20 Most Unique Places to Have Kids Birthday Parties
Your Guide to Unique Ideas for Kids Birthday Parties
Bounce places, family fun centers, and arcades: the go-to venues for children's birthday parties.
The classic arcade birthday party is always lots of fun, but let's face it, your kid has probably been to five of these parties in just the past year. What makes for an even more fun birthday party idea is doing something completely new and unique.
For your child's next birthday party, we encourage you to go above and beyond. Plan a birthday party that your guests have surely never been to before.
To help, we have put together a list of the most absolutely unique, out-of-the-way, and different birthday party places across the country.
Our staff here at KidsParties.party voted on what we thought was most unique in order to create a list that is out of this world, and we are positive that there is something for everyone to like. All of these amazing places and ideas are sure to provide your birthday boy or girl with a day that both them and their friends won't ever forget!
1. Young Chefs Academy
Rogers, AR ○ Fresno, CA ○ Seminole, FL ○ Marietta, GA ○ Atlanta, GA ○ Sandy Springs, GA ○ Hayden, ID ○ Lenexa, KS ○ Baton Rouge, LA ○ Marlboro, NJ ○ Forest Hills, NY ○ New City, NY ○ Gahanna, OH ○ Mentor, OH ○ Solon, OH ○ Strongsville, OH ○ Frisco, TX ○ Ft. Worth, TX ○ Rockwall, TX ○ San Antonio, TX ○ Richmond, VA
Young Chefs Academy throws your child the cooking party they always dreamed of!
This franchise earned it's spot on our list of unique birthday party places because of how professional, interactive, accessible, and customizable their party options are! With over 21 locations, Young Chefs Academy is spreading yummy birthday party fun across the country.
The party packages available differ depending on which location you are looking to book your party at. Select your location here to see the available packages at your local Young Chefs Academy.
Some examples of party packages include: Classic Pizza Party, Tea Party, Pasta Party, Fondue Party, Ice Cream Party, Mexican Fiesta Party, Birthday Brunch, Cupcake Decoration, and more.
Your little chef and their friends will have the time of their lives learning some awesome new culinary skills, and getting to eat their finished product all up afterwards!
2. Treetop Quest
Dunwoody, Atlanta, GA ○ Gwinnett, Atlanta, GA ○ Winona, MS ○ Philadelphia, PA
Treetop Quest provides kids with the outdoor adventure and adrenaline rush that they dream of!
What a unique way to get the kids up and active for a birthday party, climbing through the trees and swinging around for 2.5 hours in the great outdoors.
With courses that range from beginner to very challenging, there is a challenge at Treetop Quest for the every member of the family to take on.
Birthday party packages vary from location to location, as they each have different attractions.
The Dunwoody Treetop Quest location offers a scavenger hunt party add on, which makes climbing through the trees even more fun. The Gwinnett location offers a really cool "Spider Quest" party add on, which involves 25 obstacle courses taking place above a large safety net with no harnesses.
Kids as young as 4 years old can participate, and difficulty level may be subject to age limit.
3. Taro's Origami Studio
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY ○ Rockridge, Oakland, CA
What's more unique than having an origami birthday party? When's the last time your child was invited to a birthday party where they made origami in a fun, modern studio dedicated just to the art of origami?
Taro's Origami Studio will help you to throw your creative birthday child a party they certainly won't forget!
When booking the party, you and your child have complete control over the customization of the party. Choose from an origami software library the designs that you would like your party guests to have access to. Some of the popular designs include animals (rabbits, bears, frogs), flowers, boats, trucks, and more. Each party guest gets to choose from a huge selection of origami paper in different colors and designs.
Each party comes with staff members who will instruct the guests when it comes time to make their creation, as well as a touchscreen-based hands on origami software.
When their creation is complete, the kids are given all kinds of stickers, pens, and stamps to decorate their new origami masterpiece.
The back of the studio will even be available to you and your guests for cake and refreshments!
For just $450.00, book your child an awesome 2-hour party with up to 15 guests. More guests can be added for an additional price.
4. Butterfly Wonderland
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scotsdale, AZ
Make all of your child's dreams come true by having their next birthday party in America's largest butterfly conservatory. Definitely not your average birthday party!
They will truly be in awe as they walk through where over 3,000 butterflies from all over the world are living.
