Making Memories at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk this Summer
*As a Jenkinson’s Memory Maker I have been provided with a voucher for my visit. All opinions expressed are my own.
We’ve been making memories at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk for as long as I can remember. When you become a parent, it seems it’s almost rite of passage to bring your children to the boardwalk and have them experience the rides, the games and the ice cream.
Even though we live only about a half hour from Jenkinson’s in Point Pleasant, NJ, we still do as much as we can in each trip. Our kids want to see and do everything and in a given day, it’s truly possible. How special is that? When I was asked to be a JenksMemory Maker this summer, of course I was thrilled.
You see for my family, making a JenksMemory began on June 23, 2010 when my son had his first Jenk’s experience:
So what are our favorite destinations on the Jenk’s Boardwalk to make our memories at?
We love the Jenkinson’s Aquarium because it is just the right size for little kids. It’s perfect for a rainy day, even a winter day (we’ve been days after a blizzard in the past) or when you need to get off of the beach for a bit and out of the sun. Time your visit to coincide with animal feedings to make it extra fun. Our typical visit at the Aquarium takes about two hours. We take our time watching Sharks, Penguins, Seals and more. My kids are especially fond of the touch tanks upstairs.
The Amusement Park
We’ve made so many wonderful Jenks Memories at the Amusement Park. It’s been really special watching my children grow on the rides year after year. It was sad this year when my son was not able to ride the Crocodiles with his little sister and declare he barely fit in his favorite fish ride.
I have a confession. I don’t like miniature golf. BUT, Roof Top Golf was fun!!!! There are a few miniature golf courses on the boardwalk and this was the first time we went here. It was perfect for little kids! No steps to climb and no contraptions to get the ball around. When you have little kids, these things are important!
2015 Weekly Events
Sunday – Big Joe Talent Show 7pm
Monday – Aquarium Beachcombing (July & August) 6-6:45pm, Kiddie Beach Show 7pm
Tuesday – Wristband Day 12-6pm, Dining with Perky at Oceanside Dining 4-7pm
Wednesday – Hermit Crab Races 7pm, Jenkinsons Music Festival 7:30pm
Thursday – Dolphin Races for Kids 5pm, “There’s More to the Shore at the Aquarium (July & August) 5:30-6:30pm, FIREWORKS at dark
Friday – Wristband Night 5-11pm, Movies at the Beach at dark
*All entertainment is FREE. Wristbands are $18/each. Begins June 25th.
Do you want to make your own #JenksMemory this summer?
One lucky family will win a (1) VIP voucher for a weekday visit (VALID MONDAY-FRIDAY, EXCLUDES HOLIDAYS, NON-TRANSFERABLE), which entitles up to (5) people to complimentary use of Amusements, Beach, Bath House, Mini Golf, Aquarium and Fun House. This giveaway will end on July 2 at 11:59pm ET and is open to US residents, 18+, one entry per household.
Best of luck!