Kids Activities in Toms River

Up to 50% Off Gaming at OMG DEFCON1

Howell

$20 $11

Battle at Xbox 360 station with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Minecrafts, among others, or Alienware PC with Steam games

50% Off Living-History Experience

Tuckerton

$16 $8

Attraction with people, exhibits, and activities that bring the area's maritime heritage to life; 40 acres with a boardwalk and nature trail

55% Off Mommy-and-Me or On My Own! Play Classes

Concord

$110 $49

In addition to one play class each week, participants receive unlimited open play and 10% off birthday parties

Up to 57% Off Bowling and Drinks

Manalapan

$43.49 $19

Bowlers slip on their rental shoes and then down pitchers of soda between pin-seeking rolls

Up to 51% Off Kids' Tumbling at KidZone

Kid Zone

$45 $22

Kids' tumbling classes in a gym equipped with mats and trampolines

53% Off Music Lessons at Music University

Freehold

$105 $49

Teachers with instruction from such schools as Juilliard and Boston Conservatory hold lessons in practice rooms with professional equipment

Half Off Kids' Lego Open-Play Sessions

Freehold

$10 $5

A play area stocked with Lego bricks allows children to unleash their imaginations however they see fit

53% Off Kids' Playtime

Freehold

$29.99 $14

Kids cavort in an enchanted play room, play with Stuffkinz plush animals, and snack on cookies and juice

53% Off Private Piano Lessons

Freehold

$105 $49

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Students tickle the ivories on Yamaha grand pianos in these weekly 30-minute lessons

51% Off at XCEL Club

Eatontown

$275 $135

Celebrate a child's birthday with 1.5 hours of activities; four 2-hour sessions with goal-setting detail methods for a healthy lifestyle

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

Up to 62% Off Stone-Sculpting Classes

Manalapan

$250 $109

Artist Jacqui Melman helps students chisel their own stone sculptures

"Sid the Science Kid" – Up to 45% Off Children's Theater

Count Basie Theatre

$34.50 $19

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Curious Sid and his three friends explore the five senses, making the leap from screen to stage thanks to Jim Henson's Creature Shop

Up to 57% Off Trampolining and Tumbling

Middletown

$117 $50

During classes or open gym, students use trampolines to learn gymnastics skills while maintaining safety, building strength, and confidence

Up to 74% off at Colonial Bowling & Entertainment

Lawrence

$73.96 $19

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Renovated bowling alley features 250 sq. ft. TV screens, comfortable couches, and servers ready to take laneside orders

Up to 57% Off Bowling for Four or Eight

Merchantville

$69 $30

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Bowlers hurl globes down one of 34 lanes in a facility where music videos play on high-definition monitors

Up to 59% Off a One-Week Kids' Soccer Camp

Monroe Soccer Complex

$150 $64

Led by instructors with a wealth of youth, high-school, and collegiate experience, kids learn soccer fundamentals at a one-week day camp

Up to 58% Off at The Game Room

Keansburg

$30 $15

Kids use tokens to challenge each other to arcade games, vying for the chance to win fun and fluffy prizes

Up to 65% Off at Slocum's Bowling Center

Ewing

$36.45 $15

Bowlers send pins clattering in 80-year-old bowling alley with 12 lanes and automatic scoring

The Old Barracks Museum – Up to 53% Off a Visit

Downtown

$16 $8

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Museum housed in the last remaining British military barracks in North American exhibits colonial and American history and wartime artifacts

55% Off Open-Jump Visits at Jumping Jungle

East Brunswick

$40 $18

10,000-square-foot facility includes eight inflatables as well as arcade games and a viewing area for parents

42% Off Services

Langhorne

$12 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Up to 54% Off Private Lessons at Pro Line Music

Falls

$85 $42

Weekly music lessons develop skills in singing or playing guitar, drums, piano, violin, or many other instruments

Up to 53% Off at My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Princeton

$80 $39

Kids build physical, cognitive, and social skills through noncompetitive gymnastics and different activities, such as arts and crafts

Up to 55% Off at Bonkerz Family Fun Center

Princeton

$26 $13

Play games of laser tag and take your turn in the batting cages before munching on hot soft pretzels

50% Off

Mount Laurel

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 43% Off Kids' Summer Camp

Buckingham

$330 $189

Kids enjoy age-appropriate activities such as arts and crafts, soccer, and swimming

Up to 64% Off Kid's Day Camp

North Brunswick

$1,395 $499

Teacher-supervised day camp for kids 3–5 includes art, sports, sciences, hot lunch and swimming instruction in small groups

Piccadilly Circus – Up to 52% Off

Garden State Exhibit Center

$51.70 $25

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Exotic animals, death-defying stunts, and zany clowns roll into town for a 90-minute family-friendly spectacle

57% Off Milano II Piano at Worldwide Piano

Edison

$5,995 $2,599

Enrico Aquino III has kept his family tradition alive by embracing his father’s belief in friendly, encouraging instruction

Up to 53% Off Canopy Tour

Perkiomen

$95 $47

For 2–3 hours, groups soar on zip lines, rappel down trees, and navigate rope challenges and bridges high above the forest floor

Up to 59% Off Structured Playtime for Kids

Metuchen

$36 $15

Classes can teach kids how to build robots and simple machines out of plastic blocks, improving problem-solving and communication skills

