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Here Are Over 50 Top Kids Attractions Sortable By Region, County, and City

Maybe it's their birthday or maybe they've just earned a day of fun. Explore all the options that not just welcome kids, but also promise them a day of laughs and smiles that they'll never forget. Maybe your active and adventurous kid wants a thrill-filled day at an amusement or even water park. Or, if they find fun in taking it easy, they are aching to explore a park or take on arts and crafts. Possibilities are endless and they will just be glad to have spent their day with you having the time of their lives! When you are done searching in this section, you can find more fun with kids here!

A great place for a birthday party!

When you have your kid's birthday at Kidz Village, everyone will have fun in a high-energy environmeny. They can also personalize parties with themes and inspiration from their characters or activities. They will create a fun and interactive experience for everyone involved. 

Kidz Village

  908-445-7220 | Union County

Kenilworth, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Kidz Village is the child's dream come true! An indoor play center that was designed specifically for children 10 years and under, they will surely enjoy the indoor playground and castle. Kidz Village has two locations, Kenilworth and Woodbridge N... Read More

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A variety of events throughout the summer!

From hermit crab races to music festivals and Christmas in July, there is a wide selection of activites every week. Sometimes, there are multiple events in one day so you can spend the whole day filled with fun for everyone.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk

  732-892-0600 | Ocean County

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Perfect for a warm, sunny day, Jenkinson's Boardwalk is located right on the shore in Central New Jersey. With plenty of attractions such as mini golf courses, the aquarium, and fun rides, this guarantees a fun and exciting day for the kids. Bring the whole family to spend a fun day near the sandy beaches of the Jersey Shor... Read More

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Adopt-An-Animal program!

Adopt a penguin, shark, seal, or sea turtle through Jenkinson's Adopt-An-Animal program. When you adopt. you will receive the corresponding animal plush with matching ID band, a personalized certificate, 5x7 color photo of your animal as well as a personality card, two complimentary aquarium passes, and more!

Jenkinson's Aquarium

  732-899-1212 | Ocean County

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Take a break from the summer heat on Point Pleasant beaches to spend the day at Jenkinson's Aquarium. Kids will love the touch tank and the other hands-on activities. Schedule the day just right and you might even get to watch one the animal feeding times! Explore the aquatic world at Jenkinson'... Read More

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Sign up for text alerts and promotions!

You can sign up for Casino Pier's text notifications and receive notice of any alerts or offers for their amusement and water park. Stay in the loop!

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark

  732-793-6488 | Ocean County

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark is perfect for a thrilling summer day with the family. Choose from a huge variety of different rides to go on with your kids or enjoy the Classic Arcade. Fun is available for all ages in the Waterpark whether the kids want to splash around to take on some of the exhilarating water slides. There is something for ever... Read More

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iPlay America

  732-577-8200 | Monmouth County

Freehold, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

From the moment guests step inside iPlay America, they enter a world of safe, family-fun like no other. iPlay America, the all indoor destination where the city meets the boardwalk, recreates everything on the Jersey Shore, from the Boardwalk and mid-way style games people loved as kids, to the shoreside games, like Hot Shot Basketball and Skee Ball. The ... Read More

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Diggerland USA is the only construction theme & water park in the U.S. located in West Berlin, NJ. Now open, The Water Main, water park which is included with regular admission or grab the whole season with our season passes!

Diggerland USA

  856-768-1110 | Camden County

West Berlin, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Drive, Ride, Soak & Slide at Diggerland USA, the ONLY construction theme & water park in the U.S. offering over 40+ attractions. Our all-new water park is now open and perfect for your family to cool off in the hot sun. Located in West Berlin, NJ and only 20 miles from Philadelphia, perfect for family-fun day trip... Read More

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Voted #1 Day Trip in NJ by msn.com!

Visitors from all over love Jersey Shore Pirates. They provide your kids with a unique and unforgettable experience as they travel the seas on a pirate ship. They will love the interactive treasure hunt as they battle nemesis Pirate Pete and find the big red X marking the spot!

Jersey Shore Pirates

  609-625-3191 | Ocean County

Brick, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

This sailing experience aboard a pirate ship will be one your child will remember! The adventure begins with dressing up and face painting so your little one can really feel a part of the pirate experience. Once on the ship, there is so much for them to do whether they want to shoot water cannons or discover some sunken treasure. A fun and interactive experi... Read More

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22 different live action performances throughout the day!

Live shows and performances are scattered all throughout the day. This includes competitions, gun fights, and more! Some are even interactive and require child or audience participation.

Wild West City

  973-347-8900 | Sussex County

Stanhope, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Take a journey into the past with an interactive experience in the Wild West right here in New Jersey! You'll learn all about life on the frontier and how to spin a trick rope. There will also be opportunities to ride a pony, pan for gold, or play a round of miniature golf. Take advantage of this authentic experience jam-packed with fu... Read More

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Stuff a Critter!

There's more to do than pottery and painting at A Time to Kiln. Stuff your very own animal to take home. Choose from bears, frogs, unicorns, puppies, and more! Then, pick out an outfit or t-shirt, stuff your critter, dress it, and take it home.

A Time to Kiln

  908-317-0888 | Monmouth County

Red Bank, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

A Time to Kiln offers a variety of pottery projects for your kids that they can work on then proudly take home and showcase. Their creativity will shine here as they choose their own pottery item and then proceed to paint it in any way they like. This is just one of the many other art projects offered here. Other possibilities include canvas painting and mos... Read More

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A unique storybook and fairytale theme!

