Ziplining in NJ year-round! Zoom Ziplines at Mountain Creek is located in beautiful Vernon, NJ, only 47 miles away from Manhattan, which makes it the closest zipline to NYC. It is also the only guided zipline tour in New Jersey. Their diverse and energetic team brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the operation; safety and guest satisfaction are their top priorities! Zoom Ziplines prides themselves on the ability to give guests of all ages a safe and enjoyable zipline experience any time of the year. Ziplining is a fun-filled activity suitable for kids and adventure seekers alike.
Take a guided ziplining tour in NJ any time of the year! Zoom Ziplines provides an unrivalled panoramic view of the tri-state area. Experience the ultimate thrill as you travel along a series of ziplines (ranging from 200ft to 1,500ft in length) suspended 1,040 feet on top of Mountain Creek. The two-hour guided tour takes you along 4 ziplines and 1 suspension bridge and also includes a unimog ride.
A totally different fun day trip idea to do with the kids in NJ!
Kids love Pirate Cruises! Follow us to the Treasure!!! Come sail with Jersey Shore Pirates for an interactive treasure hunt where your child becomes part of the action! The Sea Gypsy and its experienced crew sets sail daily on the Metedeconk River for a Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure. This true Pirate Adventure begins with face painting and dress-up as we transform your mini mates into our mighty Pirate Crew.
The most unique attraction in all of NJ Once onboard you’ll fire our famous water cannons, battle the enemy pirate, taste some Pirate’s grog, discover sunken treasure and much more! Jersey Shore Pirates is conveniently located just minutes from Point Pleasant Beach and Boardwalk. This adventure is a “must do” for locals and visitors alike.
Face painting and dress up will begin 30 minutes prior to sailing times. Don't miss the chance to transform your little ones into swashbuckling pirates!
Best way to spend a day on the Jersey Shore Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in beautiful Point Pleasant Beach, NJ features white sandy beaches, games, rides, delicious food, even an Aquarium teaming with Sharks, Penguins, Seals, Monkeys and lots more interesting creatures. It’s everything you expect from a world famous Jersey Shore Boardwalk and more! Whether you are visiting for the day or making it your getaway, every member of your family will find excitement. Featuring free weekly events and year round festivals, it’s never an ordinary day at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk!
Jenkinson's Aquarium Jenkinson’s Aquarium is located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The whole family will love our exotic exhibits such as Atlantic sharks, Pacific sharks, coral reefs, penguins, seals and more. The penguins’ new home that allows an eye to eye look so incredible you’ll feel like one of the waddle! Take the kids to the touch tank for a hands on experience with live animals ranging from a sea star to a sting ray. The aquarium is open all year for your convenience, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. If you would like information on the aquarium, educational workshops, our Outreach Program, birthday parties or rentals, please call (732) 899-1212.
A fun day trip out on the water - Take a Cruise with the kids in NJ!
Seastreak vessels are also available for private charter, whether it is a holiday party, corporate meeting or any special occasion! Please call 1-800-BOATRIDE (800-262-8743) or visit seastreak.com for more information.
Highly Recommended by FunNewJersey.com!
The Best Indoor Theme Park in NJ!
iPlay America 110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 0772 Central NJ 732-577-8200
A fun day trip with kids in Central NJ! It’s ALWAYS FREE to enter! Create great memories at iPlay America with a spectacular array of more than 200 video and skills games, Cosmic Battle: The Extreme Laser Experience — our two-level laser tag arena, 4-D Movie Theater, indoor boardwalk, concerts, and other events. Guests select from Go Karts on the iPA Speedway, Bumper Cars, the Kite Flyer, Skyscraper, Boardwalk Mini Bowling, and a variety of other rides and attractions for younger children. IPlay America won New Jersey Monthly’s 2014 Best of New Jersey Kids Destination, Central, a 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and the Asbury Park Press Best of Monmouth County honors for Best Indoor Theme Park and Best Candy Store. iPlay America also offers a variety of delicious food options, from a full service restaurant, a grab-and-go bistro, boardwalk treats, a candy store and a self-service yogurt shop. iPlay America is the perfect place for people of all ages and guarantees an unforgettable day for you and your family! iPlay America is centrally located off the intersections of Route 33 and Route 9 in Freehold, New Jersey. For more information, please visit our website iPlayAmerica.com. Highly Recommended by FunNewJersey.com!
A uniqe outdoor day trip for the whole family in NJ!
