Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg, 908-203-1600. New Jersey's brand new premiere sports and family entertainment center features 78,000 square feet of action-packed activities including three indoor turf fields, four batting cages, and a full service fitness studio. Arcade and multi-level laser tag arena provide fun for the whole family! BSC hosts laser tag, arcade, and sports themed birthday parties for kids of all ages.
Locations throughout New Jersey.
Bridgewater Sports Arena
1425 Frontier Road, Bridgewater, 732-627-0006.
Dapple Hill Farm
Minutes from I-78, within easy access of NY, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 201-725-0047. An exceptional equestrian facility, Dapple Hill Farm offers lesson programs tailored to suit your specific needs in a safe, relaxed, fun and family atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.
• Lesson packages for children and adults • Summer camp • Leasing options for students • Showing opportunities • Boarding • Indoor arena with viewing area.
182 Rt. 10 W., East Hanover, 973-428-1166.; 3320-24 Rt. 38, Mt. Laurel, 856-273-9666.
400 Fairfield Rd., Fairfield, 973-882-9777.
The Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gyms
107 Pleasant Ave. at Rte. 17, Upper Saddle River, 201-934-ROCK (7625); 40 Watchung Ave., Chatham, 973-701-ROCK (7625), email: email@example.com. Rock climbing is a fun and exciting sport for the kids and the whole family. The Gravity Vault offers over 13,000 square feet of state of the art rock climbing at each facility. Come take a class or climb with our professional instructors in a fun, safe, environment. Call or visit us online for details, pricing and programs or just stop by for a tour and to see what all the buzz is about!
Imagine That Museum
4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park, 973-966-8000; Monmouth County, 732-706-9000. Daily 10-5:30. Adult $9.95, child $10.95. Under one year no charge. A hands-on discovery museum for children ages toddler through 10. Over 50
activities, including an authentic plane and fire truck, shadow play, pirate ship, arts and crafts, dance studio, music room, science room, multi-cultural area, grocery store, diner, pet vet area and much more! Theme birthday parties
and field trips available year round. See coupon on page 205.
204 Passaic Ave., Fairfield, 973-808-1700.
Jump on In
69 Rt. 17S, Hasbrouck Heights, opening soon; 85 Fulton St., Boonton, 973-588-7733.
2 Changebridge Rd., Montville, 973-331-9001.
131 South 31st St., Kenilworth, 908-445-7220; 507 King Georges Rd., Woodbridge, 732-826-8577. Children's play facility created for kids ages 10 and under. Indoor playground and other kids fun and games, designed to stimulate children's imagination, learning and social interaction while they have fun. The "village" is in a safe and secure large open area allowing parents to relax in the "center of town" while watching their children have a blast climbing the multi-level indoor playground or exploring the pretend diner, supermarket, salon, tool shop, comic book store, house, toddler room, movie theatre, school, music nook, race cars and arcade games, or pretending to be a knight in our unique ball launching castle. See discount admission and party coupon on page 101 of the print Kids Guide.
149 Polito Ave., Lyndhurst, 888-WE-JOUST (888-935-6878). Inside the fully-enclosed climate controlled castle, you'll feast on a fabulous 4-course medieval banquet while witnessing brave knights compete in daring games of skill, dangerous swordplay and an authentic jousting tournament.
New Jersey Rock Gym
373D Rt. 46W, Fairfield, 973-439-9860. Mon.-Fri. 2-10:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 10-8pm. Safe, friendly environment providing indoor rock climbing for birthday parties and groups, classes for kids and adults, boy and girl scout programs, summer and winter mini camp. More information online.
250 Sheffield St., Mountainside, 908-514-0449. Open gym, kids’ night out.
Pole Position Raceway
99 Caven Point Rd., Jersey City, 201-333-7223. State-of-the-art indoor electric karting facility features two race-tracks in an 80,000 sq. foot facility. The karts are made in Europe and are capable of speeds of 45 mph. Fun for the whole family, ages 8 to 80! (must be over 48")
Plaza Lanes Bowling
300 Main St., Staples Shopping Center, Madison, 973-377-8919. Specializing in birthday parties, corporate and private parties and Galactic Bowling. We also have a Sunday morning special: $16 per lane for up to 5 bowlers (shoes extra). Call about our day camps, youth groups and Rec Centers.
Pump it Up
Locations throughout New Jersey.
Ripley's Believe it or Not!
New York Ave. & Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-347-2001; 234 W. 42nd St., New York, 212-398-3133. Thirteen themed galleries feature strange and unusual artifacts collected from around the world. Visit websites to plan your visit, Ripley's Atlantic City or Ripley's New York.
Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
535 N. Rt. 73, West Berlin, 856-767-7580. Sahara Sam's Oasis is your place for great family fun and a birthday party your birthday child will never forget. Open year round under a retractable roof with over 70,000 feet of slides, rides and games.
AMC Dine-In Theatres
Essex Green 9, 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange; AMC Bridgewater Commons 7; AMC Menlo Park 12, 888-AMC-4FUN.
AMC's Dine-In theater experience combines cuisine and cocktail options inside the movie theatre. Fork & Screen theaters offer a more casual menu, including kids meals, and tabletop dining. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (at least 21). Cinema Suites feature upscale additions to the menu, luxury recliners and a minimum age requirement of 21 yrs. old. Show and seats can be reserved in advance online.
Sensory Friendly Films, films shown monthly for families affected by autism and other disabilities. Visit website for schedule and participating theatres. Dates and films are subject to change. 10am.
Dec 7: Frozen 2-D.
Bring Your Baby Matinees, first-run films shown in a baby-friendly environment the first Tues. of every month. Visit website for schedule and participating theatres.
Digiplex Rialto Westfield, 250 E. Broad St., Westfield, 908-232-1288; Digiplex Cranford, 25 North Ave., Cranford, 908-276-3070. Digiplex Sparta, 25 Center St., Sparta, 973-729-2100. Using digital technology, live broadcasts of sports events, concerts, theater performances and other immersive experiences are shown as well as first-run movies.
Dunellen Theater & Cinema Cafe
458 North Ave., Dunellen, 732-968-9010. Adults $8, children $6. Families can enjoy dinner while watching family-oriented and children's movies at a reasonable cost. Order food at the concession counter and it will be served at your table in the theater.
• Atlantic City: IMAX Tropicana Casino & Resort
Atlantic City, 888-605-1435
• Cherry Hill: AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 & IMAX
2121 Rt. 38, Cherry Hill, 888-262-4386
• Clifton: AMC Clifton Commons 16 & IMAX
405 Rt. 3 E., Clifton, 888-262-4386
• Elizabeth: AMC Lowes Jersey Gardens 20 & IMAX
651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, 888-262-4386
• Hamilton: AMC Hamilton 24 & IMAX
325 Sloan Ave., Hamilton, 888-262-4386
• Jersey City: IMAX Dome, Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, 201-200-1000
• New Brunswick: AMC New Brunswick 18 & IMAX
17 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, 888-262-4386
• Paramus: AMC Garden State 16 & IMAX
1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, 888-262-4386
• Rockaway: AMC Rockaway 16 & IMAX
363 Mt. Hope Ave., Rockaway, 888-262-4386
• West Nyack: IMAX Palisades Center
4270 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack, 845-358-4629