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Best NJ Places to Take Preschoolers in August

Can you believe it’s almost August? But summer fun isn’t over—not by a long shot. We’ve found some perfect things for you to do in NJ this month with your 2-to-5 crew. Don't miss these great picks for places to take your preschoolers.


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Kid Movies on the Beach

Relax after a long day in the sun every Sunday and Tuesday with a movie on the beach in Seaside Heights. Located on Carteret Ave., it’s the perfect evening activity to let your kids unwind. The schedule is filled with recently released faves and every screening is free.

Mermaids at Runaway Rapids

Buy a ticket to Runaway Rapids Waterpark in Keansburg to swim with real mermaids every Monday from 10 am to noon. Imaginations will run wild as your little ones with one of their favorite mythical creatures.

Terhune Orchards Read & Pick

This is an educational (and delicious) opportunity for all curious kids. Read & Pick at Terhune Orchards in Princeton allows children ages preschool to 8 years to learn all about local produce and pick it for themselves, too. Head here August 1 to learn all about peaches, or wait until the 22 to learn about pears. Guarantee your spot by pre-registering on the website.

Toddler Time at Skyzone

Let them jump their hearts out (then take the longest nap they’ve ever had) with Toddler Time at Skyzones all over the state. Employees clear the trampolines of all “big kids” for some care-free, supervised fun. Available to kids 5 and under, this will keep them active and indoors. Search the site for your closest location for more details.

Hershey Park

Make the trip to Hershey Park in Hershey, PA for an amusement park adventure with endless ways to entertain the kids. The park offers rides for all ages, a water park, games, and of course, lots of chocolate. Check out their Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free package to save on a family vacay.

Wings Over the Watershed Butterfly Festival

This unique summer festival in Pennington is all about highlighting Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association’s mission to protect our environment. Kids participate in activities that keep the Earth green while also enjoying local food, arts and crafts and entertainment. Be sure to check out the butterfly parade!

Kid’s Club Crafting at Michaels!

Your little artists are going to love getting creative in these mini-art classes. Conveniently located at your local Michaels, these courses are a great way to let them have fun while you get some alone time to shop. The best thing about these classes is that they only cost $2. Choose by checking the online schedule.

New Jersey State Fair - Sussex County Farm & Horse Show

Your kids will never get bored at this annual gem in Augusta. You can experience everything from agriculture to monster trucks to petting zoos. Be sure to head to the carnival for rides and games, and don’t miss out on any of the delicious food. Check the schedule on their website so you don’t miss out.

Gulliver's Gate

This recently-opened attraction in Manhattan is perfect for little explorers. It features mini versions of real-life places, and is just the spot for a quick trip around the world. The attention to detail on these accurate miniatures will amaze your kids, including the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, Great Pyramids and more. Buy tickets online before you go to save a few bucks.

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