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Bergen County NJ Indoor Things to Do with Kids and Teens

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

Sometimes it’s a rainy day. Sometimes it’s just too crazy hot outdoors and other days it’s so cold you feel like you might freeze in place, those are the days we often take to our computers and phones in search of indoor things to do near me.

While we do offer The Ultimate Guide to New Jersey Indoor Activities for Kids and Teens we know some of our readers want to just hone in on the best indoor things to do in their area of New Jersey. That’s where this guide will come in handy. It’s focused on just the Bergen County things to do and trust us there are plenty of indoor activities in Bergen County.

About our guide to fun indoor things to do in Bergen County NJ

Indoor playgrounds, the top attractions, movie theaters, escape rooms, arcades, bowling alleys, skating rinks, etc we’ve included all the best things to do indoors in Bergen County. You may even discover some indoor activities you hadn’t thought of or you didn’t know you could do indoors in our great state.

We’ve also made sure our list of indoor things to do are activities you can drop in and do or can reserve in advance as an occasional activity. While there are places for classes, lessons, and activities on a regular basis they are not included as part of this guide.

If you represent an indoor attraction in Bergen County that would like to be included here or featured more prominently please contact Jenn at [email protected].

Top Attractions for Indoor Activities in Bergen County NJ

The top attractions in Bergen County provide plenty of indoor activities the entire family will enjoy! Check out these great places.

Arena STEM in Paramus NJ

(201) 301-8144

A visit to Arena STEM is a great rainy day activity for kids of all ages. It has education and amusement all in one. It offers hands on interaction with science and technology through STEM activities, classes, RC cars, slot cars, speed boats, drift cars, robotics, and more!

Humdingers in Paramus NJ

(201) 701-1900

Humdingers in Paramus has everything all in one place. You can spend hours in this Bergen County indoor attraction. There is bowling, batting cages, and an arcade.  When you are exhausted from playing, refuel with a good burger or pizza in their restaurant.

Urban Air Trampoline in South Hackensack NJ

(201) 212-6454

Urban Air Trampoline in South Hackensack is not your ordinary trampoline park. It is loaded with excitement. There are new adventures around every corner. Not only are there places to jump, but they also have rock climbing, basketball, simulators, games, obstacle courses, and much more! It is definitely a must-see must visit location on days you just want to stay indoors!

Monster Mini Golf in Paramus NJ

(201) 261-0032

Monster Mini Golf Golf offers the fun of 18 holes with a twist. Everything glows! If you wear white, you will glow as well! There are ghouls and monster-themed art. After you golf, you can have fun in the arcade.  Score enough tickets, and you can walk away with a prize!

IFLY Indoor Skydiving in Paramus name NJ

(201) 733-4359

IFLY offers a hands-on skydiving event. Take off into the ‘sky’ without ever leaving their indoor space. For guests under 18 years old, an adult must be present and sign a waiver. Even your toddlers can take try skydiving, it is for 3 years old and older. You won’t want to miss this. It gives you a skydiving experience for future thrill seekers.

Bergen County NJ Indoor Playgrounds

Xtreme Energy in Englewood NJ

(201) 408-5555

Xtreme Energy accommodates everyone from toddlers to teens. They have trampolines, a spider wall, virtual reality, soft play, as well as an indoor playground. This place will definitely have your child’s energy spent and ready to sleep well at night.

Paper Street Play in Park Ridge NJ

(201) 383-9083

If you want your child to learn basic life skills, Paper Street Play in Park Ridge is the place to go. Kids can pretend to grocery shop, or make a trip to the doctor. There is also a 50’s style pretend restaurant to go to. Make sure you make reservations. This fun place fills up fast!

Restaurants with indoor playgrounds

  • Chuck E. Cheese, North Bergen, NJ (201)861-1799
  • Burger King, Lyndhurst, NJ (201) 935-6113
  • McDonald’s, Northvale, NJ (201) 767-9779
  • Lily and Liam, Englewood, NJ (201) 567-5111

Attractions with indoor playgrounds

  • Jumping Jax, Paramus, NJ (201) 261-3000
  • Bounce Safari, Waldwick, NJ (201) 857-4000
  • The Great Story, South Hackensack, NJ (201) 426-5898
  • Legoland Discovery Center, East Rutherford, NJ (551) 234-6381
  • Sea Life Aquarium, East Rutherford, NJ (551) 234-6382
  • Dreamworks Water Park, East Rutherford, NJ (833) 263-7326
The Ningago jungle gym inside the Legoland Discovery Center in East Rutherford.

Indoor Events in Bergen County NJ

Our statewide NJ Calendar of Events always has several indoor events in Bergen County. Visit our calendar of Bergen County Events for nearby events.

