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Princeton NJ Family and Kids Guide

Focusing on resources that can make the most out of your family’s lives. Listings of schools, doctors, therapists, educational and domestic services. Tips and articles covering all aspects of parenting. Plus great ideas for family day trips, birthday parties, and outdoor fun.
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Princeton Day School


609.924.6700

Top-tier independent school offers PreK-12 co-ed learning experience for day students on a 106-acre campus five min. from downtown Princeton. Student-led leadership programs and demonstrable diversity, equity and inclusion practices fuel our mission to nurture the mind, body and character of each student. Depth of learning, skills acquisition and innovative problem-solving define our expertly facilitated STEAM, arts and humanities programs, sports and extracurriculars. LEED-certified 30,000+ sq. ft. new athletic center, REx science independent study program, top Model UN, Energy & Climate Scholars, Jacobson Music Scholars program and more.

     Preschools     Private Schools  

Princeton Soccer Academy


609-651-6932


PSA Princeton 2022 Summer Camp registration is now open, and we invite you to come and join us this summer! Our PSA Summer Camps have been specifically designed for players to experience an environment of development, education, and enjoyment during the summer months. These camps are for players already committed to the sport with unique themes each day keeping the action fast paced, exciting and FUN! At each of our specialist camps, our professional coaching staff will provide sessions and activities that allow the players to focus on all aspects of the game – technical development, attacking & defending, transitional play, decision making, and much more. By attending these camps, players can continue their development and love for the game this summer. Visit www.princetonsocceracademy.com/programs/psa-princeton for full camp offerings.

     Soccer     Sports Programs  

Sky Zone


609-587-5867


Sky Zone Hamilton is the Princeton-Mercer's Ultimate Destination! New in 2022, experience the Air Court, a full-court experience featuring Soccer & Basketball ,as well as, Boulder Ball, Little Ninja and a reimagined Ninja Warrior Course! Sky Zone Hamilton hosts birthday parties, group events, fundraising opportunities, and regular open jump. GLOW All Out every Friday & Saturday under our GLOW lights.

Somerset Patriots Baseball Club


908-255-1406


The Somerset Patriots are the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate Minor League Baseball Team playing home games at the beautiful TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. The Patriots offer affordable family entertainment that is enjoyed by adults and children of all ages. Our games feature a variety of promotions such as premium giveaways, spectacular post-game fireworks, between-innings entertainment, and of course, the one and only lovable mascot Sparkee and his best friend Slider.

The Watershed Institute


609-737-3735

The Watershed Institute is focused on clean, safe, and healthy water in our region. We work to protect and restore our water and natural environment through activities, programs, advocacy, science, and conservation. Our LEED-Platinum certified Watershed Center is open daily and is free, featuring exhibits, live animals, and hands-on activities. We also offer hundreds of educational programs and events every year. The center is open to the public Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat – Sun from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Our 10 miles of free hiking trails on 950-acres of the Watershed Reserve are open daily from dawn to dusk and include diverse terrain, including through forests, wetlands, meadows and farmlands.

Arts Council of Princeton


609-924-8777

The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) is our community's non-profit independent arts organization, established in 1967 with the belief that arts and art education are fundamental to a healthy society and enhance the quality of life for all residents. The ACP fulfills its mission of "Building Community through the Arts" by offering a wide range of arts education, public art, exhibitions, free outreach programs, community performances, and cultural events. The Arts Council provides free programming to everyone in our community, ensuring that all populations have access to the transformative power of creative self-expression. Learn more at artscouncilofprinceton.org and @artscouncilofprinceton on IG.

Card My Yard


908-838-8930


CELEBRATE UPCOMING GRADUATIONS WITH CARD MY YARD!

Card My Yard is the original yard greeting service that specializes in making your BIG day even BIGGER! Help us spread joy and create memories with a customized yard greeting to celebrate birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, birth announcements, retirements, mitzvahs, welcome home and more! We service Princeton, Hopewell, Pennington, Montgomery, Hillsborough, Bridgewater and surrounding areas. Please log onto our website to check if one of our 20 NJ locations services your area by entering your delivery zip code. We look forward to creating wonderful memories with you!

     Kids Party Ideas  

Terhune Orchards


609-924-2310

Terhune Orchards is a 200-acre, family owned farm in just outside of Princeton. The Mount family has owned and operated it since 1975. Terhune Orchards is noted for its fresh, wholesome fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, growing 25 varieties of apples and over 35 different vegetable crops, Certified Organic and conventional. The farm store is stocked with homemade cookies, fruit breads, apple crisps, apple cider donuts and fresh squeezed apple cider. Take part in Pick-Your-Own offerings, farm festivals throughout the year and visit the barnyard of animals. Visit www.terhuneorchards.com to learn about education programs, Read & Pick series, school tours, farm camp, birthday parties and more! Gift baskets available and corporate and group event space! Terhune Orchards - enjoyed by young & old.

Open All Year, Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm.

     Farms and Orchards  

Photography by Jen Davis


609-439-1525


Let award-winning photographer Jen Davis capture your moment! Specializing in portrait and event photography, Jen has been photographing families, head shots and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs in a fun and fresh way for over a decade. Using a photojournalistic style mixed with high energy and fun, Jen’s images are artful, authentic and real - leaving clients with breathtaking memories that last a lifetime. Hobbyists are also welcome to learn from Jen through private photography lessons.

Tumbles Princeton


609-447-5437


Tumbles is a super fun learning playground with programs for kids that are based on developmental milestones and designed to help fight childhood obesity. Through gym classes, STEAM classes, a tumble zone and parties, we help shape the minds and bodies of children from 4 mos. to 12 yrs. We offer non-competitive programs that help inspire a love of physical activity, pique curiosity, build confidence, let kids grow at their own pace, and position children for healthier, happier lives from an early age.

Tumbles also offers half and full day camps! For 11 weeks this summer we’ll be offering camp (regular tumbles, gymnastics, ninja warrior, circus, field day, medieval times, pirate, sports, superhero and totally outrageous camp). We also offer Day Camp during all school holidays, Kids Nights Out, and Family Days throughout the year! Come for a free trial class (You must mention Princeton Online, a $40 VALUE) and check out all that Tumbles has to offer!

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