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.

Climb Like A Superhero

At a Superhero Training Camp birthday party at Pump It Up Chicago, kids learn what it takes to become the next Superman or Wonder Woman while playing fun games like "Dodge the Krypton" (a.k.a. Dodgeball). Festivities are guided by an activity coordinator who leads kids through a Justice League-type training camp while making the most of this indoor play space's bounce-worthy inflatables and slides. Every child will leave ready to fight evil with an official diploma as well as a superhero mask, while the birthday kid will receive her very own cape.

Pump It Up Chicago, 821 W. Eastman St. (312-664-7867 or

Photo: Bridget S. on Yelp

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— Amy Bizzarri