14 Brooklyn Gym Party Spots for Kids

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Birthday Party Ideas for Brooklyn Kids, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

For preschoolers and young school-age kids, gym parties are an easy solution to the space limitations of the typical Brooklyn apartment. Young guests get to run, tumble, bounce, and jump around without having to worry about breaking anything or using their indoor voices, while you sit back, relax, and just watch. By the end, they're so tuckered out, even the sugar rush from the cake won't get them going again.

Here are 14 Brooklyn gyms that will make your kid's party extra special and allow guests to celebrate by burning off all their excess energy. Find even more birthday ideas in our Party Guide.

Aviator Sports & Events Center – Marine Park
Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Avenue near the Belt Parkway
This massive athletic facility offers all kinds of sporty parties, from ice-skating to rock climbing, gymnastics, golf, and soccer. There's even a Tiny Tykes package aimed specifically at preschoolers. Basic packages include invitations, balloons, table covers, paper goods, food, and beverages.


Bounce your way to a happy birthday at BounceU.

BounceU – Dyker Heights
6722 Fort Hamilton Parkway near 67th Street
We've raved about this chain of indoor bounce gyms before and with good reason. There's all kinds of inflatable fun to be had here. The Premier Party lets up to 25 guests bounce, slide, and mess around for two hours and includes food, invitations, balloons, and goodie bags. Note: Parents are welcome to bounce, too, and often do, but you must include them in your headcount.

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Climb your way to the top at a birthday party at Brooklyn Boulders. 

Brooklyn Boulders – Gowanus
575 Degraw Street near Third Avenue
We're big fans of this dedicated rock climbing gym, which offers programs for kids, grown-ups, and families. Don't worry if your guests have never gone rock climbing. The staff works with all skill levels and makes sure everyone feels safe. An onsite party room allows you to refuel after your session.

Brooklyn Gymnastics Center – Bensonhurst
1635 Bath Avenue near Bay 13th Street
This serious gymnastics spot boasts top-notch equipment (balance beam, uneven bars, parallel bars, and an Air Trak), which are great for aspiring gymnasts. Packages include invitations, paper goods, pizza, soda, balloons, party favors, a souvenir T-shirt for the birthday kid, and a Carvel ice-cream cake.


Obstacle courses, a climbing wall, and parkour are just some of the activities offered for birthday parties at Everyday Athlete.

Everyday Athlete – Brooklyn Heights
130 Clinton Street and 153 Bridge Park Drive
This gym's two locations introduce kids to climbing, ninja obstacle courses, and parkour. A party package can get you exclusive use of their 4600-square-foot play area, plus food, paper goods, and party games.

Gymboree – Brooklyn
Visit the website for locations.
The last of the big play space chains has locations in Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights, Marine Park, and Park Slope. It also offers party packages for preschoolers. While most gym party places cater solely to the running and jumping set, Gymboree can accommodate new walkers and even cruisers.

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Dance and wiggle at a Kidville Birthday Party. 

Kidville – Brooklyn
Visit the website for locations.
This national chain of play spaces has two Brooklyn outposts in Carroll Gardens and Park Slope. The preschool set can pick from a variety of themes, like superhero, princess, trains, rock and roll, or a straight up gym party. Regardless of which one you choose, all options are active and engaging. Packages are all-inclusive.

The Little Gym – Brooklyn
Visit the website for locations.
With three borough locations in Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst, DUMBO, and Brooklyn Heights, this chain of kids' gyms offers all kinds of athletic parties, including gymnastics, karate, and dance for children up to age 12.

Ms. J's Gymnastics & Dance – Williamsburg
43 South First Street at Kent Avenue
At this popular local gym, children can tumble, flip, slide, jump, and climb under the supervision of professional instructors. There are a number of packages and parents have the option to just rent the space (available for members only) or book the all-inclusive package and have the staff do all the work.

My Gym  – Park Slope
367 Fifth Avenue between Fifth and Sixth Streets
Offering popular themes like Spiderman and Thomas the Train, this kid's gym is sure to please. Party celebrations include games, relays, rides, songs, puppets, and more. Beyond supervising the fun, the staff can also take care of paper goods, party favors, and food. 

NY Kids Club – Brooklyn
Visit the website for locations.
Like Kidville, NY Kids Club offers a variety of themes, including "animal planet" and "castles and kingdoms." One big difference: The spot hosts parties for children up to age 12, though it's probably best for younger kids.

