Things to do in NEWARK with kids

Delaware might be one of the country’s smaller states, but it still holds some pretty BIG fun filled places to go with kids!

There are some pretty BIG dinosaurs at the Delaware Museum of National History, and at 143 acres Edward H McCabe Nature Preserve is a pretty BIG place for kids to explore the forest and swamps.

BIG splashes and BIG excitement waiting at attractions like Thunder Lagoon Water Park, and there is some very fascinating and BIG historical facts to be wowed by at the Fort Delaware State Park!

Active kids - get that BIG energy ready to go for places like Stratosphere Trampoline Park and Go Ape Lums State Park, and you can’t get much BIGGER than Delaware’s largest water park - Jungle Jim’s Adventure World!

Did you know Delaware was also the nation’s first state? That’s a pretty good reason to make it first on your list of family places to visit next!

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  • Pond Ice Arena

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    (1 miles) Newark

    Has public skating sessions on weekdays and every weekend, when you can practice what you learned in the Skating School. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best ...

  • Vinces Sports Center

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    (2 miles) Newark

    Family run facility in Delaware with 9-Hole Par-3 Golf Course, Indoor Baseball and Softball Batting Cages, and two Miniature Golf Courses.

  • White Clay Creek State Park

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    (2 miles) Newark

    Summer AND winter activities galore in this beautiful Delaware State Park. Fishing, hiking, biking...even sledding!

  • The Painted Platypus

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    (3 miles) Newark

    Walk in studio where you can make stuff for all of the family.

  • Iron Hill Museum

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    (4 miles) Newark

    The Iron Hill Museum, operated by the Delaware Academy of Science, is the primary educational resource for the study of human and natural history of the Iron Hill region. Its programs, collections, ...

  • Sky Zone Newark

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    (5 miles) Newark

    Jump the day away on wall to wall trampolines, with dodgeball, slam dunk zones and special nights such as glow nights and family nights!

  • Wilmington and Western Railroad

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    (5 miles) Pike Wilmington

    From the Conductor's "All Aboard" to the clang of the locomotive's bell, the Wilmington & Western presents real railroading from an earlier era. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Pump It Up Newport

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    (8 miles) Newport

    Open Jump, special events and birthday parties in this colorful and indoor fun center!

  • Lums Pond State Park

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    (8 miles) Bear

    Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres on the north side of the ...

  • Go Ape Lums Pond State Park

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    (9 miles) Bear

    Zip, swing, and climb through the trees with this highly interactive and fun 2-3 hour outdoor experience for kids over 10 years old. Zip lines, tarzan swings, and awesome obstacles at heights of ...

  • New Castle Historical Society

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    (10 miles) New Castle

    Offers opportunities for children to experience the life of Dutch colonists and revolutionary patriots in historic New Castle, Delaware.

  • Stratosphere Trampoline Park Wilmington

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    (11 miles) Wilmington

    A trampoline park out of this world! The first indoor trampoline park in Delaware is a bouncingly fun way for kids and their families to spend their day!

  • Delaware Children's Museum

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    (11 miles) Wilmington

    Includes exploration activities for every level of ability. A genuine full day's worth of delightful, entertaining and every so subtly educational play! With scientific, environmental, social and ...

  • Delaware Museum of Natural History

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    (11 miles) Wilmington

    Kids can get up close to life-sized dinosaurs, explore beneath our oceans, experience an animal friendly African watering hole, and come face-to-face with a spectacular jaguar... just some of the ...

  • Horse Back Riding Lessons And Trail Rides

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    (11 miles) Delaware City

    Learn how to ride a horse in the Delaware countryside! Cozy Quarters Farm has beginner horse back riding lessons, trail rides, and pony parties!

  • Delaware History Museum

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    (11 miles) Wilmington

    The Delaware History Museum, located in a renovated art-deco Woolworth store, features three galleries of changing interactive exhibits on Delaware history, including displays of rare items of ...

  • Delaware Art Museum

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    (11 miles) Wilmington

    Regularly presents major traveling exhibitions, offering the community an opportunity to become familiar with a wide variety of artists and artistic movements. The Museum also displays smaller ...

  • Fort Delaware State Park

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    (11 miles) Delaware City

    One of the state's first state parks, and one of the most historical fascinating! Fort Delaware State Park is a fun and eye-opening island adventure for the family, and will take you back in time to ...

  • Brandywine Zoo

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    (12 miles) Wilmington

    12 acres filled with animals from all over the world in this family friendly Wilmington zoo, with over 120 animals just waiting to say hi!

  • Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard

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    (12 miles) Wilmington

    The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation offers the premier classroom-without-walls experience for students of all ages. A variety of interactive and exciting learning experiences, including educational sails ...

  • Plumpton Park Zoo

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    (14 miles) Rising Sun

    Jimmie the Giraffe, Sis the Tiger, and Zoe the Zebra are all waiting for the family to go visit at this very intimate and sweet Maryland Zoo, with over 130 animals on display.

  • Herrs Snack Factory Tours

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    (15 miles) Nottingham

    Free tour behind the scenes of the famous snack factory, multi media elements, excitable guides and free tasters keep kids interested.

  • Fox Point State Park

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    (15 miles) Wilmington

    Although each of the parks in the Delaware State Park system has its own unique features, Fox Point State Park deserves something more than "unique" in its description. Perhaps the best word is ...

  • Mid County Entertainment and Bowling Center

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    (15 miles) Middletown

    Classic family ten pin bowling plus laser tag, bumper cars, multi level indoor adventure play and redemption arcade games! All in Middletown, Delaware!

  • Your Creation Station

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    (16 miles) Middletown

    Paint your own pottery, workshops, and lessons all waiting for those creative families in Delaware!

  • The Oasis Family Fun Center

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    (18 miles) Glen Mills

    The Oasis Family Fun Center is an ALL INDOOR family entertainment center located in Glen Mills, PA. With 20,000 square feet of safe, clean fun for the entire family including our Ballocity Arena, ...

  • Linvilla Orchards

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    (23 miles) Media

    The ultimate farm fun for kids! They can take a hayride through the lush fields and orchards, or climb aboard the “The Playland Express” train. With farm animals, pony rides, fishing and lakes - ...

  • American Helicopter Museum and Education Center

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    (23 miles) West Chester

    The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the nations premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. We collect, restore and display historic aircraft and chronicle the ...

  • Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

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    (25 miles) Media

    A fascinating living history museum depicting Pennsylvania farm life in the late 1700s. History comes back to life in this historical day out!

  • Jumpers Fun Zone

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    (25 miles) Newtown Square

    Explore the jungle in this indoor play center, perfect for kids from 18 months to 10 years, with soft play, slides, obstacles, bounce houses, and lots of jungle themed fun!

  • Kehlers Kids Fun Factory

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    (29 miles) Broomall

    Indoor soft play for kids up to 11 yrs, as well as gymnastics, cheer tumbling, summer camps and parties!

  • A Is For Amish Buggy Rides

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    (30 miles) Ronks

    History awaits to take you back in time at this traditionally Amish experience in Pennsylvania. Buggy rides through the Amish farms and gardens for you!

  • National Toy Train Museum

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    (30 miles) Strasburg

    Hundreds of toy trains in a modern museum built like a historic train station! Toy trains are for kids of all ages! While real trains go back to the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the early ...

  • Strasburg Rail Road

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    (30 miles) Ronks

    The larger-than-life coal-burning steam train is just the beginning. Ride the Cagney Steam Train, a miniature version; operate a hand-powered Pump Car or watch the little ones "steer" the pint-sized ...

  • The Cohanzick Zoo

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    (32 miles) 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 ...