Update 2018 Spring trip to Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester

Editor’s Note: Spring is FINALLY in the air, and while we love our outdoor playgrounds, we also are fans of rainy day ideas/indoor places to play. Karen and her crew went to visit Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester NY.

Karen’s highlights: LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710 The Ultimate Indoor

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Imagine That!!! A Discovery Museum for Children, Florham Park, NJ

Editor’s Note: We sent Karin and her friend to review Imagine That! She had a great time and shares a bunch of great pictures of this 16,000 sq. ft space. Imagine That was completely renovated, the only big item that remains is the Fire Truck, most of the rest is all new!


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KidzZone, Green Brook NJ

Editor’s Note: Another Guest Post from Karin! She visited the newest indoor place to play in Somerset County this past July! Check out her great pics!

From their Facebook Page”KidzZone Indoor Playground provides a safe, clean and exciting environment for kids ages up to 12 years old. We offer open play, birthday parties and special

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Kidoolo, Springfield NJ

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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Ticklez, Budd Lake NJ

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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Tagalongs, Lake Hopatcong NJ

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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Branchburg Sports Complex, Branchburg NJ

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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Gravity Vault, Chatham NJ

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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Funtime America- Eatontown NJ

Update: Â We visited back in November and have our review!!! Editor’s Note: We are woefully late in posting about this indoor amusement park, and thankfully Fran from Funtime America shared some photos prior to us going there. This is informational purposes only and not a review. We will go there shortly!

Directions & Address:

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Kalahari Resorts, Poconos PA

Kalahari Resorts, Poconos PA

Hi Readers! Long time no write. Gotta say, our Kalahari trip was so much fun! We recently went to Kalahari Resorts ona Groupon with 5 other families.

Hotel Check In

The day you check in, you can start using the water park at noon. They will email or text you when

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Urban Jungle Play, Hoboken NJ

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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Coco Beans Play Cafe, Tinton Falls, NJ

One of our facebook fans, Lauren, mentioned this place. Â We have not reviewed it yet, but from what we can tell it looks REALLY FUN!!! Location: 70 Apple St Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 Hours: Check their website HERE as they vary

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IKEA as an Indoor Place to Play (Elizabeth, NJ)

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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Crayola Experience, Easton, PA

Crayons at Crayola

Just follow the crayons!


Phone: 610.515.8000 Email:Â eastonexperience@crayola.com


GPS Address: Crayola Experience 30 Centre Square Easton, PA 18042


Special discount offer for NJ Playgrounds fan. Use code “njplay” at check out tickets.crayolaexperience.com and receive $3 off every ticket! Tickets regularly $17.99 per child/adult will be just $14.99 each.

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Rebounderz, Edison NJ

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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Favorite NJ Spots: Dunellen Movie Theater

View from Balcony at Dunellen Cinema Cafe

We are always on the lookout for a new unique place to go. Â Wanted to share this special spot with all our readers and fans :)Â

Update: 1/3/2017- 1/5/2017 (one showing at 5pm for Sing Movie) see details here

Do you have a special

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SPRING 2017 Deals are Here- NJ Indoor Places to Play Coupons!

Hey NJ Playground Readers!!! Indoor/Outdoor Places to Have Fun…

Latest Winter Deals are Here!

We have some new places that we are featuring this month. Great deals for NJ indoor places to play, and NJ playspaces.

“NJ Playgrounds is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to

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Fabulous Fun in NJ’s Winter Season

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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Coupon Page Feb 2014 Nj Places to Play

February is over, thank God! Let’s hope it gets warmer, and while you defrost, check out our March deals here

NJ Roundup: Where to take kids to play and eat

We asked our Facebook fans to tell us their favorite place to go to grab a bite to eat AND play at the same time. We got such a huge response that we couldn’t resist writing it up! Below is a wrap up of what’s hot, some direct comments from our fans, and more. We’re

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Be Craftful, Fanwood NJ


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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Pump It Up, Roselle Park NJ

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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World of Wings, Teaneck NJ

 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

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iPlay America, Freehold, NJ

Hi NJ Playground Parents! Just wanted to share this great place with you. It is an “unofficial review” as we were not able to coordinate an official visit with iPlay America. For this visit we brought our whole family, boys age 7 and 6, and my 3-year-old daughter. Our pictures did not come out great

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Hurricane Sandy- What’s Opened for the Kids in NJ this weekend Nov 3 & 4th

The New Jungle Gym in Hamilton NJ (Kid Netic)


Editor’s Note: My awesome in-laws have allowed us to stay with them during this power outage, so I’m happy to at least contribute some information about what’s opened in NJ during this Hurricane Sandy Aftermath. I

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Kid Netic, Hamilton NJ

PERMANENTLY CLOSED this post is for historical purposes only. We are sad that Kid Netic has closed, but they do have a location in Montville, NJ, if you are interested. Here is our review for Kidnetic-Montville.

Hey Mercer County moms, we’re finally getting to check out some great places in the area!

Today we

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Screamin Parties, Springfield NJ

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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Kidnetic Coupon Page

NEW OWNER- Coupons coming soon!

Chuckle-time, Andover NJ

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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Coupon Page- Kidz Village

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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