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Belmar Playland & Roof-Top Golf  
1400 Ocean Ave. 
Belmar, NJ 07719 
(732) 681-5115 

Features about a dozen rides for youngsters, video games, miniature golf, and skeeball. Note: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, except during summer when it is open daily. 60 - 90 minutes northeast of Philadelphia, 90 minutes south of New York. 

Bowcraft Playland  
2545 Route 22 West 
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 
(908) 389-1234 

Mid-sized park features more than 20 rides and lots of games. Good deal for groups making deposit at least 2 weeks before outing date. 1½ - 2 hours north of Philadelphia, 1 hour southwest of New York.

Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Road 
Branchburg, NJ 08876 
(908) 203-1600 

This sprawling 78,000 square foot complex offers just about everything sports, with three indoor turf fields, four batting cages, an arcade with redemption center, and a 9,000 square foot fantasy-themed laser tag arena. Sports leagues and camps and fitness programs are offered. See the official website or call for further information. 1½-2 hours north of Philadelphia or south of New York. 

Casino Pier Water Works 
800 Ocean Terrace 
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 
(732) 793-6488 

Water amusements feature 27 slides and flumes, and pools with tidal wave. Kid's Cove is a water area for youngsters. 34 land rides include a beautiful antique carousel with hand-carved animals. Penny arcade. 1 - 1½ hours east of Philadelphia, 90 minutes south of New York. 

Clementon Amusement Park 
PO Box 125 
Clementon, NJ 08021 
(609) 783-0263 

This big park features a giant water area called Splash World with a wide variety of slides, log flumes, chutes, tidal pools, rapids, and more. A 10,000 sq. foot kiddie pool has lots of fun and games. There are also many high-tech land rides, an antique carousel, a miniature railroad, a showboat, a Petting Zoo, and plenty of good food. 30 minutes southeast of Philadelphia, 2 hours south of New York. 

Fantasy Island  
320 West 7th Street 
Beach Haven, NJ 08008 
(609) 492-4000 

This attractive park has a Victorian flavor with its chandeliers and ornate lamp posts. Adults can enjoy slot machines, blackjack, poker machines and more in a casino-like setting. A Ferris Wheel and many other rides and midway games are for the entire family. 60 - 90 minutes east of Philadelphia, 2½ hours south of New York. 

The Funplex 
East Hanover Location:
182 Route 10 West
East Hanover, NJ 07936
(973) 428-1166

Mount Laurel Location:
3320-24 Route 38
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 273-9666

With two locations in New Jersey, this great family attraction features a variety of exciting adventures including arcade and redemption games, birthday parties, and indoor rides such as bumper cars, go-karts, laser tag and much more.

The Mount Laurel location also offers a 16-lane bowling alley plus outdoor fun such as a water park, bumper boats, miniature golf, a driving range, and more.

There are lots of group activities, too, including team-building exercises for all ages, including corporate groups.

Gillian's Island Water Park 
Plymouth Pl. & The Boardwalk 
Ocean City, NJ 08226 
(609) 399-0483 

This water park has a variety of rides, from hair-raising to serene. Lil' Buc's Bay is an interactive children's play area with a pirate ship, lighthouse and more. 60 - 90 minutes southeast of Philadelphia, 3 hours south of New York. 

Gillian's Wonderland Pier 
6th St. & The Boardwalk 
Ocean City, NJ 08226 
(609) 399-7082 

Next door to Gillian's Island, this park features an antique carousel, monorail, log flume, and much more -- over 32 rides in all. Gillian's has been providing family fun for more than 65 years. 60 - 90 minutes southeast of Philadelphia, 3 hours south of New York. 

