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Now you can find fun things to do with kids quickly by county and/ or the regions near you easily. New Jersey is home to many fun attractions that are suited to kids of all ages in and around Essex County, NJ. See all of the amazingly fun attractions near you below!

Shooters Paintball and Airsoft

  908-616-2985 | Hunterdon County

Frenchtown, New Jersey

Paintball NJ

Shooters Paintball & Airsoft offers one of the best paintball field experiences in the state. Head to the fields for paintball games, paintball camp, paintball tournaments and airsoft games. Paintball and Airsoft games are by reservation only, call 908-616-2985 to book your preferred day and time. If you do not have enough players to make your own group, ... Read More

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New Jersey Rock Gym

  973-439-9860 | Essex County

Fairfield, New Jersey

Indoor Rock Climbing in NJ

Looking for a fun, challenging and exciting place to try indoor rock climbing? The New Jersey Rock Gym is an awesome rock gym with over 12,000 square feet of fantastic climbing terrain.

Several ways to get started climbing include a belay class (ages 15 and up) where you learn how to hold and manage the ropes and use the equipment. Or, reserv... Read More

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State of the art gear!

Enjoy a laser tag experience with AR15 replicas and authentic recoil from CO2 charged magazines. Reloading and recoil provides a seemingly authentic experience playing laser tag. Engage on the battlefield and look up to see your stats right on the commander screen!

Bullseye Lasertag

  908-274-1499 | Middlesex County

Edison, New Jersey

Laser Tag Arenas in NJ

Bullseye is an experience that you and your friends or family will not forget. On this laser tag field you will find yourself reloading and experiencing recoil. All your stats will be tracked and easily available on a large screen on the battlefield so you can look up at any point to see how you're doin... Read More

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Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary

  973-338-7091 | Essex County

Bloomfield, New Jersey

Candy Stores in NJ

Old fashion candy with timeless flavor!

Holsten's is known for their old-fashioned atmosphere and their timeless flavor. Whether it is chocolates or ice cream they know how to mix the freshest ingredients and turn it into delectable treats! Holsten's hand makes truffles, peanut brittle, mints, butter crunch and dozens of other ... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Enjoy all the creative fun of the studio at home!  Just like in the studio, both acrylic painting and pottery painting options are available. Acrylic paint kits don’t require kiln firing, so they are perfect for kids that want that instant gratification!  They include a paintable figurine or wall plaque, paints, brush, glitter glaze and gloss glaze.  Pottery kits include ceramic glazes, hand dipped clear glaze and firing.  Pottery items include mugs, plates and bowls that become food safe after firing as  well as figurines that can be painted with either acrylic paints or ceramic glazes - your choice!   More options like canvas and wood painting kits will be added soon.

Orders can be placed on readytopaint.com or facebook.com/imreadytopaint and select your preferred method of delivery or curbside pickup. You can also visit their instagram page at instagram.com/imreadytopaint   Use COUPON CODE FUNNEWJERSEYMARCH for $5 off your order of $20 or more!  Valid through March 31st, 2020

Ready to Paint has been open for pottery and plaster painting in Chatham, NJ since 2017. They have been welcomed to the Chatham community and are a favorite for local families and friends to gather, paint and make memories.

Ready to Paint

  973-635-4321 | Morris County

Chatham, New Jersey

Pottery Studios in NJ

Paint At Home Kits Available With Curbside Pickup Or Delivery New! Paint at home craft to-go acrylic paint and pottery kits are available for curbside pickup or delivery to your location... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Greenwood Gardens

  973-258-4026 | Essex County

Short Hills, New Jersey

Arboretums in NJ

Peaceful Retreat Surrounded by Nature's Beauty
Explore this 28-acre garden gem where you will find a formal Italianate garden and delightful examples of Arts & Crafts era ornaments and architecture nestled among long allées of majestic trees, wildflower meadows, ponds, cultivated woodlands--all surrounded by 2,100 acres of preserve... Read More

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Montclair Art Museum

  973-746-5555 | Essex County

Montclair, New Jersey

Pottery Studios in NJ

Voted #1 for Favorite Adult Class and Favorite Art Camp in the 2015 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards!

