Summer camp is something every child should have the opportunity to experience! We've rounded up a list of special needs summer camps in New Jersey where children can take part in a variety of traditional summer camp activities, including sports, swimming, and arts and crafts, along with therapeutic activities, social skills training, and more.
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These New Jersey play cafes cater to kids and their caretakers, offering fun places to play plus grown-up amentities like free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, and snacks and sips that go way beyond basic vending-machine munchies.
Read on for 14 of the best spots for indoor play, parental perks, and more. Because at the end of the day, if the little ones love it, it’s well worth the cost of admission; if mom and dad get something out of it, too, then that’s grounds for repeat returns.
Christmas Day is traditionally a homebound holiday, but once all the gifts have been opened and the feast polished off, the kids are still raring to burn off the last of their sugar-plum high.
Since shopping malls are largely out of the question, and most indoor play spaces are closed for biz on December 25, there’s not too much recreation readily around the corner. But Mommy Poppins searched high and low to find out what’s open on Christmas Day—and happily, there are quite a few fun finds, including holiday light displays, ice skating, and even a scuba-diving Santa.
Read on for our list, and don't miss our Holiday Guide for even more festive fun. However you spend your day, have fun and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season!
Too pooped to put on Christmas this year? Not to fret! There are plenty of restaurants in New Jersey where you can pull up a chair on Christmas Day. So, once all the presents under your Christmas tree have been unwrapped and the stockings scavenged, you can lounge in your PJs, sip your coffee, and watch the kids play with their gifts and goodies without having to worry about cooking and cleaning before guests arrive.
We’ve rounded up 10 New Jersey restaurants that are serving up festive fare on Christmas Day. Call ahead to secure your spots at the table, and then start mapping out the holiday light displays you can catch after dinner. Merry Christmas!
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he's ready for his close-up. From simple setups to elaborate events, there's no shortage of opportunities for your little elves to pose for pictures with Santa this Christmas season throughout New Jersey. We've rounded up our favorites, and there's something for every budget.
As 90-degree temps have become the new New Jersey norm, it’s easy to see how moms, dads, and their active adventurers might need an inside alternative—and we found it in Northvale’s newest spot for the 0-7 set: Tay + Te Imaginative Play. Since opening in May, this super clean, creative, and modern indoor play space in Bergen County has been bringing smiles + then some to local families, and even those from afar (we saw many New York license plates when we visited).
New Jersey has a growing number of parks and playgrounds that cater to every outdoor adventurer, particularly children with special needs. Every child has a right to play in his or her own special way, so we’re recognizing some of the best all-access playgrounds the state has to offer.
Featuring ground-level playthings, wide ramps for wheelchairs, belts and buckles for added protection, and plenty of rest and reflection areas to retire to between bouts of fun, these playgrounds are beyond special and well-deserving of their shout-outs!
Now that Santa has paraded into our living rooms and shopping malls, the 2018 ho-ho-holiday season is officially underway. And whether you have an infant who can really only look cute in his or her "First Christmas" footie pajamas, a toddler who’s a bit more clued-in to the Santa scene, or a preschooler who’s been on his or her best behavior to impress your Elf on the Shelf, you can rest assured that you’ll have enough fun things to keep your under-5 crew occupied.
We’ve made a list (and checked it twice) of some wonderful holiday must-dos to take you through the New Year—from Christmas light displays to breakfasts with Santa, rides aboard the Polar Express to the merriest musicals—and we’re pretty sure you’ll find them nice!
So, cue up that seasonal soundtrack and make a note of all the local little one–friendly yuletide hangs in our Holiday Guide, plus be sure to check out everything festive flagged in our Event Calendar.