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The Best Indoor Party Places for Kids in NJ

The latest update to The Best Indoor Party Places in NJ is written by Lindsay Podolak.

The depths of a Jersey winter can bring out cabin fever in anyone, especially kids. This presents a particular challenge for parents planning a kid’s birthday party during the cold season. How can we satisfy a group of cooped-up kids with energy to burn when running around outside is not an option? Worry not, because New Jersey is full of indoor birthday party specialists who can help.

Check out these indoor birthday party options in New Jersey that deliver serious fun, no matter what time of year it is.

Quick Click Guide: Select an NJ Region below to find an Indoor Party spot near you.
| North Jersey | Central Jersey | Jersey Shore | South Jersey |

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North Jersey

young girl cooking at Bambino Chef Indoor Party

Bambino Chef

Location: 213 Newark Avenue, Jersey City (or in your home)
Price: Packages start at $495 for 10 guests, then $15 per additional child.
Details: Your child can choose their own theme and the cooking activity of their choice. After cooking up a storm and enjoying some cooking-related coloring, kids will feast on good ol’ reliable pizza. All parties are customizable, and add-ons such as face painting and an ice cream bar are available. You can even request an adult catering menu to serve the grown-ups at the event.
Why I like it: If your child is a current student in a Bambino Chef class, you’ll get a 15% discount on your party package. Otherwise, you can book a weekday party and get $100 off your total!
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Bella Princess

Location: 98 Broad Street, Bloomfield or the Oakeside Mansion (or in your home)
Price: Packages at Bella’s or Oakeside start at $749 for 10 guests, then $30 per additional child. In-home packages start at $299 for one hour.
Details: Step into your favorite fairy tale with an enchanting birthday party designed by Bella Princess. Kids can choose from more than twenty different party themes, each with its own décor, characters, music, games, and activities. Current packages include Fairytale Parties and Spa Parties, as well as Birthday Breakfasts. You can also host your party at Oakeside Mansion to bring an extra touch of magic to your child’s birthday.
Why I like it: Want to see Bella Princess in action before committing to a party? Attend a monthly event, like the Valentine’s Royal Tea Party, by purchasing tickets online.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Liberty Science Center

Location: 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
Price: $775 for a 2-hour Birthday Extravaganza. Price includes 20 guests, $16.50 per additional guest.
Details: Budding scientists ages 12 and under can hold Mad Scientist-themed parties and choose from tabletop activities like creating dinosaur eggs, crafting a rocket out of straw, or concocting colorful, gooey polymer (aka slime). In addition, party-goers can make full use of Liberty Science Center either before or after their party. Meanwhile, the cake, drinks, and decorations are included with the private rooms, along with other discounts and perks.
Why I like it: Available add-ons include goody bags, planetarium shows, and simulator rides, so your birthday kid can build the party they want.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Central Jersey

indoor party at Just Bead Yourself

Just Bead Yourself

Location: 113 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor, Westfield
Price: Party packages vary by theme and number of guests
Details: The sky’s the limit with the amazing themed parties offered at Just Bead Yourself! For example, choose the Descendants Dance Party and have fun creating a Descendants necklace. Or pick an Emoij, Jojo Siwa, or Harry Potter party – you can see all the options online. Of course, pizza, drinks, cupcakes, and tableware are all included in your party package.
Why I like it: Mommy and Me Beading Parties allow the moms to stay at the party and help the little ones make their jewelry, plus make a pair of earrings for themselves.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

My Gym

Location: | Cherry Hill | Glen Rock | Hoboken | Jersey City | Manalapan | Princeton | North Bergen | Shrewsbury | West Orange | New Providence | Westfield |
Price: Packages start at $250, plus a $50 fee for non-members.
Details: The lively staff guide children through a maze of games, activities, rides (like the zipline), and free play on inflatable gym equipment. They efficiently pack in an hour of activity before pizza and a “Happy Birthday” sing-a-long. My Gym handles all aspects of the party so you can relax and enjoy the day without sweating the details.
Why I like it: Book a party here and you’ll have exclusive use of the facility during party hours. You can also choose the Mobile Party Package– the My Gym crew will provide 45 minutes of games and activities at the venue of your choice!
More info: Visit the website.