Old Fashioned Fun at Old Fashioned Prices Located in scenic Warren County, NJ under 1 ½ hours from NYC and Philly. The Fair offers a reasonably affordable day out with the family. Their idea of inflation is the hot air balloon inflation each evening. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for children ages 5-12; ages 4 and under are free.
More Than Just balloons! Over its 75-year history the Fair has remained an agricultural fair. Today attractions also include the balloon festival, traditional arts expo and Kids’ Corral. Main Arena attractions also include hay bale rolling contest, lawnmower races, two demolition derbies, ATV and Truck Mud Bog, along with Truck and Tractor Pulls. Opening day will kick off on Saturday, July 25 and the Fair will run through Saturday, August 1, 2015.
Horse Sleigh Farm 438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882 - Northern New Jersey 908-835-1200
Dozens of activities on this NJ Farm!
Join us for our Fall Harvest Events at New Jersey's go-to farm for the fall! We've got a huge corn maze (coupon available on website), pumpkin picking, hayrides, pony rides, animal petting, bounce house, corn box, hay mountain, corn cannon, pumpkin painting, NJ's #1 popular haunted hayrides & haunted corn maze at night as well as other haunted attractions at night!
We have special events on weekends, so be sure to check our website's calendar of events! We also host parties and field trips. You will have a blast at Horse Sleigh Farm this fall, no matter what age! Visit our website at www.horsesleighfarm.com to begin!
Hours: 10am-6pm Daily; Closed Mondays
Pick your own locally grown fresh fruits and produce!
A fun day trip for the entire family in NJ
The Funplex 182 Route 10 West East Hanover, NJ - Northern New Jersey 3320-24 US 38, Mt. Laurel, NJ - Southern New Jersey
973-428-1166 or 856-273-9666
Indoor/Outdoor Amusement Park in NJ! Both locations offer hundreds of activities for the young and young at heart to enjoy! Funplex features indoor and outdoor attractions that offer fun for all. Enjoy indoor bumper cars, go karts, dozens of arcade games, bowling, laser tag and so much more! You can spend the day, but with so much to do it could turn into a weekend getaway!
Amazing seasonal Water Park! When summer comes around, Funplex turns its outdoor section into one of the best water parks in NJ! With water slides, a huge heated pool, a wild water playground and so much more! Spend your summer cooling off at one of the best water parks for kids and parents.
XD Theatre! Thought 3D was the best way to watch a movie? Than come to Funplex and experience a movie like never before, in 4D! Enjoy an action packed movie with 3D affects and with motion enhanced seats! You'll feel like you're in the movie. Kids and parents alike will love the heart stopping thrill of 3D and motion!
Location The Funplex has 2 locations in New Jersey: East Hanover and Mount Laurel
Diggerland USA 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091 - Southwest New Jersey - Map 856-768-1110
Move some earth at Diggerland! 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 has more than 23 attractions over 14 acres of land in Camden County, NJ.
You won’t soon forget a trip to Diggerland! Kids (and parents) can drive a real, full-size backhoe, Dig with a 14,515 pound excavator, take a spin on the Spin Dizzy, climb the USA’s tallest ropes course, check out a heavy machinery stunt show and much more!
See a full list of the one-of-a-kind Diggerland attractions and plan your trip today!
Highly Recommended by FunNewJersey.com!
New Jersey’s ultimate indoor water park is open 7 days a week - year round!
Fun indoor water park open 7 days a week! CoCo Key Water Resort, New Jersey's ultimate indoor water park, is your key to worry free, weather-proof plans for the entire family! CoCo Key Water Resort brings 55,000 sq. ft of indoor water park fun to time-starved families with a close-to-home getaway the whole family can enjoy. From relaxing in the adventure river to braving the twists and turns on one of our 4-story high slides, interactive play area, indoor/outdoor spa and Gallons More Fun! Reserve an affordable family pack of tickets. CoCo Key Water Resort is the only indoor water park in New Jersey providing on-site, full-service accommodations. Relax and have a great time doing it by steering your course to CoCo Key Water Resort.
CoCo Key Water Resort is seconds away from exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike, 15 minutes from Philadelphia bridges and minutes away from Adventure Aquarium and Cherry Hill Mall.
A unique indoor attraction in Southern NJ CoCo Key Water Resort is seconds away from exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike, just 12 miles outside Philadelphia and minutes away from Adventure Aquarium and Cherry Hill Mall.
A fun day trip to New Jersey's Best insect Museum!
Insectropolis 1761 Route 9 Toms River, NJ - Central New Jersey - Map 732-349-7090
Bugs like You've Never Seen Before!
