The Garden State is full of great activities and events for people of all ages. But where do you go when you’re specifically looking for fun, family-oriented things to do? Starting today, you won’t have to look any further than The Best Family-Friendly Activities in New Jersey. This roundup will continue to expand as we find new holiday and seasonal events for families to attend all throughout the year.

Family-Friendly Groundhog Day Events in NJ

On February 2, we’re pinning all our hopes on a furry little rodent. Hopefully Punxsutawney Phil will be predicting an early spring this year. But no matter whether he sees his shadow or not, you can still celebrate Groundhog Day with your little ones at any of the family-friendly New Jersey events listed below…

risejackolanternRise of the Jack O’Lanterns Debuts in NJ

Pumpkins are invading New Jersey this Halloween! Head to the Meadowlands Exposition Center from October 27-30 to see 5,000 illuminated and intricately carved pumpkins. Talented artists are hard at work creating fabulous displays to delight visitors as part of New Jersey’s first RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns event…

Sisters and a Corn MazeThe Best Corn Mazes in NJ

One of the best parts about fall is the many outdoor activities you’ll find all over New Jersey. The weather is crisp, cool and just right for a fun outing with family and friends. Feeling adventurous? Visit a local farm this weekend and get lost in a corn maze. We’ve selected eight great corn mazes to check out this season…

Halloween day8 Pumpkin Events for NJ Families

October is almost here and that means crisp weather, cozy sweaters and best of all, pumpkins! New Jersey has pumpkin events for everyone this autumn, whether you want to check out carving demonstrations, floating jack o’ lanterns, an after-dark hayride or a scenic train ride. Round up the gang for one of these family-friendly outings…

Groundhog Day. Marmot climbed out of hole and yawns. Illustration in vector formatFamily-Friendly Groundhog Day Events in NJ

On February 2, we’re pinning all our hopes on a furry little rodent. Hopefully Punxsutawney Phil will be predicting an early spring this year. But no matter whether he sees his shadow or not, you can still celebrate Groundhog Day with your little ones at any of the family-friendly New Jersey events listed here…

Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events in NJ

Valentine’s Day may be known for romance between couples but New Jersey has some fun and festive events geared toward families too. Celebrate together this February with one of our featured family-friendly NJ events. You’ll find unique crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, a chocolate festival and even baking activities for the whole gang…

summertime kidFamily-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events in NJ

Every year on March 17, the Irish and Irish-at-heart celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious holiday has become a festive day full of eating, drinking and revelry. Here in New Jersey, St. Patrick’s Day is honored with parades, festivals and tons of Irish-themed events, while some love to kick back at their favorite Irish Pub…

Composite image of children with american flagsFamily-Friendly July 4th Celebrations in NJ

Independence Day is the biggest celebration of the summer season. While NJ offers tons of spectacular fireworks to top off the holiday, the celebrations don’t have to wait until the evening. There are an abundance of family-friendly July 4th festivals and events happening throughout the day, perfect for little ones who can’t stay up for the fireworks… 

Boy On Trip To Museum Looking At Map And Writing In NotebookFamily-Friendly Summer Exhibits at NJ Museums

Summer is a wonderful time in New Jersey, filled with backyard barbecues, dips in the pool and building sandcastles. But sometimes, kids and their parents need a little break from the great outdoors. Check out these interactive summer exhibits at NJ museums for an educational and engaging indoor outing that’s fun for the whole family…