Things to do in Spring Break with Kids In and around Jersey City

Things to do in Spring Break with Kids In and around Jersey City: Including classes and Spring Camps

As we get closer and closer to spring break we all are thinking about fun activities to do with our families during the time off, we have put together a list of places to visit and enjoy! 

It’s been a long winter and we are all itching to get outside! Spring Break is coming up and I’m sure you want to get out of the house as much as the kids do. Outdoor activities would be great but, with the crazy weather we’ve been having, it’s good to have options for outdoor and indoor activities to keep the kids busy this Spring Break. Please check our list of Spring Break Camps & Classes In Jersey City.

Several local establishments are offering Spring Break Camps for kids to stay busy even when they aren’t in school! Check out some cool options for Things to do in Spring Break with Kids 

Spring Break Camps:

125 First Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone: (201) 360-2450

Spring Break Camps Now Enrolling! Go on a STEAM Quest with Us!
Superheroes & Galactic Missions!
March 28-30 and April 2-6
Mon. – Fri. 11pm – 7pm
Sat. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Birthday Parties 4-6 pm)
Closed Sunday (Except for Birthday Parties)

Key Element Learning
338 Grove Street,  Jersey City, NJ 07302 – Phone:(201) 200-1160

Spring is here! join our “Spring Camp” for structured play, story time, art projects & fun!“SpringCamp” will let your kids both celebrate the spring season with  friends and get well tuned for the Summer!

Kids 2 to 6 Years old, from March 29th to April 12th


Classes and Indoor Activities

My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Our state-of-the-art facility, extensively trained staff, award-winning class programs, and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned My Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind.


HudsonPLAY is a unique family playspace with activities to engage at every age. It definitely kids’  favorite indoor place in Jersey City, With a focus on interactive entertainment and fitness, HudsonPLAY is designed for serious fun with dynamic play areas for toddlers, state-of-the-art activities for preschoolers and a challenging Ninja Warrior Course for everyone else! Come and rediscover the excitement of PLAY.


No matter how the weather is, Liberty Science Center  is the best indoor place for kids in Jersey City.If you are in the Jersey City area, one of the best indoor playlands is Liberty Science Center! It is the perfect spot for rainy days, snowy days and pretty much any day that you don’t feel like playing outside. There are changing exhibits for kids of all ages and permanent fixtures that kids love. Experience. Tickets will cost you $19.75/Adult over 13 years of age and $14.75/Child ages 2 – 12 for general admission. Luckily, they offer great membership rates. A “Basic Family” membership will cost $140 and includes two adults and up to four kids under 18 years of age.


Head over to the New York Hall of Science in NYC to check out their Science Playground.

Through dozens of playground elements like slides, seesaws, sand pits, and fog machines, visitors of all ages and abilities can explore the scientific principles of motion, balance, sound, sight and simple machines, as well as sun, wind and water. Designed for children of all ages, Science Playground exhibits include a giant lever, Archimedes screw and water play area, wind pipes, a climbing net, slides, sand boxes and metal drums. The Science Playground is $5 per person, plus general NYSCI admission. The Science Playground is free for NYSCI Premium and Family Explorer Members. The last ticket is sold one hour before NYSCI general closing time.


Get Outside

If you need to just get outside, there are too many options to list. In our area, Liberty State Park is probably the first option that will come to mind. The large park offers many options to families seeking some outdoor activity. There is a large playground that the little ones love. There are pathways for biking, skating and running. As the Interpretive Center is still closed, check out the Richard J. Sullivan Natural Area, which is adjacent to the center and boasts 36 acres of natural area. You can take a self-guided nature path to observe this local wildlife habitat.


If you want some place a little bigger to explore, try Watchung Reservation. Only about 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City, this 2,000-acre natural area offers playgrounds, more than 13 hiking trails, Surprise Lake, the Deserted Village of Feltvile/Glenside Park and much more! Take the kids to the Trailside Nature and Science Center which offers 4,500 square feet of interactive, state-of-the-art exhibits and much more.


Things to do in Spring Break with Kids In and around Jersey City

Branch Brook Park is located in Newark and is about a 15 minute drive from downtown Jersey City. The 360 acre park will begin its 2017 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival. The fun begins on April 10 and runs through April 22.  Come on an off day and take a historic cell phone tour of the park!


Things to do in Spring Break with Kids In and around Jersey City

If you haven’t checked out The Bronx Zoo, this is the time, before summer crowds make it hard to park and harder to see exhibits. There is a lot of outdoor walking, so dress appropriately. There are so many things to see and do at the Bronx Zoo including World of Birds, the Sea Lion Pool, the Congo Gorilla Forest and so much more! Rates for tickets are $24.95 for adults 13 and up, $17.95 for children 3 – 12 and kids under 2 are free. Click here for tickets.


Newport Skates rink is located right on the Hudson River, it’s the perfect vantage point for some major NYC skyline ogling (and an amazing backdrop for family photos). Since this rink is small and quaint the kids can skate on their own and you can still keep track of them. Plus it’s open for public skating every day (as long as the ice stays frozen), including holidays. Just remember: This is an outdoor rink, so bundle up before heading out.  Admission is $7 per person and $6 for skate rental. Click here for more info:

For more Places to Play Indoors in Jersey City and Hoboken, click here