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The Ceramics Studio is the only resource of its kind in New Jersey offered at a museum and adds significantly to the range of courses that MAM’s Yard School of Art provides. The Museum offers ten-week courses a... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Imagine That!!! Children's Museum

  973-966-8000 | Morris County

Florham Park, New Jersey

Toddler Attractions in NJ

Newly renovated Play Space! Perfect for your toddler! 

What has a fire truck, pirate ship, arts & crafts room and a new floor plan, with a healthy dose of BRAND NEW, updated high-tech and sensory exhibits for your little one? It's Imagine That's newly renovated children's museum in Florham Park! 

Your child(ren) wo... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Imagine That!!! Children's Museum

  973-966-8000 | Morris County

Florham Park, New Jersey

Field Trips in NJ

Imagine That!!! has THE ideal space for your early elementary class. Recently nominated one of the best children’s museums in the state, Imagine That has recently renovated their 16,000 sq. ft. museum for your students to explore, play and learn!

Your students can explore the real-sized Fire Truck, a BRAND NEW pirate ship, arts & crafts room,... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Cloverland Entertainment

  908-996-3140 | We Come to You

We Come To You, New Jersey

Kid-Friendly Farms in NJ

If one of your child’s dreams is to have a magical pony ride or petting zoo at their next party, then you must check out Cloverland Entertainment! They are the experts when it comes to pony rides, mobile petting zoos, and even enchanting carriage rides! Their pony ride attractions offer hand-walk and carousel services with professionally trained attenda... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Funtime Junction

  973-882-9777 | Essex County

Fairfield, New Jersey

Kids Play Places in NJ

Best of Essex gold medal winning FunTime Junction is the best place for all-weather all-day play and family fun!  Featuring a huge multi-level climbscape complete with slides, tubes, web ladders, bouncers, and a jump pillow, FunTime Junction also has an 1800 SF laser tag arena, helicopter carousel ride, and the All-New FunTime Freddy’s FunHouse. The Be... Read More

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The Village Play Cafe

  9735079822 | Morris County

Chatham, New Jersey

Kids Play Places in NJ

At The Village Play Cafe, you will find endless opportunities for your child to interact and play with others through creative and imaginary measures. The Village Café is bustling with a grocery store, post office, veterinary clinic, and a playhouse! Take a cozy coupe for a spin, then drive over to the gas station and fill-er-up. Is your little one into ... Read More

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Mountainside Stables

  973-300-3307 | Sussex County

Lafayette, New Jersey

Kid-Friendly Farms in NJ

Mountainside Stables has been providing excellent entertainment services for events throughout the Tri-State Area for 20 years! They provide traveling petting farms, pony rides and horse and carriage rides for events large or small. The traveling farm is a unique addition to any party that all of your guests will love! They bring clean and friendly animal... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Paint At Home Kits Available With Curbside Pickup Or Delivery New! Paint at home craft to-go acrylic paint and pottery kits are available for curbside pickup or delivery to your location.

Ready to Paint

  973-635-4321 | Morris County

Chatham, New Jersey

Art Studios in NJ

Paint At Home Kits Available With Curbside Pickup Or Delivery New! Paint at home craft to-go acrylic paint and pottery kits are available for curbside pickup or delivery to your location... Read More

Visit Website View Details

The Village Play Cafe

  9735079822 | Morris County

Chatham, New Jersey

Toddler Attractions in NJ

"It Takes a Village to Raise a Child!" 

At The Village Play Cafe you will find endless opportunities for your child to interact and play with others through creative and imaginary measures. The Village Café is bustling with a grocery store, post office, veterinary clinic, and a playhouse! Take a cozy coupe for a spin, then dr... Read More

Visit Website View Details

My Gym West Orange

  973-731-2022 | Essex County

West Orange, New Jersey

Toddler Attractions in NJ

My Gym West Orange is an awesome venue to bring Toddlers

Perfectly Planned Celebrations!

My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children six weeks through thirteen years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. They have hundreds of locations in more than 30 countrie... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Monster Mini Golf offers a ton of fun activities like laser tag, virtual reality, a laser maze and a top of the line arcade all making for a unique experience for the whole family.

