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The Best Rainy Day Activities in NJ

New Jersey has some unpredictable weather, but don't have to let the fun get rained on. There are plenty of things to do even when the weather doesn't cooperate! Take a look at the best rainy day activities in New Jersey.


Southwest NJ
Sahara Sam's Oasis 
535 North Route 73, West Berlin, NJ
856-767-7580

Sahara Sams Oasis best NJ rainy day activities The best place to spend a rainy day in New Jersey!
Sahara Sam's Oasis is located in West Berlin, New Jersey. It is a family owned and family focused indoor and outdoor water park, arcade, and all around entertainment destination. Their innovative design provides year-round water park attractions inside and out. Out of the nearly 70,000 square feet of indoor fun, 80% is contained under a retractable roof system providing a weather proof experience. Most recently the water park opened a 2-acre outdoor expansion replicating the thrills of ocean side entertainment – The Beach Club in addition to a new dining court facility and private birthday party rooms. Attractions aside, Sahara Sam’s is recognized for exceptional service in a clean, safe, and fun atmosphere. Additionally, Sahara Sam’s is the principal financial backer for SAMBULANCE Safety Squad a 501(c)3 nonprofit education program. It’s Always 84 and Sunny at Sahara Sam’s!

Indoor water park open year round!

Northern NJ
Power Play Gaming 
23 Diamond Spring Road, Denville, NJ
973-627-0927

Power Play Gaming the Best Rainy Day Activities in NJ Spend hours at this NJ rainy day hideaway!
Power Play Gaming, located in Denville, NJ, offers awesome Video Game parties at their location. Parties are available 7 days a week. Mondays & Tuesdays are reserved for private parties. Party time is tailored to your needs, with or without food. Wednesday through Sunday we offer 2 hour parties that include everything but the cake! You can also stop by and play for an hour or two!

Power Play Gaming has Xbox 360, wii & PS3 gaming stations featuring state-of-the-art monitors and sound systems. Whether you just want to play with friends for an hour, participate in high-stakes tournaments or have a birthday party you'd like to host, they have you covered.

Power Play Gaming regularly host tournaments for Call of Duty, Smash Bros Brawl and Halo Reach with prizes for the winner. Check their Calendar page to see party availability or when the next tournament will begin.

Power Play Gaming offers Girls Karaoke Parties and amazing Private Overnight Gaming Parties from 11PM to 7AM for boys or girls! Power Play Gaming also offers Laser Tag at Your Home! They travel from Morris, Monmouth & Somerset Counties to wherever you are!! Parties are set up any day & any time during daylight hours.

A great rainy day activity in New Jersey for the whole family!

Central NJ
iPlay America 
110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ
732-577-8200

iPlay America New Jersey top rainy day attractions New Jersey’s Biggest Indoor Amusement Park!
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Rain never spoils the fun at iPlay America and it’s ALWAYS FREE to enter! iPlay America offers a spectacular array of more than 200 video and skills games, Cosmic Battle: The Extreme Laser Experience — our two-level laser tag arena, 4-D Movie Theater, indoor boardwalk, concerts, and other events in its 115,000-square-foot facility. Guests select from Go Karts on the iPA Speedway, Bumper Cars, the Kite Flyer, Skyscraper, Boardwalk Mini Bowling, and a variety of other rides and attractions for younger children. IPlay America won New Jersey Monthly’s 2014 Best of New Jersey Kids Destination, Central, a 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and the Asbury Park Press Best of Monmouth County honors for Best Indoor Theme Park and Best Candy Store. iPlay America also features Game Time Bar and Grill, Sonny’s Boardwalk Grill, Mixx Frozen Yogurt, Boardwalk Bites, and Broadway Sweets, complete with tons of current and retro candy. From birthday parties to a spontaneous night out, iPlay America is the place to go in Central Jersey. Take the 3D tour!

Laser tag, mini-golfing and more

Northern NJ
Gun For Hire!! at Woodland Park Range 
1267 McBride Avenue, Woodland Park, NJ
888-Gun-For-Hire (486-3674)

Guns for Hire Best rainy day activities NJ Over 100 Guns for Rent. We take care of everything.
Want to shoot? Just stop by! We have all the supplies you need plus over 100 rental guns for you to choose from! No permits are necessary. With our incomparable environment, staff and facility you and your friends will have the time of your life! Gun For Hire's Woodland Park Range is 15 minutes from anywhere in Northern New Jersey and only 12 miles from New York City. We are a full time 5 Star Range with a full time staff to exceed all your needs. We specialize in private parties, team building and corporate events. We have a lounge area, free wifi, gourmet café on site, and plenty of paved parking. Come to Gun For Hire's Range in Woodland Park and experience first hand why we are incomparable.

