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NJ Kids Indoor Entertainment Guide

Looking for some indoor family fun? Browse the activities below to find New Jersey's favorite indoor playgrounds, indoor water parks, sports centers, games, arcades and more. Check the listings under Museums, Historic Sites, Recreation, New York and Pennsylvania for even more ideas for kids of all ages.

Indoor Entertainment Laser Tag / Arcades
Indoor Playgrounds Movie Theatres
Indoor Waterparks Walk-in Sports Centers

Hardcore Paintball Arena, Bridgewater, NJ

indoor entertainment

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 Pilates 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.

The Funplex-Mount Laurel
3320-24 Route 38, Mt. Laurel. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 12-9pm, Fri. 12-11pm, Sat. 10am-11pm, Sun. 10am-9pm.
        The Funplex is the area's most original amusement center filled with the best in entertainment. So whether it is sunny or raining, you are sure to have a fabulous time. With 25 acres of air conditioned indoor and outdoor attractions, the Funplex is able to accommodate parties and groups of 20-500+ and also features a cafe that serves snacks, sandwiches pizza, salads and more. Some of the amusements include: Foam Frenzy, bumper cars, updated arcade with over 100 games, indoor electric go karts, lazer tag, bowling, outdoor pool, free fall ride, FunCoaster, FunTwister, bumper boats, outdoor go karts, mini golf, driving range, mini golf, driving range, tilt-a-whirl and 4D Dark Ride.
        Always free admission and free parking. You can purchase individual attractions or money saving wristbands on site or online and enjoy unlimited rides and attractions. Also, the cafe offers a wide variety of your favorite food.

The Funplex

The Funplex-East Hanover
182 Route 10 West, East Hanover. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 12-9pm, Fri. 12-11pm, Sat. 10am-11pm, Sun. 10am-9pm.
        The Funplex is the area's most original amusement center filled with the best in entertainment. So whether it is sunny or raining, you are sure to have a fabulous time. Fully air-conditioned and offering 100,000 square feet of fun with activities for ages 2 and up. The Funplex is able to accommodate groups of 20-500+ also making it perfect for class trips, end-of-year parties, camp day trips and more. Some of the amusements include: 3-story Foam Frenzy, bumper cars, over 100 arcade games, indoor electric go karts, outdoor pool and water park, skyscraper, fun Twister, free fall ride with 30 ft. drop, lazer tag, 4-D motion theater, MagiQuest, an interactive role playing game, toddler play area and Super Twister.
        The Funplex cafe offers a wide variety of your favorite food. The best birthday parties begin here. Parties at The Funplex are flexible and affordable. Numerous party packages are available including amusements and food, décor and invites.

Hardcore Paintball Arena
2E Chimney Rock Rd., Bridgewater, 732-868-3188. Open Tues.-Thurs. & Sun. until 10pm; Fri. & Sat. until midnight.
     Central New Jersey's largest indoor paintball arena offers you a spacious 22,000 sq. ft. to play in. Convenient hours fit any schedule. For true paintball fans, we offer training classes, action-packed summer camps and birthday parties.

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. Pick up a free print Kids Guide and use discount coupon on page 209 or run out from online coupon page.

Kids Blvd
125 Washington Valley Rd., Warren, 732-560-KIDS. Kids gym and interactive playspace offers kids a great place to play and socialize while developing skills in a fun, educational and safe environment.

Medieval Times
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. 12-10:30pm, 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.

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.

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").

Ripley's Believe it or Not!
New York Ave. & Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-347-2001; 234 W. 42nd St., New York, 212-398-3133. Themed ­galleries feature strange and unusual artifacts collected from around the world and laser maze challenge. Visit websites to plan your visit, Ripley's Atlantic City or Ripley's New York.

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indoor playgrounds

All About Fun
343 Rt. 34, Park Plaza Shopping Center, Matawan, 732-970-6251.

Bounce Party Play
120 E. Kings Highway, Suite 401, Maple Shade, 856-793-9130.

Bounce-U
Locations throughout New Jersey.

Camp Iliff
280 Spring St., Newton; 301 Mt. Hope Ave., Rockaway Mall, 973-383-7231.

Clown Around
186 Gold Mine Rd., Unit 2, Flanders, 973-691-6999.

The Funplex
182 Rt. 10 W., East Hanover, 973-428-1166.; 3320-24 Rt. 38, Mt. Laurel, 856-273-9666.

Funtime Junction
400 Fairfield Rd., Fairfield, 973-882-9777.

Ikea
100 Ikea Dr., Paramus, 201-843-1881; 1000 Ikea Dr., Elizabeth, 888-888-4532. One hour of free play while you shop.

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. Pick up a free print Kids Guide and use discount coupon on page 209 or run out from online coupon page.

Jelly Bean Jungle
230 N. Maple Ave., Marlton, 856-596-8889.

The Jumping Jungle
10 Alvin Court, East Brunswick, 732-613-5867.

