Theme Parks in New Jersey with kids

Get ready to spin, scream, laugh, drop and soar because it’s Theme Park time in 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 state.

Hold on tight…because New Jersey 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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    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!

  • Keansburg Amusement Park

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    Keansburg

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

  • Storybook Land

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    Egg Harbor Township

    New Jersey fun with Storybook Land - a great theme park for little people with fun rides and storybook attractions!

  • Six Flags Great Adventure

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    Jackson

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

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  • Turtleback Zoo

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    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

  • Adventure Aquarium

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    Camden

    Explore under the ocean in New Jersey with this family fun aquarium, with a shark tank, walk through tube and interactive exhibits!

  • Atlantic City Aquarium

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    Atlantic City

    There is a touch tank, as well as fish tanks with exotic fish, lots of activities to keep the kids entertained - let the kids have great fun while learning about the sea and sealife

  • Paws Farm Nature Center

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    Mount Laurel

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

  • Six Flags Wild Safari

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    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.

  • Marine Mammal Stranding Center

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    Brigantine

    The Center, which has the privilege of housing the only marine mammal stranding facility within New Jersey, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded or otherwise stressed marine ...

  • Bergen County Zoo

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    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. ...

  • The Cohanzick Zoo

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    Bridgeton

    The Cohanzick Zoo, established in 1934, is New Jerseys First Zoo. Located in the beautiful Bridgeton City Park, this little zoo is set on 15 acres and is home to approximately 100 animals. Admission ...

  • Popcorn Park Zoo

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    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 ...

  • Space Farms

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    Sussex

    Come alive with nature and history. Explore the wild side of Space Farms Zoo and Museum. Space Farms offers educational fun for all ages. Where else can you step back in time and head for the ...

  • Jenkinson's Aquarium

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    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!

  • Funplex

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    East Hanover

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

  • Steel Pier

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    Atlantic City

    Steel Pier offers fun filled thrills for the entire family. Make sure you take a chance at one of our many amusement games or just stroll along the pier taking in the sights and sounds.

  • Kidnetic

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    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 ...

  • Kidz Village

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    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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    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!

  • JumpNasium

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    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 ...

  • Clown Around

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    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! ...

  • Kidz Village

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    Woodbridge

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

  • Gymboree Play and Music

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    Red Bank

    Indoor play gym with classes designed to enhance imagination and creative play for kids under 5 yrs. Also weekly open playgym and special events.

  • All Play

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    Hackettstown

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

  • Jumping Jungle

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    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 ...

  • Jungle Gym N Bounce

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    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!

  • Play Day Place

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    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!

  • Cape May County Park

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    Cape May

    The County Park area has picnic tables, kids playgrounds, biking paths and fishing areas. The Zoo has about 550 different types of birds, reptiles and mammals.

  • Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

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    Pennington

    Enjoy the more than 10 miles of hiking trails, the wonder of the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House, and the exhibits and animals of the Buttinger Nature Center - plus get on mission with the science of ...

  • Wharton State Forest

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    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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    Tuckerton

    Trails, wildlife, and a beautiful man-made lake perfect for swimming, boating and that summer New Jersey fun!

  • Corsons Inlet State Park

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    Ocean City

    Extremely popular with families for for hiking, fishing, crabbing, boating and sunbathing, this New Jersey state park offers outdoor adventure and lots of family fun!

  • Hacklebarney State Park

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    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!

  • Kittatinny Valley State Park

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    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!