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10 Things To Do When the Kids are Off From School This Month

With days off for the Jewish Holidays and back-to-school nights (or random heatwaves), here are some fun things to do with the kids when they are off during the week.


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1. Visit Duke Farms

Before the cold weather comes, enjoy this estate-turned-farm. It's perfect for walking, hiking or riding bikes and enjoying fresh air.

2. Get messy

Let your little ones indulge their creative side at this drop-in art studio at the Messy Artist. Kids under five can get their hands on paint, dough and even a sensory box.

3. Space Out

Explore The Future of Space Exploration, a giant exhibition that includes holograms, simulations, and full-scale models allowing guests to glimpse future missions to asteroids, Mars, Jupiter’s moons, and beyond at the Liberty Science Center. Catch this Beyond Planet Earth exhibit before it closes on 9/20.

4. Take in the scenery at the Delaware Water Gap

There are more than 100 miles of biking and hiking trails and 40 miles of river for rafting, canoeing or kayaking, this park is tailor-made for the beautiful autumn weather.

5. Head to a family fun day at the farm

Journey through a giant corn maze, pick-your-own apples, climb a giant hay pyramid, visit with the animals or take a hayride. We’ve got the complete PYO list for you.

6. Cool off in a waterfall

With the recent rainstorms, those waterfalls will be even more impressive than normal.? Stop by one of 20 waterfalls throughout the state.

7. Get inspired by a real artist

Bring your aspiring Van Gogh to Eric Carle’s exhibit at the Montclair Art Museum--where kids can see dozens of paintings, collages and book mock-ups done by this famous illustrator.

8. Hit up your local bookstore

Who says the learning needs to stop on a day off? Go to Barnes & Noble for a morning storytime followed by a craft.

9. Touch some cool trucks at Diggerland

Head to South Jersey to see all the cool trucks and construction equipment at Diggerland USA theme park in West Berlin. Kids can touch a truck, take a whirl on the Spin Dizzy and even drive their own tractors.

10. Go for a bike ride

Jump on a bike and hit one of the many gorgeous biking trails around Jersey, which range in level of difficulty—meaning there are plenty easy enough for the kids to come along for the ride. Take in the beautiful views and get your fitness on at the same time.

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