Weekend Activities for Kids

Your family planner for June 17-19.

Here is a look at some family-friendly events taking place in the Mercer County area this upcoming weekend:


, 9:30-10 a.m., , 2751 Brunswick Pike (Business Route 1) at Darrah Lane, Lawrence Township. Bring your child for this free Father’s Day craft. No registration is required to participate.

, 3 p.m., , 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton. Children and teens can drop in to play board and video games and ping pong for 90 minutes on Friday afternoons after school in the Activity Room.

, 6:30-7:30 p.m., It’s Magic, 109 Mercer St., Hightstown. Local magicians are welcome to share their craft for kids of all ages.


, 12-2 p.m., , 295  Eggerts Crossing Rd., Lawrence Township. Learn how to decorate a cupcake, and bring home a special treat for Father’s Day. Cost: $25 to decorate two cupcakes. Bring a child, and he/she can decorate a cupcake for $15.

, 4-9 p.m., , 330 Cold Soil Rd., Lawrence Township. Enjoy an evening of nature, music, wagon rides, outdoor fun and firefly hunting. Learn about fireflies through festival-provided materials, crafts activities and games. There will be a $5 charge for crafts activities. Schafer's Gymnastics will demonstrate the "Art of Flying" techniques and help children through a mini obstacle course. Firefly story time will be held in the barn. Musical entertainment by Miss Amy and her Big Kids Band. Food will be available for purchase.


, 12-2 p.m., Family Fun Hobbies 731 Highway 33, Hamilton Township. Spend a Sunday afternoon with Family Fun Hobbies to learn how to build and launch Model Rockets. This event is for kids and adults, boys and girls. Entry Fee: $20.00 per person for the building class. The launch is free.


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