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.

Tumble & Do Circus Feats

Let the birthday kid run off and join a Big Top–themed birthday party at The Actor's Gymnasium, a circus arts studio in Evanston. Choose from age-based party plans: Little ones ages 3-5 delight in the Acrodance party, which combines dance and gymnastics; while ages 4-7 love Imaginastics, which focuses on tumbling, gymnastics and theatrical performance. One instructor plus an assistant ensure that kids will leave with one or two new skills under their belts -- safely.

Actors Gymnasium, 927 Noyes St., Evanston (847-328-2795 or

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— Amy Bizzarri