Looking for something to do with the kids?  Nothing is better than heading out for a fun family outing….nothing that is than a FREE family outing.  Luckily, here in NJ, we’ve got tons of places and things to do where you can leave your wallet at home.  Here are just some of NJ Kids top picks for Fabulous and Free – plus we’ve added a BONUS fabulous and free idea with every site!

Cape May Zoo – This zoo is home to both native and exotic animals.  BONUS:  Fresh air, exercise and a wildlife safari all in one!

Cohazink Zoo – NJ’s first zoo, it now houses over 200 birds and animals from around the world.  BONUS:  The natural landscaping (a river runs through the park) is perfect for an afternoon stroll.

Bronx Zoo  - Free admission for military members and a discount for family members AND Wednesday is suggested admission day – no set price, but they urge you to give.  This is one of the premier zoos in the world.   BONUS:  The zoo is dedicated to teaching about conservation – spend the day enjoying the animals and learning about endangered and extinct animals.

Bergen Country Zoo – Free admission for Military personnel.  The zoo showcases wildlife from North and South America so come take a look at some animals not often seen at zoos.  Admission is charged every day from May through October.  BONUS:  Amphitheater shows during July and August AND an amazing playground right across the parking lot.  Shows are free with zoo admission, and seating is first-come, first-served.

Johnson Park Zoo – If you are looking for a quick family outing, this is a small zoo in Johnson Park in Piscataway.  BONUS:  Lots to do in the park, including East Jersey Old Towne and 3 playgrounds.