More Indoor Things to do in Bergen County NJ

Indoor play doesn’t have to be limited to indoor playgrounds or the top attractions with lots of indoor activities. Play can also look like skating at the rink, building with Legos at the library, jumping on trampolines, trying to escape at escape rooms, rock climbing an indoor mountain, battling an opponent in laser tag, or facing off at a video game in an arcade. When you’re looking for fun things to do for the entire family on a rainy day consider one of these activities.

Bergen County Library

A quick look at the Bergen County Library calendar shows several indoor events like: crafts, storytime, and special events. The library offers more than 50 branches, there’s sure to be one nearby that’s the perfect place for indoor fun.

Bergen County Roller Skating Rinks

You can’t go wrong with spending the day indoor roller skating at one of these Bergen County roller skating rinks.

  • Inline Skating Club of America, North Arlington, NJ (201) 998-4722
  • Florham Park Roller Rink, Florham Park, NJ (973) 377-0465

Although you will not find many roller rinks in Bergen County, this one nearby in Florham Park will definitely be worth the trip.

Roller skates waiting on a counter at South Jersey roller skating rink

Bergen County Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

Ice skating is another fun indoor thing to do. Sadly it’s becoming harder to find indoor ice skating in New Jersey, but we found these spots in Bergen County NJ.

  • Fritz Dietl Ice Skating Rink, Westwood, NJ (201) 664-9812
  • Mackay Ice Rink, Englewood, NJ (201) 568-3133
  • The Rink, East Rutherford, NJ (833) 263-7326
  • Ice House, Hackensack, NJ (201) 487-8444
  • Clary Anderson Arena, Montclair, NJ (973) 744-6088

Bergen County Bowling Alley

Rack up the pins! Pick out bowling balls for the kids! Slip into the bowling shoes and take the entire family out for bowling at these Bergen County bowling alleys. Find more bowling alleys in our guide to New Jersey Bowling Alleys.

  • Humdingers Bowling Alley, Paramus, NJ (201) 701-1900
  • Bowlero, Fair Lawn, NJ (201) 797-5400
  • Bowlero, Wallington, NJ (973) 773-9100
  • Holiday Bowl, Oakland, NJ  (201) 337-6516
  • Bowler City, Hackensack, NJ  (201) 343-3545
  • North Arlington Bowl-o-drome, North Arlington, NJ (201) 998-9621
  • Lodi Lanes, Lodi, NJ (862) 591-1160
  • Montvale Lanes, Montvale, NJ (201) 391-3400

Bergen County Trampoline Parks

Sometimes the kids have so much energy you just need to let them bounce and jump it out. These Bergen County trampoline parks will help you do just that. Find more trampoline parks in our guide to NJ Trampoline Parks Near Me & You!

  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Allendale, NJ (201) 574-1800
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Rutherford, NJ Coming March 2024.
  • Urban Air, South Hackensack, NJ (201) 212-6454
Nj trampoline park boy climbing rope ladder over foam square pit
Photo Credit Lynn W.

Bergen County Escape Rooms

If you’ve got a tween too cool for regular indoor things to do or a teen who likes a challenge try some of these Bergen County escape rooms.

  • Cipher Seeker Escape Room, Waldwick,  NJ (201) 251-2583 – Anyone under the age of 14 must have at least one person present who is at least 18 years old.
  • Escape Room NJ, Englewood, NJ (201) 815-1784 – Kids under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Amazing Escape Room, Bloomfield, NJ  (973) 866-5337 – Anyone can play, but players under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Although any age is welcome for the escape rooms, for maximum engagement and understanding, 10 years or older is recommended.

Bergen County Laser Tag

The fun thing about laser tag is that almost everyone in the entire family can do it! Even if you’re not as skilled at shooting (I’m not), I still enjoy trying to zap my kids with lasers. I know they enjoy zapping me. LOL. This location in Bergen County NJ offers indoor laser tag.

  • Tac Ops – Tactical Laser Tag, Fairfield, NJ (973) 753-2651
Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark laser tag

Rock Climbing in Bergen County NJ

Climb a mountain without going outdoors? Yes, it’s possible in Bergen County with these locations that offer indoor rock climbing.

  • The Gravity Vault, Upper Saddle River, NJ (201) 934-7625
  • High Exposure Rock Climbing, Northvale, NJ (201) 768-8600
gravity vault rock climbing in nj

Bergen County Arcades

Got Pac-Man fever? Need to shoot some hoops? Craving a game of skeeball? These arcades in Bergen County NJ offer so many arcade games you may just forget that you ‘had’ to spend the day indoors. Need more arcade options? Read our guide Game On: The Best New Jersey Arcades!