Walking through the park will bring you back to your childhood as you walk through your all-time favorite stories and nursery rhymes. The attractions and rides are fun, exciting, and nostalgic for you while fun for the kids.

Storybook Land

  609-646-0103 | Atlantic County

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Pop right into a classic storybook with the kids at this magical theme park! Feel childhood stories come to life as you enjoy the rides and attractions throughout the park. Storybook Land also hosts a variety of seasonal activities and events all year for the whole family to enjo... Read More

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Pirate Voyages

  609-398-7555 | Cape May County

Ocean City, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Bring the kids on the adventure of a lifetime! Enjoy all of the features of an authentic pirate ship on the Sea Dragon, a custom pirate ship build just for Pirate Voyages in 2008. The one hour trip aboard the ship is fun for pirates of all ages! The adventure includes face painting, fun pirate storytelling, and sea chanteys. The kids will love joining in ... Read More

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Become a member for added perks and offers!

When you become a Six Flags member, you enjoy better value, discounts, and an overall better experience. You get all the Season Pass benefits and more! There are four levels of membership for you to explore, each with a different combination of perks.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

  732-928-1821 | Ocean County

Jackson, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Spend the day with the family at one of New Jersey's top waterparks! Whether you want to take it easy down the lazy river or get your adrenaline pumping down one of their water rides, there is surely something for everyone in the family. Six Flags promises the family a whole day of refreshing fun in the hea... Read More

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Take a trip to other attractions on the east coast!

Explore their other trips and getaway options. The Seastreak will take you to Martha's Vineyard, Newport, Nantucket, and more! It is the most elegant method of transport when exploring the east coast. 

Seastreak Ferry

  1-800-BOATRIDE | Monmouth County

Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

A traffic-free, soothing day on the water as a way to get to New York City. Enjoy the Seastreak Ferry on one of the many special events they hold year round. Whether it's sightseeing or direct service to some of NYC's most popular event venues, S, the Ferry can provide you with all you need. It is also available for private charter... Read More

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The famous Laser Maze Challenge!

A fan favorite for visitors is the Laser Maze Challenge. Navigate your way through an intricate web of lasers going over, under, and around. Try to reach the end without getting zapped by any of them!

 

Ripley\u2019s Believe It or Not!

  609-347-2001 | Atlantic County

Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Spend a day exploring some of the most outrageous things known to man! This is perfect for older kids who have an interest in all the weird and unusual happenings in this world. There are interactive exhibits as well for some hands-on activities... Read More

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NJ Magazine's #1 Amusement Park in North Jersey!

The Land of Make Believe offers rides, a waterpark, and more in a beautiful scenic setting. It has everything you need for a day filled with family fun and laughs. They consistently add new rides and attractions, so don't forget to check back to see what's new!

Land of Make Believe and Pirate's Cove

  908-459-9000 | Warren County

Hope, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

The Land of Make Believe and Pirate's Cove is every child's summer fantasy! With classic rides in the amusement park section and water attractions in the waterpark section, this theme park combines two of the best places to be on a summer day! You can relax in the pool at Pirate's Cove or get your adrenaline pumping on the Black Hole. Or you can choose to jo... Read More

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Bugs in a whole new light!

Designed like a bug-themed city, you can spend the day exploring interesting and interactive exhibits, learning about insects and seeing them in action! Learn about the important roles the play in the environment. You can even touch some of the bugs!

Insectropolis

  732-349-7090 | Ocean County

Toms River, New Jersey

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If your kids are the kinds to be digging around in the dirt searching for some creepy crawlers, this "bugseum" is perfect for them! Insectropolis is a fun and educational indoors attraction to explore the world of bugs and insects in completely new perspective. Spend your day learning all about everything from butterflies to termites in Toms Rive... Read More

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Events and classes where you can learn and have fun!

Learn all about the natural world around you. Classes are offered for all ages from kids and adults covering topics such as specific flowers or insects, gardening, and more! There are also fun events such as walks and explorations at the farm that you can take part in!

Duke Farms

  908-722-3700 | Somerset County

Hillsborough Township, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Duke Farms is a perfect place for nature-lovers of all ages to spend the day. There are plenty of trail to hike or bike as well as several garden areas to admire the beautiful flowers. Duke Farms also hosts numerous educational programs regarding plants and wildlife. Plan your trip toda... Read More

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Annual Dancing with Dolphins fundraiser!

Each year, Marine Mammal Stranding Center hosts a fundraiser in Atlantic City in support of the center. There is delicious cuisine, stunning views, and complimentary beer and wine accompanied by the soothing sounds of jazz. RSVP for this year!

Marine Mammal Stranding Center

  609-266-0538 | Atlantic County

Brigantine, New Jersey

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Dip into the world of marine life by visiting this non-profit that helps stranded animals. Perfect for animal lovers who want to learn all about the different rescue operations. Learn also what you can do to help and support the stranded marine mammals. Throughout the year, different educational programs and summer camps are also offered... Read More

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Five gift tray varieties!

When looking for a gift tray to please the party, Chocolate Etc. has a few options. Opt for a classic Chocolate Dipped Pretzels Tray, or one with M&M's, coconut, and more enrobing the chocolate pretzel. They also have trays with different combinations of truffles, chocolates, and Oreo bananas.

Chocolate Etc.