Insectropolis is a fun and unique insect learning center that dazzles visitors of all ages. There is plenty to see and do here! Our creative displays entertain guests as they learn about these fascinating creatures. View thousands of beautiful and bizarre exotic insects from all over the world. Play bug games on our touch-screen computers. Pretend you are a termite as you crawl through our mud tube. Watch ants forage for food and build tunnels in our live ant nest. Safely get up close to our observation hive and see our busy bees. Or spy on our many other live insects.
Kids can touch the bugs!
Of course, your visit is not complete unless you touch a bug! Touch a live tarantula, scorpion, millipede, and a hissing cockroach before you leave. Whether you are a bug enthusiast or just a curious visitor, Insectropolis has over a dozen exhibit areas that are sure to educate and entertain.
Perfect Day Trip-OPEN YEAR ROUND! Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park is New Jersey’s largest free-standing indoor water park with 58,000 square feet of indoor aquatic attractions under a one-of-a-kind retractable roof. Sahara Sam’s attractions include Mount Kilimanjaro family raft ride, Snake Eyes tube slides, Congo Bongo Adventure River, Tim-Buk-Tu water tree fort, Lizard Lagoon for toddlers, Sam’s Slamdunker, Crocodile Flats cargo obstacle course and FLOWRIDER—the area’s ONLY indoor surfing simulator! Sahara Sam’s indoor park also has a full service café and 3,000 square foot arcade!
Their seasonal 2-acre Outdoor Beach Club, open in the summer, has a 10,000 square foot wave pool for guests to jump waves without driving to the shore! Guests can also “take a dip” in the 25-yard leisure and activity pool. To complete the outdoor area, there are also special attractions for Sahara Sam’s younger and older guests. A kiddy splash area and water play zone are the perfect spot for little ones to beat the heat and play the day away. Adults can relax at the new Tiki Hut bar, rent a private cabana or play a game of volleyball in the sun! Sahara Sam’s is the perfect place for your next family outing, birthday party, group trip and special event.
For more information, ticket prices and hours of operation for Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Water Park, visit SaharaSams.com.
Voted Best of South Jersey: Children’s Play Center and Place for Children’s Birthday Party!
Sahara Sam’s is conveniently located on Route 73 in West Berlin (Just off Exit 4 of the New Jersey Turnpike or Exit 36A off of 295). FREE PARKING!
Highly Recommended by FunNewJersey.com!
Exciting train rides throughout Northern NJ all year long!
An excitingtrip back in time for the whole family! Join us for an unforgetable ride behind our historic railroadequipment. All year long you can ride along the beautiful Delaware river departing from Phillipsburg New Jersey. You will travel 10 miles down the Delaware River enjoying the sights and sounds of a bygone era. Throughout the year we have many themed excursions such as the Easter Bunny Train Rides, Corn Maze Train, Mine Train, The Great Pumpkin Train, The Warren County Winery Train, A Day Out With Thomas, The Dinosaur Train and The Polar Express! Our weekly schedule starts in May and runs through October although the Easter bunny train operates just prior to Easter and The polar Express operates every weekend after Thanksgiving up to Christmas. Weekend trips include our huge corn maze where getting lost is half the fun, panning for Gems at the Ol' Susquehanna Mine or picking pumpkins on the Great Pumpkin Train. There are several beautiful picnic groves on our grounds that you are welcome to use.
No matter what time of year, there is always something fun going on at the Delaware River Railroad Excursions!
2015 Schedule Saturday & Sunday May 2nd to October 25th
Trips leave 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM
Special Trips Easter Bunny Train Ride: Dates throughout March
Day Out With Thomas: Dates throughout July
Dinosaur Train: Dates throughout June
The Polar Express: Dates throughout November and December
One of the Best Water Parks in Wildwood NJ! The whole family can hang ten this summer at the exciting Flow House at Splash Zone Water Park on the Wildwood Boardwalk. Featuring music, entertainment, food and beverage, and at the center of it all – the surfing simulator attraction FlowRider Double!
Great for beginners and sport aficionados alike, flow boarding combines surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding and is a fast growing sport and the rage for all ages (over 42" in height).
Splash Zone Water Park features nearly 20 different water attractions for both the young and young at heart alike, including eight waterslides of various thrill levels and several pools and water play attractions. Flow House is a great destination for birthday parties and for those who want to learn a new sport in a safe and controlled environment. Visit www.splashzonewaterpark.com and purchase season passes, day tickets, or even FlowRider lessons today!
