A short commute from New York City, Lyndhurst, New Jersey is a mecca of open-air green spaces and offers many family friendly activities. A township in Bergen County, Lyndhurst has a small town feel with easy access to the big city. Families can choose from an array of options from cultural enrichment to frolicking outdoors.
At Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, your family can enjoy dinner while watching an epic battle between top knights! Medieval Times is an experience that both parents and children will enjoy. General Admission includes the renowned show featuring a grand tournament of knights, along with a four-course feast and two rounds of non-alcoholic beverages. Medieval Times also hosts birthday parties for all ages.
Explore Lush Green Parkland
One of the greatest parts about living in Lyndhurst is the access to so much amazing parkland. Branch Brook Park, the nation’s first county park, is located nearby in Newark. The park is nearly four miles long and features a combination of open meadows and small patches of woodland on gently rolling terrain. Want to get more active? Riverside County Park offers 85 acres of outdoor space with pedestrian walkways and designated athletic areas including softball fields, tennis and bocce courts, and even a fitness center.
If you want to sit back and enjoy the view, Richard W. Dekorte Park offers stunning views of the New York City skyline as well as more than 3 miles of walking paths that cut through the wetlands, marshes, and uplands. Finally, Liberty State Park, which sits at the edge of the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, hosts a plethora of outdoor music performances in the summer, and you can catch a ferry to both Ellis Island and Liberty Island.
Steep Yourself in Culture
To get your cultural fix, head to the Montclair Art Museum to browse the collections of American and Native American art. The museum’s mission is to engage people of all ages in their experience with art, and it offers educational programs and distinctive exhibitions that are always changing. Children under 12 enjoy free admission.
The Newark Museum of Art offers a variety of programming for youth and families, including creative play and family drop-ins (virtual for the time being), an Explorers Program for high school students, and MakerSPACE, which focuses on artmaking, science experiments and storytelling.
Liberty Science Center was designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The 300,000-square-foot learning center is located in Liberty State Park More than 750,000 students, teachers, and parents visit each year. It is sure to be an inspirational experience for your budding scientist.
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