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Mountain Creek Zip Tours 
200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462 - Northern New Jersey - Map

Mountain Creek Zip Tours Kids Day Trips in Northern NJ
Ziplining in NJ year-round!
Mountain Creek Zip Tours is located in beautiful Vernon, NJ, only 47 miles away from Manhattan, which makes it the closest zipline to NYC. It is also the only guided zipline tour in New Jersey. Their diverse and energetic team brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the operation; safety and guest satisfaction are their top priorities! Mountain Creek Zip Tours prides themselves on the ability to give guests of all ages a safe and enjoyable zipline experience any time of the year.  Ziplining is a fun-filled activity suitable for kids and adventure seekers alike.

Take a guided ziplining tour in NJ any time of the year! Mountain Creek Zip Tours provides an unrivalled panoramic view of the tri-state area. Experience the ultimate thrill as you travel along a series of ziplines (ranging from 200ft to 1,500ft in length) suspended 1,040 feet on top of Mountain Creek. The two-hour guided tour takes you along 4 ziplines and 1 suspension bridge and also includes a unimog ride.
A totally different fun day trip idea to do with the kids in NJ!

Jersey Shore Pirates  
Riverfront Marina at 281 Princeton Ave., Brick, NJ 08724 - Central Shore Region - Map

Jersey Shore Pirates Day Trips for Kids NJKids love Pirate Cruises! 
Follow us to the Treasure!!!
Come sail with Jersey Shore Pirates for an interactive treasure hunt where your child becomes part of the action!  The Sea Gypsy and its experienced crew sets sail daily on the Metedeconk River for a Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure. This true Pirate Adventure begins with face painting and dress-up as we transform your mini mates into our mighty Pirate Crew. 

The most unique attraction in all of NJ
Once onboard you’ll fire our famous water cannons, battle the enemy pirate, taste some Pirate’s grog, discover sunken treasure and much more! Jersey Shore Pirates is conveniently located just minutes from Point Pleasant Beach and Boardwalk. This adventure is a “must do” for locals and visitors alike. 

Face painting and dress up will begin 30 minutes prior to sailing times. Don't miss the chance to transform your little ones into swashbuckling pirates!

map of how to get here! See information about our unique Birthday Parties in NJ. Please call 732-899-6100 for more information or please visit our website

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Fun Jersey Shore getaway for kids!

Jenkinson's Boardwalk  - Central Shore Region NJ 
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Jenkinson's Boardwalk fun day trip ideas for kids NJBest way to spend a day on the Jersey 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!

Jenkinson's Aquarium
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.

One of New Jersey's Most Exciting Attractions!

Cape May Whale Watchers 
720 Ashley Ave., Brielle, NJ 08730 Southern NJ

Cape May Whale Watchers Kids Day Trips in Cape May County NJThe Best Whale Watching in NJ 
Cape May Whale Watcher is the original whale and dolphin watching cruise line in NJ. Since 1973 they have been providing the Jersey Shore with a fun and interactive cruise experience. The entire family, especially the little ones, will love watching dolphins and whales flopping and playing around in the open waters! Choose from 1 of 7 different cruise experiences perfect for everyone in the family. Cape May Whale Watcher provides Fireworks cruises, Dolphin and Whale watching cruises, Lighthouse cruises and many more!

Cape May Whale Watcher provides a unique and fun learning experience for children. Not only will you be taking them on an exciting cruise adventure, they will learn about the sea and animals that surround them every day!

For more information visit their full page listing!

The Best Indoor Theme Park in NJ!

iPlay America 
110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728 - Central NJ

iPlay America Kids Day Trip ideas NJA fun day trip with kids in Central NJ! 
The City of iPlay America is New Jersey’s best place to GET INSIDE THE FUN! iPlay America features a spectacular array of more than 250 exciting video and skills games, thrilling attractions like Cosmic Battle 2-Level Laser Tag, a 4D Theater thrill ride, the Pine Belt Speedway indoor Go Karts, Bumper Cars, Skyscraper, Boardwalk, the Freedom Rider spinning coaster and the largest indoor high-ropes course in New Jersey! iPlay America also has great attractions for younger children, terrific concerts, 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.

iPlay America has great specials! Every Friday from 4pm – 9pm, iPlay America offers BOGO Fridays, where guests bring a friend for double the FUN! Purchase a Regular Price Unlimited Ride Band or Power Play Pass during BOGO Friday and get one FREE!

At 10pm on Fridays, Nocturnal, iPlay America’s signature event for guests 21 and over begins! Come and party with the live DJ, spectacular light show and the chance to win awesome prizes. Plus, save $10 on a Power Play Pass (only $19.99 with discount) to enjoy Unlimited Video Games and so much MORE!

From birthday parties to congrats for good grades to a spontaneous night out, iPlay America is Central Jersey's best place to go out and GET INSIDE THE FUN! Because no matter what the weather is like outside, iPlay America is COOL when it’s HOT and HOT when it’s COOL! It’s YOUR Ultimate Everyday Getaway!

