832 Route 15 South, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
973-810-2522 Monkeydoodles Playroom, located directly off Route 15 in Lake Hopatcong, is a safe space for toddlers to play and socialize with children their own age. Monkeydoodles Playroom offers music, art, dance and mommy and me classes on select days of the week. Visit the website for the schedule. Private play dates are also available!
Open play sessions allow children to socialize, interact and play freely with children in their age group. All toys are age-appropriate and promote creativity, curiosity and bonding. Watch as your child climbs, bounces and slides over, under and through the soft obstacles. The huge play area also includes a ball pit, small basketball hoop and several imagination stations. Parent participation is also encouraged during open play time.
"Won’t you come and play with us?"
JumpNasium 204 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004
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 their GIGANTIC inflatables, Trampoline Basketball and fun bounce houses with over 13,000 indoor square feet! JumpNasium is climate-controlled so you don't need to worry about the weather. They now offer Open Jumps 2 days per week. (Wednesday 12:45pm, 2:35pm and Thursday 5:15pm, 7:05pm) They also have various Open Jumps during holiday breaks, please make sure you sign up for Open Jump emails below. Reservations are required.
They also offer 100% Private Play Date Parties! Centrally located in Northern NJ, 1 mile from Willowbrook 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 their popular Open Jumps and see what your kids think. They 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! They 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 07936
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.
The facility is fully air-conditioned and offers 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 their 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!
175 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302
201-918-6988 For over 30 years, Gymboree has been the global leader in fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5. Age-appropriate activities and programming help develop children's physical, cognitive and social growth.
They provide a fun environment where infants and toddlers are free to move, play and explore safely. The indoor environments are designed with children in mind. Gymboree offers classes that encourage development through play. They also offer music, sports and art classes to encourage your child's specific interests. The school skills classes build up the skills your child needs to be at the top of their class when they enroll in kindergarten. Bring all of your children to the same family fun class for stimulating learning activities. Gymboree of Jersey City is Northern NJ's best indoor play center.
Great for infants and toddlers!
The Big Playhouse 316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ 07675
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. They 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 07033
908-445-7220 Kidz Village is an enchanting indoor play center designed for children 10 years and under and adults are always free. Kidz Village is 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 their edu-tainment rooms (diner, supermarket, beauty salon, tool shop, etc.) while they have fun. They 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 their website www.kidzvillage.com or see their 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 Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457 862-248-0410 Play Your Way is an indoor playground and party center in Riverdale, NJ for children ages 6 months to 6 years. Walk-ins are welcome, along with mom’s groups, and pre-schools. They offer convenient open play times, mommy and me classes and special events, all in a clean and safe environment. A variety of age-appropriate climbers, slides, sensory games and toys helps to increase a child’s socialization, motor skills and self-esteem. Children are free to explore activities on their own or with their caregiver.
Their music, art and dance classes run on a continuous basis, drop-ins are welcome. Competitive party packages include exclusive use of the center and all the extras for your child's party. They offer the best party options for toddlers! From open play time to character appearances, you add what you need, all in one place. Contact them to plan your child's party!
Membership offers unlimited playtime, discounts on classes, plus entrance to special events at no extra cost. Visit their website for additional information, upcoming events and pricing.
Best toddler play place in Riverdale, NJ
Just Bead Yourself-Map 113 Central Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090
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 their wide selection of beads. Kids and adults are welcome to bring their imagination and Just Bead Yourself will 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.
They have special workshops including: Rainy Day /Any Day - Workshop
Special discounts for the walk-in workshop when you bring a friend. The more friends you bring the higher the discount. Click here for coupon
Frozen Tea Party
You are invited to Just Bead Yourself's monthly Frozen Tea Party events. You'll make Frozen themed jewelry, sing "Let it Go" with Queen Elsa and be crowned a Queen at the Coronation. Afterwards, enjoy pizza, lemonade and treats with Queen Elsa. Registration required, check the website for specific dates.
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 their website for their walk-in hours. They offer jewelry classes, kids' parties and ladies' night out, too!
Discover your creative side at this Northern NJ walk-in play place!
Jumpin' Jax 600 Winters Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
201-843-1881 Jumpin' Jax is proud to welcome you and your preschooler to their fun, exciting, educational and eco-friendly indoor play facility.
This play place in Northern NJ has a padded crawling area for younger children to explore without getting hurt. There is also a fantastic and whimsical make-believe area. Children can pretend they are shopping in a market or dress up in a castle! This is a great way to encourage dramatic play. Jumpin' Jax is great for older kids, too. Check out their LEGO building area, foam ball shooters, rock climbing wall, hand-peddled cars, multi-tiered jungle gym, zip line and 20-foot wave slides! When you and your little ones get hungry, stop by the Jumpin' Jax Cafe for refreshments and snacks. Come visit Jumpin' Jax for open play, and you'll want to host your next birthday party with them!
