Things to do in PLEASANTVILLE with kids

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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  • Storybook Land

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    (4 miles) Egg Harbor Township

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

  • Atlantic City Cruises

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    (5 miles) Atlantic City

    Have the chance to get up close and personal with locals. Daily Dolphin Watching Adventure. Your entire gang is welcome to join each and every day for a thrilling view of beautiful Atlantic ...

  • IMAX Theatre at Tropicana

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    (6 miles) Atlantic City

    Treat your senses to the most powerful and involving movie experience yet created. Our Academy Award winning IMAX technology brings images to life like no other. Experience an arm chair adventure ...

  • Atlantic City Miniature Golf

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    (6 miles) 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 ...

  • Ripleys Believe it or not Museum

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    (6 miles) Atlantic City

    A collection of some of the strangest artifacts in the world - shrunken heads or a lock of George Washington's hair. One exhibit that is exclusive to Atlantic City's Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum ...

  • Atlantic City Princess

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    (6 miles) Atlantic City

    Atlantic City's Premier Charter Boat the AC Princess Cruises is Atlantic City's finest public & private charter yacht. Sightseeing, daily cruises - or book our elegant boat for your own private party ...

  • Atlantic City Aquarium

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    (6 miles) 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

  • Steel Pier

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    (7 miles) 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.

  • Absecon Lighthouse

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    (7 miles) Atlantic City

    An amazing historic journey up 228 steps to the top of this 1857 lighthouse, overlooking Atlantic City!

  • Marine Mammal Stranding Center

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    (8 miles) 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 ...

  • Playlands Castaway Cove

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    (8 miles) Ocean City

    More than 30 exciting rides for the whole family, including four roller coasters, bumper cars, a tilt-a-whirl, an old-fashioned train and log flume.

  • Gillian's Island

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    (8 miles) Ocean City

    Gillian's Island Water Park and Adventure Golf - A perfect way to celebrate! We love the sound of laughter and the sight of big smiles on everyone's faces. Having a Birthday Party at Gillian's Island ...

  • Congo Falls Adventure Golf

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    (8 miles) 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, ...

  • Corsons Inlet State Park

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    (13 miles) 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!

  • Bass River State Forest

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    (18 miles) Tuckerton

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

  • Tuckerton Seaport

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    (18 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.

  • Fantasy Island

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    (20 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 ...

  • Thundering Surf

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    (20 miles) Beach haven

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

  • Sea Pirate Campground

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    (21 miles) West Creek

    Family camping only 8 miles from Long Beach Island, with tents to full hook ups. Fun kids activities, fishing, and even hay rides!

  • The Blueberry Factory

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    (22 miles) Hammonton

    We give info about the farm and about blueberry farming in New Jersey and why Hammonton is the Blueberry Capital. The tour is broken up into two parts, outside and inside. One of the many fun family ...

  • Cradle Lacrosse Avalon

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    (23 miles) Avalon

    Cradle Lacrosse is designed for boys and girls ages 4-8 years old who are new to the game of lacrosse. We believe in fun, inexpensive, age-appropriate programs for our littlest players. We provide ...

  • Wharton State Forest

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    (23 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!

  • Cape May County Park

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    (27 miles) 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.

  • Splash Zone Water Park

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    (32 miles) 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 ...

  • Moreys Piers

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    (32 miles) Wildwood

    Moreys Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods NJ, is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the third best seaside amusement parks in the world by ...

  • Parvin State Park

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    (32 miles) Pittsgrove

    A New Jersey state park with outdoor adventure, swimming, fishing, and a fascinating history!

  • Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

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    (34 miles) Cape May

    All manner of engines, aircraft and interactive displays, plus climb a control tower, sit in a cockpit, try the pilot seat in the flight simulator and have a close look at over 20 real planes and ...

  • Play Day Place

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    (35 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!

  • Arbuckle Wilderness

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    (35 miles) Davis

    You're in for an exciting adventure when you enter our 400+ acre park set amidst the oak thickets, limestone outcroppings and the splendor of the beautiful Arbuckle Mountains, whether you are in your ...

  • Historic Cold Spring Village

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    (36 miles) Cape May

    Open air living history museum with costumed characters and craft demonstrations, restored architecture, family activities, interactive games, dress up and free horse and wagon rides.

  • Sahara Sams Oasis Indoor Water Park

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    (36 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!

  • Cape May Whale Watcher

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    (36 miles) Cape May

    Whale and dolphin watching for all ages in New Jersey. Amazing wildlife experiences and kids under 6 ride FREE! Amazing on all counts!

  • Clementon Amusement Park

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    (37 miles) Clementon

    Lush landscaping, park-wide themeing, new operational and guest service standards, updated restaurant menus and in-park entertainment will complement a collection of kids, family and high-thrill ...

  • Popcorn Park Zoo

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    (37 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 ...

  • The Cohanzick Zoo

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    (37 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 ...