subway, but I know I never really looked into it before. Many of the trips you could do any time, but the MTA has also worked with local tours and groups to create specific event packages.

Here are some car-free day trips that are definitely worth a try:

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