It's one day until spring--huh?? The east coast has endured some crazy weather in recent weeks, so we wise and hardy NJ moms know there is no guarantee that warm weather will be here anytime soon. Luckily, New Jersey has plenty of fun and exciting indoor play spaces to take the kids. Pack a bag, put on your snow boots, and head out to try out some of these awesome places in Mercer and Somerset counties.
The winter months can be a challenging time for parents. Keeping your kids busy when it’s too cold to play outdoors is never an easy feat. To help you out, we’ve rounded up 10 great indoor spots in Bergen County to occupy you over the next few months. So take your little ones to bounce around, create art, play mini golf or visit a museum—there are plenty of options in the area to keep them entertained (and ensure your sanity).
It hasn't snowed yet, but ski resorts in New Jersey and vicinity are up and running! With a reservation for ski school in hand, NJ kids can begin to develop a lifelong love of skiing and snowboarding and possibly even cold weather. Here is an exciting selection of quality ski schools in the New Jersey area and some safety tips for skiing and snowboarding from respected professionals so you can load up the SUV and head out to the slopes with confidence!
Before you sit down to that delicious Thanksgiving meal, take the family out and trot like a turkey! Running is a sport everyone can participate in…it encourages health and fitness, and doesn’t require great skill or practice. There are many “Turkey Trots” across the state of New Jersey, all of which are family friendly. Check out one close to you and burn some calories before you add more.
Culture. We all want it — and not just in our yogurt. We live next to one of the best museum cities in the world, but our dear NJ also has much to offer in the 'get smart' department. From the wonderfully curated Newark Museum, to lovely small spaces like Monmouth Museum, there's an array of exhibits and activities for the whole family. And NJ museums don't take all day, so get cultured up until lunchtime, then go for a hike, have a picnic, or hit another gallery. You'll be more interesting by dinnertime.
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