Editor’s Note: So excited to share with our readers a new play place reviewed by our newest roving reporters, Beth and Karin! Kidoolo is centrally located in Springfield NJ, and Trish, the owner, gave us the scoop! Kidoolo has open play, and you can also opt for laser tag and video games! Mark your calendars!
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Editor’s Note: Greetings NJ Indoor Place to Play Parents and Friends! We have a new sister duo, reviewing our play places, Beth and Karin! They ventured off with their kids to see a place that JUST OPENED (Oct 2016)! Check out their pictures and review!!!
Location: 61 International Drive South, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
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Located on 828 Route 15 South (2nd Floor) in Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Tagalongs is one of the newest indoor places in Northern NJ that is a MUST SEE. Carrie, the owner, a therapist was inspired by her friend’s son to create a safe and fun place that would benefit all kids, including ones with sensory
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Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Kim from BSC (Branchburg Sports Complex) for allowing us to visit and explore the BSC Play Maze. We had a great time. Check out all our pictures and video below. This place is a perfect spot to have a playdate, meetup or if it’s rainy and you have restless kiddos.
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40 Watchung Avenue, Chatham, NJ
Sunday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM Tuesday 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM Wednesday 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM Thursday 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM Friday 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
If you are looking
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Cathie from Urban Jungle Play reached out to us this past weekend about her new place. We look forward to checking it out, but before we do a formal review we thought we’d share a sneak peek and give you some of the information.
Update: Thanks to Karin and friends we got a guest post!
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Editor’s Note: Oh hi! It’s Sheila, hope you are doing well this winter. I know I know I’ve not updated the site in a while, I’ve started other projects, and my love of playgrounds and places to play had to take a back seat in priorities, but I’m happy to write this quick write up.
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After hearing from friends about a sea of trampolines residing in Edison NJ, we couldn’t resist a trip with the family this past rainy Sunday afternoon. Rebounderz located on 76 Carter Drive in Edison NJ is best described as an indoor trampoline arena open everyday but on weekends it is geared to ages 5 and
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In late January, we asked our close to 4000 Facebook fans to tell us their favorite places to visit and things to do during Presidents Day Weekend and we got an overwhelming response full of local hot spots, fun and inexpensive indoor ideas and fabulous places not too far away. Below is a wrap up of all the great suggestions plus some ideas of our own. See what’s hot when the weather’s not!
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NO LONGER HAS STOREFRONT!!! BE CRAFTFUL IS NOW MOBILE!!! THIS POST IS HERE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES, PLEASE VISIT SITE HTTP://WWW.BECRAFTFUL.COM FOR MORE INFO. WE WILL MISS THE FANWOOD LOCATION!
Editor’s Note: This winter we are focusing on new indoor places to play and create! Our first crafty pick is Be Craftful, owned by Amy Bohoff,
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Editor’s Note: Hi friends, Sheila here, back with another indoor place to play. We arranged a trip with friends to visit Pump It Up in Roselle Park (158 Westfield Ave. East, Roselle Park NJ). Check out their event calendar here! Since it was a spontaneous trip we will label this as our “unofficial” review. Our
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Editor’s Note: Hello! We are honored to have a guest post from Bergen County’s MiraBest creator, Mira Park! I’ve known Mira since we both started our respective websites and she has been a blessing to many moms over in North Jersey looking for things to do. Make sure you keep up with her over
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275 Route 22, Springfield NJ. Howie Abraham, owner of Screamin Parties, was inspired by his special needs son to provide a great safe place for all children to play and have fun. His efforts have now resulted in 3 great indoor spots, including one in my neighborhood in Springfield, (Union County) NJ. Screamin Parties hosts
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NEW OWNER- Coupons coming soon!
UPDATE: 2/16/2015- Chuckle Time is now closed, this post is here for historical purposes. If you are interested in reaching out to the owners before they leave to say thanks or purchase equipment, check out their final message here- http://www.chuckle-time.com/
We had the opportunity to visit a brand new indoor place to play.. Chuckle
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March 2016- Kidz Village Coupon- Kenilworth
$27.50 For 5 All-Day Play Passes (Reg. $54.95)
<p>Before the invention of indoor playgrounds, parents could be seen around town commiserating the loss of their living rooms to make-believe forts and fretting about family dogs being used as transportation between the “Time Out Couch” and their favorite former armchairs,
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Snowy days have not been great on my updating timeliness! Want to know where the latest maple sugaring events are happening what’s left of February 2014 and March? Here are a few links to some great nature/environmental centers:
Tenafly Nature Center Maple Sugaring- LINK here to register ($5/Member $10/Non-members (Children under
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Essex Environmental Center is located on 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ.