Discover Cape May Wildlife up-close! Join Captain Bob and naturalists aboard the Osprey on a smooth voyage into Cape May’s natural wetlands. Cape May is world famous for its variety and abundance of bird and marine life. Your kid-friendly cruise from the Cape Island Creek Nature Preserve through historic Cape May Harbor and into the Coastal Salt Marsh is a great opportunity for wildlife viewing at its finest. Make sure to bring your camera!
You get an up-close look at Osprey in nests, majestic Egrets and Herons and even Bald Eagles on our two hour cruises. Check out our touch tank with starfish, eels, sharks and much more. Plenty of loaner binoculars are available.
For a different view of the back bays we also offer kayak rentals and tours along with stand-up paddleboards at capemaykayaks.com.
Highly Recommended by FunNewJersey.com!
Family farm open for over 125 years!
Demarest Farms 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ - Northeast New Jersey - Map 201-666-0472
Come back to the country! Come experience the excitement and splendor of Demarest Farms in Hillsdale New Jersey. Since 1886, we have provided our customers with the best service, value and quality. Visit Demarest Farms for a one-of-a-kind experience to bring you back to the country.
Visit our farm for the 2015 pick your own season and enjoy a bountiful harvest. Spend the day enjoying a hayride to the fields for peaches, apples and pumpkin picking. Enjoy our farm any season with a picnic on our scenic grounds. Relax and enjoy our delicious assortment of fresh made food. Our made-from-scratch salad bar is one of the best in Bergen County; along with our country made-to-order deli, hot prepared foods and homemade daily soups. For dessert you can select from our country bakery. Take home our fresh country pies, cookies, brownies and muffins. The ice cream stand features fresh made ice cream from a local dairy, soft serve vanilla and chocolate and Italian ices. Don’t forget our award-winning homemade apple cider doughnuts!
Kid-Netic 2 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ - North Jersey 973-331-9001
4,000 square feet of fun for kids 12 and under! Kid-Netic is a safe and clean indoor playground in Montville NJ. It was started by two moms who designed the play center with the safety of children in mind. The space is open so you can easily watch your child as they play. The exits and entrances are closely monitored by employees. At Kid-Netic there’s plenty to do during school hours for preschoolers and tons of after-school activities for kids 12 and under. Our attractions increase agility, strategic thinking, physical, emotional and social fitness.
The play center features a 4,000 square foot play area with a four level play structure and a mat filled floor of all shapes and sizes, perfect for toddlers. Strap on a harness and climb up our 18 foot rock wall! See how fast you can make it through the obstacle of lasers without touching them! Put on the LED lit vest, grab your phaser pistol and 2-way radio and work with your teammates to score the most points in our laser tag arena!
Check out their website for specific open play hours, which has no time limit! Play for a few hours or stay all day! For adults, Kid-Netic also offers wireless internet access.
We can make any birthday memorable with our incredible birthday parties. We have affordable packages to fit your needs. Check out our website for more information.
NJ's only exploration farm! Oasis Family Farm offers a farming adventure like no other, with their action-packed FunZone, central NJ’s only Gem Mine and Fossil Adventure for kids, bee exhibit with an observation bee hive, and a Candy Barn which is home to Mercer County’s 5 pound gummy bear! Claim the seas on an adventure pirate ship, fly through the air on a zip line, race for the finish line on the trike track, and more at this unique farm. Farm market and nursery on premise with local produce and specialty products.
Their attractions are open every day from 9am-5pm, with special events every weekend. You can even rent their venue for birthday parties, fundraisers, and corporate events. Visit their website regularly to stay up to date on farm happenings!
Open Jump, Parties, Camps, Special Events and more!
Pump It Up 500 Business Park Drive, Freehold, NJ - Central New Jersey - Map 158 E. Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park, NJ - Central New Jersey - Map 732-409-4748 or 908-245-5867
"Where your imagination comes to play" Pump It Up features open jumps throughout the week where your child can have the time of their life. Their massive inflatables spark their imaginations and let them burn off energy. Open jumps are indoor, climate-controlled, fun and safe. Open jump times can be scheduled Monday through Sunday and all ages are welcome. Reservations are not required. However, they are preferred and highly recommended.
Some of their open jump themes include After School Jumps during the week on regular school days only, Mad Science Jumps, Buddy Jumps, Toddler Jumps (6 years and under) and regular open jumps Monday through Sunday at any time. Visit the website for more information on open jumps.
