It’s time to shake off those winter blues and spring into the next season. With warm weather, comes more opportunities for families to get together and bond during outdoor activities that are both entertaining and budget friendly. Check out our list of top family-fun spring activities and events happening in your community.
Enhance your daily walk with Geocaching
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity where people of all ages can embark on a treasure hunt any time they want, anywhere they want. Grab a buddy and go explore. The app is free for all users, with a premium version for additional caches!
What is Geocaching?
Recommended Parks in New Jersey:
Estelle County Park at 109 Boulevard Rte. 50, Mays Landing
Birch Grove Park at 1700 Burton Ave., Northfield
Belleplain State Forest at 1 Henkinsifkin Rd., Woodbine
Maurice River Bluffs Preserve at 1200 Silver Run Rd., Millville
Parvin State Park at 701 Almond Rd., Elmer
Visit a local museum
Did you know South Jersey has a rich history in the glass making industry? Our abundant sand, forest, and navigable waterways, lead to our area establishing the first successful glass factory in the nation.
You can visit the Heritage Glass Museum located in Glassboro for free, on Saturdays from 11AM - 2PM. Starting in April, families can also check out Wheaton’s Museum of American Glass in Millville with ticket prices ranging $7-$12.
Check out Rowan University’s Planetarium
Rowan University hosts a variety of immersive 360-degree video shows weekly with ticket prices ranging from $2-$5. Our personal favorite is Supervolcanoes.
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, this show takes you through the history and impact of these eruptions, flying to Neptune’s moon, Triton, Jupiter’s Moon Io, and returning home in Yellowstone National Park. Check out their shows listed here.
Interested in getting outdoors more and immersing yourself in nature? Checkout the Merlin Bird ID app. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology had a mission to help people find the answer to “what’s that bird?” With that, came the creation of the free, instant bird identification app, Merlin Bird ID.
Check Out What's Going on in Your Town
Our Family Success Centers offer FREE family programming and are welcome to everyone. With everything from wellness groups, cooking classes and Bingo, there is something for everyone at our centers. Check out our list of exciting spring events happening right in your community.
Mosaic Family Success Center, Glassboro
April 11th at 1:00: Postpartum Wellness Group. Come join Postpartum Wellness Initiative to complete a fun activity with your baby to create a keepsake together. Lunch will also be provided.
Oasis Family Success Center, Manahawkin
April 6th at 5:30: Pictures with the Easter Bunny. Make and take crafts, refreshments, and the bunny will be giving out eggs filled with goodies.
Bird’s Eye Family Success Center, Pennsville
April 7 at 12:00: Lego and Lunch event. Express your creativity by building with Legos and enjoying lunch. This is a great opportunity to meet new people. Must register ahead of time.
Oceanside I Family Success Center, Atlantic City
April 10th at 3:00: Annual Spring Easter Egg Hunt. Join us for a fun time finding all the hidden EGGS filled with candy! Registration is required.
Oceanside II Family Success Center, Atlantic City
March 25th at 11:30: Family Cooking Class. Join us for a family-friendly cooking demonstration. Attendees will receive a food box with ingredients to recreate the recipe.
Riverview Family Success Center, Penns Grove
March 30th at 4:00: BINGO. Who doesn't like BINGO? Join us for this interactive favorite. PRIZES-PRIZES-PRIZES! In person or vitrual.
Orchards Family Success Center, Sicklerville
March 23rd at 5:30: Yoga. Stretch, fun, and relaxation. Mats and water will be provided.