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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! Listings are not in any particular ranked order

Kidz Village 
131 South 31st Street, Kenilworth, NJ 07033
507 King Georges Rd., Woodbridge, NJ 07095
908-445-7220 (Kenilworth) & 732-826-8577 (Woodbridge)

Kidz Village a Top 50 Kids Attraction in NJ The best indoor play place for kids in New Jersey!
Kidz Village is an enchanting indoor play center designed for children 10 years and under and adults are always free. Filled with pretend businesses where children pretend to work and play, a huge multi-level indoor playground, ball-launching castle, arcade and restaurant. Children are learning in our edu-tainment rooms (diner, supermarket, beauty salon, tool shop, etc.) while they have fun. We offer open play all day every day, 7 days a week.

In addition, Kidz Village throws very special birthday parties in private party rooms that are filled with interactive activities and are personalized for each birthday child. Kidz Village can host small and very large school/organization groups. Socks are required to play. No outside food or beverage. Call 908-445-7220 (Kenilworth) or 732-826-8577 (Woodbridge), visit our website or see our full page listing!

18,000 square feet of fun for kids ages 10 and under! - Northern & Central NJ

Jenkinson's Boardwalk
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Jenkinson's Boardwalk Top Kids Attractions in New Jersey Spend a day with the kids down the Shore!
Located in beautiful Point Pleasant Beach New Jersey, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk has attractions for people of all ages. It features white sandy beaches, fun games, mini golf courses, aquarium, arcades, thrilling rides and exciting attractions. From cotton candy and ice cream to pizza and healthier options, you can find exactly what you are craving along the boards! The Aquarium is home to a wide range of amazing animals from sharks and penguins to parrots and monkeys and many more interesting creatures that will make for a fun and exciting marine life experience.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk is everything you expect from a world-famous Jersey Shore boardwalk - and more! Whether you are just visiting for the day or making it your summer getaway, every member of your family will find excitement, fun, and adventure. They also feature both free weekly events and year-round festivals, so it's never an ordinary day at Jenkinson's!

Family-friendly fun for kids of all ages - Central Shore Region NJ

Jenkinson's Aquarium 
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Jenkinson's Aquarium Top 50 New Jersey kids attractions Amazing aquarium right off the boardwalk!
Jenkinson's Aquarium is located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The whole family will love the exotic exhibits such as Atlantic & Pacific sharks, Parrots, Penguins, Monkeys & more! Explore the world of penguins up-close and watch the animal feeding times throughout the day. The kids will love 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, Outreach Program, birthday parties or rentals, please call 732-899-1212.

Great New Jersey family-friendly attraction - Central Shore Region NJ

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark 
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark Top 50 Kid-Friendly Attractions in New Jersey Bring your Family to Reconnect and Reminisce!
Seaside Heights, NJ is waiting for you this summer! Don’t miss a visit to Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark in the heart of the Jersey Shore. It’s two great parks in one convenient location in the center of town. Casino Pier offers some of the best attractions at the Jersey Shore, including the exhilarating Hydrus Roller Coaster and Ferris Wheel. Test your putting skills on the 36-hole multi-level Smuggler's Quay Adventure Golf Course.

Want a thrilling experience? Try the SkyCoaster, Super Storm or Shore Shot! The Wacky Roof-Top Mini Golf, the Classic Arcade, the Sky Ride, Games of Skill and Chance and more will entertain your family all summer! Be sure to try the numerous mouthwatering delights from the Pier Grill and Food Stands. Just across the street, is Breakwater Beach Waterpark. Let the little ones splash away in the safe, soft clean toddler area while the bigger kids take on the thrill slides. Test your senses with the Aqua drop free fall! A 50 foot speed slide where the floor drops out from under you at the starting platform!!! Or take the twists and turns of a serpentine body slide as you wind your way above the lazy river! Tired of slides? – check out the Harbor Wave Pool where you can experience the Jersey Shore without the sand! A day of fun in one place!

Two of the best Jersey Shore amusement parks - Central Shore Region NJ

Mountain Creek Waterpark
200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462

Mountain Creek Waterpark is a top family attraction in New Jersey Water park in the mountains
Mountain Creek Waterpark is built among the beautiful mountains of northern New Jersey. There are over 30 fun attractions for kids and adults! You’ll find some of the most thrilling water rides at Mountain Creek, all along the backdrop of picturesque mountains, making it seem as if the thrills are carved from the rushing mountain waters. The Alpine Mountain Coaster is a unique NJ kids attraction that allows you to control your own speed as you ride down a mountain. Other mountain adventures include water rides wrapped around mountain terrain, a zip-lining adventure and more. In the winter, Mountain Creek transforms into an action-packed winter adventure park.

Most beautiful water park in New Jersey - Northern NJ

iPlay America 
110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728

iPlay America top 50 kids attractions in Monmouth County NJ Indoor Boardwalk Offers Arcade, Laser Tag & More!
The City of iPlay America is New Jersey’s best place to GET INSIDE THE FUN! Come in and enjoy the spectacular array of more than 250 exciting video and skills games. Check out thrilling attractions like Cosmic Battle 2-Level Laser Tag, 4D Theater, indoor Go Karts on the Pine Belt Speedway, Bumper Cars, Skyscraper, Boardwalk, Mini Bowling, the Freedom Rider spinning coaster and the largest indoor high-ropes course in New Jersey! Plus, there’s a variety of additional rides and attractions just for younger children like Jump Around, Dizzy Dragons spinning ride and the thrilling Happy Swing! iPlay America also has terrific concerts for all ages, celebrity Meet & Greets and amazing events. And best of all, it's ALWAYS FREE to enter! It’s YOUR Ultimate Everyday Getaway!

iPlay America won the 2016 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 features an outstanding selection of food options. There is something to please every appetite at Game Time Bar & Grill, Sonny's Boardwalk Grill, Boardwalk Bites, The Grind Coffee Co. and Broadway Sweets, one of the region’s largest candy stores!