  201-891-3711 | Bergen County

Wyckoff, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Chocolate Etc. is perfect for all chocolate-lovers alike! They can offer their homemade chocolate creations or give your kids an opportunity to make their own! At their private birthday parties, kids get the chance to show their creative side in the creation of some delicious treats. Come out for a sweet tim... Read More

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With the Wild Bunch Kids Zone!

To make your kid's experience even more enjoyable, Rainforest Cafe introduces the Wild Bunch! Cha! Cha! is the adventurous tree frog, Tuki is the curious baby elephant, Bamba is the kind gorilla. There are 5 others, all who will make your kid's experience even more fun!

Rainforest Caf\u00e9

  732-452-0011 | Middlesex County

Edison, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Visit the Rainforest Caf? with the kids for a fun and exciting dinner out! The themed rainforest atmosphere is sure to be an experience your kids won't forget. With tropical fish, tall trees, and the sounds of the rainforest, this will be an adventure and a meal! There is a second location in Atlantic for those are closer to Southern Jersey... Read More

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Offering Full Moon Tours!

Explore the beautiful night under the light of a full moon as you travel the salt marsh waters. You will watch the sunset followed by the moonrise for an unforgettable experience!

Wetlands Wildlife Safari

  609-898-3500 | Cape May County

Cape May, New Jersey

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Enjoy a day on the waters taking a close look at all kinds of birds and wildlife aboard Cape May's OSPREY. On the boat, there are plenty of viewing decks providing beautiful views of the surrounding scenery as well. Perfect for the young ones who love animals and boatin... Read More

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Fun themed rides all year!

Enjoy the scenic views on a themed ride. There's everything from fall rides such as a Pumpkin Train or Corn Maze train to Dino Days or the Polar Express. Take your pick and enjoy the ride while you learn about the history and take in the scenery. 

The Delaware River Railroad Excursions

  908-454-4433 | Warren County

Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Organized by a non-profit, these railroad tours aim to emphasize the historic attributes of New Jersey railroads. It goes on for ten miles giving you a chance to enjoy beautiful views on a train of your choice! Your little train enthusiasts are sure to remember this experience... Read More

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About 5,100 acres of land available for recreation!

When you're not learning all about trout, you can enjoy the thousands of surrounding areas for biking, hiking, bird watching, hunting, and more! There are also fishing opportunities in the river. 

Pequest Trout Hatchery

  908-637-4173 | Warren County

Oxford, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Visit the Pequest Trout Hatchery for a fun and interactive way to learn about the wildlife in New Jersey. Learn about the various processes in hatching trout and supplying the public water with trout. It's perfect for an educational and relaxing day surrounded by nature and wildlife... Read More

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More than just mini golf!

Not only can you golf under the cool black lights but you can also participate in mini bowling, Monster Themed Laser Tag, Laser Maze, light concessions, and so much more. There is also an arcade and Monstrous prize center. 

Monster Mini Golf

  732-248-4400 | Middlesex County

Edison, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

For a unique and vibrant mini-golfing experience, visit Monster Mini Golf! The course entirely glows in the dark and is filled with lit up monsters and figures to startle the crowd. Navigating the course is doable for children and adults of all ages. There are several other New Jersey locations in Eatontown, Fairfield, and Paramus... Read More

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Now featuring The Marketplace!

Adventure Aquarium now has The Marketplace, a brand new eco-friendly dining experience. It has a menu filled with fresh dishes using local ingredients. They focus on combatting plastics from entering the ocean through sustainable practices. 

Adventure Aquarium

  856-365-3300 | Camden County

Camden, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Spend a day indoors admiring some of the best creatures the sea has to offer! See more sharks than you can imagine, and even take advantage of the opportunity to touch one. If that's not enough for you, children and adults over the age of 12 can even swim with sharks and sting rays. Bring the whole family for a day of aquatic fu... Read More

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After School Clubs for kids!

During the fall months, you cansign your child up for after-school clubs through Cora Hartshorn. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, first and second graders will meet for an hour of hands-on nature discovery. It lasts from 3:30 to 4:30 and is $75 per 5 classes. 

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

  973-376-3587 | Essex County

Short Hills, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Bring the kids Cora Hartshorn Arboretum for an interactive and exciting day exploring nature. With a diverse collection of plants, trees, and flowers, the little ones will be in awe at the innate beauty of nature. You can take a walk on one of the trails independently or sign up for one of the many workshops geared towards different age groups... Read More

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Featuring 50 cent Mondays all summer long!

Every Monday in the summer, you can enjoy .50c admission to the rink between 6 and 9 p.m. This is great for a night out with family or friends. Skate rental is only $3.50.

Millennium Skate World

  856-757-9460 | Camden County

Camden, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

At Millenium Skate World, you can choose to have a birthday party or special event, or just go for one of their public sessions during the week. Skate around the rink with friends and family for a fast paced and fun time! There's also a caf? for when you get hungry or need to take 5 before returning back to the fun.... Read More

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One week long summer camps!

In the summer, there are 5 different camp options that you can choose from. Included will be a 3 hour long Camp Day, art lessons, Yoga / Tai Chi, snacks, and half hour of craft. Have your kids channel their creativity this summer!

Let's Create Art Studio

  973-299-0633 | Morris County

Denville, New Jersey

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Let's Create Art Studio is sure to bring out the creative side of your child. There are a number of classes and activities for your child to choose from regardless of age or skill level. Adults can take classes, as well. Every kid or adult is sure to find a workshop that interests them and allows their artistic side to shin... Read More

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15 varieties of apples and pumpkins!

