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Fun things to do in CLIFTON

Don’t be fooled by the nickname The Garden State. New Jersey bursts with sandy beaches, bustling cities and quiet towns. Close to New York and Philadelphia, yet far from big city life - New Jersey has so many places to visit with kids - culture, history, nature and most importantly - FUN!

New Jersey has always been know for it’s beautiful seasides and shorelines, so take advantage and introduce kids to popular attractions like Abescon Lighthouse and Casino Beach Pier. 


But there are also surprises! Did you think New Jersey was the place for whale watching? Cape May Whale Watcher even spots dolphins too!  Battleships too? Yep! Battleship New Jersey lets kids even sleep in the bunks!

Dinosaurs come to life at Field Station Dinosaurs, and you can see the state from another angle with super fun Helicopter Rides!

Of course, nature in New Jersey is stunning - and there are a host of FREE state parks to explore! From Wharton to Kittatinny Valley, activities from hiking, kayaking to wildlife spotting are all waiting for YOU!

Don’t forget the camera…you will be creating a LOT of memories!

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  • Field Station Dinosaurs

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    (8 miles) Secaucus

    Over 30 realistic, come to life dinosaurs, including the largest animatronic dinosaur ever made! Kids will be thrilled to explore the mysterious trails and mountain paths, waiting for that next roar ...

  • Free Sunday Preschool Activities

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    (8 miles) Paramus

    Join us every Sunday from 10am to 4pm at The Brook Academy in Paramus for free children's activities. Activities are designed for children ages 1 year to six years old.

  • Kindermusik

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    (8 miles) Teaneck

    Music and Movement Programs from birth-age 7 Innovative curricua includes Sign language for pre-verbal speakers ABC Music and Me-A Language and Literacy program set to music toddler ...

  • ABMAs family farm

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    (11 miles) Wyckoff

    Kids (and moms and dads, too) love to visit our petting zoo, pet the sheep or cow, feed carrot greens to the rabbits, see our baby chicks, fancy birds, goats, ponies, donkey, calf and pigs.

  • AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

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    (11 miles) Manhattan

    The theatre was at one point the United States' largest theatrical screen measuring 100' by 80'.

  • FDNY Fire Zone

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    (12 miles) New York

    The FDNY Fire Zone, a state of the art fire safety learning center located in Rockefeller Center which offers classes and demonstrations in fire safety. Through a variety of hands-on exhibits and ...

  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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    (12 miles) Manhattan

    Discover New York in all its forms from 70 stories up! The high-speed shuttle sends you racing to the sky to enjoy dazzling multimedia history exhibits the city's only crystal-clear, 360 view point.

  • FAO Schwarz Toy Store

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    (12 miles) New York City

    The Toy Soldier stands at the front door, ready to welcome you into our special world. FAO Schwarz has been enchanting the young and young-at-heart since 1862. Our flagship store on Fifth Avenue is a ...

  • NY Skyride

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    (12 miles) Manhattan

    Fun, thrilling and entertaining ride based in the iconic Empire State Building- kids will love flying over the city!

  • Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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    (12 miles) Manhattan

    The Tony Dapolito Recreation Center serves as a year-round hub for many in and around the neighborhood. In addition to providing fitness facilities, it hosts youth and adult athletic leagues, ...

  • Craft Studio

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    (12 miles) New York

    Is a beautifully decorated and spacious studio where imagination and creativity run wild. Your kids would enjoy spending an afternoon painting a work of art in their walk-in craft section, or they ...

  • Playgarden

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    (13 miles) New York City

    Clean, green PLAY for the early years! Built GREEN with recycled playground equipment, organic products, natural light and the planet in mind.

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

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    (15 miles) Staten Island

    A distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, is Staten Island's premier destination for culture and entertainment. Set within a stunning 83-acre park-like setting, Snug Harbor presents a unique blend of ...

  • Create A Craft

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    (16 miles) Bronx

    Create-A-Craft is a fun craft studio where you can paint a piece of plaster pottery, create your own t-shirt or make a wood craft! We offer great all inclusive birthday parties that include Karaoke, ...

  • Just Bead Yourself

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    (17 miles) Westfield

    Create and Design your own Jewelry at our Walk-in Workshop.Just Bead Yourself offers a fun & welcoming atmosphere for all ages to create their own jewelry. Feel free to come to our walk-in workshop , ...

  • Architots

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    (18 miles) Middle Village

    Architots® it is a design based approach to childrens programming, an animated universe of characters, and a physical space where children can come to explore the worlds of architecture, art and ...

  • Rabs Country Lanes

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    (19 miles) Staten Island

    Rab’s Country Lanes is Staten Island’s Premiere Entertainment Destination featuring 48 state of the art bowling lanes, Gennaro’s Pizza, Staten Island’s only Laser Maze, bowling programs for ...

  • Bee N Crafty

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    (23 miles) Nutley

    Bee N Crafty is an art studio for all ages offerin plaster painting,canvas painting and glass painting for walk-ins, classes and parties.

  • Rye Playland

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    (26 miles) Rye

    Playland is Metro New York's great family amusement park and entertainment center. Featuring more than 50 rides and attractions for children and adults, Playland also offers free entertainment and ...

  • Wild West City

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    (29 miles) Stanhope

    It's back to the Wild West with stage coaches, pony rides and trains as you step back in time in New Jersey to a time of saloons and gunslingers!

  • Paint A Tee

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    (36 miles) Red Bank

    Paint A Tee allows kids to be creative and paint anything they like, which can then be printed onto a variety of items including shirts and onesies! Wearable art!

  • Muscoot Farm

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    (36 miles) Katonah

    It's animal time! Kids can stroll through the historic farm, visit with the cute animals, and enjoy nature on this New York farm with the family.

  • Best Time Ever

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    (37 miles) Stamford

    Arts and Crafts Studio where kids of all ages can get creative in a huge variety of ways.

  • Northlandz

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    (42 miles) Flemington

    Enter Northlandz and enjoy an astonishing tour through some of the finest scenery in America, all under one roof - The Great American Railway: A spectacular adventure on this 1 mile indoor tour ...

  • iPlay America

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    (43 miles) Freehold

    A premier New Jersey theme park where kids can enjoy over 250 exciting games, attractions, and rides!

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