The Painter’s Loft Art Studio

Location: 1 Tree Farm Road, Pennington
Price: Packages start at $300 for 10 children, $25 per additional child.
Details: Aspiring artists can choose from different party activities such as pottery painting, candle making, clay building, canvas painting, and fashion design. The beautiful location and pretty studio will inspire and please creative kids and parents alike. Meanwhile, guests can bring their own food, snacks, and beverages to enjoy during the party.
Why I like it: Parties are available seven days a week, so you can choose a day and time that works best – even if it’s not a weekend.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Jersey Shore

small boy plays a pinball machine

iPlay America

Location: 110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Price: Packages start at $434.99 for 15 children
Details: When it comes to fun, iPlay has it all– rides, games, and attractions like laser tag, a 4D theater, and virtual bowling. Depending on which party package you choose, guests receive a certain number of tickets and ride passes. But that’s not all, because all parties also come with pizza, drinks, and cupcakes.
Why I like it: Your personal party attendant does all the setup, clean-up, and food service so you can enjoy the party with your child.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Jersey Shore Paint Party

Location: 1787 Route 88, Brick Township
Price: $25 per child with a minimum of 10 children per party
Details: Choose one of the gallery painting ideas like Lovely Night, Ice Princess, or Pineapple Beach…or request your own painting that fits your party theme. Guests receive professional instruction and all necessary materials as they paint a 16 x 20 canvas to bring home with them.
Why I like it: A canvas can be pre-sketched to simply fill in with paint– a perfect option for younger children or those unsure of their artistic ability.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Silverball Museum Arcade

Location: 1000 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park
Price: $195 for up to 13 kids, $15 per additional child.
Details: Spend your indoor birthday party playing good old-fashioned arcade games at the Jersey shore. Party guests will enjoy up to three hours in the arcade, plus a spacious party area with tables and chairs. After you book the party, you can also easily print invitations from the website.
Why I like it: Bring in any food or beverages you want, or feed your guests from the Silverball Cafe – pizza, hot dogs, soft pretzels, and more are available.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call (ext. 3).

South Jersey

Birthday Party at Garden State DIscovery Museum

Garden State Discovery Museum

Location: 2040 Springdale Road, Suite 100, Cherry Hill
Price: $19.95 per child for the Basic Discovery Party (10 child minimum)
Details: Let the kids explore all the fun exhibits Discovery Museum has to offer, like serving food at the Silver Diner or fixing an engine at the Subaru Service Station. Try your hand at being a reporter at the Channel 6 News and Weather desk and then catch a short play in the theater. For your party, you’ll receive exclusive use of a party room for 90 minutes, plus another 90 minutes to roam the museum.
Why I like it: The birthday child gets free admission for two parents and four grandparents on the day of the party.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Pump It Up

Location: | Blackwood | Freehold | Hamilton | Marlton | Piscataway | Randolph | Roselle Park | Secaucus |
Price: $309 for 2-hour Classic Party. Price includes 12 kids ($16.95 per additional child). Other packages are also available.
Details: Bounce houses are a super popular indoor option and for good reason. During Pump It Up’s parties, kids have a blast climbing up giant slides, jumping in the various inflatables, running through obstacle courses, and playing fun games. After bouncing around, they move into a private party room for pizza, drinks, and optional dessert. With nine locations throughout New Jersey, chances are you’ll find one near you.
Why I like it: Pay an extra $50 to turn it into a Glow Party. Each guest will get a glow-in-the-dark accessory and dance around under the special effects lighting for a portion of the party.
More info: Visit the website.

Sugarplum Studio

Location: 211 Berlin Road, Cherry Hill
Price: Party packages vary by type
Details: Pretend you’re the star of a reality baking show when you book a party at Sugarplum Studio, South Jersey’s place for edible art. Choose between decorating cakes, cupcakes, or cookies, plus have time to enjoy snacks and celebrate the birthday child.
Why I like it: At just $275 for up to 12 participants, the Kids DIY Cupcake Decorating Party is a less expensive alternative to instructor-led parties. Supplies are provided, but the guests are left to decorate the cupcakes as they choose.
More info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Hero (Top) Feature Image: © svetaorlova / Dollar Photo Club
Other Photos (in Order) Courtesy:
Bambino Chef / Facebook
Just Bead Yourself / Facebook
Silverball Museum Arcade / Facebook
Garden State Discovery Museum / Facebook

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