Longmeadow Farm is the perfect place to go for some fall activities in September and October. They have 15 different types of apples to choose from so you can mix and match! You can also pick pumpkins that you can later carve to get in the Halloween spirit!

Longmeadow Farm

  908-459-5351 | Warren County

Hope, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

With a variety of crops, Longmeadow Farm will have something for you and your family during the autumn season. The pick-your-own farm for pumpkin, apple, and berry picking or you can choose to enjoy a hayride. They also host an annual Harvest Festival with plenty of vendors and activities for kids. Don't miss ou... Read More

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Bring the kids and watch the beautiful colors of the balloon rise into the blue sky. It's a beautiful sight among a welcoming and fun atmospher... Read More

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Showcasing over 200 dolls from around the world!

If railroads aren't for everyone in the family, there are a number of other exhibits to enjoy. One of them includes over 200 dolls from around the world and a 94-room dollhouse. They also have a 2,000 pipe theater organ!

Northlandz

  908-782-4022 | Hunterdon County

Flemington, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Visit this one of a kind train museum to see some of the most complex and interesting models of train tracks, bridges, and cities. With a multitude of detailed models as well as an art gallery and doll collection section, there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy! The kids carry great memories of this museum for years to com... Read More

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Including a number of Special Trips!

Outside of te regular safari and crabbing trips, you can also hop aboard the Skimmer for one of the special trips including Cruisin' for Chicks, Wetlands Institute Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival, Cape May Fall Festival, and more!

Salt Marsh Safari

  609-884-3100 | Cape May County

Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Take an ecological lesson aboard the "Skimmer" observing the salt marshes around Cape May. You and your family will have the chance to see all sorts of wildlife and learn all about them from the boat's captain. Spend the day in an exciting and educational way outdoors among the Jersey Shore's wildlif... Read More

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Including outdoor fun at the Splashplex!

The Splashplex is a waterpark with plenty of slides and attractions for all ages. Relax on the Lazy River or enjoy a thrilling slide. You can also rent a Cabana.

The Funplex

  856-273-9666 | Burlington County

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

The Funplex is a great place to spend a day of family fun! With laser tag, bumper cars, and a thrilling 4D theater, kids of all ages are sure to enjoy themselves. If the weather permits, you could even go outside for some outdoor rides or for the waterpark playground. For the ultimate experience, book a birthday party for kids to enjoy the day with their fri... Read More

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Now with a new Sea Turtle Recovery Center!

Turtle Back Zoo now has a Sea Turtle Recovery Center where they help care for sick and injured sea turtles before releasing them back into the wild. You can also donate to the cause by visiting seaturtlerecovery.org.

Turtle Back Zoo

  973-731-5801 | Essex County

West Orange, New Jersey

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Turtle Back Zoo is the perfect spot for your animal-loving children. Spend the day observing all kinds of wildlife from places all over the world. You can see penguins, leopards, wolves, and so many more. There is also a carousel featuring endangered species. Come out for a day of fun among animals... Read More

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Some of the best thrill rides around!

Six Flags Great Adventure is great for getting that adrenaline rush you're seeking. Experience some classic thrilling rides such as El Toro and Kingda Ka as well as some newer ones such as CYBORG Cyber Spin.

Six Flags Great Adventure

  732-928-1821 | Ocean County

Jackson, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Six Flags Great Adventure is known as one of the best theme parks nationally. The whole family will enjoy a day spent here. Get your adrenaline going on some of the best roller coasters in the world or take your little ones on some calmer coasters. Take pictures with some of the Looney Tunes characters scattered throughout the park to remember the fun day y... Read More

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Leave with a fluorescent mineral for your room!

Explore the depths of the mine while learning about and experiencing geology in a new and interactive way. You will so many different sorts of rocks, including glowing ones. You can even take a fluorescent rock to keep at home! 

The Sterling Hill Mining Museum

  973-209-MINE | Sussex County

Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Visit the Sterling Hill Mining Museum for a look into the process of mining from square one! You will even adventure into the oldest mine in the country. With plenty of minerals, including fluorescent ones, and displays of the equipment used, something is guaranteed to catch your little one's eye. There will also be an opportunity to collect some minerals yo... Read More

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A great place for a birthday party!

When you have your kid's birthday at Kidz Village, everyone will have fun in a high-energy environmeny. They can also personalize parties with themes and inspiration from their characters or activities. They will create a fun and interactive experience for everyone involved. 

Kidz Village

 908-445-7220 | Union County

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Kenilworth, New Jersey

Kidz Village is the child's dream come true! An indoor play center that was designed specifically for children 10 years and under, they will surely enjoy the indoor playground and castle. Kidz Village has two locations, Kenilworth and Woodbridge N... Read More

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A variety of events throughout the summer!

From hermit crab races to music festivals and Christmas in July, there is a wide selection of activites every week. Sometimes, there are multiple events in one day so you can spend the whole day filled with fun for everyone.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk

 732-892-0600 | Ocean County

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Perfect for a warm, sunny day, Jenkinson's Boardwalk is located right on the shore in Central New Jersey. With plenty of attractions such as mini golf courses, the aquarium, and fun rides, this guarantees a fun and exciting day for the kids. Bring the whole family to spend a fun day near the sandy beaches of the Jersey Shor... Read More

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Adopt-An-Animal program!

Adopt a penguin, shark, seal, or sea turtle through Jenkinson's Adopt-An-Animal program. When you adopt. you will receive the corresponding animal plush with matching ID band, a personalized certificate, 5x7 color photo of your animal as well as a personality card, two complimentary aquarium passes, and more!

