April Showers Lead to Indoor Fun for Residents of Claremont Towers

Many rainy day events can be found close to the luxury apartment complex

Most people rejoice when the cold days of winter are left behind and spring takes hold during the month of April. However, warmer weather comes with a price as the old adage notes, “April showers bring May flowers.” There are lots of great outdoor activities found in and around Hillsborough, New Jersey, but the possibility of rain is always a constant threat. Fortunately for those residing at Claremont Towers, there are lots of things that can be enjoyed indoors that lie within a short commute of the luxury apartment complex.

There are plenty of outdoor parks where the 40,005 inhabitants of Hillsborough, New Jersey, can enjoy hiking, swimming, and sports when the weather is clear and sunny. (1) When storm clouds rumble into the township, the trick is to find some fun things to do indoors. The amount of rain increases in April, which can definitely impact a family looking for an outlet for their children to blow off some steam.

Residents of Claremont Towers who have children are thrilled to have a number of nearby businesses that cater to young children. One popular spot is Gymboree Play & Music, which offers various age-appropriate programs designed to help develop the cognitive, social, and physical skills of young children. The best part is young children develop these skills by playing and having fun. Classes are split into age-specific groups: infant (up to 6 months), baby (6 to 16 months), toddler (12 to 28 months), and preschooler (2 to 5 years). (2) A similar business is The Little Gym, which features educational classes that revolve around active playing. Programs include arts and crafts, gymnastics, dance, and multiple sports.

Another favorite destination for families living at Claremont Towers is the Branchburg Sports Complex (BSC). This 78,000 square feet facility features activities for the young and old. (3) It boasts four indoor turf fields, four batting cages, and a 9,000 square foot laser tag arena. BSC has sports programs for children of all ages, including soccer, volleyball, baseball, basketball, softball, and even NFL flag football. BSC’s PlayMaze is a multi-level play area with 82 different play elements, such as tunnels, slides, and bridges. Of course, both adults and kids love playing in the arcade which contains over 40 games.

Cheryl Chambers of Claremont Towers says, “I’m always thrilled when spring finally gets into full swing in April. The only downside are those rainy days where you can’t go on a picnic or hike down your favorite trail. However, the good news is that there are lots of indoor options to be found close at hand to Claremont Towers. I really love how the Hillsborough Parks & Recreation department hosts a slew of programs that encompass all ages. There are programs for young children featuring learning about art, coding, engineering principles, music, and dancing. There are also volleyball and basketball leagues for adults. Parents who are going insane from having their children cooped up all winter can take the little tykes to places like The Little Gym,  Gymboree Play & Music, and the  Branchburg Sports Complex. These places have programs that offer parent participation or supervised play, allowing parents a few moments of quiet bliss. Personally, I love hitting the arcade at the  Branchburg Sports Complex and seeing how many tickets I can score.

“Music lovers can enjoy the annual Princeton Jazz Festival, which takes place on April 12th and 13th. The first day features middle school students while the second features high school students. Theater lovers can catch Into the Woods at Playhouse 22 on April 5th. The Hopewell Theater is showing the family classic The Great Muppet Caper on April 20th. I know of several friends going to the Sports Card Show on April 7t, which is an event filled with vendors selling sports cards, comic books, posters, and other fine collectibles. All in all, while the weather can turn frightful, that’s no excuse for not finding something to do. There are plenty of fun indoor activities that are located close by to Claremont Towers.” (4)



1) https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/nj/hillsborough/demographics

2) https://www.gymboreeclasses.com/en/class-descriptions/Infant/

3) http://www.branchburgsports.com/facility/about-bsc-sports-complex-branchburg-newjersey-nj-indoor-turf/

4) Quote from Cheryl Chambers of Claremont Towers