50+ Places to Host Your Child’s Next Birthday Party in Austin
Birthdays are a true occasion to celebrate the little ones in our lives, but can we be honest for a moment? Planning a child’s birthday party to be hosted at home can be overwhelming and sometimes, before you know it, the little party you’ve organized has quickly ballooned into an all out extravaganza of epic proportions. (That’s not just us….right??) In an attempt to ease some of the stress of putting a party together and to prevent you from feeling like a used up piñata, here are over 50 ideas for where to celebrate your child’s next birthday NOT at your home but instead somewhere fun in our awesome city!
At Mt Playmore, it’s fun for the whole family!
Older kids have a blast running around in our giant playscape and getting their game on at the arcade. Meanwhile, parents appreciate being able to sit back and relax in our comfortable chairs or take their youngest ones into the toddler-only area, which is full of age-appropriate games and toys. When it’s time to recharge, the whole family can sit down together and enjoy a meal at our Yeti Café.
So, what are you waiting for? Let the fun begin…
A birthday party at the aquarium will be a fun, unique memory you won’t forget. An educator will assist your party and take your guests on an aquarium tour where all your guests can interact with sea life, reptiles and birds. Settle in for your kid’s celebration at a birthday party table, bring cake, goodies, pizza, whatever you like to make a fun celebration of your own. (Aquarium birthday parties include admission for each party guest, reserved table within the aquarium for two hours, an educator to host your party, one free activity token and a goody bag per child. Birthday child gets a special lanyard and a free shirt from the aquarium.)Austin Moonwalks has a great selection of special event equipment and services, including inflatable slides, games, carnival games dunk tanks, tents, tables, chairs and more. A brand new photo booth is also available complete with red velvet ropes.The mission of Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, conservation and education. At our rescue zoo, children and adults alike can appreciate our Hill Country setting and enjoy an up-close experience with our rescued animals. Austin Zoo is a private, non-profit zoo, with over 300 animals across a 100 different species. Come visit us!Polar Bear Plunge – Obviously, a true polar plunge party wouldn’t work with children but a polar bear-themed party would be fun. A picnic and swim time would make for a great summer party. Cute invitation example here and some polar bear inspiration here.We’ll do all the work and you’ll have all the FUN! Our pottery painting parties are fantastic for celebrating and creating keepsakes. Book your party today!There’s no party like a dance party! Choose a Princess Ballerina Party, Hip Hop Dance Party, Themed Dance Party, or Musical Theatre Party for 2-18 years old. Your Princess Ballerina party begins with the birthday girl or boy and guests changing into Princess gowns and Knight armor. After the party, enjoy your treats in your private room. You can mingle and celebrate with your guests, and then leave the clean up to us. Contact the Avery Ranch location at 512-658-2996 or the Allandale location at 512-419-7611.Epic Fun is a new, multi-attraction entertainment center for all ages under one roof. The recently constructed facility is located in Southwest Austin and has something for everyone. Epic Fun provides great attractions, unique experiences, and fabulous food! Inside the 27,000-square-foot, indoor facility you will find an elevated ropes course, bumper cars, ballocity, laser tag, climbing walls, mini bowling, time challenge, party rooms, arcade, and an exceptional restaurant and bar that is epic in its own right. This is the best place to host your kid’s birthday party!We are a Custom Cake Company specialized in Kids cakes. Our cakes are made to order and personalized for your special event! Have your cake and eat it too!Hill Country Indoor Birthday parties created with you in mind! Party planning just got easier with Hill Country Indoor Birthday Party packages! Whether interested in climbing up the ClimbZONE, crawling through the Playscape Arena, shooting hoops on the courts or teaming up for archery tag on the turf, HCI has you covered. Customize your party with add-on options, including food, kid and adult beverages, cake, party themes and more. For the ultimate celebration, book at Hill Country Indoor!Partify is the one-click party planner for do-it-all parents. Partify creates magical moments in minutes and offers customized packages of children parties with high-quality vetted vendors. Parents enjoy all the inspiration, community, content, and can purchase all the services and products needed for fun, simple and stress-free party planning.
With three Austin area locations, Pinballz offers Texas’s largest selection of pinball, classic arcade, and modern video games. Party hosts rate us an excellent value! Food and gameplay packages can include attractions like go karts, laser tag, VR arena, XD dark ride, laser maze, mini-bowling, or escape rooms. Party rooms of all sizes.Playland Skate Center is a place the whole family can enjoy! Mom, Dad, Best Friend and even Grandpa can strap on a pair of skates and enjoy the fun! Playland’s party packages are based on the number of guests you’re expecting. Book your party, bring in your own food and decorations, and stay and skate til you drop. The tables are reserved for 2 hours but it’s unlimited hours of skating fun! Expecting a large group? Private Parties are also available! Playland Skate Center is your top choice for any party!There are a ton of splash pads around town and Ricky Guerrero is a great one because of the wonderful shade that covers the water area. A picnic party at the park would be great in warmer weather and could be enhanced with squirt bottles and buckets for the splash pad.The Escape Game is the premier provider of escape rooms. Our adventures bring epic stories to life in a one-of-a-kind tactile experience. Enter one of our immersive worlds and recover a priceless work of art, find lost gold or break out of prison. Your team will have one hour to complete your mission and escape. Be the hero and be home in time for dinner.Tiny Tails to You is Austin's adorable and ethical traveling petting zoo bringing unique animal experiences to your event! With Tiny Tails, your experience is curated uniquely for your birthday child. Animal lovers young of age and young at heart receive one-on-one connections with a large variety of adorable animals while sharing the joy with friends. Tiny Tails to You is easy to book, and wonderful to work with. Call 512-423-5577 or visit www.tinytailstoyou.com to book, watch cute animal videos, and learn more.Located near the Domain, they host kid’s parties for ages 12 and under, which include 2 hours of unlimited Topgolf, kid friendly meal baskets and soft drinks. Also, this can be great for any social gathering!Take your child’s birthday party experience into the stratosphere with the birthday party experts at Urban Air Trampoline Park! Urban Air is a unique indoor adventure park with something for everyone. Classic trampolines, climbing walls, basketball, obstacle courses, bowling, laser tag, virtual reality and more. Parties at Urban Air Austin (South) are perfect for kids of any age and was voted Best Kids Birthday Party Place.
We hope you enjoy these fun places to celebrate your kiddos all over town…wish them a Happy Birthday from us!
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This is a great list with a ton of fun birthday venues and activities. In light of Covid-19, we have added some great birthday party rental packages that are great options for those wanting a fun and safe party at home.
http://www.toybraryaustin.com is also GREAT for birthday parties!