If you need to take kids on a fun-filled weekend trip, look no further than Old Bridge, NJ. From great indoor activities to memorable outdoor jaunts, this township has something for everybody.
Check out some of the area’s best kiddie attractions:
Cheesequake State Park
300 Gordon Road, Matawan
Go picnicking, fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking, and embark on a host of winter activities as well. Kids will have a blast – and so will you! Cheesequake State Park promises fun in spades – and allows you to rekindle your appreciation for nature. It’s ideal for those who want to introduce kids to the great outdoors. The park features a variety of ecosystems like beautiful open fields, saltwater and freshwater marshes, and a northeastern hardwood forest.
Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids Waterpark
275 Beachway Avenue, Keansburg
Enjoy a classic amusement park experience at Keansburg Amusement Park. Thrill to old-school rides like the Tornado, Pharaoh’s Fury, and the Wave Swinger. For more child-friendly rides, head to the mini-train, the oval kiddie whip, and the balloon ferris wheel.
Keansburg Amusement Park also has a climbing wall, an arcade, and go-karts for a full-on experience.
For those who prefer something aquatic, head to the Runaway Rapids Waterpark. It features 18 types of waterslides, a kiddie lagoon, and an interactive water play zone with a separate section for toddlers. For something a bit more laidback, the lazy river promises a chill experience.
Shipwreck Island Mini Golf
800 Ocean Avenue, Bradley Beach
Shipwreck Island Mini Golf’s pirate-themed, modern-style course is a kid’s portal to a world of pirate adventures. Putt that ball through a destroyed ship, palm trees, waterfalls, flowing streams, flowers, and shells. Found right on the beach, Shipwreck Island Mini Golf offers guests great ocean views.
Urban Air Trampoline Park
396 Ryders Lane, Milltown
Bounce away on a variety of trampolines offered by the Urban Air Trampoline Park. Check out the runway (tumble track), the APEX trampolines, ProZone Performance Trampolines, and the Drop Zone.
Test your strength and balance at the Warrior Obstacle Course and be an American Ninja Warrior for a day. At the Battle Beam, swing a foam sword at your opponent and see them tumble into a pit of foam blocks. Take on the Tubes Playground, a hybrid obstacle course and playground for the explorer in you.
For lunch and snacks, the Urban Air Café serves cheesy pizzas and other eats that are sure to keep your energy up, your palate tickled, and your craving satisfied.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
347 New Jersey 33, Manalapan Township
The Monmouth Battlefield State Park was the site of one of the largest battles of the American Revolution. Many artifacts from the skirmish were salvaged and preserved. The Revolutionary War farmhouse was one such artifact. Park visitors will be transported back in time, thanks to a scenic 18th-century rural landscape filled with hedgerows.
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