From their website: ” The Essex County Environmental Center is located in the western section of Essex County at West Essex Park. West Essex Park is 1,360 acres of wetlands preserve which remains almost entirely undeveloped. It stretches along six miles of the
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Liberty Science Center is located on 222 Jersey City Boulevard Jersey City, (GPS users may need to use old address 251 Phillip St. to get there).
Click here for our newest post Dec/2015
For driving directions, check out their website here.
We recently visited this place with some friends with our young ones, ages
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***UPDATE****- Cutie Patooties has closed its doors at their current location, however to find out where they will reopen, check out their still active facebook page here. (You can also show your support too, it was a great space):
From Dec, 2012: “Cutie Patooties Play Space: We have not found a permanent location yet,
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Located on Diamond Spring Road in downtown Denville, Power Play Gaming is the next generation of video arcade and entertainment centers.
Inside you’ll find an array of flat screen TVs and leather gaming chairs with surround sound speakers built into the backs and arms. Every game imaginable for the Wii, Playstation and Xbox systems is
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PERMANENTLY CLOSED!!! THIS POST IS HERE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES!!! Camp Iliff in Newton is still around but only for CHILD CARE!!!
During a recent trip to the Rockaway Mall, Eddie and I decided to check out the new Camp Iliff indoor playground and play place which is right next to JC Penney and the
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Please note Monkeydoodles is permanently closed. Thanks to the owner for all the fun we had there!!!! For historical purposes we left the review below
Monkeydoodles Playroom is a brightly colored and spotless brand spanking new (as of Jan 2012) play place dedicated exclusively to children up to 5 years old at 832 Route 15S
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Editor’s Note: We are ecstatic to start off 2012, with our NJ indoor playground tour! We had an awesome time at Clown Around, check out our review below. If you know of a great place to play in Morris County and it hasn’t been listed, comment on our NJ Playgrounds facebook page here!
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The Funplex is an amazing indoor (and outdoor) amusement center with a little something for everyone. The center in East Hanover features a large arcade with skill-based full redemption games and win to play games for the younger kids. There are also indoor “rides” like a 4D movie theater (must be 40″ or taller) two sets of bumper cars (one for those at least 36″ tall and one for those 42″ and taller) and “Free Fall” (38″ with adult, 42″ solo. ) They also have Go-Karts, a Foam Frenzy, Magic Quest and indoor Lazer Tag! Not to mention a great outdoor pool and coming soon… the “Splashplex” an outdoor water park!
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The Morris Museum is a great spot to visit with family and friends on any given day or especially when the museum is hosting one of their special events. It is home to the Bickford Theatre which offers a children’s theatre series and hosts the Brightest Star School of Performing Arts. The museum is conveniently located at 6 Normandy Heights Road which is just off of Routes 24 and 287. The main phone number is 973.971.3700. They are open Wed thru Sunday and admission is $10 per adult and $7 per child and they also offer an affordable family membership. For information on their current exhibitions, hours, admission, membership, special events, theatre schedule and special programs like camps and birthday parties visit their website. The museum also has a great little gift shop with unique items and specialty books. There are several permanent exhibits at the museum that will appeal to kids of all ages. On the main floor you will learn all about rocks and minerals and mammals. Beware of the big bear in the mammal exhibit! You can also plan to spend a good amount of time in the Musical Machines & Living Dolls exhibition as little ones strive to create their own music and experience musical machines and mechanical dolls and toys from long ago.
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Sheila and I (and Eddie!) just visited a brand new and incredibly unique place to play! It’s in Butler, NJ on Route 23 just off Route 287. Their phone is 973-850-6366 , e-mail is email@example.com and you can find them at 1510 Route 23 North in Butler, NJ 07405. Visit their website here. Called the “Glow House” this indoor play and birthday party venue literally glows. The entire facility is lit with black light and most of the furniture, toys, murals, play things and items worn by the staff are black light reactive and GLOW! Eddie had SO much fun playing freeze dance and glow in the dark basketball, painting and doing glow in the dark puzzles.
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When your kids (and maybe even you too!) need a place to burn off restless energy or are looking for some good healthy indoor fun, check out Jump On In in Boonton NJ. This facility is just a few years old and impeccably maintained. There are two rooms with fun inflatables. The first room has basketball, a cool horizontal ladder climb, a traditional bounce house, big slide and a double maze with their own fun slides. The second room has another maze with tunnels and slides that is geared more towards the younger kids, a very large basketball arena, t-ball, volleyball, air hockey and foosball.
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Editor’s Note: Thanks to Birgit for sending me the latest information on this place. I did not realize that they held an open swim for non-members! That’s pretty neat especially during the winter time 🙂
The Connection for Women and Families located on 79 Maple Street in Summit NJ, holds open gym/open swim for
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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/secaucus-nj
See a great video of
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