Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ
201-200-1000 We love kids! LSC is on NJ-NYC "Best Of" museum lists and "Parents Magazine named us #4 in the nation. Why? It's a top-quality museum, zoo, and aquarium all wrapped into one. Kids love to visit live animals in 3 galleries, see massive aquaria full of fish and other aquatic life, see free science shows, try a one-on-one Pocket Science experiment, and more! We offer a full day of fun with eight major exhibit galleries including one just for kids ages 2-5 that features special programs at no extra charge. There is even a large open area where kids just like to run around with other kids! Check LSC.org for the latest traveling exhibits. LSC is conveniently located in Jersey City near the Statue of Liberty and has a full-service café and a large "science-to-go" store. Call 201.253.1310 or see LSC.org. Find us on Facebook!
Kids will love playing and learning at this huge indoor museum!
JumpNasium 204 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ
973-808-1700 Looking for something fun to do indoors and out of the weather with your kids? Look no further, your children will have a blast jumping and bouncing with on our GIGANTIC inflatables, Trampoline Basketball and fun bounce houses with over 13,000 indoor square feet! Climate controlled so you don't need to worry about the weather. We now offer Open Jumps 2 days per week. (Wednesday 12:45pm, 2:35pm and Thursday 5:15pm 7:05pm) We also have various Open Jumps during holiday breaks, please make sure you sign up for Open Jump emails below. Reservations are required.
We also offer 100% Private Play Date Parties! Centrally located in Northern NJ, 1 mile from Willbrook Mall. This year why not give your child the PRIVATE Party they will never forget! If you are not sure of booking your child's PRIVATE party please come to one of our popular Open Jumps and see what your kids think. We will do all of the set up and clean up, you and your child just can enjoy themselves and jump and bounce with their friends! Custom cakes are also available to make the party a hit! We also offer many choices for food for adults to enjoy. Free full color invitations included with each party. Your child and their friends will have such a great time you will look like a hero!
182 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ
973-428-1166 The Funplex is the area's most original amusement center filled with the absolute best in entertainment. So whether it is sunny or raining, you are sure to have a fabulous time.
Fully air-conditioned and offering 100,000 square feet of fun with activities for ages 4 and up. The Funplex is able to accommodate groups of 20-500+ also making it perfect for Class Trips, End of Year parties, Camp Day Trips and more!
Some of our amusements include: 3 Story Foam Frenzy
Updated arcade with over 100 games
Indoor Electric Go Karts
Free Fall Ride with 30 ft. drop
4-D Motion Theater
MagiQuest- an interactive role playing game.
Wiggles and Giggles- toddler play area
Always FREE admission and FREE parking. You can purchase individual attractions or money saving wristbands on site or online and enjoy unlimited rides and attractions! Also, the cafe offers a wide variety of your favorite food.
The Funplex is a great place for family fun!
Wild At Play
125 River Drive, Jersey City, NJ
201-333-4244 Our programs are specially designed to educate, entertain and stimulate growing minds. Our facility features a state of the art jungle gym, music, art, computer, science & early enrichment classes, summer camp, birthday parties, family events and interactive story time. The jungle gym is a 2,300 square foot indoor playground with equipment suitable for children ages 3 months to 12 years old. Children experience a magical journey like no other. Wild at Play provides the opportunity for children to explore and express their individuality in a variety of artistically enriching programs.
Great play programs at Wild at Play!
The Big Playhouse 316 Kinderkamack road, Westwood, NJ
It's time to get out of your house and visit THE BIG PLAYHOUSE for your children to discover the art of true old fashioned child to child social play. Creative tots (AGES 6 AND UNDER) will feel like “big kids” when they step inside the mini-town which is designed to stimulate real life play.
Whether you spend a couple hours, book a party, do a school field trip or come to a special event…THE BIG PLAYHOUSE is the place to go. We have exciting ATTRACTIONS designed to stimulate children's imagination, learning and social interaction while they have fun. This play center is in a safe and secure place allowing parents to be only a hug away while watching their children have a blast exploring.
An awesome mini town that will stimulate real life play!
Kidz Village 131 South 31st Street, Kenilworth, NJ
908-445-7220 Kidz Village is an enchanting indoor play center designed for children 10 years and under and adults are always free. Filled with pretend businesses where children pretend to work and play, a huge multi-level indoor playground, ball-launching castle, arcade and restaurant. Children are learning in our edu-tainment rooms (diner, supermarket, beauty salon, tool shop, ect.) while they have fun. We offer open play all day every day, 7 days a week.
