Atlanta Birthday Party Spots for Toddlers and Preschoolers to Celebrate
Celebrating your toddler or preschooler's birthday is special, memorable and honestly, chaotic. Your own child is energetic enough and now you're tasked with entertaining their equally enthusiastic buddies and parents. Fortunately, many Atlanta birthday venues for toddlers and preschoolers make it easy on parents!
From arts and crafts and dinosaurs to bouncing and splashing, Atlanta birthday spots have something for every interest and budget when it comes to celebrating your preschooler or toddler's birthday. And best of all, most of these places allow parents to relax while their staff sets up, cleans up, and most importantly, keeps kids busy. Read on for our list of favorites and find even more birthday party inspiration in our Birthday Party Guide for Atlanta Kids.
Choose your favorite character or theme for a birthday party at Ready Set FUN!
Atlanta Birthday Spots for Toddlers & Preschoolers: Art and STEM
Ready Set FUN! - Sandy Springs
At this wonderland for kids, partygoers explore the "Imagination Room" where they make interactive art, climb in the playground, and celebrate in a private party room. The staff customizes birthday parties with themes (everything from flamingos to dinosaurs) and by age.
The Art Barn - Canton
Guests meet farm animals (donkeys, sheep, goats, and chickens) and then create art, led by one of the Art Barn staff members. Bring your own cake and food and enjoy a farm-style picnic, followed by a hay ride.
INK (Interactive Neighborhood for Kids) - Gainesville
The birthday child and up to 15 guests receive admission to INK museum and use of the party room. Parents can choose from different party levels ranging from the basic DIY style up to "Bonanza," which includes goodie bags and refreshments.
Fernbank - Druid Hills
Party guests enjoy access to all of the dinosaur exhibits and the Fernbank Forest. Parents may opt for add-ons such as live animal encounters or storytime. Packages include a private party room plus a dinosaur throne for the birthday child.
Young Chefs Academy - Marietta, Sandy Springs, Cumming
Toddlers and preschoolers can make their own pizza dough from scratch and learn how to measure, knead, shape, and top their own personal pizza. Young Chefs Academy makes the cooking experience entertaining for kids.
Zone of Light Studio - Druid Hills
Little ones can do art projects customized for their ages such as play dough or coloring and also can participate in dance and dress-up time. Birthday party packages include cake/food on the patio where staff take care of set-up and clean-up.
Abrakadoodle - Mobile Party Service
Abrakadoodle brings the party to you! Birthday parties receive an engaging art teacher, age-appropriate activities and projects. Each guest takes home a framed piece of their own art.
It's all about having fun at Buck's Sports Barn.
Atlanta Birthday Spots for Toddlers & Preschoolers: Jumps and Gyms
Buck's Sports Barn - Buckhead
Let the kids go crazy at this huge venue, which has both indoor and outdoor options. Birthday parties are hosted by professional actors and circus performers and feature obstacle courses, superhero themes, and circus tricks.
Hippo Hopp - Brookhaven & Peachtree Corners
This popular indoor play spot hosts birthday parties that cater to a range of budgets and requirements, with pizza and playtime included. Parents can even opt for the "splatter party," which is just like it sounds...kids painting canvases and each other!
Catch Air - Multiple Locations
With five indoor playgrounds across Atlanta, it's easy for families of toddlers and preschoolers to throw a party at one of these inflatable havens. Catch Air has a range of slides and bounce houses so even the littlest ones can jump safely. Party packages include 80 minutes of jump time, a private room, and a party coordinator.
Have a themed party at We Rock the Spectrum for all children. Photo courtesy of the venue
We Rock the Spectrum - Roswell
This indoor play gym is for all kids, including those with special needs. Parents can choose from a "Rock Unique" style party or a traditional package for toddlers and preschoolers to play on trampolines and sensory-safe therapy equipment, do arts and crafts, and chill out in the calming room.
Buddy's Indoor Playhouse - Smyrna
Atlanta parents love Buddy's for birthday parties for the under-six crowd. This indoor playhouse features attentive service, a safe and clean environment, and several levels of party packages to accomodate various families.
Tiny Towne - Norcross
Just like the name says, even the tiniest humans can party here! Party guests as young as one can play in cars and by age three, they can actually drive them. Other party perks include train rides, arcade, and food options like pizzas or chicken nuggetss.
Gymboree Play and Music - Johns Creek and Sandy Springs
Parents appreciate Gymboree for its interactive, stimulating environment for babies and toddlers. The same is true for parties for 1-5 year olds which include lots of play time, a teacher, and choice of theme.
Woody's Jump n Play - McDonough
This popular bouncy venue has inflatables for all ages, even toddlers. Party packages include unlimited jump time, pizza, drinks, a party host and more.
Jump Start - Sandy Springs
Toddlers and preschoolers have a blast at birthday parties at this gymnastics utopia. Staff lead them in games and activities using mats and equipment. All birthday parties include a private party room.
Funopolis Family Fun Center - Commerce
This large venue has go-karts, a rock wall, and mini golf with party options for a range of ages. For the younger set, parents can opt for the classic party package, which includes one attraction such as inflatables, mini bowling, or the water playground (during warmer months). All parties include a party room, food, and drinks.
Throw a birthday party at the Roswell Spraygrounds. Photo courtesy of the park
Atlanta Birthday Spots for Toddlers & Preschoolers: Outdoors
Wills Park Pool - Alpharetta
Families can rent a pavillion for their guests and let the little ones play in the splash pad and the shallow, interactive pool with small slides.
Roswell Spraygrounds -Roswell
At both Riverside Park and East Roswell Park spraygrounds, young ones can celebrate their summer birthdays in the covered pavillions and get soaked in the colorful splash pads. In cooler months, these parks work great for parties because they have playground options and several pavillions.
Brook Run Park - Dunwoody
We like this one for younger kid gatherings because it offers a separate, toddler-sized playground. They also have nearby gazebos that families can use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Zoo Atlanta - Grant Park
A birthday celebration at Zoo Atlanta includes admission to visit all the amazing animals like pandas, gorillas, and lions, plus pavillion rental and food. Of course party guests also enjoy the train, playground, and petting zoo.
Cumming Aquatic Center - Cumming
With their zero-entry section and mini slides, this aquatic center is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers. Parents rent a nearby cabana for food and birthday festivities and guests splash and play. The aquatic center also offers parties in its indoor facility.
Unless noted, photos courtesy of the venues