Got a kid who loves baseball? Looking for an affordable day trip for the entire family? If so, check out some Minor league baseball games in the NJ, NY and PA areas. They are held in family friendly stadiums. Game tickets and stadium food options won't break your budget. You get to see baseball action up close.
Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing line drives, spectacular catches, great pitching, close outs and maybe even some fantastic home runs. Wouldn't it be great to catch and take home a souvenir foul ball? Be on the lookout for special events and evening fireworks at select stadiums.
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ, 732-901-7000
There is baseball down by the Jersey Shore. Part of Shore Town Baseball, the Lakewood BlueClaws play at FirstEnergy Park. This stadium seats over 6,500 fans. At the Home Run Pavilion, kids will enjoy inflatable rides and boardwalk games. Don't miss the new 9 hole mini golf course near the right field line. Score!!
1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 718-37-BKLYN
MCU Park in Brooklyn New York is home to the Brooklyn Cyclones with Coney Island's Rollercoaster as a backdrop. This stadium is unique and family friendly. Ticket prices are economical. Look for statues of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese at the entrance to MCU Park. Coney Island beach and various boardwalk attractions are nearby. Hidden Gem: Every Home Game on Family Sunday - for $20 you get a ticket, T-Shirt and Food. Now, that's hard to beat!
245 Championship Way, Harrisburg, PA, 717-231-4444
The Harrisburg Senators play at FNB Field in Harrisburg PA. Over 70 day and night games to choose from. Good side trip if you are visiting the Hershey Park area. Wonderful kids zone area with tons of inflatables to play and jump around on.
8 Yogi Berra Stadium, Little Falls, NJ, 973-746-7434
New Jersey Jackals are a professional baseball team that plays at Yogi Berra Stadium, located on the campus of Montclair State University in New Jersey. Picnic and Kids Zone area are located by right field. Fun fact: all the field dimensions end in the number 8 to honor Yankee Yogi Berra's uniform number. Take in a baseball game and visit the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center all on the same day.
1900 Centre Avenue / Route 61 South, Reading, PA, 610-375-8469
AA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies are the Reading Fightin Phils. Based out of FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading PA, kids and adults alike can enjoy an awesome baseball game.
235 Montage Mountain Rd, Moosic, PA, 570-969-2255
Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are a AAA affiliate of the New York Yankees playing at PNC Field in Moosic, PA. Great place for kids to watch a baseball game and learn more about the sport.
1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater, NJ, 908-252-0700
Watching a Somerset Patriots baseball game is the thing to do in Central New Jersey. The Patriots play at TD Bank Ballpark, a fantastic minor league ballpark that holds up to 6,100 fans. Great family destination and super kid friendly. Up to 70 day and night Patriots home games played each season.
The Somerset Patriots host all sorts of special nights, ranging from teachers night, scout group nights, youth baseball teams nights and various other themes. Fireworks are a big draw and part of what makes TD Bank Ballpark so special.
75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY, 718-720-9265
The Staten Island Yankees are a minor league baseball team located in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island NY. They play in the 7,171 seat Richmond County Bank ballpark. The scenic New York City skyline and New York Harbor serve as the ballpark backdrop. Definitely a family favorite ballpark and a wonderful place to watch a baseball game. Inexpensive tickets for either a day or night game. Great MLB players such as Melky Cabrera, Robinson Cano and Eduardo Nunez came out of the Staten Island Yankees.
94 Champonship Place, Augusta, NJ, 973-383-7644
The Sussex County Minors are a professional baseball team that plays at Skylands Stadium in Northern New Jersey. Over 4,200 fans can enjoy a super exciting day at the ballpark. Extremely kid friendly. Skylands boasts The Backyard Place - featuring a train, gemstone area, bounce house and carnival games.
One Thunder Road, Trenton, NJ, 609-394-3300
Minor league AA baseball team, the Trenton Thunder is an affiliate of the New York Yankees and they play at Arm & Hammer Park. Fans sit back and watch a baseball game with views of the Delaware River. Great side trip if you visiting New Jersey's state capital of Trenton. 20 plus nights with post-game Fireworks show. Family Fun Zone located behind right field. Wonderful experience for kids of all ages!