Spring Break is upon us and you’re probably scrambling to keep the kids happy and occupied. If you aren’t traveling, here are some of the most fun, kid-approved ideas – some of which are even free! – that you can do to make this a week to remember.
Hit up a waterpark. Indoor waterparks like Aquatopia at Camelback Resort give you all the excitement of a real vacation but as an easy day trip. The kids will love the slides, wave pool and lazy river and you’ll feel great knowing they are spending the day being active.
Take a hike. Head to the New Jersey Botanical Garden for a child-friendly hike and to see what’s in bloom.
Bust boredom at the boardwalk. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Amusement Park is open for the season on certain days and kids can enjoy the rides again, weather permitting.
Stroll the sculpture garden. Take in some artwork as your meander through the gardens at Grounds for Sculpture.
Discover the ultimate “Dream Daycation.” American Dream in East Rutherford has so much for families to do, all under one roof. From Nickelodeon Universe to the DreamWorks Water Park, two mini-golf attractions, and a soon-to-be-open giant Ferris wheel.
Visit Duke Farms. Explore nature and BYOP (bring your own picnic) to Duke Farms in Hillsborough. It opens April 2.
Dig it. Diggerland is open on weekends and select days for Spring Break! Let kids ride and drive to their heart’s content at this awesome construction theme park.