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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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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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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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PLAY YOUR WAY IS CLOSED PERMANENTLY AS OF APRIL!!!! POST IS HERE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES
A new indoor play place opened up in Riverdale NJ — Play Your Way http://www.playyourwaynj.com/.
Family owned and operated by Mimi Hannon and family, this brightly colored, super clean and fun new spot is sure to keep your infant,
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Sheila and I visited the BRAND NEW Kidz Village location in Woodbridge on a hot sunny day in June.
It’s GORGEOUS! You can find them at 507 King Georges Road, Woodbridge, NJ. Call 732-826-8577 for the latest information or visit them at www.kidzvillage.com. They have a location in Kenilworth
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CLOSED!!! THERE’s A NEW LOCATION IN MILLSTONE, NJ THAT GOES TO WEBSITE. THIS POST IS HERE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES!
Junglerrrific located on 2226 Route 9 South, Howell NJ was recommended to us a while back by a fan on our facebook page. We received more positive feedback, and had to take a look for
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271 Livingston St., Northvale NJ in Strip Mall.
******THIS LOCATION IS CLOSED! AS OF AUGUST 2010-*******
So sad to see it go…
Huge Jungle Gym for the older kids including ball-shooter on 2 levels. 3 and under toddler area in separate section with ball pit and smaller jungle gym. Snack area, and also
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Wiggles and Giggles is now closed!
Although the toddler area is closed, Funplex is still open and active. Check out our latest review on this great play place in East Hanover!
Have you checked out all our other indoor play areas? We have included a map of all NJ indoor playgrounds, NJ children museums, even
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204 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, New Jersey 07004. Tel 973-808-1700 website: http://www.jumpnasiumparty.com/
Open Jump Schedule
** RARE Open Jumps are 40 minutes in stadium A and then 30 minutes in stadium B**
*All other Open Jumps are 55 minutes in Stadium B followed by 55 minutes in stadium B
Reservations are required as
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400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ. $9.75/admission. Free internet access (wireless)!
Jungle gym area, with rocking chairs along wall to soothe your newborns, or cranky children 🙂
This indoor place has arcades and a toddler area (not fenced)
Kids had a great time here, we’ll visit again! Make sure you support your local school/organization if
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**UNFORTUNATELY, THE COMMUNITY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM IN DOVER NJ HAS CLOSED PERMANENTLY** **INFORMATION BELOW IS ONLY FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES** 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
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535 N. Route 73 West Berlin, NJ 08091
EDIT: Originally we posted only mommypoppins review on Sahara Sams, but we finally visited and enjoyed it. My five year old did not want to leave! My four year old hates the water so we spent some time in the arcade, this multiple children with their
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452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ. The Trailside Nature and Science Center is a hidden gem, free to everyone, located in Watchung Reservation, Trailside is a three level nature center with a Discovery Room in the lower level (where we took most of our pictures). I highly recommend visiting, as well as picking up literature
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Update 10/3/2013: They have not revived this program again.. I wish they would, my boys loved this when they were little. 🙂
14 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ. AS OF 9/1/2009- WE HAVE NEWS! TODDLER OPEN PLAY WILL START ON NOVEMBER 3rd, click here for schedule! Thanks to a YBM mom who suggested this place,
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350 US Route 46 East, Rockaway NJ.
AS OF MAY 2015, GIGGLES PLAYSTATION IS CLOSED!!! This review is for historical purposes only….
Somehow my GPS didn’t do a good job finding this place, so we called for assistance. Here is their website for help in directions: Giggles Playstation- Birthday Parties Galore (It is
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2 Changebridge Road, Bldg E, Montville, NJ. Love this place, if I lived closer would go more often. I am not a photographer, so excuse the bad photostitching but even my poor attempt shows what an open area it is, and how ideal it is for parents whose children outnumber them. I brought my 2
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POST WILL BE UPDATED SHORTLY- RELOCATED TO EATONTOWN!
LINK TO NEW POST HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY
111 Highway 35 South, Cliffwood, New Jersey. After looking at their website, it looks huge, and definitely we will put it on our list. Enough space to have a few rides including a train, bumper cars, carousel and
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400 Fairfield Road. Fairfield, NJ. Personally I have not visited this place, but got a recommendation from EEEPNJ from city-data. From the virtual tour on the website I can see my kids having a great time in this place.
according to website as of 11/30/08- Price: $9.75/child; $1.25/adult
See website for virtual tours and details
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310 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ. UPDATE: This place is now closed. The owner has changed it to a new place for teens. Sad to see it go, good luck Bill!
“Too bad Incredi-bills closed, but make sure you check out all our other indoor play areas! We have included a map of all NJ
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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
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IMAGINE THAT!!! is located on 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park; Open 7 days a week, 10:00am to 5:30pm Visit www.imaginethatmuseum.com for more information or call +1-973-966-8000
Imagine That!!! is one of our favorite places to go. They have 50 plus exhibits in a clean, safe indoor environment with only one way in or out
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**WAS JUST INFORMED KID JUNCTION IS CLOSED 7/4/2013** ** VERY SAD, WILL UPDATE IF I HAVE ANY DETAILS IF THIS IS TEMPORARY, RELOCATION or PERMANENT** *HISTORICAL INFO BELOW*
3322 Route 22 West, Building 12, Branchburg, NJ. It’s already November, and I admit I’m slacking on the indoor playground ideas, especially since it takes a little
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651 Kapkowski Rd, Elizabeth, NJ 07201. www.jerseygardens.com In a bad economic time this indoor mall of outlets is doing fantastic. I was happy to meet with Denise Palazzo, General Manager of Jersey Gardens. I will be sure to do some of my Christmas shopping here, since many of the stores are outlets, you can get
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Editor’s Note (10/30/2011) Received update on Tiny Town many thanks to Gramma Kaye-
Carousel and Train rides are now $3.00 each. Adult rides free if child does not meet height requirement. We had a blast at the play area last week. Note to visitors – no shoes allowed in play area and equipment
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