All party packages include:
- All day admission for up to 15 children and 3 adults
- A visit to the 3D theater, the Butterfly Emergence gallery, a walk through the tropical rainforest habitat with over 3,000 butterflies, a visit to Spineless Giants and Desert Critter exhibits, as well as the Rainforest Reptiles, Tropical Waters Stingray, exhibits, and the Shark observation pool
- Choice of party theme: butterflies, bugs, or tropical fish
- A decorated party room with themed tablecloth, plates, utensils, and napkins
- A special gift for the birthday child
- 10% off all purchases in Butterfly Treasures Gift Shop for all party guests
When it comes to food, Butterfly Wonderland has you covered! Choose from one of three birthday party packages:
Special Birthday Party
Party Room for 1 Hour
Spectacular Birthday Party
Party Room for 1.5 Hour
Ultimate Pizza Party
Party Room for 1.5 Hour (with pizza!)
In additional to these amazing packages, Butterfly Wonderland also offers cool discounted extras. Order goodie bags for your party guests, or purchase an OdySea Aquarium ticket birthday package to keep the fun going after the kids' butterfly adventure!
5. Etnie's Skatepark
20028 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA
Throwing a party for a little skater? They will be absolutely thrilled to have their next birthday party at Etnie's skatepark.
At this exciting, high-energy skatepark, the kids will have a great time learning how to skate, competing with each other in contests, and jamming out to cool music of their choice.
The parties at Etnies skatepark are fun for those who want to skate and those who want to watch, including parents! A 30 minute private group lesson is even included, so those who don't know how to skate but would like to learn are given the opportunity to have some fun without worry.
An individual film pass is given to the party host, which allows a parent to enter the park (with appropriate clothing) to film the party.
The skatepark offers three different packages.
All of the packages are designed for 10 guests, but the park allows you to add up to 10 additional guests for an extra fee. Parties are scheduled in two hour blocks of your choice.
6. Rolling Robots
Glendale, CA ○ Palos Verdes - Rolling Hill Estates, CA ○ West LA - Los Angeles, CA
Finally, a STEM birthday party idea that your little scientist will love! Robot parties for everyone!
Rolling Robots does not provide you with the average birthday party. They go above and beyond to create an environment that is both fun and educational.
With three locations in California, this is an extremely unique birthday party idea that provides fun for the entire Los Angeles area.
Each 2-hour party at Rolling Robots includes:
- A private party room
- A party host to help build the robots
- Guided robot battles
- A Rolling Robots T-shirt for each guest
- Special carrier bags to take robots home
While the prices for party packages vary depending on the time and location of your party, there are many options available to make your child's party completely customized.
Choose between 8 different robots for your guests to build, including a Smart Robot, Doodling Robot, Table Top Robot, Duck Robot, Brush Robot, Drummer Robot, Cleaner Robot, or Vex Robot. You may also choose a no-build party option (Minecraft Party or Battle Bots Party) if you would prefer not to have your guests build bots.
Pizza delivery, drinks, balloons, plates, cups, party favors, and a custom robot birthday cake are also options that can be added onto any package.
Rolling Robots even offers their own custom invitations on their website that you can print out and mail to guests or send quickly through email!
7. Adaptive Movement Parkour
60 Peter Court, New Britain, Connecticut
Parkour is an activity that is becoming more and more popular. If you're looking for a unique birthday party idea in Connecticut for your child's next birthday, Adaptive Movement Parkour is the place to be!
AMP is the only place in Connecticut offering authentic Parkour birthdays, which which have your child and their guests up and active for 2 hours. The age requirement for birthday parties is 8 years old and over with a maximum of 20 guests, but parties can be held for 6-7 year old children if the group is no larger than eight guests.
Party packages include:
- 15 minutes of rules and warmups
- 60 minutes of learning parkour and games
- 15 minutes of jumping into the foam pit and foam pit fight time
- 30 minutes for pizza, cake, and presents
Three different pricing packages are offered, depending on the guest list.
With instructions from a Parkour expert, kids will learn brand new skills, discover their own strengths, and put them together to compete in awesome games.
The kids will go through obstacle courses, complete fun challenges, and take part in an action-packed foam fight.
Adaptive Movement Parkour even offers an optional Nerf upgrade, where they will set up a Nerf War inside of the facility.
8. Lion Country Safari
2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee, Florida
This super unique birthday party place is sure to leave a lasting impression on every guest! Take your birthday boy or girl and their friends on a real safari adventure.
Lion Country Safari is made up of two parks: a Safari drive-through preserve and a Safari World walk through. Your guests will enjoy over 1000 animals - all while having the opportunity to feed some animals, ride on 5 different cool rides, play in the water spray park, and more.
The Safari Celebration package is $425.00 plus tax for 15 party guests. Additional guests can be added for an additional price.
