- TripBuzz found 588 things to do with kids in or near Paramus, New Jersey, including 578 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like New York City, Bronx, Flushing and Queens.
- From Van Saun Park to Monster Mini Golf, the Paramus area offers 115 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Amusement Parks (All Ages), Mini Golf and Zoos.
- Less than an hour from New York City, Paramus, NJ is one of the largest shopping regions in the nation, generating more revenue in sales than any other zip code. Families will enjoy the outdoors by visiting Van Saun County Park and its zoo, Saddle River County Park and its long bike path, one of four golf courses, or the outdoor public pool.
Situated on 146 acres, Van Saun Park features a nationally accredited zoological park, the Washington Spring Garden and a miniature train offering rides. It also has picnic and fishing areas, a carousel, playground and fields for soccer and baseball.
Consisting of an indoor facility lit with black light, Monster Mini Golf offers a horror themed course with a variety of monster sculptures. Visitors can have their birthday parties there and receive a guided tour of the course.
Opened in 1964, Paramus Municipal Pool features a 50-meter pool with a diving board and a water slide as well as two smaller pools for children. It also provides a snack bar, volleyball courts, a playground and grassy areas.
Interactive, hands-on exhibits like a real fire truck and helicopter, a fossil and dinosaur cave, medieval castle, and ballet studio form the base of The New Jersey Children's Museum. Play is encouraged, and special events can be organized at the site.
Named for Fritz Behnke, long-time official historian of Paramus, the Fritz Behnke Historical Museum is devoted to preserving a sense of how life in the area would have been a century ago through replicas and artifacts.
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With waterfalls, brooks, and trails to explore, Saddle River County Park Dunkerhook Area has 577 acres consisting of 5 individual parks. There are bike paths, tennis grounds, and picnic pavilions within the park.
A wooded area, Besen Park features grass fields that can be used for picnics and open field sports like baseball, soccer and football. The park also has a children's playground with swings, a play structure and an obstacle course.
Indian Hills Farms is a stable and riding education facility that offers boarding and equestrian instruction to students of all skills. Instructors teach both Western and English technique and also offer a summer camp for more intensive daily training.
A comprehensive musical theater arts program, the Applause Performing Arts Center offers theater training in singing, acting, and dancing. The facility offers classes for all ranges of actors, and offers summer camp programs.