With Jersey Shore beaches, boardwalks, camping, hiking trails, and canoeing in easy reach, South Jersey often brings family fun to a whole new level. But during the chilly winter months—or when rain threatens your warm-weather plans—you can find plenty of fun inside at one of the region's many indoor playgrounds.
Read on for our list of more than a dozen indoor play spaces in South Jersey. For indoor fun in other parts of the state, check out our guide to indoor play spaces in Central and Northern NJ.
Atlantic County Indoor Play Spaces
Brigantine Community Center – Brigantine
Tucked away in the Brigantine Community Center is an indoor playground for kids under 5. Open weekdays 10am – 2pm, the center has slides, a ball pit, toys, and more. Reservations accepted for parties.
Kiddie Korner – Egg Harbor Township
This center offers preschool and wrap-around classes, as well as an open play gym. With weekday hours from noon to 6pm, the Kiddie Korner open gym offers a ball pit, slides, tunnels, swings, and other gym equipment.
The Smile Factory – Brigantine
This family fun center boasts “green-labeled” non-violent arcade games. Kids can have fun playing skeeball, pinball, air hockey, bubble hockey, and more. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Burlington County Indoor Play Spaces
Funplex – Mt. Laurel
Bowling, bumper cars, thrill rides, and arcade games will keep kids happy for hours. There's also laser tag and Foam Frenzy, an interactive, three-level area where kids can blast their friends with colorful foam balls.
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Jellybean Jungle offers indoor play geared toward kids 5 and under.
Jellybean Jungle – Evesham Township
A fun and safe option for little ones in a bright, stimulating environment, Jellybean Jungle is home to a variety of imaginative activity centers. Little ones will love the ball pit room, the climbing maze, the jungle theater, and the ocean center with a pirate ship. There’s even a carnival center with a carousel.
Little Sport – Maple Shade
Kids' sports classes are the heart of this facility, but enjoy open play six days a week. There's a climbing structure, slides, a mini rock wall, and more.
My Little Adventures – Mt. Laurel
Popular for its parent & child classes, this learn-and-play cafe also offers slides, mats, crawl spaces, and more. During "pop-n-play" time, staff members pop in and organize kids in fun, short activities. The cafe serves snacks, sandwiches, and salads for when you've worked up an appetite.
Peek-a-Boo Playground – Medford
This fun-filled indoor playground lets infants, toddlers and young children immerse themselves in fun activities like swings, slides, tunnel, climbing structures, and other soft play equipment. Little ones will love the peekaboo play panels, fire truck, mini merry-go-round, activity wall, and pretend grocery store. Drop-off hours are available.
Speed Raceway – Cinnaminson
Feed your need for speed at this cool indoor electric kart racing facility. Two sizes of karts are available for adults and juniors. Junior drivers and riders must be at least 6 years old and 48 inches tall.
We Rock the Spectrum – Mt. Laurel (also Waretown, Audubon)
This play gym is designed for kids of all needs and abilities, with a special focus on catering to special-needs kids. There is suspended equipment for balance and vestibular treatment, crash mats and crash pillows, a zip line, a trampoline, an indoor play structure, sensory-based toys, and a fine motor and arts-and-crafts area.
Camden County Indoor Play Spaces
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Explore the dino dig room at Garden State Discovery Museum.
Garden State Discovery Museum – Cherry Hill
Pack up the kids and get ready for a world of imaginary play at the Garden State Discovery Museum. Intended for kids ages 10 and under, the museum has several fun rooms geared toward hands-on exploration, including a dinosaur discovery area, a science zone, boat and dock, play supermarket, and play hospital. Kids under 4 will love Little Discoveries Baby Barnyard, where they can climb and slide to their hearts' content.
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.
XL Sports World – Cherry Hill
XL Sports World (formerly ISC) offers a lot to do under one roof, including roller skating, an arcade, small inflatables, and Roo’s FunZone, a 36-foot-tall indoor play gym. Kids ages 10 and under will love the slides, swings, obstacles, and more. Parents of little ones will appreciate the small toddler zone with slides, blocks, and climbing.
Gloucester County Indoor Play Spaces
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Kids can jump their jiggles out at High Elevations trampoline park.
Flight Fit N Fun – Sewell
The kids will be on could nine at Flight Fit 'n Fun, a trampoline facility with lots to do. With an open jump area, tramp sports like basketball and dodge ball, a foam pit, and more, boredom isn’t a danger here. There’s even a toddler zone for safe jumping fun for walkers through age 6. Parents looking for drop-off fun will appreciate tween night on Fridays, for children ages 11 and up.
Sip a coffee while the kids have fun at Moozie's Play Cafe.
Moozie's Play Cafe – Turnersville
A collection of always-evolving play pods make the popular open play sessions at Moozie's safe for babies as young as 10 months and challenging for kids up to 10. There's a distinct emphasis on learning here, but they'll be having too much fun prodding thought-provoking, age-appropriate toys to notice the sly smile spread across your face. Keeping in that vein, Moozie's also offers a unique class roster, including drama for toddlers and yoga for the old souls.
Ocean County Indoor Play Spaces
Bounce About – Toms River
Three different inflatables. An 18-foot inflatable slide. An inflatable obstacle course. And a soft play area specifically designed for (and limited to) babies. You're already in the car, or at least packing your things, so we'll stop there. But, just so you know, there's also a two-story laser tag arena. And it's open to kids and adults.
This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated since.
Photos courtesy of the venues.