Indoor Play Spaces In NJ: The Best Spots For Any Time Of Year


When the weather outside turns frightful, going to one of the indoor play spaces in NJ with your kids is a must. Think of them as a playground indoors—kids can bounce around, climb the walls, make friends, use their imaginations for pretend play and get their energy out (so much they may fall asleep during the car ride home). Read on where to find indoor play spaces in NJ for littles, and for more things to do inside, try indoor mini-golf or trampoline park guides. (featured photo taken at Jungle Jim & Jane)

North – Indoor Play Spaces in NJ

Catch Air Indoor Playground
There are lots of fun things to do here, including glow-in-the-dark play, interactive games, and catching air while jumping all of their energy out—kids will have a blast and leave ready for a nap. You can also book a memorable party here or host a playdate for your little ones.
224 RT 4 East At Forest Ave Lower Level, Paramus, NJ 07652

Exceptional Explorers
The first of its kind, this travel-themed play space offers open-ended play as well as arts and crafts, classes, and more for the little ones. Most of the play space equipment is wooden, and visits are 1.5 hours each so that they can clean the space for 30 minutes in between. Special classes are happening now, including Music with Ben, Sensory Science Class, Exceptional Experiments Science Class, and Arts Class.
277 Eisenhower Parkway Suite 12-C, Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 302-3194

Funzy Play
Activities, a Jungle Climb, and a Toddler play area make up this awesome play space for the little ones. Not only is there free play, but Funzy Play also offers classes for kids, including Mommy and Me classes, Toddler Play and Learn, and an After School program for the older kids. Bring them for a fun-filled day.
125 River Dr. S. Jersey City, NJ 07310
(551) 256-3773

Hudson’s House of Play
This unique play space is filled with imaginative play that brings kids together. From a bakery and a grocery store to a veterinarian’s clinic and a fire station, each area represents a part of the community where littles can pretend. There are open play hours, but check their website before going in case of a private event.
40 Riverwalk Place, West New York, NJ 07093
(201) 751-4300

Lily and Liam
A space filled with toys, games, play structures, and activities, Lily and Liam, is a must when you need to get out of the house. The vast open space allows kids to roam and move around to as many different activities as they want and makes it easier for parents to keep an eye out. You will love getting in there and playing with your kids, too.
250 South Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 567-5111

The Great Story
A spacious indoor playground complete with a kids’ cafe, this is a fantastic spot for the kids to spend a cold winter day. Kids can play in the jungle gym, fishing zone, racing zone, ball pool, and so many other spaces for imaginative and active play—they’ll be ready for bed when they return home.
321 Broad Ave. #135, Ridgefield, NJ 07657
(201) 496-6252

Urban Jungle Play
Learning and play go hand in hand at Urban Jungle. The play space focuses on experiential learning through multi-sensory experiences and exploring imagination. With rooms filled with toys, climbing structures, and more, littles will have a ball as they laugh and learn the whole time.
1140 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 653-4212

Central – Indoor Play Spaces In NJ

Jungle Jim & Jane
Get ready to explore an interactive jungle of fun for your little tykes. They can climb, slide, and dive right into ball pits. Let them go wild with an interactive learning adventure along with projection and arcade games. Come for open play, birthday parties, private events, and group classes.
Eastpoint Plaza, 2399 NJ Route 36, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
(732) 872-4380

Just Play Indoor Play Space and Cafe
You can find fun, food, and more at Just Play, designed with parents and kids in mind. With different areas such as slides, a hospital, a grocery store, and equipment for even the smallest kids, this play space is the perfect way to spend the day.
1610 Rt 35 South, Orchard Plaza, Suite 3, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
(732) 509-7600

Little Dreamers Play Cafe
Play, shop, eat, and more all in one place. This spot will keep the little ones entertained for hours with tons of imaginative spaces like a grocery store, a construction site, and a cafe. Open play is offered by session, so make sure you check their website for session times.
2903 Rt 138, Wall, NJ 07719
(732) 556-6727

Magic Sky Play
Let your little one’s imagination run wild at this interactive and fun indoor play space. Known as the most magical play space in NJ, kids can learn, play and meet other little ones when they spend the afternoon here. The space features a Fire Truck, Supermarket, Construction Zone, and more.
165 Amboy Rd, Suite 706, Morganville, NJ 07751
(732) 970-6644

Princeton Playspace
From open play to parent support groups and special events, you’ll find options for moms and kids here. Inside the space is a cafe where parents can connect, build friendships, drink coffee, have a healthy snack, and more while the little ones play. Reserve your open play session before heading to the space.
745 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 919-9600

South – Indoor Play Spaces In NJ

Brigantine Community Center and Sports Complex
Inside the Community Center is a wonderful little area for the little ones to run around. Filled with books, slides, pretend play, a ball pit, and more, kids five and under will find lots to do.
265 42nd Street, Brigantine, NJ 08203
(609) 264-7350

Jellybean Jungle
Kids can run and play on different structures, toys, and areas to have fun while parents get a little break. Check out their website for specific hours of play.
230 North Maple Avenue, Marlton, NJ 08053
(856) 596-8889

Peekaboo Playground
Learning through play is the motto of this indoor space. From crawling tunnels and swings to slides and climbing structures, the open space is designed for kids to move around, be active, and use their imagination. There is also a café for parents to sit and relax while their little ones let off some energy.
175 Rt 70, Medford, New Jersey 08055
(609) 257-3841

Which indoor play spaces in NJ will you visit this winter? Let us know!

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