50+ New Jersey Experiences to Gift to Kids

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by

Whether you are shopping for Christmas, Hanukkah, a birthday, a graduation, or other special celebration, consider gifting local New Jersey experiences!

Gift a kid a gift that gives back through unforgettable experiences!

We have been publishing a New Jersey Gift Them Experiences gift guide since 2011! This is our TENTH year of providing a gift guide that encourages parents, grandparents, and loved ones to look beyond the toy aisle this year when it comes to gift giving and instead purchase New Jersey experiences as gifts.

We want to show you how you can find great unique gifts for kids that don’t involve standing in line or fighting for the last item on the shelf or worrying about if it’s out of stock. We guarantee the items and ideas in this gift guide don’t require you do any of those things. Even better this year we are making sure all of these New Jersey experiences to gift can be purchased online. Take a look.

New Jersey gift experiences gift guide

Over 50 New Jersey Experiences to Gift to Kids

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Gift a Beach Day! New Jersey 2021 Beach Badges on sale now

  • Bradley Beach – Bradley Beach 2021 beach tags are on sale. You can read all the details in this Facebook post.
  • Brick Township – Brick Township 2021 beach badges are now on sale for $25. Badges can be picked up in the recreation office Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 4 pm.
  • Cape May – Discounted seasonal 2021 Cape May City beach tags are currently on sale. The discounted price of $25 is only available December 1 through December 31, 2020. Seasonal Beach tags are $30 starting January 1, 2021. Beach tags can be purchased via the VIPLY app. A link to download the app is available at CapeMayCity.com. Mail order forms can also be downloaded at CapeMayCity.com.
  • Ventnor – 2021 Ventnor beach tags are now available at City Hall Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A limited number of special pre-packaged Holiday Badges are also available! Holiday Badges – $12.00, Senior (65 and over) $3.50, Regular Seasonal $10.00.
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Gift beach tags to NJ beaches

Gift an Experience at New Jersey Amusement Parks

Six Flags Great Adventure

  • Current offer: One day tickets are on sale starting at $29.99 each. Season passes start at $59.99. Season pass holders get FREE Parking and unlimited visits to Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor through 2021.
  • Visit their site at sixflags.com/greatadventure.

American Dream’s Nickelodeon Universe

  • Current offer: Details coming soon.

The East Hanover Funplex

Land of Make Believe

  • Current offer: Tickets are $30.95 each. Ticket can be used any day of the 2021 public season. Season passes are $117.23.
  • Read our review of the Land of Make Believe review here
  • Visit their site at lomb.com.

iPlay America

Keansburg Amusement Park

Steel Pier

Storybook Land

  • Current offer: Storybook Land Season passes for 2021 are now available as a New Jersey experience to gift. Save 15% per pass! Regular price for 2021 is $145.95. Offer ends 12/30/20.
  • Visit their site at storybookland.com.

The Mt Laurel Funplex

  • Current offer: Buy a $50 gift card and receive $10 in FREE arcade credits. Buy a $100 gift card and receive (2) FREE Summer 2021 All Access Day Pass. Wristbands and Gift Cards Do Not Expire Until 2022.
  • Read our review of The Funplex- Mt. Laurel here.
  • Visit their site at funplexmountlaurel.com

Diggerland USA

Gillian’s Wonderland Pier

  • Current offer: Gillian’s is having a 2021 Half Price Holiday Ticket Sale! Get 40 Credits valid for amusement rides and attractions at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier for $20.
  • Visit their site at gillians.com.

Morey’s Piers

  • Current offer: Save 20% on a (4) visit WILD PASS! Enjoy (4) visits to the water parks OR amusement rides this summer for only $140 plus tax! The deal includes 15% off food, beverage, and retail.
  • Read our Morey’s Piers reviews.
  • Visit their site at moreyspiers.com.

Playland’s Castaway Cove

  • Current offer: 50% Off ride tickets! Tickets never expire.
  • Visit their site at oceancityfun.com.

Blackbeard’s Cave

  • Current offer: Online ticket sales are not available for 2021.
  • Visit their site at blackbeardscave.com.

Casino Pier

Eagleswood Amusement Park

Fantasy Island Amusement Park

  • Current offer: A pair of Unlimited Ride Passes for $50 – each pass gets one person Unlimited Rides for the day of use. Passes are valid any operating day in the 2021 season. A Game Card Bonus Exclusive Offer – game cards can be used for the arcade, games and rides and the value never expires. Purchase a $50 Game Card and receive a $10 Bonus or Purchase a $100 Game Card and receive a $40 Bonus
  • Visit their site at fantasyislandlbi.com.

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

How do you wrap tickets or a season pass to an amusement park?

Why not tuck away your theme park gift cards, tickets or season pass in a playful lanyard? Don’t just gift the experience but gift them an easy way to hold onto their pass and tickets. These lanyards not only come in fun designs but they also have a clear pocket perfect for holding the gift cards used for storing tickets and credits towards rides, games, and activities. I like these from Amazon.

