With the summer at its midpoint, it might be time to find some fresh ideas for family summer activities. Did you know that most local libraries have membership passes that can be checked out free of charge? They also offer story times and activities like puppet and magic shows. There are farms and festivals to explore as well as parks, including parks with splashpads!
We have compiled a list of upcoming area activities and links, but feel free to add to it in the comments.
Love Peaches? Come pick you own peaches from our orchards and fields. Fun family activities – pony rides, tractor train rides, hay wagons and more. Taste some peachy treats – peach pies, muffins, cakes, ice cream, and tarts. 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester NJ. 908-879-7189.
17th Annual Butterfly Festival held on the 950 acres on Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed preserve. Activities for the whole family. Obstacle course and dunk tank, hay rides, nature walks and the popular Butterfly and Bug Parade. Tour exhibits, the famed insect zoo, and the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House. Games, crafts, small animals and art work. $ Tickets. 31 Titus Mill Road Pennington, NJ. 609-737-3735.
Mendham Township Children’s Activities
Chester Library Youth Programs
New Jersey Splashpad locations can be found at:
The top-rated NJ playgrounds can be found at:
And, of course, your child can always join us at Westmont for some summer fun. We have two weeks left of camp, Farm to Table and Cooking Up Fun. We also offer daily drop-in Extended Day from 12:00 – 4:00 PM M-F through August 18. See you there!