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Kalahari Resort in the Poconos Now Has America's Largest Indoor Water Park

Kalahari Resort in the Poconos Now Has America's Largest Indoor Water Park

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has expanded its amenities and more than doubled its rooms at its African-themed family resort in the Pocono Mountains.

Hershey for Teens

Hershey for Teens

The iconic Hersheypark amusement park has a reputation for being little-kid heaven (it still is), but if your teens haven’t been, here’s why you should take them.

Massive Nickelodeon Theme Park Coming to NJ

Massive Nickelodeon Theme Park Coming to NJ

Kids will soon be able to get up close and personal with Spongebob, Dora and the rest of their Nickelodeon faves when Nickelodeon Universe—the largest indoor theme park on the continent—opens in New Jersey in 2018.

SplashDown Beach: My Favorite Outdoor Family Water Park

SplashDown Beach: My Favorite Outdoor Family Water Park

SplashDown Beach, located in Fishkill, is an outdoor waterpark that is the perfect size for families.

Thomas Land Set to Reopen with New Attraction

Thomas Land Set to Reopen with New Attraction

Thomas the Train fans will surely be excited to know that Thomas Land, the largest permanent Thomas & Friends attraction in North America, is set to reopen for its second season on May 28th.

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect New York Family Activity?

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect New York Family Activity?

Do you and your kids prefer hikes in the woods, or exotic meals? Outings to the art museum or the Empire State Building? Take this quiz to discover your ideal NYC-area family activities.

Hershey Lodge Announces New Pool Complex

Hershey Lodge Announces New Pool Complex

Hershey Park announced this week that it will open Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge, an innovative indoor pool complex, next spring.

North America's First Thomas Land Theme Park Will Open in August

North America's First Thomas Land Theme Park Will Open in August

Tickets are now on sale to the first Thomas Land theme park in North America. Thomas & Friends and the Island of Sodor come to life at Edaville USA in South Carver, MA, this August.

A Place Where Kids Can Ride Actual Diggers

A Place Where Kids Can Ride Actual Diggers

Diggerland USA is a construction-themed adventure park geared toward all truck lovers. Kids—the biggest construction vehicle enthusiasts—can ride in and operate excavators, backhoes, and loaders.

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

Amusement Parks in NY, NJ, CT, PA, and MA

Amusement Parks in NY, NJ, CT, PA, and MA

UPDATED JUNE 2016: Consult our comprehensive guide to amusement parks, theme parks, and water parks in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Our guide to amusement parks covers all the excitement your family needs this summer all within reach of the New York Metro area.

Sahara Sam's Oasis Unveils $6.5 Million Outdoor Expansion

Sahara Sam's Oasis Unveils $6.5 Million Outdoor Expansion

Sahara Sam's Oasis, a water park in West Berlin, NJ, debuted a $6.5 million outdoor expansion called The Beach Club at the start of its 2013 summer season.

Family Outing: Field Station: Dinosaurs

Family Outing: Field Station: Dinosaurs

Travel back a few eons in Earth's history with a visit to Field Station: Dinosaurs, a remarkable dino park nestled in the New Jersey Meadowlands just outside NYC.

How to Keep Kids Safe at Amusement Parks

How to Keep Kids Safe at Amusement Parks

A trip to the amusement park offers tons of family fun, but there are some common health and safety mishaps you should prepare for. Before you take your kids to the theme park this summer, take these safety tips into consideration.

Largest Indoor Amusement Park Opens in Jersey

Largest Indoor Amusement Park Opens in Jersey

Boasting several thrill rides, hundreds of arcade games, two-story laser tag, and more year-round fun, the largest indoor amusement park in the New York metro area is just a hop, skip, and a jump away.

Harry Potter and the Universal Orlando Experience

Harry Potter and the Universal Orlando Experience

If ever a theme park was attuned to cutting edge, family-friendly entertainment, it's the mind-blowing Mecca known as Universal Orlando Resort. Get a sneak peek here of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, set to open June 18, plus tips on where to stay and how to get the most out of your Universal experience.

Day Trips: Connect at Coney Island in Brooklyn

Day Trips: Connect at Coney Island in Brooklyn

It's not a traditional New York City summer without a trip to the boardwalk and beach of Coney Island.

Area Theme Parks!

Area Theme Parks!

Some kids scream for ice cream; others scream for the thrill of an amusement park ride. Whether you are searching for looping rollercoasters, gentle water rides, or something in between, there is plenty to excite an entire family at these nearby amusement parks.

Amusement Park Safety Tips

Amusement Park Safety Tips

Taking a tour of your kids’ favorite amusement parks this summer? Kids are fearless, especially when rollercoasters and thrill rides are on the agenda. But with a little planning, a day at the amusement park can be a safe family outing without the stress

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Your Child Can Be IN the Circus

One lucky child (age 5-12) will appear in a performance of Circus 1903 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden at on April 15, along with receiving four premium seats.* Two second-prize winners will each get a family four-pack of tickets.


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