Best Venues to Host a Kid's Indoor Birthday Party Near Houston
Planning a birthday party in Houston is no small feat because 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 indoor birthday parties for kids. Houston's indoor party venues not only offer climate control, but fun, 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.
Kid's Gyms Offering Indoor Birthday Parties in Houston
The Little Gym is known for fun gymnastics classes and has 9 locations spread out across the greater Houston area. When you book, your birthday boy or girl and his or her friends will get to 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 specializes in birthday parties for kids ages 1-5 and has five Houston-area locations. They offer customized parties with themes such as princess playhouse, little super heroes, sports, arts, and music. Your party-goers will 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 well as party supplies, Gymboree party invitations, a gift for the birthday child, and a gift bag for all his or her friends.
6982 FM 1960 W.,Ste F
For a very special day for an energetic kid (ages 6 and up), throw a birthday party at Iron Sports, 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 is time for pizza and cake. Utensils, napkins, and plates are provided and pizza can be ordered through the gym or you can bring in your own food.
Run, jump, and flip your way into your next birthday with a gym-themed party. Photo courtesy of Rachael Cherry.
23333 Taswell Drive
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 takes place in your party area where you can eat and have cake. 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 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Slots fill up fast, so advance booking is recommended.
747 N. Shepherd Dr. Suite 400
Test your gymnastics skills when you host your birthday party at Discover Gymnastics. You have 90 minutes of party fun that includes an hour of time on the gym floor with a birthday team, and 30 minutes of food, drinks, and celebration. Set up and clean up is included, as well as paper goods for the kids. Paper plates for adults are available for an extra fee. Bring in all your own food and drinks (just no glass!) and any party favors and decorations that make your birthday boy or girl's day extra special.
Photo courtesy of Giggles and Fun
Indoor Play Spaces for Birthday Parties in Houston
767 N Shepherd Drive, Ste. 400
Wonderwild is a three-story indoor play space for little ones where they can explore their creativity and test their physical abilities. Birthday parties here include 45 minutes of play in Wonderwild (ages 8 and under) or Wonderwild(er) (ages 5-11), and 45 minutes in a private party room for the birthday kid and up to 30 friends and their parents. The basic package includes 20 complimentary invitations and paper party supplies. For additional costs, there are many ways to customize and upgrade your parties, such as additional playtime for all the guests, utilization of both play spaces, decoration set up, and even a sweet treats candy bar. There are also theme party options including a Nerf Battle party, a superhero party, or a princess party.
14031 Southwest Fwy, Suite #620
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. To play, guests must be under 47 inches tall.
20117 Park Row
At Giggles and Fun, both active and imaginative play are encouraged through age-appropriate toys, activity tables, dress up, and climbers. Birthday parties include two hours of playtime and and access to a private party room, plus an extra hour of playtime during open play. Invitations, 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.
7401 Katy Freeway
Houston First Baptist Church offers a unique party experience for kids. Your reservation gets you exclusive access to the church's six-lane bowling alley and party area and access to the games area—which has ping pong, air hockey, foosball and pool—and the indoor play lands. Parties during regular hours have a 50-person cap; after hours you can have up to 70 people.
Toddler Towns makes a special indoor play place out of your very 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 $365 and all equipment is treated with PureGreen 24, the first EPA registered disinfectant that's green, so you can rest assured that your kids are having good, clean fun.
There's plenty of monkeying around and inflatable fun at a Monkey Joe's birthday party. Photo courtesy of Monkey Joe's.
Indoor Birthday Parties with Inflatable Bounce Houses in Houston
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 offers many options for you to customize a bouncy birthday at their indoor inflatable play land, and there are three 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.
21155 State Highway 249
Book a party at Jump On In for lots of bouncing, sliding, climbing, and tumbling for kids and kids at heart. Party packages include one hour of play in the supervised gyms. A party host takes care of set-up and clean-up, and plates, cups, napkins, and utensils are included. You can order food from Jump On In ahead of time and bring in your own cake and ice cream.
2482 South Mason Road
Jump and play for your birthday at Inflatable Katy, where your party grants you access to your choice of a private inflatable party room, go-karts and arcades, or mini golf and arcades. 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 Birthday Parties in Houston
1526 Campbell Road
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 bring your own decorations, food, and cake and your adult guests will need to belay for the younger climbers.
747 N. Shepherd, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77007
Hunter Dance Center will work with you to plan the perfect aerial, hip-hop, or ballet dance birthday for your little one. Birthday parties include one hour of instruction, followed by 30 minutes of celebration and cake time. Basic party supplies and decorations are also included. You can choose your own theme or select one of the themes they offer. Parties can be held Saturday afternoons or all day Sundays.
3651 Weslayan, Suite 204
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 12 little chefs for a two-hour cooking class (including time for food and presents) and choose from foodie favorites like pizza parties, tea time, sushi making, and more.
Get ready to spend your birthday jumping sky high at Altitude! You can choose to book a private party room or reserve a table in the common area for your party, with the option to add on 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 in to pizza and cake. To make things even easier, you also get a dedicated team member to set up and break down the party.
Photo courtesy of The Mad Potter
Art & Science Birthday Parties in Houston
6300 Westpark Drive, Ste. 500
For a creative and imaginative event, throw your little scientist a birthday party at Mad Science, where your child and his or her guests get to 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 t-shirt. Choose from standard, super, or 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!
Whether your creating footprints for your child's first birthday or painting pottery for your 10-year-old, there's something creative and fun for everyone at The Mad Potter. Each child is able to pick their own 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, on offsite party, or a private party that grants you access to the entire studio.
At IdeaLabs you have over 30 different party themes to choose from, ranging from movie production parties to Bubbly Science, robotics parties and everything in between. Parties are interactive, educational, and entirely unique to your child, guaranteeing that he or she has 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, brain box goody bags, and more.
2419 Sunset Blvd
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, plus set up and clean up and a special "Happy Birthday" chalk wall design. Additional time can be added on for a fee. Choose your special party craft from the Gallery or Instagram, or have the staff create a craft to go with your party's theme. For anyone interested in having their party at home, there is also a Party in a Box option as well.
Museums for Kid's Birthday Parties in 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 - Sugar Land location
13016 University Blvd.
Mini scientists can have the party of their dreams with HMNS at Sugar Land when you book a Party Smarty birthday. For 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. All birthday parties with HMNS are currently being held at the HMNS Sugar Land location.
1500 Binz Street
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 6 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.
4775 West Panther Creek Drive #280
Take advantage of all the Museum has to offer, plus get your own 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 party fun. Parties are designed for children ages 1-7.
2602 Santa Fe Pl.
All aboard! Young train enthusiasts will love a birthday party at the Galveston Railroad Museum! Your party package grants you exclusive use to 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 2 and under) and party favors from the gift shop like conductor hats, train whistles, and bandanas.
Places featured in this article:
The Woodlands Children's Museum
HMNS at Sugar Land