Stores that Do Kids Events in and around Cherry Hill

Check out these stores that offer kids events in and around Cherry Hill, NJ

By H. Carlin January 14, 2024

With everything getting more expensive, parents are trying to find inexpensive and easy ways to entertain their kids. Enter In-store events! For these stores mentioned we are referencing stores that do events for FREE either every month or every weekend. 

This list only includes stores - not restaurants. 

Please be sure to check each stores website to make sure the event is still scheduled before leaving the house 


Barnes & Noble is not only the largest in-person book seller, they are also where you go for Story Time and coffee all in one place. So pack the kids into the car and head out to Barnes & Noble for their weekly story time! While you're there don't forget to grab yourself a coffee from the in-store Starbucks. 

They also occasionally do other events aside from Story Times. Like in October 2023 they had a LEGO Jack O'Lantern Event where kids could come, listen to a spooky story and then were given a Lego Jack O'Lantern to either build in-store or take home and build. 

Currently, Barnes & Noble is hosting Story Times at their Marlton location on Wednesday & Saturdays and on Wednesdays at their Deptford location. 

You can always check out events calendar for their Story Times as well. 

Pumpkin Legos from the Barnes & Noble event in October 2023


On the 1st Saturday of every Month Home Depot hosts their FREE in-store Kids craft events. Each months theme is different but they all involve building something. You can either do your crafts in the store or take them home to do. Each craft kit comes with a Home Depot Orange apron and a specialty pin specific to that craft. Most stores participate but these events are also listed on our events calendar OR you can check their website for the next one


On the 2nd Saturday of every month you can get some shopping done at your local JCPenny and have a fun craft to do! JCPenny calls this their Kids Zone (typically in the children's section). Each month there is a different theme so check their website for that months theme, pack the kiddos in the car and head to your local JCPenny. Kids receive a FREE Craft, ID badge, lanyard, collectors pin each month + Master Medallion after completing 6 crafts


Lakeshore Learning is a teacher's store. They sell items you would find in a classroom from door decorations to activities to the class room and even seating. They also host kids events! Their events can range from monthly to weekly but they always come with an education and fun factor. In terms of their scheduling, it is best to check their website to see what the next event is. They are on Saturdays. The closest Lakeshore Learning to us is in Cherry Hill at the Garden State Race Track. 

Lakeshore Learning in-store event from January 2024


Once a month on a Saturday you can reserve a DIY Craft from Lowe's. Much like their competitor, the craft kits usually consist of something you will build with your child. They typically involve wood but sometimes materials will vary. Lowes functions differently though in that you are required to reserve your kit and they offer different time slots for reservations. You usually will receive the kit and a red apron while there. At 1PM, any crafts not claimed are then given to any walk-in's that were unable to reserve online. Please check their website for the next event and how to register.

Check out what they have planned for the 2024 Year!


Surprise Surprise that a craft store would offer crafting events right!? Michaels hosts their craft events every weekend, typically on Sundays. Each craft varies from kid-friendly to adult but typically every store participates. Check out their next in-store event here.


I am not sure if this is a monthly thing but I know in the past, Pottery Barn was known for hosting lots of kids events. Their events are very kid friendly so definitely be sure to add them to your next "free weekend list." Click here to see what events are happening at the local Pottery Barn Kids. 

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