Remember that scene in Mrs. Doubfire, when the kids are jumping and flinging themselves on the furniture, dancing on tables and the goats are eating the birthday cake? It seems it wasn’t long after that inflatable parties became all the rage. Coincidence? We think not. Birthdays and bouncing… seriously, does it get any better?
Which makes the opening of Jump On In in Hasbrouck Heights all the more bouncalicious. Started in 2005 as New England’s first and largest indoor inflatable and jumping facility, the franchise has expanded to several states, providing a safe, private space in a fun-filled environment that allows children of all ages to enjoy an athletic, active party on inflatable equipment and trampolines. The newest location, in Bergen, is a veritable jump-filled paradise- in a massive built out space filled with equipment which caters to all ages, from wee ones up through tweens.
Party packages range from small groups to up to 25 kids, 1.5 to 2 hours. Pricing is flexible, including everything from pizza to balloons to goodie bags. Or – feel free to bring in your own cake and snacks. Either way, the staff will not only supervise your young ‘uns, but they’ll clean up the mess afterwards – leaving you to focus on packing up gifts (including your blissfully wiped out children) and get home so you can jump into bed for a decadent afternoon nap.
And that’s not a bunch of hot air.
I'm a teacher and will be home this summer w/ my 14 month old. Can you suggest fun classes near Glen Rock to keep us busy? -Jen
So exciting to have the summer to hang with your little one. Doing a Mommy & Me Yoga class is something both of you can really enjoy. A good place to check out is the Yoga Studio at Destination Maternity in Paramus. Many public libraries also have everything from story time to baby/toddler classes that are free and so much fun. You can check out Barnes & Noble and Pottery Barn Kids- they offer story times as well. The Bergen County Zoo is a great place to spend a couple hours with the stroller (and don’t forget to take a train ride & ride the carousel). We love music classes like the ones offered at Music for Aardvarks and gym classes at My Gym. Your baby is on the young side for this, but perhaps later on in the summer you can check out The Big Playhouse in Westwood so he or she can explore around their adorable little kids village. Of course, keep reading our Weekend Playlist for a list of all the fun things to do in Bergen & surrounding areas each week!
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