Fall and winter birthdays mean celebrating the milestone indoors. The city has a plethora of options for those who want to celebrate outdoors, but it can be tricky to find fun places to celebrate in colder months. Many of the museums in Philly offer birthday packages, but museums aren't for everyone. Read on for some more unique options for celebrating a kid's birthday party indoors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.