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A unique outdoor day trip for the whole family in NJ!

Warren County Farmers’ Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival 
1350 Stryker Rd., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 - Northern NJ - Map

Warren County Balloon Festival Kids Day Trips in NJOld Fashioned Fun at Old Fashioned Prices 
Located in scenic Warren County, NJ under 1 ½ hours from NYC and Philly. The Fair offers a reasonably affordable day out with the family. Their idea of inflation is the hot air balloon inflation each evening. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for children ages 5-12; ages 4 and under are free.

More Than Just balloons! 
Over its 75-year history the Fair has remained an agricultural fair. Today attractions also include the balloon festival, traditional arts expo and Kids’ Corral.  Main Arena attractions also include hay bale rolling contest, lawnmower races, two demolition derbies, ATV and Truck Mud Bog, along with Truck and Tractor Pulls. Opening day will kick off on Saturday, July 25 and the Fair will run through Saturday, August 1, 2015.

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Discover the Magic of Color at Crayola Experience

Crayola Experience 
30 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042 - Pennsylvania - Map

Crayola Experience Fun Kids Day Trips outside New JerseyColorful fun for all ages!
Discover the Magic of Color at Crayola Experience, located just a short drive from New Jersey in Easton, PA! When you're here, you're always encouraged to let your creativity run free, to color outside the lines, and to play, explore, and learn.

Bursting with 26 exciting, hands-on attractions, Crayola Experience is the perfect place for a day of family fun. Name and wrap your own crayon, star in your own coloring page, create melted wax souvenirs, bring your coloring page to life in a 4-d adventure and so much more!

Explore four floors of colorful fun and see how colors, chemistry, and technology can create an exciting adventure for you and your family. There’s always something new and exciting to do at Crayola Experience, and just a short drive away in Easton, PA!

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A fun day trip for the entire family in NJ

The Funplex 
182 NJ-10, East Hanover, NJ 07936 - Northern New Jersey
3320 NJ-38, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 - Southern New Jersey
973-428-1166 or 856-273-9666

The Funplex Day Trips NJ
Indoor/Outdoor Amusement Park in NJ!
Both locations offer hundreds of activities for the young and young at heart to enjoy! Funplex features indoor and outdoor attractions that offer fun for all. Enjoy indoor bumper cars, go karts, dozens of arcade games, bowling, laser tag and so much more! You can spend the day, but with so much to do it could turn into a weekend getaway!

Amazing seasonal Water Park!
When summer comes around, Funplex turns its outdoor section into one of the best water parks in NJ! With water slides, a huge heated pool, a wild water playground and so much more! Spend your summer cooling off at one of the best water parks for kids and parents.

XD Theatre!
Thought 3D was the best way to watch a movie? Than come to Funplex and experience a movie like never before, in 4D! Enjoy an action packed movie with 3D affects and with motion enhanced seats! You'll feel like you're in the movie. Kids and parents alike will love the heart stopping thrill of 3D and motion!

The Funplex has 2 locations in New Jersey: East Hanover and Mount Laurel

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USA's only construction themed park

Diggerland USA 
100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091 - Southwest New Jersey - Map

Diggerland USA Southwest NJ kids day tripsMove some earth at Diggerland!
Diggerland is the USA’s only construction themed adventure park where children and their families candrive, ride and operate real construction equipment in a safe, family-friendly environment.

Diggerland has more than 25 attractions over 21 acres of land in Camden County, NJ. You won’t soon forget a trip to Diggerland! Kids (and parents) can drive a real, full-size backhoe, Dig with a 14,515 pound excavator, take a spin on the Spin Dizzy, climb the USA’s tallest ropes course, and much more! See a full list of the one-of-a-kind Diggerland attractions and plan your trip today!
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New Jersey’s ultimate indoor water park is open 7 days a week - year round!

CoCo Key Water Resort
915 Route 73, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 - Southern NJ -

CoCo Key Water Resort Day Trips for Kids NJFun indoor water park open 7 days a week! 
CoCo Key Water Resort, New Jersey's ultimate indoor water park, is your key to worry free, weather proof plans for the entire family! CoCo Key Water Resort brings 55,000 sq. ft of indoor water park fun that's close to home. A 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. The interactive play area and indoor/outdoor spa provide Gallons More Fun! Come relax for a few hours or the whole day, have a birthday party, play in the arcade, even add a room package and stay the weekend! CoCo Key offers a Splash-tacular time without breaking the bank. CoCo Key Water Resort is the only indoor water park in New Jersey providing on-site, full-service accommodations.

See all of our packages and deals and book your next family-friendly NJ getaway.

A unique indoor attraction in Southern NJ
CoCo Key Water Resort is seconds away from exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike, 15 minutes from Philadelphia bridges and minutes away from Adventure Aquarium and Cherry Hill Mall.

Open 7 days a week! - See waterpark hours of operation

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A fun day trip to New Jersey's Best insect Museum!

