Things to do in New Jersey 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 - there are 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 this great state 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!
Thrill rides, kids rides, family rides and a real safari with real animals....it can only be Six Flags!
Amusements, rides and games at this classic pier amusement park in Atlantic City! Great fun for the whole family!
New Jersey fun with Storybook Land - a great theme park for little people with fun rides and storybook attractions!
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 at Ocean City's oldest amusement park!
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 rides and attractions.
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!
Fantasy Island Amusement Park is Victorian style family amusement fun, with those classic rides including pirate ship, giant wheel and free fall drop!
Amusement Park fun in New Jersey with fun rides from the thrilling to the gentle, perfect for that classic family amusement fun!
Over eighteen acres along six beach blocks of amusement park fun at Morey's Piers - featuring THREE amusement parks and TWO water parks!
Great underwater adventures with this popular aquarium, with exhibits, touch tank, and lots of activities to keep the kids entertained!
Explore under the ocean in New Jersey with this family fun aquarium, with a shark tank, walk through tube and interactive exhibits!
Visit the only marine mammal stranding facility within New Jersey, that is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded or otherwise stressed marine mammals and sea turtles.
Space Farms Zoo & Museum is home to more than 500 animals from all over the world. A fun and wild New Jersey day out!
A beautiful zoo in New Jersey, dedicated to wildlife that were sick, elderly, abandoned, abused or injured. They are also home to domestic and exotic animals too!
The Cohanzick Zoo, established in 1934, is New Jerseys First Zoo. It's set on 15 acres and is home to approximately 100 animals. Admission is FREE!
Over 100 different species call this popular New Jersey zoo home, with a petting zoo and miniature train rides too!
The Bergen County Zoo is home to beautiful animals with carousel and train rides too! They focus on educational experiences for all.
All visitors enjoy and learn from the many interactive exhibits and the more that 80 birds and animals housed here.
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!
The world's TALLEST (and only!) thrill slide with double loops at this adrenaline pumping New Jersey water park for the whole family!
A slashingly entertaining day for the whole family! Cool off with super fun water activities at Thundering Surf Water Park.
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!
Runaway Rapids is New Jersey water park fun with kiddie lagoon, lazy river, multiple wild slides, tipping bucket & more!
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!
Experience one of New Jersey’s Largest indoor water park, with 55,000 sq ft of slides, cannons, splashes, rivers, and a state of the art arcade!
Thrill to the white water rapids on The Beast of The East, roar through total darkness on The Midnight Run, or test your skills soaring down the Speed Dominator in this New Jersey water park!
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!
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!
Enjoy one of the largest interactive play areas on the North Atlantic Coast with this family friendly water park in New Jersey!
200 acres of great family fun in New Jersey with mini golf, sports, and that famous water park with a 400 foot body slide!
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 and theatrical.
A fascinating Aviation Museum that houses aircraft, engines, special exhibits, & educational interactive displays in a historic hangar
Deep family fun with more than 700 objects on display, as well as cool mines accessible by guided tour.
Fascinating and captivating art exhibits at this New Jersey Museum of Art, with classes and workshops for kids too!
Experience a day of American and Native American art, programs and exhibitions where kids can get lost in that magical art world in New Jersey
Travel back in time with Lambert Castle, built in 1892, with changing exhibits and furnishings reflect the local history of Passaic County
Visit the home of weird family fun, with 2 floors with ALL NEW galleries, shows and nearly 300 unusual and fascinating exhibits!
Insectropolis is a fun and unique insect learning center for all ages, with thousands of beautiful and bizarre exotic insects from all over the world.
Explore the world's largest model railway, as well as doll museum and art gallery in this amazing museum feating over 100 trains, cities and canyons - all miniature!
Celebrate history, nature & science at the Franklin Mineral Museum, and discovery how minerals and mining history changed how we live!
Liberty Science Center features 3 exhibit floors, each having a different science-based theme, dedicated to exploration through hands-on experimentation!
Touch, explore and create in the Garden State Discovery Museum's many interactive exhibit areas for those playful and curious kids!
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!
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!
A fun, bright and colorful play area for kids up to 12 years old in Hackettstown, New Jersey.
Jumping Jungle is 10,000 sq ft of indoor inflatables perfect for open jumps & birthday parties, with arcade games, slides, obstacles & more!
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!
17,500 sq ft of family entertainment center with open play, inflatables, play structure, and arcade! Great for those active kids in New Jersey!
A great indoor playspace for kids in Montville, with plenty of places for them to run, jump, and play! Great inflatables, 3 level structure, and more!
An exciting 18,000 sq ft indoor children's play facility in New Jersey, created for kids ages 10 and under!
JUMPnasium is great indoor play in New Jersey with open bounce, birthday parties & great family fun!
A huge multi-level indoor playground for playful kids under 10 years, perfect for using their imagination!
