20 Birthday Party Places for Toddlers and Preschoolers in Westchester
Looking for a fun spot to throw a birthday party for your toddler or preschooler? We've rounded up 20 top party places in Westchester where little ones can have a blast, from play spaces and kids' gyms to art studios and sports centers.
If you prefer to party at home, check out our post on in-house party entertainers. For those of us who opt to leave the work entirely in the hands of the professionals, read on for our top picks for celebrating birthdays with the 4-and-under-crowd.
Parties at Play Spaces and Children's Museums
Host an all-inclusive, hassle-free party at Kidville in Mount Kisco.
Kidville – Mount Kisco
Kidville offers two preset party packages, with 16 different themes (Rainbows & Unicorns, Fly Me to the Moon Space Party)—and even offers customizable parties. Fun extras—like bouncy castles—can be added upon request.
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The Play Place offers several party activities for little ones, including field games.
The Play Place – Elmsford
Keep things simple with parties at The Play Place. Packages include two coordinators who will set up and clean up, as well as run things during the festivities. Several activities are available: field games, magic, disco dance, or play and paint.
Tig & Peach – Pelham
This recently-opened play space for the 6-and-under set will work with you to design the perfect party for your little one. Note that private parties take place on weekend afternoons only.
Westchester Children's Museum – Yonkers
Two-hour parties at the Westchester Children's Museum include a private party room for up to 20 children, two party hosts, and guided access to the museum and exhibits. Each guest gets a free entry pass for a return visit!
Parties at Sport Centers
NYSC – Multiple Locations
The White Plains, New Rochelle, and West Nyack New York Sports Clubs locations offer a Tiny Tots Birthday Party that will get little athletes jumping, tumbling, swinging, and spinning for joy. Parties include an activity, paper goods, and invites—and last 90 minutes. Contact individual clubs for details.
Sportime USA – Elmsford
While there are a variety of birthday packages for families to choose from at Sportime USA, its Soft Adventure package is designed specifically for children under 3. This 1.5-hour party package give little revelers unlimited play in the Soft Adventure Zone and two ride tickets. It also includes use of the general party room and free paper goods for the included pizza/hot dog lunch.
Parties at Kids' Gyms
Parties at Great Play feature fun activities for the littlest partygoers.
Great Play – Scarsdale
Kids as young as 1 can have parties at Great Play. Several different themes are available, all of which are customizable and provide time within the facility's interactive gym. Options include obstacles courses, scavenger hunts, bubbles, freeze dance, and much more.
Gymboree – Scarsdale and Yorktown
This play gym for little ones offers customizable private parties filled with kid-friendly activities. You don't have to be a member to host a party there. Call to discuss details and to book your date.
Jodi’s Gym – Mount Kisco
Party guests at a Jodi’s Gym party have the entire gym to themselves: 5,000 square feet filled with opportunities to climb, bounce, jump, swing, tumble, stretch, and squeal to their hearts’ content. Also included, at no additional cost, is a bounce house, full-service setup and cleanup, and unlimited coffee for the adults. Plus, look into its add-ons to tack on some music, guest characters, food, party favors, piñatas, tattoos, face painting, and more.
The Little Gym – Scarsdale
With the distinction of being the number-one place to host children’s birthday parties by Parents magazine, it would be hard to go wrong hosting a tot’s first, second, or third party at The Little Gym. Parties—or as The Little Gym calls them, "Awesome Birthday Bashes"—are for children ages 1-12 and feature games, music, and activities geared toward the birthday child’s interests. All setup and cleanup is done by Little Gym staff.
My Gym – Yorktown Heights, Dobbs Ferry, and Larchmont
My Gym has three locations in Westchester, all of which offer birthday parties customized to the birthday child’s age. Each celebration features games and activities, puppets, songs, music, and movement, and can be modified to accommodate a variety of group sizes. My Gym offers three party packages for a variety of budgets.
Parties at Gymnastics and Dance Studios
Gymnastics City – Cortlandt
From the snack bar to the monkey bars and uneven bars, Gymnastics City routinely makes the “Best of Westchester” lists for children’s parties. Families can choose from different party packages and a list of add-ons to customize their perfect party. This is a great venue for toddlers because it features LOTS of soft spaces, so there are no worries as little partygoers tumble and bumble about.
Peggy Izzo The Dance Workshop – Croton-on-Hudson
Budding ballerinas, dancers, and tumblers will love The Dance Workshop’s creative movement and tumbling parties. Parties can be customized to the birthday child’s interests and include pizza, juice, paper products, and two hours of time with an instructor.
Parties at Arts & Crafts Studios
Creative Corner – Larchmont
Creative Corner's Arts & Crafts Party is designed especially for kids ages 3 and up. Kids can choose from a variety of items to paint and decorate, including wood toys, treasure boxes, T-shirts, and cloth animals.
D.I.Y. Slime – Larchmont
At this new Larchmont studio, kids in kindergarten and younger can have a Butter Slime (a super-soft slime made with clay) party. Parties include private use of the studio, with one hour of slime making and 30 minutes for food and celebration.
Fun Craft – Scarsdale
This art-focused party place offers packages for children as young as 1 and up, including the EZ-Party and Glamorous Princess Party.
MADE: my art + design experience – Mamaroneck
At MADE's Little Kid Party, for ages 3-5, partygoers listen to a story and then paint a related project.
Scribble Art Workshop – Dobbs Ferry
Scribble Art offers parties for ages 18 months and up, with age-appropriate art activities customized to your child's interest. Packages include two hours of studio use with a one-hour art activity. Add-ons include decorations, goody bags, pizza, and more.
Parties at Farms and Food Stores
Muscoot Farm – Katonah
This Westchester County–owned working farm books parties from 10am to noon and provides both indoor and outdoor party space. Reservations are required—and usually need to be made months in advance—and there are three different party areas to rent, which start at just $50. You can add on a hayride, too. But note that families do need to bring all of their own supplies for a party at Muscoot; and balloons are not allowed at the farm.
Stew Leonard's – Yonkers
Though it had never occurred to me that a supermarket would be an ideal location for a toddler birthday party, I must admit that Stew Leonard's puts together a great package. Both packages include invitations, decorations, face painting, a craft, games, a visit from Wow Cow, paper products, pizza and juice, ice cream sundaes, and birthday cake—and the bigger package includes a selection of popular themes, like Paw Patrol and LOL Surprise. With all of that supplied on premises, there is very little to do but show up with the birthday child in tow!
This originally posted in 2014 and has been updated since.
Images courtesy of the venues.