1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755 - Central New Jersey - Map

Insectropolis Kids Day Trips NJBugs like You've Never Seen Before!
Insectropolis is a fun and unique insect learning center that dazzles visitors of all ages. There is plenty to see and do here! Our creative displays entertain guests as they learn about these fascinating creatures. View thousands of beautiful and bizarre exotic insects from all over the world. Play bug games on our touch-screen computers. Pretend you are a termite as you crawl through our mud tube.  Watch ants forage for food and build tunnels in our live ant nest.  Safely get up close to our observation hive and see our busy bees. Or spy on our many other live insects. 

Kids can touch the bugs!
Of course, your visit is not complete unless you touch a bug! Touch a live tarantula, scorpion, millipede, and a hissing cockroach before you leave. Whether you are a bug enthusiast or just a curious visitor, Insectropolis has over a dozen exhibit areas that are sure to educate and entertain.

Please call 732-349-7090 or visit for more information.

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A fun day trip in Southern NJ for the entire family in NJ

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park 
535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091 - Southern New Jersey - Map

Sahara Sam's Oasis day trips with kids in NJPerfect Day Trip-OPEN YEAR ROUND! 
Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park is New Jersey’s largest free-standing indoor water park with 58,000 square feet of indoor aquatic attractions under a one-of-a-kind retractable roof. Sahara Sam’s attractions include Mount Kilimanjaro family raft ride, Snake Eyes tube slides, Congo Bongo Adventure River, Tim-Buk-Tu water tree fort, Lizard Lagoon for toddlers, Sam’s Slamdunker, Crocodile Flats cargo obstacle course and FLOWRIDER—the area’s ONLY indoor surfing simulator! Sahara Sam’s indoor park also has a full service café and 3,000 square foot arcade!

Their seasonal 2-acre Outdoor Beach Club, open in the summer, has a 10,000 square foot wave pool for guests to jump waves without driving to the shore! Guests can also “take a dip” in the 25-yard leisure and activity pool. To complete the outdoor area, there are also special attractions for Sahara Sam’s younger and older guests. A kiddy splash area and water play zone are the perfect spot for little ones to beat the heat and play the day away. Adults can relax at the new Tiki Hut bar, rent a private cabana or play a game of volleyball in the sun! Sahara Sam’s is the perfect place for your next family outing, birthday party, group trip and special event.

For more information, ticket prices and hours of operation for Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Water Park, visit

Voted Best of South Jersey: Children’s Play Center and Place for Children’s Birthday Party!

Sahara Sam’s is conveniently located on Route 73 in West Berlin (Just off Exit 4 of the New Jersey Turnpike or Exit 36A off of 295). FREE PARKING!

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A Fun Pirate Adventure for Families!

Pirate Voyages
232 Bay Ave. Ocean City, NJ 08226 - Southern Shore Region - Map

Pirate Voyages Day Trip for Kids in NJClimb Aboard an Authentic Pirate Ship!
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.


Enjoy a Day Trip to Beautiful Wildwood NJ!

Splash Zone Water Park 
3500 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260 - Southern New Jersey -Map

Splash Zone WaterPark Day Trips Ideas for Kids in NJOne of the Best Water Parks in Wildwood NJ! 
Splash Zone Water Park features adrenaline-pumping action with family-style fun right on the Boardwalk. Thrill to the white-water rapids on The Beast of the East, roar through total darkness on The Midnight Run, or test your skills soaring down the Speed Dominator!

Younger guests will also have a blast at Zoe Zone, featuring a shallow pool, fountains and soft play equipment. Ride the perfect wave with the FlowRider – the newest pulse-pounding attraction that lets you hit the surf like never before! Discover over a million gallons of fun at Splash Zone Water Park, Wildwood, New Jersey’s #1 waterpark for families.

Splash Zone Water Park is located at Schellenger Avenue & Boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey. Call 609-729-5600 for more information or visit their website for seasonal hours and pricing

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A unique kid-friendly day trip to Cape May NJ!

Wetlands Wildlife Safari 
1212 Wilson Drive, Cape May, NJ 08204 - Southern New Jersey - Map

Miss Chris Marina Day Trips for Kids in NJDiscover Cape May Wildlife up-close! 
Join Captain Bob and naturalists aboard the Osprey on a smooth voyage into Cape May’s natural wetlands. Cape May is world famous for its variety and abundance of bird and marine life. Your kid-friendly cruise from the Cape Island Creek Nature Preserve through historic Cape May Harbor and into the Coastal Salt Marsh is a great opportunity forwildlife viewing at its finest. Make sure to bring your camera!

You get an up-close look at Osprey in nests, majestic Egrets and Herons and even Bald Eagles on our two hour cruises. Check out our touch tank with starfish, eels, sharks and much more. Plenty of loaner binoculars are available.

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For a different view of the back bays we also offer kayak rentals and tours along with stand-up paddleboards at

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Family farm open for over 125 years!

Demarest Farms 
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ 07642 - Northeast New Jersey - Map

Demarest Farms NJ day trips for kidsCome back to the country!
Come experience the excitement and splendor of Demarest Farms in Hillsdale New Jersey. Since 1886, we have provided our customers with the best service, value and quality. Visit Demarest Farms for a one-of-a-kind experience to bring you back to the country.

