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Update 2018 Spring trip to Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester

Editor’s Note: Spring is FINALLY in the air, and while we love our outdoor playgrounds, we also are fans of rainy day ideas/indoor places to play. Karen and her crew went to visit Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester NY.

Karen’s highlights: LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710 The Ultimate Indoor

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5 Zoos you should visit in the Northeast

Editor’s Note: We are proud to include our youngest writer, Harrison Turner, who has a passion for animals. Check out his bio below. Thanks for this outstanding review, we have a few more zoos to visit this Fall thanks to you!

Zoos are among the most popular attractions in the country. We would like

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5 Favorite Places to Splash and Ride the Water Slides in NJ & PA

We love our water parks, and wanted to share a few of the ones we have highlighted over the years. Here is just a sampling.

Dutch Wonderland Trip- Click pic for our complete review

Lancaster PA Getaway- Dutch Wonderland/Doubletree Resorts

– We went back in 2010 and had a wonderful time in Lancaster County

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Great Wolf, Kalahari or Rocking Horse?

Editor’s Note: So we wanted to add a great deal below for The Great Escape at Lake George, we have not gone yet, but plan to, if you have gone, let us know and we’ll share your experience about it! We love sharing people’s reviews!

Hi there Playground People! So are you looking to go

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Kalahari Resorts, Poconos PA

Kalahari Resorts, Poconos PA

Hi Readers! Long time no write. Gotta say, our Kalahari trip was so much fun! We recently went to Kalahari Resorts ona Groupon with 5 other families.

Hotel Check In

The day you check in, you can start using the water park at noon. They will email or text you when

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Crayola Experience, Easton, PA

Crayons at Crayola

Just follow the crayons!

 

Phone: 610.515.8000 Email: eastonexperience@crayola.com

http://www.crayolaexperience.com/

GPS Address: Crayola Experience 30 Centre Square Easton, PA 18042

 

Special discount offer for NJ Playgrounds fan. Use code “njplay” at check out tickets.crayolaexperience.com and receive $3 off every ticket! Tickets regularly $17.99 per child/adult will be just $14.99 each.

Who’s in

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Fabulous Fun in NJ’s Winter Season

In late January, we asked our close to 4000 Facebook fans to tell us their favorite places to visit and things to do during Presidents Day Weekend and we got an overwhelming response full of local hot spots, fun and inexpensive indoor ideas and fabulous places not too far away. Below is a wrap up of all the great suggestions plus some ideas of our own. See what’s hot when the weather’s not!

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Legoland Florida, Orlando FL

Update 1/2014- We’ve included pictures from our trip including the playground of course! We loved Legoland, and thanks to Ned and Sue for introducing us to it, the kids can’t wait to visit again!

Editor’s Note: Thanks to the Moraghans, our resident travel family experts, we got an informative review for our “Travel Beyond

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Legoland Discovery Center, Westchester NY (Yonkers)

UPDATE from GWEN R. via FB – “Hi just an update for you that the jungle gym is gone, it’s a ninjago structure similar to a fun house. I personally am not a fan of it as you can’t see the kids like you used to be able to do with the jungle gym so

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Swimming with Dolphins at Discovery Cove, Orlando FL

Editor’s Note: Hi guys! So just like going on vacation to spice up our life in NJ, we like to spice up this blog a bit using the experiences of New Jerseyans visiting cool places. So my friend Ned had such a wonderful time at this attraction in Orlando, FL he shares us his story.

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Rocking Horse Ranch, Highland NY

Rocking Horse Ranch is located at 600 U.S. 44 Highland, NY 12528, (GPS users should use: 13 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland, NY). Last week my family and I were able to get away and visit Rocking Horse Ranch, a sprawling family resort in Hudson Valley, for a couple days. It makes a short trip (less

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Sag Harbor Elementary School, Sag Harbor, NY

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Erica H. for submitting this review a unique playground in Long Island NY for our Travel Beyond NJ section! For her submission Erica earns 2 passes to IMAGINE THAT!!! Children’s Museum in Florham Park, NJ. If you want to earn tickets to Imagine That!!!, click here to find out more about

