Trampoline Parks and Bounce Houses Where NJ Kids Can Get Aerial

Climb, bounce, and jump at Urban Air, with three (soon to be four) NJ locations. Photo courtesy of the park
Climb, bounce, and jump at Urban Air, with three (soon to be four) NJ locations. Photo courtesy of the park

Jumping and flipping at one of New Jersey's many indoor trampoline parks and bounce houses is a fun way to keep energetic kids busy. Whether you're planning a birthday party, looking for a rainy day activity, or just burning off energy, springy trampolines and inflatable bouncers are sure winners. 

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Trampoline park or bounce house—what's the difference? 

Most trampoline parks feature huge grids of rectangular trampolines so kids can leap side by side or bounce from one trampoline bed to another, and many have angled trampoline walls, so they can literally bounce off the walls. Foam pits filled with thousands of soft blocks invite younger kids to jump in with flying leaps and flips. Throw in some dodgeball and trampoline basketball courts, and older kids will be entertained for hours.

Inflatable bounce houses feature obstacle courses with climbers and slides, padded jousting rings, and bouncy basketball hoops. Some include laser tag and arcade games as an added bonus, and all offer party packages. Some facilities host teen jump parties on weekend nights, with the music turned up and lights dimmed for laser shows. On quieter weekdays, many jump zones offer toddler-only sessions, and some trampoline parks have begun weekday "air"obics classes for adults, with instructors leading a group in bouncing, balancing fitness routines set to music. 

Read on to learn about 12 of NJ's best bounce spots. 

NJ Trampoline Parks 

Flight Fit N Fun – Cliffwood and Sewell
The 38,000-square-foot facility in Cliffwood features 18,000 square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines, as well as a battle beam, foam pit, laser maze, climbing wall, obstacle course, and more. You'll also find trampolines, battle beam, and foam pit at the smaller park in Sewell. At both locations, Open jump is offered every day from 10am – 8pm, and kids 6 and under get the park to themselves from 9-10am (daily Monday–Saturday, and the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month). The parks also host weekly teen and family nights, as well as a sensory-friendly jump on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

Get Air – Freehold and Mays Landing
Large trampolines bordered in neon yellow on the primary jumping floor allow plenty of room for flips, cartwheels, and airborne tricks. Vertical trampolines, a dodgeball court, basketball hoops, and individual trampolines are also on the main floor. Tumble tracks, ladders, and foam pits are equipped with video monitors, so kids can watch their moves on the big screen. The Small Air court is reserved for kids under 46" with a viewing area for parents. 

Rock 'n' Air Adventure Park – East Brunswick 
COMING SOON This 70,000-square-foot indoor park will include multiple trampolines, along with a ropes course, climbing wall, laser tag, and a three-level playground. 

Rebounderz – Edison
Open jump space, airborne dodgeball, slam-dunk basketball, and bouncing laser tag are some of the attractions at this indoor trampoline spot that's ideal for school-age kids. An arcade and indoor playground provide post-jump entertainment and cool-down, and a cafe serves basic fare. Summer camp sessions will be announced soon. 

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Bouncing dodgeball is part of the fun at Rockin' Jump.

Rockin' Jump – Wayne
Ninja obstacles, a vertical wall with multiple climbing lanes, a foam cube pit, and free jump zone will keep kids busy at this spot near Willowbrook Mall. Bouncing dodgeball and slam-dunk hoops add to the fun. Birthday parties, free wi-fi and a cafe are also available. 

Sky Zone – Allendale, Mt. Olive, Moorestown, Lakewood, South Plainfield, Pine Brook, Hamilton Township, Ocean Township, and Springfield  
This pioneering indoor trampoline park with nine New Jersey locations features a massive freestyle jumping floor, tumble track, Sky Hoops, Ultimate Dodgeball, a huge foam pit, wobbly sky ladder, and a curved, warped wall that kids can try to scale. The lobby offers arcade games and a cafe. Party rooms can accommodate large groups.

Kids can test speed, strength, agility, and stamina in Urban Air's Warrior Course. 

Urban Air – Milltown, Avenel, Hackensack, and Hazlet (coming soon)
A springy tumble track and "drop zone" air bag landing make this spot ideal for practicing airborne tricks. Walls and floors of trampolines, a warrior obstacle course, and a foam pit battle beam will attract older kids, while the "Tubes" indoor playground is restricted to children 9 and younger. Check website for weekly open jump sessions and special events. 

Xtreme Energy – Englewood
We had an awesome time on our recent visit to this new indoor action center. In addition to a trampoline gride, there's a three-level climbing structure surrounded by foam and ball pits, a ropes course, a ninja course, rock climbing, virtual reality, and more.​

NJ Bounce Houses 

Bounce Safari – Waldwick
In addition to regularly scheduled open bounce times, Bounce Safari hosts innovative programs like Lunch Bunch (90 minutes of bouncy fun, followed by a healthy lunch and storytime), Art Adventure, and Musical Safari. Registration is required for open bounce sessions and for all special programs.​ 

BounceU – Cherry Hill, Paramus, West Windsor
Geared toward birthday parties and themed open-bounce sessions, this jumping emporium is especially good for younger kids. Scheduled events include preschool play dates, kids' night out, and family bounce, as well as character sessions with Elmo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Jake and the Neverland Pirates, followed by a craft project and snacks. Tea party and Lego-themed events are also on the calendar. 

Jumping Jungle – East Brunswick 
This birthday party bounce zone features inflatable slides, tunnels, pop-up obstacles, and a "rock" wall, in addition to a soccer target. Laser tag can be added to party packages. A weekly open jump schedule with weekend sessions is updated online.  

Jump On In – Hasbrouck Heights
Bounce the day away at this indoor facility featuring inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides, tunnels, and more! Preschool Open Jump and All Age Open Jump are offered regularly.

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Bounce and shoot hoops at Pump It Up.

Pump It Up – Blackwood, Freehold, Hamilton, Lakewood, Marlton, Piscataway, Randolph, Roselle Park, Secaucus
Floor-to-ceiling inflatables in two different rooms keep kids moving. They can climb up a slippery rope ladder to slide down a huge chute, or duck under obstacles to crawl up to the the top of another slide. Basketball hoops, air hockey, and foam construction blocks round out the fun. The Roselle Park location recently opened a Ninja obstacle course outfitted with hanging bridges, slack lines, jungle swings, and cargo tube nets.

Safety First

Before kids can go airborne, parents or caregivers are required to sign safety waivers, which can be filled out online in advance and kept on file to save time. Staff members monitor the trampolines and bounce surfaces to ensure jumpers follow all safety guidelines, so be sure to remind your kids of the rules before they jump. Check websites for each facility's hours, open jump times, pricing, and special events, including toddler-only time, parents' nights out, and sensory-friendly jump sessions. And don't forget socks! 

Photos courtesy of the venues.

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