25+ Indoor Birthday Party Places for Philly Kids

Enjoy a birthday party at one of SkyZone's four area locations. Photo courtesy of SkyZone
Enjoy a birthday party at one of SkyZone's four area locations. Photo courtesy of SkyZone

Looking for indoor birthday party venues in and around Philly for your child's next celebration?  Even in these times, Philadelphia has plenty of unique options for celebrating a kid's birthday indoors, whether your kiddo is interested in burning energy at a sports center, doing arts and crafts with friends, or even rock climbing. Read on for our top picks for great indoor birthday party spots in the Philly region.

If you're looking for a local museum to host a party, there are many that offer party packages, so be sure and check out our Museum Guide, as well as our Philly Birthday Party Guide.

Be sure to check with each location for COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out; some venues may close at the last minute, so always confirm before departing.

If you prefer to stay home and celebrate with the kids, be sure to browse through Poppins@Home, which is adding new and exciting classes and workshops for children of all ages, some suitable for birthday parties. Consider building a party around Brick City building camp and DC and Marvel Superhero camp. Young kids are sure to enjoy learning Spanish through Music and Movement while the entire family can cuddle up for storytime and crafts.

Sports Centers Near Philly for Kids' Birthday Parties

1. Marple Sports Arena

If making a decision about what type of activity is the problem, Marple Sports Arena has the answer. Choose from inline skating, rock climbing, moon bounces, or jungle gym, or all of the above. Parties start at $169.99.

Kids can get active with a martial arts-themed party at the Dragon Gym. Photo from Dragon Gym

2.  Dragon Gym Martial Arts School

Exton, Malvern, Berwyn​
For a high-energy birthday party, give Dragon Gym a go. Kids will play games and participate in a black belt instructor-led mini martial arts lesson. With cleanup and setup taken care of, plus pizza and drinks, a 90-minute karate-themed party at one of these three Main Line facilities is a no-brainer. The birthday child gets a free, two-week martial arts trial and uniform to keep.

3. Sky Zone

Philadelphia, Glen Mills, Oaks, Levittown, Chalfont
Birthday parties at Sky Zone include party setup and cleanup, sky socks for each guest, T-shirt for the birthday boy or girl, Evite invitations, paper products, and dedicated party host. Toddler parties start at $224 for 8 kids and the base jumper package starts at $330 for 10 kids.

4. Kids at Play

Both members and nonmembers of Kids at Play can take advantage of its birthday package options. Time slots are typically two hours, although additional time can be added. Party packages start at $300 and accommodate 15 children. 

5. iCore Fitness

West Chester
Get ready for a Ninja Warrior Birthday party at iCore. Children 6 and up can invite friends to race through an obstacle course tailored for the appropriate age group. Packages start at $349 for 12 guests and include pizza, drinks, party room, and paper products.  

6. inMovement 

Queen Village
Choose a private class, ninja theme, or an open-play birthday party for up to 12 children. One-hour parties start at $250 and 90-minute parties are $300. Water bottle party favors and a T-shirt for the birthday child are provided. 

7. Oasis Family Fun Center

Glen Mills
While not exactly a sports center, this location has a soft playground, laser maze, rock wall, and arcade games. Base packages start at $16.50 per guest for a minimum of 8 kids. Add-ons include virtual-reality games, food items such as soft pretzel trays or mozzarella sticks, goody bags, and a visit from Otis the Oasis mascot. You can also stay and play all day after your party.

Rock Climbing Gyms Near Philly for Kids' Birthday Parties

8. Philadelphia Rock Gyms

Oaks, Coatesville, East Falls, Wyncote, Fishtown
With a locations in and around Philly, there's probably a Rock Gym near you. Parties are one hour and 45 minutes and include climbing instruction, a private party room, pizza, and soda. Parties start at $220.

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Your child can get his or her climb on at Downingtown Rock Gym. Photo courtesy of the gym

9. The Factory at Reach


Ninja parties, climbing parties, or a combo of each are available at this indoor gym.  Pizza and staff are included in the starting price of $349.

10. Downingtown Rock Gym

A party at Downingtown Rock Gym includes two hours of fun, harness rentals, unlimited rope climbing, and bouldering. Prices begin at $215 for up to 12 climbers.

11. The Gravity Vault

The Gravity Vault's indoor rock climbing parties include games with instructors, access to the climbing wall, and a t-shirt for the guest of honor.  Packages start at $350 for up to 10 guests.

