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Fun things to do in MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP

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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  • Popcorn Park Zoo

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    (5 miles) Forked River

    Popcorn Park Zoo is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. You may be greeted at the gate by a gaggle of geese, but soon ...

  • Insectropolis The Bugseum of New Jersey

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    (11 miles) Toms River

    Insectropolis is a fun and unique insect learning center that dazzles visitors of all ages. There is plenty to see and do here! Our creative displays entertain guests as they learn about these ...

  • Blackbeards Cave

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    (12 miles) Bayville

    A 20 hole par 59 Miniature Golf Course. Zip around our Formula 1 Go-Kart track with it's bridges and tunnels. Dodge around the explosions and through the caves at the Bumper Boats. If baseball is ...

  • Six Flags Wild Safari

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    (12 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.

  • Six Flags Great Adventure

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    (12 miles) Jackson

    Thrill seekers come in all sizes. That's why we have tons of great fun for little ones to enjoy on their own and with parents. These rides spin, fly and promise to take kids on magical journeys that ...

  • Play Day Place

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    (13 miles) Forked River

    A fun indoor place center for kids aged 1 to 14, with soft play, zip lines, climbing walls, and velcro walls...just to name a few!

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

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    (14 miles) Jackson

    Satisfy your need for speed on our thrill-a-second water rides. Take a relaxing cruise down a lazy river. Get lost on purpose in our 45-acre tropical island paradise. One of the many fun family ...

  • Breakwater Beach Waterpark

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    (17 miles) Seaside heights

    Breakwater Beach Waterpark located in the heart of Seaside Heights, NJ is open from May 25th through mid September. This state-of-the-art waterpark boasts one of the largest interactive play area on ...

  • Casino Pier

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    (17 miles) Seaside Heights

    Classic boardwalk fun with this New Jersey pier, with mini golf, bumper cars, arcade, and those classic rides that the family always loves!

  • Jenkinson's Boardwalk

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    (20 miles) Pt Pleasant Beach

    Family fun with an aquarium, sharks and an amusement park!

  • iPlay America

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    (20 miles) Freehold

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

  • Sea Pirates Campground

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    (21 miles) West Creek

    Sea Pirate Campground is conveniently located 8 miles from Long Beach Island. An half and hour south of Sea Side Heights and half and hour north of Atlantic City.

  • Wharton State Forest

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    (22 miles) Hammonton

    A beautiful New Jersey State Forest with rivers and streams for canoeing, hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, numerous lakes, and wildlife - great for family exploration!

  • Bass River State Forest

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    (24 miles) Tuckerton

    A swimming lake also suitable for for boating and canoeing, wide open spaces for exploration and wildlife spotting and the Absegami trail is just the right size for families.

  • Tuckerton Seaport

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    (25 miles) Tuckerton

    Many buildings and structures line the coastline of this recreated fishing village including Tucker's Island Lighthouse, Joy Dayton's Sawmill, and Jay C. Parker's Decoy Carving Shop.

  • Paws Farm Nature Center

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    (25 miles) Mount Laurel

    All visitors enjoy and learn from the many interactive exhibits and the more that 80 birds and animals housed here.

  • Kids Towne

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    (26 miles) Hamilton

    Kids Towne USA offers all kids: from toddlers to teens a world of good times all under one roof. The 10,000 square foot facility offers birthday parties, laser tag, laser maze, climbing tower and 6 ...

  • Bradley Beach Miniature Golf Course

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    (26 miles) Bradley Beach

    Bradley Beach offers Miniature Golf right on the beach! This is a great place for families with younger children to spend a fun day in the sun. One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park

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    (27 miles) Manalapan

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

  • Bouncing Off The Walls

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    (27 miles) Levittown

    Bouncing Off The Walls was created for children age six and under to have fun and play in a safe environment made just for them!

  • Thundering Surf

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    (28 miles) Beach haven

    A slashingly entertaining day for the whole family! Cool off with super fun water activities at Thundering Surf Water Park.

  • Fantasy Island

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    (28 miles) Beach Haven

    Fantasy Island Amusement Park has been created with a Victorian air that is timeless in its appeal. Z-Brick walkways, oak benches, ornate lamp posts, and Tiffany glass chandeliers and panels all come ...

  • Fun Time America

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    (29 miles) Eatontown

    Over 40,000 sq. ft. of incredible entertainment, with carnival rides, laser tag, rock walls, video games and bouncing!

  • Sesame Place

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    (30 miles) Langhorne

    If you've always wanted to visit Elmo's World or dance with Big Bird in the Sesame Street parade, this is the place for you - plus loads of other things to do inc. over a dozen water rides. One of ...

  • Sahara Sams Oasis Indoor Water Park

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    (30 miles) West Berlin

    A fun and splash-tastic all year round water park - Sahara Sam’s is full of family fun with a ton of indoor water activities and seasonal outdoor water activities! Surf's Up!

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