We love the North Jersey Moms Meetup Group and they were kind enough to allow us to Publish their list of the North Jersey Indoor Playspaces for 2014. The list below is mostly theirs – we edited a few things – but cannot thank them enough for all their work, for being willing to share with our readers and for being supporters of Playground Talk!
We called to verify all the information below but highly suggest you call these places before you go just in case anything has changed. Surprises with young children is never smooth 🙂 Two things that change often are both the cost and the open play time schedule. One tip is to bring socks – almost every play area requires both parents and children to wear socks on their equipment. Finally, any opinions in the following list are not those of Playground Talk. Anyhow, here you go – enjoy!
Barnes and Noble, Hackensack (Riverside Square Mall) & Paramus
Nice train area and weekly storytimes. http://www.bn.com.
The Barnes and Noble in Paramus has a cute Lego table which kids enjoy and the coffee shop here is larger than the Riverside Square Mall one. Both have train tables.
WOW (World of Wings), Teaneck
Address: 1775 Windsor Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: (201) 833-4650
Cost: Adults: $16 Children 2-11: $11 Discount for teachers and $2 off coupon on their website. A 30% discount is applied to general admission and the bounce house on Wednesday and Thursday.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm. 1st floor open Wednesday to Sunday, and 2nd floor will open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Must be 36 in tall to use Bounce room and MUST wear socks (extra fee of $5 per child for Bounce area and $3 for Scooters)
Great upstairs soft play area perfect for the five and under crowd. It has a ball pit, climbing wall. Downstairs there is a very nice butterfly atrium. There also are a number of other small animals you can see when you enter. Also please call ahead to make sure certain areas are open since their schedules sometimes change.
The Big Playhouse Westwood
Address: 316B Kinderkamack Road, Westwood NJ 07675
Phone: (855) 3430-7529
Cost: Varies, but ranges from $12-$18. There are certain deals based upon the time you arrive or if you become a member.
Great imaginative play area. Kept immaculately clean, run by former pre-school teachers. Has different rooms where kids can play doctor, take care of babies, and do a number of other fun things.
New Jersey Children’s Museum, Paramus
Address: 599 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652
Cost: $9.99 plus tax for adults and $11.99 + tax for each child. Babies under one are free.
Nice indoor area with a lot of play stations, including a fire truck, kitchen, doll area, block and train area. A little dated but nice.
Open Play: Monday CLOSED; Tues to Friday: 10am-5:00pm; Sat/Sun: 10am to 6pm. http://www.njcm.com/
Chuck E. Cheese, Paramus/North Bergen
Address: 275 New Jersey 4, Paramus, NJ 07652
Address: 8101 Tonnelle Ave, North Bergen, NJ 07047
Cost: Varies but pretty reasonable. It has video games, rides, and a small climbing structure. Opens at 10:00am. Great place to go during the week because it’s not too crowded. There is covered parking at North Bergen Location. Decent pizza & salad bar. https://www.chuckecheese.com
Address: 400 Fairfield Rd # 1, Fairfield, NJ 07004-1945 Fairfield, NJ
Phone: (973) 882-9777
Cost: $9.99 + tax. One Parent: $3 + tax. Open play, food on premises to purchase, has climbing equipment, games, and a little kitchen. REGULAR HOURS. Sun 11 – 6. Monday- CLOSED Tues – Fri. 11 – 6. Sat 10-6. Does Parties.Open on Holiday Mondays.
SOCKS ARE REQUIRED!
Garden State Plaza Mall, Paramus
NOTE: The old play area by Uniqlo is gone now and there is ONLY the newer one by the food court near the garage and movie theater. The newer one is very nice and has a cute underwater theme. Recommended ages 5ish and under.
Address: 100 Ikea Dr, Paramus, NJ 07652
They have two areas. One near the cafeteria on the 3rd floor that is nice. There is also a drop off on the first floor: Smalland (kids have to be potty- trained & between 37in to 54in tall for drop-off play) Great place to grab an inexpensive lunch. http://www.ikea.com
J.W. Tumbles, Hillsdale
Address: 321 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Phone: (201) 453-3010
Cost: $10 nonmembers; $5 members; FREE for enrolled students
They do parties and have exercise type gym classes. They sometimes also have open playtime for non-members.
Check website for weekend open play times.
Address: 2 Changebridge Rd, Montville, NJ 07045
Phone: (973) 331-900
Cost: $11 for the first child & $9 for siblings
Mon-Thu: 9:30am-5:30pm, Friday: 9:30am-8:00pm
Sat: Closed for Private Parties Sun: 9:00-11:30am
Indoor play area with a 3-level play structure. There are lots of huge foam blocks. This is by far my favorite indoor play space. The price is good; it can entertain kids for hours. You can bring your own food and they offer inexpensive food there if you want. Offers parties and cooking, art, exercise classes. http://kidneticnj.com
SOCKS ARE MANDATORY!