Visit our farm for the 2018 pick your own season and enjoy a bountiful harvest. Spend the day enjoying a hayride to the fields for peaches, apples and pumpkin picking. Enjoy our farm any season with a picnic on our scenic grounds. Relax and enjoy our delicious assortment of fresh made food. Our made-from-scratch salad bar is one of the best in Bergen County; along with our country made-to-order deli, hot prepared foods and homemade daily soups. For dessert you can select from our country bakery. Take home our fresh country pies, cookies, brownies and muffins. The ice cream stand features fresh made ice cream from a local dairy, soft serve vanilla and chocolate and Italian ices. Don’t forget our award-winning homemade apple cider doughnuts!

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Outdoor fun for the whole family!

Snyder's Farm 
586 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873 - Central New Jersey - Map

Snyder's Farm Fun Day Trips for Kids in Central New JerseySeasonal Farm - Please call before your visit!
Snyder's Farm is 80 acres of preserved farmland centrally located in beautiful Somerset NJ. It is one of the few "Pick Your Own" farms in the area. Snyder’s Farm’s U Pick consists of GMO free strawberries in May/June, blueberries and veggies in June/July. When the picking season is over they open a Roadside stand to the community for fresh picked produce. The last hoorah for the season is Snyder’s Farm’s Annual Fall Festival, it’s fun for the whole family! Always call 732-496-0441 before you visit and check their phone message on picking availability.

When the U-Pick season starts the hours and days are as follows:
Strawberry Season: Weekends Only - 9am - 6pm - Late May/Early June
Blueberry Season: Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm; Sat-Sun 9am - 6pm - Late June/July
Vegetable Season: Picking available only during U-Pick berry days

Fall Festival: Weekends Only 11am to 6pm – for dates.
You will want to come back in October for the Annual Snyder's Farm Fall Festival, it is fun for the whole family. Hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin picking, corn and pumpkin cannons, pedal carts, potato sack slide and so many more fun activities. Snyder's always has some great local food at the festival along with hot apple cider and cider donuts. Go to their snack & beverage cart to try a complementary taste of blueberry and strawberry ice cream made for the farm by a local ice cream shop with their own Snyder's Farm berries.

On fall festival weekends, complementary tastings are available in the farm store. Apple cider, their signature jar goods, hot sauce and local honey are all available to purchase.

Fall Birthday Parties on the Farm
Want to celebrate your fall birthday at the farm? Go to the Snyder’s Farm website under Fall Parties for information. Email them at [email protected] for questions and available dates.

Programs & Events Happening all Year!

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

Monmouth County Park System Year-Round Kids Day Trip Destination in NJ"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: or call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312 to learn more about programs, events and happenings throughout the year!

New Jersey’s Great Northwest!

The Sussex Skylands 
Sussex County, NJ 07860 - Northern New Jersey - Map

The Sussex Skylands kids day trip attractions in Northern NJSeasonal packages available
The Sussex Skylands, New Jersey’s "Great Northwest," offers four seasons of exciting activities for all ages. Located in Sussex County, New Jersey, 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.

Fun and excitement for the whole family!

Branchburg Sports Complex 
47 Readington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876 - Central New Jersey - Map

Branchburg Sports Complex Central NJ kids day trips78,000 sq. ft. of fun!
Branchburg Sports Complex is New Jersey’s premiere sports and family entertainment center! Featuring 78,000 square feet of action-packed sports and activities, BSC is one of the area’s largest and most exciting indoor recreation destinations! With sports leagues, camps, 3 Turf Fields, 4 batting cages, a 3,100 square foot Training Center, a multi-level PlayMaze, arcade with redemption center and a 9,000 square foot interactive fantasy-themed laser tag arena, BSC provides fun and excitement for the whole family!

Branchburg Sports Complex is home to the largest laser tag arena on the east coast at 9,000 square feet. They also have the area’s newest and coolest arcade games. Visit BSC to play over 40 sports and adventure themed games and win tickets to redeem for prizes! You’ll find the action-packed arcade located within the Family Entertainment Center. The multi-level PlayMaze challenges and entertains you with 82 different play elements including slides, tunnels and bridges. The BSC PlayMaze is a custom designed play unit which offers hours of fun for children ages 3 – 12! Find your way to the top and slide your way down the Super Spiral slide or crawl your way through the Alligator Squeeze. The BSC PlayMaze is also equipped with a Parent Viewing Section which allows parents to keep a watchful eye while their children have a blast! A visit to BSC’s Family Entertainment Center is a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening with friends and family.

An Educational Outdoor Day Trip!

Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 - North Jersey - Map
908-722-1200 Ext. 5002

Somerset County Park Commission NJ Day Trip for KidsA Wonderful Nature Center in Northern NJ!
The Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park is located in the western portion of the Great Swamp. There are 9.5 miles of trails open to the public for passive recreational use such as hiking, bird watching, walking, running, or cross country skiing.

