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Union County NJ Indoor Things to Do with Kids and Teens

Jersey Family Fun helps you explore indoor things to do with kids in Union 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 Union County things to do and trust us there are plenty of indoor activities in Union County.

About our guide to fun indoor things to do in Union 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 Union 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 Union County that would like to be included here or featured more prominently please contact Jenn at [email protected].

Union County NJ Indoor Things to Do with Kids and Teens

Top Attractions for Indoor Activities in Union County NJ

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

The Model Railroad Club in Union, NJ

Have a love of trains? Come visit this 11,000 square foot facility hour hours of fun. The Model Railroad Club is one of the largest model railroad clubs in North America. Come see for yourself at 295 Jefferson Ave. Call 908-964-9724 for more information.

William Miller Sperry Observatory in Cranford, NJ

Have a love of Space? Want to catch a glimpse of a shooting star? Check out the William Miller Sperry Observatory located at 1033 Springfield Ave. Call 908-709-7000 for more information.

Linden Lanes in Linden, NJ

Bowling anyone? Enjoy playing with friends, or join a league at Linden Lanes. Afterward, you can unwind with a full-service grill and some arcade games. Located at 741 N Stiles St. Call 908-925-3550 for more information.

Union County NJ Indoor Playgrounds

My Gym in Westfield, NJ

Run, jump, and slide at the My Gym indoor playground. Classes, party, and camp packages are also available. Located at 1100 S Ave. Call 908-317-0888 for more information.

Kids Empire Linden in Linden, NJ

Slide into tons of fun in a world where a kid can be a kid. Kids Empire is located at 860 W Edgar Rd. Call 908-257-0530 for more information.

Restaurants with indoor playgrounds

  • Chick Fil A in Union, NJ 908-688-4515
  • McDonald’s in Clark, NJ 732-396-3445
  • McDonald’s in Elizabeth, NJ 908-351-4548
  • McDonald’s in Garwood, NJ 908-789-1299
  • McDonald’s in Scotch Plains, NJ 908-322-5270
  • McDonald’s in Union City, NJ 201-866-6777

Attractions with indoor playgrounds

  • Pump It Up in Roselle Park, NJ 908-245-5867
indoor playground

Indoor Events in Union County NJ

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

More Indoor Things to do in Union 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.

Union County Library

A quick look at the libraries of Union County calendars shows several indoor events like: reading clubs, chess, and technology classes. Union County offers over 20 different libraries, there’s sure to be one nearby that’s the perfect place for indoor fun.

Union County Roller Skating Rinks

You can’t go wrong with spending the day indoor roller skating.

  • At this time we are not aware of any roller skating in Union County.
Roller skates waiting on a counter at South Jersey roller skating rink

Union 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 Union County NJ.

  • Union Sports Arena in Union, NJ 908-687-8610
  • Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle, NJ 908-298-7849
  • The Westfield Rink in Westfield, NJ 908-687-8610

Union 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 Union County bowling alleys.

  • Linden Lanes in Linden, NJ 908-925-3550
  • Bowl-Rite Lanes in Union City, NJ 201-864-2667
  • Jersey Lanes in Linden, NJ 908-486-6300

Union County Trampoline Parks

Sometimes the kids have so much energy you just need to let them bounce and jump it out. These Union County trampoline parks will help you do just that.

  • SkyZone in Springfield, NJ  973-671-5100
Nj trampoline park boy climbing rope ladder over foam square pit
Photo Credit Lynn W.

Union 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 Union County escape rooms.

  • We’re currently looking for Union County escape rooms.

Union 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 Union County NJ offers indoor laser tag.

  • Lively Laser Tag in Springfield, NJ 973-788-5993
Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark laser tag

Rock Climbing in Union County NJ

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

  • We’re still searching for rock climbing experiences in Union County.
gravity vault rock climbing in nj

Union County Arcades

Got Pac-Man fever? Need to shoot some hoops? Craving a game of skeeball? These arcades in Union County NJ offer so many arcade games you may just forget that you ‘had’ to spend the day indoors.

