Stay active this winter with Macaroni Kid's annual Indoor Fun Guide - fun indoor playspaces, playgrounds, museums, movie theaters, libraries, malls, nature centers bounce houses, sports centers in and around Bergen County to keep the kids and yourself from going cabin crazy. Call the venue in advance to confirm hours of operation and tell them Macaroni Kid sent you!
The Children's Department of Barnes and Noble in Paramus has a nice area for children to roam, and play with trains and LEGO duplo. It also hosts regular storytimes. Check Macaroni Kid's calendar for local listings. Open Mondays through Saturdays. 767 Route 17 South, Paramus, 201-445-4589.
Local libraries are a great way to keep cool and exercise the mind. Check out your local library for special activities such as story time, arts & crafts, and movie matinees. Also ask if your local library offers museum guest passes for patrons: two of our favorites in New York City are the American Museum of Natural History and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
Walk the kids around in the mall and get some shopping done. Garden State Plaza and The Outlets at Bergen Town Center have a free indoor playspace for little children to climb, slide and play in. A word of warning - depending on the time of day, it could get crowded with older kids. Open Mondays through Saturdays when the malls are open.
FLAT ROCK BROOK NATURE CENTER in Englewood, 201-567-1265 - FREE indoor "Walk in the Woods" in-depth exhibit to explore Flat Rock Brook's habitats. Open Mondays - Fridays 9AM-5PM, Saturdays - Sundays 1-5PM.
THE BIG PLAYHOUSE in Westwood, 201-314-6341 - Indoor playspace with themed rooms for imaginative play. Open play Tuesdays - Fridays from 10AM to 5PM for ages 6 and under and select weekends. Special character visits on select days. RSVP required.
BILLY BEEZ at Palisades Center, NY, 845-535-9277 - Indoor slides, trampolines, foam ball blasters, sports courts, toddler play area. Open Mondays - Saturdays 10AM-9:30PM, Sundays 10AM-9PM. Best for ages 3 and up.
BOUNCE U in Paramus, 201-843-5880. Toddler Time Bounce, Afternoon Bounce, and special Bounce events Mondays - Fridays. Click HERE for calendar. Must be at least 34" to play in inflatables.
CHUCK E CHEESE in Paramus, 201-487-1088 - Arcade games and toddler play area. Open daily Mondays - Thursdays 11AM-10PM, Fridays 11AM-11PM, Saturdays 10AM-11PM and Sundays 10AM-10PM. Best for ages 4 and up. Read Macaroni Kid's review HERE.
HIGH EXPOSURE in Northvale, 201-768-8600 - Ninja warrior obstacle course and indoor rock climbing. Open Mondays - Fridays 10AM-10PM, Saturdays 10AM-8PM, Sundays 10AM-6PM. Best for ages 5 and up.
JUMPIN JAX in Paramus, 201-261-3000 - Indoor gym and rock climbing. Open Mondays - Saturdays 10AM-7PM, Sundays 10AM-6PM. Best for ages 7 and under.
LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER in Yonkers, NY - Mini LEGO displays, rides, movie theater, Duplo village, LEGO Friends karaoke, and indoor play ground. Open Sunday - Thursdays 10AM-7PM (last entry at 5PM), Fridays - Saturdays 10AM-9PM (last entry at 7PM). Best for ages 4 and up.
LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER in Jersey City, 201-200-1000 - Interactive displays and aquarium. Open Tuesday-Friday 9:30AM-4PM, Saturdays and Sundays 9AM-5:30PM. Closed on Mondays. All ages.
MONSTER MINI GOLF in Paramus, 201-261-0032 - 18 holes of indoor glow in the dark miniature golf, laser tag, and arcade. Open Monday - Thursday 2PM-9PM, Fridays 2PM-10PM, Saturdays 12PM-10PM, Sundays 12PM-8PM. Best for ages 4 and up.
MONTVALE LANES, 201-391-3400 - Open daily, click here for hours. Best for ages 4 and up.
MOVIES, various locations and times. For a different experience, try one of the new dine-in movie theaters AMC in the Shops at Riverside and CMX in Closter.
SKY ZONE in Allendale, 201-574-1800. Indoor trampolines, Ultimate Dodgeball, Sky Slam and Foam Zone. Open Tuesdays - Fridays 4PM-9PM, Saturdays 10AM-9PM, Sundays 10AM-7PM. Closed Mondays. Best for ages 5 and up.
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