Teens are a notoriously difficult group to entertain, but there are plenty of attractions in the area that they'll love. Take your teens to these attractions in New Jersey that are perfect for older kids. They certainly won't be bored and may even beg you to take them back!
A safe and fun attraction for teens in New Jersey!
Power Play Gaming, located in Denville, NJ, offers awesome Video Game parties at their location. Parties are available 7 days a week. Mondays & Tuesdays are reserved for private parties. Party time is tailored to your needs, with or without food. Wednesday through Sunday we offer 2 hour parties that include everything but the cake! You can also stop by and play for an hour or two!
Power Play Gaming has Xbox 360, Wii & PS3 gaming stations featuring state-of-the-art monitors and sound systems. Whether you just want to play with friends for an hour, participate in high-stakes tournaments or have a birthday party you'd like to host, they have you covered.
Power Play Gaming regularly host tournaments for Call of Duty, Smash Bros Brawl and Halo Reach with prizes for the winner. Check their Calendar page to see party availability or when the next tournament will begin.
Power Play Gaming offers Girls Karaoke Parties and amazing Private Overnight Gaming Parties from 11PM to 7AM for boys or girls! Power Play Gaming also offers Laser Tag at Your Home! They travel from Morris, Monmouth & Somerset Counties to wherever you are!! Parties are set up any day & any time during daylight hours.
Teens can spend hours at this state-of-the-art gaming center!
A NJ attraction your teen won't want to leave! Sahara Sam's Oasis is located in West Berlin, New Jersey. It is a family owned and family focused indoor and outdoor water park, arcade, and all around entertainment destination. Their innovative design provides year-round water park attractions inside and out. Out of the nearly 70,000 square feet of indoor fun, 80% is contained under a retractable roof system providing a weather proof experience. Most recently the water park opened a 2-acre outdoor expansion replicating the thrills of ocean side entertainment – The Beach Club in addition to a new dining court facility and private birthday party rooms. Attractions aside, Sahara Sam’s is recognized for exceptional service in a clean, safe, and fun atmosphere. Additionally, Sahara Sam’s is the principal financial backer for SAMBULANCE Safety Squad a 501(c)3 nonprofit education program. It’s Always 84 and Sunny at Sahara Sam’s!
Indoor water park open year round!
Northern Shore Region NJ
Hot Sand 500 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 732-927-5475
Learn glass making techniques Hot Sand is the Jersey Shore’s first public-access hot glass studio. It is dedicated to promoting art glass through education, demonstration and fun activities for people of all ages. Teens learn how to work with molten glass to craft beautiful pieces of art. Learn glass blowing, casting, fusing and slumping techniques. Walk-in glassblowing is available 5 days a week for children 9 years and older. Children under 9 can participate in activities such as Quickcast or SunTile. Take a fun hands-on workshop in a safe environment and learn a unique skill today!
Over 120 Guns for Rent. We take care of everything.
No Permits Necessary! Want to shoot? Just stop by! We have all the supplies you need plus over 120 rental guns for you to choose from! No permits are necessary. With our incomparable environment, staff and facility you and your friends will have the time of your life! Gun For Hire's Woodland Park Range is 15 minutes from anywhere in Northern New Jersey and only 12 miles from New York City. We are a full time 6 Star Range with a full time staff to exceed all your needs. We specialize in private parties, team building and corporate events. We have a lounge area, free Wi-Fi and plenty of paved parking. Come to Gun For Hire's Range in Woodland Park and experience first hand why we are The Only 6 Star Family Destination Gun Range in the World!
"Staff was friendly and accommodating! The two ranges were awesome. Fantastic acoustics and ventilation. Computerized target systems and two separate ranges for 25 & 50 yards." - Henry J.K. YELP Review.
- Earned 6 stars and set new standards
- Voted Best of the Best NJ Monthly Magazine
- Over 120 guns for rent
- Free Wi-Fi
- General and VIP lounge
- Incomparable family environment
- Over 90 exclusive courses from beginner to expert
- 13 indoor 25-yard ports
- 6 indoor 50-yard ports
- State-of-the-art air filtration system
- Children 8 years old and up can shoot!
