Best Easter Events in NJ
There are lots of Easter themed parades, hunts and breakfasts, but these are the ones you won't want to miss.
When: April 15, 1:30 pm
Where: 39 Thor Solberg Rd., Whitehouse Station
Time: Times vary
More info: 973-534-4000
Have you ever seen a bunny fly? At this annual event, the Easter Bunny arrives via biplane for meet-and-greets with his little fans. There’s also face painting, hot air balloon launches and a bounce house. Admission is free, but some activities have an additional fee.
When: April 2, 8, 9, 14 and 15 at 11 am, 1 and 3 pm
Where: 80 Stangl Road, Flemington, NJ 08822
Time: Times vary
Cost: $16/adult, $9/child, free/under 3 yrs.
More info: flemingtontrain.org
The Easter Bunny Express takes you on a roundtrip ride between their Flemington and Ringoes station. The ride between stations is 25 minutes long (perfect if the kids want to get up and out to stretch their legs) and the whole adventure ends with a 15 minute stop at their gift car and museum car. Oh, and you'll get to meet Peter Cottontail along the ride.
When: Throughout the months of March and April (call for reservations)
Where: Acres Away LLC, 926 County Rd 579, Flemington
Cost: $20 each children/adult for short ride or $55 for adult trail ride
More info: acresawaynj.com
Take the kids on a horseback ride (there are short ones for the newbie riders) and during the ride (hour for full rides, 15 minutes on hand-led rides), the kids can look for Easter eggs that have been hidden throughout the woods.
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany
Date: April 8, 9 and 15
Time: 1-4 pm at the top of every hour
Cost: $14/adult, $9/child, free/under 1 yr. Registration required.
More info: whippanyrailwaymuseum.net
These annual spring train rides are sure to become an annual tradition for your family—what kid doesn't love riding on a train? And when you add in a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny and the train crew, this 45-minute round-trip ride along the Morristown and Erie Railway’s historic Whippanong Trail is sure to be a family favorite.
Where: Allaire Village
Date: April 15
Time: 11 am–4 pm
More info at: allairevillage.com
Kids get divided into age-appropriate groups to hunt for over 10,000 eggs among the beautiful grounds of Historic Allaire Village. Families can join Clifford the Big Red Dog for story time and make their own Easter bonnet for the special parade. Make sure you register before to save your spot!
When: April 1, 2 and 16
Where: Imagine That, 4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park
Time: 10 am each day
Cost: $16.99 for child, $14.99 for adult
With a breakfast of bagels, followed up with an Easter parade, plus an egg hunt and bunny photos, this event is one-stop shopping for Easter morning activities. If that's still not enough, each kid will get their own Easter basket.
When: April 15
Where: Liberty Hall Museum, Union
Time: 10–11:30; Noon–1:30
Cost: $10 for 1 adult and 1 child. (additional adults $5) Reg. required.
The grounds of the museum are a beautifully landscaped adventure, so there are lots of neat hiding places for eggs. Kids can run through the hedges to find hidden eggs filled with holiday treats. After they can visit with the famous Easter Bunny!
When: April 8, 9 and 15
Where: 99 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg
Time: 11 am, 12:30, 2 and 3:30 pm
Cost: $11/ children, $18/person.
This Easter Bunny train has the coolest rest stop ever—at the historic Lime Kilns, where kids can wander around and look for eggs. The train ride itself goes along the Delaware River to Carpentersville and features visits from Bunny before heading back to Phillipsburg.
When: April 15 and 16
Where: Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
The Bunny Chase is back for another year. The kids will go on a treasure hunt, following clues to find a big surprise (we'll give you a hint—this is a BUNNY Chase). They'll also make a bunny craft, go on a wagon ride and get to see tons of farm animals.
When: April 16
Where: Morey's Pier, Wildwood
Time: Noon - 5 pm
Spend your Easter Sunday by the beach. The kids will get to do an egg hunt, with chances to win cool pier-themed prizes from fries and stuffed animals to tickets to the water park and amusement park.
When: April 15
Where: Heaven Hill Farm, Vernon
Time: Starts at noon
Meet the Bunny, take a hay ride, play with a bunch of adorable farm animals and don't miss the annual bonnet contest to show off your own hat creations.