In addition, Kidz Village throws very special birthday parties in private party rooms that are filled with interactive activities and are personalized for each birthday child. Kidz Village can host small and very large school/organization groups. Socks are required to play. No outside food or beverage. Call 908-445-7220 (Kenilworth) or 732-826-8577 (Woodbridge), visit our website www.kidzvillage.com or see our full page listing!
Hours: 7 Days a Week Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm
2 awesome locations in Kenilworth and Woodbridge!
18,000 square feet of fun for kids ages 10 and under!
Play Your Way 72 Hamburg Tpk. Unit 5, Riverdale, NJ 862-248-0410 Play Your Way is an indoor play and party center in Riverdale, NJ for children ages 0-6. Designed to provide unstructured playtime and activities in a clean, safe and family friendly environment, the center is not restricted by individual classes or sessions, which is convenient for parents and allows children to play and learn at their own pace. In addition to age-appropriate climbers, slides, sensory games and toys, our staff engages children with bubble play, parachute play, sing-a-longs, dance and other unscheduled activities during our all-day open play. Competitive party packages include all the extras and offer exclusive use of the center for your child's party. We welcome walk-ins, mom's groups, and pre-schools. Drop-off services are available. Membership offers unlimited monthly playtime plus special events at no extra cost including seasonal parties, story-time and movie nights. Visit our website http://www.playyourwaynj.com/ for additional information, upcoming events and pricing. Gift Certificates available.
Play Your Way children's activity center!
Just Bead Yourself-Map 113 Central Ave, Westfield, NJ
908-232-3411 Rain or shine, Just Bead Yourself is a great place for indoor family fun in Northern NJ! Use your creativity to design jewelry from our wide selection of beads. Kids and adults are welcome to bring your imagination and we’ll provide the beads and expertise to help you create your jewelry. You do the design and stringing and they will professionally finish your jewelry for you.
Afternoon Tea with My Doll and Me
Bring your favorite doll as your guest to Afternoon Tea. You will enjoy Tea & Cookies and create matching Jewelry for both you and your doll!
The walk-in workshop allows you to design your own jewelry and bead specialists will professionally finish your jewelry for you. The jewelry classes not only show you how to finish your own jewelry, but also teach more professional jewelry techniques and unusual jewelry projects. In the summer they also offer a 3 day Summer Bead Camp.
Call 908-232-3411 or check our website for our walk-in hours. We offer jewelry classes, kids’ parties and ladies’ night out, too!
Discover your creative side at this Northern NJ walk-in play place!
All Play, LLC
308 West Stiger Street, Hackettstown, NJ
908-979-1770 All Play indoor playground is a premier family owned 6,800 Sq. foot wide open indoor play space. We pride ourselves on a friendly, safe and clean facility. Pay one price and stay as long as you’d like, we also offer and discounts for siblings.
All Play features Wacky World, our extra-large bounce obstacle maze, plus our other large bouncer. We welcome ages 0-12 years old and our play items are age appropriate. We have slides, bounce houses, basketball, air hockey, soft play, climb ons, 20+ ride-on toys, play house, kitchen and much more. We have a little bit of everything which ensures that your children will keep busy during their visit.
All play features walk-in open play 6 days a week and Mondays by group appointment. All Play is known for its themed birthday parties where each and every party is different because at All Play we customize your party. Please check the website or Facebook page for upcoming events or specials.
Come to play and spend your day at All Play!
400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ
973-882-9777 Funtime Junction is the best place for family fun. Some of the attractions at Funtime Junction include build-a-buddy, buccaneer blaster, arcade and video games, laser tag and rides. The big jungle gym features web ladders, slides and bouncers. Walk in open play is held daily at this entertainment center. Funtime Junction offers special memberships, where members receive great discounts and exclusive offers. They also host birthday parties and are the perfect location for field trips. There is a cafe with seating at Funtime Junction that serves a wide array of food and beverages that are both kid and adult friendly. The toys, games and play equipment at Funtime Junction appeals to a wide age range of kids. Little kids will enjoy a ride on the merry go-round or playing in the doll house, while the bigger kids will love the arcade games. There is a sitting area for parents where they can relax and watch their kids play.