Jenkinson's Aquarium

 732-899-1212 | Ocean County

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Take a break from the summer heat on Point Pleasant beaches to spend the day at Jenkinson's Aquarium. Kids will love the touch tank and the other hands-on activities. Schedule the day just right and you might even get to watch one the animal feeding times! Explore the aquatic world at Jenkinson'... Read More

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Sign up for text alerts and promotions!

You can sign up for Casino Pier's text notifications and receive notice of any alerts or offers for their amusement and water park. Stay in the loop!

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark

 732-793-6488 | Ocean County

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark is perfect for a thrilling summer day with the family. Choose from a huge variety of different rides to go on with your kids or enjoy the Classic Arcade. Fun is available for all ages in the Waterpark whether the kids want to splash around to take on some of the exhilarating water slides. There is something for ever... Read More

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iPlay America

 732-577-8200 | Monmouth County

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Freehold, New Jersey

From the moment guests step inside iPlay America, they enter a world of safe, family-fun like no other. iPlay America, the all indoor destination where the city meets the boardwalk, recreates everything on the Jersey Shore, from the Boardwalk and mid-way style games people loved as kids, to the shoreside games, like Hot Shot Basketball and Skee Ball. The ... Read More

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Diggerland USA is the only construction theme & water park in the U.S. located in West Berlin, NJ. Now open, The Water Main, water park which is included with regular admission or grab the whole season with our season passes!

Diggerland USA

 856-768-1110 | Camden County

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

West Berlin, New Jersey

Drive, Ride, Soak & Slide at Diggerland USA, the ONLY construction theme & water park in the U.S. offering over 40+ attractions. Our all-new water park is now open and perfect for your family to cool off in the hot sun. Located in West Berlin, NJ and only 20 miles from Philadelphia, perfect for family-fun day trip... Read More

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Voted #1 Day Trip in NJ by msn.com!

Visitors from all over love Jersey Shore Pirates. They provide your kids with a unique and unforgettable experience as they travel the seas on a pirate ship. They will love the interactive treasure hunt as they battle nemesis Pirate Pete and find the big red X marking the spot!

Jersey Shore Pirates

 609-625-3191 | Ocean County

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Brick, New Jersey

This sailing experience aboard a pirate ship will be one your child will remember! The adventure begins with dressing up and face painting so your little one can really feel a part of the pirate experience. Once on the ship, there is so much for them to do whether they want to shoot water cannons or discover some sunken treasure. A fun and interactive experi... Read More

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22 different live action performances throughout the day!

Live shows and performances are scattered all throughout the day. This includes competitions, gun fights, and more! Some are even interactive and require child or audience participation.

Wild West City

 973-347-8900 | Sussex County

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Stanhope, New Jersey

Take a journey into the past with an interactive experience in the Wild West right here in New Jersey! You'll learn all about life on the frontier and how to spin a trick rope. There will also be opportunities to ride a pony, pan for gold, or play a round of miniature golf. Take advantage of this authentic experience jam-packed with fu... Read More

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Stuff a Critter!

There's more to do than pottery and painting at A Time to Kiln. Stuff your very own animal to take home. Choose from bears, frogs, unicorns, puppies, and more! Then, pick out an outfit or t-shirt, stuff your critter, dress it, and take it home.

A Time to Kiln

 908-317-0888 | Monmouth County

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Red Bank, New Jersey

A Time to Kiln offers a variety of pottery projects for your kids that they can work on then proudly take home and showcase. Their creativity will shine here as they choose their own pottery item and then proceed to paint it in any way they like. This is just one of the many other art projects offered here. Other possibilities include canvas painting and mos... Read More

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A unique storybook and fairytale theme!

Walking through the park will bring you back to your childhood as you walk through your all-time favorite stories and nursery rhymes. The attractions and rides are fun, exciting, and nostalgic for you while fun for the kids.

Storybook Land

 609-646-0103 | Atlantic County

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Pop right into a classic storybook with the kids at this magical theme park! Feel childhood stories come to life as you enjoy the rides and attractions throughout the park. Storybook Land also hosts a variety of seasonal activities and events all year for the whole family to enjo... Read More

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Pirate Voyages

 609-398-7555 | Cape May County

Top 50 Kids Attractions in NJ

Ocean City, New Jersey

Bring the kids on the adventure of a lifetime! Enjoy all of the features of an authentic pirate ship on the Sea Dragon, a custom pirate ship build just for Pirate Voyages in 2008. The one hour trip aboard the ship is fun for pirates of all ages! The adventure includes face painting, fun pirate storytelling, and sea chanteys. The kids will love joining in ... Read More

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Become a member for added perks and offers!

When you become a Six Flags member, you enjoy better value, discounts, and an overall better experience. You get all the Season Pass benefits and more! There are four levels of membership for you to explore, each with a different combination of perks.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

 732-928-1821 | Ocean County

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Jackson, New Jersey

Spend the day with the family at one of New Jersey's top waterparks! Whether you want to take it easy down the lazy river or get your adrenaline pumping down one of their water rides, there is surely something for everyone in the family. Six Flags promises the family a whole day of refreshing fun in the hea... Read More

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Take a trip to other attractions on the east coast!

Explore their other trips and getaway options. The Seastreak will take you to Martha's Vineyard, Newport, Nantucket, and more! It is the most elegant method of transport when exploring the east coast. 

