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!
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!
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!
📚 Matawan Aberdeen Library
📚 Red Bank Library
📚 Monmouth County Library System (multiple locations)
📚 Oceanic Library
📚 Little Silver Library
📚 Freehold Public Library
📚 Fair Haven Library
📚 Sea Bright Library
📚 Long Branch Public Library
📚 Asbury Park Library
📚 Brielle Library
📚 Middletown Library
📚 Spring Lake Public Library
📚 Sea Girt
📚 Sidney B. Johnson Library (Monmouth Beach)
📚 The Navesink Library
📚 Neptune Public Library
📚 Keyport LIbrary
Spend the day exploring the reptile house and environmental center at Huber Woods Park. Explore the grounds and have some family fun!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Take the night off from cooking and dine out at some of Monmouth County’s family-friendly restaurants!
Check out More Local Spots
- iPlay America, Freehold
- Escapology, Holmdel
- Build-a-Bear, Freehold
- Oasis Virtual Reality, Holmdel
- Bury the Hatchet, Freehold
- Silverball Pinball Museum, Asbury Park
- A Time To Kiln Too, Red Bank
- Jungle Jim & Jane, Highlands
- Play Big Zone
- Ice Skating at Red Bank Armory
- Ice Skating at Howell Ice Arena
- Public Skating at Middletown Sports Complex
- Slime World – Freehold
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!