6 Fun, New Indoor Play Spaces in New Jersey for Kids

Paper Street's play space is modeled as a town in miniature, giving little Garden State residents plenty of room to romp and roam.
Paper Street's play space is modeled as a town in miniature, giving little Garden State residents plenty of room to romp and roam.

With the change of seasons in the air, you may be on the lookout for new places to play indoors, and while New Jersey is home to plenty of fabulous indoor play spaces, it's always fun to scope out a new spot. We've found six indoor play spaces that are newly opened within the past year, and just waiting for kids to come visit and have fun.

For even more options, visit our Indoor Play and Rainy Day Guide.

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Before visiting, be sure to click through to each venue's website for updated hours, reservation requirements, and COVID protocols.

Paper Street Play – Park Ridge

Ages 1 1/2-7 years old
Let your child explore a world that's their size! This tiny town is modeled after real-world encounters—including a house with a fenced-in yard and soft-play structures for the youngest explorers—a diner, a food market, and more. Stop in for 90 minutes of open play, or sign up for one of the many classes and activities offered. Play sessions can booked as a one-time purchases, and monthly passes are also available. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended as time slots book quickly. Birthday party packages are available. Currently, visitors can choose to attend a "masks required" or "masks optional" play session.

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Village Tree House play space
Village Tree House offers a colorful, clean, well-stocked play space.

Village Tree House – Hoboken

Ages 0-6
Village Tree House is the perfect place for your little one to strengthen their gross motor skills while having fun. Featuring a rock wall, rope swing, Pikler triangle, and more, your child will enjoy this simple yet stimulating play space. Classes, events, parties, and even a "playschool" are offered. Please complete the required waiver before arrival.

Legoland Discovery Center – East Rutherford

Age 3-10
Calling all Lego lovers, Legoland's newest indoor play place is located in American Dream, and it is jam-packed with fun. It features Lego models of NYC and NJ landmarks, a Ninjago indoor playground, interactive displays, workshops to hone your building skills, a 4-D movie theater, and a gift shop. Seasonal and daily passes are available. Reservations are highly recommended!

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Just Play indoor play space in Oakhurst, New Jersey
Just Play welcomes kids ages 6 and younger and their parents for open play, snacks, and can even host your next birthday party.

Just Play – Oakhurst

Ages 0-6
Give your child the opportunity to have unstructured fun at Just Play. The indoor play space is perfect for letting little ones play and explore on hard and soft play structures that are just their size. Book your open-play reservations in advance. Drinks and light snacks are available for purchase.

CAMP – Paramus

Ages 0-10
This brand new toy story and play space hybrid occupies a 6,500-square-foot plot in the Garden State Plaza Mall. Beyond the shelves of cool, curated gifts and toys, you'll find plenty of ways to play. While you're shopping for clothes, toys, books, and games, send the kids on an expedition over the musical bridge, let them explore the tree house and slide, or take an old-school pickup truck for a ride!

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Pups of War indoor play space in East Brunswick, New Jersey
Pups of War lets older kids go to battle with Nerf guns.

Pups of War – East Brunswick

Ages 3+
This one is for the big kids! Located in the Brunswick Square Mall, this Nerf dart arena is great for birthday parties or for an afternoon of fun. You can bring your own Nerf gun or use one of from its collection. Walk-ins are welcome and play slots can be purchased in half-hour increments. Groups are encouraged to reserve a time and separate room.

Photos courtesy of the play spaces

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