The Garden State Discovery Museum is the perfect place for kids and adults to cut loose and enjoy an afternoon of fun activities. Since 1994 this museum has been providing a place for the imagination to run wild while also fostering learning through creativity. Both education and fun are on equal footing her with the array of activities available. You will find so many interesting exhibitions, from the dinosaurium, which details the regions prehistoric history, to the climbing wall, allowing visitors to see just how brave they are. Of course, those are just a few of the many activities available here. There are also areas appropriate for younger children, an outdoor butterfly garden, a fitness center, and a storybook castle.
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Just as the name suggests, Napoleon’s Cremepuffery offers Lindenwold diners amazing pastries. People come from far and wide based on word alone, just to sample one of Napoleon’s amazing bakery items. Most famous for the cream puff itself, Napoleon’s uses only the finest ingredients to make these delectable treats. Flavors include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, coconut, and even pistachio. Napoleon’s also features cookie bars in such flavors as rocky road, raspberry, and apricot. Another sweet treat courtesy of Napoleon’s is the unbelievable carrot cake. With chopped pecans, raisins, and awesome cream cheese icing, you find yourself craving this bliss on a daily basis.
947 East Gibbsboro Road
Lindenwold, NJ 08021
See a movie in luxury seating at AMC Marlton 8. The cinema is newly renovated for 2013; there are less seats, but the new seats are spectacular. See a blockbuster in comfy leather recliners that recline at the touch of a button. You still have plenty of leg room! Assigned seating is now in place. Pick your seat when you purchase your ticket or order online. Before the movie make sure you take a trip to the concession stand for a selection of popcorn, nachos, candy, and soda. The soda machines are now self-serve Coca-Cola machines with over 100 flavor combinations like Peach Sprite and Cherry Vanilla Coke Zero. During the day adult tickets are just $8, while at night they're $10.
With over 100 acres running through Collingswood, Oaklyn and Haddon Township, Newton Lake Park is a spot for rest and recreation. There are many things that are available for you in the park including picnic areas, playgrounds, bike paths, walking paths, fishing piers and a boat ramp to get on the lake. Getting married? Get some pictures taken in the beautiful Matrimony Garden! With the views of the lake and shores and the convenience in getting there, you will really to bring your family for a day of fun. And the park is run by the Camden Parks Department, so it’s open to the general public. So everybody’s invited to visit and do some fishing, take a walk or just relax and have a picnic lunch.
Newton Lake Park
Haddon, NJ 08107
A visit to Franklin Fountain takes you back to a time when locals would gather around the soda fountain to enjoy their favorite ice cream treat. Brothers Ryan and Eric Berley paid precise attention to detail when they designed the space in a historic building in the heart of the Old City, complete with an antique marble bar, period brass fixtures and whirring ceiling fans. Stop in to sample their homemade ice cream in a myriad of delectable, creamy flavors. Try a decadent delight like the Rose Blossom Sundae with red wine cake, cherry almond butter ice cream, hot fudge, and meringue. Espresso drinks, hot chocolate, milkshakes and pastries are also on hand. Open every day from 12p.m. until 12a.m.
116 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Coffee Works Roastery and Café is about more than just a great cup of java and a tasty meal. It’s also a great local music venue in Voorhees, where you can partake of an intimate nightly concert in a relaxed setting. They also host book readings, discussion groups, lectures and other community events. Their specialty is 100% Arabica green coffee beans, roasted in-store on a French Samiac roaster and served in a variety of delicious ways, including espresso, latte and cappuccino. Food offerings include muffins, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, salads, quesadillas, Panini and desserts. A relaxing vibe, friendly service and tasty food and drink offerings make this a great stopping spot, not far from Hunters Chase.
Haddonfield's Indulgence Cupcakery is among the latest bakeries devoted to those tasty little confections that thrill sweet-tooths everywhere. Smaller than a regular sized cupcake, these little gems make up in flavor what they lack in size. Every morning, Indulgence Cupcakery's busy little bakers whip up between 25 and 30 flavors, ensuring when you stop in try them you have plenty of options to choose from. Banana Walnut, Champagne Raspberry, Strawberry Cheesecake, Caramel Pecan, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Hazelnut, Rocky Road, Boston Cream, Lavender Lemon and Peanut Butter Cup are just a smattering of the creative flavors whipped up in their kitchen. Special occasion cupcakes with custom decorations can be ordered to make your next celebration extra-special. Indulgence is open Tuesdays through Sundays.
The 33-acre park at Hopkins Pond is a perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and bask in nature’s repose. Located off of Grove Street on either side of Hopkins Lane, it features a bird sanctuary and a .6-mile loop trail that leads through wooded, hilly terrain around the pond. The pond is famed for being the site of the 1858 discovery of the first complete dinosaur skeleton. Prior to that, only dinosaur fragments had been found. The discovery was responsible for establishing the Academy of Natural Sciences in nearby Philadelphia and inspiring Haddonfield resident Edward Drinker Cope to set out across the continent in a dinosaur hunting competition that would become known as the ‘Bone Wars’.
Sweet T’s Bakeshop is winning over the sweet-tooth of Haddonfield diners with a scrumptious array of cupcakes, cookies, pastries and specialty cakes. Cupcakes are all the rage – after all, what’s not to love about your very own baked little package of sweet delight? – and they turn out some serious taste-tempters. Favorites are the Peanut Butter Obsession, Chocolate Chocolate, Red Velvet, Blueberry Velvet, Blackberry Cabernet, French Toast and Smores. Stop in to discover your own personal favorite. If you’re celebrating a special event like a wedding or birthday, they’ll whip up a cake that’s as gorgeous as it is delicious. Sweet T's Bakeshop is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
If you’re looking to get out of the heat in the Atlantic County area, why not head over to the AMC Marlton 8 to catch a flick. This multiplex offers a wide selection of the latest Hollywood blockbusters on good-sized screens with comfortable seating and good sightlines. Despite being a high-quality theater with reasonable prices, locals note that the place is almost never overcrowded, even on opening weekends for popular films. Screens are set up for 3-D as well. Having a little extra breathing room when you watch a movie on the big screen can really improve your experience. The concession stand has the standard movie snacks, with fresh popcorn and soda.