Indoor Birthday Party Spots with Mega Playgrounds in NJ

Have a bouncing birthday party at Pump it Up.
Have a bouncing birthday party at Pump it Up.

Looking for the perfect birthday 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, tackle a Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course, or even take a spin on an amusement ride, New Jersey has a party place for it. Read on for more than a dozen of our favorite action-packed birthday party spots.

For more birthday party planning ideas, check out our Guide Birthday Parties in New Jersey for Kids.

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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. For the COVID conscious, workers are masked and your party has full use of the activity you choose, so you are not sharing that space with other groups.

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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CatchAir is a cool place to host a birthday party
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 playtime 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.

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. Masks are required.

Jungle Jim & Jane – Atlantic Highlands

This jungle-themed indoor playground is an action-packed spot perfect for the 8-and-under set. Choose from a pair of party packages, all of which include 80 minutes of playtime and 40 minutes in the party room.

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Host your next birthday party at Get Air
Party packages at Get Air include two hours of jump and party time.

Get Air – Freehold and Mays Landing

Trampolines, foam pits, dodge ball, 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.

Pump It Up – Multiple Locations

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, obstacle courses, bounce houses, and more. All parties enjoy private use of the facility.

Urban Air Adventure Park – Milltown

A party at Urban Air can include trampolines, climbing walls, obstacle courses, and more. Choose the classic party or the glow party, available on select nights.

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Play laser tag during a birthday party at iPlay America
iPlay America parties can include 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-karts. There's also a sweet shop, restaurant, and other rides to enjoy.

XL Sports World – Cherry Hill

Party goers 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 tots sports package, Nerf party package, 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.

Xtreme Energy – Englewood

Kids and tweens love riding the triple-wave slide into a foam-block pit and climbing the two-level ropes course, featuring planks, beams, and bumps. Kids of all ages can bounce on the centrally-located trampoline grid at Xtreme Energy, or tackle the small ninja obstacle course. All-inclusive party packages include private party rooms, grippy socks for all guests, pizza, juice and cake, goody bags, and coffee for the adults. Custom packages are also available. Xtreme Energy does do temperature checks and masks are required.

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This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated since.

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