Climb Aboard for Fitness and Fun at Funtime Junction!
2 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ
973-331-9001 Kidnetic is a safe and clean indoor playground located in Montville. This play center features a 4,000 square foot play area with a three level play structure and a mat filled floor of all shapes and sizes. There is even a cool rock climbing wall! Kidnetic offers specific open play hours, and there is no time limit on open play. For adults, Kidnetic has wireless internet access. Kidnetic was started by two moms, and they designed the play center with the safety of children in mind. The space is open, so it is easy to watch your child as they play. The exits and entrances are closely monitored by employees. One thing that makes Kidnetic different from other play centers is that they have a lenient food policy. Although they do have a cafe that serves food, they also allow customers to bring in food and snacks from home.
Safe and Clean Indoor walk in open play at Kidnetic!
Power Play Gaming
23 Diamond Spring Rd, Denville, NJ
973-627-0927 Come out to Power Play Gaming for hours of gaming fun! They are the premier indoor gaming center in Northern New Jersey with the largest selection of video games on any game console that is out right now! Come in for a casual afternoon of gaming with your friends and family or compete in one of their many tournaments. They offer hourly play so you can test out the latest games before you buy them, right from the store! Power Play Gaming not only has a huge selection of TVs and games, you can also purchase a huge variety of gaming merchandise on premises.
Some of Power Play Gaming's best features include 12 Individual Xbox 360 gaming stations with 37" high-definition TV's and surround-sound gaming chairs! 2 co-op stations with 2 61" high-definition TV's and 2 gaming chairs for XBOX 360, PS3 & wii! They also have the latest Guitar Hero World Tour & Rock Band 2 so you can rock out at Power Play Gaming!
A gaming lovers paradise in Northern New Jersey!
The NJ Children's Museum 599 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ
201-262-5151 The New Jersey Children's Museum is a great place to bring your children to play. The museum differs from museums in the typical sense because all of the exhibits are hands on. No Do Not Touch signs here! Kids will enjoy the fun exhibits that the museum has to offer including a fire truck, a helicopter, a fossil/dinosaur cave, a ballet studio, and a medieval castle, to name a few. There are over twenty cool exhibits in the museum, all of which kids can play at. The New Jersey Children's Museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. The price of admission to the museum admits you to a whole day of play! The New Jersey Children's Museum also hosts birthday parties and special events such as Safari and Pirate Adventures.
Walk in Open Play and Hands-on Exhibits at the NJ Children's Museum!
186 Gold Mine Road, Unit 2, Flanders, NJ
973-691-6999 Clown Around is a private and clean indoor play place located in Flanders. Clown Around is a great play place for younger children, ages 7 and under. Some of the features of this walk in open play center include rocking animals, slides, a ball pit, cargo climbs, punching bags, a web elevator, soft play and more! All the play equipment is age appropriate and clean. Clown Around offers walk in open play schedules monthly, and they also host parties and group play events. Check the website for specific open play dates, and for information about special events such as summer camp and craft sessions.
Clown Around Indoor Play Center for Ages 7 and Under!
Bounce-U 70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus, NJ
201-843-5880 Bounce-U is an indoor play center that is filled with slides, a boxing ring, an inflatable trampoline and an arcade. At Bounce-U in Paramus, they hold open bounce days weekly where parents can bring their kids in to play on the inflatable play equipment. Open bounce days feature music, games, snacks, and lots of fun bouncing! There are three different types of open bounce sessions available at Bounce-U including Pre-school Playdate, Family Bounce Night, and All-Ages Open Bounce. The Bounce-U franchise was established by parents, and a strong emphasis is placed on maintaining a fun and safe environment. Aside from open play days, Bounce-U also offers birthday party packages and is the perfect place for fundraisers or field trips. Bounce-U is a great place for family fun!
Check Out Open Bounce at Bounce-U!
IKEA 100 IKEA Dr, Paramus, NJ
201-843-1881 What does a furniturestore have to do with walk in openplay places in New Jersey? Ikea is known for theirinexpensive, contemporaryfurniture, but they are also known for a little area known as Smaland. Kids that are fully potty trained and between 37"-54" tall can playin Smaland for up to an hour, while their parents shop around the store. The children are supervised and the parents receive a pager and are paged when their child's hour of playtime is up. Smaland is filled with a ball pit, art supplies, toys, and safe climbing areas. Kids can also read or watch tv. Ikea is also equipped with a restaurant that offers kids meals for 99 cents, breakfast for 99 cents, delicious and unique selections and free wireless internet. Although it might not be a typical play place, kids will love spending some time in Smaland.
