Take the Kids: Marlton, NJ
Named for the clay that caused the first “building boom,” Marlton continues to be a center of commerce in South Jersey. From shopping to dining to playtime, families will find much to do.
Go: Less than 20 minutes from the Walt Whitman and Ben Franklin Bridges, you’ll find Marlton nestled between Rtes. 70 & 73.
Play: At Pump It Up, children can play around on indoor giant inflatables. A designated area for toddlers allows the little ones to play safely. (8 E. Stow Rd.)
Shop: Young Minds Toys & Games is dedicated to making playtime a priority. Instead of electronics, the store markets a plethora of active play toys for kids of all ages.
(230 N. Maple Ave.)
Dine: A traditional Mexican restaurant with a hint of Tex-Mex, The Mexican Food Factory offers delicious, affordable meals. Grownups should expect to pay $12-$25, and all items on the children’s menu are less than $6. (601 W. Rte. 70)
Dessert: Indulge in cake, cannoli and other pastries at the famous Carlo’s Bakery, featured on TLC’s Cake Boss. (300 Rte. 73S)
Get outside: When the weather permits, relax and have some fun outdoors at Memorial Park. The park has a playground and several sports fields for a day of family-friendly competition. (1004 Tuckerton Rd.)