• Top Winter Activities in NJ for Kids

    Top Activities in NJ for Kids This Winter

     After a long stretch of warm fall weather, it’s time to enjoy some fun winter activities in NJ!  Whether you’re interested in a daytrip, a long weekend or even a staycation, we’ve compiled seasonal activities that ensure both kids and adults will have fun– without ever leaving New Jersey. Try one activity or check all five off your list during this year’s cold season. We recommend alternating outdoor and indoor activities for maximum winter fun!


    Go Ice Skating at Newport Skates

    Jersey City’s only outdoor ice skating rink, Newport Skates, is officially open for the season. Ice skating is a family-friendly way to spend time together while staying active. This rink also offers lessons, private parties and group rates. Live in Newport? Residents receive a discount if they show their Residential ID Card at the counter!

    Address: 95 River Drive South, Jersey City, NJ 07310

    Website: http://www.newportrentalsnj.com/LANDING/newportskates/

    Phone: (201) 626-7465


    Take Ski Lessons at Campgaw Mountain
    Located in Bergen County, Campgaw Mountain is the closest ski area to northern New Jersey. Campgaw is great for beginners who are interested in learning to ski or want short lift lines. Campgaw is also ideal for your little ones as it offers a “Children’s Academy” for skiers 4-6 years old.

    Address: 200 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430

    Website: http://www.skicampgaw.com/

    Phone: (973) 327-7800


    Stay Inside and Get ‘Wild at Play’

    Wild at Play is a great activity in NJ to get kids out of the house even on the coldest days! Located in the Newport section of Jersey City, the 2,300-square-foot indoor playground includes a state-of-the-art jungle gym and a focused play area. This interactive play space also offers camps, classes and group events.

    Address: 125 River Drive South, Jersey City, NJ 07310

    Website: http://www.wildatplay.com/

    Phone: (201) 333-4244


    Try Ice Fishing at Deer Park Pond at Allamuchy State Park

    Think you have to travel to Alaska to ice fish? Think again! New Jersey residents can visit Deer Park Pond at Allamuchy State Park, which offers public access to ice fishing. Located in Warren County, New Jersey, this park is a local favorite. Fishable ice needs to be three inches or thicker, so make sure conditions are safe! To see recent temperatures or to comment on a message board for advice, visit: Ice Shanty.

    Address: 800 Willow Grove St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

    Website: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/allamuch.html

    Phone: (908) 852-3790


    Catch a Movie at AMC in Newport, Jersey City

    On a cold, dreary day – head to the movie theater at Newport Centre Mall. There’s nothing better than movie theater popcorn, comfy recliners and the latest (PG) flick! Check out Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, in theaters now, or Kung Fu Panda 3, which hits the big screen January 29th!

    Address: 30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310

    Website: https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/jersey-city/amc-newport-centre-11

    Phone: (201) 626-3258


    For more suggestions on activities in NJ and various other things to do in Jersey City, keep checking back on our site.We constantly update  with the best local events in NJ and activties in the region!