  • There are no arcades that we are aware of in Bergen County. But Dave and Busters in Wayne, NJ ((973) 435-9244) borders Bergen County with every type of arcade game imaginable!
Line up of NBA Hoops Basketball games at NJ arcade in gloucester

Indoor Swimming in Bergen County

Not every day can be a beach day, but it can be a pool day. When it’s a rainy day, too hot, or too cold outside visit one of these indoor pools for swimming or visit a local hotel with an indoor pool and see if they’ll allow you a day pass.

  • Meadowlands Area YMCA, East Rutherford, NJ (201) 955-5300
  • Rutherford Community Aquatic Center, Rutherford, NJ (201) 554-8097

Art Studios in Bergen County

Create something beautiful at one of these art studios.

  • Color Me Mine, Ridgewood, NJ – Ceramic Pottery Painting Studio (201) 445-4898
  • Pinot’s Palette, Ridgewood, NJ – Painting Studio (201) 389-8676
  • The Paint Box, Oradell, NJ – Painting Studio (917) 848-1514
kids sitting around with painting kits

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Bergen County NJ Indoor Places to Visit

Sometimes you aren’t looking for a grand adventure or a day of active play, that doesn’t mean your family can’t still enjoy an indoor day trip. There are plenty of great indoor places to visit in Bergen County.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

(888) 935-6878

You can’t talk about great indoor things to do in Bergen County without including Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Lyndhurt NJ. While you can’t joust with the knights, you can certainly cheer them on in battle, eat like they do, and talk with the queen. Dinners happen nearly every night of the week. Not only can we give you more details in our 10 Tips for a Medieval Times Dinner with Kids, but we can also help you save money with Discount Tickets to Medieval Times New Jersey.

Bergen County Museums

Explore the arts, history, and planes at these Bergen County museums.

Aviation Hall of Fame in Teterboro NJ

(201) 288-6344

If you like air and space, then this is the museum for you. Learn about airplanes old and new as well as space shuttle exploration.

Maywood Station Museum in Maywood NJ

(201) 316-4311

A collection of railroad and historical items fill the rooms of this eclectic museum.

Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls NJ

(973) 655-2378

Calling all baseball fans! Yogi Berra Museum is a must-see for any baseball fan. They have sports-based interactive educational experiences. Explore the language and history of baseball.

Bergen County Movie Theaters

As of March 23, 2023, there are 9 movie theaters in Bergen County, New Jersey.

  • AMC DINE – IN Shops at Riverside Square Mall, Hackensack, NJ (201) 397-1994
  • AMC Garden State 16, Paramus, NJ (201) 291-8524
  • Westwood Cinemas, Westwood, NJ (201) 664-3200
  • AMC Ridgefield Park 12, Ridgefield Park, NJ (551) 999-6481
  • Teaneck Cinemas, Teaneck, NJ (201) 530-7409
  • Bow Tie Warner Theater, Ridgewood, NJ (201) 444-1234
  • AMC Clifton Commons 16, Clifton, NJ (973) 614-0966
  • Secaucus Kerasotes ShowPlace 14, Secaucus, NJ (201) 210-5364
  • Landmark Closter Plaza, Closter, NJ (201) 735-1802

Bergen County Performing Arts Theaters

There is nothing like watching a story come alive on a stage before your eyes. Singers singing, actors acting, and vivid scenery, it’s fun and engaging for the entire family. In Bergen County NJ, we have several fantastic performing arts theaters and theater groups.

  • Bergen Pac, Englewood, NJ (201) 227-1030.
  • Bergen County Players Inc, Oradell, NJ (201) 261-4200. 
  • Ciccone Theater at Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ (201) 447-7100
  • Garage Theatre at Becton Theatre, Teaneck, NJ (201) 569-7710. 
  • Fair Lawn Community Center, Fair Lawn, NJ (201) 796-6746. 
  • Hackensack Cultural Center, Hackensack, NJ (201) 820-3007. 
  • The Players Guild of Leonia, Leonia, NJ (201) 947-9606. 
  • Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ (201) 836-3499. 
  • Radburn Players, Fair Lawn, NJ (201) 873-5570.
Honk Ugly Ducking Two River Theatre Doug prepares to read to us

Recap of the best indoor things to do in Bergen County NJ

While a visit to Arena STEM, Humdingers, Urban Air Trampoline, Monster Mini Golf, or IFLY falls among the top in our list of indoor things to do in Bergen County, New Jersey. We hope our list has shown you that there are plenty of indoor activities nearby to enjoy with the entire family. A rainy day, a snowy day, or a very hot summer day does not have to mean a boring day.

Did we leave a great place for indoor fun off our list? Let us know in the comments below.

For more ideas of things to do in Bergen County, please read our Bergen County series.

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