Seastreak Ferry

 1-800-BOATRIDE | Monmouth County

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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey

A traffic-free, soothing day on the water as a way to get to New York City. Enjoy the Seastreak Ferry on one of the many special events they hold year round. Whether it's sightseeing or direct service to some of NYC's most popular event venues, S, the Ferry can provide you with all you need. It is also available for private charter... Read More

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The famous Laser Maze Challenge!

A fan favorite for visitors is the Laser Maze Challenge. Navigate your way through an intricate web of lasers going over, under, and around. Try to reach the end without getting zapped by any of them!

 

Ripley\u2019s Believe It or Not!

 609-347-2001 | Atlantic County

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Atlantic City, New Jersey

Spend a day exploring some of the most outrageous things known to man! This is perfect for older kids who have an interest in all the weird and unusual happenings in this world. There are interactive exhibits as well for some hands-on activities... Read More

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NJ Magazine's #1 Amusement Park in North Jersey!

The Land of Make Believe offers rides, a waterpark, and more in a beautiful scenic setting. It has everything you need for a day filled with family fun and laughs. They consistently add new rides and attractions, so don't forget to check back to see what's new!

Land of Make Believe and Pirate's Cove

 908-459-9000 | Warren County

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Hope, New Jersey

The Land of Make Believe and Pirate's Cove is every child's summer fantasy! With classic rides in the amusement park section and water attractions in the waterpark section, this theme park combines two of the best places to be on a summer day! You can relax in the pool at Pirate's Cove or get your adrenaline pumping on the Black Hole. Or you can choose to jo... Read More

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Bugs in a whole new light!

Designed like a bug-themed city, you can spend the day exploring interesting and interactive exhibits, learning about insects and seeing them in action! Learn about the important roles the play in the environment. You can even touch some of the bugs!

Insectropolis

 732-349-7090 | Ocean County

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Toms River, New Jersey

If your kids are the kinds to be digging around in the dirt searching for some creepy crawlers, this "bugseum" is perfect for them! Insectropolis is a fun and educational indoors attraction to explore the world of bugs and insects in completely new perspective. Spend your day learning all about everything from butterflies to termites in Toms Rive... Read More

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Events and classes where you can learn and have fun!

Learn all about the natural world around you. Classes are offered for all ages from kids and adults covering topics such as specific flowers or insects, gardening, and more! There are also fun events such as walks and explorations at the farm that you can take part in!

Duke Farms

 908-722-3700 | Somerset County

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Hillsborough Township, New Jersey

Duke Farms is a perfect place for nature-lovers of all ages to spend the day. There are plenty of trail to hike or bike as well as several garden areas to admire the beautiful flowers. Duke Farms also hosts numerous educational programs regarding plants and wildlife. Plan your trip toda... Read More

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Annual Dancing with Dolphins fundraiser!

Each year, Marine Mammal Stranding Center hosts a fundraiser in Atlantic City in support of the center. There is delicious cuisine, stunning views, and complimentary beer and wine accompanied by the soothing sounds of jazz. RSVP for this year!

Marine Mammal Stranding Center

 609-266-0538 | Atlantic County

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Brigantine, New Jersey

Dip into the world of marine life by visiting this non-profit that helps stranded animals. Perfect for animal lovers who want to learn all about the different rescue operations. Learn also what you can do to help and support the stranded marine mammals. Throughout the year, different educational programs and summer camps are also offered... Read More

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Five gift tray varieties!

When looking for a gift tray to please the party, Chocolate Etc. has a few options. Opt for a classic Chocolate Dipped Pretzels Tray, or one with M&M's, coconut, and more enrobing the chocolate pretzel. They also have trays with different combinations of truffles, chocolates, and Oreo bananas.

Chocolate Etc.

 201-891-3711 | Bergen County

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Wyckoff, New Jersey

Chocolate Etc. is perfect for all chocolate-lovers alike! They can offer their homemade chocolate creations or give your kids an opportunity to make their own! At their private birthday parties, kids get the chance to show their creative side in the creation of some delicious treats. Come out for a sweet tim... Read More

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With the Wild Bunch Kids Zone!

To make your kid's experience even more enjoyable, Rainforest Cafe introduces the Wild Bunch! Cha! Cha! is the adventurous tree frog, Tuki is the curious baby elephant, Bamba is the kind gorilla. There are 5 others, all who will make your kid's experience even more fun!

Rainforest Caf\u00e9

 732-452-0011 | Middlesex County

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Edison, New Jersey

Visit the Rainforest Caf? with the kids for a fun and exciting dinner out! The themed rainforest atmosphere is sure to be an experience your kids won't forget. With tropical fish, tall trees, and the sounds of the rainforest, this will be an adventure and a meal! There is a second location in Atlantic for those are closer to Southern Jersey... Read More

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Offering Full Moon Tours!

Explore the beautiful night under the light of a full moon as you travel the salt marsh waters. You will watch the sunset followed by the moonrise for an unforgettable experience!

Wetlands Wildlife Safari

 609-898-3500 | Cape May County

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Cape May, New Jersey

Enjoy a day on the waters taking a close look at all kinds of birds and wildlife aboard Cape May's OSPREY. On the boat, there are plenty of viewing decks providing beautiful views of the surrounding scenery as well. Perfect for the young ones who love animals and boatin... Read More

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Fun themed rides all year!