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Doing Disney the Jersey Way

I’ve been lucky to meet and become friends with Sandy Nusbaum Giercyk who is the owner and operation of Instant Impressions Travel Service, one of the leading travel agencies in the U.S. completely dedicated to Disney travel. She’s also right here in Morris County, NJ. With her help, we plan to share educated and informed insights to help NJ families plan, book, enjoy and return from a Disney vacation. If this goes well, we’ll also talk about things like the Disney cruise line, obtaining autographs, Disney celebrations, Disney Adventures, new attractions, resort openings and more. Every time we write about Disney travel we want to hear your comments, ideas and suggestions. We will moderate the discussion to try and make it as helpful and factual as possible. Taking a trip to Disney is not a simple proposition. Think of Disneyworld the way you think about Manhattan. Disneyworld is similar in size and complexity to Manhattan. You wouldn’t wing a trip to Manhattan with your kids. You have to plan the same way when you go to Disney. Continue reading Doing Disney the Jersey Way

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Great Wolf Lodge, Pocono Mountains

Just before Thanksgiving, 2011 my family and I had the great pleasure of visiting Great Wolf Lodge in Scotrun, PA in the Pocono Mountains. I have to admit, I was hesitant about going. I figured it would be crowded, maybe cold… and overpriced. I couldn’t have been more wrong! It was great and a fabulous deal for a family of five!

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Dutch Wonderland Review, Lancaster, PA and Willow Valley Resort

Dutch Wonderland is located on 2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA.

***Special vacation report***

So after the overwhelming response on our facebook fan page on where we should go on vacation, we listened, and went to beautiful Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. We were not disappointed, here’s our review:

Accomodations at Doubletree Resort (Willow Valley

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The Intrepid Museum, NYC NY

West side of Manhattan on Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street, New York City, NY

For the many options on how to get there, click here.

Ok, so we are again veering off NJ, but I can’t resist documenting our family trips to share with others. If you have kids who really love airplanes,

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Teardrop Park, Battery Park, NYC

Between Warren Street and Murray Street, east of River Terrace, Battery Park, New York City, NY.

Teardrop Park is one of the great parks in Battery Park City. We had visited it the same day as Rockefeller Park . My oldest had a great time in the sprinkler area and the mega-slide. Be careful with

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Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Manhattan, NYC

North end of Battery Park City, west of River Terrace, New York, NY. Battery Park has an awesome parks system, with sprinkler parks, playgrounds galore. I’m focusing on a couple of their parks that we visited this August.

Logistics- Parking, Ferries, Path, oh my! This has been my

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Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA

34th Street and Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. *guest post*

There are some great attractions at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Great exhibits, all kinds of animals including very cool carnivores, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, bears, and others. Primates, penguins and a bunch more, check out their animal index to see if they cover some of your favorites.

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Pier 51 (NYC) by Hoboken metro mom (link post)

Horatio St. and West 12th St., New York, NY. Check out link below for review and directions! Thanks to hoboken metro mom once again, I’m having trouble locating new public spraygrounds in NJ, and some of the closest options are in NYC. This water play area looks great! We’ll be taking a trip eventually!

Here’s

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Pier 84, by Hoboken Metro Mom (link)

43rd Street and 12th Avenue, New York, NY.

Hoboken metro mom has this great review on Pier 84. I can’t wait to visit, but had to include it as one sprayground for NJ moms/dads to visit. Check her site out regularly for her Real Mom Reviews

Any other good photos or links to share about

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Kids’ Castle, Doylestown, PA

Update: We made the trip here on September 2011. Here are some of our pictures!

What a Castle

425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA. Guest-post alert! wow, amazing! A BIG Thank you to Annie, a close friend of our family and proud grandmother! I look forward to

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Coney Island (beach), Brooklyn, NY

Surf Avenue and West 8th St. Brooklyn, NY. (NY Aquarium address, as of 6/2009 parking was $25 which included the price of an adult admission). We went to Coney Island specifically to see NY Aquarium and by chance we found a playground right on the beach, I must be doing that “Secret” thing Oprah keeps

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