Grand Slam USA 
51 Stouts Lane
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08552
(732) 274-1919

This indoor facility operates year-round and features batting cages, slam dunk basketball, and arcades.

iPlay America 
110 Schanck Road
MFreehold, NJ 07728
(732) 577-8200

iPlay America is a 115,000 square foot climate controlled indoor family entertainment center. iPlay America hosts nine indoor rides, exciting attractions, and over 200 arcade games, party rooms, Broadway Sweets, Mixx Frozen Yogurt, and Sonny’s Boardwalk Stand. This exciting, state of the art indoor theme park where the city meets the boardwalk truly offers something for everyone!

300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 
(732) 892-0600 

Jenkinson's virtual empire of fun along beautiful Point Pleasant Beach includes rides for all ages, arcades, batting cages, miniature golf, entertainment, symphonic concerts, birthday party programs, and more. There are many special events.

Keansburg Amusement Park 
275 Beachway Ave. 
Keansburg, NJ 07734 
(732) 495-1400 

This family park features about 15 thrilling rides plus 2 kiddie parks with about 25 rides. There are also arcades, batting cages, and a water slide. 60 - 90 minutes northeast of Philadelphia, an hour south of New York. 

Land of Make Believe 
354 Great Meadows Rd.
Hope, New Jersey 07844 
(908) 459-9000

Great park for young children, with lots of rides, attractions, and the world's largest wading pool. 90 minutes north of Philadelphia, 90 minutes west of New York. 

Mountain Creek Waterpark 
200 McAfee Vernon Rd. (Rt. 94) 
Vernon, NJ 07462
(973) 864-8444

Well known, Mountain Creek is a big park with many exciting and ingenious water rides. 

Morey's Pier & Mariner's Landing 
3501 Boardwalk 
Wildwood, NJ 08260 
(609) 522-3900

Wildwood, one of the nation's top resorts, features Morey's Piers with dozens of amusements, rides, and 2 water theme parks. Each park has a unique flavor, but both have water rides, roller coasters, carousels, and more. 1½-2 hours southeast of Philly, 3½ hours south of New York. 

Six Flags Great Adventure 
PO Box 120 
Rt. 537 
Jackson, NJ 08527 
(732) 928-1821

One of the largest theme parks in the nation, with more than 100 rides, shows and attractions. Hair-raising rides, including Batman, the Viper, and others are here. Top-notch entertainment includes performances by famous bands. A Drive-Thru Safari allows for a closeup look at wild animals. About an hour north of Philadelphia 1½ - 2 hours south of New York.

Splash Zone
Schellenger Ave. and the Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ 
(609) 729-5600 

Splash Zone is the area's leading water park, with 16 attractions, from relaxing to hair-raising. Lots of good food.1½-2 hours southeast of Philly, 3½ hours south of New York.  

Sports Park USA 
2441A Route 22 West 
Union, NJ 07083 
(908) 687-0500 

50,000 square-foot area with batting cahes, bumper cars, rides, miniature golf, mini-bowling, and more. 1½ - 2 hours northeast of Philadelphia, 45 minutes southwest of New York. 

Sports World Indoor Amusement Park 
200 Route 17 North 
Paramus, NJ 07652 
(201) 599-1717 

Baseball, softball, bumper cars, rides, video games, golf, simulator rides, and more. 2½ hours north of Philadelphia, 30 minutes northwest of New York. 

Storybook Land 
6415 Black Horse Pike - Cardiff 
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 
(609) 641-7847 • 646-0103 ext. 5 

Especially for the younger set, Storybook Land features an antique carousel and other rides, as well as storybook attractions such as Snow White's Cottage, the Three Pigs' House, Humpty Dumpty, and many others. Christmastime brings a breathtaking 300,000 light display. Great for birthday parties and children's group activities. A Petting Zoo rounds out a nice family visit. 60 - 90 minutes east of Philadelphia, 2 hours south of New York. 

Tomahawk Lake  
PO Box 109 
Sparta, NJ 07871 
(973) 398-7777 • 478-7490

Good sized water park with rides, activities, and a large white sand beach. Make your summer reservations in early spring for this park (groups). 2 hours north of Philadlphia, 60 - 90 minutes west of New York.

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