Things to do with Kids in Essex County

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by

Jersey Family Fun helps you explore things to do with kids in Essex County, New Jersey.

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Indoor Things to do with Kids in Essex County

Bowling Alleys in Essex County

  • Brunswick Zone Bellville Lanes – 679 Washington Ave, Belleville.  (973) 751-2111. 
  • Eagle Rock Lanes – 424 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange. (973) 731-6363.  

Ice Skating Rinks in Essex County

  • Clary Anderson Arena – 41 Chestnut St, Montclair. (973) 744-6088.
  • Essex Skating Club of New Jersey560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. (973) 731-3828
  • Ironbound Arena – 226 Rome St,  Newark. (973) 733-3707. 
  • Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain – 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. (973) 731-3828.

Indoor Family Attractions in Essex County

  • The Art Garage – 356 Glenwood Ave, East Orange. (973) 677-7701.
  • Barnes and Noble – Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston. (973) 758-1310.
  • Bass Arts Studio – 202 Park St, Montclair. (973) 509-7588.
  • Chocolate Works1170 Town Center Way, Livingston. (973) 740-9090. 
  • Chocolate Works321 Millburn Ave, Millburn. (973) 218-9222.
  • Chocolate Works42 South Park Street, Montclair.(973) 744-3344.
  • Doin’ Dishes – 50 Church St, Montclair. (973) 744-8589.
  • Express Yourself Studios – 1877 Springfield Ave, Maplewood. (973) 763-5256.
  • GlassRoots Studio – 10 Bleeker St, Newark. (973) 353-9555.
  • Jerry’s Artist Outlet – Essex Green Shopping Center, 495 Prospect Ave, West Orange. (973) 669-0995. 
  • Jumpnasium – 204 Passaic Ave, Fairfield. (973) 808-1700.
  • Monster Mini Golf – 194 US Highway 46, Fairfield. (973) 244-0026.
  • Rock Paper Scissors – Rock Paper Scissors – 15 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair. (973) 337-6759. 

Indoor Playrooms in Essex County

  • Build n’ Blocks – members only indoor play area. 46 E Northfield Rd, Livingston. (888) 959-2562.
  • Funtime Junction – 400 Fairfield Rd, Fairfield. (973) 882-9777.
  • Jersey Explorer Children’s Museum – 192 Dodd Street, East Orange.  (973) 673-6900.  
  • Kidgits Indoor Playground in the Livingston Mall – 112 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston. (973) 994-9391.
  • Kidville – members only indoor play area. 516 Valley Rd, Montclair. (973) 826-0350.
  • The Little Gym – members only indoor play area. 353 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. (973) 228-1787.
  • The Little Gym – members only indoor play area. 4215 Town Center Way, 2nd Floor, Livingston. (973) 422-1722.
  • The Little Gym – members only indoor play area. 1 Greenwood Ave #3, Montclair. (973) 744-1002.
  • McDonald’s PlayPlace – 1339 Broad St, Bloomfield. (973) 338-4641.
  • McDonald’s PlayPlace- 573 Northfield Ave, West Orange. (973) 731-8829.
  • My Gym – members only indoor play area. 235 Prospect Ave, West Orange. (973) 731-2022.

Libraries in Essex County

Museums in Essex County

Roller Skating Rinks in Essex County

  • Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center7th Ave & Clifton Ave, Newark. (973) 482-8900. 
  • Gero Park Hockey Rink – 315 White Oak Ridge Rd, Millburn. (973) 379-2221.
  • Taylor Park Skate Ramp – 237 Oakland Rd, Maplewood. 

Theatres (Theatrical Performances) in Essex County

  • 4th Wall Theatre Inc.– 449 Franklin St, Bloomfield. (973) 996-8484. 
  • 1978 Maplewood Arts Center – 1978 Springfield Ave, Maplewood. (862) 438-8191. 
  • Children’s Theater Workshop/The Peppermint Players – 111 Irvington Ave. South Orange. 
  • Essex County College: Mary B. Burch Theater – A. Zachary Yamba Building; Room 5105  303 University Ave, Newark. (973) 877-3071. 
  • Essex Youth Theater – 14 Alvin Pl,  Upper Montclair. (973) 746-3303. 
  • JCC Metro West – 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange.  (973) 530-3400.
  • Luna Stage – 555 Valley Rd, West Orange. (973) 395-5551. 
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center -1 Center St,  Newark. 
  • Newark Symphony Hall -1020 Broad St, Newark. (973) 643-8014. 
  • Nutley Little Theater – 47 Erie Pl, Nutley. (973) 667-0374. 
  • Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center – 240 Belleville Ave, Bloomfield. 
  • Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC) – Boland Dr, West Orange. 
  • Papermill Playhouse – 22 Brookside Dr,  Millburn. (973) 376-4343. 
  • Peak Performances at Montclair State University -1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair. 
  • Pushcart Players – 261 Bloomfield Ave # 1, Verona. (973) 857-1115. 
  • Running Rabbit Family Theatre186 Walnut Street Suite 104, Bloomfield. (862) 202-2243. 
  • South Orange Performing Arts Center – 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange. (973) 313-2787. 
  • Studio Players – 14 Alvin Pl, Upper Montclair. (973) 744-9752. 
  • Teatro Si – Galeria West Art Gallery  111 Quimby Street, Downtown , Westfield. (908) 301-9496.  
  • Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College – 449 Franklin St, Bloomfield.  (973) 748-9000 ext. 1279. 
  • The Wellmont Theatre – 5 Seymour St, Montclair. (973) 783-9500. 
  • Youth Orchestras of Essex County – Maplewood. (973) 506-YOEC.

