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Kids Will Have a Field Day at Wildwood Boardwalk – Daily Day Trip

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The Wildwood Boardwalk offers a variety of entertaining options to keep any family busy the entire day, no matter rain or shine. With over two miles of beachfront boardwalk families can get lost in the Palace of Sweets’ Adventure Maze, explore the sights in the Wildwood Boardwalk Sightseer Tram Cars, slay dragons in the Dragon Lair Mini Golf course, splash around in the Splash zone Water Park or enjoy the rides along Morey’s Pier.


Best NJ Day Trips Wildwood Boardwalk (Flickr User: the bridge)
Best NJ Day Trips Wildwood Boardwalk (Flickr User: the bridge)

The Palace of Sweets Adventure Mirror Maze gives children and adults the opportunity to adventure through a candy-themed fun maze that leads to a room filled with tasty treats. Maze goers also have the option to add the Laser Maze Chamber. Tired of walking along the boardwalk? Take a ride on the environmentally friendly Wildwoods Boardwalk Sightseer Tram Cars. This 56-year-old Wildwood tradition can operate for 12 hours purely off of a 2,000-pound electric battery.

Experience black-light mini golf at the Dragon Lair’s Black Light Mini Golf course. The course leads families through a three dimensional medieval castle, where golfers encounter knights and dragons. Get a hole in one on the course’s last hole, and meet Bo Bo the talking dragon.

Enjoy over 16 water attractions at Splash Zone Water Park. Kids and parents alike will never bore with different intensities of rides. Grab a bite to eat after the fun at The Zone Grill. Fridays at the water park are also Carnival Day.

The boardwalk also offers four different piers of amusement park and water rides. Morey’s Piers offers families plenty of options all within a short walking distance. Morey’s Piers include, Mariner’s Landing Pier, Surfside Pier, Adventure Pier and Raging Waters Water Park.

For families just looking to relax, Wildwood has miles and miles of family-friendly beaches. Every Friday during the summer, there is a beachfront fireworks show.

Before finishing the day, make sure to wish Wildwood a happy 100th Birthday, by taking a picture in front of the iconic Wildwood sign.


Palace of Sweets is open from 10 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Combination tickets for adventure maze and laser maze will cost $13.99 a person. The adventure maze only costs $9.99 a person and the laser maze tickets cost $5.99 each.

Wildwoods Boardwalk Sightseer Tram Cars cost $2.50 per person for a one-way ride.

Dragon Lair Black Light Mini Golf Course is open from 10 a.m to midnight seven days a week and cost $5 per person.

An all-day pass to Splash Zone Water Park costs $34 for adults and $26 for children 48 inches or under. The Splash Zone is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Amusement ride passes for Morey’s Pier cost $170 for a package for a family of four. Water park admission is $38 for adults and $30 for children 48 inches and under. The park’s hours are different every day check


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