The wait is over, as floating obstacle courses have finally hit NJ. These inflatables are popping up across the state and feature things like a giant Iceberg or climbing wall. Your kids will love turning an ordinary day at the lake or beach into something incredible as they climb and bounce all over the place. It’s important to remember your basic water safety tips, and don’t forget your sunscreen!
Suit up the kids, ASAP: This spot is open seven days a week from 10 am-5 pm through Labor Day. Go wild at Darlington Lake on a wibit course your little guppies will love. Kids get in free all the time; adults can hop along for $5-10 if they live in Bergen County and $10-15 if they’re not. Save a few bucks by going after 3 pm.
While you’re down the shore this summer, check out the Aqua Park at Island Water Sports. The course includes a blob launch pad, a climbing wall and cliff and so much more. For $35, you can spend 45 minutes on the course.
Lacey Township is making a splash this summer. This beautiful lake area is taking it up a notch with an inflatable, floating obstacle course. Members pay $10 per hour, while non-members pay $15 per hour, to play on the Wibit course. The township’s public swimming hours are from noon-4 pm daily. The course is also available for private rentals for events like birthday parties or family gatherings. For everyone’s safety, lifejackets are required when playing on the inflatable course and you must be 8 years or older to hop on.
This new spot in Bergen County is filled with water fun. They can jump on an inflatable obstacle course into an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The obstacle course is perfect for any age on a hot summer day.
If you don’t mind crossing the border, head over to Bethlehem, PA, where a variety of obstacles await you in the water! You can jump onto the massive yellow Blob, the Iceberg, Aqua Jump and Saturn. Don’t worry, Dutch Springs didn’t forget about the little ones: There are smaller versions of the huge obstacle courses for the kids. The Aqua Park is open Monday-Wednesday from 10 am-5 pm and Thursday-Saturday from 10 am-7:45 pm. Prices vary depending on days.