Pump It Up is the premier birthday party destination in Central NJ. Every party is hosted by a friendly staff member, who makes sure your every need is attended to. Parties are 100% private – both the play time and the party room time. They have numerous party packages to fit your needs then and add one of their experiences, like Adventure parties and Glow parties. Book your party at Pump It Up – it’ll be better than you imagined and something your child will never forget.
Make your own pizza, ice cream & cupcakes, plus video games!
OMG MYO Pizza 4745 US Highway 9, Howell NJ 07731 - Central New Jersey - Map 732-961-3090
Howell NJ's coolest play place OMG MYO Pizza is a new restaurant concept that lets the customers choose how they want their own pizza pie. Crust options include regular pizza crust, pita or flat bread. Sauce options include alfredo, BBQ or tomato sauce. Choose from various types of cheeses, meets or vegetables. You put it together and we'll bake it for you! Combine your artistic creativity and your taste buds for limitless tasty and fun creations. We also have a great comfort food menu with Philly cheesesteak, cheeseburgers, fries, chicken strips, nuggets, wraps, mozzarella sticks, etc. We also have make-your-own fresh fruit smoothies which let the customers pick fruits, ice cream and flavors to mix their own ice cold smoothies. For dessert we have make your own cupcakes. Kids put on frosting, decorators, candies and sixlets to create their own ultimate cupcakes. Make your own ice cream is another dessert option that includes unlimited toppings, hot fudge, caramel, whip cream, cherries and various candies, gummies and sprinkles.
Besides the good foods, kids get to have fun at our Lego corner and OMG DEFCON1 video game room where they can play multi-player Minecraft, COD, Titanfall, Planet vs Zombies and much more. While kids play parents get to relax!
Always more new things to see and do! Open 365 days a year, Adventure Aquarium continues to offer new opportunities for families to explore, discover and play. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a returning guest, you can count on new hands-on activities, new animals and exhibits and new moments of magic. Check out KidZone, an enchanting playground “under the sea,” and experience seven different touch exhibits to get up close and personal with sharks, stingrays and more.
Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world where you can see hippos on exhibit, and the only aquarium in the country to feature a great hammerhead – among the largest and rarest of sharks! Add two million gallons of fun, a 40-foot suspended Shark Tunnel, a 4D Theater, free live shows and up-close animal experiences daily, and it’s clear to see why a trip to Adventure Aquarium promises to deliver family memories that will last a lifetime.
Fun is always in season at Shady Brook Farm! Shady Brook Farm had humble beginnings, starting out as a venture that sold produce off the back of a truck. One hundred years later it has evolved into a farm that still grows many acres of fruits and veggies, boasts a large farm market and garden center and is known regionally for its seasonal events.
Bring the family for a day of Holiday fun down on the farm at their 2015 Holiday Light Show! Experience the magic of millions of lights illuminating hundreds of acres of farmland. Drive through the Holiday Light Show inside your car or enjoy the show on an open air wagon ride. Afterwards, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and cook up some s'mores at the toasty bonfire.
Proceeds from the light show benefit The National MS Society and other local charities.
Where farmers are grown! The Market at Delaware Valley College, where farmers are grown. The college is known for growing great people, but especially great farmers!
Join us for picking the best crops a farmer can grow, from strawberries and peaches to pumpkins and apples and more. Or enjoy a wagon ride to see and feel horses, sheep or cows and more!
Fall Fun on the farm includes wagon rides, corn maze, rope maze, inflatables, pumpkins, animals and more. Bring your group on Friday or Saturday evening to enjoy the Moonlit Fun with a bonfire, wagon ride, flashlight corn maze (bring a flashlight), and on Friday evenings enjoy the wine tasting concert series!
Parties and tours are offered in the Spring through the Fall.
Fun and Fascinating! Happy Tales Animal Sanctuary serves as a fun and exciting way for children and adults to get an up-close-and-personal look into the lives of the various animals we share the world with. The sanctuary boasts a population of 60 cool and unique animals; everything from hamsters to porcupines, foxes, pigs, horses and many more call Happy Tales Animal Sanctuary their home. Almost all of these animals are used in their educational outreach program, which focuses on Conservation, Preservation and Education. The goal of the sanctuary is to bring to light the cruel and inhumane things that happen to these animals in the wild and the importance of protecting and preserving their habitats.
Bring the family to Happy Tales Animal Sanctuary for a fun and unique day trip idea just outside of New Jersey. Meet the various critters in a safe environment. Learn each animal’s unique rescue story and get a better understanding of how the animals are rescued and rehabilitated. After a day at the sanctuary, both children and adults will understand the importance of preserving animals and their natural habitats.