Enjoy the scenic views on a themed ride. There's everything from fall rides such as a Pumpkin Train or Corn Maze train to Dino Days or the Polar Express. Take your pick and enjoy the ride while you learn about the history and take in the scenery. 

The Delaware River Railroad Excursions

 908-454-4433 | Warren County

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Organized by a non-profit, these railroad tours aim to emphasize the historic attributes of New Jersey railroads. It goes on for ten miles giving you a chance to enjoy beautiful views on a train of your choice! Your little train enthusiasts are sure to remember this experience... Read More

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About 5,100 acres of land available for recreation!

When you're not learning all about trout, you can enjoy the thousands of surrounding areas for biking, hiking, bird watching, hunting, and more! There are also fishing opportunities in the river. 

Pequest Trout Hatchery

 908-637-4173 | Warren County

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Oxford, New Jersey

Visit the Pequest Trout Hatchery for a fun and interactive way to learn about the wildlife in New Jersey. Learn about the various processes in hatching trout and supplying the public water with trout. It's perfect for an educational and relaxing day surrounded by nature and wildlife... Read More

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More than just mini golf!

Not only can you golf under the cool black lights but you can also participate in mini bowling, Monster Themed Laser Tag, Laser Maze, light concessions, and so much more. There is also an arcade and Monstrous prize center. 

Monster Mini Golf

 732-248-4400 | Middlesex County

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Edison, New Jersey

For a unique and vibrant mini-golfing experience, visit Monster Mini Golf! The course entirely glows in the dark and is filled with lit up monsters and figures to startle the crowd. Navigating the course is doable for children and adults of all ages. There are several other New Jersey locations in Eatontown, Fairfield, and Paramus... Read More

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Now featuring The Marketplace!

Adventure Aquarium now has The Marketplace, a brand new eco-friendly dining experience. It has a menu filled with fresh dishes using local ingredients. They focus on combatting plastics from entering the ocean through sustainable practices. 

Adventure Aquarium

 856-365-3300 | Camden County

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Camden, New Jersey

Spend a day indoors admiring some of the best creatures the sea has to offer! See more sharks than you can imagine, and even take advantage of the opportunity to touch one. If that's not enough for you, children and adults over the age of 12 can even swim with sharks and sting rays. Bring the whole family for a day of aquatic fu... Read More

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After School Clubs for kids!

During the fall months, you cansign your child up for after-school clubs through Cora Hartshorn. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, first and second graders will meet for an hour of hands-on nature discovery. It lasts from 3:30 to 4:30 and is $75 per 5 classes. 

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

 973-376-3587 | Essex County

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Short Hills, New Jersey

Bring the kids Cora Hartshorn Arboretum for an interactive and exciting day exploring nature. With a diverse collection of plants, trees, and flowers, the little ones will be in awe at the innate beauty of nature. You can take a walk on one of the trails independently or sign up for one of the many workshops geared towards different age groups... Read More

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Featuring 50 cent Mondays all summer long!

Every Monday in the summer, you can enjoy .50c admission to the rink between 6 and 9 p.m. This is great for a night out with family or friends. Skate rental is only $3.50.

Millennium Skate World

 856-757-9460 | Camden County

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Camden, New Jersey

At Millenium Skate World, you can choose to have a birthday party or special event, or just go for one of their public sessions during the week. Skate around the rink with friends and family for a fast paced and fun time! There's also a caf? for when you get hungry or need to take 5 before returning back to the fun.... Read More

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One week long summer camps!

In the summer, there are 5 different camp options that you can choose from. Included will be a 3 hour long Camp Day, art lessons, Yoga / Tai Chi, snacks, and half hour of craft. Have your kids channel their creativity this summer!

Let's Create Art Studio

 973-299-0633 | Morris County

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Denville, New Jersey

Let's Create Art Studio is sure to bring out the creative side of your child. There are a number of classes and activities for your child to choose from regardless of age or skill level. Adults can take classes, as well. Every kid or adult is sure to find a workshop that interests them and allows their artistic side to shin... Read More

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15 varieties of apples and pumpkins!

Longmeadow Farm is the perfect place to go for some fall activities in September and October. They have 15 different types of apples to choose from so you can mix and match! You can also pick pumpkins that you can later carve to get in the Halloween spirit!

Longmeadow Farm

 908-459-5351 | Warren County

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Hope, New Jersey

With a variety of crops, Longmeadow Farm will have something for you and your family during the autumn season. The pick-your-own farm for pumpkin, apple, and berry picking or you can choose to enjoy a hayride. They also host an annual Harvest Festival with plenty of vendors and activities for kids. Don't miss ou... Read More

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Bring the kids and watch the beautiful colors of the balloon rise into the blue sky. It's a beautiful sight among a welcoming and fun atmospher... Read More

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Showcasing over 200 dolls from around the world!

If railroads aren't for everyone in the family, there are a number of other exhibits to enjoy. One of them includes over 200 dolls from around the world and a 94-room dollhouse. They also have a 2,000 pipe theater organ!

Northlandz

 908-782-4022 | Hunterdon County

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Flemington, New Jersey

Visit this one of a kind train museum to see some of the most complex and interesting models of train tracks, bridges, and cities. With a multitude of detailed models as well as an art gallery and doll collection section, there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy! The kids carry great memories of this museum for years to com... Read More

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Including a number of Special Trips!

Outside of te regular safari and crabbing trips, you can also hop aboard the Skimmer for one of the special trips including Cruisin' for Chicks, Wetlands Institute Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival, Cape May Fall Festival, and more!

