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 Rock Climbing: Brooklyn Boulders

If you feel like your kiddo is always climbing up the wall, a birthday party at Brooklyn Boulders will make them completely giddy. This indoor rock climbing center has a few different terrains to scale safely. Instructors are there every step of the way to get kids harnessed and on their way up, up, up. The birthday kid gets a commemorative T-shirt.

100 S. Morgan St., West Loop
312-268-0002
Online: brooklynboulders.com

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

— Maria Chambers & Jen Peterson