When your child is counting on you for the BEST Birthday Party EVER…one that will be the talk of the town…when it really matters and every detail really counts, the only place to go is the City of iPlay America! iPlay America is the HOME of the FREE Birthday Child and the BEST BIRTHDAY BASH! Choose from an amazing selection of NEW birthday party packages, larger party rooms and you get a personal party host to take care of everything! In the City of iPlay America, where birthday dreams come true, no matter which party package you choose, iPlay America’s certified party planners are ready to help you create an event your child will remember and cherish. iPlay America’s party packages are designed so your birthday child can invite up to 15 guests to celebrate for two-and-a-half hours! And every party comes with VIP check in, balloons, food, rides, games, attractions and a FREE $25 Game Card for the Birthday Child! iPlay America has NEW, larger private party suites, too. Plus, iPlay America has a thrilling selection of fantastic theme options and special add-ons that kids LOVE! Even better, iPlay America is where the party never stops because every guest gets a FREE iRide Pass to STAY and PLAY when the party’s over!

It’s easy to create the party your child has been dreaming about because there are so many packages and exciting options to choose from. iPlay America’s most popular package is the iParty Plus! The iParty Plus package includes Cosmic Battle 2-Level Laser Tag, UNLIMITED rides, choice of 4D Theater or Spin Zone and so much MORE! Customize your child’s party with one of the Theme Party Upgrades like WWE, Football, Basketball, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Minions, Sofia the First, Glow, Princess Party and MORE! Visit or call 732-577-8200, ext. 382 to speak with a certified party planner for more information.

Best Indoor All-in-One Amusement Center - Central NJ

Sahara Sam's Oasis
535 North Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091

Sahara Sams Oasis Top 50 NJ Kids Attractions A top kids attraction in New Jersey!
Sahara Sam's Oasis is located in West Berlin, New Jersey. It is a family owned and family focused indoor and outdoor water park, arcade, and all around entertainment destination. Their innovative design provides year-round water park attractions inside and out. Out of the nearly 70,000 square feet of indoor fun, 80% is contained under a retractable roof system providing a weather proof experience. Most recently the water park opened a 2-acre outdoor expansion replicating the thrills of ocean side entertainment – The Beach Club in addition to a new dining court facility and private birthday party rooms. Attractions aside, Sahara Sam’s is recognized for exceptional service in a clean, safe, and fun atmosphere. Additionally, Sahara Sam’s is the principal financial backer for SAMBULANCE Safety Squad a 501(c)3 nonprofit education program. It’s Always 84 and Sunny at Sahara Sam’s!

Indoor water park open all year! - Southwest NJ

Play Day Place 
695 Challenger Way, Forked River, NJ 08731

Play Day Places top 50 indoor play places for kids in NJ "Where kids can play their way!"
Play Day Place is all about discovery and adventure, and promotes kids’ agility of both mind and body through the energetic and imaginative play opportunities their facility provides. Play Day Place offers indoor nflatable Basketball Zone and enclosed Soccer Arena with over-sized soccer balls, twin structurally-engineered Rock Climbing Walls equipped with automatic repelling systems which guarantee secure landings, and a 3-Tier Soft Play Structure where kids can investigate a variety of items including tubes, a slide, cargo climb, zip line, balance beam walkway and more.

Their “Imaginative Play” rooms provide kids with three unique opportunities; they can aspire to be creative chefs or hungry patrons in our fully quipped “50s” Diner, enjoy the educational roles of both teachers and students in our School Classroom, and “practice” medicine as nurses or doctors in their Toy Hospital. They also feature a Toddler Room and a Virtual Playground where kids can interact with projected games.

Best indoor Jersey Shore attraction for kids - Southern NJ

Lefty’s Sports Academy 
840 Bloomfield Ave., Clifton, NJ 07012
973-777-BATS (2287)

Lefty's Sports Academy is an NJ attraction for kids who like playing sports Baseball All Year Long!
It’s always Baseball and Softball Season at Lefty’s Sports Academy! Lefty’s Sports Academy is a 20,000 Sq. Ft. facility located in Clifton, NJ, just 1/4 mile north of Route 3. Test your swing at one of Lefty’s 6 automated Iron Mike batting machines, or take private lessons from one of our professional coaches. Our fully turfed 10,000 sq. foot training field is broken down into 8 training areas for individual or team usage. Year round we offer Camps, Clinics, individual and team training, strength and agility training and you can even host your birthday party at Lefty’s!

Our Pro Shop carries a full line of major brand equipment at unbeatable prices! You won't find it for less ANYWHERE! Whether you're just looking to get a few swings in or trying to take your game to the next level, you'll find everything you need at Lefty's Sports Academy, where real ballplayers are made in the off season! Lefty's has been chosen as a premium training facility and as one of the best batting centers for kids in NJ!

Top sports facility for kids in New Jersey - Northern NJ

Jersey Shore Pirates 
Riverfront Marina, 281 Princeton Ave., Brick, NJ 08724

Jersey Shore Pirates great children's attraction in Ocean County The most unique kids attraction in all of New Jersey!
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.

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!

Please call 732-899-6100 for more information or please visit our website!

