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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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  • Kidz Village

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    (3 miles) Woodbridge

    Designed to stimulate children's imagination, learning and social interaction while they have fun. Boasts a huge multi-level playground plus arcade and restaurant.

  • Just Bead Yourself

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    (6 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 , ...

  • Bowcraft Playland

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    (7 miles) Scotch Plains

    Thrills and excitement with roller coasters, pirates ships, and a submarine - just to name a few! Family fun with adventures to be had!

  • Chelsea Playground

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    (8 miles) Staten island

    3 levels of tubes , tunnels and slides.Rock climbing wall. Imaginative play.

  • Kidz Village

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    (8 miles) Kenilworth

    An exciting 18,000 square foot children's play facility created for kids ages 10 and under, designed to stimulate children's imagination, learning and social interaction while they have fun.

  • Jumping Jungle

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    (9 miles) East Brunswick

    is a 10,000 square foot safe, clean and climate-controlled indoor inflatable recreation center. We offer 8 unique inflatables for open jumps and birthday parties, as well as kid-friendly arcade ...

  • Next Level Hockey and Sports Performance

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    (9 miles) East brunswick

    Our 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility features: •40’X90’ Training Rink •Sports Simulator Rental •Blademill (skating treadmill) •Shooting Lane Rental •Gym •Move's Course ...

  • Jeepers

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    (10 miles) Elizabeth

    Indoor play, entertainment and lots of fun all under he same roof: Rides, Games, Gemstone Mining and Parrot Habitat.

  • Color Me Mine Summit

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    (10 miles) Summit

    Color Me Mine is a paint your own pottery studio for painters of all ages, perfect for kids, parties, and getting creative!

  • Staten Island Zoo

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    (12 miles) Staten Island

    The Staten Island Zoo was the first zoo anywhere to exhibit all the 32 varieties of rattlesnakes known to occur in the United States. Through wildlife exhibitions, promotion of species conservation ...

  • Rabs Country Lanes

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    (13 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 ...

  • Keansburg Amusement Park

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    (13 miles) Keansburg

    Celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005, and is a small park which is home to many classic rides from a bygone era.

  • Runway Rapids Water Park

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    (13 miles) Keansburg

    Featuring kiddie lagoon, lazy river and toddler unit, plus 18 wild slides of varying height, length and speed. Supervised water play with lifeguards also available.

  • Staten Island Childrens Museum

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    (13 miles) Staten Island

    The Staten Island Children's Museum appeals to the intrepid explorer in every child. Interactive exhibitions and creative workshops offer plenty of opportunities for hands-on, first hand experiences ...

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

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    (13 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 ...

  • Turtleback Zoo

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    (14 miles) West Orange

    500 animals of 200 different species plus loads of extra fun like pony ride and train rides. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Jersey

  • Staten Island Museum

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    (14 miles) Staten Island

    Visitors can embark on a voyage through time in the Staten Island Ferry exhibit, get close to exotic insects, see rocks glow in the dark along with oddities in the Hall of Natural Sciences and ...

  • Newark Museum

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    (15 miles) Newark

    Whatever your child is passionate about, let the Junior Museum be your partner as your child explores their creative self, expands their mind, and above all, has fun while learning something new!

  • Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

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    (15 miles) Basking Ridge

    Nearly 8,000 acres of varied habitats where you can explore the beautiful scenery, and amazing wildlife.

  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park

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    (16 miles) Manalapan

    Offers miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, adventure playground, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse and an interactive visitor center.

  • Branch Brook Park

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    (16 miles) Newark

    Explore the nation's FIRST county park, with historic guided tours, a roller rink, bike races, family days and festivals! It's so much more than a park in New Jersey!

  • Bee N Crafty

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    (16 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.

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (16 miles) Jersey City

    Home to an exhilarating indoor, electric go-karting multi-track experience for adults and children. Plus video and virtual games arcade.

  • Funplex

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    (17 miles) East Hanover

    What's unique about The Funplex are attractions like, "Foam Frenzy" and "Go-Karting". Some of our other attractions include Adventure Mini Golf, Lazer Tag, Free Fall, Bumper Boats, Ferris Wheel, ...

  • Morris Museum

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    (17 miles) Morristown

    The museum offers a full calendar of special events, festivals, classes, and activities for the entire family - with an ever changing hands on exhibitions varying from arts and science to historical ...

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