78,000 sq. ft. of fun! Branchburg Sports Complex is New Jersey’s premiere sports and family entertainment center! Featuring 78,000 square feet of action-packed sports and activities, BSC is one of the area’s largest and most exciting indoor recreation destinations! With sports leagues, camps, 3 Turf Fields, 4 batting cages, a 3,100 square foot Training Center, a multi-level PlayMaze, arcade with redemption center and a 9,000 square foot interactive fantasy-themed laser tag arena, BSC provides fun and excitement for the whole family!
Branchburg Sports Complex is home to the largest laser tag arena on the east coast at 9,000 square feet. They also have the area’s newest and coolest arcade games. Visit BSC to play over 40 sports and adventure themed games and win tickets to redeem for prizes! You’ll find the action-packed arcade located within the Family Entertainment Center. The multi-level PlayMaze challenges and entertains you with 82 different play elements including slides, tunnels and bridges. The BSC PlayMaze is a custom designed play unit which offers hours of fun for children ages 3 – 12! Find your way to the top and slide your way down the Super Spiral slide or crawl your way through the Alligator Squeeze. The BSC PlayMaze is also equipped with a Parent Viewing Section which allows parents to keep a watchful eye while their children have a blast! A visit to BSC’s Family Entertainment Center is a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening with friends and family.
Outdoor fun for the whole family!
Snyder's Farm 586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873 - Central New Jersey - Map 732-496-0441
80 acres of family fun! Snyder's Farm, located in Somerset County, NJ, sits on 80 acres of mostly Preserved Farm Land. Bring the family to the farm for a day of old-fashioned, outdoor fun in the heart of New Jersey's farmlands. In late spring and summer enjoy some of the best pick your own in the state. Snyder's Farm boasts over 2,800 blueberry bushes open to the public annually June through late July. New for the 2015 season is Pick Your Own strawberries beginning in late May. Seasonally, the farm also sells fresh produce including Jersey tomatoes and sweet white corn. Several other produce items are available, but change from year to year. While visiting the farm, don't forget to bring home a jar of their homemade line of jams, salsas and BBQ sauces.
Once the summer fun has ended, Snyder's Farm's famous Fall Festival begins! The festival runs annually, every weekend, from late September through late October. Activities for the entire family included in admission range from Hay Rides to a Corn Maze, Potato Sack Slide, Wooden Train, Pumpkin Bowling and much more. Additional activities include pony rides, pumpkin picking, a pumpkin sling shot, face painting and glitter tattoos. Come out and see why Snyder's Farm's Fall Festival is one of the best in the state!
Best amusement park for toddlers!
Storybook Land 6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ - Southern New Jersey - Map 609-646-0103
20 acres of family fun! For over 50 years, since its founding in 1955, Storybook Land has been keeping the spirit of childhood alive in an entertaining and educational atmosphere. At Storybook Land, our emphasis is on fun for the entire family … with special attention given to its youngest members. If this is your child’s – or grandchild’s – first visit to an amusement park, you can be certain that it will be a very positive experience. The timelessness of childhood will ring true as your family literally walks through its all-time favorite stories and nursery rhymes in a remarkably clean and enjoyable park setting.
Some of our most popular rides include Bubbles the Coaster, The Rockin’ Tug, Tick-Tock Clock Drop, Beanstalk Bounce, Rock Spin Roll, Tea Time, Carousel, Happy Dragon, Balloons, Old Tymers, Whirly-Bug, Turtle Twirl, J&J Railroad and Jumping Jumbos. In addition to the above rides, we also feature seasonal rides during the summer, fall and winter.
See real wolves up close and personal! Once again the howling of wolves echo through the mountains of the Delaware Water Gap in Knowlton Township, Warren County, NJ. Photo opportunities of a lifetime and the experience of watching and listening to packs of Tundra, Timber,and Arctic wolves will be yours. View wolves here in the East in a natural surrounding for the first time in over a century. Bobcats and foxes also reside at the reserve.
Enjoy a scenic walk to the Lakota Wolf Preserve observing the many forms of local wildlife along the way. Upon arrival at the Preserve you will be invited to the observation area, in the center of four packs of wolves. During our informal talks with the people who raised and care for the wolves you will learn about the social structure of wolf packs, their eating habits, their interaction with man and many other interesting facts. We will try to educate you on the true behavior of the wolf and will be glad to answer any questions you may have. While in the observation area you will be able to watch the wolves play, interact with each other and maybe even hear them howl.
