This summer, while the kids are off from school, make sure you get out there and have fun with one of these 3 great ways to spend a summer day in Cumberland County, all of them would make a great day trip for New Jersey families.
3 Great Ways to Spend a Summer Day in Cumberland County New Jersey
Splash Park at Bridgeton City Park Next to the Cohanzick Zoo
The Splash Park in Bridgeton, next to the Cohanzick Zoo opened in 2013. It’s a great place to cool off for a few hours on a hot afternoon. Your kids will have a blast splashing, blasting each other with water cannons, and just cooling off under the various sprinklers. Admission is $2.00 for a 2 hour session for each person who enters. This year the session hours have changed. Hours are 11:00am-1:00pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm, and 4:00pm-6:00pm. A new surface has been applied, so it’s not as slippery, and water shoes are now required for entry. Pack a lunch and eat in a nearby pavilion and see the white tiger feeding at the zoo (2pm daily), while you take a stroll through the zoo.
Did you know the Delsea Drive-In is the only drive-in movie theater left in New Jersey? I have fond memories of watching movies at the drive-ins back home in Pennsylvania and I can’t wait to take my boys here. Admission is $10 (+tax) for adults and $5 (+tax) for children age 3-11 for a double, sometimes triple feature. The box office opens at 6:00pm and I’ve often seen a long line snaking down Delsea Drive. The Drive-in strongly urges you to arrive early, as close to box office opening as possible. Outside food and beverages are prohibited, but they have an extensive menu with healthy options so come for dinner, stay for a double show and make a night of it!
Enjoy the Outdoors at Belleplain State Forest (on the border of Cape May County)
Entrance fees are charged per vehicle from Memorial Day until Labor Day. The cost is $5 per vehicle on weekdays for New Jersey residents and $10 for non-residents. On weekends, the cost is $10 for residents/$20 for non-residents per vehicle. There are trails for hiking and biking, nature trails (pick up a guide at the office), and a fitness trail. Swimming is available on the north side of Lake Nummy from Memorial Day through Labor Day while lifeguards are on duty. A beach complex contains changing area, restrooms, first-aid, and a concession stand. Historical and natural interpretive programs are offered throughout the year.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these great ways to spend a summer day in Cumberland County.
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