LOCAL Winter FUN Guide - Bergen Moms Network

The temperature is dropping, and before you know it, we’ll have snow on the ground, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay home! We’ve compiled a full list of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you and your family having fun all Winter long. So, make a cup of hot chocolate and read on!

INDOOR FUN

A coding station at Code Ninjas

 

Learn How to Code at Code Ninjas – Midland Park

Learn valuable coding skills through game-based curriculum!

Find out more by visiting the website or following along on Instagram

 

Rock Climbing at Gravity Vault – Upper Saddle River

A rock-climbing gym that welcomes both novices and experts of the sport to take advantage of our top rope walls and 100+ bouldering problems!

Call to get your day pass

Learn more by following along on Facebook and Instagram 

 

Mini Golf at Monster Mini Golf – Paramus

Monster Mini Golf is 18 holes of Indoor Glow-In-The-Dark miniature golf with 2 private party rooms and an arcade filled with redemption games for kids of all ages! It’s not scary, it’s fun! Check out the new mini bowling alley! 2 lanes 33 foot long!

Call or learn more by following along on Facebook 

 

Indoor Skydiving at iFLY – Paramus

Gear up and experience the sensation of flying in our state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnels.

Call or learn more by following along on Instagram

 

Toddler Turf Time at The Fountain Fitness Center – Ramsey

Bring your tot in to run, jump, play ball, burn off some energy and have fun on our amazing newly renovated 12,000 square foot open turf field. We provide all of the games and equipment, like various balls (of all shapes and sizes), hula hoops, mats to climb on, obstacle courses and more! We employ a fun staff that loves Toddlers! The perfect pairing.

Call to take advantage of a special introductory offer or to learn more.

 

Open Play at NJ Swingsets – Midland Park

Rain, shine or anytime – come play on our swingsets! Best for children ages 2-9! Days and times vary so be sure to visit the website.

Call or learn more by following along on Instagram

 

Open Play at Mom n Tot Spot – Englewood

Mom n Tot Spot offers a safe, fun indoor play space for toddlers birth to 5 years old, along with mommy and me classes and moms’ workshops!

 

Open Play at Billy Beez – West Nyack, Palisades Center

The ultimate indoor play space located conveniently at Palisades Center. Check the website for days/times.

Call to learn more about open play times.

 

Catch Air – Nanuet

Walk in play pricing starts at $14.99 plus tax.

Visit their Facebook or Instagram pages for more information.

 

Autobahn Speed Way – West Nyack

Indoor gokarting for kids and axe throwing for adults, all under one roof!

Reservations recommended, use this link to book.

 

New City Bowl + Batting Cages – New City

Check out the latest specials and deals here.

Visit them on Instagram for more information.

HEAD OUT FOR ICE SKATING, SNOW TUBING, A LIGHT SHOW & MORE!

The indoor slopes at Big SNOW American Dream

 

Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland, the seasonal family destination, has returned to Van Saun Park in Paramus with a season that begins Friday, November 25th. It includes Kids Activities, Carousel, Food Trucks, Beginner Rink, Ice Skating, Bergen Express Train Ride and more.

 
 
 
 
Join us during the most magical time of year and experience the joy and wonder of the Orchard of Lights.
 
 
Take your vehicle on a guided tour through 32 acres of brilliant holiday light displays, warm up by the fire pit and enjoy hot cocoa and treats in our retail farm market.
 
 
Take pictures with Santa • Make your own S’mores • Listen to Santa’s singing Reindeer
 
 
 
 
Abmas Farm – Wyckoff
 
 
Visit the barnyard which is open year-round, or check out a seasonal event like story time with Santa during various dates in December. And don’t forget to grab a bite from the market!
 
 
 
 
Campgaw Mountain is New Jersey’s premiere learn to ski/snowboard and tubing destination offering an alpine escape right in your backyard.
 
 
At Campgaw, we offer a variety of skiing and snowboarding terrain for all abilities with short lift lines, uncrowded trails, and the friendliest staff there is!
 
