Mid-Winter Trip Guide

January 21, 2021

This list has been updated to reflect changes for the Winter 2021 season. The Voice of Lakewood takes no responsibility for the tznius or kashrus of any venue or attraction mentioned here. Please call to confirm prices, hours of operation, availability, and COVID-19 protocols before making plans. Please adhere to all instructions, be safe, make a kiddush Hashem, and have fun!

Winter Sports

Ocean Ice Palace Skating Rink

Hours: Sunday 2:20PM–3:50PM

Admission/Prices: $7 per person, plus $3 skate rental

Address: 197 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723

Phone: 732-477-4411

Roller Magic Skating Rink

Details: Skate and rollerblade rentals and arcades

Hours: Tuesday–Thursday, 10AM–2:30PM, Friday 10AM–11PM

Admissions/Prices: $7.00 admission Tuesday–Thursday, $4 per skates/rollerblade rental, $9 admission on Fridays

Address: 2270 W. County Line Road, Jackson, NJ

Phone: 732-363-2222

Jersey Shore Arena

20 minutes away

Details: 3 ice-skating arenas, laser tag, and arcades

Hours: Call for public skate schedule

Admission/Prices: $8 general admission; $4 children 5 and under; $4 skate rental

Address: 1215 Wyckoff Road, Wall Township, NJ 07727

Phone: 732-919-7070

Big Snow at American Dream

1 hour away

Details: North America’s first and only indoor, real-snow, year-round ski-and-snow resort. All ticket purchases must be made online in advance of your visit. Dress warmly, including heavy socks, gloves, and hat.

Hours: Sunday: 10AM–8PM

Monday–Thursday: 1PM–9PM

Address: 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ 07073


Admission/Prices: Free parking this season. Age 7+ Starting at $69.99 for a 1-day pass, includes equipment rental, pants, and jacket (sizes from Kids 8–Adult XXL), helmet, 2-hour Slope Access Ticket, access to our Terrain Based Learning™ skills areas and dedicated instructors. Spectators can watch for $14.99 (viewing area is also cold). 6 & Under Free Ticket is valid with an Adult SNOW Day Package. Children must have their own equipment and outerwear.

Sno-Go Rental For ages 12+ starts at $69.99 includes pants and jacket, helmet and snowboard boot rental, 2-hour Slope Access Ticket, locker rental, and Introductory Sno-Go Lesson.

The Rink at American Dream

1 hour away

Details: Minimum age requirement for skating is 3 years of age. Children cannot be carried. Socks are required for all skate rentals. Skate rentals are first come, first served. Outside food is not permitted.

Hours: Sun 11AM–10PM, Mon–Thurs 11AM–8PM

Admission/Prices: $18–$31 per hour depending on age and day, includes skates

Address: 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ 07073



Flemington Ice Arena

1 hour 20 minutesaway

Details: Ice skating with skate rentals

Hours: Public skate hours vary by day; call for schedule or visit website.

Admission/Prices: Call for details.

Address: 426 Case Boulevard, Flemington NJ

Phone: 908-237-1423


Aspen Ice

1 hour 20 minutes away

Details: Ice skating with skate rentals; walkers available for children.

Hours: Call for public skate schedule.

Admission/Prices: Adults: $10; children 8 and under: $9; skate rentals: $5.

Address: 16 Aspen Drive, Randolph NJ, 07869

Phone: 973-927-9122


Campgaw Mountain

1.5 hours away

Details: Choose between different runs with varied levels of rollers and pitch. Due to popularity, advance online purchases are highly recommended for tubing tickets. Tickets go on sale 6 days prior to the day you would like to attend. Based on weather, tubing may be slow. Minimum height of 42”, maximum weight of 300 lbs. Anyone under 42” will not be permitted on the tubing hill and no refunds will be given.

Admission/Prices: Mon–Thurs $26 for 2 hour session, weekend/holiday $20 1 hour, $30 2 hours.

Address: 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: 201-327-7800


Shawnee Mountain Ski Area/Pocono Plunge Snow Tubing Park

2 hours away

Details: Dress warm and in layers. Snow tubing tickets will be sold online only, there will be no in-person ticketing for tubing. Download and fill out your release form before you arrive. Adult & Child Tandem Tubes are for 1 adult and 1 child under 46”. Limited quantities. Snow tubing is not recommended for children under the age of 4 years old.