Movie Theaters in Essex County

  • AMC Dine-in Theaters Essex Green 9 – 495 Prospect Avenue West Orange. (973) 731-6692. 
  • Bow Tie Cinemas South Orange Cinemas – 1 SOPAC Way, West Orange. (973) 761-0256. 
  • Bow Tie Cinemas Clairidge Cinemas – 486 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair. (973) 746-1461.
  • Bow Tie Cinemas Caldwell Cinema 4 – 317 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell. (973) 226-9059.
  • Bow Tie Cinemas Bellevue 4 – 260 Bellevue Ave, Montclair. (973) 744-1455.
  • Bow Tie Cinemas Millburn Cinemas – 350 Millburn Ave, Millburn. (973) 376-0800.
  • CityPlex 12 Newark – 60-394 Springfield Ave, Newark. (973) 642-5555. 
  • Maplewood Theater – 155 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood. (973) 763-3100.

Outdoor Things to do with Kids in Essex County

Campgrounds in Essex County

  • Visit our listing of New Jersey Campgrounds for our list of Essex County, New Jersey Campgrounds (coming soon).

Farms in Essex County

 

Outdoor Family Attractions in Essex County

    • Avis Campbell GardensUnited Way Building at 60 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair. 201-746-9614. 
    • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills. 973-376-3587.  
    • Essex County Environmental Center621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland. 973-228-8776. 
    • Essex Equestrian Center12-22 Woodland Ave, West Orange. (973) 731-4182.
    • Greenwood Gardens274 Old Short Hills Rd, Short Hills. 973-258-4026. 
    • Monster Mini Golf194 US-46,  Fairfield. (973) 244-0026. 
    • Newark Bears450 Broad St,  Newark. (973) 848-1000.
    • Presby Iris Gardens474 Upper Mountain Ave, Montclair. 973-783-5974. 
    • Safari Mini GolfSouth Mountain Reservation, 9 Cherry Ln, West Orange. (862) 520-5024. 
    • Turtle Back ZooSouth Mountain Reservation, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange. (973) 731-5800. 
    • Van Vleck Gardens21 Van Vleck St, Montclair. (973) 744-4752.

 

Parks & Playgrounds in Essex County

  • Visit our listing of Essex County, New Jersey Parks & Playgrounds.

Places to Swim in Essex County

  • Essex County Beaches
    • No known beaches in Essex county.

 

 

  • Essex County Community Pools
    • Boylan Recreation Center916 S Orange Ave, Newark. (973) 733-8947.
    • Bradford Bath and Tennis Club21 Woodstone Dr, Cedar Grove. (973) 746-3108.
    • Caldwell Community Center1 Provost Square, Caldwell. (973) 228-7665. 
    • Cedar Street PoolWoodside Ave, West Caldwell. (973) 226-4817. 
    • Essex Pool41 Chestnut St, Montclair. (973) 509-4915. 
    • Fairfield  Community Pool306 Big Piece Rd, Fairfield.  (973) 882-2720.
    • Glen Ridge Community Pool35 Clark St,  Glen Ridge. (973) 743-2160. 
    • Ginny Duenkel Pool601/2 Cherry St, West Orange.  (973) 325-4085. 
    • Ironbound Aquatic Center226 Rome St, Newark. (973) 733-5838.
    • Jewish Community Center of Metro West760 Northfield Ave,  West Orange. (973) 530-3400. 
    • John F. Kennedy Recreation Center211 W Kinney St, Newark. (973) 733-5483. 
    • Maplewood Community Pool187 Boyden Ave,  Maplewood. (973) 761-6330.
    • Montclair Beach Club725 Grove St,  Montclair. (973) 746-6228.
    • Montclair YMCA25 Park St, Montclair. (973) 744-3400.
    • Mountainside Pool1005 Mountain Ave, Mountainside. (908) 232-0132.
    • Northland Park PoolJefferson Ct,  Livingston. (973) 535-7929.
    • South Orange Community Pool – South Orange. (973) 378-7766.
    • St. Peter’s Recreation Center378 Lyons Ave,  Newark. (973) 733-8006.
    • West Essex  Branch YMCA321 S Livingston Ave, Livingston. (973) 992-7500. 
    • Westville Avenue Pool293 Westville Ave, West Caldwell. (973) 226-0432.
    • YMCA of Newark and Vicinity600 Broad St, Newark.  (973) 624-8900.

 

 

  • Essex County Lakes
    • No known lakes in Essex County.

 

 

  • Essex County Splash Pads and Waterparks
    • Riverfront Park1-3 Brill St, Newark. (973) 268-3500. 
    • Weequahic ParkElizabeth Ave & Meeker Ave, Newark. (973) 268-3500. 
    • West Side Park – So. 13th St. & 18th Ave, Newark. (973) 268-3500. 
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