Spring Break: it’s a week that kids look forward to and parents dread. Having the kids home all week can be difficult, especially if they start to get bored. These Jersey Shore family activities are a great way for everyone to get out of the house and enjoy themselves! From indoor fun and games to the Jersey Shore’s historic parks, these activities are sure to keep the whole family entertained.[broadstreet zone=”54949″]
Jersey Shore Family Activities
iPlay America has extended hours all week long so the whole family can have a blast this Spring Break, enjoying rides and games, the arcade, the sweet shop, and everything iPlay has to offer! They will be open 10am-10pm (arcade until 11pm) all week! 110 Schanck Road, Freehold (732) 577-8200
Take advantage of holiday savings at Funtime America March 27 – April 1 and keep the kids entertained all week long! Two packages are available just for this week with unlimited rides all day, rock wall and choice of laser tag or bounce and play. It’s fun and games all day long for only $14.95! 269 Rt 35, Eatontown (732) 460-0700
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk & Aquarium
Jenkinson’s Aquarium makes one of the best Jersey Shore day trips. Kids of all ages, as well as the grownups, always enjoy seeing all the marine life at the Aquarium – particularly the penguins! See their feeding schedule here and try to plan accordingly! Head to the arcade all week for some fun and games, or wait till the weekend when you can enjoy the rides on the Boardwalk. 300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach (732) 892-0600
Casino Pier has opened for the season, and the kids will be so excited to go enjoy all their favorite rides after it being closed for the winter. They’re open Saturdays and Sundays, but the arcade is open every day! Get that skeeball fix in – it’s okay if you have just as much fun as the kids! 800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights (732) 793-6488
Elite Trampoline Academy
Elite Trampoline Academy offers a Spring Break Camp 9am-12pm that includes 3 hours of trampoline and tumbling all week! You must reserve your spot, so be sure to call ahead of time! Or, take your little one to their toddler open bounce hours. 549 Route 35, Red Bank (732) 747-4000
Hot Sand Studio
Hot Sand is offering extended hours for walk-in glassblowing all week, so you can take the kids for an awesome experience to try something new, and even take home a masterpiece with them! Walk-ins welcomed Sunday-Thursday 12pm-6pm, and Friday & Saturday 12pm-8pm. 550 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park (732) 927-5475
Gravity Vault welcomes kids to stay active this week with their Break Camp! It’s the perfect blend of climbing, fun, and games, 12pm-2pm through the 31st. It costs $45 for one day, $85 for two days, $125 for three days, or $165 for four days. Call ahead to register, as space is limited each day. 37 Kanes Lane, Middletown (732) 856-9599
Coco Beans Play Cafe
If you have little ones home from school this week, they’re going to need to release some energy and have a little fun. Coco Beans Play Cafe has open play for kids up to age 5, Monday through Friday 9am-6pm! Sit back and relax while they participate in some fun activities and play with all the fun imaginative toys at Coco Beans. 70 Apple Street, Tinton Falls (732) 224-1100
A Time to Kiln
A Time to Kiln is one of those places where adults can have just as much fun as the kids! Paint your own pottery, from cute decorations and children’s items to dinnerware, or try any of their other activities: mosaics, canvas painting, stuff a critter, or glass fusing (for adults only). 50 Broad St, Red Bank (732) 450-9525
With the kids being out of school all week, some educational fun may be in order. Insectropolis is New Jersey’s “Bugseum” and it’s sure to be an experience the kids won’t forget! They’re open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-3pm. 1761 Route 9, Toms River (732) 349-7090
Outdoor Family Fun at the Jersey Shore
Island Beach State Park, Barnegat
For a slightly more out of the ordinary trip to the beach, head to Island Beach State Park. The barrier island is home to extenxive shorelines, dunes, dense forests, and lots of wildlife. It’s a great way to show the kids (and see for yourself!) what the Jersey Shore looked like centuries ago.
Twin Lights, Highlands and Mount Mitchill, Atlantic Highlands
Make the trek up to Twin Lights in the Highlands to view one of the nation’s oldest lighthouses. Also nearby is Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook with sweeping panoramic views of Raritan Bay and New York City. It is the highest coastal point on the Eastern Seaboard south of Maine.
Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook
Load up the bikes and drive into Sandy Hook for a scenic bike ride through Fort Hancock. Pack a picnic and spend the day taking in the beautiful view off Sandy Hook and appreciating some New Jersey history.
Holmdel Park and Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
At Holmdel Park, you’ll find Historic Longstreet Farm, a re-creation of 1890s rural Monmouth County. At Longstreet Farm, enjoy animals, and interpreters in period dress portraying domestic and agricultural daily life of the past. All this, as well as all the amenities of Holmdel Park, including nature trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, and the county arboretum.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Freehold
Take the kids on an exciting tour showcasing the famous Revolutionary War site where the legendary Molly Pitcher made her name. This park is the perfect place for hiking, horseback riding, or a picnic, and a great way to make history books come to life!