Best Indoor Birthday Party Spots for Kids in & Near Houston

Birthday Party fun. Photo courtesy of Altitude Trampoline Park
Birthday Party fun. Photo courtesy of Altitude Trampoline Park
2/9/24 - By Kate M

Planning a birthday party in Houston is no small feat. After all, there are so many great party spots in the city. But since Houston goes from blazing hot to pouring rain in the blink of an eye, many parents prefer throwing an indoor birthday party for kids. Houston's indoor party venues offer the best of both worlds—climate control and unique areas to celebrate birthdays for kids of all ages.  An additional bonus is that many of these locations offer all-inclusive packages that make hosting stress-free for parents. For other birthday party tips, check out our guide to throwing a stress-free party


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Kid's Gyms Where You Can Book an Indoor Birthday Party in Houston

Little Gym of Houston - Multiple locations

The Little Gym is known for fun gymnastics classes and has 13 locations in the greater Houston area. When you book, your birthday boy or girl and their friends take over the facility for an hour and a half (one hour of in-gym activities and 30 minutes in the party room). Parties can be booked online and include instructor-led games, music, and LEGO-building activities. Plus, you don't have to set up or break down the party, which is easier and more fun for parents, too!

Gymboree Play & Music - Uptown and Missouri City

Gymboree Play & Music specializes in birthday parties for kids ages 1-5 and has two Houston-area locations. It offers customized parties with themes such as princess playhouse, little superheroes, sports, arts, and music. Your party-goers have exclusive use of the facility for at least an hour and a half, with a trained, enthusiastic instructor leading the group in fun activities. Set up and clean up are included, as are party supplies, Gymboree party invitations, a gift for the birthday child, and a gift bag for all their friends.

Iron Sports Ninja Warrior - Willowbrook

For an extraordinary day for an energetic kid, throw a birthday party at Iron Sports Ninja Warrior, where guests will get the opportunity to try American Ninja Warrior obstacles appropriate for the age and skill level of the participants. The first hour and a half of the party is held on the gym floor, where coaches lead the kids through challenges and fun group activities. The last 30 minutes of the party are for pizza and cake. Utensils, napkins, and plates are provided; pizza can be ordered through the gym, or you can bring your own food.

Westwood Gymnastics & Dance - Katy

Jump and flip your way through your birthday party at Westwood. Guests get 1.5 hours of party time, with the first hour being on the gym floor completing a variety of gymnastics-related obstacles and other activities. The last 30 minutes happen in your party area, where you can enjoy cake and refreshments. The birthday child receives a birthday medal, and each guest gets a coupon for a free trial class. Parents are asked to provide refreshments, decorations, paper goods, and utensils. The staff will help set up and break down the party. Party slots are available from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (excluding Sundays in June, July, and August). Slots fill up fast, so booking in advance is recommended. 

Discover Gymnastics - The Heights

Test your gymnastics skills when you host your birthday party at Discover Gymnastics. You have 90 minutes of party fun including an hour on the gym floor with a birthday team, and 30 minutes of food, drinks, and celebration. Set up and clean up are included, as well as paper goods for the kids. Paper plates for adults are available for an extra fee. Bring in all your food and drinks (just no glass!) and any party favors and decorations that make your birthday boy or girl's day extra special.

A Bluey-themed birthday party. Photo courtesy of Giggles and Fun

Indoor Play Spaces for Birthday Parties in Houston

Wonderwild - The Heights

Wonderwild is a three-story indoor play space where little ones can explore their creativity and test their physical abilities. Birthday parties here include 45 minutes of play in Wonderwild (ages six and under) or Wonderwild(er) (ages 4-11) and 45 minutes in a private party room for the birthday kid and up to 20 friends and their parents. The basic package includes paper party supplies. For additional costs, there are many ways to customize and upgrade your parties, such as extra playtime for all the guests, utilization of both play spaces, decoration set up, and more. There are also theme party options: a Nerf Battle party, a superhero party, or a princess party.

