Waterparks in New Jersey with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Garden State…we certainly are! If you’re in New Jersey and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous New Jersey sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in New Jersey! You know you’re ready! 

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  • Tomahawk Lake

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    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!

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

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    Jackson

    Thrill rides, family rides, kids rides and heaps of water fun at this New Jersey Six Flags park! The entire family will find something for them!

  • Land of Make Believe

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    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!

  • CoCo Key Water Resort

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    Mount Laurel

    Gather your family and friends to experience New Jersey’s Largest indoor water park. Join us for the day at CoCo Key Water Resort where we have over 55,000 sq.ft. of indoor water park fun.

  • OC Waterpark

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    Ocean City

    Formerly Gilligan's Island Waterpark, this fun New Jersey water experience is on the iconic boardwalk, and is filled with water fun for kids, and a climbing wall too!

  • Splash Zone Water Park

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    Wildwood

    Mixing adrenaline-pumping action with family-style fun is our specialty! Thrill to the white water rapids on The Beast of The East, roar through total darkness on The Midnight Run, or test your ...

  • Action Park Mountain Creek

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    Vernon

    The world's TALLEST (and only!) thrill slide with double loops at this adrenaline pumping New Jersey water park for the whole family!

  • Thundering Surf

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    Beach haven

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

  • Sahara Sams Oasis Indoor Water Park

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    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!

  • Breakwater Beach Waterpark

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    Seaside Heights

    Enjoy one of the largest interactive play areas on the North Atlantic Coast with this family friendly water park in New Jersey!

  • Runway Rapids Water Park

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    Keansburg

    Featuring kiddie lagoon, lazy river and toddler unit, plus 18 wild slides of varying height, length and speed. Supervised water play with lifeguards also available.

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  • Atlantic City Miniature Golf

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    Atlantic City

    Play 18 holes of world-class golf at Atlantic City's premier miniature golf course. Enjoy the beauty of our lush landscapes, elevated greens and real waterfalls as you tackle the challenge of ...

  • Bradley Beach Miniature Golf Course

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    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 ...

  • Congo Falls Adventure Golf

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    Ocean City

    Congo Falls features three world-class 18-hole miniature golf courses: Congo Queen, Solomon's Mine, and the Lost City, which is 100% indoors and perfect for those rainy days! Congo Falls'waterfalls, ...

  • Delaware River Tubing

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    Frenchtown

    Every single tube is outfitted with handles that makes carrying easier when entering the river, pulling up to Adventure Island for food with The Famous River Hot Dog Man, and for when exiting the ...

  • Velocity 17 Kart Racing

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    Maywood

    Our karts are equipped with a full wrap around bumper and seatbelt, and our track marshals are always on hand to help out, making sure that every child is tightly belted in to their kart, and wearing ...

  • Branchburg Sports Complex

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    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!

  • Twin Rivers Tubing

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    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.

  • Turtle Back Zoo

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    West Orange

    Over 100 different species call this popular New Jersey zoo home, with a petting zoo and miniature train rides too!

  • 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!

  • Franklin Mineral Museum

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    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 ...

  • Garden State Discovery Museum

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    Cherry Hill

    Touch, explore and create in the museums many interactive exhibit areas - loads of things to do all under one roof

  • Liberty Science Center

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    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 ...

  • Morris Museum

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    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 ...

  • NJ Childrens Museum

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    Paramus

    Explore over 30 different play and learning areas, each designed to attract and engage the imagination! Your child is your guide.

  • Newark Museum

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    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!