It may be wet and chilly outside, but that’s not going to stop your little party animal from wanting to celebrate his or her birthday in true kid fashion—with lots of running, jumping and energy burnin’ fun! If you can’t bear the thought of another bouncy house party, scroll through the gallery for indoor play spaces that offer great birthday party packages. The best part? Most of these places will take care of almost all of the planning, set up and cleanup.
Flying Circus Extreme Air Sports
If you've got a little American Ninja Warrior fan, then a birthday bash at the newly opened Flying Circus is going to be a blast! During the one-hour flight, partygoers can tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses (like the ones seen on American Ninja Warrier), try their hands on the trapeze bar and fly down the zip line, plus flip into foam pits, play extreme dodgeball, swing on aerial ribbons, climb walls and jump on over 60 trampolines, including the famous angled wall trampolines! In addition to all the high-flying fun, all birthday packages include exclusive use of the party room for 45 minutes, a dedicated party hostess to help you with set up and cleanup, party table covers, plates, utensils, cups and napkins (you can bring in your own decorations), a birthday surprise for the guest of honor and Flying Circus grip socks for every partygoer. Parties can accommodate 10-30 jumpers and take place Fri.-Sun. Flying Circus does not provide food or drinks, but you're welcome to bring in your own. With over 50,000 square feet of extreme attractions, we're pretty sure this party will give you "parent of the year" status with the birthday boy or girl and all of his or her friends.
Good to Know: Extreme Slumber Party packages are available Mondays-Thursdays from 11 p.m.-7 a.m. and Fridays from 12:30 a.m.-8 a.m. Bring your favorite music playlist, food and sleeping bags and enjoy the entire park all night long. Psst...just be prepared to forgo the "sleeping" part of the slumber party. Call for more details.
455 Andover Park E.
Tukwila, Wa 98188
Great Play of Redmond
At Great Play of Redmond there are six age-specific party themes to choose from (Championship Day, Olympic Party, Super Hero Party, Dance Party and Fun and Games for ages 1-5 and 5-10, and you can customize the theme based on your child’s interests. The 90-minute parties include a photo greeting on their ginormous 100+ square-foot scoreboard, activities led by the awesome Great Play coaches, time in the totally cool Interactive Arena and an awards ceremony at the end.
Good to Know: Extend your party from 90 minutes to two hours with the 2-Hour Premium Party Option! The coaches will implement more games and activities or choose extra time in the party room. The two-hour option is only available for the last party of the day on Fridays at 6:30 p.m., Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4:30 p.m.
Great Play of Redmond
16510 Cleveland St., Suite N
Redmond, Wa 98052
The Tag Zone
If you've got a Nerf gun fanatic, a birthday party at The Tag Zone is going to be a blast! Referees hand out Nerf guns, ammo bags and protective eye-wear and divide partygoers into equal teams for supervised open-play sessions. Two different party theme packages are offered (Army and Urban) and guests can choose from four different games: Squad vs. Squad, Protect the Leader, The Prison or Capture the Flag. Private parties allow up to 12 guests to launch and dodge Nerf darts for two hours as well as use a designated party space for cake and presents.
Good to Know: Party packages include use of the Nerf guns, eye protection and a safety briefing as well as tables and chairs; food and party supplies are not provided, but you're more than welcome to bring in your own. A referee is on hand at all times to monitor the rules of the game as well as make sure everyone stays safe. Parents and younger sibs (you must be at least 6 years old to play) who are not participating are welcome to watch and take pictures at no extra charge.
605 S. 223rd St.
Des Moines, Wa 98198
Does your little Russell Wilson’s favorite sport change with the season? Football in the fall and baseball in the spring? Arena Sports can customize an action-packed party for your multi-sport marvel. Choose from soccer, flag football, dodgeball, t-ball, laser tag, bowling, rock climbing, kickball or bounce in the Inflatable FunZone. Packages include nearly an hour of energy burnin’ play time with an enthusiastic party host to entertain your crew, followed by time in the party room. Arena Sports does all the work, including set up and cleanup, so sit back, relax and enjoy the fun.