Majestkids - Sugar Land

Majestkids Playland specializes in playtime for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, so it offers an ideal space for your littlest child's indoor birthday party. This indoor playground has a variety of entertaining indoor play structures and activities that encourage motor development and social skills. All parties include two hours of playtime and a private party room. Balloons, pizza, drinks, basic room decor, and set-up and clean-up are also included. Theme parties, decorations, face painting, and more guests can be added for an additional cost.

Giggles and Fun - Katy and Briar Forest

At Giggles and Fun, active and imaginative play is encouraged through age-appropriate toys, activity tables, dress-up, and climbers. Birthday parties include two hours of playtime and access to a private party room, plus an extra hour of playtime during open play. Invitations, white paper goods, napkins, and flatware are included. Add-ons of extra guests, extra time, and food options, as well as upgrades to themed parties and private play time, are available at an additional cost.

Houston's First Baptist Church - I-10 at The Loop

Houston's First Baptist Church offers a unique party experience for kids. Your reservation gets you exclusive access to the church's six-lane bowling alley, party room, and inflatable and indoor playland. Parties have a 60-person cap, not including infants and grandparents.

Toddler Towns - Mobile party service

Toddler Towns makes a special indoor play place out of your own home. The company will help you take your birthday party to the next level by providing mobile soft play rental equipment like ball pits, crawl tubes, tunnel mazes, and more. Packages start at $325, and all equipment is treated with PureGreen 24, the first EPA-registered green disinfectant, so you can rest assured that your kids are having good, clean fun.

Kids having fun on inflatables. Photo courtesy of Pump It Up

Indoor Birthday Parties with Inflatable Bounce Houses in Houston

Monkey Joe's - West Houston, Katy, and Copperfield

Monkey Joe’s has three Houston-area locations filled with wall-to-wall inflatables, lots of arcade games, and a dedicated party room. Their party packages cover set up and clean up, invitations for your guests, a Monkey Joe’s party host, drinks in souvenir cups, paper plates, tablecloths, utensils, and a gift for the birthday child.  Add-on options include pizza, balloons, ice cream, and goodie bags. You bring the cake.

Pump It Up - Webster, Sugar Land, Willowbrook, and I-10 at The Loop

Pump It Up offers many options for you to customize a bouncy birthday at their indoor inflatable playland, and there are four locations in the greater Houston area. You can add on bubbles or glow activities for even more birthday fun. Food options include pizza, wings, and trays of spaghetti or lasagna.

Inflatable Katy - Katy

Jump and play for your birthday at Inflatable Katy, where your party grants you access to a private inflatable party room, arcades, and either go-karts or mini golf. Your party package includes 1 hour and 20 minutes of jumping time and 40 minutes for dining and birthday cake. Parties can be booked online and allow for add-ons like pizza, balloons, laser tag, arcade cards, and more.

Specialized Venues for an Indoor Birthday Party in Houston

Texas Rock Gym - Spring Branch Central

For an exciting day that guests won’t forget, throw a birthday party for your child at Texas Rock Gym. There are two party options: the Pinnacle Party and the On-The-Rocks Party. The Pinnacle Party includes everything from food (even the cake or cupcakes) to decorations, paper goods and party bags, harnesses, and staff belayers—plus all the cleanup. The On-The-Rocks option is a BYOP (bring your own party) package, which is a more affordable option. You supply your own decorations, food, and cake; your adult guests need to belay for the younger climbers.

urbanCHEF - Upper Kirby

Budding culinary aficionados will love bringing their friends to urbanCHEF for a hands-on cooking experience at their birthday party. You can bring up to 25 little chefs for a two-hour cooking class (including time for eating and presents) and choose from foodie favorites like pizza parties, tea time, sushi making, and more. Most experiences also include cupcake decorating!