Truly an experience of a lifetime!
The Wolf Watch programs are presented Twice Daily: Summer Hours (Daylight Savings) - 10:30 and 4:00
Fall & Winter (Standard Time) - 10:30 and 3:00
Please Note that there are only two times during the day to view the wolves.
No appointment needed for Saturdays and Sundays for individuals and families. Any group must have an appointment even on weekends - please call 877-SEE-WOLF to make an appointment.
Highly Recommended by FunNewJersey.com!
Take a Unique Day trip with the children to a real dairy farm!
Visit a really cool farm and Bring Fido with you too! Take a tour of a really cool farm and see how cows, grass, rain, sun, chickens, pigs and people can collaborate to make great cheese, bread, pork & beef while increasing soil fertility, sequestering carbon and preserving farmland for the future.
Their cows are milked in the morning, but they prefer to have visitors see them doing what they do best, which is enjoying their pasture! A pasture walk will bring you up close to the Bobolink herd. Please dress accordingly for a pasture walk, including sturdy shoes or sneakers.
The tour continues at the bakery, where they bake bread in a wood-fired brick oven, and concludes with a tasting of breads and cheeses in our farm store. All cheeses are available for purchase!
Your guide will also provide explanations of their processes, and, time permitting, can allow visitors to view the (empty) barn, ripening room, and creamery.
Tours are limited to twenty, and are guided by either a family member or one of our interns. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome to join the tour! Reservations are required, and a $5 fee is charged for all humans over 3 years. If there is space, last-minute attendance may be possible.
Bread & Cheese making Workshops:Nearly every other Sunday May-October!
Cowtown Rodeo 780 Route 40, Pilesgrove, NJ - Southern New Jersey - Map 856-769-3200
The real deal! Enjoy professional Rodeo in the true Tradition of the Old West! This is not a carnival or a traveling circus, this is the real thing! The Cowtown Rodeo is a professional stop on a professional circuit for real Cowboys and Cowgirls from across the Country!
Some of the best cowboys in the east call the Cowtown Rodeo home. With limited chances to rodeo on the East coast, you can see why any cowboy from would love to make their way to the Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove NJ. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the show. A truly unique day trip in New Jersey!
Open May through September every Saturday Night The Rodeo is open every Saturday night during the season from May through September. The weekly action gives you a chance to experience Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Girls Barrel Racing, Brahma Bull Riding and more. Season tickets are available! Free Parking and refreshments available.
Cowtown Flea Market:
The Cowtown Flea Market has "Everything imaginable for sale." It is open Tuesdays & Saturdays, 8AM-4PM, all year 'round! Cowtown Livestock Auction: Every Tuesday at Noon.
Cowtown Flea Market and Livestock Auction are located at the Cowtown Rodeo
A relaxing day trip with kids in a Canoe or Kayak!
Rent Canoes in a relaxing atmosphere! The Welcome to Micks Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental located in beautiful Chatsworth, NJ. Come enjoy a fantastic adventure in the Pine Barrens! If your looking for a day trip or an overnight camping trip, Micks is for you. You can enjoy canoeing through Wharton State Forest in the New Jersey Pinelands. Average canoeing is about 1 ½ miles per hour, depending upon river conditions, so it's a great Day trip adventure for kids of all ages!
Many different Canoeing trips are available You will find lots of different kinds of canoeing tips and information to make your canoeing trip an enjoyable one. Overnight camping trips are available! Please browse our website and see all that Micks Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental has to offer. Please feel free to call or e-mail us if you have any questions or would like more information.
PETS are welcome on day trips, bring a leash. Pets are not permitted in any campsites.
Open April Through October (weather permitting) Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Weekends) Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Weekdays)
Micks Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental
3107 Route 563, Chatsworth, NJ
Toll Free 800-281-1380 firstname.lastname@example.org
Take the kids on a crabbing adventure in Southern NJ
A Kayak - fishing and crabbing adventure in NJ! Learn the secret hot spots of where to catch fish in our local bays and crabs in the back creeks, while kayaking some of South Jersey’s hottest fishing and crabbing grounds. We will supply you with the kayaks and all of the crabbing, fishing and kayak equipment, bait, and real fish stories in order to create a wonderful fishing and crabbing experience. See more about this adventure.
Tours & Trips
Two hours to two-day trips, your Kayak or our Kayak. Be prepared for some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife in Southern New Jersey. Visit our subsite devoted to Kayak adventures.
