Happy Father's Day 2022

Father’s Day gives us a chance to express our love, appreciation, and thanks to the “Dad” in our lives. Some fathers wear several hats, ranging from chauffeur, bbq grill master, nurse, story reader, food shopper, to handyman. But they can also do fun things with the kids, like go on rollercoaster rides, be a sports buddy, mini golf partner and cheerleader. Spending time with Dad is a great way to honor him. Here are some kid friendly ideas and things to do for Father's Day in New Jersey and surrounding areas. Check out our NJ Kids Calendar for more events.

Amusement Rides at Storybook Land

Lots of fun for children and Dad at Storybook Land. There are unlimited rides, classic storybook attractions, animals, photo-ops and more! Enjoy a picnic lunch with the family on the park grounds. Save with special online pricing when ordering tickets online. Located at 6415 Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. 

Hear the Roar at Field Station Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are super cool. So much fun with the kids at Field Station Dinosaurs. Go back 90 million years and peek into a spectacular prehistoric world with over 30 life-sized robotic dinosaurs. Don’t forget to get your tickets today. This attraction is located in Bergen County’s Overpeck County Park, Leonia, NJ.

Community Day: Juneteenth at Newark Art Museum

Saturday June 18, 2022 from 12-5PM. This is a FREE event but you must register at Newark Art Museum. Appropriate for all ages. This is an outdoor festival inspired by Harriet Tubman featuring performers, artists, and dancers from the Black community across New Jersey. Participate in crafts, make a paper lantern, decorate a flag and make a tile. Also offered is FREE admission to the museum all day,

Discover Animals at the Bronx Zoo

Go crazy with Dad’s wild side at the Bronx Zoo. Connect with amazing animals, watch Sea Lion & Penguin feedings, and hang with butterflies in the Butterfly Garden. A must do is to ride the Wild Asia Monorail into the heart of the Asian Wilderness to see elephants, red pandas, rhinos and more!

Princess Breakfast with Elsa, Mirabel & Moana at Imagine That!

Saturday June 18, 2022 at 9AM, buy your tickets for a special event showcasing all 3 princesses - Elsa, Mirabel & Moana. Performances, songs, meet & greet, photo-ops, and more! The admission fee includes choice of pancakes, bagel or pizza slice, as well as a juice box for kids. Located in Florham Park NJ, Imagine That!!! specializes in pre-school age and young school children fun.

Planetarium Shows at NJ State Museum

On June 18th-19th, select Planetarium Shows will be shown: To Space and Back, One World, One Sky, Touch the Stars, Dynamic Earth. Spend the day exploring the NJ State Museum. The newest 2022 exhibit called “Jaw Dropping World of Sharks” will surely excite children and adults of all ages.

New York Mets Baseball Games

For Father’s Day weekend June 17-19, 2022, take Dad out to the ball game. You can still buy tickets to see the NY Mets versus The Miami Marlins. Special giveaways each of these days, 6/17 Fanny Pack, 6/18 T-Shirt, 6/19 Cap. Buy Dad a cold drink and hotdog.

Enjoy Nature & the Outdoors at Verona Park

Take a walk around the beautiful lake at Verona Park in Essex County NJ. There are over 54 acres to explore - fitness trails, walking paths, seasonal paddle boating, seasonal fishing, snack bar, children’s playground & garden, tennis and more!

Father’s Day Woodland Hike at New Jersey State Botanical Garden

Sunday, June 19, 2022, 1PM-3PM. Dad can go on a child friendly hike with the kids and learn about nature, plants, & animals.

Comic Book Escape At Crayola Experience

All through June 2022, it’s Superhero Month at Crayola Experience at Easton PA. Dads can be superheroes too. Kids can use their imagination to create a superhero mask & cuffs, comic craft, and build a custom superhero icon. It’s a fun adventure for the whole family! Buy your tickets online.

Open Cockpit Day at The New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame Museum

On June 22, 2022 from 10:30AM-4PM, you’ll get to sit inside a MASH helicopter, Martin Airliner, Airport Fire Truck and more! Get up close to see vintage military aircrafts, cars, bombers, planes, helicopters and more! It’s a great opportunity for Dads and kids to spend quality time together and learn about aviation heritage. The Museum is located at 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro NJ.

Dig Dirt & Get Soaked Father’s Day at Diggerland USA

Get Dad and the kids aboard a digger machine at Diggerland USA (West Berlin NJ). Have an awesome time operating machinery, driving an off-road Kubota Rider, maneuvering crazy cranes, and riding a zipline. Head over to the newly constructed Water Main to enjoy water activities, slides, wave pool, and obstacle course.

Morey’s Piers Wildwood

Get wild! Spend the day or weekend with Dad in Wildwood at Morey's Surfside Amusement Pier, Mariner’s Amusement Pier and Adventure Amusement Pier for fun filled rides, games, and food. If you like the water parks, Ocean Oasis Water Park and Raging Waters Water Park will keep you entertain with water fun for hours.

Father’s Day Weekend at Six Flags Great Adventure

Saturday & Sunday June 18-19, 2022. Bring Dad to Six Flags in Jackson NJ for incredible thrill rides, fantastic adventures, entertaining shows, characters in costume, music, and plenty of fun.

Father's Day at the Pier

Sunday June 19. Treat Dad (or yourself!) to a mini-vacation.  As the most exciting beachfront destination at the Jersey Shore, Pier Village offers family friendly dining ,an array of specialty shops and boutiques, a rejuvenating spa and two hotels. The kids will surely be entertained at the Pier Village Arcade, Boardwalk Fun N’ Games. Fun for all ages and skill levels featuring state of the art virtual reality games, skee ball, crane games and an abundance of skill and chance games to win points for redemption. Take a ride by the sea in the unique and imaginative iconic Carousel.  

Visit NJ Kids for more things to do.