Each booked birthday party includes:
- Admission to both parks and complimentary parking
- Personal pan cheese pizza, potato chips, ice cream, and a unlimited fountain drinks
- Reserved section in main dining area
- Birthday party host for pizza party celebration
- Discount coupon for each guest, valid at restaurant and shops inside of parks
- Complimentary Lion Country Safari t-shirt and plush toy for birthday child
- Themed safari plates and nakins
- Printable birthday party invitations
- Party set up and clean up
- A return ticket for each paid child guest
While the birthday party package offered at Lion Country Safari is amazing and comes with so much as it is, we highly recommend trying out one of their upgrade options for an additional fee.
Add on a custom safari goodie bag package from $4.50 and up, a fun scavenger hunt for guests for just an additional $50, or provide animal feeding coupons for guests priced at $1.50 each.
The ultimate party add on is a Private VIP animal presentation inside of the park's animal theater. This gives your guests the opportunity to see, interact with, and even touch, some of Lion Country Safari's animals. Choose between a 15 minute presentation with 3-4 animals or a 35 minute presentation that features 6-8 animals. This add-on is totally worth it!
Reservations do fill up rather quickly, so it is recommended that you reserve your preferred date at least 2 months in advance.
9. Rockstar Recording Studio
548 NE 42nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
What sets birthday parties at Rockstar Recording Studio apart from other "rockstar" birthday parties is that they are a real recording studio!
If your star-to-be is passionate about making music and would enjoy jamming out with his or her friends for their next birthday party, this is the place to have their party.
With the chance to perform and record their own songs, your birthday child and their guests will remember this birthday party forever. They even get to take home a physical CD copy of the song they record, which will make for an amazing memory to look back on years later.
Rockstar Recording Studio offers two party packages, each accommodating 10 kids, with room for up to 16 kids for an additional price.
Both packages also includes a VIP pass, a framed photo CD, a Rockstar T-shirt, and a photo CD of all pictures taken for the birthday Rockstar.
Rockstar Recording Studio also offers some really fun VIP party add-ons, including limousine service & red carpet paparazzi, a "champagne" (sparkling apple cider) toast, and additional Rockstar T Shirts for guests.
10. Tank Town USA
10408 Appalachian Hwy, Morganton, Georgia
Tank Town USA offers a party experience unlike any other, and for that reason, we knew right away that it had to be included on our list.
If you're looking to throw a birthday party that is full of adventure, thrill, and dirt, this is the party for you!
Tank Town USA offers guests the opportunity to drive real military tanks and real operating construction vehicles.
Their most advanced activity is "Car Crushing", in which the tank driver gets to repeatedly drive over and crush a real car.
Drive a tank through the tank-driving course, learn how to operate an excavator and dig holes in the dirt, and more!
A party at Tank Town USA is recommended for older kids, as passengers must be at least 7 years old to ride in the machines and drivers must be at last 15 years old with a valid driver's license or learner's permit.
Tank Town USA offers a variety of different party packages, including a tank driving/excavator package, a machine gun shooting, tank driving & excavator package, and a machine gun shooting/car crush package.
11. Louisville Mega Cavern
1841 Taylor Ave., Louisville, KY
We believe Louisville Mega Cavern to be one of the most unique birthday party places on our list. What is more unique than having a party underground? If you live in the Louisville area, this is a must-see!
Louisville Mega Cavern has a few different attractions: Mega Zips, Mega Quest, Mega Tram, Lights under Louisville (seasonal), Mega Bikes, and the Electric Bike Tour.
Bring your birthday party to the only underground aerial ropes challenge course in the entire world.
For $260.00, your party must have 10 guests. You will have 2 hours on the Mega Quest Aerial Course, pizza, unlimited drinks, and Mega Quest invitations for you to mail to your guests. Additional participants can be added for just $26.00 per person.
Participants must be at least 5 years old, and everyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent.
You can kick back and relax while the kids climb, as each child is suited up in over $800 worth of safety equipment, including a full body harness, smart belays, and a helmet with a cool miner's helmet light.
This will be a birthday party that has the kids wanting to come back every weekend.
12. Chesapeake Pirate Adventures
311 Third Street, Annapolis, MD
Climb aboard one of the most unique and awesomely fun birthday parties of all time!
Your child will never forget the birthday when they spent the day on a real pirate ship with all of their friends. They will receive extra special treatment and be dressed up in fun pirate apparel, before setting sail and engaging in all of the fun pirate activities one can imagine.
Grown ups love it too! Spend the day on a boat while cruising around the Annapolis Harbor. The kids will be entertained from the minute they arrive until the minute they leave.