The best kids boat adventure - Central NJ

The Sussex Skylands 
Sussex County, NJ 07860

The Sussex Skylands best kids attractions in Northern NJ New Jersey’s Great Northwest!
The Sussex Skylands, New Jersey’s "Great Northwest," offers four seasons of exciting activities for all ages. Located in Sussex County, NJ, the Sussex Skylands is home to Mountain Creek and Crystal Springs Resort. The resort features seven World-Class golf courses, Minerals Resort and Spa, Grand Cascades Lodge, two luxury day spas, several fine-dining locations and the nation's largest wine cellar with over 130,000 bottles. Located on resort property is also Action Park water park, mountains for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, plus its two newest attractions – Mountain Creek Zip Tours and Mountain Coaster.

Area attractions include wineries, farmers markets and seven state and federal parks with extensive trail networks, including 40 miles of the Appalachian Trail for hiking, biking and wildlife observation. Sussex Skylands also features 20 golf courses, the beautiful Lake Hopatcong (New Jersey’s largest lake), casual and gourmet restaurants, antique shops, arts and entertainment venues. The natural beauty of the Sussex Skylands and its proximity to New York City make it a favorite destination for travelers. Visit or call 973-579-1811 for information.

Seasonal packages available - Northern NJ

Wild West City Wild West City Top Tourist Attractions for Kids in NJ
50 Lackawanna Drive, Stanhope, NJ 07874

Wild West City unique attractions for kids in Northern NJ Come on down to Wild West City
Howdy Pardners! Want to become part of the legend of the Old West? Well, saddle on up and ride on over to Wild West City! An authentic 1880s western theme park, a replica of Dodge City, Kansas, that is family owned and operated, in their 60th season!

Step back into time as the West unfolds before your eyes. Watch as the Pony Express brings the mail to town or as Jesse James and his gang raid the Wild West City Bank. Learn to spin a trick rope or help the Marshal track down the outlaws. Mosey through the shops and museums along Main Street or learn about life on the frontier from the Schoolmarm, Mountainman or Blacksmith. Visit the barnyard critters; pan for gold as the miners did during the Gold Rush of 1849 or play a round of miniature golf. Ride the train or stagecoach to all points west or, for younger cowpokes, ride a real live pony! Fun, educational and entertaining!

Only Western theme park in New Jersey - Northern NJ

jerZjump jerZjump top indoor play place attractions for kids in NJ
51 Stouts Ln., Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

jerZjump best indoor kids attraction in Central New Jersey 17,500 Square Feet of Fun!
jerZjump offers 17,500 square feet of fun for children up to 14 years old. The business was established by two families with their own young children in mind. They wanted to provide a place where families can spend the day together for one low price. The facility features several different inflatable bounce houses, a 15 foot indoor jungle gym, a fully-loaded arcade, plus a brand-new rock climbing wall and bumper cars! Their private toddler room provides a soft, safe and clean area for smaller children to play and explore with all of the latest toys from the Children's Factory and Little Tykes.

Keep the energy going all day by fueling up at their full service snack bar! Parents can relax in the lounge while their children play, enjoy free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating and a flat screen TV. Ask about booking a private party!

Private Birthday Parties Available!

Monmouth County Park System 
Monmouth County, NJ 07738
732-842-4000, ext. 4312

Monmouth County Park System top attractions for kids in Central New Jersey "Yours to Discover!"
With over 30 parks to explore, the Monmouth County Park System offers terrific locations the whole family can enjoy. There are over 130 miles of trails to hike or bike, ten playgrounds for climbing and sliding, two historic sites to take a step back in time, two environmental centers for hands-on learning about the local wildlife and so much more! The Park System also offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year, offering families terrific opportunities to learn something new or experience fun times together. Visit the website to learn more information.

Best year-round programs for kids in New Jersey - Central NJ

Crystal Springs Resort 
3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419

Crystal Springs Resort best outdoor attractions for kids in Northern NJ Weekend adventure getaway for the whole family!
The Crystal Springs Resort Adventure Center is the hub of outdoor activity, adventure and recreation at Crystal Springs Resort. Located onsite at Minerals Resort, if an outdoor experience is what you are after, then a trip to the Adventure Center during your stay should definitely be in your plans. From on-site activities such as Horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking and hiking to off-site activities like hot air balloon rides, sky diving, farm tours and skeet shooting; there is something for everyone at the Crystal Springs Resort Adventure Center. Their staff is there to ensure you have a stay filled with fun, excitement, and most importantly priceless memories. Open until the end of October.

Best outdoor activities for kids in North Jersey - Northern NJ

Glassworks Studio 
152 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

Glassworks Studio creattive kids attraction in NJ Create glass masterpieces
Glassworks Studio, the country's first walk-in glass fusing studio, offers a wide variety of glass projects for all ages. The studio is exclusively a glass fusing studio, no paint involved! Walk-ins are welcome any time during their open studio hours, reservations for 5 or more are recommended.

Glass fusing projects start by selecting the size and shape of the project you would like to make. Options include dishes, serving platters, picture frames, coasters, jewelry boxes and more. Once you have selected a shape, a staff member will provide you with a clear, blank, flat sheet of glass to begin. Your whole design will be built on top of this base. All projects are guided by a professional staff member, but the design is completely up to you. Children 10 years and older have the option of cutting pieces of glass themselves to make their design. For children 5 years or younger, pre-cut kits are available.

Most unique NJ kids art studio - Northern NJ

189 Brunswick St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

HudsonPlay Top 50 Kids Attractions in Northern New Jersey "It's Time to Play"
Bring your children to HudsonPlay, where they will rediscover the excitement of play! HudsonPlay is a unique indoor play place with activities to engage children of all ages. Their focus is on interactive entertainment and fitness, with specially designed play areas for toddlers, preschoolers, older children and even adults! The soft-play area features a variety of activities appropriate for all ages including Imagination Playground blocks, toy car course, rock climbing walls, net-rope course, swings, ladder course, Foosball table, Ninja Warrior course and much more! HudsonPlay is also one of the only play facilities in the state to feature a Virtual Reality Roller Coaster!

