Best Birthday Party Places for Toddlers and Preschoolers in Westchester

Gymboree creates personalized party experiences for toddlers.
Gymboree creates personalized party experiences for toddlers.
4/21/23 - By Christi O'Donnell

Trying to find the best birthday party places for your toddler or preschooler in Westchester? Look no further: We've rounded up dozens of top party places 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.

Check our Kids' Birthday Party Guide for Westchester Families for more great ideas about how to celebrate your little one's special day. 


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The Play Place Birthday Party Places for Toddlers and Preschoolers in Westchester
The Play Place offers several party activities for little ones, including field games. 

Westchester Birthday Parties at Kids' Gyms

No Limit Ninja Yonkers – Yonkers

At No Limit Ninja Yonkers–one of the largest ninja gyms in the tri-state area–kids ages 4 and up can conquer three challenging obstacle courses seen in popular competitions! Adrenaline-fueled birthday party packages are available, featuring access to a private party room, pizza, cake, and more.

The Little Gym – Scarsdale

Parents magazine has called the Little Gym the number one place to host children’s birthday parties, so it would be hard to go wrong hosting a tot’s first, second, or third party at this venue. 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. Little Gym staff handles all setup and cleanup.

My Gym – Yorktown Heights, Dobbs Ferry, Larchmont, Nanuet 

My Gym has four locations in the area, 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 various group sizes. My Gym offers three different party packages for a variety of budgets.

Kids U – Port Chester 

Parties at this Port Chester spot include time on the great "Play Quad"—think of it as an indoor playground—as well as activities in the gym for as many as 25 kids. Parties run for 1.5 hours. Do your kids love "Ninja Warrior?" Well, this venue also offers Ninja Warrior Birthday Parties

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Westchester Play Spaces and Children's Museums for Birthday Parties 

The Play Place – Elmsford

Keep things simple with parties at The Play Place. Packages include two coordinators who will set up, clean up, and run things during the festivities. Several activities are available: field games, time on the indoor playground, and add-ons, like a bounce house. 

Tig & Peach – Pelham

This play space for the 6-and-under set will work with you to design the perfect party for your little one, with various packages. If you opt for the premium package, themes like rainbows, rockstars, jungle, and more are available. 

Westchester Children's Museum – Yonkers

Parties at the Westchester Children's Museum run 90 minutes and include up to 25 children. They offer time to play and enjoy the museum exhibits, and you can include a "workshop" with themes like "Mystery at the Museum" and "Paint Pour." 

Pop In! Play Space & Cafe –  Larchmont 

Choose from two different party packages at this fun play space. The packages include playtime, pizza, juice, paper goods, balloons. and even coffee for the adults. The larger package also accomodates toddler-friendly themes like "Sesame Street" and "Cars."  

Sport Center Birthday Parties in Westchester

NYSC – Multiple Locations

The Dobbs Ferry, Somers, and Garnerville New York Sports Clubs locations offer a sports club for kids program that includes birthday party options for up to 15 kids. You don't have to be a member, either—just contact individual clubs for specific details.

Sportime USA – Ardsley

While there are a variety of birthday packages for families to choose from at Sportime USA, its "Soft Adventure" and "Super Hero" packages are designed specifically for children starting at 2 years old. With the "Soft Adventure" party, for instance, little revelers will enjoy playtime in the Soft Adventure Zone, game credits, and rides on the bumper cars. It also includes your run of the general party room and free paper goods for the included pizza and juice lunch.

Shake it Off Birthday Party Places for Toddlers and Preschoolers in Westchester
Partygoers will keep it moving at Shake if Off. Photo courtesy of Shake it Off

Parties at Gymnastics and Dance Studios in Westchester

Gymnastics City – Cortlandt

From the snack bar to the monkey bars and uneven bars, Gymnastics City is a great birthday party place for little ones. Families can choose from different party packages. For instance, the "Super Deluxe Party" includes an hour of gymnastics time and 30 minutes in the indoor playground. 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.

Westchester Gymnastics & Cheer – Hawthorne 

Birthday parties at this Hawthorne studio are for kids ages 2 and up. Packages include time in the large studio, with instructors leading kids in various activities and obstacle-style courses. Parties are held on Saturday afternoons and food and cake aren't included—but you can bring and store them at the studio. 

Shake it Off – Scarsdale 

With three packages—dance, arts and crafts, and science—there are lots of options for fun parties here. In particular, the business says its movement/dance package includes some great features for little ones, including props like egg shakers. 

Magical Movements School of Dance – Harrison 

With a huge list of party themes, music, costume props, and more, this Harrison dance studio can create a great party, customized to what your child likes best. Parties run for either 1.5 or 2 hours, and set-up and clean-up, plus other features, like instructors and prop-use, are all included. 

Studio B Dance Center – Eastchester 

Little ones will love getting their energy out at this Eastchester dance studio, which hosts parties for up to 26 kids starting at 2 years old. Props include hula hoops, bean bags, and more. 

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D.I.Y. Slime Best Birthday Party Places for Toddlers and Preschoolers in Westchester
Create a magical mixture at a D.I.Y Slime birthday party. 

Parties at Arts & Crafts Studios in Westchester

Creative Corner – Larchmont

Creative Corner's Arts & Crafts Party is designed especially for kids ages 4 and up. The Arts and Crafts party is the go-to for the younger set, and kids can choose from various items to make, including wooden crafts. 

D.I.Y. Slime – Larchmont

Kids as young as 4 can enjoy a party at this Larchmont studio. Parties include private use of the studio, with around an hour of slime-making and time for food and celebration. The business also has a "backyard party" option for the spring, summer, and early fall that delivers the fun right to your house. 

MADE: my art + design experience – Mamaroneck

At MADE's Pottery Party, kids age 5+  learn how to paint a fun item. 

Scribble Art Workshop – Dobbs Ferry

There are lots of different options for Scribble parties—and you can choose from a variety of locations, including in their studio, at your house, in a nearby park, or even virtual. Options and add-ons vary, but all parties include art projects overseen by their instructors. 

birthday party at Muscoot Farm Birthday Party Places for Toddlers and Preschoolers in Westchester
Gather friends for a party at Muscoot Farm. 

Westchester Birthday Parties at Farms and Food Stores 

Muscoot Farm – Katonah

This Westchester County–owned working farm books parties from 10am-noon and provides both indoor and outdoor party options. Reservations are required—and usually need to be made months in advance—and there are four different outdoor party areas to rent, which start at $125. You can add on a hayride, too. Note, though, that families do need to bring all of their own supplies for a party at Muscoot. 

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. The package includes invitations, decorations, face painting, a craft, games, a visit from Wow Cow, paper products, pizza and juice, ice cream sundaes, and birthday cake. Popular themes, like Paw Patrol and LOL Surprise, are available. With all of that supplied on-site, there's very little to do but show up with the birthday child in tow!

This post was originally posted in 2014 and has been updated since.

Images courtesy of the venues.

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