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!

Volcano Island Waterpark

With a name like Volcano Island, you know it’s a fun place to hold a birthday party. Volcano Island takes visitors to the tropics with its Polynesian theme, complete with tiki thatching, bamboo, painted murals, palm trees, Polynesian critters and a constantly smoking volcano overlooking the waterpark. Features include a 25-foot high play structure with a 500-gallon dumping bucket, water slides, waterfalls and squirters. There’s also a large swimming pool and a huge sand pit. Party packages are all-inclusive and start at $250 for 10 children.
47001 Fairway Dr. (Sterling, Va)
703-450-4655
Online: volcanoislandwaterpark.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