Altitude Trampoline Park - Sugar Land, Spring, and Katy

Get ready to spend your birthday jumping sky-high at Altitude! You can book a private party room or reserve a table in the common area for your party, with the option to add pizza to either selection. Both options get you two hours of jump time throughout the facility, so you can jump, tumble, battle, rock climb, and more, then dig into pizza and cake. To make things even easier, you also get a dedicated team member to set up and break down the party. Two new Houston-area locations will be opening soon in Webster and Conroe.

Art & Science Birthday Parties in Houston

Mad Science of Houston - Uptown or Mobile party service

For a creative and imaginative event, throw your little scientist a birthday party at Mad Science, where your child and their guests see a live 45-minute science show. The awe-inspiring experiments seem like magic until the science behind them is explained to the audience. The birthday child also gets a Mad Scientist gift. Choose from standard, super, deluxe parties, or one of their specialty packages for preschoolers, a mega party, or a slime party. You can also host a party right from your home!

The Mad Potter - River Oaks, Memorial, and Bellaire

Whether creating footprints for your child's first birthday or painting pottery with your 10-year-old, there's something creative and fun for everyone at The Mad Potter. Each child can pick their pottery piece for a unique, memorable party with the party favor built right in! All packages include two hours of party time and a dedicated party host. You can also opt for a party at home.

IdeaLab - Multiple locations

At IdeaLabs, which offers six locations across greater Houston, you have over 30 party themes, ranging from movie production parties to Bubbly Science, robotics parties, and everything in between. Parties are interactive, educational, and unique to your child, guaranteeing that they have a party that exemplifies who they are as an individual. Parties are two hours long, with a half hour for food and cake, and you can choose a variety of add-ons like chocolate fountains, aprons, and more.

Tree House Arts & Crafts - Inner Loop

Expand your art skills with a birthday party at Tree House Arts & Crafts. Each party is an hour and a half long and includes an arts and crafts lesson with a take-home craft. Set up, clean up, and a "Happy Birthday" chalk wall design are also included; additional time can be added for a fee. Choose your party craft from the Gallery or Instagram, or have the staff create a craft to accompany your party's theme. There is also a Party in a Box option for anyone interested in having their party at home.

Museums Perfect for an Indoor Birthday Party in Houston

Kid's Indoor Birthday Parties in Houston: Children's Museum of Houston
Have a top S.E.C.R.E.T. birthday party. Photo courtesy of the Children's Museum of Houston.

Houston Museum of Natural Science - Museum District and Sugar Land

Mini scientists can have the party of their dreams with HMNS when you book a Party Smarty birthday. With the basic package, you choose the theme, picking from options like Butterflies/Insects, Science Explorers, Astronomy, and more, then enjoy 2 hours of birthday celebration with a dedicated party host. Deluxe party options are also available for an extra fee. 

Children's Museum of Houston - Museum District

Let your mind run free when you have your party at the Children's Museum of Houston. Each two-hour party has a dedicated Museum Discovery Guide who will lead party-goers on a special tour of the Museum and the exhibits, then head to your Party Room for refreshments and more birthday fun. Choose from the Simply Wonderful Birthday Party (ages 1+) or the S.E.C.R.E.T. Agent Party Package (ages eight and up). With both options, you can bring your own cake, ice cream, drinks, and decorations and let Fresh Café take care of your catering needs.

The Woodlands Children's Museum - The Woodlands

Take advantage of all the Museum has to offer, plus get your private room for your party when you book at The Woodlands Children's Museum. Children get full access to the Museum's exhibits for an educational and unique party experience. You can also add on a special activity for even more birthday fun. Parties are designed for children ages 1-7. 

Galveston Railroad Museum - Galveston

All aboard! Young train enthusiasts will love a birthday party at the Galveston Railroad Museum! Your party package grants you exclusive use of the Dining Train Car for three hours, white tablecloths, a "Happy Birthday" banner, and room for 40 guests. Optional add-ons include train ride tickets for children ages 3+ (free for children two and under) and party favors from the gift shop, like conductor hats, train whistles, and bandanas.

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