The 18,000 square foot building offers classrooms, room rentals, art exhibits, a Discovery Room, and The Great Swamp Experience, an educational exhibit featuring interactive displays telling the story of the Great Swamp from prehistoric times to the present. Naturalist programs and special events are offered year-round for all ages.


Best family day trip outside NJ

Shady Brook Farm 
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067 - Pennsylvania - Map

Shady Brook Farm family-friendly day trips just outside of njFun is always in season at Shady Brook Farm!
Shady Brook Farm had humble beginnings, starting out as a venture that sold produce off the back of a truck. One hundred years later it has evolved into a farm that still grows many acres of fruits and veggies, boasts a large farm market and garden center and is known regionally for its seasonal events.

Bring the family for a day of Holiday fun down on the farm at their 2015 Holiday Light Show! Experience the magic of millions of lights illuminating hundreds of acres of farmland. Drive through the Holiday Light Show inside your car or enjoy the show on an open air wagon ride. Afterwards, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and cook up some s'mores at the toasty bonfire.

Proceeds from the light show benefit The National MS Society and other local charities.

Agritainment at its’ best!

The Market at Delaware Valley College 
2100 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 - Pennsylvania - Map

The Market at Delaware Valley College seasonal nj kids day tripsWhere farmers are grown!
The Market at Delaware Valley College, where farmers are grown. The college is known for growing great people, but especially great farmers!

Join us for picking the best crops a farmer can grow, from strawberries and peaches to pumpkins and apples and more. Or enjoy a wagon ride to see and feel horses, sheep or cows and more!

Fall Fun on the farm includes wagon rides, corn maze, rope maze, inflatables, pumpkins, animals and more. Bring your group on Friday or Saturday evening to enjoy the Moonlit Fun with a bonfire, wagon ride, flashlight corn maze (bring a flashlight), and on Friday evenings enjoy the wine tasting concert series!

Parties and tours are offered in the Spring through the Fall.

Currently Closed for Brand New Renovations!

Imagine That!!! Museum Imagine That Museum Best Kids Day Trip Attractions in NJ
4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park, NJ 07932 - Northern New Jersey - Map

Imagine That Museum Education Kids Day Trips in Northern New JerseyBest Day Trip for Ages 1-8!
Imagine That!!! Museum is conveniently located on the Morris/Essex/Union county borders!

What has a fire truck, a BRAND NEW pirate ship, arts & crafts room, a new floor plan, with a healthy dose of NEW updated high-tech and sensory exhibits? It's Imagine That's newly renovated children's museum in Florham Park! Your children won't want to leave in this newly designed 16,000 sq. ft. space.

Here are just a few things your child can do at the updated museum:
- Create their own masterpiece in the Arts & Crafts section (with sink area)
- Have tea time at their baby/nursery section
- Construct new structures using Blue Blocks
- Explore new SENSORY exhibits including our 3-D interactive sand table!
- Dine in our NEW CAFE that includes healthy options for all!
- Enjoy roaming around while mom and dad can lounge in the center area of their museum and much more!

Pricing and Hours information is available at

Brand-new indoor wildlife center in Morris County NJ!

Rizzo's Wildlife World 
1 Gold Mine Road, Roxbury, NJ 07836 - North Jersey - Map

Rizzo's Wildlife World educational kids day trip ideas in Morris County NJEducational Day Trip for Kids of all ages!
Want to hang out with lizards, snakes and other creatures? Welcome to Rizzo's Wildlife World! Their 4,700 square foot facility houses over 100 animals. Meet Butterscotch the albino Burmese Python, Rico the chinchilla, Spike the alligator snapping turtle and all of Rizzo's animal friends at this wildlife and nature center. Their mission is to bring parents, children and people of all ages together to appreciate and learn about our natural world through live animal shows.

Rizzo's Wildlife World is a unique day trip idea for kids and adults of all ages to spend the afternoon learning, exploring and having fun in Morris County, NJ. All animal lovers are invited to Rizzo’s Wildlife World to interact with all types of fascinating creatures. The adventure starts in the Animal Gallery, where guests will observe animals from around the world in authentically recreated habitats. Then, head to the Snake Den for a lively animal presentation featuring the stars of the show: Rizzo's reptile friends! Rizzo's Wildlife World offers birthday parties, as well as special programs for schools, camps and scout groups.

Can't make it to Rizzo's Wildlife World? Rizzo's Reptile Discovery can bring a live animal show to your location! Visit the website for more information, or call 973-586-0444 or 201-230-2415.

Family-Friendly Fishing Excursions in Monmouth County NJ

125' Jamaica 
800 Ashley Ave., Brielle, NJ 08730 - Central New Jersey - Map

125 Jamaica kids day trip attractions in Monmouth County NJSailing Year Round!
Located in Brielle, NJ, right on the Southern tip of Monmouth County, 125' Jamaica is the Queen of the Fleet. 125' Jamaica is NJ's largest party boat manned by experienced captains and crew. The Bogan's have been fishing from Brielle since 1931. They offer a variety of fishing experiences throughout the year, catering to first time, novice and expert fishermen.

