As the weather slowly, surely gets less friendly to outdoor activities with the kids, some diligent parents begin thinking of science projects and craft projects. Then there are others, like me, who start making lists of all the places they can take their children to be entertained. Northlandz in Flemington, NJ is one such place.
It’s not cheap, but you and a child or two could spend a solid couple of hours watching trains and enjoying the fun and corny jokes embedded in the scenes created by the owner of Northlandz. And it ends up costing no more than sitting on your butt in a movie. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)
Listen, the place is hokey. And it’s not shiny and glossy and new. But we have had two really fun visits, and the kids love watching the trains (and so do the adults). And the adults chuckle at the jokes. And the snack bar has giant pretzels and other snacks. Besides, every inch of the place makes it clear that Northlandz is a labor of love. Including the doll collection and focus on local artists.
Northlandz is in Flemington, NJ at 495 U.S. Route 202. Directions. 908-782-4022