Best Indoor Birthday Party Places Near DC

Celebrate like a king at Nook! Photo by Abby Jiu
Celebrate like a king at Nook! Photo by Abby Jiu

For kids celebrating birthdays during the fall or winter, chances are they'll be celebrating it indoors. But no matter the season, the DC area is chock full of indoor birthday party spots perfect for kids of all ages. From rock climbing to museums, there's no shortage of places to have some indoor birthday fun. Many of these spots show up on our list of favorite indoor play spaces in the area so these aren't fun just for celebrating birthdays but anytime you want to get out of the house, but not get outside, with the kids.

Read on for our top picks for indoor birthday party places in the DC area.

1. Vertical Rock Climbing & Fitness — Manassas, VA

Vertical Rock Climbing & Fitness offers two-hour rock climbing parties that include 1 hour 15 minutes of climbing time and 45 minutes for birthday cake, presents, and food in a private party room. A host and a 1:5 climber to staff ratio, plus the ability to bring in your own food and drink, make this an easy choice. 

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2. ZavaZone — Rockville, Sterling, and Potomac Mills, MD

ZavaZone offers a variety of active indoor adventures. From zip lines and ropes courses to rock climbing and trampolines, this is one cool indoor party spot for active kids. Party packages include up to 15 guests. (Note: No outside food, besides cakes or cupcakes).

3. Leesburg Animal Park — Leesburg, VA

Go wild at Leesburg Animal Park with one of two party packages. The safari package is available year round, while the fall festival package is available only in the fall. Packages include two hours of party time complete with pony rides, animal petting and feeding, and admission to any other park activities happening that day. Other add-ons, such as goodie bags and a moon bounce, are available for an extra cost.

4. Dulles International Airport — Washington, DC

For airplane fans, a birthday party at the airport is the ultimate ticket to birthday fun. Dulles International Airport offers several packages for 15 children. Parties are available on select Saturdays throughout the year and include your choice of an activity, from a K9 demonstration to a scavenger hunt.

5. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum — Fairfax Station, VA

Got a little train lover? The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum might be just the place for some indoor birthday fun. With a large capacity of 50-70 people, the entire extended family can join in, too. Rent the party room and bring in your own food, drink, music, and decorations to jazz up this unique space.


The Washington Auto Show
Walter E. Washington Convention Center - various times Pick
Beethoven Symphonies Abstracted: Mo Willems
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - 10:00 AM
Toddler Storytime at George Mason Regional Library
George Mason Regional Library - 10:30 AM
Beyond the Book
Maydale Nature Classroom - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides