Top 10 Houston Spots for Tween Birthday Parties

Tweens are in that - interesting, shall we say - stage of life between being a go-with-the-flow kid and an angst-ridden teen. Sometimes they love anything and everything you do for them, and other times, they absolutely can't stand the sight of you. Parenting tweens can be hard, but planning their birthday party doesn't have to be. With growing independence, energy for days, and the ability to safely participate in activities that may be just a bit too extreme for younger children (i.e., go-karts and paintball), tweens are at the perfect age to venture out from indoor play spaces and parties at parks and plan a party at a Houston venue that offers a bit more adventure.

For more Houston-area birthday party ideas for kids of all ages, be sure to check out our Birthday Party Guide for Houston families.

D-BAT - West Houston 
4310 Brittmore Road

Have a tween that is obsessed with baseball or softball? Hosting their birthday party at D-BAT in West Houston might just be a dream come true. Instructors will provide party-goers with batting tips as they swing away at machine-pitched baseballs or softballs. Speed adjustments can be made depending on age and skill level, so don't worry if some of your guests aren't pros just yet. Kids can also play a rousing game of dodgeball, kickball, or wiffle ball. There's plenty of space in the facility's party room for tweens to enjoy pizza and cake during the party as well. 

Momentum Indoor Climbing - Katy
25410 Katy Mills Parkway

Your tween will think you're off-the-wall awesome if plan their party at a rock climbing gym like Momentum Indoor Climbing in Katy. Party packages include harnesses and climbing shoes for all party-goers so that they can enjoy plenty of indoor rock climbing fun. If you have a tween who has their heart set on a certain type of food being served, you're welcome to bring it to Momentum to feed guests in their party area. The facility even provides a party host to help attendees with climbing as well as facilitate games and make sure the paper plates and cups are well-stocked. If Momentum isn't near your area of town, check out this list of other Houston area indoor rock climbing gyms to see if a gym near you hosts parties. 

Climbing to thrilling heights at Momentum Indoor Climbing./ Photo courtesy Momentum Indoor Climbing via Facebook

Painball Bonanza - Southwest Houston
6500 Gold Moss Drive

Tweens will love the chance to run, duck, roll and shoot paintballs at their friends during a birthday party at Paintball Bonanza. They'll also have the chance to get messy as they take on splattering pellets of pain, which just adds to the birthday fun. Private games require 10 or more players, so this is a great idea for a party with plenty of attendees. Other paintball fields around Houston offer party rentals as well, but at Paintball Bonanza, Tweens get to play several rounds of paintball during the allotted party time, rotating through six of their stellar fields. 

Iron Sports - Willowbrook
6982 FM 1960 West

Athletically-inclined tweens can enjoy racing their friends across Ninja Warrior course obstacles for their birthday at Iron Sports. Each party includes an hour and a half of organized activities guided by gym coaches and thirty minutes for opening gifts and eating. Pizza is available to purchase as part of the birthday package and is served with juice. All participants must wear closed-toed shoes. The minimum age for participants is 6, so tweens can rest assured that little brothers and sisters won't be able to cramp their style during their party. 

Bay Area Raceway - Dickinson
3825 Gulf Freeway

If an adrenaline-fueled party sounds like something your tween might enjoy, consider hosting their party at Bay Area Raceway. The go-kart track was completely renovated in 2018 after Hurricane Harvey, and many of the arcade games were replaced with new additions as well. In addition to taking turns on the asphalt track, party guests can play a variety of arcade games as well as glow-in-the-dark laser tag. Two covered outdoor party areas, as well as indoor spaces for party setups, provide ample room for guests to enjoy cake and presents. If this track isn't close to you, be sure to check out our list of other outdoor go kart tracks in Houston for party options. 

Altitude Trampoline Park - Various Locations
Multiple locations in the Houston area. Find the one closest to you here
Tweens can fly sky-high by celebrating their birthday at an Altitude Trampoline Park. Each party package includes different options for room rentals, private dodgeball games, and pizza. During the party, guests have access to the main court, foam pit, and dodgeball courts. Every guest is served free bottled water, but must either wear their own socks from home or purchase socks at the front desk. The birthday tween gets a free Altitude t-shirt and a voucher good for one free visit to use after their birthday party. 

Tweens can enjoy pizza after jumping at Altitude Trampoline Park./Photo courtesy Altitude Trampoline Park- Katy via Facebook

Battlefield Houston - Northwest Houston
11755 West Little York

Out of all of the awesome laser tag arenas in Houston, Battlefield Houston boasts one of the most sophisticated and tactical-style games available. Tweens will love the combat zone design of the laser tag area and will be thrilled to try out virtual reality escape room scenarios with their friends. Players must be at least 8-years-old, which makes tweens the ideal age to try out this particular arena. Birthday party packages allow your tween to choose from over 50 missions for referees to lead them and their friends through. Party-goers can also take advantage of Battlefield Houston's arcade game selection as well. 

Urban Air - Various Locations
Multiple locations in the Houston area. Find the one closest to you here. 
If your tween is looking for a party venue where they can do just about everything, Urban Air is where they want to be. The list of activities at any given location varies, but generally speaking activity options include indoor skydiving, go-karts, ropes courses ninja courses, wall climbing, laser tag, bowling, mini golf, and bumper cars. Party room and table availability also vary by location, but each Urban Air has a cafe where tweens can choose from a variety of snack foods, and pizza orders are welcomed additions to party packages. 

Main Event - Various Locations
Multiple locations in the Houston area. Find the one closest to you here
Tweens love Main Event because the large arcade area gives them the freedom to explore and play games at their leisure. Plus, the arcade game selection at most locations offers way more choices than most local options. Main Event party packages allow tweens to select which activities they prefer to participate in choosing from karaoke, bowling, mini golf, laser tag, billiards, virtual reality, and more. Food choices include quesadillas, burgers, pizza, and chicken nuggets. Each attendee gets a game card to use in the arcade and a free kids cup. 

Glowzone - Katy and Willowbrook
830 South Katy Fort Bend, Katy
Breton Ridge, Houston
Party-goers at Glowzone can enjoy a variety of unlimited glow-in-the-dark attractions including bowling, arcade games, bumper cars, ropes courses, bazooka ball, a laser maze, and mini-golf. Five themed party rooms at the Willowbrook location and four at the Katy location offer plenty of space for tweens to enjoy eating cake and opening presents. All attractions require closed-toed shoes. 

Top Photo courtesy Main Event

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