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The Best Kids Activities in NJ

Help your kids learn a new skill or simply get their creative juices flowing by bringing them to these awesome kid-friendly activities in New Jersey!


Northern NJ
L-3 Academy 
One Greenwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
973-783-8333

L-3 Academy best NJ kids activities Minecraft, Build an App, Coding, Robotics, LEGO®-mania, Science, Math & Engineering!
A seriously fun learning center in Montclair, NJ, L3 Academy offers hands-on, entertaining science, technology, engineering, and math programs for students ages 4 to 14.

Classes include Minecraft LEGO® Robotics, Jedi Engineering, L3 Robotics Clubs (including competitive robotics), Building an App, Intro to software programming, hands on science, and much more.

Join L3 Academy this summer for camp – weekly themed camp activities from Grossology to Robotics and Chess.

For more information about their classes, camps or birthday parties, visit their website, contact at 973-783-8333, email or just stop by at One Greenwood Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

Best place for kids to learn and grow!

Northern NJ
The Little Gym of Montclair 
1 Greenwood Avenue, Suite 3, Montclair, NJ 07042
973-744-1002

The Little Gym Montclair fun nj kids activities Specifically designed for children from 1 - 12 years old
A customized day full of imaginative adventures for them. A stress-free party for you.

At a The Little Gym Awesome Birthday Bash, your child and their friends will have the whole place to themselves for games, music and fun activities created especially for them. Ask us about incorporating your child’s theme into their party!

Plus, The Little Gym team will handle everything from set-up to clean-up. It’s no surprise that many parents tell us an Awesome Birthday Bash is a big wish come true for them too.

Awarded Best Gym Party by Parents Magazine, 2014. Also exclusive partner with Nickelodeon to bring you “Dora The Explorer” and “Go Diego Go” parties.

Call or click here to schedule your child’s next birthday at The Little Gym.

State of the art Gymnastics equipment

Northern NJ
The Little Gym of Caldwell 
353 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ 07006
973-228-1787

The Little Gym Caldwell best activities for kids nj Specifically designed for children from 1 - 12 years old
A customized day full of imaginative adventures for them. A stress-free party for you.

At a The Little Gym Awesome Birthday Bash, your child and their friends will have the whole place to themselves for games, music and fun activities created especially for them. Ask us about incorporating your child’s theme into their party!

Plus, The Little Gym team will handle everything from set-up to clean-up. It’s no surprise that many parents tell us an Awesome Birthday Bash is a big wish come true for them too.

Awarded Best Gym Party by Parents Magazine, 2014. Also exclusive partner with Nickelodeon to bring you “Dora The Explorer” and “Go Diego Go” parties.

Call or click here to schedule your child’s next birthday at The Little Gym.

State of the art Gymnastics equipment

Central NJ
Around the Corner Art Center Around the Corner Art Center Awesome Kids Activities in NJ
290 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold, NJ 07728
732-308-4666

Around the Corner Art Center Best Kids Activities in Central NJ
A great art center for the whole family!
With locations in both Morganville and Freehold, New Jersey, Around the Corner Art Center is a great place to bring the kids for a fun-filled and artistic afternoon any day of the week. They offer various classes such as painting, drawing, designing, sewing and even multi-media art classes. Workshops are also offered to encourage parent/child bonding. Both parent and child in the Central NJ area will have a blast as they take part in all of the activities this studio has to offer.

All of the staff members at Around the Corner Art Center are highly trained and encourage children to have fun and use their imagination. Since art has no real limitations, the possibilities are endless! All of the classes and activities are categorized by age and children of all ages are welcome to take part in the fun. You will find everything from painting and drawing to multi-media and photography classes at this studio!

For more information, see their full page listing!

They also offer art camps and private parties!

Central NJ
New Jersey Circus Center
165 Amboy Road, Suite 701, Morganville, NJ 07751
908-309-8473

New Jersey Circus Center best central nj activities for kids Fun, fitness activities for kids!
The New Jersey Circus Center, Monmouth County's newest kids attraction, offers circus classes and workshops for all ages. These classes are great for learning circus arts, as well as a unique way to get kids excited about fitness! The New Jersey Circus Center offers five classes for kids of various ages. The Big Top Buddies program is for children 3 - 5 years old, First of May is designed for children 6 - 8 years old and the Youth Circus Program is appropriate for 9 - 12 year olds. Each of these three classes teaches students motor skills, hand-eye coordination and social skills using the trapeze, tightwire, juggling and tumbling.

The more advanced classes are designed for children 13 - 17 and focus as an introduction to the world of aerial arts. Students are challenged to try a variety of apparatus including corde, fabric, trapeze, lyra, and hammock in order to teach tricks, connect with the equipment, move in the air and build strength. They also offer birthday party packages!

Ask about their adult workshops!

All of NJ
Gymboree Play & Music
Locations throughout NJ

Gymboree Play & Music best nj kids activities Global leader in early childhood development
For over 30 years, Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0 – 5 years old. Their age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play. Various classes offered at Gymboree include Music, Art, Sports, Play and Learn, Family Classes and Enrichment Programs. The most popular program is the Play & Learn classes conducted on their signature equipment designed by experts to achieve specific and targeted development goals at each age.