HudsonPlay is available for walk-ins daily or become a member for exclusive perks such as 40% off admission, 10% off birthday parties, 2 complimentary PLAYpasses and more! They also offer several classes throughout the week such as Ninja Training, Tumbling, Music Enrichment and more. Most classes must be registered in advance, visit the website for upcoming sessions and to book online. Adult Ninja Course and Climbing workouts are available daily after 7pm (reservation required), come in for a unique way to burn some calories! HudsonPlay is available for birthday parties, fundraisers, field trips and private events for all ages; call for more information and to reserve your date.

Fitness-focused play space! - Northern NJ

Sky Zone of Ocean Township 
2355 New Jersey 66, Ocean Township, NJ 07712

Sky Zone of Ocean Township unique indoor kids attractions NJ Awesome Healthy Fun in Central NJ
Sky Zone Trampoline Park is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. Sky Zone Ocean’s 35,000 sq. foot facility is filled with wall-to-wall trampoline courts that are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes. The innovative trampoline park offers a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy including Open Jump, allowing guests to leap, bound and soar, Ultimate Dodgeball, a friendly and healthy dodgeball competition and Sky Slam, taking your jump shot to the next level. In addition, fitness fiends in Monmouth County can burn up to 1000 calories at Sky Zone’s original SkyFit fitness class, which combines advanced calisthenics with a three-dimensional cardio and strength training program. Come check out GLOW nights and find out how “We’re Different After Dark.”

This clean indoor park is the ideal venue for groups seeking unforgettable events such as birthday parties, corporate team building, field trips and much more. Open Jump is available during regular business hours and gives you unlimited access to the Main Court, Foam Zone and Sky Slam. All jumpers must fill out a waiver. Jumpers under 18 years old must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Book your jump time online to guarantee your time at

Monmouth County, NJ’s most unique kids attraction! -Central NJ

A Time to Kiln 
50 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701

A Time to Kiln Top Kids Attractions in NJ Come Experience Art and Fun!
A Time to Kiln, is a great place for kids to have fun in the Northern Shore Region of NJ, provides numerous pottery pieces to paint and bring home to display. Make many different projects such as character items and cookie jars and even seasonal items! Since each visitor is given the opportunity to pick the pottery item they will paint, their creativity will not only show through in their artwork, but also the piece that captured their eye and called their name.

While the name may suggest that the company only does pottery, that isn’t the case. A Time to Kiln offers countless other fun, child-appropriate, art activities to children in the Northern Shore Region of NJ. Parents can also bring their children to the studio and assist in glass fusing, mosaic making, canvas painting, art kits to go and even a stuff-a-critter activity! There is never a studio fee and walk ins are always welcome!

Come Make a Special Piece and Take it Home the Same Day!

Knockerball & More 
180 Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Knockerball & More Best Kids Attractions in NJ As Seen on the Today Show!
Need something unconventional to do with the kids?! Go over to Knockerball and More in the Monmouth Mall right now! They have so many insane and energy expelling activities, you and your kids will freak! Let’s start with Knockerball. We are very sure, there is something about being inside a large inflatable ball that turns you into a human bumper car, that your kids will just go crazy for! They can play Bumper Ball with an oversized soccer ball, Last Team Standing, Sumo Wrestling, Relay Races and more.

Then there’s the huge ball pit, Lego mini golf, glow in the dark laser and nerf gun tag, among so many other life sized and giant party games like Connect-4, Hungry Hungry Humans, UNO, Jenga, and Checkers just to name a few. There’s no wonder that Knockerball and More has been voted a Top Kids Attraction in NJ.

Check their website for a full list of activities.

Best summer attraction in New Jersey for the whole family - Central NJ

Storybook Land 
6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Storybook Land is a fun NJ attraction for young children Classic stories come to life!
Classic children’s stories come to life at this magical attraction for children. Walk through your own favorite stories from childhood and create new memories with your children. Rides and attractions are perfect for little kids. Special events for the whole family are held throughout the year and seasonal activities like the Easter Egg Hunt, pumpkin picking and Christmas Fantasy with Lights Parade are traditional New Jersey favorites. Bring your kids for a fantasy getaway, and maybe they will bring their own kids someday. Start a family tradition at Storybook Land!

Top NJ attraction for young children - Southern NJ

Speed Raceway 
1103 Route 130 South, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Speed Raceway is an exciting kids attraction in New Jersey Your #1 Go-To Kids Place!
Need a place to have fun with the kids today? Speed Raceway is the perfect stop for you then! They stand out from all their competitors because they have so many ways to have fun. Their newest and largest indoor electric kart racing facility is the best place for a true racing experience. Speed Raceway has eco-friendly race karts that have way more torque than traditional gasoline karts. Combine that with being only two inches off the ground on their challenging F-1 style racetracks and you will get an action packed and fun filled family racing experience!

Arcade games are a classic tried and true way to spend your free time and are always a big attraction with kids! Speed Raceway’s outstanding collection of sport, twin driving, arcade shooters, and self-redemption games are enough to have you and the kids immersed in having a great time. If you’re in the area or looking for a nice family driving trip, head to their Horsham, PA location to check out their intense mini-golf course!

