Over 50 Amazing Ideas for Kids Birthday Party Places

Kids Birthday Party Places

Today’s Kids Birthday Parties

Times have changed; when we were kids, kids’ birthdays were predominantly celebrated at home with a home-baked cake. Sometimes things would be spiced up, and we would have a birthday at the park and got to enjoy the outdoors. There was no Pinterest, cell phones with cameras, and social media channels chronicling and distributing to the world your birthday party experience, decorations, or venues. 

Today, many families are choosing to host their children’s birthday parties outside the home, run by professionals. The parents either don’t have enough room in their home or don’t have enough time to host, or they simply prefer to have the professionals manage the setup, hosting, entertainment, and clean up. Regardless of the reason, there are now many options and ways to celebrate a kids birthday party.

Kids Birthday Party Places

Most towns have birthday party places, including bowling alleys, bounce houses, and pizza places. What we tried to do below is give you a list of some ideas for your kids’ birthday party and links to some locations to kick start your journey in planning your child’s birthday party.

  • Amusement parks
  • Arcades
  • Art studios
  • Bowling alleys
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Fire stations
  • Inflatable play facilities (also known as bounce houses or trampoline parks)
  • Ice cream parlors
  • Ice-skating rinks
  • Laser-tag facilities 
  • Miniature golf courses (indoor and outdoor)
  • Paintball facilities
  • Pizza parlors
  • Roller-skating rinks
  • Soft play gyms (such as My Gym or Gymboree)
  • Zoos

Birthday Party Ideas When On a Budget

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, to reserve a party space, consider some of these budget-friendly birthday party places, in alphabetical order.

  • Beaches
  • Campgrounds
  • Church recreation halls
  • Community centers
  • Libraries (check with your local library for availability)
  • Public gardens 
  • Public lakes
  • Public parks
  • Public pools
  • School gyms or classrooms 

Birthday Options for the Creative Child

If your child enjoys being creative, and you’d like an opportunity for the kids to learn new things, build, paint, cook, or just experience something new, many venues are offering creative learning opportunities catered to children and families. 

Birthday Activities for Active Kids 

If the birthday boy or girl enjoys being active, there are many options to encourage and support that zeal. The options below are not only fun but will also help the kids use up their energy while having fun with their friends.

  • Ballet and dance studios 
  • Batting cages
  • Fun buses or other transportable gyms
  • Go-kart facilities
  • Golf courses
  • Gymnastics centers
  • Hockey rink
  • Ice skating rinks
  • Indoor soccer fields
  • Karate facilities
  • Rock climbing gyms
  • Skateboarding parks
  • Swimming pools
  • Karate facilities
  • Tennis courts
  • Trampoline Parks
  • Yoga studios

Birthday Party Places for Older Kids 

Teens and tweens might be looking for something different than when they were younger. Whether your older kid wants a small event or a big party, consider these birthday party venue ideas.

  • All-ages dance clubs
  • Art studios
  • Coffee houses
  • Concerts
  • Cooking class facilities
  • Day spas/beauty salons
  • Karaoke facilities
  • Malls
  • Movie theaters
  • Professional or semi-pro sporting events
  • Restaurants

Over-the-Top Festivities

If money’s no object, here are some ideas of where to host a party at one of these upscale locations.

  • Boats that offer day cruises
  • Dance clubs
  • Destination cities or attractions, such as Disney World or New York City
  • Historic homes
  • Hotels
  • Mansions

As you can see there are many kids birthday party places to choose from, so you should start by talking with your birthday boy or girl about their interests, and research the party venue possibilities from there.


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