Planning a birthday shindig is easy when the sun is shining, the air is warm, and kids and parents alike seem happy just hangin’ outdoors. But if a bouncy house and burgers on the barbie have you saying, “been there, done that,” then oh, do we have a list for you. These awesome outdoor birthday spots will put the thrill back into your kid’s birthday celebration, and not just the younger guests. Some of these venues promise to put a capital F in Fun for parents too!

Butler’s Orchard

Have a real down-to-earth birthday party at this picturesque family farm. Party packages feature a private barn picnic site with tables and electricity, a tractor-driven wagon ride to your own private fruit picking field, your very own private farmer to teach you about the crops you’ll be picking, and ample time on the giant slides, wooden play structures, pedal tractors and rubber ducky derby. Parties are offered on weekends from mid-May to mid-September, and depending on what month it is, you can pick and take home your own container full of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, apples, raspberries or flowers. $350 for 30 people (kids and adults).

22200 Davis Mill Rd. (Germantown, Md)
301-972-3299
Online: butlersorchard.com

Do you have any outdoor birthday party places that you love? Tell us about it in the comments section below. 

—Tricia Mirchandani and Jamy Bond