NJ Indoor Playgrounds
WELCOME TO OUR INDOOR SECTION!
Rainy Day? Do your kids need somewhere to run around and burn off some steam? From Bounce U and big franchises to independent play centers in NJ, we want to cover them all. We are spending time this summer in cleaning up our outdated list of nj indoor places to play but need your help.
If we are missing your favorite place, comment below and we will review them and add them as needed!
Browse the areas of indoor places to play by using the accordion style menu below.
Are we missing your favorite playplace? Let us know by commenting below! We are going to be adding to this list so bear with us while we include more great places to play!
Monmouth & Ocean
Burlington, Mercer & Camden
Let’s face it, we’d love to take our kids to great playspaces everyday, but that can get expensive, especially in NJ. Besides our Free Places to Play listings, I’ve found that there are great places to go (or join) without having to spend any money.
- Libraries- Check them out, some have great areas for kids to do puzzles and computer games geared toward ages 3-6. Ours in Springfield has a great storytime. They also have resources to publications geared for local family activities (Kids guide, ____county family guide, flyers, etc.). I’ve heard very positive reviews for the library in Chatham as well.
- Malls- I recently visited a very family-friendly mall, Woodbridge Center a (Woodbridge, Middlesex County) and will be posting details soon. Other malls that have indoor play areas include: Garden State Plaza (by the Old Navy) (Paramus in Bergen County) Livingston Mall (by Sears) (Livingston in Essex County)
- Barnes & Nobles– Very kid-friendly. Barnes and Noble (Paramus, NJ) (thanks ira from city-data) and in Clark, NJ both have train tables for kids to play with. Definitely recommended! Menlo Park, Edison, NJ also has a train table (thanks Bob K. from city-data). Rumor has it that Riverside Square Mall does not have it anymore.
- Restaurants/Cafes- Well, not necessarily free, but some are kid-friendly, I’ll need your help to find some of these. A very popular one I had visited had closed recently in South Orange. Yeah I know, completely useless bullet point. Help a momma out, share your favorite cafe to hang out with the kids, I’m beginning to think they don’t exist in NJ.
- McDonalds Playlands– McDonalds no longer has playlands- if I am wrong please let me know.
- Gym-Ok really not free, but once you join, many of these places have babysitting and the kids can enjoy a change of pace. For example, I go to Connection in Summit (sorta like a YMCA). I volunteer and am a member at the gym, the babysitting there is friendly and will even hang out there for a little bit, using their playground outside their area.
Comment below if you have a new place to share, we will add it to our map! for historical context you can actually see comments from 2011 when we first started, and warning for our veterans, it might give some nostalgia.Thanks for checking us out. If you have an indoor place we haven’t covered let us know!!!