Winter certainly has its charms: sledding, building snowmen, ice skating, and hot cocoa are wonderful, but with a month or more of winter under your belt, you and your family might be looking to warm up in a more tropical environment. While it might be nice to board a plane to a sunny tropical island it’s not always possible or cost-effective. Luckily, you can enjoy some summertime fun even in the coldest months at a multitude of indoor water parks and pools not too far from Philly. Go dig out your bathing suit from behind your coats and mittens, and get ready to take the plunge at one of these exciting parks!
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You can enjoy some summertime fun even in the coldest months at a multitude of indoor water parks in and around New Jersey, where the temperature is kept at a balmy 84 degrees year-round. All of these destinations can be reached in about three hours or less by car, give or take your starting address and traffic, of course.
Go dig out your bathing suit from behind your coats and mittens, and get ready to take the plunge at one of these exciting indoor water parks! Looking for more indoor fun? Don't miss our massive roundup of 75+ Things To Do Indoors with NJ Kids this Winter.
With Thanksgiving behind us and our fridges stocked with leftovers, our attention is turning to peak holiday season festivities! Whether your family enjoys touring beautiful holiday light displays, taking in an exciting live performance, or even attending a teddy bear tea party, there are so many fun events for NJ kids and families this weekend. And if you’re in the mood for a celebrity sighting, Santa Claus himself will be a special guest at many of our favorite picks. For more things to do, be sure to check out our December GoList and Holiday Guide.
When my husband and I finally settled into our new neighborhood in Maplewood, one of the first questions we asked the locals was: “Are there any playgrounds nearby?” Luckily for us – and for our toddler – there are a myriad of playground options all within a 15-minute-or-less drive from most points in South Orange or Maplewood (known among locals as SOMA). There really is something for everyone. We’ve even got some tips on which playgrounds to hit at different times of the week – and which to try depending on the weather forecast. Read on!