"Staff was friendly and accommodating! The two ranges were awesome. Fantastic acoustics and ventilation. Computerized target systems and two separate ranges for 25 & 50 yards. - Henry J.K. YELP Review.

Features:
- Awarded 5 Stars from NSSF
- Voted Best of the Best NJ Monthly Magazine
- Over 100 guns for rent
- Gourmet Cafe serves hot panini sandwiches and beverages
- Free wifi
- General and VIP lounge
- Incomparable family environment
- Over 65 Exclusive courses from beginner to expert
- 13 indoor 25-yard ports
- 6 indoor 50-yard ports
- State-of-the-art air filtration system

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For more information see our full page listing!

NJ’s best range!

US Sports Institute 
Camps and Programs throughout NJ
732-563-2521

US Sports Institute Best Rainy Day Activities NJ The #1 name for sports camps and programs in NJ!
US Sport Institute provides sports camp options for children aged 2 to 18 at over 500 NJ locations. No matter where you live or what you schedule is, we have you covered for we have you covered winter, spring, summer and fall!

Regardless of the camp or class selected, you can be certain that each child will grow in an atmosphere that promotes integrity, self-esteem, positive values and good sportsmanship. At the US Sports Institute, staff are dedicated to delivering quality camps and classes where your child will not only have fun, but also learn that: "character really counts!"

Visit is online at www.UssportsInstitute.com or call 1-800-345-2255 and find the perfect sports camp or program for your child!

SAVE 10% off your order – use promo the promo code “FUN10” at checkout.

Spend the next NJ rainy day playing sports!

Northern Shore Region NJ
Hot Sand 
500 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
732-927-5475

Hot Sand creative rainy day activitiy NJ Walk-ins available 5 days a week!
Hot Sand is the Jersey Shore’s first public-access hot glass studio. It is dedicated to promoting art glass through education, demonstration and fun activities for people of all ages. Children 9 years and older can learn how to work with molten glass to craft beautiful pieces of art. Learn glass blowing, casting, fusing and slumping techniques. Walk-in glassblowing is available 5 days a week for children 9 years and older. Children under 9 can participate in activities such as Quickcast or SunTile. Take a fun hands-on workshop in a safe environment and learn a unique skill today!

The shore's first public access hot glass studio

Central NJ
Just Bead Yourself
113 Central Avenue, Westfield, NJ
908-BEAD-411

Just Bead Yourself NJ best rainy day activity Make your own jewelry!
A rainy day is the perfect opportunity to let your creative juices flow. Just Bead Yourself is a full service bead store and walk-in workshop that offers a fun and welcoming atmosphere for kids and adults to create jewelry. No beading experience is required to take part in the fun! You can arrange a time to take a class, have a group beading party, or simply walk in to create your own masterpiece. Just Bead Yourself sells beads, tools and supplies, and jewelry repair services are also available. Beading is a fun and creative way to spend a rainy day!

Walk-ins welcome

Central NJ
The New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ
609-292-6464

The New Jersey State Museum best rainy day activities NJ Museum and planetarium
Learn about the great state of New Jersey, learn about history and soar into space at the amazing planetarium at the New Jersey State Museum. It is a fun and educational way to spend a day, and an especially great rainy day idea. The museum is great for both children and adults. The featured exhibits change frequently, so it’s also a great spot for repeat visits! Enjoy art, history, culture, dinosaur displays in the museum. You can also take in the wonders of our vast universe at the planetarium, featuring a Full DomeVideo experience that allows visitors to feel the sensation of zooming around the solar system. This state of the art facility is the largest planetarium in New Jersey!

Great educational attraction!

