Your 2024 Eastern Monmouth County Family Fun Bucket List

Looking for family fun in 2024? We have curated your ultimate list!

By Stacey Jones June 12, 2024

There's so much to do right here in Monmouth County and tons of fun to be had in our communities as well as throughout New Jersey. My family doesn't want to miss a thing in 2024. So, we have created an "Eastern Monmouth County Family Bucket List of Fun" for 2024 that includes community favorites and fun destinations throughout the state of New Jersey and a few day trip destinations in neighboring New York and Pennsylvania as well. We wanted to share this list with you! Bookmark it and visit it often throughout the year for inspiration. I hope it helps inspire you and your family to get out and explore in 2024!

2024 Eastern Monmouth County Family Fun Bucket List


Monmouth Museum

Historic Village at Allaire



Dinosaur Trail at Allaire

Oak Hill Farms

Jungle Jim & Jane

Geocaching - Join the world's largest treasure hunt

Nature Scavenger Hunts in local parks

Deep Cut Gardens 

Dorbrook Sprayground

Poricy Park Fossil Hunt 

Keansburg Fishing Pier

Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Bell Works

iPlay America Indoor Amusement Park

Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids

Historic Longstreet Farm

Big Brook Preserve Fossil Dig

Chocolate Works Red Bank

Asbury Splash Park


A Time to Kiln

Hiking and Touring Historic Battery Lewis in Hartshorne Woods

Boat Tours of the Manasquan Reservoir

AR Workshop Red Bank

Escapology Escape Room Holmdel

Jersey Freeze Holmdel

Twin Lights Historic Lighthouse

Huber Woods Park Reptile House

Inspired Minds Fine Art School

Coney Waffle Red Bank

Good Vibe Delish Red Bank

Monmouth County Park System 

Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Climbing Middletown

Nicholas Creamery

Middletown Sports Complex

Crazees Rumson

The Lighthouse - Red Bank and Belford

Family Bowling at Bowlero

River Rats Sailing

Monmouth Park Racetrack

Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay 

A. Casola Farm Holmdel 

Jersey Shore Ghost Tours - Keyport and Red Bank

Six Flags Great Adventure - Theme Park, Hurricane Harbor, Drive-Through Safari

Railroad Plaza Park + Playground in Allenhurst nestled between the train station and lake off Corlies Avenue

Pick Your Own Peaches in July & August at Eastmont Orchards in Colts Neck

Sour Cherry, Peach, and Nectarine Picking at Battleview Orchards in Freehold

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DAY TRIPS IN NEW JERSEY (and a few locations in PA and NY)

Space Farms 

Jolly Roger Amusement Park

Sitting Pretty Rescue Petting Farm

Cape May Lighthouse

Cape May Zoo 

Raceway Park

Wild West City 

RPM Raceway

South Mountain Fairy Trail 

Liberty State Park

Liberty Science Center

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island 

Legoland New York 

Franklin Institute 

National Toy Train Museum

Medieval Times

High Point State Park 

Battleship New Jersey 

Adventure Aquarium 

Kids Empire Woodbridge

Ocean City Boardwalk

Sugar Factory - Atlantic City or NYC

Jenkinson's Point Pleasant - Aquarium, Boardwalk, Rides, Beach

Marine Mammal Stranding Center - private seining or mock stranding experience on the beach 

Surflight Theatre and The Show Place Ice Cream Parlour 

Treehouse World Westchester PA 

Wall Speedway Racing 

Sea Quest Land and Sea Adventures

Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Crayola Factory

Grounds for Sculpture

Tuckerton Seaport Museum

Legoland Discovery Center NJ

Lakota Wolf Preserve

Freehold Raceway

Out of Sight Alpaca Farm Tour

Roller Jam

Roller Magic

Silverball Museum Asbury

Turtle Back Zoo

Morey's Piers Wildwood 

Amish Homestead Tour and Experience Theater PA

Garden State Discovery Museum

Imagine That 

Lucy the Elephant

Thomas Edison National Historic Park

Storybook Land

SlooMoo Institute

The Friends Experience

Historic Smithville

Rutgers Gardens

Peddlers Village

Bronx Zoo

Jim Thorpe

Knoebel's Amusement Park

American Dream

American Girl Place

American Museum of Natural History

Atlantic City Aquarium

Rainforest Cafe

Casino Pier + Breakwater Beach Waterpark

Central Park Zoo

CoCo Key Water Park


Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum


Legoland Discovery Center 

Please Touch Museum

Philadelphia Zoo

Sahara Sam's Oasis Waterpark

Sesame Place

Somerset Patriots

Lakewood Blue Claws

Dutch Wonderland

Land of Make Believe

Crystal Springs Water Park 

Staten Island Zoo

Staten Island Children's Museum

Veteran's Splash Park Monroe

Wheeler's Splash Park Union 

Victorian Gardens Amusement Park

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Looking for more family fun in Lincroft, Holmdel, Tinton Falls, Red Bank, Shrewsbury, Middletown, Colts Neck, Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Highlands, Atlantic Highlands, Sea Bright, Farmingdale, Wall, Jackson, and Howell New Jersey? 

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Special thanks to our sponsor Inspired Minds Fine Art School:


Registration is now open for Art Classes at Inspired Minds Fine Art School. Enjoy a 10% Discount for NEW Students when you mention Macaroni Kid or use code MACARONI when registering online. Inspired Minds Fine Art School in Lincroft offers courses for ages ranging from 4 through adult, for skill levels from beginner to advanced. All students are given one on one attention and the focus is on learning techniques and building skill in a variety of media. Find our schedule on our website

No matter what the age or skill level, all of our classes and camps are designed with the individual in mind. We offer small classes where our highly skilled teachers instruct, guide, and inspire, enabling our artists to shine! 

Inspired Minds Fine Art School is offering a full line up of art classes this season. We offer Weekly  Classes and we've added a special weekly afternoon class in the studios for students looking to supplement home learning.  We also offer gift certificates for classes, break camps, and summer camps.

Schedule your art fun today at this link or by contacting Inspired Minds. They are located at 517B Newman Springs Rd. in Lincroft and can be reached at 732-530-3444 or by e-mail at Be sure to mention you saw them on Macaroni Kid.