With the nice weather finally upon us, we are itching to get out. We have loved hiking and exploring nature since the State Parks reopened, but now it’s time to try something new. NJ has been closed for quite awhile which has inspired new and exciting virtual experiences. Now that things are slowly opening up, even more creative experiences are popping up all over the state. In this post, we are excited to share some unique drive thru experiences the entire family can enjoy. Make sure to bookmark it because we will keep adding to the list as more adventures open up!
Amazing Drive-Thru Experiences in NJ
Cider Donut Drive-Thru at Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill
This is such a unique experience that I had to include it in this post. Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill, located in gorgeous Chester, is offering drive-thru cider donut sales every weekend 10am-4pm. There is a limit of a dozen donuts per car unless you preorder online. You can also order delicious scones, cakes, pies and more. Beginning May 22, you can also order cider hot dogs. YUM! Enjoy your treats before, after or even during your hike of Hacklebarney State Park!
Drive-By Scavenger Hunts
Adventures of Jamerz and B have been hosting awesome scavenger hunts in Branchburg. It is a fun brain boosting experience the entire family can enjoy. The event is FREE but registration is required. Visit their Facebook page for more information and details.
Drive-Through Farm at Brookhollow’s Barnyard
Brookhollow’s Barnyard, located in Boonton, has been offering drive -thru fun for a while now with their unique Drive-Through Farm that includes a variety of adorable farm animals. Guests can pre-purchase tickets online one day in advance for select times. The cost is $10.66, and the experience lasts one hour. Guests cannot get out of their car at any time.
Drive-Through Safari at Six Flags Great Adventure
It has been almost 20 years since the last time I drove through the Safari at Six Flags Great Adventure, and I cannot wait to share this experience with my kids. Six Flags had changed the experience from a drive-thru to a tour on a bus in 2012; however, due to the need for social distancing, they are going back in time. The safari spreads across 350 acres and is the home to 1200 animals. What a fun educational experience for the entire family! This experience starts May 30. Learn more here.
Drive-Thru Zoo at Space Farms
Beginning May 22, guests can enjoy a nice drive around this iconic zoo to admire their gorgeous animals. Located in Wantage, Space Farms is a 100 acre zoo with over 500 wild animals including lions, tigers and bears (oh my!). Price and times to be released soon. Visit their Facebook page for ongoing updates and information.
Drive-Thru Strawberry Pick Up
Even though we can’t pick strawberries ourselves that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy them straight from the farm! Beginning May 23, Snyder’s Farm in Somerset will be offering a drive-thru strawberry picking experience. Guests will pull up to the farm and “pick” their berries with the help of farm attendant. The event is 9am-4pm and only cash is accepted at this time. Check their Facebook page for updates.
It’s just not summer without fireworks, right?! Skylands Stadium is offering a unique way to experience their spectacular fireworks. For only $20/car, guests can enjoy the fireworks right from the parking lot of the stadium. The event sells out fast so make sure to purchase tickets in advance.
Petting Zoo at Skylands Stadium
On May 16, Skylands Stadium started another unique animal experience, a drive-thru farm. Recently, however, they were given the green light to turn that experience into an in-person petting zoo. Now families can get up close and personal with their favorite farm animals like horses, alpacas, goats and more. The petting zoo is open Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm and costs only $5/person.
Okay, this one is not a drive THRU but it does involve social distancing fun from inside your vehicle. Located in Vineland, the Delsea Drive-In reopened on May 22. Tickets will be available online, and all tickets include a double feature (sometimes a triple feature). Times and shows to be announced soon. Please check their Facebook page for updates.
Starting June 11, Demarest Farms is opening their doors, or should I say their land, to guests for some social distancing movie fun. Located in Hillsdale (Bergen County), this unique drive-in movie theater is a fun option for those living in North Jersey. Times and movies to be released soon. Please check out their Facebook page for updates and information.
Boxcar Drive-In Movies
Boxcar will be partnering with towns across NJ to bring drive-in movie fun to families. They will also partner with local restaurants for food delivery during the movie. Visit their website to see locations and to purchase advanced tickets.
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Located in Warwick, NY, this awesome drive-in will be welcoming guests beginning May 15. Ticket sales are available online and include a double feature.
Circle Drive -In
Located in Dickson City, PA., the Circle Drive-In Theater is open for business! Every Friday through Tuesday, families can enjoy a movie on one of their 2 screens. Admission is $8/adult and $5/child (ages 3-11).
Stay tuned for more drive-thru experiences to be added to this list. Know of one? Share it in the comments section below!
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