Admission/Prices: 1.5-hour sessions midweek $30, weekend and holiday $35

Address: 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Phone: 570-421-7231


Campgaw Snowtubing

Monday–Thursday (Regular): $26

Friday: $28

Weekend and Holidays: $30

For January 25, for the 4–6PM session, tickets can be purchased for $18 per person. The tickets need to be purchased in advance at or by calling 845-538-0990.

Indoor Activity Centers

The Gravity Vault

Details: This is for active kids who love a challenge. The Gravity Vault features a huge indoor rock-climbing facility.

Hours: Sat and Sun: 9AM–8PM; Mon–Fri: 9AM–10PM. Reservations required for instruction.

Admission/Prices: under 20: $18, adult: $21, plus $9 for shoes and harness

Address: 110 Brick Plaza Suite 41 Brick, NJ 08723

Phone: 848-241-3523


Climb Zone

Details: The most unique indoor climbing experience, fun for the whole family.

Hours: Sun 10AM–6:30PM, Thurs 1:30PM–10PM, Fri 10AM–6PM, Motza’ei Shabbos until 8:30PM

Admission/Prices: Starts at $10 for young children, up to $31.99

Address: 5369 Route 9, Howell

Phone: 732-813-8300


Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Details: Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park with a branch located right here in Lakewood. They pride themselves in being the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see.

Hours: Sun 10AM–8PM, Mon–Thurs: 4PM–8PM, Fri 4PM–11PM, check for special hours

Admission/Prices: 60 minutes—$25; 90 minutes—$28; 120 minutes—$29

Address: 1001 New Hampshire Ave, Lakewood, NJ

Phone: 609-398-4SKY


Urban Air

Details: Trampolines, rock climbing, ball pit. Must reserve 2-hour sessions online.

Hours: call/check website for sessions.

Admission/Prices: Starts at $13.99 for children 5 and under, up to $34.99 plus $2.99 for socks

Address: 1256 Indian Head Road, Toms River, NJ 08755

Phone: 732-659-9060


Monster Mini Golf, Arcades, and Laser Maze

20 minutes away

Details: Indoor glow-in-the-dark activities. Online reservations recommended but not required.

Hours: Sunday: 12PM–8PM, Monday–Thursday: 2PM–9PM

Admission/Prices: Starts at $11

Address: 749 Hope Road, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Phone: 732-544-2200


Get Air Trampoline Park

30 minutes away

Details: Fantastic indoor trampoline park with foam pit, basketball play, and more!

Hours: Sun 10AM–8PM, Mon–Thurs 10–8. Call for availability.

Admission/Prices: $17/hour, $31/2 hours; under 46”, $10/hour, $18/2 hours, plus $3 jump socks for all jumpers.

Address: 200 Daniels Way, Suite 120, Freehold, NJ, 07728

Phone: 732-228-8435


iPlay America

30 minutes away

Details: New Jersey’s largest indoor amusement park, including go-karts, laser tag, bowling, rides, indoor boardwalk, and more than 250 arcade games

Hours: Hours vary, call for details.

Admission/Prices: Prices and packages vary based on attractions.

Address: 110 Schank Road, Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone: 732-577-8200


Pump It Up

30 minutes away

Details: An inflatable bounce play center for children.

Hours: Call for open bounce schedule.

Admission/Prices: Call for prices.

Address: 500 Business Park Drive, Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone: 732-409-4748

Knockerball & More

40 minutes away

Details: Incredible 18,000-square-foot entertainment center like you’ve never seen, offering hilarious games like knockerball/bubble soccer, human foosball, giant interactive floor tablet, hungry hungry humans and so much more!

Hours: Sun 12PM–6PM; Mon–Fri, 3PM–9:30PM, earlier sessions can be scheduled.

Admission/Prices: Knockerball, $8+tax/10 minutes. Game Pit, $12+tax/30 minutes. Prices vary with packages,

Address: 180 Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724. Located inside the Monmouth Mall, on the lower level across from the food court.

Phone: 732-690-5670


Magic Sky Play

40 minutes away

Details: 4500 square foot play space has custom-made exhibits to cater to any child’s imagination with various play areas. Has enclosed infant/toddler area, socks-only. For children under 8 years old. Must reserve sessions online. Masks for adults only.

Hours: Sunday 10AM–12PM, Mon–Thurs 10:30AM–12:30PM, 1PM–3PM, 3:30PM–5:30PM

Admission/Prices: $19.99 per child. $10 per additional sibling. Limit one adult per family. $10 for additional adult.