July starts their Family Fun excursions from 4:30 to 8:30pm on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week. They fish for whatever is biting best: Fluke, Sea Bass, Bluefish and more. This trip is great for families. Included in this trip are rod and reel, bait, hot dog and soda, plus a beautiful sunset. There are single tickets and group rates available. You may even observe whales, dolphins and other marine life swimming alongside the boat!

The Big Jamaica sails Thursday night on their Fishing & Fireworks Cruise from 5pm to 10pm. Spend some time fishing and then observe the Fireworks display provided by Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant from the water!

The Jamaica sails every day through September from 7:30am-2:30pm for bluefish. They also have trips Friday and Saturday nights for bluefish from 7:30pm-2:30am.

Tickets can be purchased through their website or over the phone: 732-528-5014.

2 Amusement Parks in One Jersey Shore Location

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark Best Day Trips for Kids in Ocean County New Jersey
800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 - Central Jersey - Map

Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Best Kids Day Trip Attractions in New JerseyBring 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!

Best amusement park for toddlers!

Storybook Land 
6415 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 - Southern New Jersey - Map

Storybook Land Best Day Trips for Toddlers in NJ20 acres of family fun!
For over 50 years, since its founding in 1955, Storybook Land has been keeping the spirit of childhood alive in an entertaining and educational atmosphere. At Storybook Land, our emphasis is on fun for the entire family … with special attention given to its youngest members. If this is your child’s – or grandchild’s – first visit to an amusement park, you can be certain that it will be a very positive experience. The timelessness of childhood will ring true as your family literally walks through its all-time favorite stories and nursery rhymes in a remarkably clean and enjoyable park setting.

Some of our most popular rides include Bubbles the Coaster, The Rockin’ Tug, Tick-Tock Clock Drop, Beanstalk Bounce, Rock Spin Roll, Tea Time, Carousel, Happy Dragon, Balloons, Old Tymers, Whirly-Bug, Turtle Twirl, J&J Railroad and Jumping Jumbos. In addition to the above rides, we also feature seasonal rides during the summer, fall and winter.

Indoor Climbing Experience for Kids!

5369 U.S. 9 Howell, NJ 07731 - Central Jersey - Map

Rock Gym NJ Day Trip for KidsA Unique Climbing Experience for all Ages!
ClimbZone in Howell, NJ offers an exciting climbing experience that can't be found anywhere else. The location has over 68 themed walls for kids of all ages to climb. Adults will enjoy climbing, too!

Has your child ever dreamed of climbing to the top of the Statue of Liberty? At ClimbZone Howell, their imaginations are free to run wild. Aside from the climbing walls, the facility also offers an awesome ropes course, a zip line, soft play for younger children, arcade games, and virtual reality! All climbers are trained upon arrival and ClimbZone takes precautions to ensure that every guest is completely safe!

ClimbZone also offers birthday party packages and field trip packages for both small and large groups. Click here for more information.


Safe, clean and fun day trip idea for kids in Northern NJ!

2 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ 07045 - North Jersey

Kidnetic kids day trip ideas for Northern NJDiscount available for 3+ kids
If your kids love to run, jump and play then Kidnetic is the place to be!

Kidnetic is Morris County's premier indoor playground and birthday party center. It is located in Montville, NJ and has been there for almost 10 years. Kidnetic has become a beloved destination for family and friends to gather, create memories, enjoy laughter and most of all have a blast!

With a newly renovated facility, Kidnetic is sure to be your child’s favorite spot to play and explore. The facility features a large 3-level structure with slides, tunnels and obstacles to maneuver around and it’s also big enough for adults to explore! The new toddler structure is perfectly sized for the smallest friends, under the age of three. The structure includes a ball pit, slide and other fun climbing features.

Their café, The Kitchenette, has delicious hot drinks, snacks, pizza and kids foods, healthy salads and all sorts of other treats.

Regular Admission: $12.95/child for all day play, no reservations required.

Minor League Baseball Games in Lakewood, NJ!

Lakewood BlueClaws 
FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701 - Central New Jersey - Map

Lakewood BlueClaws kids day trip ideas in Ocean County NJ“Simply Clawsome”
America’s favorite pastime is more fun, and affordable, at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws. Conveniently located just minutes from the Garden State Parkway, Route 70 and I-95, making your way to a Minor League baseball game has never been easier!

FirstEnergy Park and the Lakewood BlueClaws offer much more than your ordinary baseball game experience, the stadium is filled with delicious food and drink options, a Craft Brew House and activities for the kids. While mom and dad sit back with a cold beer and watch the game, the kids can head over to the Kids Zone where they can bounce on one of the inflatables, slide down the giant inflatable slide, run through the obstacle course or bungee run. Speed pitch and wiffle ball games are also available behind 1st base. Special events are happening on select weekends at the stadium, as well as discount nights like $1 beer Thursdays or Kids Eat Free Mondays. Check out the website for more information and Like them on Facebook for up-to-date info!

