If you’re looking to host a family or children’s party, you’ll find many wonderful venues around Bridgewater. Whether looking for a standard event space or an out-of-the-ordinary spot for your child’s birthday party, you’ll find many options. You can find these types of venues close to home or a variety of companies that will bring the party to you. The team at Crème de la Crème invites you to check out Bridgewater’s best family-friendly party venues.

Jumping Jungle

Young child laughing while bouncing in an inflatable castle

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For a fun party place where your kids and their friends can monkey around, check out The Jumping Jungle at 10 Alvin Court, Suite 100, in East Brunswick. The Jumping Jungle is an indoor 10,000-square-foot inflatable recreational center where kids of all ages can bounce, climb, slide, play laser tag, and have fun in a safe, clean, climate-controlled environment.

They have a variety of party packages that include private bounce time, laser tag, or both. Laser tag is only for children ages 6 and older. Bouncing activities are available that are age-appropriate for both younger and older children. They offer catered food for your party from popular local businesses, and the party room has a 50-guest capacity. You can also select add-ons, such as glow bounce, bubble time, temporary glitter tattoos, face painting, or an appearance by JJ the Monkey, to make your child’s party extra special.

Greenhouse Loft 

If you’re looking for a rental space where you have the flexibility to choose your caterers and provide your own party planner, or if you want to be the one to plan your gathering, check out Greenhouse Loft, located at 431 Raritan Avenue in Highland Park. This bright, airy space has many large windows to let in natural light and lovely exposed brick walls. The neutral white palette will accommodate any color scheme you wish to use in your decorations.

It’s an open loft space with high ceilings outfitted with atmospheric hanging pendant lights and track lighting, so you can choose the lighting ambiance you desire. It’s the perfect venue for a bridal shower, wedding, baby shower, family reunion, holiday party, or children’s birthday party. The space can accommodate 130 people for parties with some seating and standing mingling time, or it can hold up to 80 people for sit down-events.

Rizzo’s Wildlife World

For a party where kids can get up close and personal with animals, choose Rizzo’s Wildlife World at 1 Gold Mine Road in Flanders. Rizzo’s Wildlife World brings the animals to your location for a unique party experience sure to entertain animal lovers of all ages. Your child will get to pet the animals and even feed some, including chinchillas, turtles, opossums, frogs, ferrets, pigs, lizards, and birds. During this fun and interactive show, your children can ask questions and learn facts about each animal from Rizzo’s wildlife educators.

Pony Express Entertainment

For pony rides and more, Pony Express Entertainment will come to you with ponies or a petting zoo. Their ponies can accommodate riders weighing up to 125 pounds, so rides are best suited for children. One of their ponies can provide up to 30 rides in an hour for your guests, so multiple kids can take turns. Or, to truly delight your guests, book unicorn rides given by white ponies with colored manes and tails and a wearable soft unicorn horn. These colorful creatures will surely thrill children as they take a memorable ride.

In addition, they offer rides on a Sears Frontier wagon pulled by a large pony. The wagon holds four to nine kids, depending on whether or not the seats are removed. Maybe you’re looking for more than ponies and want the whole petting zoo. Pony Express has you covered, offering multiple packages with various animals, including alpacas, goats, ducks, rabbits, mini zebus, sheep, chickens, mini donkeys, and more. Party add-ons include arts and crafts, carnival games, and concessions.

Branchburg Sports Complex

For a party location offering multiple attractions, visit Branchburg Sports Complex, located at 47 Readington Road in Branchburg. Children ages 3 to 12 will love the PlayMaze, an indoor playground featuring over 82 play elements, including slides, tunnels, and bridges. The complex also has an arcade with over 40 games for kids of all ages to enjoy. After winning tickets playing games, they’ll be eager to head to the redemption center and exchange their hard-won tickets for prizes.

Branchburg Sports Complex also has the biggest laser tag arena in New Jersey. Kids and adults can enjoy playing laser tag in their 9,000-square-foot indoor laser tag arena, with four levels of interactive fun. No matter which type of party you choose to reserve at Branchburg Sports Complex, it will last an hour and 45 minutes and include the following:

  • Electronic invitations for your child to invite their friends.
  • Three large cheese pizzas.
  • Fountain drinks, including soda, juice, and water.
  • Party-themed paper products.
  • Bakery cupcakes.
  • A $10 Arcade Funcard per child.
  • A party host or hostess is reserved exclusively for your party to help guide you and your guests.

The birthday child also gets to “Spin the Wheel” for a chance to win exciting prizes such as stuffed animals, arcade tickets, or gift cards.


For a company that brings the party to you, look no further than GameTruck. Their most popular event is a video game party featuring state-of-the-art technology and over 130 games. Kids ages 7 and up can have a blast playing games with their friends at this unique party event. The truck also has cool lights, sounds, and attentive staff to make your party memorable. GameTruck also offers laser tag, powered by their vehicle and played outdoors, suitable for ages 8 and up. The birthday child will have fun completing missions with friends in this lively game.

The Crème de la Crème of Bridgewater staff hopes this list has given you some ideas of venues where you can hold your next family event or your child’s upcoming birthday party, as well as some creative companies that will conveniently bring the party right to your door. We hope this helped inspire your next event and allowed you to discover a unique party venue where you can celebrate the next special occasion with your family.