Birthday, Party, Corporate and Group Events Offered! - Southern Central NJ

Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena 
76 Carter Dr., Edison, NJ 08817

Rebounderz is a unique attraction for kids in Central NJ Giant trampolines and more
Jump around on giant trampolines at Rebounderz in Edison, NJ. Your background trampoline is taken to the next level at this unique kids attraction. Kids will have a blast and get a great workout at the same time while releasing their energy on 15,000 square feet of “rebounding surface”! It’s more than just trampolines- you can also play basketball, trampoline dodge ball, and dive into foam pits. Adults can get in on the fun too. Birthday party and group packages are available.

Most unique childrens athletic facility in NJ - Central NJ

Pirate Voyages
232 Bay Ave. (Between 2nd & 3rd on Bay Ave.) Ocean City, NJ 08226

Pirate Voyages Top attractions for kids in Southern NJ A Fun Pirate Adventure for Families!
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 with the rest of the crew to help decode a map pointing to the secret Hidden Underwater Treasure, as well as help to look out for anyone who might try to steal the treasure! The Sea Dragon is even equipped with sixteen water cannons.

Pirate Voyages run from Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day Weekend! Field trips and birthday parties start in May and run through September. All trips are weather permitting.

Best Kids Day Trip in Ocean City!- Southern Shore Region

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 
149 Polito Ave., Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ is an exciting NJ attraction for family fun night Exciting Live Action Show and Dinner!
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is an exciting evening of quality entertainment based upon the majesty of the Middle Ages. Guests experience spectacular pageantry, dramatic horsemanship, breathtaking swordplay, and falconry while feasting on a four-course banquet served in true medieval, pre-silverware fashion. The experience culminates in an authentic jousting tournament between six brave Knights of the Realm.

Our 80,000 square-foot facility, which opened in February 1990, features an impressive arena with seating for up to 1,350 people. The fully enclosed, climate-controlled castle houses an elaborately decorated Hall of Arms, Museum of Torture, and stables facility.

Looking for a truly memorable, unique experience? Join in the royal fun and be part of their thrilling live performance! Visit them at or call them at 1-888-WE-JOUST for details.

Best New Jersey attraction for dinner and a show with the kids - Northern NJ

Warinanco Sports Center 
1 Park Drive, Roselle, NJ 07203

Warinanco Sports Center Top Kids Attraction in Northern NJ Eat, Play, Celebrate HERE!
Warinanco Sports Center offers a year-round events space located within historic Warinanco Park in Roselle.

Warinanco Sports Center Offers:

• Ice Skating, Ice Hockey and Lessons
• Turf Field Rental
• Pedal Boat Rentals
• Tots Soccer Lessons
• Adult Soccer Leagues
• Summer Camp
• Baseball Camp
• Private Event Spaces
• Birthday Parties
• Full service Café
• Family Friendly public events such as Food Festivals, Pet Parade and Family Fun Run

Located in Historic Warinanco Park! - Northern NJ

Land of Make Believe and Pirate's Cove
352 Great Meadows Road, Hope, NJ 07825

Land of Make Believe is a top 50 childrens attraction in Hope, NJ A top kids amusement park attraction in NJ!
Children will love spending the day at Land of Make Believe and Pirate's Cove! This classic New Jersey amusement park features two parks for the price of one! Take a ride on classics like the Grand Carousel and the Civil War Locomotive Train Ride, or scream on the Thriller Roller Coaster. Don't miss the photo ops with the famous talking scarecrow and the park's mascot, Captain Ricky! There is also a maze, an animal farm, an arcade and much more. Pirate's Cove features many thrilling and refreshing water rides. Zip through and get drenched on the Black Hole or relax in America's largest wading pool. Access to the family picnic grove and parking are free with admission. The Land of Make Believe is the perfect attraction for a summer family getaway.

Best amusement park for little kids - Northern NJ

1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755

Insectropolis is a great educational kids attraction Learn about bugs!
Do your kids love creepy crawlers? Bring them to Insectropolis, a one-of-a-kind attraction for kids in New Jersey! This “bugseum” is designed like a giant bug-themed city and features numerous fascinating exhibits. Children and adults will learn all about the importance and function of these amazing creatures at this unique educational attraction. See bugs on display, learn about honeybees and see what a termite underground. Insectropolis is a great idea for a day trip with kids or a rainy day activity.

Most unique museum for kids in NJ - Central NJ

Chef Carl’s Make a Pizza Party
Serves all of NJ

Chef Carl's Make a Pizza Party is a great birthday idea for kids in NJ Make your own pizzas!
For a truly unique and fun kids party experience, call Chef Carl’s Make a Pizza Party! Chef Carl is a trained and experienced chef who has been making pizzas since he was 8 years old. These cooking parties are creative fun for the kids and the hosting adults. Chef Carl comes to you! Each child will get to make his or her own delicious pizza masterpiece. Chef Carl hopes to encourage kids to be creative and be inspired to pursue culinary passions. There are three party packages available. Chef Carl’s Make A Pizza Party is one of the best kids birthday party options around!

Best kids birthday party idea in NJ - Entire NJ area

Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Duke Farms is a top childrens attraction in NJ Explore nature with the family
A trip to Duke Farms is a great way to appreciate nature with the whole family. There are a wide variety of educational programs about native wildlife, plants natural habitats. This beautiful park offers 18 miles of trails to hike, bike or embark on a self-guided walking tour. It is the perfect place to go roller blading, bird-watching, geocaching and more.

Best NJ kids attraction for nature lovers - Central NJ

Marine Mammal Stranding Center
3625 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, NJ 08203

Marine Mammal Stranding Center is a top kids attraction in NJ Learn about sea animal rescue
Animal lovers will be delighted by a visit to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, a non-profit organization committed to helping stranded whales, seals, dolphins, sea turtles and other creatures that have washed ashore. Visitors can learn all about the rescue operation at the Sea Life Educational Center and Gift Shop year round and visit the 1000 gallon Observation Tank in the Summer. You can learn about how your family can help and support the stranded animals. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center also offers outreach program, group tours and summer programs.