Monster Mini Golf

  973-244-0026 | Essex County

Fairfield, New Jersey

Mini Golf Courses in NJ

Monster Mini Golf of Fairfield is a mini-golf experience like none other. Black lights bring to life the most stimulating and unique mini golf experience in NJ! Dive into 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf surrounded by walls that are alive with witty, comical, and relatable pop-culture artwork belonging to the town and state of the actual location... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

  973-376-3587 | Essex County

Short Hills, New Jersey

Arboretums in NJ

With over 100 species of wildflowers and over 40 varieties of trees, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is a great place to visit to expand your knowledge about the natural world! Stroll through the grounds and enjoy the views or come for some of their interactive programs and activities fr kids and adult... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Charmed Beading Studio

  973-783-0030 | Essex County

Montclair, New Jersey

Bead Studios in NJ

Visit Charmin Beading Studio in Montclair for a fun day of crafts with the family! Craft your own creations using their equipment. Your child can also host their birthday party here if arts is their passio... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Holsten's Brookdale Confectionery

  973-338-7091 | Essex County

Bloomfield, New Jersey

Ice Cream Shops in NJ

Enjoy the old-fashioned ice cream parlor feel of Holsten's while enjoying some delicious ice cream. They also offer a variety of grill items for those who prefer something savory. Holsten's was also the scene of the final episode of HBO's Soprano... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Mark and Julie's Homemade Ice Cream

  973-731-6011 | Essex County

West Orange, New Jersey

Ice Cream Shops in NJ

Mark and Julie's Homemade Ice Cream provides a variety of delicious, store-made ice creams and yogurts. They use only the finest ingredients to craft the perfect frozen dessert that'll cool you down on a hot summer da... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Awesome Zoo to Bring Kids to in Northern NJ!

The efforts made by The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to educate and inform the public about animals is outstanding. Their brand new Sea Turtle Recovery program includes a Turtle Rehabilitation Center for guests to see.

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

  973-731-5800 | Essex County

West Orange, New Jersey

Zoos in NJ

The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in northern NJ has tons of exhibits for visitors to explore with exciting animals such as alligators, wolves, penguins, and so much more! The zoo also runs events, workshops, awareness weeks, and live animal presentations each mont... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Shooters Paintball and Airsoft

 908-616-2985 | Hunterdon County

Paintball NJ

Frenchtown, New Jersey

Shooters Paintball & Airsoft offers one of the best paintball field experiences in the state. Head to the fields for paintball games, paintball camp, paintball tournaments and airsoft games. Paintball and Airsoft games are by reservation only, call 908-616-2985 to book your preferred day and time. If you do not have enough players to make your own group, ... Read More

Visit Website View Details

New Jersey Rock Gym

 973-439-9860 | Essex County

Indoor Rock Climbing in NJ

Fairfield, New Jersey

Looking for a fun, challenging and exciting place to try indoor rock climbing? The New Jersey Rock Gym is an awesome rock gym with over 12,000 square feet of fantastic climbing terrain.

Several ways to get started climbing include a belay class (ages 15 and up) where you learn how to hold and manage the ropes and use the equipment. Or, reserv... Read More

Visit Website View Details

State of the art gear!

Enjoy a laser tag experience with AR15 replicas and authentic recoil from CO2 charged magazines. Reloading and recoil provides a seemingly authentic experience playing laser tag. Engage on the battlefield and look up to see your stats right on the commander screen!

Bullseye Lasertag

 908-274-1499 | Middlesex County

Laser Tag Arenas in NJ

Edison, New Jersey

Bullseye is an experience that you and your friends or family will not forget. On this laser tag field you will find yourself reloading and experiencing recoil. All your stats will be tracked and easily available on a large screen on the battlefield so you can look up at any point to see how you're doin... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary

 973-338-7091 | Essex County

Candy Stores in NJ

Bloomfield, New Jersey

Old fashion candy with timeless flavor!