Great for all ages!
400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004
973-882-9777 Funtime Junction is the best place for family fun in Fairfield, NJ. Some of the attractions at Funtime Junction include build-a-buddy, buccaneer blaster, arcade and video games, laser tag and a helicopter ride. The big jungle gym features web ladders, slides and bouncers. Walk in open play is held daily at this entertainment center in Northern NJ. 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. There is a sitting area for parents where they can relax and watch their kids play.
Please check the website for upcoming events or specials.
Climb Aboard for Fitness and Fun at Funtime Junction!
2 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ 07045
973-331-9001 If your kids love to run, jump and play then Kidnetic is the place to be!
Kidnetic is Morris County's premier indoor playground and birthday party center. It is located in Montville, NJ and has been there for almost 10 years. Kidnetic has become a beloved destination for family and friends to gather, create memories, enjoy laughter and, most of all, have a blast!
With a newly renovated facility, Kidnetic is sure to be your child’s favorite spot to play and explore. The facility features a large 3-level structure with slides, tunnels and obstacles to maneuver around and it’s also big enough for adults to explore! The new toddler structure is perfectly sized for the smallest friends, under the age of three. The structure includes a ball pit, slide and other fun climbing features.
Their café, The Kitchenette, has delicious hot drinks, snacks, pizza and kids foods, healthy salads and all sorts of other treats.
Regular Admission: $12.95/child for all day play, no reservations required.
Discount available for 3+ kids!
Power Play Gaming
23 Diamond Spring Rd., Denville, NJ 07834
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, but 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 TVs and surround-sound gaming chairs! They also feature two co-op stations with two 61" high-definition TV's and two gaming chairs for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii! They also have the latest Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band 2 so you can rock out at Power Play Gaming!
A gaming-lovers paradise in Northern New Jersey!
Crystal Springs Resort 3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419
855-900-2188 The Crystal Springs Resort Adventure Center is the hub of outdoor activity, adventure and recreation at Crystal Springs Resort. Located onsite at Minerals Resort, if an outdoor experience is what you are after, then a trip to the Adventure Center during your stay should definitely be in your plans. From on-site activities such as Horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking and hiking to off-site activities like hot air balloon rides, sky diving, farm tours and skeet shooting; there is something for everyone at the Crystal Springs Resort Adventure Center. Their staff is there to ensure you have a stay filled with fun, excitement, and most importantly, priceless memories. Open until the end of October.
Interactive, outdoor programs for kids
Jump On In
69 Route 17 South, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
201-426-0770 Jump On In is Northern NJ's place to bounce and play! This indoor play place is for all ages, including the younger kids! Sign up for an Open Jump event ahead of time to guarantee your spot for an afternoon of fun and play!
They have open jump events for everyone! Jump On In has specific times for each age group. Preschoolers can play and explore without worrying about getting trampled by the big kids, and older children have their own time to run and jump as high as they can! There are even specially-designated sessions for children with special needs. Your child will have so much fun at Jump On In, they will want to have their next birthday party here! They have so many fun party options and add-ons for a fun-filled day.
Safe and fun indoor play place for kids!
Fun Force 551 Main Ave., Wallington, NJ 07057
973-777-0767 Fun Force is North Jersey's newest indoor play place boasting dozens of attractions and activities for everyone in your family. Friday, Saturday and Sunday bring the whole family for an afternoon of roller skating at their brand-new, indoor rink and enjoy no entrance fees! Visit their website for themed skating session schedules.
The laser tag arena is open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Up to 40 players can compete in an action-packed game inside the 2,500 sq. ft., smoke-filled arena! Be sure to stay alert as there are more than just competitors lurking in the shadows! Hostile bases are strategically located throughout the arena waiting to zap you.
Besides roller skating and laser tag, Fun Force also has one of the largest indoor inflatable bounce house zones, an arcade, air blasters and a dodge ball arena. Visit their website for daily open play hours.
Brand new indoor play place!
My Gym Hoboken 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
201-758-8390 My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks through 13 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. There are hundreds of locations in more than 30 countries offering structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Their state-of-the-art facility, extensively trained staff, award-winning class programs, and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned My Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind. They keep children healthy by making fitness fun!
The experts in children’s fitness!
Aeon Fitness and Gymnastics 157 Patterson Street, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
201-664-0304 Aeon Fitness and Gymnastics is the premier fitness facility of Northern NJ. They provide unique programs and classes for toddlers, children and teenagers, all of which promote lifelong wellness through physical fitness.
