Do you have a budding artist or historian? We have the perfect party ideas for them! You won’t be disappointed with the choices Hartford's Party Guide has to offer. Whether it be a bounce house, air or trolley museum, we've listed ten fun places to throw your next soiree.
Bounce U - Rocky Hill
An amazing indoor bounce stadium with inflatable 17 foot slides, obstacle courses, a rock wall, basketball and football tosses, and a boxing ring complete with giant blow up boxing gloves. There are a variety of packages to choose from and you can have a party of up to 25 friends.
712 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 860-529-6500
The New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks
With more than 80 aircraft, including a WWII B-29 Super-fortress and a Vietnam-era “Huey” copter, this amazing museum will delight your little aviator. 75,000 square feet of exhibit space includes many aircrafts from history. Kids will be treated to a party for up to 25 guests for two hours, be able to jump inside an airplane cockpit, and participate in a craft.
36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, CT 06096 860-623-3305
Blue Fox Rock-n-Bowl - Simsbury
Choose a quiet afternoon of bowling or an evening with glow-in-the-dark bowling and their interactive DJ. Packages include 2 hours of bowling, tokens, shoe rental, pizza, soda, invitations, paper goods, and a special bowling pin gift for the birthday child! Check the website for more details.
1603 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070 860-658-4479
Connecticut Trolley Museum - East Windsor
The package includes 2 hours use of their dining car, admission to their exhibit hall and the Connecticut Fire Museum, a present and certificate for the birthday child, and unlimited rides on the trolley! A great way to celebrate for any train lover.
58 North Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088 860-627-6540
Central Rock Gym - Glastonbury
Get your kids using their muscles before they dive into the birthday cake. Staff members will belay the party goers for a full hour and-a-half before they head upstairs to the party room to celebrate. All levels of climbers are welcome.
259 Eastern Blvd., Glastonbury, CT 06033 860-659-8260
All Stars Gymnastics - Windsor
Happy, smiling kids is what you will see when you have your birthday party at All Stars. Guests will be led by a staff member through exercises on the trampoline during their 60 minutes in the gymnasium. You can also have a bounce house added to the party.
430 Hayden Station Rd, Windsor, CT 06095 (860) 683-2286
Connecticut Children's Museum - West Hartford
If you have a nature or science lover, then having a party at the CT Children's Museum is bound to be a great experience. Party-goers can choose from a variety of options including a visit from one or two of the on-site critters, a stopover in the planetarium, a customized museum tour, and a hands-on experiment.
950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford, CT 06119 860-231-2824
Lutz Museum - Manchester
This cozy museum nestled in Manchester offers children ages 2-10 a great party experience. Party goers have access to the museum for an entire day as well as a thirty-minute activity during the party such as a Paint Party, Tie Dye Party, or a Homemade Science Party. Lutz has a tiny-town for imagination games, live animals and a farm exhibit.
257 South Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040 860-643.9428
Soarin' Indoors- Manchester
Adventure and new experiences will greet your child if he or she decides to have a birthday party at Soarin' Indoors. Harnessed kids will hang, climb and zip their way across a 12,000 square foot course. There are two party rooms on-site and kids will get to climb for 1.5 hours plus an hour for cake and celebrating. Flexible food rules for those with allergies.
422 North Main Street, Manchester, CT 06042 (860) 645-1595
Launch Trampoline Park - Hartford
Kids of all ages will enjoy a birthday party at Launch. There are two packages to choose from but both include 60 minutes of jump time and 40 minutes in the party room. Children will be able to jump on 15,000 square feet of trampoline and/or the fun foam pit.
91 Brainard Road, Hartford, CT 06114 860-246-5867
Photo credit: Central Rock Gym
Originally published 9/1/12.