13 Brooklyn Gym Party Spots for Kids

Birthday Party Ideas for Brooklyn Kids, Toddlers

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.

Party Gym – Sheepshead Bay
1130 Avenue Z at East 12th Street
There is all kinds of equipment for kids to conquer: the cushion climb, web crawl, rock climbing wall, air bounce, and even a ball pit. Invitations, paper goods, pizza, unlimited beverages, cake, balloons, tattoos, and a special gift for the birthday child are included. Piñata, face painting, a magic show, and other add-ons are available.

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.

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, basketball, 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.

The Gym Park – Greenpoint
Otom Gym, 169 Calyer Street near Lorimer Street
Behind an unassuming facade lies this super-cool gym for kids of all ages. While parents need to supply all the extras (food, paper goods, cake, goodie bags, etc.), the Gym Park provides the fun, including an hour of gymnastics and games supervised by two staff members. Read our full review.

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.

Streb the School – Williamsburg
51 North 1st 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.

Gymnastics parties come with all sorts of fun at Ms. J's, from swinging into a foam pit to learning new moves and tumbles.

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. A party room is included in the price, and parents can decide how much they want to contribute from a complete DIY to a totally personalized experience planned and executed by the staff.

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.

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.

Kidville – Brooklyn
Visit the website for locations.
This national chain of play spaces has a trio of Brooklyn outposts in Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, and Williamsburg. 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.

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

The Little Gym – Brooklyn
Visit the website for locations.
With two borough locations in Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst 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.

Gymboree – Brooklyn
Visit the website for locations.
The last of the big play space chains has locations in Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights 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.

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

Top photo: Kids wait their turn to climb at Brooklyn Boulders. All photos courtesy the respective venues.

This post originally published in March 2013 has since been updated.

Party Gym
1130 Avenue Z
11235 Brooklyn , NY 40° 35' 14.136" N, 73° 57' 29.934" W
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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
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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
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The Gym Park
169 Calyer Street Otom Gym
11222 Brooklyn , NY 40° 43' 41.214" N, 73° 57' 14.0256" W
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Streb the School
51 North 1st Street
11211 Brooklyn , NY 40° 43' 0.678" N, 73° 57' 53.0892" W
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432 Third Avenue
11215 Brooklyn , NY 40° 40' 21.45" N, 73° 59' 25.5012" W
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Ms. J's Gymnastics & Dance
43 South First Street
11211 Brooklyn , NY 40° 42' 55.7352" N, 73° 57' 55.9152" W
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Brooklyn Boulders
575 Degraw Street
11217 Brooklyn , NY 40° 40' 46.4808" N, 73° 59' 3.2316" W
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NY Kids Club
182 Henry Street
11201 Brooklyn , NY 40° 41' 42.2484" N, 73° 59' 40.0416" W
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NY Kids Club
125 Fifth Avenue
11217 Brooklyn , NY 40° 40' 43.2984" N, 73° 58' 43.5792" W
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NY Kids Club
2 Northside Piers
11249 Brooklyn , NY 40° 43' 8.5908" N, 73° 57' 48.438" W
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The Little Gym of Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst
8681 18th Avenue
11214 Brooklyn , NY 40° 36' 19.9836" N, 74° 0' 14.2992" W
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The Little Gym of Brooklyn Heights
221 Atlantic Avenue
11201 Brooklyn , NY 40° 41' 22.8516" N, 73° 59' 30.7608" W
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380 Court Street
11231 Brooklyn , NY 40° 40' 52.9644" N, 73° 59' 47.5584" W
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808 Union Street
11215 Brooklyn , NY 40° 40' 28.0992" N, 73° 58' 31.872" W
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1270 Bayridge Parkway
11228 Brooklyn , NY 40° 37' 15.4668" N, 74° 0' 30.1032" W
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5206 Avenue N
11234 Brooklyn , NY 40° 37' 8.6376" N, 73° 55' 28.5564" W
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Brooklyn Gymnastics Center
1635 Bath Avenue
11214 Brooklyn , NY 40° 36' 22.3128" N, 74° 0' 34.1568" W
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