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 all over the state that’s open no matter what 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)
This retail and entertainment mecca is the place to go when looking for indoor entertainment for kids in NJ. You can spend days here hopping from one experience to the next. Check out Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, DreamWorks Water Park, Legoland Discovery Center, Sea Life aquarium, indoor-themed mini-golf, Mirror Maze, and Tilt (a 3D street chalk museum). And for those who love winter sports, you can ski down Big Snow, the only indoor mountain in North America, or glide on the NHL regulation rink—both are open all year round.
1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford 07073
Watch knights battle it out to earn the right to protect the kingdom’s throne while you enjoy a medieval feast. 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
Visitors to this hotspot can jump on an amusement ride like the Dizzy Dragon, play arcade and boardwalk games, as well as challenge friends on the IPA Speedway, laser tag, TopGolf Swing, virtual bowling, and more.
110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
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. And for tweens and teens that 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 – (973) 428-1166
3320-24 NJ-28, Mt. Laurel Township, NJ 08054 – (856) 273-9666
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 – (973) 435-9244
274 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 – (973) 435-9800
200 Premium Outlets Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012 (856) 302-4930
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 (201) 212-6454
1600 Saint George Ave., Avenel, NJ 07001 – (732) 640-8847
396 Ryders Lane, Milltown, NJ 08850 (732) 286-1994
1256 Indian Head Road, Toms River, NJ 08755 – (732) 659-9060
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 – (201) 574-1800
61 International Drive South, Unit ANCB, Mt. Olive, NJ 07828 – (973) 527-7000
60 Chapin Road, Pine Brook, NJ 07058 – (973) 396-4001
25 US-22, Springfield, NJ 07081 – (973) 671-5100
600 Hadley Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 – (908) 756-5867
17 Quakerbridge Plaza, Unit B, Hamilton Township, NJ 08612 – (609) 587-5867
2355 NJ-66, Ocean Township, NJ 07712 – (732) 200-4344
1001 New Hampshire Ave., Suite A, Lakewood, NJ 08701 – (609) 398-4759
2834 NJ-73, Maple Shade, NJ 08052 (856) 395-9500
There is no shortage of indoor fun at Humdingers. You 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 too.
64 E Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
Which indoor entertainment places for kids in NJ are you planning to hit? Let us know!
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