Places to Celebrate Kids' Birthdays in North New Jersey

by Rebekah Worsham

A well-planned child's birthday party can result in a great time for all and memories to last a lifetime. A key element to hosting a successful birthday party is the venue in which the party is held. Northern New Jersey is home to a wealth of locations to host children's birthday parties. These facilities are designed with kids in mind and allow parents the opportunity to sit back and watch the kids have fun.

Fun Centers

Located in the heart of Passaic, Racknroll ( offers arcade games, billiards and an indoor play area. The facility is available to host parties for a variety of group sizes and packages can be customized as needed to include game tokens, pizza, drinks and party banners embossed with the name of the guest of honor. The northern New Jersey village of Montville is home to Kid-Netic (, a kid-friendly party facility that can accommodate groups both small and large. Party packages can be customized to include pizza, party supplies and cookies in addition to access to the structured indoor play ground.

Mini Golf

Mini-golf courses offer exciting alternatives to the traditional backyard birthday party. Located in Fairfield, Dynamite Falls Adventure Golf ( offers kid-friendly mini-golf facilities and can customize birthday party packages as needed. All party packages include the services of a personal host, rounds of golf and a Dynamite Falls shirt for the birthday boy. Also located in Fairfield, Monster Mini-Golf ( offers private party rooms which include party supplies, decorations and golf passes for the birthday boy and his guests.

Adventure Parks

Located in the village of Hope, the Land of Make Believe ( is a full-service amusement park featuring an array of mechanical rides and water attractions. The park offers designated areas that may be used for birthday parties and discounted group rates are available. The city of Vernon is home to Mountain Creek Water Park (, the largest water park in the state of New Jersey. The park features an array of water rides and slides and offers birthday party packages that can be customized to include cake, burgers, drinks and decorations.

Historical Parks

Historical parks add the benefit of education to children's birthday party events. Located in Trenton, the Trenton Battle Monument ( stands in memory of the great battle of Trenton. The site is surrounded by public park grounds and features an on-site gift shop and picnic shelters. Located in Fort Lee, the Fort Lee Historic Park ( features an 11,000 square-foot square foot visitors center, historical re-enactments and living history presentations. The grounds are open to the public free of charge and picnic shelters and private party rooms are available for parties with advanced reservation.

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