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NJ Kids Outdoor Entertainment Guide

In addition to the listings below, see listings in the categories under Outdoor Activities, New York and Pennsylvania for many more ideas for getting outdoors.

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Diggerland USA
Off Cooper Rd. via Rt. 73, West Berlin, 856-768-1110
    Diggerland USA is America's only construction themed adventure park where children and their families can drive, ride and operate real, life-sized construction equipment.

Essex County Treetop Adventure Ropes Course
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973-731-5800
    Open last weekend in Mar.-Thanksgiving weekend. Summer: Daily 10-dusk. Adult course, $28, junior course $18, zipline $13 (min. age 6). Visitors traverse from platforms in the trees through a variety of challenging obstacles. Must be at least 54 in. tall and under 250 lbs. All participants must have a completed and signed Participant Agreement Form. Reservations suggested, walk ups welcome.

Field Station: Dinosaurs
Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia, 855-999-9010

Fireball Mountain Outdoor Laser Tag Park
295 Meany Rd., Wrightstown, NJ 08562, 800-600-3086

Pocono Zip Racer & Tree Ventures
1575 Fairway Villas Blvd., East Stroudsburg, PA, 800-446-0231

Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
535 N. Rt. 73, West Berlin, NJ, 856-767-7580
    Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park offers families of the greater tri-state community affordable, high value entertainment the entire year with 70 of its 80-thousand square feet under a retractable roof system. Park features arcade systems, surfing simulators, numerous water attractions, slides, an Outdoor Beach Club open May-September and the brand new 10,000 square-foot indoor expansion, The Mirage, which features an indoor leisure pool and head-first mat racing slides.

Sesame Place®
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047, 1-866-GO-4-ELMO
    Go before they grow® to the nation's only theme park based entirely on Sesame Street.®

South Mountain Reservation Swan Boats
Cherry Lane, West Orange, 973-731-5800
    Open seasonally. Summer: open daily 10-dusk. $15/half hr. for 2 person boat; $19/half hr. for 4 person boat; Orange residents receive half off with ID. Park across the street. Swan paddle boats for rent (must be over age 2), walking paths from McLoone's Restaurant, ship-themed playground and picnic pavilion. Call 973-735-6229 to reserve picnic pavilion.

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mini golf

Anchor Golf Center
21 Rt. 10, Whippany, 973-887-0898

Bluegrass Mini Golf
Monmouth Park Racetrack
175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, 732-587-8062
    Spring-fall: Fri.-Sun., extended summer hours. Adults $8, 12 and under $7, 4 and under free. Two 18-hole courses have a horse racing theme.

Essex County Mini Golf Safari
South Mountain Recreation Complex
9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, 862-520-5024
    Open seasonally spring to fall. Summer hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8, Fri.-Sun. 10-9. Adults $10, under 12/srs. $8. 19-hole miniature golf course is designed in the shape of the African continent complete with 14 African animals interspersed among Sahara desert, Congo and grasslands habitats. A free shuttle travels between the golf course and Turtle Back Zoo and Codey Arena. Birthday parties.

Essex Golf
600 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland, 973-364-0440

Hyatt Hills Miniature Golf
1300 Raritan Rd., Clark, 732-669-9100

Monster Mini Golf
Eatontown, Edison, Fairfield, Paramus
    Indoor glow-in-the-dark mini-golf.

Pine Creek Miniature Golf
394 Rt. 31 North, West Amwell, NJ, 609-466-3803

Scotch Hills Country Club Golf Course
820 Jerusalem Rd., Scotch Plains, 908-232-9748
    18-hole miniature golf course and 9-hole course, operated by the Scotch Plains Recreation Commission.

Skyline Mini Golf
Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St., Woodbridge, 732-596-4000
    18-hole water themed course with views of the New York City skyline.

Somerset County Park Commission Putting Course
Colonial Park, 156 Mettlers Rd., Somerset, 732-873-8585
    May-June: weekends 12-8. Mid-June-Labor Day: Daily 10-9. Sept.-mid-Oct.: weekends. Adults $8, children/srs. $5, under 5 $2. One-and-a-half-acre 18-hole putting course offers players mini-gardens, natural landscaping features, and greens from 25-75 feet long. Park also features playground, picnic area, paddleboat rentals and nature trail.

Tee-rrific Miniature Golf
3091 Rt. 22, Branchburg, NJ, 908-253-9300

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paintball

Battle Creek Paintball
625 Macopin Rd., West Milford, NJ 07480, 877-391-5911.

Cousins Paintball
750 New Egypt Rd., Manchester, NJ, 800-FLAG-007.

Hardcore Paintball Arena
2E Chimney Rock Rd., Bridgewater, NJ, 732-868-3188.

Top Gun Paintball
567 Monmouth Rd., Cream Ridge, NJ, 732-928-2810.

 

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