Jump on In
69 Rt. 17S, Hasbrouck Heights, 201-426-0770; 85 Fulton St., Boonton, 973-588-7733.

Kid-Netic
2 Changebridge Rd., Montville, 973-331-9001.

Kids Towne USA Kid-Netic
3 Nami Lane, Hamilton, 609-838-1881.

Kids Blvd
125 Washington Valley Rd., Warren, 732-560-KIDS. Kids gym and interactive playspace offers kids a great place to play and socialize while developing skills in a fun, educational and safe environment.

Kidz Village
131 South 31st St., Kenilworth, 908-445-7220; 507 King Georges Rd., Woodbridge, 732-826-8577.

Jump Zone
6 Jill Ct., Bldg. 23, Hillsborough, 908-428-8515; 366 Berlin Cross Keys Rd., Sicklerville, 856-481-3067.

Junglerrrific
2226 Hwy. 9S, Howelll, 732-577-1118.

LittleSport
Kings Highway Commerce Center, Bldg. 121, Maple Shade, 856-234-6445.

Monkey Town
5360 Rt. 42, Blackwood, 856-227-5867.

Pump it Up
Locations throughout New Jersey.

Wild at Play
125 River Dr., Jersey City, 201-333-4244.

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indoor waterparks

CoCo Key Indoor Water Resort
915 Rt. 73, Mt. Laurel, 866-754-6964.

H20ooohh! Indoor Water Park
Split Rock Resort, 100 Moseywood Rd., Lake Harmony, PA, 570-722-9111.

Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
535 N. Rt. 73, West Berlin, 856-767-7580.

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laser tag / arcades

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 Pilates 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.

The Funplex
182 Rt. 10 W., East Hanover, 973-428-1166.; 3320-24 Rt. 38, Mt. Laurel, 856-273-9666.

iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd., Freehold, 732-577-8200.

Laser Park
45 Everett Dr., Princeton Junction, 609-936-1800.

Power Play Gaming
23 Diamond Spring Rd., Denville, 973-627-0927.

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movie theatres

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.
Ongoing
       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.
               Jun 21:   How to Train Your Dragon 2.
               Jul 26:    Planes: Fire & Rescue.
               Sep 27:  Dolphin Tale 2.
               Oct 25:   Book of Life.
               Nov 29:  Home.
               Dec 13:  Paddington.

Digiplex Theaters
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.
Ongoing
         Mommy & Me Movies…and Dads, Too, special screenings with dimmed lights, reduced volume, changing facilities, kids snacks.
Jun 23-Aug 27
         Kids Summer Movie Series, Monday & Wednesday 11am. $5 ea., 10 weeks, 10 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.
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.
Wed
         Summer Movie Wednesdays, children's movies shown Wednesdays at 10am. $3 ea. or $22 season pass.
                Jun 25:   The Croods.
                Jul 2:      Turbo.
                Jul 9:      The Lorax.
                Jul 16:    Madagascar 3.
                Jul 23:    Alvin & The Chipmunks Chipwrecked.
                Jul 30:    Rio.
                Aug 6:    Kung Fu Panda.
                Aug 13:  Kung Fu Panda 2.
                Aug 20:  Despicable Me.
                Aug 27:  Despicable Me 2.

IMAX Theatres
• 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

Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express
Participating Regal theatres offer G or PG movies every Tues. and Wed. at 10am for $1. Tickets available at the box office on the day of the show, first-come, first-served.
Tues, Wed
         $1 Movies, 10am Tues. & Wed. Jun 24-Aug 19 in Burlington, Mays Landing, Moorestown, North Brunwick, Phillipsburg, Turnersville and Vineland.

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walk-in sports

BB GrandSlam
910 Oak Tree Ave., South Plainfield, 908-756-4446.

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 Pilates 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.

Bridgewater Sports Arena
1425 Frontier Road, Bridgewater, 732-627-0006.

Elite Climbing
67 Old Kings Highway, Maple Shade, 856-273-1370.

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).

Hardcore Paintball Arena
2E Chimney Rock Rd., Bridgewater, 732-868-3188. Open Tues.-Thurs. & Sun. until 10pm; Fri. & Sat. until midnight.
       Central New Jersey's largest indoor paintball arena offers you a spacious 22,000 sq. ft. to play in. Convenient hours fit any schedule. For true paintball fans, we offer training classes, action-packed summer camps and birthday parties.

The Incline Club
485 Locust St., Lakewood, 732-901-7900.

International Sports, Skating & Fun Centre of Mt. Laurel
1 Hovtech Blvd., Mt. Laurel, 856-273-2828; 600 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill, 856-428-8588.

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.

Olympika Gymnastics
250 Sheffield St., Mountainside, 908-514-0449. Open gym, kids’ night out.

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.

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").

Rebounderz of Edison
76 Carter Dr., Edison, 732-902-6987.

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