Top Toddler and Preschooler Birthday Party Places in Chicago

Kids under a parachute. Photo courtesy of the Purple Monkey Playroom
Kids under a parachute. Photo courtesy of the Purple Monkey Playroom
3/1/24 - By Lauren LaRoche

If you’re looking for toddler birthday party places in Chicago and the suburbs, a few boxes need to be checked: A place where tiny tots can play without being jumped on by big kids? Check. A character-themed party? Check. Plenty of help for exhausted parents? Check!

We’ve rounded up a list of toddler birthday party places from the city to the suburbs, and the great thing about all of our picks is that they offer private or semi-private spaces designed with kids under the age of five in mind. The only thing left is to order the cake and invite some friends. 

For more birthday party ideas in Chicago, check out our guide for the Best Indoor Birthday Party Spots for Chicago Kids.

Toddler Birthday Party Places in Chicago

Camp Chicago – Chicago

Camp on North Avenue offers a variety of party packages that are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, or young kids. Your party will feature games, activities, a dance party, and more. Camp themes vary by date, but recent themes include Bluey, Trolls, and Encanto. The camp counselors will help run the party for 90 minutes so parents can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show (or the craft!). 

Purple Monkey Playroom - Chicago

The Purple Monkey Playroom is designed for kids under the age of six. During your private party, your group will have full access to the playroom. With imaginary play, dress-up, and small climbing structures, there is something for everyone.

Choose between the Monkey Essential Package, Monkey Package Plus, The Grand Monkey, the Barbie Party, the 1st Birthday Special, or Custom Celebration. You can also bring food, cake, and toddler-approved decorations. A dedicated party host will help with serving and cleaning up. 

Little Adventures - Chicago

Little Adventures is a play space made for little ones. There are different play zones for babies, toddlers, and little kids under five, and toys range from play kitchens to doll houses, construction trucks, tiny slides, and even a miniature table and chairs for serious toddler talk. 

There are several party packages to choose from that include food and drinks for the kids. You can bring a cake, decorations, and entertainment, or add these to a party package.

Tots Land – Chicago and Roselle

Tots Land is designed for children under six, so it's a perfect toddler birthday party place. With playground equipment and bounce houses just for littles, you will have peace of mind that the birthday kiddo and their friends can play safely. The entire play space is also private for your event only, meaning you don't have to share a playspace, and there won't be multiple parties at a time.

Bubbles Academy – Chicago and Highland Park

With locations in the Gold Coast, Bucktown, and Highland Park, there are multiple Bubbles Academy to choose from when booking a toddler birthday party place. There are multiple play spaces with climbing structures and mats designed for preschoolers. 

You’ll receive two hours of private playtime plus party coordinators to help with execution and clean up. You can bring your food, drinks, tableware, and décor and add entertainment with structured music classes or art projects to your party.

Fit City Kids - Chicago

While Fit City Kids is great for all ages, when picking toddler birthday party places, this place has it all. There are bounce houses, indoor soccer fields, and an indoor park area for kids to climb and slide. You can host a private or semi-private event here.

You can also bring your food, dessert, and decorations. Party staff are available to help coordinate the event and clean up. You can also easily book online through their website calendar.

Tiny Tunes Studio – Chicago

Tiny Tunes Studio is made for kids ages five and under, and it's a fantastic toddler birthday party idea if we don't say so ourselves. They specialize in music for babies and toddlers, and is there anything cuter than a toddler singing? Be sure to inquire about a private party or bringing a musician to your home, a private event, or even a local party in the park.

picture of a birthday party at Waterlemon one of the best toddler birthday party places in Chicago 
Waterlemon in LaGrange is an adorable place for a toddler's birthday.

Toddler Birthday Party Places in the Chicago Suburbs

Peppa Pig World – Schaumburg

Quite possibly the ultimate in toddler birthday party places, Peppa Pig World in Schaumburg offers a fun play space and an immersive Peppa Pig world for the ultimate Peppa-loving toddler. Guests will meet Peppa, jump in muddy puddles, play in Peppa's house, and more. You’ll have a dedicated party host, use of a private party room, pizza, and free downloadable Peppa Pig invitations. 

Waterlemon – LaGrange

Waterlemon in LaGrange is an adorable place for a toddler's birthday. They have play structures, dress-up clothes, and themed play areas little ones will love. You’ll also have access to their in-house balloon bar for an additional fee to help set the décor stage. They have a variety of spaces and packages available depending on your theme and party size.

Giggles – Highwood

Giggles in Highwood on the North Shore is designed for preschoolers, toddlers, and babies, and it's one of our favorite toddler birthday party places. You’ll receive two hours of private playtime in their ultimate play space. You can also bring your food, décor, and cake. Party helpers are also on hand to help with set-up and clean-up. With small play structures and toys made for little hands, you don't have to worry about sharing the space with big kids. 


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