Fun Activities for Kids in New Jersey: Part Two

New Jersey isn’t dirty—it’s fun, especially for kids. Here are a few (more) places to take kids when you’re in New Jersey:

Seaside Heights Boardwalk

It may be seedy and crowded, but the Seaside Heights Boardwalk is a must-see, especially in the summer. As the quintessential New Jersey Shore experience, the Seaside Heights Boardwalk is one mile of rides, greasy food, carnival games and fun. There are plenty of rides for kids of all ages at Funtown Pier and Casino Pier and older brave children will love taking a stroll through the Haunted Manor. For a more mellow ride, hop on the world-famous Skyride and take in the view of the beaches below. Or jettison down a waterslide at Jenkinson’s Breakwater Beach Waterpark at Casino Pier. Rest assured that your kids will not go bored here.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

Show your children what life was like on a turn-of-the-century farm. The Fosterfields Living Historical Farm isn’t fake—it’s a real farm, but uses horse-drawn plows and other old forms of farming techniques. Watch workers churn butter, hang laundry to dry and collect eggs. Kids can help crack corn, watch cows be milked or feed chickens. This historical farm is located in Morris.

Sahara Sam’s Oasis

If your kids love water, they are sure to “ooh” and “ahh” and go wild over this colossal indoor water park in West Berlin. Sahara Sam’s Oasis features a cargo rope obstacle course, a surfing machine, water basketball court, family raft rides, lazy river, and even an arcade. Don’t forget all the mini-geysers and splash zone for the little ones. As an added bonus, the waterpark uses green technology and has a specialized filtering system to keep the water clean.

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Sarah Valek is a freelance writer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She has written numerous articles on alternative parenting and the challenges of raising a vegan child in a meat-eating world. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing and art from Ithaca College. She spends her days drinking soy lattes and taking her son bird-watching.