Up to 54% Off Private Drum Lessons

Maple Shade

$100 $49

Experienced drummer and teacher imparts the principles of drumming to students, most of whom can play basic songs by the third lesson

Up to 52% Off Jump Passes at Fro-Me-A-Party Entertainment Center

Pleasantville

$49.95 $25

Springy, inflatable bounce houses are decorated with themes such as safari and basketball, and each is equipped with slides or games

Up to 51% Off at The Hit Doctor Baseball & Softball Academy

Echelon

$40 $20

Folks home in on one skill in private lesson, and kids learn hitting, base-running, and other skills in five-class camp

Half Off Private Lessons at Richmond Music Center

Charleston

$60 $30

Music teachers with master’s degrees and professional careers instruct students; special-needs and music-therapy classes available

50% Off Seal and Bird Watching Tour

Riis Landing

$30 $15

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American Princes sails from Riis Landing in Rockaway, NY for tour of the Atlantic and New York Harbor Bay areas where seals and birds frolic

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Insectropolis transports humans to a bug-themed city populated with thousands of creepers and crawlers. Insect enthusiasts enjoy unlimited admission to more than a dozen educational exhibits, which include a crash course in bug basics and interactive games that help museum-goers to develop a newfound appreciation for purported pests. Observe arachnid sewing circles or watch ants forage for food and build tunnels that spell out the answers to tomorrow's crossword puzzle. Bug-touching presentations (12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Monday–Friday, and throughout the day on Saturdays) are one of the bugseum’s most popular activities and encourage guests to overcome unfounded fears by touching a live millipede, stroking a scorpion, or caressing a cockroach while expanding insectile awareness. Periodically, Insectropolis also holds a variety of fundraisers and themed events, such as bug hunts and cockroach races (some events may require guests to pay an additional fee to gain entry).

1761 Route 9
Toms River,
NJ
US

School is out, the sky is clear, and azure Atlantic Ocean is glimmering beneath the bright sun. Days like this were made for visits to Casino Pier—for meandering down the beach with a frosty ice-cream cone, for taking a leisurely ride on the old-fashioned carousel, and for soaring down a water slide into a pristine pool.

The iconic pier has been entertaining generations of families since its opening in 1932 and is divided into three distinct sections. The amusement park is a treasure trove of new and classic rides alike, including thrilling rides, a scenic sky ride, and an action-packed go-kart arena. A rooftop miniature golf course elevates golfers above the park, where they'll find dazzling views of the surrounding boardwalk and ocean. Beyond the amusement park lies Breakwater Beach, a water park with an array of towering slides and interactive play areas. And within a sprawling, air-conditioned edifice, you'll find the casino arcade, which dispenses handfuls of tokens and prize-redemption tickets from its classic slot and skee-ball machines. This area of the boardwalk also houses a century-old carousel, complete with hand-carved horses that come to life for children who have completed all their chores.

800 Ocean Ter
Seaside Heights,
NJ
US

Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Friends and families season afternoons with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution and engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit gear light up the full sensorium. At XL locations, game rooms beckon with nimble joystick workouts on classic and modern arcade games.

101 Locust St
Lakewood,
NJ
US

Highlights
  • Mile-long boardwalk with batting cages, food vendors, and mini-golf
  • Amusement park with 20+ rides, a fun house, and arcade games
  • Sprawling beach with lifeguards on duty
  • Aquarium with Pacific sharks, coral reefs, and seals
  • Sweet shop with taffy, fudge, chocolates, and caramel apples
  • Dark Ride interactive 3-D movies with motion simulators
Who They Are

In the early 1900s, entrepreneurs were rapidly taking over the Atlantic shore in a race to please throngs of seafaring tourists. Despite this, Charles Jenkinson managed to acquire most of a quiet boardwalk on Point Pleasant Beach. But it didn't stay quiet for long—that sleepy beach soon boomed to life with a soda fountain, candy shop, dance hall, and mini-golf course. Even the Great Depression couldn't dampen Jenkinson's rapid expansion. By 1934, his empire had grown to include a bathhouse, a pavilion, and the entire beach. Jenkinson's Boardwalk continues to grow in both size and popularity with each passing year, drawing in tourists with its thrilling rides, sandy beaches, and sweet treats.

300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach,
NJ
US

Since 1962, Ocean Ice Palace has given youngsters the opportunity to lace up their skates and participate in the healthy, active outlets of ice skating and hockey. The center is the vision of Dr. Leon J. Dwulet, who oversaw the building of the facility and whose daughter runs the show today. In keeping with its founding mission, the rink takes hockey seriously. Not only do instructors coach beginners through skating and hockey clinics, but the rink hosts several traveling teams and even furnishes hockey campers with dormitories in which to sleep. The rink also invites more casual skaters to visit for public skating sessions on weekends and holidays.

197 Chambersbridge Rd
Brick,
NJ
US

Veterans of the bowling industry since 1954, the Ayles family ushered in numerous improvements to Shore Lanes Bowling Center when they assumed ownership in 1985. Among the modern amenities, 26 synthetic lanes feature automatic bumpers and scoring computers that track each player's strikes and spares. Concessions and drinks from a snack-and-spirits bar refuel guests between frames, and John's Pro Shop stocks an array of balls, bags, and shoes for bowlers to perfect their game by bribing better bowlers with new balls, bags, or shoes.

701 State Route 35 N
Neptune,
NJ
US