7 Ways to Have a Fun Winter Break in South Jersey

Don’t let boredom get the best of your winter break – check out these South Jersey spots and activities to keep the fun going all winter long!


Break with Katz JCC

Dec. 24-31
Katz JCC
Fill your days with everything from trampolines to ice skating with Katz JCC’s Winter Break Vacation Days. The trips run from 10 am to 4 pm each day and are open to children between the ages of 5 and 12. Cost is $65 per day for JCC members or $75 per day for guests. For the full schedule and more information, visit the website.


Check Your Local Library

Libraries all around South Jersey put on programs every day to keep your little ones entertained. Whether it’s story time or a craft hour (sometimes characters visit too!), there’s something for the whole family at your local library. The Cherry Hill library is calling for teen cooking enthusiast to make and decorate donuts on Dec. 27, and Burlington County Library branches are hosting winter break events like family game time, a toddler dance party, a Harry Potter-themed holiday party and DIY teen crafts throughout the county.


Take Flight (or At Least Learn About It)

Millville Army Airfield Museum
1 Leddon Street, Millville
After the Millville Airport served as a defense airport to the U.S. military, it was returned to the state and now serves as an educational destination. Kids can learn all about military aviation, from code messengers to female pilots. For more information, visit the website.


Play with Fido for the Day

South Jersey has plenty of dog parks to explore with your four-legged friends. Take the kids and your pup to one of these parks for a day of outdoor fun.


Experience the Great Outdoors

Bring the whole family to enjoy a day of nature and wildlife. From advanced trails to easy beginner walks, South Jersey has a hike for everyone. Check out our South Jersey hiking guide to find out where to go and what to watch for.


Visit the Animals

Cape May County Park & Zoo
707 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House
Bundle up to get up close with the animals at the Cape May County Park & Zoo. Kids ages 10 to 15 can attend the zoo’s Junior Zookeeper Program on Dec. 29, where participants will learn every aspect of operating a zoo. Or, stop by on your own to get a look at lions, tigers and lots of other animals, without the summer crowds. For more information, visit the website.


Strap on the skates at WinterFest

A huge pop-up ice rink has landed in Cooper River Park, creating a winter wonderland filled with skaters, brightly lit trees and warm food and drinks. Never strapped skates on before? No problem – skates are available for rent, and professional ice skaters are on hand to teach lessons. This year, you can try your hand at Curling or cozy up with a hot cup of cocoa in the new heated tent. For a full schedule of events, visit here.

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