FREE Activities, Attractions & Dining in Bergen County! | Bergen Moms Network


Westfield Family PlaySpace at GS PLAZA

Kids of all ages can explore foam sand mounds, crawl over them, and chase their friends. Older kids can enjoy climbing nets, a rope bridge, and other exciting features. There’s even a huge interactive fish tank with lifelike fish and bubbles that respond to movement.

ABC Climbing Structures at Paramus Park

Toddlers and preschoolers love the ABC-themed climbing structures at the enclosed play area on the mall’s second level.

Bergen Town Center

The indoor play area provides a safe and monitored environment for children to play. It’s a wonderful place filled with colorful slides, ball pits, and climbing structures.

Småland Supervised Play Space at Ikea

There is an active area with play equipment, a quiet area where children can rest, space to enjoy a G-Rated film, as well as a creative space for children to color, and do some crafts together.


Teaneck Creek Conservancy

Free Programs include nature walks, community science, paint in the park & more.

The Celery Farm

107-acre freshwater wetland in Allendale, New Jersey, and is open to the public during daylight hours every day of the year. The easy hiking path for kids boast over 248 species of birds have been recorded here, and more than 50 are known to breed here. The wetlands and deciduous woods provide habitat for many mammals, fish, reptiles and insects.

James A. McFaul Environmental Center

A space where Bergen County residents can learn about and experience the natural environment. The Bergen County Parks Department took what used to be a 81-acre pig farm and created a wildlife sanctuary with nature trails, gardens, and educational science exhibits.

 Thielke Arboretum of Glen Rock 

A wetland forest with perennial, shade, azalea and grass gardens, lawns, and an allee of Kousa dogwood trees. There is a spring fed pond with fountain and aerators that is stocked annually with fish. A section of the arboretum, across Diamond Brook is a bird sanctuary.

South Mountain Fairy Trail

Easy, short trail lined with whimsical “fairy houses” made entirely of natural materials. As you walk along, you’ll discover tiny handmade structures nestled in the forest, each with its own unique charm. These fairy houses have been lovingly created by volunteers and are meant to delight visitors of all ages. Everything is made out of biodegradable materials, and the trail is accessible for families with young children.

Ramapo Valley County Reservation

A fantastic place for families with kids, hike up trails or stay on flat ground strolling around the oak pond.



Free in-store kids’ workshop at Home Depot

9am, first Saturday of every month

B&N Saturday Storytime at Barnes & Noble

10:30am, We welcome you to Saturday morning fun featuring a different picture book each week!

Movers & Shakers Music Class at MP Public Library

10:30am, Thursday’s – best for babies, toddlers & preschoolers

Kids Bowl Free at Holiday Bowl in Oakland

April 20 – Sept 28th, daily. Ages 2-17

LEGO Builders at Westwood Public Library

Wednesdays 1:30-4, Kids in grades K-5 can drop in to play with the Library’s LEGOs and other building toys! They can even display their LEGO creation if they want to! No registration required, kids under 9 must have adult supervision.

Music by the Pond at Closter Nature Center

4pm, 3rd Sunday of the Month, no registration required.

Geology Museum at Rutgers

A free museum dedicated to educating the public through its exhibits, collections, public lectures, tours and other programs.

Bergen County Zoo

Free during off-season (November-March), reduced admission rates for residents during on-season

Museum at James A McFaul Environmental Center

Visit the Museum and see the animals indoors weekdays and weekends.


Music Together Early Childhood Music at The Ridgewood Conservatory, School for Performing Arts

Dance Class at Broadway Bound Dance Center

Swimming Lesson at Goldfish Swim School 

Jiu-Jitsu programs at Performance Jiu-Jitsu

Coding at Code Ninjas Midland Park 


Millers Ale House

Kids eat free on Tuesday – Get one free kids’ meal with purchase of $10 food item.


Wednesday: Get 2 free kid’s entrées when you buy 1 adult entrée for IKEA Family Members


Every Wednesday, children aged 12 and under can enjoy a free kids’ meal with the purchase of any adult meal.

Ruby Tuesday

Tuesday evenings after 5 pm. When you purchase a full-priced adult entrée, your child (aged 12 and under) can enjoy a complimentary meal.

Friday, kids eat free all day. With purchase of full-priced adult entree. Available for kids 12 and under.  Dine-in Only.

Chevy’s Fresh Mex

Make Wednesday nights, family night. Kids 12 and under can enjoy one kid’s meal for $1 every Wednesday, per adult entrée purchased. Available all day in the dining room.

Jalapenos Glen Rock

All day Sunday, one free kids’ meal with purchase of adult entree

Tuesday from 4pm-9pm, one free kids’ meal with purchase of adult entree

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