Indoor play gym with classes designed to enhance imagination and creative play for kids under 5 yrs. Also weekly open playgym and special events.
A fun indoor play space for kids under 7 years, with a jungle-themed play area where kids can burn off that energy in Flanders!
Incredible kids fun in New Jersey, from go karts, bumper cars, arcade, waterpark, and much, much more! Perfect for the whole family.
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.
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!
Fun tree to tree canopy ropes courses for those active kids in New Jersey! Are you ready for the challenge?
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! Enjoy waterfalls, caves, snake pit, and more!
River fun in Delaware for parents and kids over 4 years, with kayaking and canoeing rentals, and free BBQ lunch!
Art fun in New Jersey with kids parties, adult and kid classes, family classes and open sessions to get crafty!
Color Me Mine is a paint your own pottery studio for painters of all ages, perfect for kids, parties, and getting creative!
Get creative in New Jersey with this jewelry making experience! Great fun for kids.
Art fun in New Jersey for kids 18 months – 5 years, with drop in sessions and programs to advance, with fun stations including sensory box, project station, & play dough table
A New Jersey state park with outdoor adventure, swimming, fishing, and a fascinating history!
Stunning gardens with multi use trails in New Jersey, plus swimming, boating, canoeing and fishing! Outdoor fun for the whole family
Outdoor adventure in New Jersey for swimmers, boaters, campers and picnickers! One of the few parks for wilderness camping too!
Explore the nation's FIRST county park, with historic guided tours, a roller rink, bike races, family days and festivals! It's so much more than a park in New Jersey!
Outdoor fun in New Jersey with multi use trails, adventure playground and even an observatory!
A wonderland in winter and a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters and fisherman year round in this New Jersey state park!
Nearly 8,000 acres of varied habitats where you can explore the beautiful scenery, and amazing wildlife.
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 water and understand what we can do to help!
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.
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!
Trails, wildlife, and a beautiful man-made lake perfect for swimming, boating and that summer New Jersey fun!
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!
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!
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!
Explore New Jersey's FIRST state park filled with history, outdoor adventure and family fun! Camping available too!
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 Bottle-Nosed Dolphins. Bring your camera!
Whale and dolphin watching for all ages in New Jersey. Amazing wildlife experiences and kids under 6 ride FREE! Amazing on all counts!
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 or exclusive event on the Atlantic City Back Bay W....
Home to an exhilarating indoor, electric go-karting multi-track experience for adults and children. Plus video and virtual games arcade.
A great 70-minute steam / diesel powered train rides through rural Hunterdon County, a must for all those young train fans out there.
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.
An exciting museum open for tours, overnight camps and historic fun on a real live battleship in New Jersey!
Kids love looking at the stars - so what better than to take them to a Planetarium show?!
Visit the site of one of the largest American Revolution battled, now with hiking, horse-riding and a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse! History and nature in this New Jersey state park
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 places to go if you're looking for things to do wit....
An amazing historic journey up 228 steps to the top of this 1857 lighthouse, overlooking Atlantic City!
The historical revolutionary war headquarters of George Washington himself, giving kids an amazing day out in history!
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.
In the Lyndhurst Castle's grand ceremonial arena, weapons are brandished and an authentic medieval jousting tournament ensues with Knights' dazzling displays and tasty feasts in New Jersey!
Treat your senses to the most powerful and involving movie experience yet created where IMAX technology brings images to life like no other. Experience an arm chair adventure that will take your breath away...literally!
Classic boardwalk fun in New Jersey with attractions, rides, arcades, mini golf and more!
It's back to the Wild West with stage coaches, pony rides and trains as you step back in time in New Jersey to a time of saloons and gunslingers!
Classic boardwalk fun with this New Jersey pier, with mini golf, bumper cars, arcade, and those classic rides that the family always loves!
A premier New Jersey theme park where kids can enjoy over 250 exciting games, attractions, and rides!
Paint A Tee allows kids to be creative and paint anything they like, which can then be printed onto a variety of items including shirts and onesies! Wearable art!
A super fun petting zoo for kids at this family farm, with adorable barnyard animals and the chance to feed them, with pony rides and farm tours too!
A super fun mini golf course ON the beach at New Jersey's Bradley Beach, with brooks, rock formations, waterfalls, and other fun obstacles for the family!
Over 40,000 sq. ft. of incredible entertainment, with carnival rides, laser tag, rock walls, video games and bouncing!
Play 18 holes of world-class golf at Atlantic City's premier miniature golf course, with lush landscapes, elevated greens & real waterfalls!
Great family fun with a host of activities including archery, batting cages, bumper boats, go-karts, mini golf, water wars, and more!
Family camping only 8 miles from Long Beach Island, with tents to full hook ups. Fun kids activities, fishing, and even hay rides!