Smaland at Ikea offers anhour of free play!
Velocity 17 87 Route 17 North, Maywood, NJ
201-994-1200 Known as the world of indoor fun, Velocity-17 is a great place for family fun because it has something for everyone. It is a multi-million dollar entertainment center located in Maywood NJ. At Velocity-17, kids can play laser tag, race go-karts, play arcade games, and roller skate. Laser tag is open on Saturday and Sunday, and kids can walk in and play with their friends. Kart racing on the 2,000 foot racetrack at 30 miles an hour is an exhilarating experience, and it is open seven days a week. After having fun on the go karts or in the arcade, check out the Velocity-17 cafe and its selection of delectable and affordable treats. Aside from walk in family fun, Velocity-17 also has birthday party packages and hosts corporate events.
Check out this multi-million dollar entertainment center!
Space Odyssey 491 South Dean Street, Englewood, NJ
201-567-3810 Space Odyssey is filled with the best games and attractions. Located in Englewood, the entertainment center boasts 26,000 square feet of rides and games. Space Odyssey features a three level playground, a train ride, a basketball court, laser tag and paint-less paintball. They also have glow in the dark bowling and an awesome arcade. The jungle gym is great for the younger kids, while older children and teenagers will enjoy the other attractions. The atmosphere at Space Odyssey is fun and cool, with neon lights and an awesome space theme. They offer memberships that give members exclusive discounts and access to the newest games and attractions. In addition to open play, Space Odyssey is a great venue for birthday parties, sweet 16s, bar/bat mitzvahs and other parties and events.
Check out the three level playground at Space Odyssey!
The Little Gym 380 Nordhoff Place, Englewood, NJ
201-567-8880 At The Little Gym, there are fun activities for kids of all ages! The programs at The Little Gym have been developed after decades of research and hands-on experience and are designed to help children achieve a lifetime of success. This play center offers gymnastics, karate, dance and cheerleading. They also have parent/child classes and classes for developing sports skills. In addition to the classes, The Little Gym hosts birthday parties and holds summers camps. On select Friday and Saturday nights, The Little Gym has a program called Parents Survival Nights in which parents can drop off their kids for some fun, safe play while they take the night off. With its fun, nurturing environment, The Little Gym is a great place to play!
Fun classes that kids will love at The Little Gym!
910 Oak Tree Ave, South Plainfield, NJ
908-756-4446 Better Baseball Grandslam is a sporting complex and family entertainment center that offers fun for kids of all ages! For kids who like playing sports, the facility features six batting cages that have baseball or softball options and a pitching tunnel. They also have multi-purpose sports courts that are used for playing basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball and dodge ball. Other features include laser tag, arcade games, paint-less paintball and regular paintball. They even have a 2,500 square foot jungle gym that can hold up to 120 kids! BB Grandslam also offers special activities for little kids. BB Grandslam has a lot of activities that parents can participate in with the children, but they also offer free Wi Fi and great food and beverages at their concession stand if parents want to relax while their kids play.
BB Grandslam is the Next Generation of Sporting Complex!
Bridgewater Sports Arena
1425 Frontier Road, Bridgewater, NJ
732-627-0006 If you are looking for a place for family fun, check out Bridgewater Sports Arena. Fun activities at Bridgewater Sports Arena include ice skating, ice hockey, arcade games, laser tag, a climbing wall and more! During the weekdays, the arcade and laser tag amusements are open from 4 pm to 9 pm. On Saturday, these activities are open from 10 am to 11 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. For ice skating or ice hockey, Bridgewater Sports Arena has specific schedule for open skating. Aside from walk in open play, they also offer ice skating lessons and hockey leagues, as well as parties. Bridgewater Sports Arena is a great place for family fun because it has something for everyone. Bridgewater Sports Arena is developing a special soft play area for younger children. They also have a fitness center for adults.
NJ's Premier Sports and Entertainment Center Featuring Hours of Family Fun!
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