Powerplay – Gowanus
432 Third Avenue between Seventh and Eighth Streets
This beloved Brooklyn gym offers party packages for toddlers, preschoolers, kids, and even adults. Choose from a variety of packages, including gymnastics, rock climbing, mini golf, or adventure challenge—you can even combine activities. Balloons, paper goods, pizza, and juice are included, but parents need to supply goodie bags and cake.

Recess – DUMBO
81 Washington Street
Birthday party packages include food, party favors, and access to the play area, with plenty of space for little ones to climb, run, jump, and slide. Add-ons like face painting, balloon animals, a bouncy house, and a magician are also available.

Streb the School – Williamsburg
51 North First Street between Kent and Wythe Avenues
The activities offered at this acrobatic dance school's parties differ from your usual usual running, jumping, and climbing. At Streb, kids can bounce off huge trampolines, do the flying trapeze, and learn patented Pop Action moves developed by choreographer Elizabeth Streb. Parents provide all the food, cake, beverages, and favors.

Check out our Party Guide for more awesome birthday bash ideas.

Photos courtesy the venues

This post originally published in 2013 is updated regularly. Katie Nave Freeman contributed additional reporting.

BounceU
6722 Fort Hamilton Pkwy
11219 Brooklyn, NY 40° 37' 45.8796" N, 74° 0' 41.724" W
The Little Gym of Brooklyn Heights
221 Atlantic Avenue
11201 Brooklyn , NY 40° 41' 22.8516" N, 73° 59' 30.7608" W
New York
Aviator Sports & Events Center
3159 Flatbush Avenue Marine Park Floyd Bennett Field
11234 Brooklyn , NY 40° 35' 20.1552" N, 73° 53' 59.2764" W
New York
Streb the School
51 North 1st Street
11211 Brooklyn , NY 40° 43' 0.678" N, 73° 57' 53.0892" W
New York
Powerplay
432 Third Avenue
11215 Brooklyn , NY 40° 40' 21.45" N, 73° 59' 25.5012" W
New York
Ms. J's Gymnastics & Dance
43 South First Street
11211 Brooklyn , NY 40° 42' 55.7352" N, 73° 57' 55.9152" W
New York
Brooklyn Boulders
575 Degraw Street
11217 Brooklyn , NY 40° 40' 46.4808" N, 73° 59' 3.2316" W
New York
NY Kids Club
182 Henry Street
11201 Brooklyn , NY 40° 41' 42.2484" N, 73° 59' 40.0416" W
New York
NY Kids Club
125 Fifth Avenue
11217 Brooklyn , NY 40° 40' 43.2984" N, 73° 58' 43.5792" W
New York
NY Kids Club
2 Northside Piers
11249 Brooklyn , NY 40° 43' 8.5908" N, 73° 57' 48.438" W
New York
The Little Gym of Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst
8681 18th Avenue
11214 Brooklyn , NY 40° 36' 19.9836" N, 74° 0' 14.2992" W
New York
The Little Gym of Brooklyn Heights
221 Atlantic Avenue
11201 Brooklyn , NY 40° 41' 22.8516" N, 73° 59' 30.7608" W
New York
Kidville
380 Court Street
11231 Brooklyn , NY 40° 40' 52.9644" N, 73° 59' 47.5584" W
New York
Kidville
808 Union Street
11215 Brooklyn , NY 40° 40' 28.0992" N, 73° 58' 31.872" W
New York
Gymboree
1270 Bayridge Parkway
11228 Brooklyn , NY 40° 37' 15.4668" N, 74° 0' 30.1032" W
New York
Gymboree
5206 Avenue N
11234 Brooklyn , NY 40° 37' 8.6376" N, 73° 55' 28.5564" W
New York
Brooklyn Gymnastics Center
1635 Bath Avenue
11214 Brooklyn , NY 40° 36' 22.3128" N, 74° 0' 34.1568" W
New York
Gymboree
5206 Avenue N
11234 Brooklyn , NY 40° 37' 8.004" N, 73° 55' 28.452" W
New York
Everyday Athlete
130 Clinton Street
11201 Brooklyn , NY 40° 41' 33.1872" N, 73° 59' 36.564" W
New York
My Gym Park Slope
367 5th Avenue
11215 Brooklyn , NY 40° 40' 16.2948" N, 73° 59' 3.48" W
New York
RECESS DUMBO
81 Washington Street
11201 Brooklyn , NY 40° 42' 6.7248" N, 73° 59' 22.6356" W
New York