Salt Marsh Safari

 609-884-3100 | Cape May County

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

Take an ecological lesson aboard the "Skimmer" observing the salt marshes around Cape May. You and your family will have the chance to see all sorts of wildlife and learn all about them from the boat's captain. Spend the day in an exciting and educational way outdoors among the Jersey Shore's wildlif... Read More

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Including outdoor fun at the Splashplex!

The Splashplex is a waterpark with plenty of slides and attractions for all ages. Relax on the Lazy River or enjoy a thrilling slide. You can also rent a Cabana.

The Funplex

 856-273-9666 | Burlington County

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey

The Funplex is a great place to spend a day of family fun! With laser tag, bumper cars, and a thrilling 4D theater, kids of all ages are sure to enjoy themselves. If the weather permits, you could even go outside for some outdoor rides or for the waterpark playground. For the ultimate experience, book a birthday party for kids to enjoy the day with their fri... Read More

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Now with a new Sea Turtle Recovery Center!

Turtle Back Zoo now has a Sea Turtle Recovery Center where they help care for sick and injured sea turtles before releasing them back into the wild. You can also donate to the cause by visiting seaturtlerecovery.org.

Turtle Back Zoo

 973-731-5801 | Essex County

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West Orange, New Jersey

Turtle Back Zoo is the perfect spot for your animal-loving children. Spend the day observing all kinds of wildlife from places all over the world. You can see penguins, leopards, wolves, and so many more. There is also a carousel featuring endangered species. Come out for a day of fun among animals... Read More

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Some of the best thrill rides around!

Six Flags Great Adventure is great for getting that adrenaline rush you're seeking. Experience some classic thrilling rides such as El Toro and Kingda Ka as well as some newer ones such as CYBORG Cyber Spin.

Six Flags Great Adventure

 732-928-1821 | Ocean County

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Jackson, New Jersey

Six Flags Great Adventure is known as one of the best theme parks nationally. The whole family will enjoy a day spent here. Get your adrenaline going on some of the best roller coasters in the world or take your little ones on some calmer coasters. Take pictures with some of the Looney Tunes characters scattered throughout the park to remember the fun day y... Read More

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Leave with a fluorescent mineral for your room!

Explore the depths of the mine while learning about and experiencing geology in a new and interactive way. You will so many different sorts of rocks, including glowing ones. You can even take a fluorescent rock to keep at home! 

The Sterling Hill Mining Museum

 973-209-MINE | Sussex County

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Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Visit the Sterling Hill Mining Museum for a look into the process of mining from square one! You will even adventure into the oldest mine in the country. With plenty of minerals, including fluorescent ones, and displays of the equipment used, something is guaranteed to catch your little one's eye. There will also be an opportunity to collect some minerals yo... Read More

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More Fun and Unique Places to Take the Kids in NJ

 

Image of the lake and autumn trees in the background reflecting in the water at High Point State Park as a fun place to bring kids in NJ

High Point State Park
1480 State Route 23, Wantage, NJ 07461
973-875-4800

High Point State Park is the perfect day trip for families who enjoy exploring the outdoors together. High Point marks the highest point of the Kittatinny Ridge, over 1,800 feet above sea level. The kids are sure to be amazed when they find out that High Point is the highest elevation in the entire state of New Jersey!

 

Not only is High Point State Park a really cool place to take kids, but it’s also fun for the entire family. There are so many different activities to take part in at the park aside from simply hiking up the mountain. Swimming in the 20-acre spring-fed Lake Marcia during the summer and concession stands are available. The lake is also great for fishing and boating! Those who enjoy camping can try staying the night at one of the 50 family campsites, 2 group campsites, 2 cabins, or group cabin.

 

 

Image of a zookeeper feeding two baby bears at Space Farms Zoo and Museum one of the coolest places for kids to have fun in NJ

Space Farms Zoo & Museum
218 County Road 519, Sussex, NJ 07461
973-875-5800

One of the most fun places to take kids in northern NJ is Space Farms in Sussex. The 100-acre zoo doubles as a museum and a home to over 500 animals. Some of the animals that live in Space Farms include lions, leopards, tigers, bears, monkeys, kangaroos, snakes, buffalo, and more! There are also farm animals to see, including llamas, goats, pigs, and sheep. The museum is broken up into nine different buildings, where antique cars, motorcycles, horse-drawn carriages, antique dolls, old farm machinery, and more are on display. The entertainment for the kids doesn’t stop there—Space Farms also has a picnic area, playground, and an Extreme Pizza Restaurant!

 

 

Image of the beach area at Lake Hopatcong one of the best attractions for children in NJ

Lake Hopatcong
323 Lakeside Blvd., Landing, NJ 07850
973-398-7010

Lake Hopatcong is New Jersey’s largest lake and is an awesome place to take kids for the day. The most obvious activities that visitors flock to Lake Hopatcong for are the water sports, boating, and swimming! There are two beach areas available for the kids to play on as the adults sunbathe for the day. There are also plenty of marinas offering boat rentals, as well as kid-friendly water sports. Try waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, or tubing on the lake. Some of the boats that can be rented on the lake include speed boats, pontoon boats, and other pleasure boats.

 

 

But Wait...

There's plenty more for you and the kids to explore in the state of NJ. Check out arcades for the little gamers, farms for the explorers, or zoos for your animal-lovers. You may be used to living in New Jersey, but new activities and entertainment are constantly surfacing and waiting to be explored by you and your family.

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