  • Yestercades in Westfield, NJ 908-228-2398
  • C-Spot Gaming in Rahway, NJ No number available
Line up of NBA Hoops Basketball games at NJ arcade in gloucester

Indoor Swimming in Union 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.

  • Aquatics Program at the BOys & Girls Club in Union, NJ 908-687-2697
  • The Gateway Family YMCA in Union, NJ 908-688-9622

Art Studios in Union County

Create something beautiful at one of these art studios.

  • Color Me Mine in Summit,  NJ – 908-598-0248 (Pottery Art)
  • AR Workshop in Westfield, NJ 908-367-9054  (Painting and DYI Projects)
  • Fire Me Up in Cranford, NJ  908-272-2600 (Painting)
  • Maes Art Studio in Union, NJ  908-679-9314 (Painting)
  • Paint Noir Art Studio in Union, NJ  908-335-9435 (Painting)
  • Henley Studio in Union, NJ  908-249-0073 (Painting)
  • ArtXo Studios in Roselle Park, NJ  908-445-7956 (Painting)
  • Visual Arts Center in Summit, NJ  908-273-9121
  • Sunny Side Studio NJ in Scotch Plains, NJ  (No number available) (Painting and ceramics)
  • ArtSpace 4U in Scotch Plains, NJ  917-574-0240 (Drawing and Painting)
kids sitting around with painting kits

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Union 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 Union County.

Union County Museums

Explore the arboretum, art, clothing, and gardens at these Union County museums.

Liberty Hall Museum in Union, NJ

Take home a piece of potted history from the heritage tree plant. Then come inside the Liberty Hall Museum to learn about the history of many portraitures and much more. Located at 1003 Morris Ave. Call 908-527-0400 for more information.

Miller-Cory House Museum in Westfield, NJ

Attend a festival, or see how housewives lived in the 1700’s. Located at 614 Mountain Ave. Call 908-232-1776 for more information.

Crane-Phillips House in Cranford, NJ 

Come get a glimpse of what life was like in the Victorian era at the Crane-Phillips House. Located at 124 N Union Ave. Call 908-276=0082 for more information.

Caldwell Parsonage in Union , NJ

Explore the Caldwell Parsonage’s collection of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, published works, as well as other related materials related to the history of the town. Located at 909 Caldwell Ave. Call 908-687-7977 for more information.

Springfield Historical Society in Springfield, NJ

Welcome to this Historic Cannon Ball House. See bagpipes and many more artifacts at this museum. Located at 126 Morris Ave. Call 973-912-4464 for more information.

Union County Movie Theaters

As of May 21, 2023, there are 4 movie theaters in Union County, New Jersey.

  • The Cranford Theater in Cranford, NJ 908-588-2477
  • AMC Mountainside 10 in Mountainside, NJ 908-232-6587
  • AMC Aviation 12 in Linden, NJ 908-474-0271
  • AMC Jersey Gardens, Elizabeth, NJ 908-289-1855

Union 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 Union County NJ, we have 9 performing arts theaters.

  • The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ 732-499-8226
  • Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre in Cranford, NJ 908-276-7611
  • Vivid Stage also known as Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre in Summit, NJ 908-514-9654
  • Wilkins Theatre (Kean Stage located in Kean University) in Union, NJ 908-737-7469
  • New Jersey Youth Symphony in New Providence, NJ 908-771-5544
  • Ritz Theatre & Performing Arts Center in Elizabeth, NJ 908-351-7575
  • Stony Hill Players Theatre in Summit, NJ 908-738-1115
  • The Summit Playhouse in Summit, NJ 908-273-2192
  • Westfield Community Players in Westfield, NJ 908-232-1221
Honk Ugly Ducking Two River Theatre Doug prepares to read to us

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

While a visit to The Model Railroad Club, William Miller Sperry Observatory, or Linden Lanes falls among the top in our list of indoor things to do in Union 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 Union County, please read our blog posts about things to do in Union County.

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