Play & Learn 1 class for newborns to 6 month olds explore the senses and support visual and auditory development with tummy time, flashlight play, first songs and more. Level 2 class for 6-10 month olds learn about cause and effect and build strength through play. Level 1 & 2 include parent discussion time to learn about your child's development. Level 3 for 10-16 month olds explores communication with your child. Play environments encourage discovery, balance and coordination. Level 4 for 16-22 month olds figure out how the world works and become a problem solver through games that uncover patterns and sequences. Level 5 for 22-28 month olds stretch the imagination through creative play to support symbolic thinking, language development and social interaction. Level 6 for 28-36 month olds play both independently and with peers while learning to connect ideas through cooperation and communication.

Sign up for a free class!

Southwest NJ
Diggerland USA
100 Pine Edge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091
856-768-1110

Diggerland USA fun kids activities in Southern NJ A truly unique experience!
Diggerland is the USA's only construction-themed adventure park where children and their families can drive, ride and operate real construction equipment in a safe, family-friendly environment. Diggerland USA is situated on over 14 acres of land in Camden County, NJ. At Diggerland, children have the opportunity to drive a real backhoe, dig with an excavator, climb the USA's tallest ropes course, and more!

Enjoy more than 23 attractions, such as the Sky Shuttle, Operation Battle Truck, the Mini Diggers, the Skid-Steers, and ARGO Off Road. Younger children can enjoy the Kid Zone play area, the Diggerland Arcade, and ride the Barrel Train, making Diggerland ideal for the whole family! The most thrilling part of Diggerland USA is the daily stunt shows, featuring a rock-solid construction crew who is equipped to amaze you with heavy machinery acrobatics. Diggerland USA also has birthday party and group package options to provide the best events.

Buckets of fun for everyone

Northern NJ
Painted Grape Painted Grape sussex county nj kids activities
3640 NJ-94, Hamburg, NJ 07419
973-823-1464

Painted Grape best northern nj kids activities Painting & craft classes for kids
Painted Grape opened in the spring of 2014 as the first craft and paint studio in Sussex County, NJ. The studio is located in the picturesque mountains and is just minutes away from residential towns, spas and golf resorts. The serene views, paired with the quiet atmosphere give way to a more creative environment than many of the art studios located in more crowded, urban areas.

Painted Grape offers a variety of classes, birthday parties and open studio time. Grape Kids is their open studio painting and craft sessions, there are no reservations required, just walk in during allotted times. Most kids activities take 30 to 60 minutes, so it is the perfect way to spend an afternoon in Sussex County. Grape Kids is designed for children 3 to 17 years old. Painted Grape provides all the materials, you only pay for what you create. Plus they clean up all the mess! Grape Kids offers several activities including canvas painting (mini, 11" x 14" or 16" x 20"), color your own puzzle, mosaic stickers, FunFusion Beads and several more. Visit the calendar for times and dates. For more information visit their full page listing.

Private classes, parties and walk ins available

Southern NJ
Painting with a Twist Painting with a Twist fun kids activities in Southern NJ
115 Kings Hwy E., Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856-375-2104

Painting with a Twist creative southern NJ kids activities No artistic experience necessary
Painting with a Twist of Haddonfield NJ offers a wide variety of creative kids activities. Open painting classes are available daily for children of all ages. Families can also book the studio for private painting sessions and lessons. No artistic experience is necessary, all classes are led by a patient and professional artist who guides the students step-by-step to create their masterpiece. Several children-friendly paintings include Teacher's Apple, Odd Bird, Sunflower and many more added weekly. Visit the website for the public class schedule as it changes daily. Kids classes available 7 days a week.

Book the studio for a private birthday party, scout troop meeting, sports team building and more. Choose from their gallery of over 4,500 paintings to match the party theme. Parties are available any day of the week, except Friday and Saturday nights, morning, noon or evening. Call the studio for more information and availability.

Private family classes available

Central NJ
Artisan Studio
9 North Main Street, Marlboro, NJ 07746
732-294-0234

Artisan Studio New Jersey best kids activities Lots of classes to choose from
The goal of Artisan Studio is to inspire its students to look into themselves to find their own creativity. Take a fun 90-minute class at Artisan Studio in fashion and design, drawing, painting, origami and more! Supplies are always included in class fees. Classes are offered for all age groups. Sign your kids up for summer art camp for a creative and educational way for them to spend summer. Plenty of class time options are available to work with your schedule so sign up today!

Spend summer at Artisan Studio!

Northern NJ
Glassworks Studio
151 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
973-656-0800

Glassworks Studio best kids activities in NJ Paint with glass!
Glassworks Studio is a unique art studio in Morristown, NJ. Kids can learn how to paint with glass at workshops or summer arts camp at Glassworks Studio by making beautiful fused glass projects. Everyone can learn how to be a talented glass artist with the guidance and expertise of the certified art educators. All pieces are fired and ready to be picked up within one week. Take a class at Glassworks Studio today for a fun and interesting art experience!

