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.

Race Slot Cars

Get excited about Dad's Slot Cars, where kids can customize and race model cars on an eight-lane track. The retro-cool spot also has an old-fashioned soda counter, where kids can sing “Happy Birthday” over decadent ice cream delights. The party packages include one hour of slot time for 8-16 people and all the cars and controllers you'll need.

Dad's Slot Cars, 700 Lee St., Des Plaines (847-298-0688 or

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— Amy Bizzarri