Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am– 3:00 pm
Essex County Branch Brook Park
Suggested Ages: All
Enjoy an afternoon outdoors among blossoming cherry trees. Hula hoop, paddle boat, construct a craft, watch a BMX stunt performer (11:30 am & 3 pm) get your face painted and grab food from food vendors.
Visit the renovated and landscaped concert grove to enjoy an afternoon outdoors. Work out in paddle boats, construct a craft, get your face painted, jump in a bouncy house, climb a rock wall, see a show by Dialed Action Sports (11:30 am & 1:30 pm), grab food from a food vendor and enjoy the cherry blossom trees.
Six Flags Great Adventure Season Opening
Enjoy over 100 rides, shows, special events and dining among themed areas such as Boardwalk, Frontier Adventures, Fantasy Forest and Movietown.
🎢 Thrill seekers can try 14 different roller coasters, including Kingda Ka, the tallest coaster in the world and fastest roller coaster in North America and the legendary El Toro, a classic wooden roller coaster…More info
Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure
Drive (slowly) through 1,200 animals from six continents including elephants, rhinos, tigers, giraffes and lions a 350-acre preserve. The safari takes about an hour or two depending on traffic (and animals crossings – they can get very close).
The audio guide is mostly safety instructions. Download a printable safari guide in advance and listen…More info
This indoor mega-mall has towns over-the-top, entirely indoor activities. Prices vary by day. Gets crowded, so go early.
* Ride thrilling roller coasters and family-friendly rides plus meet favorite characters like Dora The Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at indoor theme park Nickelodeon Universe ($59–$85).
* Swim, splash and slide with…More info