Top animal rescue center attraction for kids in New Jersey - Southern NJ

Chocolate Etc.
382 Main Street, Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Chocolate Etc. is a fun kids attraction for birthday parties in NJ Make your own chocolates!
This amazing confectioner offers much more than just their delicious home-made chocolate creations. Bring kids ages 5 and up to Chocolate, Etc. for a unique, fun and delicious birthday party experience! Kids will get to make their own chocolates in a variety of colors and shapes. There are three party packages available. On your way home, be sure to stock up on premade chocolates too! Your sweet tooth will thank you.

Most unique kids birthday party idea in NJ - Northern NJ

Rainforest Café
520 Menlo Park, Edison, NJ 08837

Rainforest Cafe is a restaurant attraction for kids in New Jersey A wild dinner adventure!
Do your kids tend to get restless and bored when you take them out to a restaurant? Take the kids to Rainforest Café for an adventure with a meal! The entire restaurant is designed to make you feel as if you are dining in the middle of the rain forest! Kids will love the exciting atmosphere and themed decorations. They can gaze at tropical fish in a giant fish tank and take in the sights and sounds of the rainforest right from the dinner table. Maybe you’ll even get caught under an exhilarating rain storm simulation! Don’t worry, your delicious food won’t get wet. Bring the whole family for a memorable dinner outing. There is also a location in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Best kids restaurant in NJ - Central and Southern NJ

Wetlands Wildlife Safari
1218 Wilson Drive, Cape May, NJ 08204

Wetlands Wildlife Safari is an educational attraction for children in New Jersey See birds and wildlife
Get up close to cool birds and wildlife aboard the OSPREY as it travels along the picturesque Cape Island Creek Preserve, New Jersey’s southernmost salt marsh. Captain Bob has been exploring the waters since 1979 and running tours for the past 18 years. The boat has both open and enclosed viewing decks with panoramic windows for perfect views. Birding tours are two hours long and sail three times per day.

Top NJ wildlife safari attraction for kids - Southern NJ

Seastreak Ferry
2 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Seastreak Ferry sightseeing attraction departing from NJ NYC skyline and other NYC tours
Finally, a better way to get to New York City! Skip the traffic! Relax! Enjoy the views aboard our high-speed ferry! Seastreak also offers lots of fun family friendly trips year round. Join us for one of our Sightseeing Cruises from Highlands or Atlantic Highlands to see the amazing sights of New York Harbor; direct service to and tickets packages to Citi Field or Yankee Stadium (check out our video here!); awesome Fall Foliage Cruises, trips to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain, ticket packages to see West Point football games, or book one of our fabulous cruises to Martha’s Vineyard! Take a look at all of our upcoming cruise events. 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 for more information.

Best attraction for sightseeing with kids - Central NJ

The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

The Delaware River Railroad Excursions is a unique attraction for children in New Jersey Ride preserved, historic trains
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions are organized by a non-profit group committed to preserving the rich railroad history of New Jersey. Children will love taking rides in many antique, preserved railway cars. The excursions are ten miles long and allow passengers to see breathtaking views of the beautiful Delaware River area. The trains run all year long and kids can even enjoy special themed excursions during holidays. Choose from the steam train, mine train, Thomas train and more. Kids who love model train sets will especially enjoy taking rides in real historic trains. Out of all top 50 kids attractions in New Jersey, The Delaware River Railroad Excursions is definitely one of the most unique and unforgettable.

Best NJ historic attraction for children - Northern NJ

New Jersey Rock Gym
373D Route 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004

New Jersey Rock Gym is a fun kids attraction in NJ 12,000 sq. ft of climbing surface!
New Jersey Rock Gym is a premier indoor rock climbing facility in Fairfield, New Jersey. There are over 12,000 square feet of climbing surfaces, 41 top rope stations and 4,000 square feet of bouldering. The climbing center also boasts the largest free-standing boulder island in New Jersey. There is a private refreshment room and a climbers’ lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi. Athletic children will have a blast climbing here. Whether you’re an extreme climber or a beginner, the New Jersey Rock Gym is a great attraction for kids to work out and enjoy engaging in physical activities.

Best rock climbing facility for kids in New Jersey - Northern NJ

Pequest Trout Hatchery
605 Pequest Road, Oxford, NJ 07863

Pequest Hatchery is an educational attraction for children in NJ Learn about NJ wildlife
One of the best wildlife children’s attractions in NJ is the Pequest Trout Hatchery. It is a natural resource education center that provides children and adults opportunities to learn about New Jersey’s wildlife. The hatchery is responsible for stocking public waters in NJ with different kinds of trout each year. Learn all about this interesting process and take self-guided tours along the hiking trains that are complete with interactive displays, picnic areas and free educational literature. The hatchery also offers scheduled free educational programs year-round. Free pamphlets, coloring books and educational reading materials are available at the visitor’s center.

Best wildlife attraction in NJ for kids - Northern NJ

Monster Mini Golf
775 Route 1 South, Edison, NJ 08817

Monster Mini Golf is a fun NJ attraction for kids Exciting mini-golf attraction
For a scary and exciting twist on typical mini golf, play a round or more at Monster Mini Golf! The 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini golf course is decorated with bright and creepy monsters looking to get in the way of your perfect hole-in-one. The course is fun for people of all ages- simple enough for children to work through but also challenging enough for adults to enjoy too. There is also an arcade that is open to all mini-golfers and private birthday party rooms. This is not your average mini-golf!

