There’s still time to squeeze in a few more summer activities before the back-to-school craziness begins. Make the most out of August at these events, food festivals and beach outings, or try a family game night for quality time and competition, all in the name of ending summer in the best way possible.

  1. Make a splash at an inflatable water park or adventure course near you. These courses are super popular this summer and popping up everywhere!
  2. Practice your putt-putt skills at an over-the-top mini golf course.

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  3. Pick peaches and eat them too, along with other yummy peach-infused foods and wines at one of these local farms.
  4. Visit Six Flags Great Adventure and cool off at Hurricane Harbor (there’s a brand new pool to play in called Calypso Springs!)
  5. Brave a zip line or adventure course in NJ or beyond.
  6. Dig into new food and drink at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood.

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  7. Go for a family bike ride or hike on one of these trails and catch some scenic mountain views.
  8. Do some good before school starts and volunteer; there are plenty of opportunities for kids, and some don’t even require you to leave the house.
  9. Have a picnic dinner and listen to (free!) music at these outdoor summer concerts.
  10. Pick your own blueberries and make a blueberry pie, muffins or pancakes that’ll satisfy your lil’ ones sweet tooth cravings.
  11. Catch outdoor (or indoor) flicks without spending a dime. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and chairs! There are also plenty of sensory-friendly movie showings around NJ, too.
  12. You don’t need to go far to create the perfect campout. Set up a tent in your backyard, or check out one of these camp sites—and don’t forget the games!
  13. Switch up your typical beach day with a visit to a new beach. There’s plenty of oceanic gems along the coast that offer fun family attractions and great beach eats.
  14. Mix history and the great outdoors at one of NJ’s National Park sites.

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  15. Give the kids a taste of a new playground. If you have a child with sensory sensitivities, you’ll definitely want to check out Jake’s Place Playground in Delran and Cherry Hill.
  16. Switch it up and have a kids cook dinner one night. Pick some kid-friendly food recipes (or drinks) and have them help out with the cooking process. (If they love cooking, they can sign up for a cooking class.)
  17. Host a family Olympics, create teams and try fun activities like a water balloon toss, three-legged race, tug-of-war and more.
  18. Go out to dinner at one of your favorite restaurants, or go to a new place you and your family have been wanting to try. Maybe even try one of these kids eat free deals at a restaurant near you.

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  19. Shopping spree! Take advantage of a rainy day and get a head start on some back-to-school shopping for the kids.
  20. Ditch your town pool and hit one of these spraygrounds to keep cool and avoid the heat.