Address: 165 Amboy Rd, Suite 706, Morganville, NJ 07751

Phone: 732-970-6644


Lil Giggles Play Café

40 minutes away

Details: Play area plus ceramics painting.

Hours: Open weekdays 9AM–6PM. Call for weekend hours

Admission/Prices: $15 per child, $12 additional sibling. Early Bird Special:

$10 Per Child Mon–Fri if arrive before 11AM

Address: 455 Route 9 South, Englishtown, NJ 07726

Phone: 732-851-5555


Escape the Puzzle Room

45 minutes away

Details: Super-fun escape room puzzles including a tower room, swamp room, carnival room and a virtual reality room

Hours: Book your group’s hours online or by phone.

Admission/Prices: Call/email for group pricing.

Address: 473 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ

Phone: 732-995-9004


The Jumping Jungle

50 minutes away

Details: voted number 1 for the last five years as central NJ’s best indoor amusements. Online reservations are highly recommended.

Hours: Sunday 11AM–5PM. Call or check website for session hours. Weekdays only for family bookings

Admission/Prices: $12.99 per child for 1.5-hour session

Address: 10 Alvin Court, Suite 100, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Phone: 732-613-5867 (JUMP)


Speed Raceway

1 hour away

Details: Speed Raceway is New Jersey’s newest and largest indoor electric kart racing facility. It’s the perfect place for an authentic racing experience in the nearly 100,000-square foot, two-track facility. It is the largest indoor go-kart track on the East Coast. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Admission/Prices: Minimum age is 6, must be min. 48” to race; $22 plus $8

Hours: Monday–Friday: 12AM–10PM, Motza’ei Shabbos until 11PM; Sunday: 10AM–9PM

Address: 1103 Route 130 South, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Phone: 877-75-SPEED



1 hour away

Details: An indoor/outdoor amusement park with arcades, bumper cars, bowling, go-karts, laser tag, and some outdoor rides. On Mondays and Tuesdays, kids under 10 get one bowling game free. Parental supervision required.

Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun. Times vary—call or see website

Admission/Prices: $15–$49. Purchase a wristband for access to a package deal of rides or pay per attraction. Tickets available online.

Address: 3320–24 Route 38, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey 08054

Phone: 856-273-9666

Additional Location: East Hanover,(973) 428-1166; visit website


Out of this World Blacklight Mini Golf at American Dream

1 hour away

Details: 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini golf

Hours: Check website for daily hours

Admission/Prices: $15, 2 and under free

Address: 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ 07073


Funtime Junction

1 hour 20 minutesaway

Details: Big fun forlittle kids! Climbing area, mini rides, and arcades, suitable for small children. Reservations must be made online for 1.5-hour sessions.

Hours: Sunday: 10AM–7:30PM; Monday–Friday: 10AM–5:30PM.

Admission/Prices: Open play from $12.95, other attractions additional. Parents and non-walkers $9.95.

Address: 400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield NJ

Phone: 973-882-9777


Art Studios

The Paintbrush

Details: A ceramics and arts studio offering ceramic, plaster, and canvas painting right here in Lakewood. Items available for kids, tweens, teens, adults, and families.

Hours: Call for vacation hours

Admission/Prices: Pay per project, prices starting at $10

Address: 1700 Madison Avenue (Gourmet Glatt Plaza)

Phone Number: 732-385-3400


Make It Glass

Details: A hands-on glass studio specializing in glass fusion right here in Lakewood.  Open to the public to design your own creations or join a class or club. Various designs for all ages.

Hours: Call for hours

Admission/Prices: No sitting fee or entrance fee, prices vary per item. Starting price is $10.50.

Address: 40 Chestnut Street, Lakewood, NJ

Phone: 732-994-5000


Color Me Mine

Details: Your budding artist can choose a ceramic item and paint it; the studio fires it. Pickup is at a later date. Color Me Mine is certified non-toxic and all glazes are lead-free. Paint washes off with water.

Hours: Sun 12PM–5PM; Tues & Thurs 11AM–9PM; Wed 11AM–5PM, Fri 11AM–9PM

Admission/Prices: Children under 12, $7.00; adults, $9.00—plus the cost of ceramic piece.

