Indoor Entertainment For Kids in NJ: The Best Spots For Unlimited Fun


Whether your kids like to ride roller coasters, cheer on knights jousting, play arcade games, or jump on a giant trampoline, there’s a ton of fun to find up and down the state, no matter the weather. Scroll down for the top indoor entertainment for kids in NJ, and for more inside fun, especially for littles, check out our guide to indoor play spaces, too. (featured photo credit: iPlay America)

American Dream
This retail and entertainment mecca is the place for indoor entertainment for kids in NJ. You can spend days here hopping from one experience to the next with attractions that include Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, DreamWorks Water Park, Legoland Discovery Center, Sea Life aquarium, indoor-themed mini-golf, Mirror Maze, and Activate, a venue of high-stakes interactive challenge games. And for those who love winter sports, you can have snow day fun at Big Snow, the only indoor ski mountain in North America, or glide on the NHL regulation rink—both are open all year round.
1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford 07073

Medieval Times
Watch knights battle it out to earn the right to protect the kingdom’s throne while feasting at a long medieval table. The show also includes a performance from horses, a soaring falcon, and, of course, the crowning of a winner. Parent perk—there is a bar with cocktails in souvenir cups.
149 Polito Ave., Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

iPlay America
Visitors to this hotspot can jump on an amusement ride like the Dizzy Dragon, play arcade and boardwalk games, and challenge friends on the IPA Speedway, laser tag, TopGolf Swing, virtual bowling, and more.
110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728

The Funplex
This all-in-one entertainment indoor (and outdoor) park has an arcade, bowling, bumper cars, amusement rides, a two-story foam ball play area, laser tag, and go-karts. For tweens and teens who like adventure, the Warrior Course obstacle course, Hologate virtual reality experience, and the XD Dark Ride (a 4D interactive ride) will keep them occupied for hours.
182 NJ-10, East Hanover, NJ 07936 
3320-24 NJ-28, Mt. Laurel Township, NJ 08054 

Dave and Buster’s
Load up a Power Card and start playing—this arcade experience is like bringing the boardwalk indoors. Earn points for playing games and cash them in for prizes. Parents of older kids can relax at the bar to grab a drink and tasty apps and enjoy the game.
310 Willowbrook Mall, Wayne, NJ 07470
274 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 
200 Premium Outlets Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012 

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
You know this place must be fun if there are multiple locations throughout the state. Kids can race around a go-kart track, experience freefalling with indoor skydiving, dangle from the ceiling with Sky Rider, try rock climbing, laser tag, bowling, a ropes course, a “ninja warrior” obstacle course, a tubes playground, mini-golf, bumper cars, dodgeball, and plenty of trampolines to catch some air.
69 Wesley St., South Hackensack, NJ 07606
1600 Saint George Ave., Avenel, NJ 07001 
396 Ryders Lane, Milltown, NJ 08850
1256 Indian Head Road, Toms River, NJ 08755 
611 Berlin – Cross Keys Road Suite 601, Sicklerville, NJ 08081 (Coming Soon)

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
With 9 locations, there’s plenty of indoor entertainment for kids in NJ here. All ages will be jumping for joy with a Foam Zone, SkySlam area to dunk some basketballs, dodgeball games, jousting battle area, sky ladder, and more. Bonus—there is a designated area for toddlers.
80 Commerce Drive, Allendale, NJ 07401 
61 International Drive South, Unit ANCB, Mt. Olive, NJ 07828
60 Chapin Road, Pine Brook, NJ 07058 
25 US-22, Springfield, NJ 07081 
600 Hadley Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
17 Quakerbridge Plaza, Unit B, Hamilton Township, NJ 08612 
2355 NJ-66, Ocean Township, NJ 07712
1001 New Hampshire Ave., Suite A, Lakewood, NJ 08701
2834 NJ-73, Maple Shade, NJ 08052 

Spend a rainy day at Humdingers, where kids can be entertained for hours. They can bat at different speeds in the batting cages (don’t miss the pro dugout seating), be a kingpin at Spark Bowl, an interactive lit-up game that lets you customize your alley, or play games and win prizes at their new Prize Center. There are also party, company, and fundraising packages available.
64 E Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

Which indoor entertainment places for kids in NJ are you planning to hit? 

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Laura, born and raised in New Jersey, is a mom to a 4-year-old daughter, with a baby boy on the way in July. She has been a writer and editor for 18 years and currently works for The Elisabeth Morrow School, an independent day school in Englewood. She and her family enjoy spending summers in Ocean City, attending sporting events at MetLife Stadium and the Prudential Center, and visiting the amazing wineries in our wonderful Garden State. Laura also loves dancing around her house with her daughter and binging TV shows. Need a suggestion of something to watch? Just ask her.