Home to the 5-pound gummy bear!

Oasis Family Farm 
3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
- Central Jersey


Oasis Family Farm fun NJ day trips with kidsNJ's only exploration farm!
Oasis Family Farm offers a farming adventure like no other, with their action-packed FunZone, central NJ’s only Gem Mine and Fossil Adventure for kids, bee exhibit with an observation bee hive, and a Candy Barn which is home to Mercer County’s 5 pound gummy bear! Claim the seas on an adventure pirate ship, fly through the air on a zip line, race for the finish line on the trike track, and more at this unique farm. Farm market and nursery on premise with local produce and specialty products.

Their attractions are open every day from 9am-5pm, with special events every weekend. You can even rent their venue for birthday parties, fundraisers, and corporate events. Visit their website regularly to stay up to date on farm happenings!

See real wolves up close and personal

Lakota Wolf Preserve
89 Mt. Pleasant Road, Columbia, NJ 07832 - North Jersey - Map

Lakota Wolf Preserve NJ Day Trips for KidsSee real wolves up close and personal!
Once again the howling of wolves echo through the mountains of the Delaware Water Gap in Knowlton Township, Warren County, NJ. Photo opportunities of a lifetime and the experience of watching and listening to packs of Tundra, Timber and Arctic wolves will be yours.  View wolves here in the East in a natural surrounding for the first time in over a century. Bobcats and foxes also reside at the reserve.

Enjoy a scenic walk to the Lakota Wolf Preserve observing the many forms of local wildlife along the way. Upon arrival at the Preserve you will be invited to the observation area, in the center of four packs of wolves. During our informal talks with the people who raised and care for the wolves you will learn about the social structure of wolf packs, their eating habits, their interaction with man and many other interesting facts. We will try to educate you on the true behavior of the wolf and will be glad to answer any questions you may have. While in the observation area you will be able to watch the wolves play, interact with each other and maybe even hear them howl.

Truly an experience of a lifetime! 
The Wolf Watch programs are presented Twice Daily:
Summer Hours (Daylight Savings) - 10:30 and 4:00
Fall & Winter (Standard Time) -  10:30 and 3:00
Please Note that there are only two times during the day to view the wolves.

No appointment needed for Saturdays and Sundays for individuals and families. Any group must have an appointment even on weekends - please call 877-SEE-WOLF to make an appointment.

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Take a Unique Day trip with the children to a real dairy farm!

BoBolink Dairy Farm
369 Stamets Road, Milford, NJ 08848 - Central Jersey - Map

BoBolink Dairy Farm Children's Day Trips NJ
Visit a really cool farm and Bring Fido with you too!
Take a tour of a really cool farm and see how cows, grass, rain, sun, chickens, pigs and people can collaborate to make great cheese, bread, pork & beef while increasing soil fertility, sequestering carbon and preserving farmland for the future.

Their cows are milked in the morning, but they prefer to have visitors see them doing what they do best, which is enjoying their pasture! A pasture walk will bring you up close to the Bobolink herd. Please dress accordingly for a pasture walk, including sturdy shoes or sneakers.

The tour continues at the bakery, where they bake bread in a wood-fired brick oven, and concludes with a tasting of breads and cheeses in our farm store. All cheeses are available for purchase!

Your guide will also provide explanations of their processes, and, time permitting, can allow visitors to view the (empty) barn, ripening room, and creamery.

Tours are limited to twenty, and are guided by either a family member or one of our interns. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome to join the tour! Reservations are required, and a $5 fee is charged for all humans over 3 years. If there is space, last-minute attendance may be possible. 

Bread & Cheese making Workshops: 
Nearly every other Sunday May-October!
See information on how to Book your Guided Farm Tour!

A fun getaway with kids to a real rodeo

Cowtown Rodeo
780 Route 40, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098 - Southern New Jersey - Map

Cowtown Rodeo Day Trips for NJ ChildrenThe real deal!
Enjoy professional Rodeo in the true Tradition of the Old West! This is not a carnival or a traveling circus, this is the real thing! The Cowtown Rodeo is a professional stop on a professional circuit for real Cowboys and Cowgirls from across the Country!

Some of the best cowboys in the east call the Cowtown Rodeo home. With limited chances to rodeo on the East coast, you can see why any cowboy from would love to make their way to the Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove NJ. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the show. A truly unique day trip in New Jersey!

Open May through September every Saturday Night
The Rodeo is open every Saturday night during the season from May through September. The weekly action gives you a chance to experience Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Girls Barrel Racing, Brahma Bull Riding and more. Season tickets are available! Free Parking and refreshments available.

Cowtown Flea Market:
The Cowtown Flea Market has "Everything imaginable for sale." It is open Tuesdays & Saturdays, 8AM-4PM, all year 'round! Cowtown Livestock Auction: Every Tuesday at Noon.
Cowtown Flea Market and Livestock Auction are located at the Cowtown Rodeo


A relaxing day trip with kids in a Canoe or Kayak!

