Sheila and I and my three kids enjoyed a great afternoon with owner Henry Lee at his new Secaucus location of Pump it Up. Located at 301 Penhorn Avenue in Unit #5 in Secaucus, NJ 07094. You can reach them at (201) 865-JUMP (5867) or find more information online http://www.pumpitupparty.com/
See a great video of Secaucus Day Camp at Pump It Up by Flanagan Productions
Everything is sparkling new and uber clean at this convenient location near the Meadowlands. It’s just off the Turnpike or Routes 1/9 and really easy to get to.
The kids watched a safety video first that set the ground rules for fun but safe play and the we headed into the 1st of two arenas.
The 1st arena had an obstacle course where two kids can race against each other. The course has climbing and slides. There’s also an inflatable called the “Octagon Extreme” which can host soccer, basketball and even a jousting match but also act as a regular bounce house.
The “Top Dog” in this arena though is an inflatable I’ve never seen before. It has a steep slope covered in “flags” attached by Velcro and the object is to run up the slope as fast as you can and grab flags that are arranged in 7 or 8 rows or levels. You can then race back up and re-attach them. The kids though this was a scream. Watch the video!
After a half hour of squeals and jumps in the 1st arena we headed into the 2nd room. Here a super fast slide with a jump on the end is the King attraction. There are even little bags to slide down in. Watch the video below!
There’s also another large inflatable that has a climbing wall and two slides and basketball. My sons (and my daughter) enjoyed the t-ball too and took a lot of time trying to hit a home run. It’s tricky since the ball is pushed into the air before you hit it. The room is completed by an air hockey game.
Before we left, Henry Lee put on the “glow” effect for us which was super super cool. Basically, he turns off the lights and pumps up the music and the room becomes a laser light show of sorts. Many things, including the carpet, take on a glow intensified by the black lights in the room and there are colored lights that dance around. This would be amazing for a birthday party, especially with slightly older kids.
This location offers regular “Pop In Playtime” – see their calendar for the current schedule.
The cost is $10 per child and socks and a waiver are required. All kids must be at least 34” to use the inflatables. Parents play for free.
Birthday parties, fundraisers, scout badges and even corporate events are also available. See their website or facebook page
for more info.
Have you checked out all our other indoor play areas? We have included a map of all NJ indoor playgrounds, NJ children museums, even mcdonalds playlands and chuck e. cheeses in NJ and all your recommendations in one page. Check it out!