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 Active Play: Accelerated Center

With more than 79,000 square feet of indoor athletic space, the Accelerated Center offers tons of active party options. To start, all birthday parties include two inflatables (in case organized games aren’t for everyone at your party). With both a turf area and a hard court, this wide-open hotspot can host any sport your little athlete loves.

1900 Old Willow Rd., Northbrook
224-326-2061
Online: acceleratedcenter.com

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

— Maria Chambers & Jen Peterson