Micks Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental 
3107 Route 563, Chatsworth, NJ 08019 - South Jersey - Map
609-726-1380 (Toll Free 800-281-1380)

Micks Pine Barrens Day Trips for kids in NJRent Canoes in a relaxing atmosphere!
The Welcome to Micks Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental located in beautiful Chatsworth, NJ. Come enjoy a fantastic adventure in the Pine Barrens! If you're looking for a day trip or an overnight camping trip, Micks is for you. You can enjoy canoeing through Wharton State Forest in the New Jersey Pinelands. Average canoeing is about 1 ½ miles per hour, depending upon river conditions, so it's a great Day trip adventure for kids of all ages!

Many different Canoeing trips are available
You will find lots of different kinds of canoeing tips and information to make your canoeing trip an enjoyable one. Overnight camping trips are available! Please browse our website and see all that Micks Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental has to offer. Please feel free to call or e-mail us if you have any questions or would like more information.

PETS are welcome on day trips, bring a leash. Pets are not permitted in any campsites.

Open April Through October (weather permitting)
Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Weekends)
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Weekdays)

Micks Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental
3107 Route 563, Chatsworth, NJ 
Phone 609-726-1380
Toll Free 800-281-1380
[email protected]


Take the kids on a crabbing adventure in Southern NJ

Capt. Mikes Marina
630 Great Bay Blvd., Tuckerton, NJ 08087 - South Jersey - Map

Capt Mikes Marina Day Trips for Kids NJA Kayak - fishing and crabbing adventure in NJ!
Learn the secret hot spots of where to catch fish in our local bays and crabs in the back creeks, while kayaking some of South Jersey’s hottest fishing and crabbing grounds. We will supply you with the kayaks and all of the crabbing, fishing and kayak equipment, bait, and real fish stories in order to create a wonderful fishing and crabbing experience. See more about this adventure.

Tours & Trips
Two hours to two-day trips, your Kayak or our Kayak. Be prepared for some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife in Southern New Jersey. Visit our subsite devoted to Kayak adventures. 

Fishing and Boating
Capt. Mike's Marina offers boat slips, boat & kayak rentals, fishing and crabbing, bait & tackle, and a well stocked boat store. Visit our fish and crab subsite for information including the latest fishing and crabbing conditions. 

For kayak tour and boat rental reservations, please call (609) 296-4406.


A day trip with kids to a lovely Village

The Historic Village at Allaire 
524 Allaire Rd., Farmingdale, NJ 07727 - Central Jersey - Map

Historic Allaire Day Trips for kids in NJA cultural and learning experience for the kids!
A really cool day trip for the entire family! Allaire is a restored ironmaking Village featuring James P. Allaire's home, trade shops, ovens, old mill, general store, church, bakery and many small building structures. Among the many things to see and do at Allaire, you will see things like  the Barn Complex where you can experience demonstrations of leather working, knot tying, tanning or harness repair. 

During special events the site is used to demonstrate 19th Century Laundry procedures, story telling, singing and dancing, apple bobbing and even pumpkin painting on All Hallows Eve.

You can take a ride on a steam train while costumed characters talk about the history of the Village. The train does special rides for kids at Easter and Christmas time.

Costumed interpreters throughout the Historic Village's homes offer visitors demonstrations in various aspects of 19th Century domestic life, such as hearth cooking, spinning, quilting and sewing, laundry, gardening and even proper etiquette. The children of the village demonstrate popular games of the time as well as the chores which prepared them for later life.

You can also take tours of the Allaire Mansion.
Tours begin on the Hour and Half Hour
The 3,086 acre park is open Wednesday through Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 12 Noon to 4 pm. From Labor Day through November it is only open on Saturday and Sunday from 12 Noon to 4 pm. It is also open during the Month of May on weekends. They are open in the winter for special events only. See their
upcoming events Calendar to find special events.

A day trip to a very unique place in NJ

Historic Long Pond Ironworks
1334 Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Hewitt, NJ 07421 - North Jersey - Map

Long Pond Ironworks NJ Day Trips for ChildrenTake the kids to a unique historic Ironworks!
Long Pond Ironworks was founded in 1766 and operated continually until 1882, making iron for a wide range of purposes. Today, the ruins of three furnaces and other unique structures remain in a beautiful setting within Long Pond Ironworks State Park near the New York border in West Milford, New Jersey.

The Long Pond Ironworks Museum is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays between 1pm and 4pm April through November. Organized groups and schools may arrange Museum visits by appointment all year. A donation of $3.00 per adult and $1.00 per child is suggested.

The 175-acre Long Pond Ironworks Historic District is an example of the ironworks plantations established in the American Colonies prior to independence. The village and furnaces at Long Pond produced iron for the Continental Army, for the American forces in the War of 1812, and for the Union Army during the Civil War. Long Pond Ironworks is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

They have different events throughout the year like really cool candlelit tours. Please check their Calendar to view any upcoming events. OK so this one is really off the beaten path and unusual but you will be surprised to find that the place is very interesting. The fact that is is set next the beautiful Monksville Reservoir is just a bonus!


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