2024 Local Winter Fun Guide! - The Monmouth Moms


  If you’re looking for something to do this Winter instead of staying in the house, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together our updated list of Monmouth County Winter Fun for everyone in the family.

Check out the full list below, and get out there!


Head to the Movies

Bring the family to the movies. We’ve listed some of our favorite spots below!

Cinemark, Hazlet

AMC, Freehold

AMC, Eatowntown

Atlantic Highlands Cinema

Basie Center Cinemas


Go Bowling

Bowling is a great way to spend some time with the family, and it’s fun for all ages! Check out local spots below!

AMF Strathmore Lanes – Aberdeen, NJ

Bowlero of Hazlet, NJ

Howell Lanes


Visit a Trampoline Park

Get out of the house and have some fun at a local trampoline park! Here’s a list of local spots!

Air Play- Cliffwood Beach

Get Air Trampoline Park- Freehold 

Sky Zone – Ocean

Urban Air – Hazlet


Check out our Local Guide to Sledding & Ice Skating!

Once we start getting some more snow, take the kids sledding! Check out our Sledding Guide with the link here for a list of spots to go in Monmouth County!


Monmouth County Park System Winter Park Scavenger Hunt

  Winter is a beautiful time to bundle up and get out to explore your Monmouth County parks! Head to the parks with your children this winter and seek out the objects listed here. Find and check off 15 items on the list and fill out the form at the bottom and mail it to the address provided by March 15, 2024!



Explore Monmouth County Libraries

Monmouth County is home to dozens of libraries with activities for all ages. Many libraries will offer classes, mommy and me activities, STEM classes, and more! Check out a full list of local libraries below!


Huber Woods Environmental Center & Reptile House

Spend the day exploring the reptile house and environmental center at Huber Woods Park. Explore the grounds and have some family fun!

Park Information


Visit Monmouth Museum

  Monmouth Museum, located on the same campus as Brookdale Community College, is a hidden gem for the whole family! The Monmouth Museum, a Museum of Ideas, presents changing art, history and science exhibitions to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves. Each of the programs and exhibitions at the Museum is designed with the goal of increasing curiosity and learning. For children who visit with their families and schools, the Museum has developed strategies to make learning fun by employing hands-on, participatory activities which engage and focus young visitors. Check out their holiday train display too!


Explore Bell Works

Monmouth County’s own “metro-burb,” an indoor space that spans the length of more than three footballs fields, is the perfect spot to bring the family and explore. You can take the kids for a long walk, visit the Holmdel Library, and check out the stores and lunch spots. Visit a virtual reality center, Oasis VRX, or get lost in Escapology. It’s definitely a great place to break up the day and get out of the house!


Visit Pier Village

Pier Village is a fun way to spend the afternoon! It’s home to plenty of great restaurants like McCloone’s Pier House, Sirena Ristorante, Stewart’s Root Beer, Turning Point, Playa Bowls, Wine Loft, and lots more!  Take the kids on the carousel, do some shopping, and head to Boardwalk Fun and Games!



Head to iPlay America

  Ring in the New Year at New Jersey’s family-friendliest celebration! Exciting rides! Boardwalk-style games! Laser tag! Go-Karts! Arcade, Great food and much, much more! Located in Freehold, NJ, there’s fun in store for the whole family here!


Check out Local Breweries

 Have a babysitter for the evening? Visit or pick-up some beer and do a beer tasting from one of Monmouth County’s amazing breweries! We’ve listed some below!

Source Farmhouse Brewery- Colts Neck, NJ

Alternate Ending Beer Co. – Aberdeen, NJ

Asbury Park Brewery – Asbury Park, NJ

Red Tank Brewing – Red Bank, NJ

Beach Haus Brewery – Belmar, NJ

Bradley Brew Project – Bradley Beach, NJ

Kane Brewing Company – Ocean, NJ

Bakes Brewing – Belmar, NJ


Visit The Historic Village at Allaire

The Historic Village at Allaire has tons to offer families in Monmouth County. Located in Farmingdale, NJ, Allaire was once an iron-producing, factory-town known as the Howell Iron Works, Co. The Village was a self-sufficient community containing a carpentry and pattern making shop, a blacksmith shop, a bakery, a boarding house, a blast furnace, mills to finish iron products, a school, a church, a general store with a post office, and workers’ home. Today the Historic Village at Allaire is an interactive museum where visitors can experience history directly through hands-on activities.


Go Shopping

Visit local downtowns and malls listed below!



Head to Dinner

Take the night off from cooking and dine out at some of Monmouth County’s family-friendly restaurants!


Practice your Swing

Check out indoor golf simulators, lessons, and more!

The Golf Den

Swing Loose Indoor Golf

The Golf Cave

Tee 2 Green

Monster Mini Golf



Visit the Aquarium and Arcades at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk!

 Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is one of the premier family destination spots on the Jersey Shore. Located in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is conveniently located in close proximity to the greater New York City and Philadelphia areas. As one of the most family-friendly boardwalks in New Jersey for 95 years, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk offers a wide range of fun and exciting activities for the whole family – including an amusement park, aquarium, arcades, and more!





Meet Friends for Pizza!

Check out some of our favorite places to grab a slice in Monmouth County below!


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