Northern NJ
New Jersey Rock Gym
373D Route 46 West, Fairfield, NJ
973-439-9860

New Jersey Rock Gym NJ best rainy day activities Over 12,000 sq. ft. of climbing surfaces
Are you athletically-inclined? Do you need a way to keep energy levels high on a rainy day? Head to the New Jersey Rock Gym, the greatest indoor rock climbing facility in NJ! Spend the day exploring over 12,000 square feet of climbing terrain, 4,000 square feet of dedicated bouldering and 41 top rope stations. New Jersey Rock Gym is home to the largest free-standing boulder island in New Jersey. Enjoy climbing on your own or participate in a staff-belayed climbing session. Family options are available as well. The New Jersey Rock Gym is one of the best rainy day activities in NJ, and it’s also one of the most athletic!

Family options available

Central NJ
The Clay Pot
290 Main Street, Spotswood, NJ
732-251-5112

The Clay Pot New Jersey best rainy day activities Walk-in paint sessions
The Clay Pot is a fully-functional and family-owned pottery studio that offers classes, group events and walk-in painting sessions. It is a great way to spend rainy day with kids in NJ, enjoy some quality time with friends or even simply spend some creative time alone. All prices include tools, clay, glaze and use of the kiln to fire your finished pieces. Whether you are a pro or simply want to dip your feet into the artistic world of pottery, The Clay Pot is the perfect place to help you create something beautiful!

Price includes all materials!

Central NJ
Princeton University Art Museum
McCormick Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
609-258-3788

Princeton University Art Museum best rainy day activities in NJ Free admission!
Visit the Princeton University Art Museum for an educational, culturally-rich and free way to spend a rainy day! The museum features an expansive collection of world art- the collection includes African Art, Asian art, modern and contemporary pieces, photography, prints and drawings, European art and more. You and the family can enjoy some self-guided activities, or you can schedule a group tour. The museum is home to numerous famous works by world-renowned artists. Admission is always free, but donations to keep the museum operating are accepted.

Expansive art collection includes famous pieces

Southern NJ
CoCo Key Water Resort
915 Route 73, Mount Laurel, NJ
877-494-2626

CoCo Key Water Resort NJ best rainy day activities Indoor water park
Rain and clouds never stop the fun at CoCo Key Water Resort in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. This fun indoor attraction is open all year and in all kinds of weather. Never worry about whether your favorite ride will be open or not! Have fun playing in the 300-foot long lazy river, activity and obstacle-filled pools, play areas and winding water slides. There are attractions for children of all ages, and parents can join in on the fun or relax at one of the spas.

Water slides, play areas and more

Central NJ
Avanti Day Resort
345 Route 9 South, Manalapan, NJ
732-780-0222

Avanti Day Resort New Jersey best rainy day attractions Full service spa and salon
A rainy day provides the perfect opportunity to pamper yourself. Treat yourself to some well-deserved TLC at Avanti Day Resort, a full-service salon and day spa in Manalapan, NJ. This award-winning spa has redefined luxury and pampering. Enjoy an enchanting salon, world-class spa, nail emporium, concierge services and boutique all in an intoxicating ambiance. Get a massage, a new hairstyle, refreshing skin treatments and more at one of the best spas in Central Jersey.

Massages, salon treatments and concierge services

Southern NJ
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ
856-365-3300

Adventure Aquarium best rainy day activities in NJ Largest aquarium in NJ
This gigantic aquatic attraction is a great place to spend a rainy day. Adventure Aquarium (formerly the New Jersey State Aquarium) is home to a vast amount of marine life. Marvel at exotic sea creatures from around the world in one of the many semi-aquatic and freshwater exhibits. Visit the 20 sharks and other animals in the Shark Realm, a 40-foot tunnel where sharks literally swim over your head- you can even touch a shark! The West African River experience brings the wonders of another continent to you. Many other exhibits allow you to get up close to some of the most amazing sea life in the world. The bravest adults and children over 12 can even swim with sharks and sting rays if they dare!

They have 20 sharks!

Northern NJ
Barcade
163 Newark Aveue, Jersey City, NJ
201-332-4555

Barcade best rainy day activities in New Jersey Bar and Arcade in one!
Escape a dreary day and experience feelings of nostalgia instead at Barcade in Jersey City. Barcade is a combination of a bar and an arcade that focuses on classic video games. This one-of-a-kind attraction is sure to put a smile on your face no matter how gross the weather is outside. There are a wide variety of American craft beers on tap, great food on the menu, an awesome vibe and specials throughout the week. There is no better place for adults to make the best of a rainy day!

Great beers on tap and classic video games

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Best Rainy Day Activities New Jersey

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