Best Birthday Party Places for Chicago Kids

Want to be the coolest parent out of all your child’s friends and throw the best birthday party? We’ve got you covered.

There are so many cool spots in the city and suburbs that you can throw your son or daughter’s birthday party. Depending on what your child is into, you’re sure to find the perfect place!

First, get some ideas about what they’re thinking and how many people they want to invite. Some places have a minimum amount of people needed for a party. Next, check out the party spots below and call to reserve as soon as possible. They may even have you put down a deposit to hold your place. These places fill up fast, so be sure to plan ahead!

Action Arenas

Enjoy some hands-on fun that is sure to be a hit for your child’s birthday party. These action arenas have stuff for your kids to play, climb on and ride.

Ball Factory

ClimbZone Chicago

Enchanted Castle

Fit City Kids

Present Place Chicago 

Safari Land Indoor Amusement Park

Waterlemon Kids

Animal experiences

Whether it’s a party at the zoo or at home where the animals come to you, your son or daughter will think this type of party is the coolest!

Brookfield Zoo

Cosley Zoo

Forest View Farms

  • Multiple locations in Illinois
  • Phone: 708-560-0306

Scales & Tales Traveling Zoo

  • Phone: 312-719-9428

Art spots

Does your little Picasso or Monet want to get creative with their buddies for their birthday? Choose from these art spots that offer birthday parties. Some even offer teaching the kids over Zoom if you would rather do that.

Bubbles Academy 

Kids Clay Room 

Magical Minds Studio

The Paintbrush 

Unicoi Art Studio

Bouncing bonanzas

Places with trampolines have become all the rage – especially for birthday parties. Most have party rooms that you and your gang can hang out in for cake and presents.

Altitude Chicago Trampoline Park

Epic Air Trampoline Park

Bowling alleys

Who doesn’t love a game of bowling (with or without bumpers) and finger food like chicken tenders, hot dogs, pizza and chips? Some alleys even have arcades and other activities to keep the kids busy.

AMF Forest Lanes

Arena Lanes

Habetler Bowl

Waveland Bowl

Indoor mini golf

Check out the fun themes and glow-in-the-dark experiences at these indoor putt putt spots for your child’s birthday party.

Rocky’s Fun House

Space Golf

Skating rinks

Your child and their friends can enjoy a fun night skating to some tunes and enjoying food and drinks at the rink. Most have separate rooms for cake and presents.

Fleetwood Skating Rink

Glenwood Roller Rink

The Rink

Tinley Park Roller Rink

Spas and nail salons

Does your little one love to be pampered? Have them feeling like a prince or princess at these spas. They can get their hair, nails and toes done and feel like they are royalty for the day.

Lilies & Spikes Kids & Teens Hair Salon & Spa

Pampered Princess Spa

Pearl’s Nails


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