Both New Jersey natives and visitors can enjoy a day of family fun at the Bowcraft Amusement Park in Scotch Plains, NJ—just next door to Union, Newark, and Elizabeth. We at Value Van & Car Rental recommend that our passenger van rental customers—especially those with kids—consider spending some time at this NJ fun park. Here’s a bit about what you can enjoy at Bowcraft Amusement Park.


From kiddie rides like the Frog Hopper to high-action roller coasters, Bowcraft has fun rides for everyone. You can easily spend the day going on rides, playing games at the midway, or enjoying time in the arcade. Bowcraft also has several different food options, from pizza to salads, so everyone in your group can find something to fill up their bellies.


Bowcraft is open daily, and admission into the park is free. (You heard that right...FREE New Jersey fun!) However, if you want to ride the rides, you will have to either buy tickets or purchase a fun pass. Depending on the time of day or season, Bowcraft does offer special discounts on ride passes. Be sure to call ahead if you’re bringing a group (20+), because you may qualify for special group rates.

Getting There

The drive to Bowcraft will take you about 20-30 minutes from the nearby cities of Newark, Union, and Elizabeth, NJ. After you get there, you can rejoice that parking at Bowcraft Amusement Park is free!

If you need a passenger van rental to accommodate a larger group, such as a kid’s birthday party or ball team, contact VValue Van & Car Rental at (908) 851-9595 (Union, NJ) or (973) 792-0343 (Newark, NJ). We have good deals on 12 passenger van rentals, 15 passenger van rentals, as well as luxurious sprinter van rentals. Be sure to check out our van rental deals and see whether any of our specials work for you.