Looks like the weekend will be kind to all the Egg Hunts planned in NJ. Sunny skies and 60 degree temperatures will allow all those Easter baskets be put to good use! I love to dress up the kiddies in suits and dresses and get a little trigger-happy with my camera. Hopefully, all that sugar won't cause a meltdown! Have a great weekend!
Apr. 5th to 10th. Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever! Based on the beloved tv show–your kids love love seeing this live action adventure. Theatre at Madison Square Garden, NYC. Link here.
Bunny Chase. Sat./Sun: 1pm to 4pm. Follow the clues and find a surprise at the end of the hunt. Each child can make a bunny to take home and enjoy a bunny cookies. Free! Terhune Orchards, Princeton. Link here.
Easter in Ridgewood. 11am to 2pm. The parade starts in Memorial Park at Van Nester Square at 11am. Ride the Easter Bunny trolley through town, visiting shops that have fun activities for kids of all ages. FREE! Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce. For details about the stops see website: Link here.
Camouflaged Egg Hunt. 2pm. Search the fields for camouflaged eggs! Every participant gets a small bag of treats. Prizes for finders of "golden" eggs. Ages 3 to 4; 5 to 7; and 8 to 10. BYO basket. $5/child. Call 973-835-2160 to register. Weis Ecology Center, Ringwood. Link here.
Hoboken Family Alliance's Annual Spring Fling. 10am to 12pm. Egg hunts by age group, Super Soccer Stars, Photo ops, Girl Scout Cookies. $5 suggested donation. Columbus Park, Hoboken.
Clifton Bunny Bop Breakfast, Parade and Hunt. 7:30am to 9am: purchase breakfast from Hot Grill & meet the Easter Bunny. 10am: Egg Hunt. Group #1 (3-5 yrs) go to Lexington Ave Rose Garden; Group #2 (6 to 12yrs) go to left of playground (Randolph Ave). Easter Bonnet Parade (Prizes for best child/adult hat). Also, Hound Dog Egg Hunt for dogs! Also, Easter games in the Mrs. Bunny's Playground. Nash Park, Clifton. Link here.
Easter Egg Hunt and Hop. 9:15am. Enjoy an Egg Hunt and 80 minutes of jump time. Pump It Up, Secaucus. $14.95. For ages 7 and under. Call 201-865-5867 to reserve your spot! Link here.
Easter Egg Hunt. 10am to 11:30am; 12pm to 1:30pm. Find plastic eggs filled with holiday treats. Liberty Hall Museum, Union. Link here. $8/child & adult; add'l children are $5; add'l adult is $4. Preregister.
Ridgefield Park Easter Egg Hunt. 10am. Bring your basket and line up at the Preston Street side of the high school (Veteran's Park). For ages toddler to 6yrs.
Spring Hike. 10am to 10:45am. Discover the beauty of spring with a trail guide. Trailside Nature and Science Center, Mountainside. Link here.
Cherry Blossom Challenge: Annual Bike Race. 7am to 12pm. Registration fee: $30-$35. Branch Brook Park, Newark. See all the month-long events: Link here.
If you're willing to drive…
Easter Family Fun and Egg Hunt. Fri/Sat: 10am to 5pm. Hayrides, games, lots of animals and the Easter Bunny, of course! Alstede Farms, Chester. Passes for chidren from $10.95 to 19.95; for adults: $3.95. Link here.
17th Annual Chester Family Easter Egg Hunt. 10am to 12pm. Over 5,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. Competitive Jelly-Bean Counting Contest and raffles, live music, Polka Dot the Clown and The Easter Bunny. Ropes drop at 11am so arrive early with your baskets. Municipal Field on Main Street, Chester (Morris County). Link here.
Easter Bunny Express. 1, 2, 3, 4pm. Come to the Whippany Railway Museum to meet the Easter Bunny and take a 45 min. round trip ride. 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany. 973-887-8177. Link here. Buying advanced tix are recommended. $8 kids; $13 adults.
Hansel & Gretel. 2pm to 3pm. Free show with paid admission. Garden State Discovery Museum, Cherry Hill. Link here.
Happy Birthday Cara. 10am to 5pm. Experience life on an estate farm: take a horse drawn wagon ride, help with farm chores, and wish Cara a happy birthday! Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township. Link here.
Easter Bunny Brunch & Egg Hunt. 11am or 12pm brunch times. Catered by Tortilla Press and featuring the Easter Bunny! Easter hunt at 2pm. Reservations must be made in advance. Camden Children's Garden. Link here.
Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt. 10am. Breakfast brunch includes juice, coffee, bagels, etc. All children receive an Easter basket with goodies. $13.99/child; $10.00/adult (if paid in advance, slightly higher at the door). Imagine That! Museum, Florham Park. Link here.
Guided Nature Walk. 3pm to 4pm. A guide will lead sensory experiences in the forest. Nonmembers: $5. Tenafly Nature Center. Link here.