Ice Skating Rinks in Philly for Kids' Birthday Parties

12. Flyers Skate Zone

For hockey fans, Flyers Skate Zone is the ultimate birthday venue. Parties include admission to a public skating session, skate rentals, a private party room, pizza and drinks. Best of all, the birthday guest gets to take his or her photo on a zamboni. Contact directly for pricing information.

13. IceWorks

IceWorks parties include a public skating session, skate rentals, party room, food, and a goodie bag that includes a free skate pass so each guest can come back. Parties start at $175 for 8 guests.

14. Northeast Skate Zone

Parties include admission to a public skating session, skate rental, and private party room.  The fee is $20 per person for a minimum of 10 guests. The birthday kid gets a special T-shirt to pose for a picture while sitting on the zamboni. Skating instruction is available for an additional fee. 

RELATED: Toddler Birthday Party Venues in Philly

Kids can paint on pottery or canvas at Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio. Photo courtesy of the studio

Arts and Crafts Birthday Party Venues for Philly Kids

15. Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio

Springfield, Wyomissing
For the creative-minded, a painting party at Busy Bees invites guests to paint on pottery or canvas. Ice cream and drinks are provided; bring your own food and snacks. Parties start at $165.

16. The Mud Room

At Mud Room, guests can paint pottery, make a glass plate, or create a mosaic. Parties start at $20 per person, but don't include food, just artistic activities.


Artistic fun awaits at The Mud Room in Ardmore. Photo from The Mud Room

17. Color Me Mine

Wayne, Langhorne, Glen Mills, Montgomeryville
Kids will love painting and taking home their own pottery.  Kids can choose their own ceramics or try the Paint Me a Story package, where they will hear a story and get a salad plate to paint on. Food is not included, but Color Me Mine does sometimes offer discounts with nearby restaurants and pizza places. Parties start at $100.

18. The Expressive Hand

Starting at $325 for up to 10 kids, this paint-your-own pottery spot offers a creative space for budding young artists. The 90-minute session includes selecting a piece of pottery to paint for each guest.

19. CREATE at Sue's Art Class

Choose from clay, jewelry-making, sewing, soft sculpture, edible art, and so much more for this creative party option starting at $390 for up to 11 guests.

20. Mermaid Art Studios

There's tons of project choices for an art party at Mermaid, including tie-dye, clay, paint, and jewelry making.  There's even an option for the studio to come to your home.  Parties start at $280.


Play Spaces Birthday Party Venues for Philly Kids

21. PlayArts

Kids can celebrate their birthday in many ways at PlayArts. Extras include additional time, additional staff help, favor bags, and ice bin with two bags of ice. This is a shoe-free facility. The base party package starts at $350.

22. Nest 


Get the whole play space to yourself for 2 hours, starting at $425 for up to 12 guests. Choose from a slew of themes and activities, from the Superhero Soiree to the Mermaid Adventure. Invitations, tableware, and a t-shirt for the birthday kid are all included in the base package, with lots of fun add-on options.

23. Kith and Kin


You and your guests can have Kith and Kin all to yourself for two hours and up to 30 guests for $400.  Staff members will help take care of the set up and clean up. Add-on options include food, decor, music, and crafts.

24. Beehive at Bok


Get private use of artsy play space in the iconic Bok building for $250 for up to 40 people.  Add-on themes include construction, fairytale, rainbow, and jungle.  Outside food and drink are welcome.

25. Lulu's Casita

Ardmore and West Chester

The staff at Lulu's does all the work for your customized fiesta.  Just give them your theme, show up with cake, and enjoy private access to the entire space for $415. Two staff members are there to help faciliate.

26. Chatter Splatter


Enjoy private access to Chatter Splatter for your guests only in a 2-hour party for $475. Unlimied juice, lemonade, and coffee (!!) is included. The guest of honor also gets a free t-shirt.

27. Lily Pad


You can rent the space at Lily Pad to DIY your own party for $200.  The two-hour rental is just to use the play space, so there will be no staff to facilitate, but it can accommodate up to 35 guests.

28. LEGOLAND Discovery Center

King of Prussia

Book Bertie's Bricktastic Birthday Bash for $499.99 for a 75-minute lego party of your dreams. Up to 24 guests are accomdated. Pizza and beverages are included, and guests can stay and play all day at Legoland when the party's over.

Writer Kristen Sullivan contributed additional reporting.

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