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Fun things to do in IRVINGTON

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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  • Newark Museum

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    (3 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!

  • Turtleback Zoo

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    (4 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

  • Kidz Village

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    (4 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.

  • Jeepers

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    (5 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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    (7 miles) Summit

    Color Me Mine is a paint your own pottery studio for painters of all ages, whether you are looking for a unique party idea, want to escape the stress of modern living, or just want to have some ...

  • 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 ...

  • Just Bead Yourself

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    (8 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 , ...

  • Chelsea Playground

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    (8 miles) Staten island

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

  • Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

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    (8 miles) Lyndhurst

    In the Lyndhurst Castle's grand ceremonial arena, weapons are brandished and an authentic medieval jousting tournament ensues. Our Knights' dazzling displays of skill and athleticism demand the same ...

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (9 miles) Jersey City

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

  • Staten Island Childrens Museum

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    (9 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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    (9 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 ...

  • Staten Island Zoo

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    (9 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 ...

  • Liberty Science Center

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    (9 miles) Jersey City

    The interactive museums three exhibit floors, each having a different theme, are dedicated to exploration through hands-on experimentation. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Bowcraft Playland

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    (9 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!

  • Funplex

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    (10 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, ...

  • Staten Island Museum

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    (10 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 ...

  • Statue of Liberty

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    (10 miles) NYC

    That iconic attraction everyone must go and visit in New York City - the Statue of Liberty! Hold that flame high!

  • Wild At Play

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    (10 miles) Jersey City

    Wild at Play is the first children's indoor playground on the Jersey City waterfront. Our goal is to share the joys of learning between you and your child. Not only will you have fun playing with ...

  • JumpNasium

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    (11 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 ...

  • Harmony Early Learning Center

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    (11 miles) Secaucus

    A day at Harmony is wonderfully well-rounded with learning activities through play so each child can learn while having fun. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to ...

  • Secaucus Recreation Center

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    (11 miles) Secaucus

    A place for active kids. The Recreation Center offers swimming pools, exercise room and basketball courts. It has a beautiful view on the meadows and the Manhattan skyline. One of the many fun ...

  • Downtown Babies Inc

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    (11 miles) New York

    Downtown Babies offers educational Play & Music Classes, parenting Forums, and Exciting social events & parties for Infants and Children up to 5 years.

  • Chelsea Piers

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    (12 miles) New York City

    With more sporting options than hours in a day, Chelsea Piers is a great idea for the energetic family!

  • Circle Line Semi-Circle Cruise

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    (12 miles) Manhattan

    Experience the grandeur of New York on their 2 hour city highlights tour. You'll enjoy magnificent views of the world's premier skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty.