Have a kid that likes to get in on the action, rather than jockey the sidelines? Invite your star and their biggest cheerleaders to do everything from rock climbing to circus acrobatics to indoor skydiving. Flip through our album for all the places you can burn big energy — and then come home to a calm (and clean) house.

For Rollerskating: MPX Elite

Introduce your kids to what may have been one of your favorite birthday parties – roller skating. On Friday nights, athletic club MPX Elite turns one of its courts into a retro roller rink complete with upbeat tunes and colorful lights. Birthday parties include skating followed by pizza and drinks – and a balloon bouquet. Not into skating? MPX Elite also offers tumbling parties led by MPX Elite gym instructors.

15301 South Bell Rd., Homer Glen
708-645-5000
Online: mpxelite.com

What’s your favorite place for a birthday party? Let us know in the Comments!

— Maria Chambers & Jen Peterson