We've profiled cool Queens party places in the past, but there are so many more awesome birthday spots in the borough that we decided to do a second post with 10 more options.
These Queens birthday party places cater to all kinds of kids, from active to artsy to animal lovers. As a Queens mom with two children myself, I've been to many of these spots personally. You can find additional birthday inspiration in our Party Guide.
BounceU – College Point
132-25 14th Avenue between 132nd Street and 133rd Place
Whenever we write about this chain of indoor bounce gyms we rave. And why not? BounceU offers tons of fun for kids and grown-ups, with two rooms filled with inflatable toys and games. Three different party packages are available and the prices are less expensive than the Brooklyn location. Food, cake and goodie bags are available, depending on package choice. Bonus: Since it's located in the Whitepoint Center, parking is easy.
LIC Kids – Long Island City
5-02 50th Avenue at 5th Street
A neighborhood favorite, this gym facility is great and has a long trampoline that kids go crazy for. There is a separate room with a table for food and cake and two party packages, are available. My daughter just went to a party here and it was fabulous! She can't stop talking about it.
Oliloli Studio – Forest Hills
103-23 Metropolitan Avenue near 71st Drive
My daughter loves this beautiful new art studio, which offers drop-in sessions and party packages for children ages 4 and up. Choose from a variety of artist-led projects, from simple activities like paint-your-own pottery or button collage on canvas. All packages include a special gift for the birthday child and personalized decorations. Parents provide the food and cake. Fired pottery projects are available for pick up 10 days after the party.
Plaster Party Place – Forest Hills
96-09 Metropolitan Avenue between 69th Avenue and Selfridge Street
Kids can choose from a wide selection of ready-to-paint plaster crafts, from figurines to toys to tableware. All party packages include one craft per kid; paper goods, pizza and juice, disco ball/laser effects, games with prizes and a gift for the birthday child can all be added on. There are plenty of other add-ons like character appearances and piñatas. Book your party on a weekday after school to save money.
Alley Pond Environmental Center – Glen Oaks
228-06 Northern Boulevard near the Cross Island Parkway
At this awesome nature center, kids can go on an educator-led walk around Alley Pond Park, enjoy a live animal encounter and themed games or crafts. Parents provide decorations, paper goods, food, drinks and cake. Special "tween" themes include a "spa party" or "owl pellet disection."
New York Hall of Science – Corona
47-01 111th Street near 47th Avenue
NYC's premier science spot offers lots of party themes for different age groups, like bubble making for the preschool set, magic and space for young elementary schoolers and chemistry and "gross science" for tweens. All packages include museum admission, science activity, an age-appropriate toy and free pass for another visit, paper products, personalized cake, food and beverages and complimentary parking.
Queens County Farm Museum – Glen Oaks
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
NYC's only working historic farm is the perfect party spot for kids who want to learn about animals and the farm-to-table movement. From April through October, children ages 1 to 12 can enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride and help feed the animals. Everything you need is included: invitations, paper goods, pizza and beverages, a personalized cake, goodie bags and a special gift for the birthday child.
Bounce 'N Play – Astoria
20-21 Steinway Street between 20th Avenue and 20th Road
Opened by a local mom in 2014, this play space has bouncy houses and giant inflatable slides in addition to the standard play space attractions—play sets, a jungle gym with tubes, a rock climbing wall, toys and arcade games, etc. A variety of private birthday party packages are available, including some super deals on weekdays.
Raising Astoria – Astoria
26-11 23rd Avenue
This community staple recently re-opened with more space to party and play. Birthday bookings include use of both party rooms, one of which includes a bouncy castle, as well as tables, chairs, limited decorations and a speaker system with a personalized playlist for the birthday kid. Parents supply refreshments and cake and there are a variety of add-ons available.
Find more great birthday party ideas in our Birthday Party Guide.
This post originally published in March 2013.