Top Preschooler Birthday Party Places in New Jersey
While big-kid birthday party places often offer options for little kids, sometimes even those choices can be a bit too grown-up. So, we’ve compiled this list of 18 birthday party spots in New Jersey catering to preschoolers and toddlers.
Read on for a list of cool play spaces, play cafes, and kiddie gyms that specialize in birthday party celebrations for the 6-and-under set. Find even more ideas for birthday party fun in our Guide to Birthday Parties in New Jersey.
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Many of the play spaces listed below offer a discount for weekday birthday parties; please check their websites for more info.
Preschool-Friendly Birthday Party Venues in North Jersey
Catch Air – Paramus
There's so much to do at this lovely play space, from laser shows to bubble dance parties to an enormous three-story soft play castle. Little ones love the interactive toys, Tiny Town, and toddler play area. Party packages are available to meet a wide range of budgets.
Partygoers can dig the day away at The Great Story's two New Jersey locations.
The Great Story – Hackensack, Ridgefield
The Great Story, a play space modeled after kids' cafes in Korea, features ball pits, sandboxes, trampolines, an indoor jungle gym, and more. Whether your birthday girl or boy has a favorite color or character, the staff here work with you to customize your birthday party based on your needs and budget. Weekday packages start at $299 for 10 guests in Hackensack and $399 in Ridgefield.
Exceptional Explorers – Florham Park
Learn, play, and explore while celebrating your little one's big day (and get the place all to yourself!). Birthday parties at Exceptional Explorers include 60 minutes of playtime and 30 minutes for food. Parachute activity is available upon request.
Hudson's House of Play in West New York is a charming space designed especially for kids 5 and under.
Hudson's House of Play – West New York
Designed for kids up to age 5, Hudson's offers a selection of stylish private party options designed to delight little ones and their friends. Add-on themed decorations for an additional cost.
Tay + Te Imaginative Play – Northvale
As the name suggests, this Bergen County play space offers lots of imaginative fun for the 6-and-under set. Kids can explore the pretend village featuring an organic market, vet's office, fire station, pizza parlor, and more. Contact the play space for information on its birthday party offerings.
Have your dream party at Imagine That and enjoy playtime all day long.
Imagine That – Florham Park
Imagine That encourages young children to play, explore, and use their imaginations—a perfect recipe for a unique and exciting birthday party. There are a variety of party packages, starting with a basic party for 10 children for $500. Upgrades and add-ons include a puppet show, themed activities, a magic show, and character visits. All parties include unlimited time to explore the museum.
The Little Gym of Montclair – Montclair
Enjoy private use of the facility for one-and-a-half hours with activities led by trained instructors. A variety of themes are available, including pirate, princess, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and superhero. Packages start at $425 for members and $450 for non-members. Set-up, clean-up, paper goods, invitations, and drinks for children are included; you provide cake, food, and beverages for the adults.
Partygoers go home with special tattoos after a party at Kidville.
Kidville – Multiple Locations
Kidville offers two party packages, which include party leaders to orchestrate the fun, playtime in the Kidville gym, pizza and beverages for the children, and online invitations from Paperless Post. Pricing and packages vary depending on the location.
Village Tree House – Hoboken
Village Tree House features a rock wall, rope swing, Pikler triangle, and more. Parties start at $350 for the DIY package, where the birthday party hosts are responsible for food, decorations, and favors, but you can also choose party packages with all the bells and whistles like a bubble machine, a balloon arch, food, party favors, themed decorations, and more.
The Village Play Cafe hosts sweet parties for the 5-and-under crowd.
The Village Play Cafe – Chatham
Geared toward ages 1-5, the Village Play Cafe houses a grocery store, castle, veterinary clinic, and fire station, as well as a jungle gym, train table, and more. Party packages start at $449 and grant your group private use of the space during your party.
Preschool Birthday Party Venues in Central New Jersey
Action Gymnastics – Millstone Township and Freehold
Let your little one and guests burn some energy with a party that includes trampolines, a foam pit, a zip line, tumbling, a jungle gym, and more. There are three packages to choose from, starting at $370.
Branchburg Sports Complex – Branchburg
The playmaze here is legendary among local kids. Bring a crowd, and you're guaranteed to have amazing, high-energy fun. Slide, climb, and crawl across this three-level jungle gym. Parties close out with pizza, cupcakes, and arcade time. Plus, the birthday child gets to spin the big wheel for the chance to earn a prize. Sports-themed parties are also available.
Jungle Jim and Jane – Atlantic Highlands
Little party goers adore this super unique interactive playground featuring a huge jungle gym, spinning swings, a ball pit, and more. Parties are two hours and include 80 minutes in the play area, 40 minutes in a party room, a slide show display, and drinks for the kids. Book early, especially if you're interested in a package with exclusive use of the facility.
Princeton Playspace – Princeton
There's something for everyone at this sweet play space: Climb in the jungle gym, build at the construction site, pretend to be a conductor train table, read under the tree, play pretend in “Mini Princeton,” and more! Party packages include playtime, pizza, music, favors, balloons, and more. Make your child's passion come to life with themes like superhero, unicorn, dinosaur, mermaid, pirate, farm animal, jungle safari, princess, construction zone, vehicles, cartoon characters, or favorite TV shows. Birthday party packages start at $450 for non-exclusive use of the space or $595 for a private party.
Have a blast with a private party for 12 at Magic Sky Park.
Magic Sky Play – Morganville
A classic party package starts at $699 and includes exclusive use of the facility for 12 guests, pizza, balloons, cupcakes, party coordinators, and more. Up the fun factor with a balloon drop, DJ, face painting, and other add-ons.
South Jersey Birthday Party Places for Preschoolers
Jellybean Jungle – Marlton
With two ball pits, slides, a mega-sized jungle gym, pedal push carousel, pirate ship, and shadow puppet room, you're bound to have an action-packed birthday party at Jellybean Jungle. Party packages include time in a private party room, playtime, invitations, decorations, and clean-up.
My Little Adventures – Cherry Hill
Bring the food, and come for the fun! Just pick a party theme like Frozen, Sesame Street, princesses, tractors, or animals, and let MLA take care of the rest. Party planners handle the decorations, theme-related music, theme-related activities, and a special dance in the Disco Ball Bubble Dance room!
Peek-a-Boo Playground – Bayville, Medford
At Peek-a-boo Playground, little party-goers enjoy everything from swings and slides to crawling tunnels and climbing structures plus lots of soft play equipment. Packages start at $295 for a weekday party and $395 for weekends.
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This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated since.