Good to Know: Outside food and beverages are not permitted, with the exception of birthday cake and ice cream, but you can add pizza, snacks or drinks (selection varies by location). Party packages are similar at each of the five Seattle-area locations, but call for specifics. Book your party Monday-Thursday until 4 p.m. and receive 10% off (except on holidays and no school days). And don't forget about the brand new Arena Sports now open in Mill Creek.
Issaquah: 425-270-2030 x 5503
Magnuson: 425-985-8990 x 1495
Mill Creek: 425-341-7050
Has skydiving ever sounded like a great birthday gig? Or is jumping out of a plane with little more than a thrill seeking instructor and parachute strapped to your back not what you would call...kid-friendly? Not to worry, you can have your cake and eat it too with iFly. They bring to the table, an awesome indoor skydiving experience that is fit for thrill seekers ages three and older, and the kids just love it! So why haven't you gone yet? Birthdays are a perfect event for skydivers in training, and highly qualified and experienced staff make "flights" as fun and exciting as they are safe.
349 Tukwila Parkway (next to Westfield Southcenter Mall)
Tukwila, Wa 98188
What do you get when you combine basketball, hockey, jai-alai and add in an electrically-powered bumper cars called WhirlyBugs? WhirlyBall, of course! This five-on-five team sport played on an indoor court offers unique fun for partygoers over age 8. Still not able to envision what Whirlyball might look like? Check out this video. The basic party package includes time on the Whirlyball court and a personalized cake for ten friends. Add pizza and soda to enhance the fun.
Good to Know: No outside food or beverages are allowed, but if you want to bring in a special cake, you can do so for a $15 fee. The Fee includes paper products, candles, balloons and cleanup.
23401 Hwy. 99
Edmonds, Wa 98026
The Jungle Gym
With a name like The Jungle Gym, it's pretty obvious what active little kids can do here. Obstacle courses, climbing walls, a zip line, tumble track, trapeze and games make for a roaring time for any birthday boy or girl. Let your partygoers channel their inner cheetah in the cheetah chair and get truly wild in this awesome birthday destination. Psst...bring refreshments to serve to everyone and let the staff clean up. This place is more than just a bounce house or gymnasium, it's a jungle!
Good to Know: The Jungle Gym can tailor games and activities to your child's interests or special theme. Pricing is based on parties for up to 30 kids for one hour and 45 minutes. However, additional time can be added to any party for an additional fee. If you'd rather not schlep in your own food, pizza delivery is available from Round Table Pizza and all orders qualify for a 20% discount. And if your birthday boy or girl absolutely insists on a bouncy house, a jungle bounce house can be added to any party for an additional $30.
191 SW 152nd St.
Burien, Wa 98166
GOOOOAAAAALLLL! Score big and celebrate with your little soccer star at Starfire Sports, official training facility of the Seattle Sounders FC. Starfire’s parties deliver one hour of high-energy, on-field activities with a coach and one hour in the party room. Serve up a delicious meal by ordering food from one of the delectable on-site eateries (think: Cafe Siena and Watershed FC) or bring in your own food. Psst...schedule extra coaches if your guest count exceeds 16 kids.
Good to know: There is a parking fee for the facility on most weekends. If desired, you can pay in advance to cover your guests’ parking. These popular parties book out far in advance, so make your reservations now!
14800 Starfire Way
Tukwila, Wa 98188
With DizzyBus, you can have the Tumblebus come to you or take your party to Dizzy’s Bus Stop. With the Tumblebus option, you get the big yellow Tumblebus parked outside your house (how cool is that?), followed by cake and presents at your place after the kids are done tumbling. Or let someone else handle cleanup and take your party to the Bus Stop, where you’ll have the place to yourself and plenty of time in the tumbling room. Either way, the kids are guaranteed to have a tumbling fun time and be all tuckered out when the party's over.
3205 148th Ave. S.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98007
As if this 10,000 square foot space needed another excuse to get you in the door, the trampoline park has awesome birthday party packages for your kiddo's special day. Their parties are fully serviced, meaning no cooking, cleaning or decorating beforehand. Between the trampolines, the basketball courts, play structures, slide, ball pits, obstacle course and air-powered shooters, we think your kids will keep busy for more than a few hours. Parties take place on weekdays, weekends and holidays during regular hours.
