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!

Leesburg Animal Park

Wow your mini-animal lover with a birthday party that gets up-close-and-personal with the likes of llamas, alpacas, and donkeys. That’s right--at the Leesburg Animal Park you’ll find wagon rides, pony rides, live animal encounters, exotic animal exhibits, an animal petting and feeding area, a kid’s outdoor playground, and a picnic area. Party packages start at $200 and include a private party hostess, a reserved picnic area, pony rides, goody bags, a souvenir bucket of animal food for your guests, a souvenir safari hat for the birthday kid, and unlimited self-guided time at the park.
19270 James Monroe Hwy. (Leesburg, Va)

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