Four Family Fun Spring Activities

Spring time is quickly approaching and after a bitter winter, it’s about time for everyone to stretch out their legs and head outside for some much needed sunshine. With the warm weather comes more opportunities for children and their families to get together and bond during outdoor activities that are both entertaining and pretty near inexpensive. Check out our list of top family-fun spring activities and events happening in your community.

1. Take Advantage of the Pine Barrens

South Jersey is dominated by the Pine Barrens where local hiking trails tend to be level and soft, making them super easy for young children or older adults to enjoy. It’s the perfect place for people of all ages to soak up some much needed Vitamin D and appreciate the beautiful scenery that our state has to offer. Many of these parks that have trails also have bike paths and picnic areas making it the ideal budget-friendly place for a family to spend the day.

2. Hit the Boards

Not only does South Jersey have its natural woodland landscapes to boast, but it also has some of the best beaches and boardwalks that the state has to offer. Even
though we still have a few months before it’s bathing suit season, the boardwalk is still a worthy place to visit and stretch your legs after being cooped up all winter. If you want to take advantage of that salty ocean breeze and entertain your little one for hours, bring a kite to the beach!

3. Find Your Green Thumb

New Jersey isn’t called the Garden State for no reason, so take some time this spring to practice your gardening skills either at your home or at a community garden. For those who are beginners in the gardening world, sunflowers and marigolds are an excellent place to start because they return annually, are relatively low maintenance, and will be blooming by the end of spring and beginning of summer. Nothing says that spring is here quite like the smell of fresh flowers!

4. 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 mommy and toddler painting classes and pizza nights to spring cleaning and financial workshops, there is something for everyone at our centers. Check out our list of exciting spring events happening right in your community.

Pizza Party

Thursday March 21 - Movie & Pizza Night
Stop on by for complimentary pizza and a free screening of “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” Located at the Orchards Family Success Center in Sicklerville, NJ from 4:30-6pm.
Orchards Family Success Center

Tuesday March 26 - Declutter for the Better
Come learn some fun and easy hacks to get organized this spring. Located at the Bird’s Eye Family Success Center in Pennsville, NJ from  5:30-7:30pm.
Bird's Eye Family Success Center

Thursday March 28 - Bingo Night
Stop by the Orchards Family Success Center in Sicklerville, NJ from 2-3pm for some afternoon bingo.
Orchards Family Success Center

Tuesdays in April - Health Series
This 4 part series includes workshops on Mental Health Well Being, Healthy Start, Importance of Physical Activity, and Chocolate: Functional Food For Life. Join us every Tuesday in April at 5pm at our Riverview Family Success Center in Penns Grove, NJ.
Riverview Family Success Center

Family Piggy-bank Savings

Thursday March 21 - Repair & Rebuild Your Financial Pot o’ Gold
Come in for a special presentation on how to achieve financial freedom. Drinks and snacks will be provided at our Connections Center in Pine Hill, NJ 4:30-6pm.

Tuesday March 26 - From Disabilities to Possibilities Art Class
A family art event for children with special needs. Located at the Riverview Family Success Center in Penns Grove, NJ at 5pm.
Riverview Family Success Center

Friday March 29 - Honor Reading Across America with The Lorax
Join the Oceanside II Family Success Center in Atlantic City, NJ as they read The Lorax, watch the movie, and then plant a Lorax inspired plant.
Oceanside II Family Success Center

Friday April 19 - Lots of Tots
Music and movement for toddlers and their caregiver. Join us at our Oasis Family Success Center in Barnegat, NJ from 1:30-2:30pm.
Oasis Family Success Center

Family Art Class

Monday March 25 - Mom & Toddler Art Hour
Join us for a fun and toddler-friendly art class at the Mosaic Family Success Center in  Glassboro, NJ from 11am-12pm.
Mosaic Family Success Center

Tuesday March 26 - Spring into Desserts
Family cooking night with a focus on the sweeter things in life at our Mosaic Family Success Center in Glassboro, NJ from 5:30-6:30pm.
Mosaic Family Success Center

Thursday April 4 - $5 Meal Challenge
Learn how to cook an affordable and healthy meal for your family at our family cooking class at our Oceanside I Family Success Center in Atlantic City, NJ from 5:30-6:30pm.
Oceanside I Family Success Center

Healthy Cooking Class