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Family vacations are an extraordinary way to create lasting memories with your children. They’ll grow up to fondly recall the childhood trips they took with mom and dad, and perhaps they’ll return with their own families one day. Sometimes, it can be difficult to keep the whole family entertained while on vacation. Kids of different ages have varying interests, and so do their parents. Luckily, there are tons of things to do with kids in New Jersey, especially here at Crystal Springs Resort. From outdoor sports to a variety of activities, there is no end to the NJ family fun. Here are five of our favorite family activities in NJ.

1. Gain Knowledge from Animal Educators

All the nearby farms mean there are tons of things to do with kids in NJ that involve cute, furry creatures. Adults love animals almost as much as children do, so gather the family and attend our animal educators series. You might even get to pet some baby animals! NJ family fun can be full of learning and excitement at the same time.

2. Swim and Lounge Pool-Side

For many kids, the pool is the best part of family getaways in NJ. Crystal Springs Resort has three breathtaking pool complexes with heated outdoor and indoor options, so you can still get your splash on while it snows. The Minerals Pool features the exciting cliff jump and spray ground, while the Biosphere Pool has an exciting indoor waterslide.

3. Try Glice Skating 

Crystal Springs Resort is proud to offer its eco-friendly skating activity. Its new high performance rink is manufactured by Glice, one of the world's leading producers of Swiss-engineered synthetic rinks. The Glice skating experience is a fun alternative experience to traditional ice skating. 

4. Enjoy a Round of Axe Throwing 

This modern sport involves throwing an axe at a target attempting to hit the bullseye as close as possible. Get in the competitive spirit and have fun while participating in this outdoor activity in all four seasons. 

5. Toast Marshmallows

Adults and kids alike enjoy the pastime of roasting marshmallows. Gather around our toasty fire pits for this communal experience. Both marshmallows and sticks are provided, and s'mores kits are available for purchase. 

Places to Stay and Things to Do with Kids in NJ

When traveling with family, everyone prefers something different. Crystal Springs Resort has plenty of accommodation options for you. Choose from traditional hotel rooms, two-bedroom suites, or even a full villa. Whatever you choose, your New Jersey family vacation will be full of bonding. Call 855-977-6473 to start making memories.