Swedesboro-Woolwich Parks & Recreation Upcoming Events

WOOLWICH TWP. — A special day for all small children is currently being finalized. Please plan to attend Locke Ave Park Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event has been developed especially for families with young children. Our rides and activities are geared to children under 12 years old. Most importantly, the day will begin earlier at 11 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

There will not be fireworks this year but there will be kiddie rides and bounce houses, performers, food vendors and non-food vendors.

Tickets for the rides will be sold only at the event. No advanced sales or wristbands. Please bring cash or use QR code to purchase online at the event.

Our main attraction will be Grandpop Bubbles from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set your alarm for 10:45 a.m. to be first in line to see Grandpop Bubbles. Grandpop Bubbles will bring his bubble wands, poles, basins, buckets, and more than 120 gallons of special bubble juice for as many kids as possible to enjoy bubbling with him.

The best part of this is that children of ALL ages will share four foot bubble wands, “Superwands”, and his three foot bubble “Tristrings” (two sticks and loop) to make bubbles. He guarantees that you will make the BIGGEST bubbles of your life, whatever your age.

Grandpop will make bubbles that can be 10 foot, 20 foot, 30 foot, 50 foot and even longer. For photos of his bubbles, please go to Grandpop Bubbles on Facebook.

Mister Malcolm is also scheduled to perform on our stage at 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Mr. Malcolm is an interactive storyteller who brings famous fairytales to life by involving his audience in the presentation and produces shows for children at the Broadway Theater of Pitman.

Next, sign up today to take a charming cruise on The River Lady, a 150 passenger 85 foot authentic reproduction of a paddle wheel riverboat on Tuesday, June 20. The bus leaves Locke Ave Park at 9 a.m. and the estimated return time is 5:30 p.m.

The River Lady captures the ambiance of a 19th century Mississippi Paddleboat. The River Lady cruises the Toms River and Barnegat Bay of New Jersey. During the cruise, the captain will present a full historical narration.

We will eat lunch on the indoor main deck. After lunch, passengers can visit the upper outdoor deck. Each guest must choose one main entree in advance. Luncheon entrees are listed on Ticketleap.

On the way home, we will stop in Historic Smithville Village. We will be there at least one hour. The cost is $92 per person. To sign up, go to https://swedesborowoolwichpr.ticketleap.com/river-lady-lunch-cruise or contact Jackie Williams at jwilliams011@comcast.net. Spaces are filling up so sign up today!

Lastly, the Swedesboro-Woolwich Parks and Recreation Committee is looking for some new members. If you would like direct input on the types of activities we provide, please consider joining the committee. To learn more, please contact Shannon Kilpatrick, SW Parks & Rec Coordinator, at skilpatrick@woolwichtwp.org

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