Best mini-golfing in New Jersey - Central NJ

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103

Adventure Aquarium is the best aquarium in New Jersey for kids Get up close and personal with amazing marine animals!
This gigantic aquatic attraction is a great place to spend the day with children. Adventure Aquarium (formerly the New Jersey State Aquarium) is home to a vast amount of marine life. Marvel at exotic sea creatures from around the world in one of the many semi-aquatic and freshwater exhibits. Visit the 20 sharks and other animals in the Shark Realm, a 40-foot tunnel where sharks literally swim over your head- you can even touch a shark! The West African River experience brings the wonders of another continent to you. Many other exhibits allow you to get up close to some of the most amazing sea life in the world. The bravest adults and children over 12 can even swim with sharks and sting rays if they dare!

Top aquarium in New Jersey - Central NJ

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is a top NJ attraction for children Cool nature attraction
The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is home to a diverse and expansive collection of floral and faunal across 16.45 acres of woodlands. Take a walk along three miles of trails to appreciate the beautiful flowers and trees. The Arboretum offers many classes for toddler and preschoolers, one-day programs for children and even adult classes. Nature Discovery Camps and mini-camps are offered in spring and summer months as well.

Best garden attraction in NJ for kids - Northern NJ

Millennium Skate World
1900 Camden Street, Camden, NJ 08110

Millennium Skate World is a fun kids attraction in New Jersey Awesome roller-skating rink
Birthday parties, special events and even plain ol’ regular days are made more awesome when you spend them at Millennium Skate World! It’s a clean, fun, friendly and safe atmosphere to enjoy a fun activity with the whole family. Public skating and group-specific public skating is open at the roller skating rink throughout the week. You can also rent out the rink for private parties, fundraisers and more. The Roller Café serves pizza, snacks and party platters. Skates are available for rent in all sizes.

Top roller skating rink in New Jersey - Central NJ

Let's Create Art Studio
106 Broadway, Denville, NJ 07834

A good indoor kids activity in NJ Perfect year-round activity for kids in NJ!
Let the creative juices flow at Lets Create Art Studio in Denville, New Jersey! There are a wide variety of classes, camps and workshops available for children ages 5 and up. Learn drawing basics, cartooning, painting, fashion sketching, mixed media art and more advanced techniques. Classes for adults are also available. Taking an art class is the perfect way to learn a new skill while having fun. The Lets Create Art Studio is the perfect activity for kids of all ages. Be sure to bring your kids to this awesome attraction all year round!

Great year-round children's activity - Northern NJ

Longmeadow Farm
561 Blairstown Road, Hope, NJ 07825

Longmeadow Farm Seasonal Appleb picking Top 50 Attractions for Kids in NJ Come to the Harvest Festival
Longmeadow Farm originally started in 1993 to sell pumpkins for Halloween. It wasn't long before the owners decided to expand the farm. Today, Longmeadow Farm has 15 varieties of apples, along with pumpkins, blackberries and raspberries.

There are so many fun autumn activities for families to do at this pick-your-own-farm. There are hayrides for the young and young at heart. Come to the annual Harvest Festival for craft sales, food, vendors and kids' activities. Families are always welcome to come to Longmeadow Farm during Spetember and October for fall fun.

Top New Jersey farm attraction for kids - Northern NJ

Blackbeard’s Cave
136 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville, NJ 08721

Blackbeard's Cave - top kids attraction in NJ Kiddie park, mini-golf, video arcade and more
Can’t decide between mini golf, a batting cage, rides or paintball? Do it all at Blackbeard’s Cave! There is something for everyone at this all-in-one family entertainment center. Whether you want to zoom around in go-carts or enjoy some rides at the kiddie park, you’ll have tons of fun at this great attraction for kids. Beat the crowds at the larger theme parks and head over to Blackbeard’s Cave instead for a day of fun. Group rates and birthday party packages are available.

Best outdoor all-in-one amusement center - Central NJ

Just Bead Yourself
113 Central Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090

Just Bead Yourself in Central NJ is a great attraction to host a girls birthday party! Beautiful hand-made jewelry
Kids can design and create their own jewelry at Just Bead Yourself in Central New Jersey. Walk-ins are welcome, and both half and full-day sessions are available. Just Bead Yourself also offers special packages for hosting birthday parties, camp or class trips, special needs groups and team building events. Classes are available for many different techniques and skill levels. You can even pay a visit to the in-house psychic medium while you craft bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more. Little girls will especially love spending a day at Just Bead Yourself.

Best NJ kids attraction for girls - Central NJ

Warren County Farmers’ Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival
Route 519 and Strykers Rd., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Warren County Farmer's Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival is a fun New Jersey kids attraction Beautiful display of hot air balloons
This annual summer fair is full of old-fashioned family fun. Enjoy a lovely county fair with tons of food, kids’ activities, contests and events. The Hot Air Balloon Festival is a featured event at the fair. Watch beautiful, colorful balloons rise into the air with the perfect green pasture as a backdrop. It is a sight people of all ages will love. If weather permits, you can even take a tethered ride on a hot air balloon.

Best summer festival for kids in New Jersey - Northern NJ

495 US 202, Flemington, NJ 08822

Northlandz is a unique attraction in New Jersey for children Unique model train museum
Northlandz is a unique museum attraction in NJ that commemorates the great American railway. See incredible model train tracks, bridges, cities and villages. There are over 8 miles of track, and bridges reach heights of 40 feet and span across huge model canyons. It’s an amazing sight that will delight all model train collectors. There is also an art gallery and a doll collection museum featuring over 200 dolls and a 94-room dollhouse. Lovers of all things miniature will have a blast exploring this museum. It is one of the best things to do with kids in NJ on a rainy day!

