17 Indoor Places Near Philly for Kids' Birthday Parties

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

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

Sports Centers in Philly to Host Your Child's Next Birthday Party

1. Get Air- King of Prussia
A trampoline adventure park, Get Air is the perfect place to jump, bounce, flip, and flop into fun. With seemingly endless runs of trampolines, ramps, and foam-filled pits to jump into, kids will definitely expend a lot of energy at this party. Packages include 2 hours of bounce time and can be upgraded to include pizza and soda. Bring your own birthday cake, cupcakes, or ice cream. Parties start at $195.

2. Marple Sports Arena- Marple
If making a decision about what type of activity to do is the problem, Marple Sports Arena has the answer. There are plenty of activities to choose from: inline skating, rock climbing, moon bounces, or jungle gym, or all of the above. Parties start at $169.99. 

Kids get to active with fun games at the Dragon Gym karate-themed birthday parties. Photo from Dragon Gym

3.  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 clean up and set up taken care of, plus pizza and drinks, a karate-themed party at one of these three Main Line facilities is a no-brainer. The facility rents out the space for 1.5 hours, and the birthday child gets a free two-week martial arts trial and a uniform to keep!​

4. Sky Zone- Philadelphia, Glen Mills, Oaks, Levittown, Chalfont
Birthday parties at Sky Zone include party set up and clean up, 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 $15 per person and the base jumper package starts at $25 per person.

5. Kids at Play- Philadelphia
Both members and non-members of Kids at Play can take advantage of its birthday package options. Time slots are typically 2 hours in duration although additional time can be added. Party packages start at $300 and accommodate 15 children. Outside food can be brought into the party.

6. 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 in attendance. Packages start at $349 for 12 guests and include pizza, drinks, party room, and paper products. Outside cake and decorations are allowed.


Rock Climbing Gyms that Are Great for Kids' Parties

7. Go Vertical- Philadelphia
If you've got a daredevil on your hands, a party at Go Vertical might be your best bet. Kids can climb the whole 2 hours, or just climb part of the time and use the party room for pizza and cake. Parties start at $23 per person.  

8. Philadelphia Rock Gyms- Oaks, Coatesville, East Falls, Wyncote, Fishtown
With a few locations in and around Philly, there's probably a Philadelphia Rock Gym close to you whether you live in the suburbs or the city. Parties here are one hour and 45 minutes and include climbing instruction, a private party room, pizza, and soda. Parties start at $220.

Get your climb on at Downingtown Rock Gym for your child's next birthday party. Photo from Downingtown Rock Gym

9. Downingtown Rock Gym- Downingtown
A party at Downingtown Rock Gym includes two hours of fun, harness rentals, unlimited rope climbing, unlimited bouldering, party room, paper products, set up, and clean up. Prices begin at $170 for 10 climbers and go up.


Ice Skating Rinks in Philly for Kids' Birthday Parties

10. Flyers Skate Zone- Philadelphia
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 hot dogs, and best of all, the birthday guest gets their photo taken on a Zamboni. Parties cost $14.95 per person.

11. IceWorks- Aston
IceWorks parties include a public skating session, skate rentals, party room, a choice of pizza, hot dogs, or chicken nuggets, and a goodie bag that includes a free skate pass so each guest can come back and skate some more. Parties start at $175.

12. Ice Line - West Chester
Available during public skating hours, birthday parties at Ice Line include skate rentals, pizza, drinks, and private room with hostess. The birthday child even gets a free t-shirt. Birthday party packages start at $159.95.


Get Creative with Arts and Crafts Birthday Parties for Philly Kids

13. Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio- Audubon, Coshohocken, Frazer, Springfield, Wyomissing
For the creative-minded, a painting party at Busy Bees Arts invites guests to paint on pottery or canvas. Ice cream and drinks are provided; bring your own food and snacks. Parties start at $200.

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

14. The Mud Room- Ardmore
A party at The Mud Room is where guests can paint their own pottery, make their own glass plate or create a mosaic. Parties start at $20 per person, but don't include any food, just artistic activities.

15. Color Me Mine- Wayne, Langhorne, Glen Mills, Montgomeryville
Kids will love painting and taking home there own ceramics.  Either let the kids choose their own ceramics, or try the Paint Me a Story package where kids 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.

16. The Center on Central- Paoli
Children can select from music, pottery, cartooning, painting, beading, fashion design, theater arts, and drawing themes at The Center on Central. The cost is $250 up to 12 guests. Certain themes may cost more.

17. PlayArts- Philadelphia
Kids can celebrate their birthday in many ways at PlayArts. When planning the party, children can pick Cake Sculpture, Open Sensory Studio, or Music Activity as their entertainment. Extras include additional time, additional staff help, favor bags, and ice bin with 2 bags of ice. Be aware this is a shoe-free facility.

Photo courtesy of Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio.

Get Air
555 S. Henderson
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Go Vertical
950 North Penn St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Flyers Skate Zone
10990 Decatur Road
Philadephia, PA 19154

Ice Works Skating Complex
3100 W. Duttons Mill Road
Aston, PA 19014

Philadelphia Rock Gym- East Falls
B-3 3500 Scotts Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Philadelphia Rock Gym - Oaks
E-520 122 Mill Rd
Oaks, PA 19456

Philadelphia Rock Gym- Wyncote
827 Glenside Avenue
Wyncote, PA 19095

The Mud Room
11 Station Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003

Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio
1950 Main Ave
Coshohocken, PA 19428

Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio
1188 Baltimore Pike
Springfield, PA 19064

Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio
840 N Park Rd
Wyomissing, PA 19610

Color Me Mine
100 Evergreen Drive, Suite 105 The Shoppes at Brinton Lake
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Color Me Mine
2300 E. Lincoln Hwy. Oxford Valley Mall
Langhorne, PA 19047

Color Me Mine
801 Bethlehem Pike 18 Airport Square Shopping Center
Montgomeryville, PA 19454

Color Me Mine
109 W. Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087

Sky Zone- Philadelphia
9490 Blue Grass Road
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Sky Zone- Glen Mills
10 Conchester Rd
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Sky Zone- Oaks
122 Mill Rd Unit B-250
Oaks, PA 19456

Sky Zone- Levittown
45 Runway Rd
Levittown, PA 19057

Sky Zone- Chalfont
145 Liberty Lane
Chalfont, PA 18914

Philadelphia Rock Gym- Fishtown
2412 E York St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Philadelphia Rock Gym- Coatesville
255 South Mount Airy Road
Coatesville, PA 19320

Busy Bees® Pottery & Arts Studio
1125 Pawlings Rd Audubon Village Shopping Center
Audubon, PA 19403

Busy Bees® Pottery & Arts Studio
215 Lancaster Ave
Frazer, PA 19355

The Center on Central
24 W. Central Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301

Kids at Play
3502 Scotts Lane, Suite 711
Philadelphia, PA 19129

1241 N. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Downingtown Rock Gym
462 Acorn Ln
Downingtown, PA 19335

iCore Fitness
300 Lawrence Drive
West Chester, PA 19380

Dragon Gym
267 S Whitford Rd
Exton, PA 19341

Dragon Gym
812 Lancaster Ave
Berwyn, PA 19312

Dragon Gym
235 Lancaster Ave
Malvern, PA 19355

Ice Line
700 Lawrence Dr
West Chester, PA 19380
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