Things to do in HOPE with kids

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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  • Land of Make Believe

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    (2 miles) Hope

    Over 30 acres of family attractions in New Jersey! With river rides, roller coasters, trains and even pirate cannonballs....entertainment and excitement for all ages!

  • All Play

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    (6 miles) Hackettstown

    A fun, bright and colorful play area for kids up to 12 years old in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

  • Hackettstown Indoor Sports Center

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    (7 miles) Hackettstown

    Indoor Sports for All Ages Crawlers through Adult!

  • Apple Blossom Village

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    (9 miles) Mount Bethel

    Family friendly farm fun!

  • Kittatinny Valley State Park

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    (11 miles) Andover

    Lots of outdoor adventure in New Jersey for the family at this state park! Hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, and horseback riding are popular activities, with winter sports too!

  • Wild West City

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    (11 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!

  • Clown Around

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    (12 miles) Flanders

    Clown Around is an indoor play center for children ages 0-7 years old. They provide the equipment, resources, staff and optional supplies (paper products, goodie bags) for a fun and memorable party! ...

  • Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

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    (12 miles) Stroudsburg

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years and 25% green runs, plus lift serviced snow tubing and 2 terrain training parks.

  • Swartswood State Park

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    (13 miles) Stillwater Township

    Explore New Jersey's FIRST state park filled with history, outdoor adventure and family fun! Camping available too!

  • Windy Acres Camping and RV

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    (13 miles) Hampton Township

    An adventurous RV Park with activities like waterskiing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and the great outdoors. Located at New Jersey's Lake Paulinskill.

  • Hacklebarney State Park

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    (15 miles) Long Valley

    Over a hundred bird species and wildlife such as black bear, woodchuck, deer and fox live in the park, with hiking, fishing, and great New Jersey nature fun!

  • Voorhees State Park

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    (15 miles) Glen Gardner

    Outdoor fun in New Jersey with multi use trails, adventure playground and even an observatory!

  • Pocono Mountains

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    (15 miles) Stroudsburg

    Skiing and snowboarding across several peaks with lessons from age 4, snow tubing with vertical drop. Additional snow sports include snowshoeing, tobogganing, dogsledding and horseback riding.

  • Tomahawk Lake

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    (16 miles) Sparta

    200 acres of great family fun in New Jersey with mini golf, sports, and that famous water park with a 400 foot body slide!

  • Morris County Planetarium

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    (18 miles) Randolph

    Kids love looking at the stars - so what better than to take them to a Planetarium show?!

  • Hunterdon Museum of Art

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    (19 miles) Clinton

    Fascinating and captivating art exhibits at this New Jersey Museum of Art, with classes and workshops for kids too!

  • Round Valley Recreation Area

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    (20 miles) Lebanon

    Outdoor adventure in New Jersey for swimmers, boaters, campers and picnickers! One of the few parks for wilderness camping too!

  • Poke-A-Nose Pottery Bartonsville

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    (20 miles) Bartonsville

    A creative and inspirational pottery painting experience for the kids!

  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum

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    (21 miles) Ogdensburg

    Deep family fun with more than 700 objects on display, as well as cool mines accessible by guided tour.

  • Twin Rivers Tubing

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    (21 miles) Phillipsburg

    Tubing and river fun in New Jersey! A great family day out activity - especially on those hot summer days! Kayaking, rafting and canoeing also available too.

  • The Crayola Factory

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    (21 miles) Easton

    Come to this fun-filled visitor center and create memories that last a lifetime. Ideal for families with children under 12 and has colorful activities to keep you busy for hours. Live demonstrations ...

  • Borderland State Park

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    (21 miles) North Easton

    Fishing, canoeing, trails...even ice-skating are waiting for kids to enjoy at this historically significant park in beautiful Massachusetts.

  • Alpine Mountain

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    (22 miles) East Stroudsburg

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 and 17% green runs, plus terrain park with half pipe and weekend tubing hill.

  • Franklin Mineral Museum

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    (23 miles) Franklin

    The museum has over 4,000 mineral specimens on display in the local room including those that are on display in the 33 foot long fluorescent display in the fluorescent room. The museum\'s ...

  • 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.

  • Sky River Helicopters

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    (24 miles) Pittstown

    Get the family flying with these fun helicopter tours over New Jersey! Tours, charters and flight school all ready for your family day out!

  • Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark

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    (25 miles) Tannersville

    Over 30 Waterslides along the natural terrain of the Camelback Mountain!

  • Camelback Mountain Resort

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    (25 miles) Tannersville

    Skiing and snowboarding with play lessons from 3 and proper ones from 6. 39% green runs, terrain park, snow tubing and air bag.

  • Branchburg Sports Complex

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    (25 miles) Branchburg

    A superb four-level interactive laser tag arena for a family rumble in New Jersey, plus facilities for dodgeball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer and more!

  • Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

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    (25 miles) Basking Ridge

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

  • Freefall Trampoline Park

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    (26 miles) Bethlehem

    Get active at Lehigh Valley's LARGEST indoor trampoline park, with bouncing fun for the whole family!

  • Morris Museum

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    (26 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 ...

  • Jungle Gym N Bounce

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    (26 miles) Flemington

    Open bounce, glow in the dark inflatables, and a super cool splash zone - almost TOO much kids fun to be had in this New Jersey family fun center!

  • Dutch Springs

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    (27 miles) Bethlehem

    Great water fun on AND under the water at this Pennsylvania water attraction, with water park fun and scuba diving!

  • Northlandz

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    (28 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 ...