Best rainy day activity with the kids - Central NJ

Salt Marsh Safari
1001 Ocean Drive, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

Salt Marsh Safari - learn about ecology in Cape May Fun family boat excursion
Hop aboard the “Skimmer” with the entire family and learn about wildlife in Cape May, NJ! The Salt Marsh Safari is an informative and entertaining boat tour sponsored by local environmental organizations. The boat captains will teach your kids all about the interesting birds, marine life, exotic creatures and natural history along the marsh. Passengers will be experts in salt marsh ecology by the end of this intriguing two-hour guided boat tour. This is a Jersey Shore activity everyone in the family can enjoy together!

Top guided boat tour for kids in NJ - Southern NJ

The Funplex
3320-24 Route 38, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

The Funplex is a great day-trip attraction in NJ Indoor and outdoor fun
Kids will have a blast at this perfect place to spend the day with children of all ages. The Funplex has everything a kid could dream of. They can have fun with friends in a game of state-of-the-art laser tag or miniature golf. Kids will love zooming around in electric go-karts, bumper cars, bumper boats, or Grand Prix karts. The 4-D theatre Dark Ride and Motion Simulator provide futuristic thrills. Cool off on a hot day at the Splashin’ Speedway water park playground. There are even outdoor rides, a bowling alley, an arcade and more. Birthday party options are available.

Best family fun center in NJ - Central NJ

CoCo Key Water Resort
915 Route 73, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

CoCo Key Water Resort is an indoor waterpark attraction open all year Indoor waterpark, open all year
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! Want to relax and have a great time doing it, without breaking your budget? Purchase one of our overnight stays. Not interested in staying overnight? 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.

Top year-round family attraction - Central NJ

Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052

Turtle Back Zoo is one of the top kids attractions in NJ Exotic animal exhibits
See animals from all over the world at Turtle Back Zoo in Essex County, one of our favorite top 50 attractions for kids in NJ! Exhibits such as the Southeast Asia exhibit, Great Plains exhibit and the South America exhibit will allow your kids to learn about wildlife all across the planet. See leopards, penguins, river otters, red pandas, wolves, black bears and more at this fantastic New Jersey zoo. Be sure to also visit the Endangered Species Carousel where you can ride on many endangered animals featured on the carousel- with its mosaic floors and stained glass windows, it is beautiful both during the day and at night.

Best zoo in New Jersey - Northern NJ

Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527

Ocean Oasis Waterpark at Morey's Piers is a fun NJ Shore attraction to beat the heat Some of the best roller coasters in America
Six Flags Great Adventure is one of the best theme parks in the country. You and the kids are guaranteed to have a blast at this top New Jersey attraction. Great Adventure is most famous for its world-renowned roller coasters like Kingda Ka and Nitro. While those thrills are guaranteed to get older kids’ adrenaline pumping, there is no shortage of fun rides and attractions for the little ones. Toddlers and young children will love Wiggle World and many of the family rides. The whole family can enjoy shows like Professor Slither’s Creepy Critters and taking pictures with the Looney Tunes characters. There is enough to keep everyone busy and absolutely entertained for entire day or more.

Best theme park in NJ - Central NJ

Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305

Liberty Science Center is a top educational kids attraction in NJ Interactive educational exhibits
What’s new at Liberty Science Center? Amazing experiences! Try the Infinity Climber hanging gym where you can climb up to 35 feet high on 64 small platforms…if you dare! Challenge your navigational skills in the pitch-black Touch Tunnel maze, and then walk across a steel beam 18 feet above the floor in the Skyscraper exhibit. Check for show times to catch the stunning two-million-volt Nikola Tesla Lightning Show. The traveling exhibits change several times a year and include options for scientists ages 2-8 to adults. Isolate plant DNA; enjoy mini experiments with roaming science presenters; see live action science shows; and in the summer months, go wild on the outdoor Wildlife Challenge obstacle course. Children ages 2-5 will love I Explore, the gallery just for them – no big kids allowed! And LSC has the nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theater with constantly changing family-friendly films. See or Facebook.

Best NJ kids attraction for hands-on learning - Northern NJ

The Sterling Hill Mining Museum
30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439

Sterling Hill Mining Museum is an NJ attraction great for kids Step Into Earth Science
Most everything man-made has something to do with mining. At the Sterling Hill Mining Museum we'll show you just how it's done. From drilling and blasting to the processing of the ore, we’ve got it all! Come take a ¼ mile underground walking adventure into the 4th oldest mine in the country and the last working underground mine in New Jersey.

Along the way you will see a mining equipment history display, a drilling and blasting demonstration and the world famous fluorescent “Rainbow Tunnel” where everybody gets to take home a fluorescent mineral specimen. Right here in NJ is one of the world's richest zinc ore deposits. This area boasts over 350 minerals, about 70 of which fluoresce, that's about 10% of the known minerals in the world right here in NJ. As well as the richest fluorescent mineral deposit in the world. You can collect minerals from all over the world, including fluorescence, yourself 7 days a week when the museum is open. Great museum for kids and adults.

Most unique children’s museum in NJ - Northern NJ

The Clay Pot
290 Main Street, Spotswood, NJ 08884

The Clay pot is a creative kids activity idea in NJ Make your own pottery masterpieces
Children ages 7 and up can learn how to make pottery masterpieces at The Clay Pot in Spotswood, New Jersey. If you’re looking for a fun activity for a mixed-age family or group, pottery lessons are the perfect idea! The Clay Pot offers both private lessons and pottery party options. Lessons are one hour long and booked in blocks of four. Lessons are available for all skill levels. Walk-ins are welcome.

Best pottery lessons for children in New Jersey - Central NJ

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