Splash it up with a gift to New Jersey Water Parks

Splashplex at The Funplex (Mt. Laurel & East Hanover)

  • Current offer: There is no specific offer to the Splashplex, but the Funplex has this offer. Buy a $50 gift card and receive $10 in FREE arcade credits. Buy a $100 gift card and receive (2) FREE Summer 2021 All Access Day Pass. Wristbands and Gift Cards Do Not Expire Until 2022.
  • Visit their site at thefunplex.com.

Tomahawk Lake Water Park

  • Current offer: Online ticket sales are not available for 2021.
  • Visit their site at tomahawklake.com.

Mountain Creek Waterpark

Land of Make Believe & Pirate’s Cove

  • Current offer: Tickets are $30.95 each. Ticket can be used any day of the 2021 public season. Season passes are $117.23.
  • Visit their site at lomb.com.

Waterworks Aquatic Park

  • Current offer: Online ticket sales are not available for 2021.
  • Visit their site here.

Crystal Springs

Runaway Rapids

CoCo Key Indoor Water Park

OC Waterpark

  • Current offer: Online ticket sales are not available for 2021.
  • Visit their site at ocwaterpark.com.

Morey’s Piers Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis

  • Current offer: Save 20% ON A (4) VISIT WILD PASS! Enjoy (4) visits to the water parks OR amusement rides this summer for only $140 plus tax! The deal includes 15% off food, beverage, and retail.
  • Read our Morey’s Piers review.
  • Visit their site at moreyspiers.com.

Splash Zone Water Park

  • Current offer: Season passes are on sale for $79.99. Sale ends December 31, 2020.
  • Visit their site at splashzonewaterpark.com.

Thundering Surf Water Park

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

  • Current offer: One day tickets are on sale starting at $29.99 each. Season passes start at $59.99. Season pass holders get FREE Parking and unlimited visits to Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor through 2021.
  • Read our Hurricane Harbor review. 
  • Visit their site at sixflags.com/hurricaneharbor.

Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach

How do you wrap tickets or a season pass to a water park?

Wrap your water park ticket or annual pass in a new beach towel with some sunscreen. Your kids won’t know the real gift is inside until you have them open up the towel. Amazon has a great collection of beach towels for kids and tweens, with designs in colors, stripes, superheroes, Disney characters and more.

Museums

Tuckerton Seaport

A Tuckerton Seaport day includes a day of learning and fun both indoors or outdoors. Climb the lighthouse. Play on the pirate ship playground. Watch a crafter make a decoy or basket. Explore the grounds and buildings. Create a craft or read a story. Participate in an event or taste new foods at one of their Tuckerton Truckerton Food Truck Festivals. There is always something fun to do at the Tuckerton Seaport and another reason to come back.

A Tuckerton Seaport family membership provides your family with unlimited general admission for a full year. It also includes admission to ALL Tuckerton Seaport events.

Unique way to wrap your Tuckerton Seaport Membership gift:

Why not tuck away your Tuckerton Seaport tickets or membership in a play tug boat? (I like these toy tug boats on Amazon.) Have the tug boat tug along smaller boats representing the various attractions at the Tuckerton Seaport. One smaller boat could contain a lighthouse. Another boat would include surfboards. Another boat could include toy turtles. Your child won’t just be excited with a new toy, but also the ways they can learn and play at the Tuckerton Seaport.

Tuckerton Seaport Museum Lighthouse

Grounds for Sculpture

  • Current offer: Tickets are on sale for $10 each.
  • Visit their website for more information.

Liberty Science Center

  • Current offer: Family membership for two adults and four children up to age 18 (our most popular level) starts at $189. One day tickets start at $19.99.
  • Visit their website for more information.

Garden State Discovery Center

  • Current offer: Family memberships are $128.00.
  • Visit their website for more information.

Morven Museum & Garden

  • Current offer: Family memberships are $90.
  • Visit their website for more information.

The Children’s Museum of Somerset County

  • Current offer: Online ticket sales are not available for 2021.
  • Visit their for more website information.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum

  • Current offer: Tickets start at $14.63 each.
  • Visit their website for more information.

Historic Absecon Lighthouse and Museum

  • Current offer: Tickets are not available for purchase online.
  • Visit their website for more information.

Lucy the Elephant

  • Current offer: Tickets are not available for purchase online.
  • Visit their website for more information.

Roebling Museum

  • Current offer: Tickets are not available for purchase online.
  • Visit their website for more information.

Battleship New Jersey

  • Current offer: Tickers are $5-$25 each.
  • Visit their website for more information.

Historic Cold Spring Village

  • Current offer: One day tickets start at $10. Family memberships are $90.
  • Visit their website for more information.

Insectropolis

  • Current offer: Tickets are not available for purchase online.
  • Visit their website for more information.

Zoos

Bergen County Zoo

  • Current offer: Admission to the Bergen County Zoological Park is currently free. No tickets are required for admission from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Free admission to the Zoo will close promptly at 3:00 pm.
  • Visit the Bergen County Zoo website.

Turtle Back Zoo

Space Farm Zoo

  • Current offer: One day tickets start at $16.50 each. Season passes start at $33 each.
  • Visit the Space Farm Zoo website.

Popcorn Park Zoo

New Jersey experiences at aquariums

Adventure Aquarium

Atlantic City Aquarium

Jenkinson’s Aquarium

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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