Address: 1202 Shipyard Ln, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 377-5495
Address: 20 Grand Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631
Offers a variety of classed for children 0-6. Also sometimes offers open play (they have a small gym area) at a rate of $12 check website for times. http://www.kidville.com/englewood
Paramus Park Mall, Paramus
Phone: (201) 760-8767
Very cute soft play area perfect for toddlers.
Park ‘n’ Play Ramsey
Address: 15 Shuart Lane, Ramsey NJ
Phone: (201) 760-8767
Membership $225; For those joining after January 1, 2014: $100.
Unlimited use from November-April. This year they’re closing early due to low membership. Nice indoor play area (located in a church basement) with tons of toys. Best for kids under five, great for sibling and meeting other parents.
9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Thursday
Address: 491 South Dean St. Englewood, NJ 07631
Glow in the Dark Bowling, laser tag, Video Games. Open play is available from Thurs. to Sun., however CALL AHEAD to see if they are open as they close for private parties.
Open Play Times: Thurs & Fri, 4 to 6pm; Sat & Sun: 11am to 7pm.
No admission fee however, each activity has a separate price: Paintball $10 (12yrs & up); laser tag $8 (7yrs & up); bowling $5; train ride $2; Space ship $5 (2 to 8yrs).
Best for older kids 6 or so and up.
Bounce and Jump Places
Bounce U, Paramus
Address: 70 Eisenhower Dr, Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 843-5880
Cost: $11.72 they offer pre-school bounce in the mornings from 10-11:30 normally kids 4ish and under attend. On certain afternoons they offer older kid bounce sessions. You can reserve online. Best for kids who are good walkers, parents can climb on the equipment with their kids. Offers parties and summer camp. There is some equipment here though that is best suited for 5 & up kids. They also sometimes have cosmic bounce Ssessions.
Screamin’ Parties (Bounce Place)
Address: 651 Route 17 South • Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 444-8883
Cost: $13 per child
Open bounce sessions vary call to confirm. It has some slides, but it also has a free air hockey table, a floor that has a movie on it that kids run around on (very cute), and some nice slides but not so crazy that most kids 7ish and under can’t do them. It also has scooters.
Address: 3 North Street, Waldwick, NJ 07463
Phone: (201) 857-4000
Open Bounce Sessions vary. Best for kids at least walking. Big slides, and a nice climbing structure. There also are really nice comfy chairs for parents to sit on while kids play. The space is very open so you also don’t feel cramped.
Kids U Paramus
Address: 407 Sette Dr, Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 225-0008
Cost: Varies depending on the class you take. If you take a call you can sometimes bring friends to play on the quad area.
When you take a class there you can then attend their open play times. They have a very nice play quad and baby area.
NJ – Hasbrouck Heights Jump On In
Address: 69 Rt. 17 South, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Phone: (201) 426-0770
Cost: $10 for one child, $8 for two or more children
I haven’t been here, but I have friends who have gone and really like it. They also have a nice pre-school Bounce time for the 4 and under crowd that is normally on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-12:00.
Bounce Trampoline Sports
Address: 612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage, NY
Phone: (845) 268-4000
Cost: Open Bounce Time: $12.00 for the first hour and $10 for each additional hour. 4 and under pay $10/hour. (they have discounts sometimes too just check out their website) They have a little kids jump area and a bigger kids area. It is even a popular evening place for teens to go to.
Address: 157A Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 576-9423
Cost: Varies, they sometimes have open play but you have to call ahead.
The upstairs jump area is perfect for kids 4ish and under. The downstairs area they have laser tag. My 5 year old loved it. And my 3 year old loved the upstairs.
Pump it Up
Address: 301 Penhorn Ave, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Cost: $10.00. Nice clean jump place. Group events possible. Equipment similar to Bounce U. Open bounce schedule varies so check out their website first.
The Great Story
Address: 430 Huyler St. South Hackensack, NJ, 07606
Cost: Mon to Thurs: 1hr: $9.99; 2hrs: $14.99 Weekends: Fri/Sat/Holidays: 1hour: $14.99; 2hrs: $19.99
Socks are required! Two to three attendants watch the kids & will “fish” kids out of the play structure if they get stuck up there.
Hudson’s House of Play
Address: 40 Riverwalk Place West New York, NJ 07093
Phone: (201) 751-4300
Cost: $14 + tax – per child
$12 + tax – siblings
$8 + tax – 6 months – 10 months
*Adults are always free
Address: 1000 Palisades Center Drive NY 10994
Cost: Age 5-17 $19.95 Under 5 $9.95 Parents $4.95 Infants No Charge
Enjoy a rainforest themed adventure with slides, a ball pit, obstacle courses, and more!
Property of North Jersey Moms Meetup Group Updated January 27, 2014