Does your child have a birthday coming up? From laser tag and go karting to bowling and actually climbing in a giant claw machine, these 6 places in and around Skokie offer fun-filled bashes to celebrate their big day.
- Address: 7037 Central Avenue, Skokie
- Cost: Packages start at $350
Your child will love having all of their friends join them jumping into a foam pit, climbing the rock wall, playing dodgeball, dunking basketballs, battling it out on a battle beam and just plain jumping at Altitude. Altitude does all of the work for parents, as all parties include a dedicated party host who runs activities, and provides food and drinks for the guests.
- Address: 4650 Brummel Street, Skokie
- Cost: Packages start at $150
Kiddos ages 3 to 9 can connect with the great outdoors in a nature themed party. Each two-hour time slot includes a nature walk and a leader guided activity. All themes are built around birds, bugs, bees, coyotes and more! The birthday child can choose anything from an animal carnival featuring real critters to a treasure hunt or woodland bingo. Elevate your party to the next level with campfire rental to tell ghost stories and roast s’mores.
- Address: 4701 Oakton Street, Skokie
- Cost: Packages start at $220
Ideal for the toddler and preschool set, The Exploritorium is an imagination playground that offers little ones a space to explore together through interactive play. They can play make-believe in a costumed dress-up station, get their hands wet in a water play area, climb a wall, play with trains, climb through tubes and tunnels, and more. A huge lite-brite wall is a favorite for many little hands. Note: Book early! Birthday parties must be reserved at least 12 weeks in advance.
- Address: 7333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles
- Cost: Starting at $29 per guest
Whether it’s the thrill of the competition or the excitement of knocking down pins, kids will love having their own private lanes at Bowlero. Little ones who need a little extra help will like having ramps and bumpers. In addition to bowling, party packages also include time in an arcade. But the number one draw of Bowlero for the birthday child is when they get to go inside a giant claw machine and retrieve a prize of their choosing.
- Address: 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview
- Cost: Packages start at $425
Toddlers and preschoolers can celebrate their special day by exploring 15 exhibits designed to promote learning through play. Whether they enjoy taking on the role of doctor or nurse in a child size nursery, serving customers at a play cafe or creating new structures with giant playground blocks, there’s no shortage of activities at Kohl Children’s Museum. In fact, for families who want to stay longer, all birthday party guests receive free, all-day admission to the museum.
- Address: 7631 N. Caldwell Ave., Niles
- Cost: Packages start at $175
If your child can’t decide on a birthday activity, Play And Spin is an amusement center that offers a variety of different attractions all under one roof! Children can unleash some energy by racing around a go-kart track, reaching new heights in a climbing wall or through a friendly game of laser tag or bumper cars. But the fun doesn’t stop there — all birthday parties also include two full hours of game play.
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