10+ Rainy Day Activities in Monmouth County! | The Monmouth Moms


Huber Woods Environmental Center & Reptile House

Middletown, NJ

Spend the day exploring the reptile house and environmental center at Huber Woods Park. Explore the grounds and have some family fun!

Discover Historic Portland Place

Historic Portland Place – Hartshorne Woods Park, Locust
Tour this beautifully restored 18th century house with exhibits that help tell the story of the region’s history and the Hartshorne family legacy in Monmouth County. Tours are limited to 10 persons and may be suspended during inclement weather. Register on site at the Portland Place Visitor Center day of tour. FREE!


Check out Bell Works

Holmdel, NJ

Monmouth County’s own “metro-burb,” an indoor space that spans the length of more than three footballs fields, is the perfect spot to bring the family and explore. You can take the kids for a long walk, visit the Holmdel Library, and check out the stores and lunch spots such as Bell Market. It’s definitely a great place to break up the day and get out of the house!


Explore Monmouth County Libraries

Our library system is home to dozens of classes for all ages, with branches located all throughout Monmouth County. Head to the library to cool off, grab some summer reading books, and learn something new! Check out our list of local libraries here!


Check out Monster Mini Golf!

Looking for a SPOOKY Fall go-to destination? Monster Mini Golf & Arcade is a black-lit MONSTER-themed indoor family entertainment center offering a unique experience including an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course and a full arcade featuring video games, claw machines, a prize center, and even virtual reality! You’ll be entertained by DJ Weird Radio broadcasting live during you spook-tacular experience.  No matter what age you are, and whether you’re visiting for a day of family fun, date night or planning a private party, our team is ready to make your experience MONSTROUS! We also offer haunted-mansion-themed private party rooms that are available for unforgettable birthday celebrations and other events.


  • MINI-GOLF – 18-hole glow-in-the-dark MONSTER-themed miniature golf course!
  • ARCADE – Full state-of-the art arcade featuring video games, claw machines, prize center & virtual reality!
  • MUSIC – DJ Weird Radio broadcasting live!
  • PRIVATE PARTY ROOMS – Birthday parties & events that are second to none!
We especially love Fall at Monster Mini Golf & Arcade because we get to deliver our SPOOKY, unique, quirky and engaging monster-themed family entertainment dedicated to the sheer enjoyment of humans of all ages! Check us out online at https://monsterminigolf.com/eatontown where you can book parties and events, purchase gift cards and even pre-purchase combos. Monster Mini Golf & Arcade is dedicated to providing affordable and engaging entertainment for humans of all ages, and our great team can’t wait to welcome you to our spooky family fun center located at 749 Hope Road in Eatontown! Get ready for a spook-tacular time at Monster Mini Golf & Arcade!



Visit iPlay America

  iPlay America’s all-indoor, climate-controlled park is full of fun for guests of all ages. At New Jersey’s premier entertainment venue you’ll experience exciting rides and attractions like XD Dark Ride and Ballocity, high-speed go-karts, the ultimate two-level laser tag arena, over 250 arcade games and more.

The FUN doesn’t stop there! Topgolf Swing Suite is your go-to for all virtual sports competitions, perfecting your golf swing and the ultimate viewing party experience for your favorite teams. Did we mention there’s a NEW food and drink menu? Check it out!

iPlay America is also New Jersey’s #1 Party Destination! Choose from one of our unique packages like fan-favorite VIP Ultra Party, the action-packed Laser Tag Party and Topgolf Swing Suite parties. Parties include your choice of rides and attractions, exclusive access to a private party room, party host, and more! Throw the most exciting and memorable party ever!

Get inside the FUN at iPlayAmerica.com



Visit the Aquarium and Arcades at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk!

 Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is one of the premier family destination spots on the Jersey Shore. Located in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is conveniently located in close proximity to the greater New York City and Philadelphia areas. As one of the most family-friendly boardwalks in New Jersey for 95 years, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk offers a wide range of fun and exciting activities for the whole family – including an amusement park, aquarium, arcades, and more!


Head to the Movies

Bring the family to the movies. We’ve listed some of our favorite spots below!

Cinemark, Hazlet

AMC, Freehold

AMC, Eatowntown

Smodcastle Cinemas

Basie Center Cinemas

Go Bowling

Bowling is a great way to spend some time with the family, and it’s fun for all ages! Check out local spots below!

AMF Strathmore Lanes – Aberdeen, NJ

Bowlero of Hazlet, NJ

Howell Lanes

  Monmouth Museum, located on the same campus as Brookdale Community College, is a hidden gem for the whole family! The Monmouth Museum, a Museum of Ideas, presents changing art, history and science exhibitions to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves. Each of the programs and exhibitions at the Museum is designed with the goal of increasing curiosity and learning. For children who visit with their families and schools, the Museum has developed strategies to make learning fun by employing hands-on, participatory activities which engage and focus young visitors.

Check out Local Breweries

 Have a babysitter for the evening? Visit or pick-up some beer and do a beer tasting from one of Monmouth County’s amazing breweries! We’ve listed some below!

Source Farmhouse Brewery- Colts Neck, NJ

Alternate Ending Beer Co. – Aberdeen, NJ

Asbury Park Brewery – Asbury Park, NJ

Red Tank Brewing – Red Bank, NJ

Beach Haus Brewery – Belmar, NJ

Bradley Brew Project – Bradley Beach, NJ

Ross Brewing- Belford, NJ

Check out Indoor Play Spots

Just Play

Magic Sky Play

Jungle Jim & Jane

Play Big Zone

All About Fun

Freehold Raceway Mall Play Area


Visit a Trampoline Park

Get out of the house and have some fun at a local trampoline park! Here’s a list of local spots!

Air Play- Cliffwood Beach

Get Air Trampoline Park- Freehold 

Sky Zone – Ocean

Urban Air – Hazlet


Practice your Swing

Check out indoor golf simulators, lessons, and more!

The Golf Den

Swing Loose Indoor Golf

The Golf Cave

Tee 2 Green

Head to Dinner

Take the night off from cooking and dine out at some of Monmouth County’s family-friendly restaurants! Check out a list of some of our favorite local spots below!


Join The Monmouth Moms Network Community

Stay up-to-date with what is happening in-and-around The Monmouth NJ Moms Network community with local events, community highlights, and exclusive deals.