• Unique Indoor Kid Friendly Activities in Hoboken

    A large amount of Hoboken’s population is made up of families, and there’s no denying that there are a countless number of family friendly activities around to keep busy. There are piers, a ton of parks, and a whole square mile to walk around in, but the weather doesn’t always call for outdoor activities. That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of unique indoor classes in Hoboken for children to enjoy — and for your sanity. So, keep on reading to see where you can keep busy with children inside during the colder/rainy months:

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    Urban Jungle Play {1140 Maxwell Lane}

    Just picture one of Hoboken’s playgrounds — but indoors. Head to Urban Jungle Play where your child can enjoy a playground in any weather. Yes, there’s literally an entire playground set {slide, swings, and all} inside this space. There’s also an area for smaller children with toys, books, and even a live fish tank that will be sure to mesmerize the little ones. Open play is $20.

    Kidville {1202 Shipyard Lane}

    If you’re stuck in the house with a child full of energy, go on over to Kidville for “playspace”, an open-play in their gym that has a full trampoline, mats to play on {that are usually set up obstacle-course style}, and a variation of toys. If you’re looking for more structure, sign them up for one of their music, art, science, or gym classes. They offer a free trial class if you want to try it out.

    The Hoboken Public Library {500 Park Avenue}

    The Hoboken Public Library hosts events and programs on the daily, so there is always something going on. The children’s section upstairs often hosts story times and other fun programs for children. Check out their website or stop in to see what’s going on when you plan on visiting. Library events are free.

    The Turquoise Cup {720 Monroe Street – Monroe Center}

    Every Tuesday and Sunday at 11AM, the Turquoise Cup holds “Toddler Tuesdays” and “Storytime Sunday” where they read a story and paint a ceramic piece that goes with the theme of the book. The cost is $25, and this includes the souvenir you and your little artist create and get to take home. This is also a great spot for some everyday fun where children can get creative and get to take home a piece of their very own art.

    READ: Indoor Winter Activities in Hoboken + Jersey City

    Symposia Community Bookstore {510 Washington Street}

    Enjoy a daily puppet show at Puppetonia, held at Symposia Bookstore on Washington Street. They have music, bubbles and of course — puppets. As if that wasn’t enough, children get to choose a free book on their first visit! Each visit is $17 and the schedule can be found online. Weekend shows have also been added.

    Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson Street}

    Why not learn more about this wonderful town we call home? And who doesn’t love free activities? Explore the city’s history at the Hoboken Historical Museum — but more importantly, they have a FREE story time on Thursdays {at 10 and 11am} called “Penny’s Storytime”.

    The Gravity Vault {1423 Clinton Street}

    If you have a daring one on your hands, a visit to The Gravity Vault {Hoboken’s newest and only rock-climbing spot} is a must. With 25,000 square feet of climbing space, this is the ultimate indoor spot for kids to have fun.

    Little Bee Learning Studio {163 4th Street}

    The Pinta & Play class at Little Bee Learning Studio allows children to tune into their creative side. It is a great way to have your child paint, explore, and get messy {without having to do it at home}. On the more educational side, this is also a great place to pick up Spanish vocabulary and focus on your child’s language skills at an early age.

    See More: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Learn Language Hoboken {+ Spring Schedule}


    Monroe Street Movement Space {720 Monroe Street – Monroe Center}

    If you’re looking for a different spin on the mommy and me music class, then the Monroe Street Movement Space is worth a visit. Developed and taught by Dena Reynolds, Monroe Street Movement Space have been open in the Monroe Center for 20+ years and they have classes ranging for children of all ages. The mommy and me classes are filled with yoga movements, educational songs, and adorable obstacle courses. It is meant to promote motor skills and stimulate brain development.

    Do you have a favorite indoor-play spot? Share with us in the comments!

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    Written by:

    Ashley is a thoroughbred Jersey girl who has lived in Hoboken for 7 years. After graduating from Fordham University with a degree in Journalism and Psychology, she pursued a career in the AdTech space. (think banner ads and website analytics) Although hard to say goodbye, she can now be found focusing on full time mom business and contributing to multiple blogs. She is always on the lookout for the next family fun event or mommy & me class. She is hoping her investigative nature will help other #hobokenmoms find fun things to do!

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