Sure, playgrounds are great, but wondering where to take the kids on a miserably rainy, super cold or too hot day? We’ve got you covered with eight great choices for indoor play in Camden and Cumberland Counties. Whether they want to bounce, bowl, skate or climb, there is something to make everyone happy on this list. Read on for our top picks and visit our Indoor Play & Rainy Day Activity Guide for additional suggestions.
Bounce U (Blackwood, Cherry Hill)
The Blackwood and Cherry Hill locations both offer open bounce times throughout the week. Special preschool bounces are scheduled weekday mornings while All Ages sessions take place late afternoons. Tweens will love “Cosmic Bounce” on select Friday evenings. Prices for most open bounce events range from $8 to $15 and reservations are required. Children must be 34” tall to participate. Blackwood: 856-228-2834 Cherry Hill: 856-429-6400
Duck Duck Goose (Collingswood)
Unfortunately, this venue has relocated to Merchantville and refocused its business on selling toys.
Consider Duck Duck Goose a one-stop shop for playing, shopping, birthday parties and more! Kids love their playroom full of toys, games and puzzles that foster imaginative play. Parents can shop their wonderful selection of unique gifts, many of which are environmentally friendly. And everyone can benefit from their special events such as children’s clothing swaps, breastfeeding meetings and kid’s art activities. Open play is available regular business hours and is always free. 856-869-5453
Garden State Discovery Museum (Cherry Hill)
This wonderful children’s museum (a Mommy Poppins favorite!) encourages creativity and interactive play with multiple areas for little ones to explore. Visit the turtles, bearded dragons, tarantulas and other creatures in the Wildlife Area. Climb up a two-story tree house or play dress up in the Storybook Castle. The Little Discoveries Barnyard even provides a safe play area for the museum’s youngest visitors. Admission is $10.95 for adults and children 1 year and up. 856-424-1233
International Sports, Skating & Fun Centre (Cherry Hill)
At this family fun center, kids can roller skate during open sessions throughout the week, as well as on special “Family Fun Nights.” The Fun Zone, featuring an indoor jungle gym and bounce house, is especially popular with children 10 and under. Numerous sports leagues offer classes at the Centre and it’s a favorite location for birthday parties too. Check the online schedule for roller skating and open play session times. Pricing is $7 for one attraction, $10 for two attractions. Skate rentals are additional. 856-428-8588
Jump Zone (Sicklerville)
Unfortunately, this venue has closed.
Jump Zone is a huge indoor play area featuring seven massive inflatables such as a pirate ship, princess castle, obstacle course and more! There’s a designated Toddler Play Area just for little ones so no need to leave younger siblings at home. Open play is offered during several sessions scheduled weekly on Wednesdays through Sundays. Price is $10 per child; adults and children under age 2 are free when accompanying a paid child. Reservations are suggested. 856-481-3067
Legacy Lanes (Bridgeton)
Bowling is one of my family’s favorite indoor activities. It’s low-key, lots of fun and super affordable. Legacy Lanes offers weekday afternoon bowling for only $2.99 per game so you’ll have money left over for drinks and snacks too. Their extensive menu features kid favorites such as pizza, chicken fingers and French fries. Weekday rates are $2.99 per game from 12-5pm, $3.99 from 5pm-close. Shoe rentals are an additional $2.75. 856-221-3269.
Skate 2000 Family Fun Center (Bridgeton)
Head to Skate 2000 with the family for some old-school roller skating fun! The rink is open to the public Thursday through Sunday and offers amazing specials. Admission is just $4 on Thursday’s “Family Discount Night” and Friday is “All You Can Eat Pizza Night” with $9 admission fee. Children can sign up for beginner skating lessons on Saturday mornings too—for just $8 per week they’ll learn forward skating, backward skating and lots of cool tricks. 856-459-3666
TILT Studio (Voorhees)
Located inside Voorhees Town Center Mall, TILT contains 20,000 square feet of attractions including mini-golf, gemstone mining, rollerball mini bowling and arcade games. It’s the perfect spot to kill some time on a dreary afternoon, with plenty to keep children of all ages busy. Visit weekdays for the “Junior Jackpot” special—kids ages 4-8 receive 10 Jackpot ticket games, 90 minutes of kiddie rides, a ball play wristband and a gem mining pass for just $10. Visit them on facebook to see all the latest offers. 856-782-6572 x10