For many area kids, Labor Day is the last hoorah before they go back to school. We found some freebies around South Jersey that can make their final day of freedom a lot more fun.

Before they've got to rely on brown bag lunches or the dreaded school cafeteria, why not take the kids to Applebee's? The restaurant's Audubon, Cherry Hill, Deptford, Hammonton, Mays Landing, Mount Laurel, Pennsville, Sicklerville, Somerdale, Somers Point, Swedesboro, Turnersville, Vineland, Voorhees, Westampton and Williamstown locations are all participating in Kids Eat Free Day on Monday, September 3rd!

Customers are entitled to two free kids’ meals with the purchase of each adult entrée. Kids 12 and under can pick from any meal on the kids' menu, along with a side, and juice or milk.

And if you're looking for free or discounted activities before or after you dine at Applebee's, Adventure Aquarium in Camden will admit kids free through Labor Day, and the Philadelphia Zoo will offer $10 children's admission through Monday. And, of course, Cape May Zoo is always free!

Now that's eatin' good in the neighborhood.

SOURCES: Courier Post; Newsday; Adventure Aquarium; Philadelphia Zoo

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