Ho, ho, ho! It’s that time of year when Santa Claus starts making his list and checking it twice. If your kids are looking to spend a little QT with the Big Guy, then a breakfast with Santa might be for you. At these events, kids can enjoy some delicious food and share their holiday wish lists with St. Nick. And of course, there will be time for photos, too. Read on for our roundup of breakfast events happening this season.
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Every year, New Jersey's railroads get decked out in their holiday best to offer special Christmas-themed rides for the whole family. Wait—Christmas? We know, it's a bit early to start hauling out the holly, but these rides are a popular holiday tradition, and they sell out fast!
Though these trains don't go all the way to the North Pole, most include a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, along with treats, caroling, and stories. One storybook Santa train invites kids to wear their pajamas and hear a classic Christmas story read aloud on the rails, while another ferries passengers to a Christmas tree farm.
Read on to find out where to take a holiday train ride with Santa Claus, and book your tickets as soon as possible. Then you can put Christmas aside for a while and get back to your fall fun.
Just 25 miles west of NYC, Morristown is rich in history and culture—and it offers lots of fun for families. In this day trip–worthy town, you can walk alongside a seeing eye dog in training, sample treats from one of the best chocolate shops in the region, catch a kid-friendly theater performance, and visit a few places where George Washington actually slept! Morristown also boasts beautiful gardens, several fun museums, and one of NJ's best swimming lakes.
Read on for our top 25 fun things to do in this great suburban town.
Easter falls on April 1 this year, and it will soon be time to dye eggs and get ready to hop on the Easter Express! Three New Jersey railroads offer exciting opportunities to meet Peter Cottontail while riding the rails—a perfect activity for your train-loving kid. Be sure to get your tickets early, as these rides sell out quickly.
If your kids can't get enough of trucks and dirt, head to Diggerland USA, a construction-themed amusement park in West Berlin. Diggerland is a child's construction-site fantasy, with a setup designed to fulfill the dreams of little builders ages 2 and up.
My 2-year-old son and I recently took the ride to West Berlin to see what it was all about, and we had a blast. However, we'll probably wait another year before returning so as to avoid the temptations of the rides he wasn't big enough to go on just yet. That said, if you're looking for a unique alternative to traditional amusement parks this summer, a trip to Diggerland is definitely in order.
Whether it's a night at the museum or just an afternoon, New Jersey venues can host one heck of a birthday party. Whether your child is a science fan, a train lover, a budding artist or just simply bug-crazed, New Jersey's excellent museums offer a variety options for some really exciting and celebratory shindigs.
For even more ideas, check out our phenomenal New Jersey Kids' Birthday Party Ideas Guide!
Baby, it’s cold outside! And the kiddos are probably going stir-crazy, because there are only so many craft projects they can do. We're here to help with 30 activities to help keep the family busy all winter long. With everything from story times and music events to fun with animals, kids will have a blast while getting a much-needed break from the house. For even more ideas, check out our list of Indoor Activities: 25 Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in NJ. And visit our Event Calendar for a full list of happenings throughout the state.
Whether your child is lagging in a certain subject or just looking to get a boost, tutoring might be the way to go. The good news is that there are plenty of options available in Northern New Jersey. So sharpen your pencils and get ready to take some notes while you check out our list of local tutors. For more ideas, you can also explore some after-school programs throughout the state.