Action Park Mountain Creek
200 Rt. 94, Vernon, 973-827-2000.
Off Cooper Rd. via Rt. 73, West Berlin, 856-768-1110. Diggerland USA is America's only construction themed adventure park where children and their families can drive, ride and operate real, life-sized construction equipment.
Essex County Treetop Adventure Ropes Course
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973-731-5800. Open last weekend in Mar.-Thanksgiving weekend. Summer: Daily 10-dusk. Adult course, $27, junior course $17, zipline $12 (min. age 6). Visitors traverse from platforms in the trees through a variety of challenging obstacles. Must be at least 54 in. tall and under 250 lbs. All participants must have a completed and signed Participant Agreement Form. Reserve online.
Field Station: Dinosaurs
Overpeck County Park, 40 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia, 855-999-9010.
Fireball Mountain Laser Tag Park
295 Meany Rd., Wrightstown, NJ 08562, 800-600-3086.
Pocono Zip Racer & Tree Ventures
Exit 309 I-80, Rt. 209, Bushkill, PA, 800-446-0231. Aerial ropes course and dual racing zip lines.
Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
535 N. Rt. 73, West Berlin, NJ, 856-767-7580. Sahara Sam's provides safe, clean, fun all year under a retractable roof. They offer indoor surfing, cabanas, and birthday parties. The water park is located in West Berlin, NJ, 20 minutes from Philadelphia. Sahara Sam's also hosts fun, judgment-free evenings quarterly for individuals with special needs to enjoy with their family and friends, made possible by the Sambulance Safety Squad.
The Mirage, over 10,000 square feet expansion includes two, head-first mat racer slides and indoor leisure pool.
South Mountain Reservation Swan Boats
Cherry Lane, West Orange, 973-731-5800. Open seasonally. Summer: open daily 10-dusk. $15/half hr. for 2 person boat; $19/half hr. for 4 person boat; Orange residents receive half off with ID. Park across the street. Swan paddle boats for rent (must be over age 2), walking paths from McLoone's Restaurant, ship-themed playground and picnic pavilion. Call 973-735-6229 to reserve picnic pavilion.
Anchor Golf Center
21 Rt. 10, Whippany, NJ 07981, 973-887-0898.
Bluegrass Mini Golf
Monmouth Park Racetrack 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, 732-587-8062. Spring-fall: Fri.-Sun., extended summer hours. Adults $8, 12 & under $7, 4 and under free. Two 18-hole courses have a horse racing theme.
Essex County Mini Golf Safari
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex, 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, 862-520-5024. Open seasonally. Summer: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8, Fri.-Sun. 10-9. Adults $10, under 12/srs. $8. 19-hole miniature golf course is designed in the shape of the African continent complete with 14 African animals interspersed among Sahara desert, Congo and grasslands habitats. A free shuttle travels between the golf course and Turtle Back Zoo and Codey Arena. Birthday parties.
600 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland, NJ 07068, 973-364-0440.
Hyatt Hills Miniature Golf
1300 Raritan Rd., Clark, NJ 07066, 732-669-9100.
Monster Mini Golf
Eatontown, Edison, Fairfield, Paramus. Indoor glow-in-the-dark mini-golf.
Pine Creek Miniature Golf
394 Rt. 31N, West Amwell, NJ, 609-466-3803.
Scotch Hills Country Club Golf Course
Jerusalem Rd., Scotch Plains, 908-232-9748. 18-hole miniature golf course and 9-hole course, operated by the Scotch Plains Recreation Commission.
Skyline Mini Golf
Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St., Woodbridge, NJ, 732-596-4000.
Somerset County Park Commission Putting Course
Colonial Park, off Mettlers Rd., Franklin Twp., 732-873-8585. May-June: weekends 12-8. Mid-June-Labor Day: Daily 10-9. Sept.-mid-Oct.: weekends 12-7. Adults $8, children/srs. $5, under 5 $2. One-and-a-half-acre 18-hole putting course offers players mini-gardens, natural landscaping features, and greens from 25-75 feet long. Park also features playground, picnic area, paddleboat rentals and nature trail.
Tee-rrific Miniature Golf
3091 Rt. 22, Branchburg, NJ, 908-253-9300.
Battle Creek Paintball
625 Macopin Rd., West Milford, NJ 07480, 877-391-5911.
750 New Egypt Rd., Manchester, NJ, 800-FLAG-007.
Hardcore Paintball Arena
2E Chimney Rock Rd., Bridgewater, NJ, 732-868-3188.
Top Gun Paintball
567 Monmouth Rd., Cream Ridge, NJ, 732-928-2810.