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.

Power Your Imagination

Toddlers and preschoolers love surfing an ocean wave, driving a truck on the highway, and managing a construction zone at an imaginative-play birthday party at Bubbles Academy . Instruments, inflatables and pompons are props while a storyteller sets the stage using images, sounds and lyrics. Choose from two spaces – a mountain- or meadow-themed room – for the party activities; another room is reserved for cake and dining.

Bubbles Academy, 1504 N. Fremont St. (312-944-7677 or

Photo: Maggie Rife

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— Amy Bizzarri