Holsten's is known for their old-fashioned atmosphere and their timeless flavor. Whether it is chocolates or ice cream they know how to mix the freshest ingredients and turn it into delectable treats! Holsten's hand makes truffles, peanut brittle, mints, butter crunch and dozens of other ... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Enjoy all the creative fun of the studio at home!  Just like in the studio, both acrylic painting and pottery painting options are available. Acrylic paint kits don’t require kiln firing, so they are perfect for kids that want that instant gratification!  They include a paintable figurine or wall plaque, paints, brush, glitter glaze and gloss glaze.  Pottery kits include ceramic glazes, hand dipped clear glaze and firing.  Pottery items include mugs, plates and bowls that become food safe after firing as  well as figurines that can be painted with either acrylic paints or ceramic glazes - your choice!   More options like canvas and wood painting kits will be added soon.

Orders can be placed on readytopaint.com or facebook.com/imreadytopaint and select your preferred method of delivery or curbside pickup. You can also visit their instagram page at instagram.com/imreadytopaint   Use COUPON CODE FUNNEWJERSEYMARCH for $5 off your order of $20 or more!  Valid through March 31st, 2020

Ready to Paint has been open for pottery and plaster painting in Chatham, NJ since 2017. They have been welcomed to the Chatham community and are a favorite for local families and friends to gather, paint and make memories.

Ready to Paint

 973-635-4321 | Morris County

Pottery Studios in NJ

Chatham, New Jersey

Paint At Home Kits Available With Curbside Pickup Or Delivery New! Paint at home craft to-go acrylic paint and pottery kits are available for curbside pickup or delivery to your location... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Greenwood Gardens

 973-258-4026 | Essex County

Arboretums in NJ

Short Hills, New Jersey

Peaceful Retreat Surrounded by Nature's Beauty
Explore this 28-acre garden gem where you will find a formal Italianate garden and delightful examples of Arts & Crafts era ornaments and architecture nestled among long allées of majestic trees, wildflower meadows, ponds, cultivated woodlands--all surrounded by 2,100 acres of preserve... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Montclair Art Museum

 973-746-5555 | Essex County

Pottery Studios in NJ

Montclair, New Jersey

Voted #1 for Favorite Adult Class and Favorite Art Camp in the 2015 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards!

n


The Ceramics Studio is the only resource of its kind in New Jersey offered at a museum and adds significantly to the range of courses that MAM’s Yard School of Art provides. The Museum offers ten-week courses a... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Imagine That!!! Children's Museum

 973-966-8000 | Morris County

Toddler Attractions in NJ

Florham Park, New Jersey

Newly renovated Play Space! Perfect for your toddler! 

What has a fire truck, pirate ship, arts & crafts room and a new floor plan, with a healthy dose of BRAND NEW, updated high-tech and sensory exhibits for your little one? It's Imagine That's newly renovated children's museum in Florham Park! 

Your child(ren) wo... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Imagine That!!! Children's Museum

  973-966-8000 | Morris County

Field Trips in NJ

Florham Park, New Jersey

Imagine That!!! has THE ideal space for your early elementary class. Recently nominated one of the best children’s museums in the state, Imagine That has recently renovated their 16,000 sq. ft. museum for your students to explore, play and learn!

Your students can explore the real-sized Fire Truck, a BRAND NEW pirate ship, arts & crafts room,... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Cloverland Entertainment

 908-996-3140 | We Come to You

Kid-Friendly Farms in NJ

We Come To You, New Jersey

If one of your child’s dreams is to have a magical pony ride or petting zoo at their next party, then you must check out Cloverland Entertainment! They are the experts when it comes to pony rides, mobile petting zoos, and even enchanting carriage rides! Their pony ride attractions offer hand-walk and carousel services with professionally trained attenda... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Funtime Junction

 973-882-9777 | Essex County

Kids Play Places in NJ

Fairfield, New Jersey

Best of Essex gold medal winning FunTime Junction is the best place for all-weather all-day play and family fun!  Featuring a huge multi-level climbscape complete with slides, tubes, web ladders, bouncers, and a jump pillow, FunTime Junction also has an 1800 SF laser tag arena, helicopter carousel ride, and the All-New FunTime Freddy’s FunHouse. The Be... Read More

Visit Website View Details

The Village Play Cafe

 9735079822 | Morris County

Kids Play Places in NJ

Chatham, New Jersey

At The Village Play Cafe, you will find endless opportunities for your child to interact and play with others through creative and imaginary measures. The Village Café is bustling with a grocery store, post office, veterinary clinic, and a playhouse! Take a cozy coupe for a spin, then drive over to the gas station and fill-er-up. Is your little one into ... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Mountainside Stables