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A great art center for teens in NJ Offering wonderful art classes geared specifically to the interests of teens, Around the Corner Art Center has become a popular hangout place. Teens in the Freehold and Morganville, NJ areas are welcome to take art classes such as drawing, painting, designing and sewing, photography and so much more!
Since teens are more focused than children and know what their interests are, the staff members at Around the Corner Art Center encourage teenage students to fine-tune their skills while simultaneously having fun. Teenagers who love art will have a blast taking part in all of the classes and events Around the Corner Art Center has to offer.
Creative activity for teens Glassworks Studio, the country's first walk-in glass fusing studio, offers a wide variety of glass projects for all ages. The studio is exclusively a glass fusing studio, no paint involved! Walk-ins are welcome any time during their open studio hours, reservations for 5 or more are recommended.
Glass fusing projects start by selecting the size and shape of the project you would like to make. Options include dishes, serving platters, picture frames, coasters, jewelry boxes and more. Once you have selected a shape, a staff member will provide you with a clear, blank, flat sheet of glass to begin. Your whole design will be built on top of this base. All projects are guided by a professional staff member, but the design is completely up to you. Children 10 years and older have the option of cutting pieces of glass themselves to make their design. For children 5 years or younger, pre-cut kits are available.
Weekly iPlay After Dark events No matter the weather, iPlay America is New Jersey’s best place to GET INSIDE THE FUN! Jam out to concerts by national stars, rising stars and social media stars, and iPlay After Dark every Friday from 7pm to midnight! iPlay After Dark features a live DJ spinning today’s top music, a light show, giveaways and prizes to their expansive indoor Boardwalk Arcade! iPlay America is the perfect place for teens to have a great time! Many concerts and events are FREE and most offer VIP meet and greet ticket purchase options, giving teens the chance to meet their idols. iPlay America offers typical boardwalk fare in addition to a full-service restaurant with a menu filled with popular American meals, snacks and appetizers. Mixx Frozen Yogurt is another popular stop inside the sprawling entertainment center, and it’s right next door to Broadway Sweets, one of Jersey’s LARGEST candy stores with a mix of current and retro candies. Plus, it’s ALWAYS free to enter!
Soap, Candle & Lotion Making Classes! Chamomile Cottage Bath, Spa and Body Care is a Southern New Jersey based company that prides themselves on distributing 100% pure and natural body products, soaps and candles. They offer a handful of classes where teen students can learn how to make various kinds of soaps, candles, body scrubs, lotions, perfumes, spa products and more! All of their classes are small, educational, hands-on and sure to increase your interest in the art of making your own products! Their classes are appropriate for teens and adults of all ages and are great for a fun night out with your girlfriends or family! At the end of each class you are able to bring samples of your hand-made products home to enjoy! Visit the website to see a list of upcoming class dates and times, all classes must be registered in advance online.
DIY workshops for teens!
Bane Escape 630 West Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 973-533-0951
Interactive Attraction for Teens From the masterminds behind Bane Haunted House, the state’s Premier Haunted Attraction, comes Bane Escape, New Jersey's Largest and Most Interactive escape room! Step into an old back alley where you will embark in several underground missions with plenty of secret passageways, trap doors and elaborate puzzles! From incredible set designs to elaborate puzzles, Bane Escape is an all-around fun time with family and friends! Do you have what it takes to survive Bane Escape!
The normally peaceful township of Livingston has been anything but since the disappearance of at least 22 people over the past year and a half. The police, lacking any leads, refuse to call this the work of a serial killer. However, you and your group know that it is obviously the handiwork of a notorious psychopath whom is desirous of upping his bloody games. All of you have been captured by the madman known as the collector and now you need to escape. But hurry, he will be back in 60 minutes to start collecting from you!
You are a passenger aboard the U.S.S. Silver Siren, a long-time military submarine converted into a fully-automated luxury vessel and museum.