Fishing and Boating
Capt. Mike's Marina offers boat slips, boat & kayak rentals, fishing and crabbing, bait & tackle, and a well stocked boat store. Visit our fish and crab subsite for information including the latest fishing and crabbing conditions.
For kayak tour and boat rental reservations, please call (609) 296-4406.
A cultural and learning experience for the kids! A really cool day trip for the entire family! Allaire is a restored ironmaking Village featuring James P. Allaire's home, trade shops, ovens, old mill, general store, church, bakery and many small building structures. Among the many things to see and do at Allaire, you will see things like the Barn Complex where you can experience demonstrations of leather working, knot tying, tanning or harness repair.
During special events the site is used to demonstrate 19th Century Laundry procedures, story telling, singing and dancing, apple bobbing and even pumpkin painting on All Hallows Eve.
You can take a ride on a steam train while costumed characters talk about the history of the Village. The train does special rides for kids at Easter and Christmas time.
Costumed interpreters throughout the Historic Village's homes offer visitors demonstrations in various aspects of 19th Century domestic life, such as hearth cooking, spinning, quilting and sewing, laundry, gardening and even proper etiquette. The children of the village demonstrate popular games of the time as well as the chores which prepared them for later life.
You can also take tours of the Allaire Mansion. Tours begin on the Hour and Half Hour
The 3,086 acre park is open Wednesday through Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 12 Noon to 4 pm. From Labor Day through November it is only open on Saturday and Sunday from 12 Noon to 4 pm. It is also open during the Month of May on weekends. They are open in the winter for special events only. See their upcoming events Calendar to find special events.
Take the kids to a unique historic Ironworks! Long Pond Ironworks was founded in 1766 and operated continually until 1882, making iron for a wide range of purposes. Today, the ruins of three furnaces and other unique structures remain in a beautiful setting within Long Pond Ironworks State Park near the New York border in West Milford, New Jersey.
The Long Pond Ironworks Museum is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays between 1pm and 4pm April through November. Organized groups and schools may arrange Museum visits by appointment all year. A donation of $3.00 per adult and $1.00 per child is suggested.
The 175-acre Long Pond Ironworks Historic District is an example of the ironworks plantations established in the American Colonies prior to independence. The village and furnaces at Long Pond produced iron for the Continental Army, for the American forces in the War of 1812, and for the Union Army during the Civil War. Long Pond Ironworks is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
They have different events throughout the year like really cool candlelit tours. Please check their Calendar to view any upcoming events. OK so this one is really off the beaten path and unusual but you will be surprised to find that the place is very interesting. The fact that is is set next the beautiful Monksville Reservoir is just a bonus!
A day trip suited to a rainy day in NJ
Northlandz 495 Highway 202 South, Flemington NJ - Central Jersey - Map 908-782-4022 Best unusual Day trip in all of NJ! If you have nothing to do on a rainy day, then you must visit Northlandz ..."Home of the Great American Railway- doll museum and art gallery" FLEMINGTON NJ!
Northlandz is a museum of some of the finest scenery in America all under one roof. They have built landscapes of miniature cities and mountains and railways that will blow your mind. 25 years went into sculpting this place. The tour length is 1 mile and well worth the trip!
See over 50,000 feet of train track (8 miles long!) - See the 94 room dollhouse - See over 4000 buildings and 135 Trains - Hear the 2000 pipe organ - See over 500,000 Lichen trees - See over 250 works of art and much more!
Open everyday except Tuesday (open on Tuesdays during Christmas week)
Take the kids indoor rock climbing! Here's a question we get all the time: Are there any indoor Rock wall climbing places in New Jersey? The answer is yes! The New Jersey Rock Gym in West Fairfield NJ is an awesome rock gym, if we've ever seen one!
Bored with conventional play places? Welcome to indoor rock climbing, an exciting alternative to children's normal run of the mill play places. A one day pass is $17 for adults. Family pricing options are available as well. Please call 973-439-9860to inquire about the details for family pricing.
They also offer instructional classes throughout the week for adults and children covering all aspects of the sport of rock climbing. For kids, they offer instructional climbing lessons after school and on Saturdays with levels ranging from beginner to advanced.
You can also celebrate your Birthday at the New Jersey Rock Gym. Our Instructional Climbing Parties are loads of fun and totally safe.
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Day trips with kids in NJ
Whether you're looking for a fun thing to do on a weekend or want an activity to do during summer vacation, these day trips with children in New Jersey will give you some great ideas. Trips of all kinds can be found here. If you want to range a little further from home check out neighboring states day trips such as day trips with kids in PA and day trips with kids NY.