 973-300-3307 | Sussex County

Kid-Friendly Farms in NJ

Lafayette, New Jersey

Mountainside Stables has been providing excellent entertainment services for events throughout the Tri-State Area for 20 years! They provide traveling petting farms, pony rides and horse and carriage rides for events large or small. The traveling farm is a unique addition to any party that all of your guests will love! They bring clean and friendly animal... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Paint At Home Kits Available With Curbside Pickup Or Delivery New! Paint at home craft to-go acrylic paint and pottery kits are available for curbside pickup or delivery to your location.

Ready to Paint

 973-635-4321 | Morris County

Art Studios in NJ

Chatham, New Jersey

Paint At Home Kits Available With Curbside Pickup Or Delivery New! Paint at home craft to-go acrylic paint and pottery kits are available for curbside pickup or delivery to your location... Read More

Visit Website View Details

The Village Play Cafe

 9735079822 | Morris County

Toddler Attractions in NJ

Chatham, New Jersey

"It Takes a Village to Raise a Child!" 

At The Village Play Cafe you will find endless opportunities for your child to interact and play with others through creative and imaginary measures. The Village Café is bustling with a grocery store, post office, veterinary clinic, and a playhouse! Take a cozy coupe for a spin, then dr... Read More

Visit Website View Details

My Gym West Orange

  973-731-2022 | Essex County

Toddler Attractions in NJ

West Orange, New Jersey

My Gym West Orange is an awesome venue to bring Toddlers

Perfectly Planned Celebrations!

My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children six weeks through thirteen years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. They have hundreds of locations in more than 30 countrie... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Monster Mini Golf offers a ton of fun activities like laser tag, virtual reality, a laser maze and a top of the line arcade all making for a unique experience for the whole family.

Monster Mini Golf

 973-244-0026 | Essex County

Mini Golf Courses in NJ

Fairfield, New Jersey

Monster Mini Golf of Fairfield is a mini-golf experience like none other. Black lights bring to life the most stimulating and unique mini golf experience in NJ! Dive into 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf surrounded by walls that are alive with witty, comical, and relatable pop-culture artwork belonging to the town and state of the actual location... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

 973-376-3587 | Essex County

Arboretums in NJ

Short Hills, New Jersey

With over 100 species of wildflowers and over 40 varieties of trees, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is a great place to visit to expand your knowledge about the natural world! Stroll through the grounds and enjoy the views or come for some of their interactive programs and activities fr kids and adult... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Charmed Beading Studio

 973-783-0030 | Essex County

Bead Studios in NJ

Montclair, New Jersey

Visit Charmin Beading Studio in Montclair for a fun day of crafts with the family! Craft your own creations using their equipment. Your child can also host their birthday party here if arts is their passio... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Holsten's Brookdale Confectionery

 973-338-7091 | Essex County

Ice Cream Shops in NJ

Bloomfield, New Jersey

Enjoy the old-fashioned ice cream parlor feel of Holsten's while enjoying some delicious ice cream. They also offer a variety of grill items for those who prefer something savory. Holsten's was also the scene of the final episode of HBO's Soprano... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Mark and Julie's Homemade Ice Cream

 973-731-6011 | Essex County

Ice Cream Shops in NJ

West Orange, New Jersey

Mark and Julie's Homemade Ice Cream provides a variety of delicious, store-made ice creams and yogurts. They use only the finest ingredients to craft the perfect frozen dessert that'll cool you down on a hot summer da... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Awesome Zoo to Bring Kids to in Northern NJ!

The efforts made by The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to educate and inform the public about animals is outstanding. Their brand new Sea Turtle Recovery program includes a Turtle Rehabilitation Center for guests to see.

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

 973-731-5800 | Essex County

Zoos in NJ

West Orange, New Jersey

The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in northern NJ has tons of exhibits for visitors to explore with exciting animals such as alligators, wolves, penguins, and so much more! The zoo also runs events, workshops, awareness weeks, and live animal presentations each mont... Read More

Visit Website View Details

 

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