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, check out our guides on indoor mini-golf or trampoline parks. (featured photo taken at Jungle Jim & Jane)

Indoor Play Spaces in North NJ

Catch Air Indoor Playground
There are lots of ways to play here, including glow-in-the-dark play, interactive games, and catching air while jumping until they can’t anymore—kids will have a blast and leave ready for a nap. You can also book a memorable party or host a playdate for your little ones.
Hasbrouck Heights, Jersey City, and Paramus, NJ 

Exceptional Explorers
The first of its kind, this travel-themed, wooden structured play space offers open-ended play, arts and crafts classes, and more for the little ones. Special classes are happening now, including Sensory Science Class, Exceptional Experiments Science Class, and Little Picassos Art Class.
277 Eisenhower Parkway Suite 12-C, Livingston, NJ 07039

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 and birthday parties. Bring them for a fun-filled day.
125 River Dr. S. Jersey City, NJ 07310

If you are looking for interactive indoor/outdoor fun, Huckleberry has dancing, Virtual Reality, climbing, and soft play. This Morris Plain play area also holds children’s parties, summer camps, and open play times. 
2651 Route 10 East, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Hudson’s House of Play
This unique play space is filled with imaginative play that brings kids together. Each area represents a part of the community where littles can pretend, from a bakery and a grocery store to a veterinarian’s clinic and a fire station. 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

This eco-friendly environment has a computerized tracking system that ensures children leave with the correct grown-ups. There is a padded area exclusively for crawling and toddling children. There is a market area, a castle dress-up section, and a giant Lego building for kids. Older kids can play with foam ball shooters, a rock climbing wall, and hand-peddled cars and will love taking a spin on the zip line. 
600 Winters Avenue, Suite B, Paramus, NJ 07652

Kid and Caboodle Play
Let your littles play while parents can relax with a cup of coffee in their cafe. Kids can play with sensory toys, pretend play, Hinoki beads, and play on their three-story soft climbing structure.  
1 Evergreen Place Unit C, Morristown, NJ 07960

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.
250B South Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

Little Brain Lab
Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can play and engage in sensory activities in this playspace. Open play, art, birthday parties, and playgroups are available. 
76 S Orange Ave. ST -04, South Orange, NJ, 07079

Paper Street Play
A diner, a market, an animal hospital, and even a police car welcome your kiddos to Paper Street Play, offering many imaginative play opportunities. The carefully chosen structures allow kids to explore their surroundings and immerse themselves in a space where they can learn about careers and community. 
40 Park Ave. Store 1, Park Ridge, NJ 07656

Play Away Indoor Play Place
Your kids can let loose in a woodland village with costumes and toys to encourage creative play. Classes like Little Learners, open play, and private parties are also available.
151-153 Main Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840

Tagalongs Play Place
Your kiddos can explore a barber shop, firetruck, and a kid-sized cafe at this play space. There are also climbing structures and a trampoline for kids to release all their extra energy.
828 Route 15 South, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Tay + Te Imaginative Play
This indoor play space for ages 0-6 has an Organic Market, Pizza Parlor, and even a miniature-sized Convention Center. In addition to the miniature town, there is a lounge area with a snack and coffee bar for parents. Check out their website for information about open play, private birthday parties, classes, and special events.
240 Pegasus Ave., Northvale, NJ 07647

The Great Story
This spacious indoor playground has two locations, both offering fantastic spots 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
430 Huyler St, South Hackensack, NJ 07606

The R Child
Where else can you find a STEM-accredited program combined with a Learning Center? The R Child offers early age, engineering, and technology classes for kids ages 0-16. They also have a Discovery Center with a cutting-edge STEAM playspace for kids ages 0-14. 
2024 Center Avenue, 2nd floor. Fort Lee, NJ. 07024

Village Tree House
Your kids can literally climb the walls on the Village Tree House rock climbing wall. They also have books, other climbing structures, and imaginary play areas. 
119 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

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

Indoor Play Spaces In Central 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 and then follow along on a learning adventure with projection and arcade games. Come for open play, birthday parties, and private events.
Eastpoint Plaza, 2399 NJ Route 36, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Just Play! Indoor Play Space and Cafe
You can find fun, food, and more at Just Play, which was 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

Little Dreamers Play Cafe
Play, shop, eat, and more all in one place. This spot will entertain the little ones for hours with tons of unique spaces like a grocery store, construction site, and cafe. Little Dreamers offers open play sessions, so check their website for session times.
2903 Rt 138, Wall, NJ 07719

Magic Sky Play
Let the creative juices flow 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 area features a Fire Truck, Supermarket, Construction Zone, and more.
165 Amboy Rd, Suite 707, Morganville, NJ 07751

Mima Create and Play
Your kiddos can take art, music, and craft classes at this play space. Or try their mobile play system, climbing wall, or overhead equipment like hammocks, hanging ladders, and buoy balls.
881 Main St., Suite 14&15, Sayreville, NJ 08872

Slide, bounce, crawl, and dance your way through Playland. Don’t miss their giant slide, and don’t forget your socks. They host birthday parties, too.
Locations at Ocean County Mall, Woodbridge Center Mall, Paramus Park Mall

Princeton Playspace
From open play to parent workshops 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. 
745 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Indoor Play Spaces In South NJ

Brigantine Community Center and Sports Complex
Inside the Community Center is a cute 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

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, Evesham, NJ 08053

My Little Adventures
This learning, play, and party center is for children ages 8 and under. Your kids can climb, slide, or explore different playhouses. There is also a pre-school readiness class available. 
3163 Marne Highway, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Peekaboo Playground
Learning through play is the motto of these indoor spaces. 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
333 Rt. 9, Bayville, NJ 08721

The Village Play Cafe
This learning and play cafe has open play and caregiver-child classes available. Your kids can explore the child-sized village, climb the structure, or step into the princess castle. They also have special events and birthday parties.
17 Watchung Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928

We Rock the Spectrum
This play gym for all kids has an environment that fosters learning, exploration, and safe sensory experiences. Through their nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation, they provide social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum.
110 Black Horse Pike, Suite D3A, Audubon, NJ 08106

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