Is your kid an Energizer Bunny? Birthdays are no time to flip the “off” switch. Keep everyone’s energy up at an indoor venue where you’re encouraged to run, jump, dance and play. Flip through our album to discover 11 of the best party places for active tots, from a choose-your-own-adventure sports arena to a bouncy kingdom with superhero flair.

Lace Up Your Skates

For ice skating fun, the Glenview Ice Center is where you’ll find some of the coolest celebrations around. You can rent the entire indoor Main or Studio rink for figure skating, hockey or broomball – a game played wearing rubber-soled shoes and helmets and using brooms instead of hockey sticks. Off ice, enjoy treats and birthday cake in one of the party rooms, each of which can seat up to 40 and come equipped with a refrigerator, sink and microwave, so you can prep your own party treats if you prefer.

Glenview Ice Arena, 1851 Landwehr Rd., Glenview (847-724-2800 or

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— Amy Bizzarri