Looking for the perfect party spot for your winter baby? We've rounded up the most action-packed indoor birthday party locations for your cold-weather celebrations. Whether your birthday child wants to jump and bounce, climb, dance, play laser tag, or even take a spin on an amusement ride, New Jersey has a party place for it. Read on for 10 of our favorites.
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Branchburg Sports Complex – Branchburg
Your sports fanatic will love a party at this massive indoor facility, featuring three turf fields, four batting cages, a multi-level play maze, arcade, and huge laser tag arena. Choose from various party themes to celebrate your active child.
Jump, play, climb, and dance under the sea at CatchAir in Paramus.
CatchAir – Paramus
Parties at this under the sea–themed play space include 80 minutes of play time for the birthday kid and guests. Geared toward kids 12 and under, CatchAir features a soft play area for toddlers and a Tiny Town for kids under 4 feet, plus a three-story play structure, ball cannon, and interactive dance floor for bigger kids. Read our review of CatchAir for the full scoop.
The Funplex – East Hanover and Mt. Laurel
You know we love The Funplex, so if your child leans toward insane, non-stop action, then a Funplex birthday party is what you want. At both locations, you can choose from a variety of packages that include access to indoor attractions like bumper cars, laser tag, and go-karts.
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Flip into a foam pit at Get Air.
Get Air – Freehold and Mays Landing
Trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball, a ninja course, and other attractions make for an action-packed party. Tumble tracks, foam pits, and ladders are equipped with video monitors, so kids can watch their moves on the big screen. Party packages include two hours of jump and party time, plus jump socks, pizza, and more.
Hudson Play – Jersey City
Party activities include a Ninja Warrior–style obstacle course, rock climbing walls, a warped wall, team games, and more. Party hosts will be on hand to help keep the fun going. Hudson Play even offers customized activities for the 2-and-under set.
iPlay America features Cosmic Battle Laser Tag, bumper cars, video games, and much more.
iPlay America – Freehold
Why not head to an indoor amusement park for a winter birthday? Summer babies can't have all the boardwalk fun. Here your party child can choose from video games, laser tag, boardwalk games, bumper cars, mini bowling, and even go-carts. There's also a sweet shop, restaurant, and other rides to enjoy.
ISC Sports Center – Cherry Hill, Mt. Laurel
Partygoers can have a blast in the 12,000-square-foot indoor wooden roller rink, the FunZone jungle gym, Adventure Alley inflatables, or the indoor turf field, depending on which package you choose. Options include a Little Tykes package for kids 6 and under; an all-inclusive package with admission to all three attractions (not including the field); and sports packages featuring kickball, flag football, soccer, dodgeball, and Wiffle ball.
JumpinJax – Paramus
This indoor playground features foam ball shooters, hand-pedaled cars, a rock-climbing wall, a LEGO room, and imaginary-play areas. JumpinJax offers three party packages, plus a menu of add-ons including food, face painting, a balloon twister, and more.
Pump It Up – Freehold, Hamilton, Marlton, Piscataway, Randolph, Roselle Park, Secaucus
If the bouncy house is your child’s favorite part of parties, why not make the birthday entirely inflatable? At Pump It Up, a huge array of gigantic inflatables fills the room—slides, obstacles courses, bounce houses, and more. All parties enjoy private use of the facility.
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Tilt Studio is an enormous space filled with everything from a climbing area to a ball volcano.
Tilt Studio – Voorhees
This 20,000-square-foot facility will keep your family occupied for hours with awesome activities. In addition to arcade games, there’s a nine-hole mini golf course, mini bowling, a laser maze, a foam ball “volcano” of sorts, a climbing area, gem mining, a few rides, and more.
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This post has been updated for 2018.