Chesapeake Pirate Adventure offers a few different party packages. All birthday parties include 30 minutes of face painting and dress up before getting on the boat, and then a 75 minute cruise on the boat. Afterwards, parties may return to the indoor party room onsite to continue celebrating.
Choose from an Ala Carte Birthday Package and create your own party based on the needs of your group, or choose one of the pre-made private birthday party packages for up to 45 guests. This means the boat will be completely rented out for your party.
Calico Jack Package
See our Spotlight Article on Chesapeake Pirate Adventures for more info!
13. Gymja Warrior
Danvers, MA ○ Woburn, MA
Gymja Warrior truly provides some of the most original birthday parties out there.
Keep the kids active for over an hour as Gymja's Senseis help to create the most exciting experience possible.
All party guests will be taught age appropriate Parkour moves and compete in iconic obstacle courses.
A birthday party at Gymja includes 60 minutes of instruction, free time, games, and obstacle courses. Afterwards, the party guests will have 30 minute in the Pizza Party Area. Gymja provides all plates, cups, napkins, candles, and staff for both setting up and cleaning up. They will also provide enough pizza for each child to have one slice.
The birthday boy/girl is given a free Gymja Warrior t-shirt. You can even purchase more t-shirts or souvenir water bottles as souvenirs for the other kids!
Each party package must have a minimum of 10 guests, but can have up to 60 guests.
Planning your party is super flexible. If you don't want to have the Pizza Party, Gymja allows you to extend your gym time to the full 90 minutes at no extra cost. Also, you can plan on bringing a group of up to 12 kids to a 90 minute age appropriate class instead of booking the birthday party package, and then reserve the party area for after the class.
14. iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd, Freehold, NJ
Picture everything that a Jersey Shore boardwalk has to offer meshed with the streets of New York City boutiques, coffee shops and candy stores, all inside about 4 acres of iPlay's huge indoor amusement park! Where else offers the huge distinct play space and amount of games that iPlay does? The answer is no other business in New Jersey!
With all the fun and games you can imagine, candy shops, and a bar and grill with the most popular games in sports being shown, there isn't a need to go anywhere else! Other amusement places can't compare to the vast variety of available entertainment!
Ride the Kite Flyer, experience the 4D theater, walk High Ropes on the Sky Trail, go head-to-head in bumper cars, walk along 2 levels in a game of laser tag, or soar the Freedom Rider with all the thrills of a traditional large roller coaster! Even play the 200 traditional arcade games with the largest selection of crane games in NJ!
Host birthday kids, teens, or adult parties that offer different packages with choices for drinks and food!
100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ
This will definitely be a birthday party that no one has ever heard of before!
Diggerland is the only adventure park of it's kind in North America, which makes it an extremely unique birthday party place. It is construction themed, allowing children and families to drive, ride, and operate real machinery.
Drive full size backhoes, dig holes with excavators, take on one of the world's tallest rope courses, climb the rock wall, play games in the video arcade, or watch one of the heavy machinery stunt shows.
Three birthday party packages are offered to those interested in having a Diggerland birthday.
The Dig It Party Package
The Super Dig Party Package
The Mini-Dig DIY Package
NOTE: This package does not include admission. Tickets must be purchased at $26.95 per person.
Kids must be at least 36 inches (3 feet) to ride any ride in Diggerland. Guests that are at least 42 inches (3.5 feet) are able to go on the rides with higher height requirements.
16. The Gagasphere
140 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ
Gaga is a game that originated in Israel and is becoming more and more popular around the world as Israeli counselors brought the game to summer camps.
It is a form of dodgeball that is insanely fun. Players hit a rolling ball with their hands to eliminate other players.
The best part of The Gagasphere is that the birthday parties there are completely different from any that your child has been to before. They provide your party guests with an extremely active, fun, and fast-paced game time as well as pizza for all the players.
No matter what age your child is, The Gagasphere is willing to work with you to customize a party for your guests.
You can even amp up the excitement with a disco gaga party!
$25.99 per player (15 or more)
$29.99 per player (fewer than 15)
**minimum of 10 players**
Gaga Plus Party
$35.99 per player (8 player minimum)
Disco Gaga Party
$35.99 per player (8 player minimum)
The Gagasphere even offers awesome party add-ons incase you are in need of party favors that fit the theme, including personalized The Gagasphere cookies made by Mimi's Cookies, The Gagasphere water bottles, The Gagasphere T-shirts, Gaga balls, and the original Gaga glove.
17. Milk & Cookies Kids Spa
1196 First Avenue (between 64th & 65th St.), New York, NY
Who knew that New York City had a spa that was just for kids?
