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!

Audubon Naturalist Society

Make this birthday celebration a reason to unplug the electronics and get back to nature. The Audubon Nationalist Society occupies a gorgeous, green space just north of D.C. in Chevy Chase, and is dedicated to inspiring city dwellers to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education and advocacy. A birthday party at ANS features your own private expert naturalist to guide your guests in exploring the natural environment and engage them in nature activities and games. Parties are held on weekends, and packages start at $225 for members and $260 for nonmembers.
8940 Jones Mill Rd. (Chevy Chase, Md)

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