They have successfully achieved creating an atmosphere of superior health, movement, skill-building and fun. Children as young as 18 months are welcome to visit this challenging yet supportive gym. When Aeon is not running scheduled classes, they invite you to come by for Open Gym! Come tumble, flip, explore and play during open hours at this Bergen County indoor gym. Children will enjoy non-structured time under the supervision of trained gymnastics coaches. Aspiring gymnasts can use this time to practice their skills, and kids of all ages are encouraged to spend an afternoon being active!
Inquire about their birthday parties, too!
Kids U 407 Sette Drive, Paramus, NJ 07652
201-225-0012 Kids U is the "campus for kids!" Located in Bergen County, NJ, this indoor play place offers kids and their families a fun and safe play to learn and play.
Kids U campus is a stimulating environment with top-notch instructors, premium gym equipment, great classes and lots of fun! Come in for a day of playing on their 2,000 square foot Play Quad. Playing on the large, multi-level jungle gym allows kids to explore, balance, climb and slide. When you throw a birthday party at Kids U, your child will be the center of attention on their special day! The party consists of a fun-filled hour of both supervised games and free play, as well as use of the party room for pizza and cake! Regular members can take engaging and stimulating classes at Kids U, such as Gymnastics, Sports, Yoga and even Cooking!
Check out the Play Quad!
The Gravity Vault 107 Pleasant Avenue, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
201-934-7625 The Gravity Vault indoor rock gym is the most unique place for kids to play in NJ. Indoor rock climbing is a great way for kids to build confidence, physical strength and problem-solving skills.
Gravity Vault offers different climbing grades for all skill levels. Whether you are training competitively or want to try a new physical activity, Gravity Vault is the best indoor climbing gym in Northern NJ. The Gravity Vault features special programs just for kids. They offer private instructional sessions, birthday parties and school break camps. If your child is interested in rock climbing, they offer several kids classes. Little Rockers is perfect for ages 5-6, while more advanced classes are designed to accommodate climbers up to 13 years old. Gravity Vault also offers walk-in climbing and day passes for the causal climber. Visit their website for more information!
Fun classes for kids!
Screamin' Parties 651 Route 17 South, Paramus, NJ 07652
201-444-8883 Screamin' Parties is the best place to play in Northern NJ! Their facility features inflatables, slides, obstacle courses, an interactive video game floor and more!
Every Tuesday from 6-8pm, come to their Paramus, NJ location for Open Bounce! Parents can add pizza, juice, cotton candy and ice cream fruit bars to open bounce. This is a great middle-of-the-week treat for your kids! If your preschooler wants to bounce but you're afraid they are going to get overwhelmed bouncing with the big kids, Screamin' Parties also offers a special preschool open bounce sessions during the morning hours for kids ages 2-4. Visit their website for more information on open bounce or birthday parties.
Come play at Open Bounce!
Castle Cove Mini Golf and Arcade 705 Route 15 South, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07843
973-891-1248 Castle Cove is a fun kids play center in Northern NJ. This family entertainment center is a fun place to play all year round. They feature an indoor arcade filled with skeeball, pinball, air hockey and all of your favorite arcade games.
Castle Cove is the place to be during the week. They regularly have arcade specials for family fun. On "Token Tuesdays," guests receive $2 worth of tokens for FREE between 6-8pm. When you come to Castle Cove on Friday nights, enjoy a complimentary hot dog and soda. When the weather is warm, enjoy outdoor mini-golf! Play through 18 holes of golf on this fun and challenging course. Have your next birthday party or fundraiser at Castle Cove. They have several party plans, so you can create the best package for your party! Enjoy arcade tokens, pizza, mini-golf and fun party add-ons! Visit their website to see the best place to play in Northern NJ.
Come in on Tuesday and Friday nights!
205 Route 23, Wantage, NJ 07461
973-702-0500 See the best indoor entertainment center in Northern NJ. Laser One has everything you need for a fun and exciting day of family fun!
Whether you are looking to throw an exciting birthday party or spend a day with the family, this indoor fun center is the best place to play all afternoon in Sussex County, NJ. Play high-tech hide-and-seek in their 6,000 square foot laser tag arena. Battle through two full stories of towers, ramps and special effects. Play King of the Hill, Highlander, Pink Panther, Base Defender and other types of laser tag games. In addition to laser tag, check out their laser maze challenge! Navigate through a web of criss-crossing lasers as quickly and accurately as possible- just like in a spy movie! This Northern NJ play center also features Highway 66 mini bowling, indoor mini golf, a huge video game arcade and more!
Laser One has it all!
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