You're visiting the museum aboard this vessel and enjoying your tour - when suddenly, the submarine has system wide malfunctions! You and the other guests are trapped in the museum! The automated systems inform you that your group must correct all of the issues manually. But work quickly! The ship is sinking swiftly and veering dangerously off course. You have only 60 minutes before the ship is crushed at the bottom of the sea!
Bane Escape Room is open Wednesday - Sunday from 12pm – 10pm, rooms can hold up to 10 players. All tickets must be purchased online, no on site tickets are available.
Rooms Accommodate Groups of 10 or less
Action Park 200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462 973-827-2000
Thrilling water rides Located among picturesque mountains, the water rides at Action Park look as if they are formed by the natural springs. Sometimes water parks can get a bit boring with the same attractions over and over again, but the adrenaline-pumping attractions at this thrilling water park are sure to keep teens coming back year after year.
You can't ever outgrow the fun at Action Park with attractions like Cannonball Falls and a pitch-black body slide that shoots you out like a cannonball before a 10-foot drop into the splash pool. Many water rides at Action Park are action-packed and not for the faint of heart. Teens are sure to have a great time!
Museum of weird stuff This Atlantic City museum is a great destination for teens that are still a bit too young to take part in other Atlantic City fun. Young adults will have a great time walking through all the odd, intriguing and even some of the gross exhibits! See a shrunken human head, play in the Lazer Maze Challenge, get lost staring at cool optical illusions and engage in cool interactive displays of weird and unusual. Ripley's Believe it or Not is the perfect museum for teens in NJ.
Largest go kart facility in NJ Teens will love the adrenaline rush as they race fast and fun go karts at Speed Raceway. Speed Raceway’s eco-friendly race karts have more torque than traditional go karts, so this attraction is perfect for older kids. This is the largest go kart facility in NJ! The “arrive & drive” format makes it easy for anyone to compete in an adrenaline-pumping go kart race. Simply sign up using a computerized registration system and get added to races on a first-come, first-served basis. At the end, racers will receive a results sheet full of interesting statistics.
Best boardwalk for teens in NJ The boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ is one of the best in New Jersey. There are three piers of exciting attractions and rides that are sure to please teens. Unlike many other boardwalks, the rides at the Wildwood Boardwalk are perfect for teens and adults- blast off on adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, bungee jump rides and more. Traditional rides and attractions can also be found for those who want a less intense boardwalk experience. There are over 38 blocks of pure fun and entertainment and something for everyone. This is the best boardwalk in NJ for teens!
Fun athletic facility Have fun at this full-featured family entertainment center. There is a 9,000 foot interactive laser tag arena, an arcade with over 25 sports and adventure themed games and programs for basketball, baseball, football, lacrosse, tennis and soccer. High school athletes can register for Sports Performance Training to gain an edge over the competition. Branchburg Sports is an ideal athletic environment for teens.
Glow in the dark mini golf! Play mini golf with a unique and exciting spin at Monster Mini Golf. This mini golf arena is glow-in-the-dark and features frightening monstrous obstacles. Admission also includes use of the arcade. Work your way through the monsters guarding the course at this fun New Jersey teen attraction. Teens will love the unusual course that adds a cool element to traditional mini golfing! Your teen will no longer grunt and groan when you suggest a family mini golf outing!
Great athletic activity for teens! The New Jersey Rock Gym is one of the best teen attractions in NJ and the state’s greatest rock climbing facility. This state of the art athletic center has over 12,000 square feet of climbing terrain and 4.000 square feet of dedicated bouldering. Teens who love a challenge will love climbing here. There is a climber’s lounge with free Wi-Fi and a private refreshment room to relax between climbs. This awesome rock climbing gym is perfect for both beginners and advanced climbers!
Record-breaking roller coasters Six Flags Great Adventure is one of the most popular attractions in New Jersey, and it is a top favorite among teenagers in particular. Kids of all ages love this huge theme park, but teenagers will especially love the thrills of award-winning roller coasters and rides. Kingda Ka, Nitro and Medusa are just a few of the record-breaking roller coasters throughout the park. There are even free concerts throughout the summer featuring the hottest celebrity artists! Enjoy a day of screams and fun at Six Flags Great Adventure with your teens!