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It may be too cold for the playground, but there are plenty of spots in NJ where kids can climb and slide all winter long. From giant mazes to wall-to-wall trampolines, check out these great places for indoor play.

Bergen County

The Big Playhouse

316B Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood
201-314-6341
This out-of-the-ordinary, tech-free playground for little ones and toddlers ages 6 and under is all about make-believe. Kids can engage in imaginative play in a mini town that doubles as a playground.

Burlington County

Elite Climbing

67 Old Kings Hwy., Maple Shade
856-273-1370
Your mini adrenaline junkie can spend the day zooming down the zip line, scaling up rock walls and running in races at this top-notch climbing center. No previous experience is required, so it’s great for brave beginners.

Essex County

Fun Time Junction
400 Fairfield Rd., Fairfield
973-882-9777
Perfect for preschoolers, this spot boasts a huge softplay climbscape, craft corner and a ton of ride-on character vehicles. There’s also laser tag and plenty of carnival games for those a little older.

Hudson County

Funzy Play

125 River Dr. S., Jersey City
551-256-3773
This massive indoor playground is perfect for ages 6 and under. There’s a three-level Jungle Climb for little adventurers, a Toddler Play Learning Room and seasonal scenario play area where their imaginations will run wild.

Pole Position Raceway

RPM Raceway

99 Caven Point Rd., Jersey City
201-333-7223
If your kids have a need for speed, they’ll love conquering the course. Kids (must be at least 4 feet tall and 6 years old) get to compete in go-kart races that teach control, speed and endurance. There’s also an arcade and VR games for them to play.

Hunterdon County

Bounce City

176 Rte. 202, Ringoes
908-777-0080
Break a sweat playing trampoline basketball, in the gaga pit and on obstacle courses. There are also bounce houses, an arcade and Toddler Town, a bounce area especially for kids ages 5 and under. Socks are required to enter the play area.

Middlesex County

The Jumping Jungle 

10 Alvin Ct., Ste. 100, East Brunswick
732-613-5867
All ages can climb and slide on eight inflatables, play laser tag, go head-to-head in the arcade and see if they can brave the hurricane simulator. There’s also no need to sit on the sidelines: Adults can get in on the action in kids vs. adults laser tag.

Monmouth County

House of Bounce

5100 Belmar Blvd. Ste. 9, Wall
732-919-0999
Looking to burn some energy on an extra yucky winter afternoon? This 10,000-square-foot spot is packed with nine huge inflatables. Don’t forget to wear socks.

iPlay America

110 Schanck Rd., Freehold
732-577-8200
This gigantic space features a go-kart raceway, a 6,500-square-foot outer-space-themed laser tag arena and a slew of classic boardwalk games. Take on rides like the carousel and bumper cars, too.

JerZJump

51 Stout Ln., Monmouth Junction
732-438-5867
Ages 7 and under can take on all 17,500 square feet of fun here. There are bounce facilities, an open play room, rock wall, arcade and bumper cars.

Junglerrific

600 Rike Dr., Millstone Twp.
732-577-1118
Little climbers can fly through the air on the trampolines, tumble on squishy inflatables and scale the highest heights on the indoor jungle gym. Don’t miss the chance to free fall into a giant foam sponge pit or to reach new heights on the rope swing.

Morris County

The Funplex

182 NJ-10, East Hanover
973-428-1166
3320-24 NJ-38, Mount Laurel
856-273-9666
Kids take their pick from bumper cars, go-karts, bowling, a huge foam play area, laser tag and a 4-D motion theater in these ginormous, everything-under-the-sun facilities.

Ocean County

Bounce About

1 South Main St., Unit A4, Toms River
732-608-7108
This space is equipped with a two-story laser tag zone (ages 5 and up), a fun zone with a sports arena and inflatables, an indoor playground and more. Infants get to check out Lou’s Little Joey’s, a soft play area for infants with interactive discovery walls, a merry go round, tug boat and more.

KiDnetic

2 Changebridge Rd. East Building, Unit E, Montville
973-331-9001
The three-level play structure complete with slides, tunnels and obstacles is the biggest attraction at this fun zone. There’s also a smaller toddler playground just for ages 3 and under with a ball pit and slide. Big kids can test their skills on the rock wall and the zip line.

Somerset County

Branchburg Sports Complex

47 Readington Rd., Branchburg
908-203-1600
Bigger is better—especially when it comes to play spaces. And this complex is huge. Explore the spot’s multi-level PlayMaze, or show off their skills on three indoor turf fields, four batting cages and 9,000-square-foot fantasy-themed laser tag arena.

LaserZone

Bridgewater Sports Arena
1425 Frontier Rd., Bridgewater
732-627-0006
Tons of fog and blacklight madness take modern-day capture-the-flag over the top on weekends. Adventurers five and up can play real-life Ghostbusters by hiding in the maze’s nooks and crannies.

Sussex County

Laser One

Wantage Plaza Shopping Center
205 Rte. 23, Wantage
973-702-0500
Take the game of hide-and-seek up a notch in this 6,000-square-foot, multi-level space with fog and light displays. Take a break between rounds with mini bowling, mini-golf and tons of arcade games.

Multiple Locations

The Gravity Vault

Multiple locations in NJ
A perfect fit for your first-time climber, this chain boasts tons of hands-on instructors that push kids five and up to new heights.

Kidz Village

131 South 31st St., Kenilworth
908-445-7220
2 Garfield Ave., Jersey City
201-333-7676
507 King Georges Rd., Woodbridge
732-826-8577
Thirty seconds on the swings and he’s onto something else? No problem—this play spot is all about options. Kids ages 10 and under won’t have the chance to get bored as they scale walls, shoot down slides, crawl through tunnels and race across suspended bridges at this giant indoor playground. They can also explore more than 12 imaginary play worlds, play arcade games or take a break in the movie theater-themed activity room.

Pump It Up

Multiple locations in NJ
Jumping beans of all ages can spend some time at this gigantic bounce house packed with tons of inflatables. Try the glow party, which turns down the lights to make way for neon effects and glow sticks. Don’t forget your socks!

Sky Zone

Locations in Maple Shade, Ocean Twp. and Pine Brook
For those who’ve outgrown ball pits and tunnels, check out this enormous arena with wall-to-wall trampolines. Kids and adults can bounce it up in the main court, take the plunge into the Foam Zone”(10,000 foam cubes) or play Ultimate Dodgeball on the trampolines.

New York

Billy Beez

Palisades Center
1000 Palisades Center Dr., Unit A-100, West Nyack
845-915-4709
Get lost in Billy’s Rainforest, a 25,000-square-foot space that boasts dozens of safari-themed slides, bouncy trampolines and obstacle courses. Don’t leave without diving into the giant ball pit.

Bounce! Trampoline Sports

612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage
845-268-4000
Kids can hit the dodgeball court, practice their slam dunk on the basketball court or launch themselves into the sky on one of the trampolines. Plus, the Bounce Jr. Zone for 5-and-unders has its own trampoline court, a foam pit and mini bounce castle.

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