 
 
 
 
Big Snow American Dream is an indoor skiing and snowboarding park within the American Dream shopping and entertainment complex, at the Meadowlands Sports Complex
 
 
 
 
 
 
Join us for a late night of tree & holiday shopping. Freshly made hot chocolate & Santa’s cookies will be available from our hot chocolate hut.
 
The fire will be roaring and s’mores kits will be available. Come anytime between 4pm – 7pm during select dates in December.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outdoor skating rink, with lots to do nearby. Check the website for days and times.
 
 
Grab yourself a season (or day) pass and hit the slopes!
 
 
Hunter Mountain– Hunter
Skiing, snowboarding and tubing for all ages. Check out their Instagram for more info.
 
 
They have it all! Skiing, snowboarding, tubing and ice skating!
A full breakdown of their offerings can be found here.
 
 
 
 
 
 

SEE A SHOW, VISIT THE AQUARIUM OR HAVE FUN WITH LEGOS!

A fun penguin creation at LEGOLAND Discovery Center New Jersey

Spend the day at LEGOLAND Discovery Center – East Rutherford

Come explore an indoor Winter Wonderland filled with all kinds of LEGO® holiday-themed creations made up of thousands of LEGO bricks. Make awesome LEGO creations, test your ninja skills in the NINJAGO Training Camp, eat at the LEGO Cafe and so much more.

 

See a holiday show at the Bergen PAC –  Englewood

There is no shortage of entertainment at the Bergen PAC, with year-round shows. Check out A Christmas Carol, New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker, Capitol Comedy and more.

Check out the lineup of events here.

 

New Jersey Sea Life Aquarium at American Dream – East Rutherford

Experience the city under the sea at New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium! Come face-to-fin with the ocean’s most fascinating creatures in 10+ interactive exhibits themed to New York’s most memorable moments. From breathtaking underwater tunnels to incredible up-close encounters with seahorses, sharks, rays, jellies and more, discover the wonders of the ocean without getting wet.

 

Brick It Again – Valley Cottage

Lego resale store with fun activities happening all the time! Bonus: they employ people with disabilities.

Learn more about them and their mission on their website, and follow along on Instagram.

 

CUT DOWN YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS TREE

 

Enjoying hot chocolate after cutting down a tree at Hidden Pond Tree Farm.

 

Hidden Pond Tree Farm
Mendham, NJ
Instagram + Facebook

Shale Hills Christmas Tree Farm
Sussex, NJ
Facebook

Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm
Belvidere, NJ
Facebook

Solvang Christmas Tree Farm
Poughkeepsie, NY
Facebook

Saltsman Tree Farm
Rhinebeck, NY
Facebook

Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm
Red Hook, NY
Facebook

Christmas Tree Lane
Wallkill, NY
Instagram

Pine View Farm
New Windsor, NY
Instagram

Emmerich Tree Farm
Warwick, NY
Instagram

 

ENJOY THE FOLIAGE AT A NATURE CENTER OR BOTANICAL GARDEN!

The location for an easy child- friendly hike in the New Jersey Botanical Garden’s woodlands

Demarest Nature Center – Demarest

Tenafly Nature Center – Tenafly

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center – Englewood

Lorrimer Sanctuary – Franklin Lakes

New Jersey Botanical Garden – Ringwood

James McFaul Environmental Center – Wyckoff

Laurelwood Arboretum – Wayne

The Celery Farm – Allendale

Buttermilk Falls Park – West Nyack

Haverstraw Bay Park – West Haverstraw

Mountainview Nature Park – Nyack

Samuel G. Fisher Environmental Park – Pomona

Trailside Museum + Zoo – Bear Mountain State Park

 

HAVE A SIP AT A LOCAL BREWRY!

The rooftop at Five Dimes Brewery

The Alementary – Hackensack

Bolero Snort Brewery – Carlstadt

Brix City Brewing – Little Ferry

Five Dimes Brewery – Westwood

Gearblock Brewing Company – Waldwick

Hackensack Brewing Company – Hackensack

Red Barn Cidery – Congers

Peekskill Brewery – Peekskill

Gentle Giant Brewing – Pearl River

Defiant Brewing – Pearl River

District 96 – New City

Stony Point Brewing – West Haverstraw

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