Theme Parks in HOPE with kids

Get ready to spin, scream, laugh, drop and soar because it’s Theme Park time in Hope, New Jersey! Theme Parks are a great way to spend the day with the family - no matter what age.


From the fastest and loudest theme parks, to those family friendly amusement parks, The Garden State offers you the perfect places to go for that family fun. 

The smallest dare devils in the family will always find age appropriate rides perfect for them, and often in the same park that those older thrill seekers can close their eyes and brave the tallest and fastest thrill rides! 

There is ALWAYS plenty of kids fun at the many theme parks you can find across this great city.

Hold on tight…because Hope is ready to give your family a host of fun things to do with kids all year round - Theme Park style!

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  • Bowcraft Playland

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    (33 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 in New Jersey!

  • Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

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    (39 miles) Allentown

    Two parks for the price of one with this Pennsylvania theme and water park! Thrills AND spills for all ages!

  • Sesame Place

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    (50 miles) Langhorne

    Experience Sesame Street coming to life, with water fun, rides, and amazing shows just for kids! Kids fun in Pennsylvania all day long!

  • Keansburg Amusement Park

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    (52 miles) Keansburg

    Amusement Park fun in New Jersey with fun rides from the thrilling to the gentle, perfect for that classic family amusement fun!

  • Luna park at Coney Island

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    (55 miles) Brooklyn

    Boardwalks, beaches, rides....iconic Coney Island has something for the entire family!

  • Six Flags Great Adventure

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    (59 miles) Jackson

    Thrill rides, kids rides, family rides and mayhem....it can only be Six Flags!

  • Knoebels Amusement Park

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    (83 miles) Elysburg

    Classic wooden coasters, water rides and adrenaline pumping rides in this free-admission Pennsylvania theme park in the heart of a forest. Kiddie rides too!

  • Dutch Wonderland

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    (91 miles) Lancaster

    48 acres of fun family amusement park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with rides for every age AND shows!

  • Hershey Park

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    (100 miles) Lancaster

    Rides, rides, and more rides! Did we mention there are rides?

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  • Turtleback Zoo

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    (35 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

  • Claws n Paws Animal Park

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    (40 miles) Lake Ariel

    Get close to exotic animals from around the world at this fun animal experience in the Pocono Mountains, from lions to cougars, sloths, foxes and more!

  • Lehigh Valley Zoo

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    (41 miles) Schnecksville

    Part of an incredible 1,100 acre nature preserve, this zoo is home to over 275 animals from all around the world. They even have wagon rides and paddle boats!

  • Bergen County Zoo

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    (46 miles) Paramus

    The Bergen County Zoo offers education programs for everyone: children and adults; individuals and groups; at the zoo, or at your facility. A variety of programs are offered throughout the year. ...

  • Staten Island Zoo

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    (47 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 ...

  • Central Park Zoo

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    (51 miles) Manhattan

    From a steamy rain forest to an icy Antarctic penguin habitat encounter fascinating animals from all over the globe plus Tisch Children's Zoo lets little animal lovers meet gentle creatures up close.

  • Prospect Park Wildlife Center

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    (53 miles) Brooklyn

    Youngsters can meet prairie dogs nose-to-nose, and walk among wallabies. The Animal Lifestyles building's centerpiece is a spectacular habitat for baboons.

  • New York Aquarium

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    (55 miles) Coney Island

    A great New York Aquarium with over 8,000 animals, where kids can learn all about ocean animals from all over the world, as well as conservation too!

  • Bronx Zoo

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    (55 miles) Bronx

    The world's largest urban zoo features world-class exhibits featuring get you eye-to-eye with massive crocodiles, majestic tigers, and inquisitive gorillas.

  • Queens Zoo Wildlife Center

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    (57 miles) Flushing

    A beautiful zoo with a feel of a national park, in Flushing, NY. Naturalistic settings offer great animal experiences, all native to the Americas.

  • Elmwood Park Zoo

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    (58 miles) Norristown

    The zoo is arranged into different habitats - Bayou, Farmland, Grasslands, South/Central America, Wetlands, Woodlands with over 150 animals in their natural settings

  • Six Flags Wild Safari

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    (59 miles) Jackson

    Visit the largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa. This 350-acre wildlife preserve is home to 1,200 animals, including several endangered species.

  • Jenkinson's Aquarium

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    (73 miles) Point Pleasant Beach

    A fun family aquarium located within Jenkinson's Boardwalk in New Jersey, where kids can get up close with sharks, seals, and even touch star fish and sting rays!

  • White Post Animal Farm

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    (80 miles) Melville

    Animal fun, train rides, fun events, and a famous fall festival, all at this great family farm experience in New York State!

  • The Maritime Aquarium

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    (80 miles) Norwalk

    The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment, the Maritime Aquarium ...

  • Connecticuts Beardsley Zoo

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    (93 miles) Bridgeport

    Over 300 American species with varying exhibits and educational programming for families, including unique pop up viewing areas within the Prairie Dog exhibit.

  • 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.

  • 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! ...

  • 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!

  • Funplex

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    (29 miles) East Hanover

    Incredible kids fun in New Jersey, from go karts, bumper cars, arcade, waterpark, and much, much more! Perfect for the whole family.

  • Kidnetic

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    (30 miles) Montville

    Lots of areas for your child to explore: the ball room, punching bag room, alligator pit, island hopping room, helicopter and lots of tunnels and bridges. They can also slide down one of their two ...

  • JumpNasium

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    (34 miles) Fairfield

    NJ's Friendliest, Cleanest & Best Indoor Jumping Inflatable Kids Birthday Party Center. Jump, Bounce, Climb, Slide and just have FUN in our 100% PRIVATE 13,000 sq/ft indoor climate controlled ...

  • Kidz Village

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    (37 miles) Kenilworth

    An exciting 18,000 sq ft indoor children's play facility in New Jersey, created for kids ages 10 and under!

  • JerZJump

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    (41 miles) Monmouth Junction

    17,500 sq ft of family entertainment center with open play, inflatables, play structure, and arcade! Great for those active kids in New Jersey!

  • Jumping Jungle

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    (41 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 ...

  • Kidz Village

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    (42 miles) Woodbridge

    A huge multi-level indoor playground for playful kids under 10 years, perfect for using their imagination!