Address: 1877 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753

Phone: 732-864-9300

Additional Location: Freehold Raceway Mall, 3710 Route #9, Freehold, NJ 07728; open Monday–Friday from 10AM–9:30PM and Sunday from 11AM–7PM; 732-780-7811


Paint a Tee

Details: Design your own T-shirt, face mask, sweatshirt, or pillow.

Hours: 60–90 minutes long

Admission/Prices: $100 deposit plus cost of items

Address: Mobile–they will come to your location.

Phone: 732-268-7620


Hot Sand

30 minutes away

Details: Walk-in glass blowing activities for the whole family. Glass blowing (9+ yrs), SunTile (4+ yrs), QuickCast (any age).

Hours: Daily, 12PM–6PM

Admission/Prices: Pay per object/dish

Address: 550 Cookman Ave, #103, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Phone: 732-927-5475



Finnigan’s Lanes

Details: Great bowling fun for the entire family!

Hours: Sun 2:30PM–10, Mon–Thurs 4PM–11PM.Call or reserve online.

Admission/Prices: Prices start at $5.29 a game; shoes $5.35; $3 games on Tuesday after 9PM.

Address: 101 Locust Street, Lakewood, NJ

Phone: 732-364-8080


Ocean Lanes

Details: Bowling fun for the entire family!

Hours: Open daily 8AM–12AM, call for open lanes availability.

Admission/Prices: $3.50 per game, on weekdays, before 6PM. $4.50 per game on weekends and after 6PM. Shoes are $2 a pair.

Address: 2085 Lanes Mill Road, Lakewood, NJ

Phone: 732-363-3421


Howell Lanes

Details: Now offering cosmic bowling and billiards, the perfect location for corporate events, birthday parties, and just an excuse for fun.

Hours: Sunday–Thursday:9AM to midnight; Friday: 9AM–1AM; Motza’ei Shabbos: open until 2AM.

Admission/Prices: $3.75–$5.75 per person per game plus $4.50 for shoes.

Address: 1002 Route 9, Howell NJ

Phone: 732-462-6767



InfoAge Science Center

20 minutes away

Details: This history/technology museum is located at a 100-year-old national historic landmark. Exhibits on radio, computers, electronics, and warfare technology housed at a former military base.

Hours: Call for schedule

Admission/Prices: Suggested donation: $5

Address: 2201 Marconi Rd, Wall Township, NJ 07719

Phone: 732-280-3000


Liberty Science Center

1 hour away

Details: The only all-in-one museum, zoo, and aquarium in NJ! Try the new Infinity Climber hanging gym. Climb 35 feet above the floor on 64 small platforms, pitch-black Touch Tunnel maze; walk along a beam 18 feet high and being blasted by hurricane-force winds and rain, Curtain Wall simulator, and much more.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 9AM–4PM; Sunday, 9AM–5:30PM.

Admission/Prices: General admission—adults $24.99, kids $19.99

Address: 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305

Phone: 201-200-1000


Liberty Hall Museum

1 hour away

Details: A restored mansion and historic firehouse depicting 200 years of American history.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 11AM–5PM; Sunday: 12PM–5PM.

Admission/Prices: Adults: $12; seniors, students, and children ages 3+: $8. The museum is pay as you wish on the second and third Thursday of each month from 4PM–8PM.

Address: Kean University, 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Phone: 908-527-0400


Imagine That!

1 hour 10 minutesaway

Details: A children’s museum where children are encouraged to touch and explore. Must order tickets online.

Hours: Sunday 10AM–5:30PM, closed Monday, Tues–Fri 10AM–4:30PM

Admission/Prices: varies,check website

Address: 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park, NJ 07932

Phone: 973-966-8000



1 hour 20 minutes away

Details: The world’s largest collection of model trains, plus real outdoor enclosed train ride (additional cost).

Hours: Friday and Sunday 10AM–6PM

Admission/Prices: Adults $30, children 2–12 $15. Reserve discount/group passes on the website.

Address: 495 Route 202, Flemington, NJ 08822

Phone: 908-782-4022


Crayola Factory Tour

1 hour 40 minutes away

Details: Spacious and colorful center for kid-friendly activities, events, and a store. This one-of-a-kind attraction is where color, chemistry, and technology magically combine to create a colorful adventure for a child’s imagination.

Hours: Wed–Sun 10AM–4PM

Admission/Prices: $20.99 per person ages 3+ if reserve online.

Address: 30 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042

Phone: 610-515-8000

Website: www.