Beautiful glass fusing projects

Southern NJ
Jubili Beads and Yarns
713 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
856-858-7844

Jubili Beads and Yarns New Jersey kids activities Fun bead craft studio
Make your own beautiful handmade jewelry, glass beads and wire wrapped pendants at Jubili Beads and Yarns. Class levels vary from beginner to advanced, and kids-only classes are also available. Schedule yourself for a group lesson or a private lesson with a skilled instructor at a time that is more convenient for you. You can even buy all the supplies you will need on premises. Get a 10% discount at the store on any after-class purchases and let the fun continue in the comfort of your own home!

Make your own jewelry!

Central NJ
Classic Thyme Cooking School
710 South Ave. West, Westfield, NJ 07090
908-232-5445

Classic Thyme Cooking School best kids activities in NJ Cooking classes for kids!
Your kids will love some hands-on cooking classes under the supervised instruction of professional chefs at Classic Thyme Cooking School. The cooking camp will engage children in different cooking activities while presenting them with challenging and fun projects. Kids will learn to prepare a wide variety of foods such as snacks, breakfast and lunch items, desserts, drinks and more. You can also choose from age-specific cake decorating classes or baking workshops. Register your children for one of the most unique and useful kids activities in NJ today!

Learn delicious and easy recipes

Northern NJ
Brushes and Bisque
46 Broadway, Denville, NJ 07834
973-627-6292

Brushes and Bisque best kids activities in New Jersey Pottery ideal for kids ages 6-12
Paint your own pottery at Brushes and Bisque in Denville, NJ. Choose from a wide variety of kids classes for your children to learn how to paint and create clay masterpieces. Morning and afternoon class sessions are available Tuesdays through Thursdays, and all classes include a snack. Enjoy flat studio fees which include painting time, tools, glaze, paint and firing! Making pottery is a fun and creative way for kids to spend their summers! Brushes and Bisque also offers off-site and party packages.

Fees are all-inclusive

Northern NJ
Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
973-746-5555

Montclair Art Museum NJ best kids activities Art classes led by experienced artists
Montclair Art Museum offers many options for parents and children to participate in art education. Choose from programs specially tailored for families. All classes and programs are led by experienced art professionals that will help develop your children’s creative abilities. Parents with young children will enjoy the Park Bench program. The Yard School of Art also offers programs throughout the year for children of all ages. Classes are offered through an eight-week summer program or in blocks throughout four semesters during the rest of the year.

Programs for kids of all ages

Northern NJ
Let’s Create Art Studio
106 Broadway, Denville, NJ 07834
973-299-0633

Let’s Create Art Studio best kids activities NJ Classes for children 5 and up
Let the creative juices flow at Lets Create Art Studio in Denville, New Jersey! There are a wide variety of classes, camps and workshops available for children ages 5 and up. Learn drawing basics, cartooning, painting, fashion sketching, mixed media art and more advanced techniques. Classes for adults are also available. Taking an art class is the perfect way to learn a new skill while having fun. The Lets Create Art Studio is the perfect activity for kids of all ages.

Drawing basics, cartooning and more

Northern NJ
PEP Club
22 Church St., Bernardsville, NJ 07924
908-451-9280

PEP Club New Jersey best kids activities Mom and tot classes
Moms and tots can have a blast together at PEP Club! Enjoy singing, tumbling, story-time, dress up, crafts and snacks at these popular classes. PEP Club also offers summer camp sessions for children and Kids Cuisine classes! At Kids Cuisine, children will learn how to cook quick, easy and delicious meals and snacks. There are two convenient PEP Club locations- one in Bernardsville and one in Warren!

Kids Cuisine classes too!

Central NJ
The Clay Pot
290 Main Street, Suite 1, Spotswood, NJ 08884
732-251-5112

The Clay Pot NJ best kids activities Take a pottery class with your kids
The Clay Pot offers pottery lessons for people of all ages and skill levels. Prices are all-inclusive for all pottery-making materials and studio time, so you won’t have to worry about sitting or firing fees here. Handbuilding pottery classes at The Clay Pot are perfect for children and adults alike, so you can even register for classes together! Learn how to roll slabs and coils, score and attach parts together and glaze your finished pieces! Enjoy creative quality time with the kids at this fun NJ art studio.

Handbuilding classes teach fun clay skills

Central NJ
Fire Me Up! Studio
117 North Union Ave., Cranford, NJ 07016
908-272-2600

Fire Me Up! Studio NJ best kids activities Build your own clay masterpieces or paint pottery
Let your creative spirit and make your own beautiful clay pottery at Fire Me Up! Studio! There are no studio fees for this contemporary art establishment- the knowledgeable staff is available and willing to help with special techniques or answer any questions. One simple price includes materials, studio time and firing. Walk-ins are welcome to take part in pre-set clay projects of the day. You can also come to paint beautiful pre-made pieces- glazing and firing is included in the price! Getting creative at Fire Me Up! Studio is a great way to spend time with the kids!

One all-inclusive price!

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