Milk & Cookies Kids Spa and Salon pampers children with dessert-inspired spa treatments. They even have a "Hands on Lab" where kids can mix their own bath goodies at the "create your own" station.
At the end of their services, kids can enjoy a delicious treat at the cookie station: a complimentary fresh baked cookie and milk!
Milk & Cookies Spa and Salon offers five different party packages tailored to both boys and girls. You are sure to find a party package with a theme that will make your birthday child smile!
Cookie Dough (unisex)
Rock the Mic (unisex)
All parties last two hours and includes cookies, ice cream, e-vite invitations, party favor gift bags, and staff members dedicated to the party. Pizza and other food can be added at an additional fee, as well as cool party add-ons!
18. Modern Pinball NYC
362 3rd Ave. (between East 26th & East 27th St.), New York, NY
A true classic, there is no arcade game quite like pinball! Modern Pinball NYC takes classic pinball and makes it exciting for all ages.
Throw your child a birthday party that is much more than the average arcade party. The best part is that all party packages include UNLIMITED GAMES, with all of the arcade machines set to FREE PLAY! This means no quarters, tokens, or swipe cards are required.
Modern Pinball NYC offers the option of having a full private party or a semi-private party. The full private party means Modern Pinball will be closed to the public. Both options give you and your guests access to the separate, spacious VIP Party Room.
Three different fun party packages are offered:
Full private: $1199
20 guests (+$18 per additional guest)
Full private: $999
15 guests (+$18 per additional guest)
Limit of 10 guests
Kids can play pinball from many different eras, with some of the machines even having up to 4-player capabilities. They also have access to a Multi-Arcade Game System with over 250 all-time arcade favorites, including: Pac-Man, Street Fighter, Donkey Kong, Mortal Kombat, Space Invader, and much more!
137 East 62nd Street, New York, NY
What's better than an ice cream birthday party? A make-it-yourself ice cream party at one of the coolest ice cream shops in New York City!
Created by the same family who has been New York the best burgers at Burger Heaven for over 70 years, CoolMess goes above and beyond the average.
A party coordinator will help you plan your event, and ice cream consultants will help the kids for the duration of your party. Everyone gets to choose their favorite flavors and toppings, drop it in the machine, and watch the creation of their masterpiece in action.
Chose between three birthday party packages depending on the needs of your group:
$900 (party of 12)
$1140 (party of 12)
$36 per child (11 max)
Each guest at the party leaves smiling, after they make and devour the ice cream of their dreams. We can assure you this is truly the SWEETEST place to have a party in all of New York City.
20. National Aviary
700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA
A birthday party at National Aviary is a birthday party that can't be topped!
Say goodbye to your average zoo or museum birthday parties, National Aviary offers parties that are unlike any other.
Your birthday child and their friends will create lasting memories with some new feathered friends and "fly high" with excitement as soon as they arrive!
Birthday party packages at National Aviary include same-day general admission tickets for up to 20 guests (any combination of parents and children - add additional guests for only $10 per person), a private birthday party room rental for an hour and a half, and one private penguin encounter.
For members of National Aviary, the party package costs $300 and for non-members it costs $350.
The best parts of National Aviary's parties are the exciting add-on extras that they offer. Add more fun to your party by booking up to two additional bird encounters (choose between a parrot or bird of prey, or both!).
Want even more fun? For an additional cost, book a penguin painting session, in which an African Penguin artist will use their feet to create 20 small canvases in colors of your choice - the ultimate party gift!
As an educational (but still fun!) add-on, they offer owl pellet dissection packages. During this session, kids will learn what owls eat and how they eat it. All supplies, educational materials, and instructions will be provided.
National Aviary even suggests four birthday party themes to inspire you when planning the party: Penguin Passion, Owl-trageous, Parrot Palooza, and Flamingo Fancy.
21. The Quixotic World
2824 Main Street, Dallas, TX
The Quixotic World is hands down one of the coolest party venues we've ever come across.
With some of the most amazing and magical interior design and decor, this venue is a MUST for those in the Dallas, Texas area.
Throw your child the most amazing party of their lives at The Quixotic World, a 5,000 square foot space with a full sound system, microphones, gorgeous lighting, 2 large screens with Blu-Ray players, and projectors.
One of the coolest features of the venue is the silhouette dancing screen. Watch your guests dancing through a mysterious white screen. They also includes the beautiful throne furniture, tables, tablecloths, Eiffel tower centerpieces, chairs, and red ribbon sashes.
Truly a piece of art, your guests will be in awe when they show up to your event. The room holds 248 people (220), which makes it great for large parties as well.
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