Good to Know: All party packages include one hour of jump time or fun in the Kidz Adventure Area, one hour in the party suite, two freshly baked pizzas and your choice of drinks, plus one pair of Grip Socks for the birthday guest of honor, birthday party invites, all party goods, balloons and set up and cleanup.
In addition to an 8,500-square-foot indoor play space, PlayDateSEA has three party rooms available for celebrations. It’s a one-stop shop for a fab (and painless) bash, since almost all of the details are handled in-house including name tags to keep track of your little guests. Each room is decorated with a hand painted, underwater-themed mural and can accommodate about 10-20 guests comfortably. If you’ve got a larger party in mind, two of the party rooms can easily be combined, so that as many as 75 guests can help you celebrate. Food and drink is ordered straight from the café menu. All you bring is the cake!
Birthday Party Perks: Plan your party on a Friday evening and everyone in your party crew can enjoy a complimentary puppet show. Book your party on a weekday (Monday through Thursday) and save 20%.
1275 Mercer St. (entrance on Yale)
Seattle, Wa 98109
Southgate Roller Rink
For the kiddo who loves to go round and round, a birthday party at Southgate Roller Rink is just the ticket! Partygoers will get to strap on some skates, and roll the night away to their fave tunes and a whirling disco ball. Southgate Roller Rink offers two different party packages on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and will even take care of the pizza, soda, ice cream and place settings. You just bring the birthday boy or girl and the cake!
9646 17th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98106
School of Acrobatics and Circus Arts (SANCA)
Where did kids bounce before there were bouncy houses? On trampolines, of course! Have your party at the School of Acrobatics and Circus Arts (SANCA), and the kids can bounce on a trampoline, juggle, walk the tightwire and even hang from a trapeze. Choose from two different party packages, Youth Circus or Flying Trapeze, designed for kids ages 4 & older. After the circus fun, continue the celebration in the party room - balloons included!
674 S. Orcas St.
Seattle, Wa 98108
Offering party options for both boys and girls, WiggleWorks lets you rent out their private party room (for 90 minutes) for your celebration before letting your little rugrats let loose in the public play area. Or, if you want the complete birthday party package, you can rent out the entire facility (though this carries a steep price tag). But with the help of your dedicated party host, the staff at WiggleWorks Kids promise to make your kiddo's birthday a memorable one.
Good to Know: All WiggleWorks Kids parties offer admission for up to 16 children (15 guests + birthday child), unlimited play time (with in and out privileges) for all guests under 48” in height, the option to bring in your own food, 10 latex balloons (two bouquets of five balloons each) in your choice of two colors, colored paper products and utensils for party guests (excludes adults) in your choice of two colors and a WiggleWorks Kids party coordinator to assist with party set up and cleanup. For an extra fee, you can add themed party decorations to your bash, surprise bags, a pinata, character balloons and even WiggleWorks Kids merch for each partygoer as well as a craft activity and extra party coordinators.
15600 N.E. 8th St., Suite G2 (inside Crossroads Mall)
3500 S. Meridian, #215 (inside South Hill Mall)
Puyallup, Wa 98373
The Little Gym
With locations throughout Puget Sound, The Little Gym is always a favorite for birthday parties. Get the run of the house with their “Awesome Birthday Bash,” where a professional instructor will lead kids (ages 1-12) in gymnastics-based fun and games along with music and LEGO and DUPLO building activities created especially for the birthday boy or girl.
Good to Know: The Little Gym staff handle all of the set up and cleanup - all you have to do is show up!
Seattle Bouldering Project
Climb, slide, jump, roll and experience the exhilaration of rock climbing. With activities ranging from climbing instruction to challenge games, kids of all ages are sure to have a blast. The two-hour parties include 75 minutes of directed climbing activities with instruction for up to 20 climbers and 45 minutes of celebrating in the private birthday party room. SBP provides the climbing supplies and instruction, a birthday sign and white paper and crayons for a "kids' design" tablecloth; you bring in the food, cake and decorations to make your party one-of-a-kind. Plan ahead! You must book the party at least 17 days in advance. No exceptions.
Good to Know: Birthday parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.–noon and 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
900 Poplar Place S.
Seattle, Wa 98144
Which of these indoor spaces do you think will be a big hit with your birthday boy or girl? Tell us in the comments below!
— Kristina Moy & Abbey McGee