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 Indoor Skydiving: iFly

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a kid celebrating a birthday! The indoor skydiving center iFly lets you catch air just like the pros in a safe environment. Following a training session with a professional instructor, your little birds will enter iFly’s vertical wind tunnel and experience flying (don’t worry – a professional stays in the tunnel). Back at home, your child can see his or her flight session on the DVD that is included with the birthday party package.

1752 Freedom Dr., Naperville
779-456-4359

5520 Park Place, Rosemont
779-368-4359

800 W. Scott St., Lincoln Park
779-368-4359
Online: chicago.iflyworld.com

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

— Maria Chambers & Jen Peterson