Hosting your kid’s birthday party is a lot of work. Add in Seattle’s unpredictable showers and you’ve got a situation that makes indoor parties the only way to go. Fortunately, Seattle’s got some great places to host a small, indoor birthday bash. Our list of amazing indoor kids birthday party places ranges from the simple to the sublime, with ideas for toddlers to tweens. So, sit back and let the party planners handle the tough stuff. All you need to worry about is the cake!
When you're a kid, all it takes to keep you busy for hours is a small box of LEGO bricks. Imagine filling up a space with thousands of those building blocks and you'll get a good idea of what Wunderkind is all about. Kids play while parents chill. For birthdays, the upper floor is perfect for larger parties (up to 40 people). The room can be set up with pub tables for the adults and lower tables for the kids. The folks at Wunderkind are at the ready to help make your kid's party a special occasion for everyone.
3318 N.E. 55th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
In addition to an 8,500-square-foot indoor play space, PlayDateSEA has plenty of extra room for celebrations. It’s a one-stop shop for a fab (and painless) bash, since almost all of the details are handled in-house, including name tags to keep track of your little guests. Each room is decorated with a hand painted, underwater-themed mural and can accommodate 15 guests comfortably. If you’ve got a larger party in mind, two of the party rooms can easily be combined so that up to 25 people can gather together. The party package is $250 and it covers up to 10 guests. Food and drink is ordered straight from the café menu. All you bring is the cake!
1275 Mercer St. (entrance on Yale)
Seattle, WA 98109
With locations at Factoria Mall, Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood and Tacoma Mall, Funtastic Playtorium offers kids a space where they can run around, moving from activity to activity and touching things is encouraged! Their indoor playgrounds are some of the largest in Washington, and they're designed for kids ages 10 and under, with special areas dedicated for little tykes and others geared for the "big" kids. Parties are designed for up to 14 kids and include exclusive use of the party room for 75 minutes, unlimited play time before and after the party, a dedicated party host and additional time to set up the party room. The best part? They staff takes care of all of the clean up after the tornado hits!
4077 Factoria Square Mall S.E.
Bellevue, WA 98006
3000 184th St. S.W., Suite 676
Lynnwood, WA 98037
4502 S. Steele St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
School of Acrobatics and Circus Arts (SANCA)
Where did kids bounce before there were bouncy houses? On trampolines, of course! Have your party at the School of Acrobatics and Circus Arts (SANCA), and your birthday kiddo and their besties can bounce on a trampoline, juggle, walk the tightwire and even hang from a trapeze. Choose from two different party packages: Flying Trapeze ($500) or Circus Party ($180). If your kiddo's all about heights, the Flying Trapeze party is the way to go. After two hours of private instruction for up to 10 guests, everyone will have mastered their aerobatic basics. The Circus Party keeps kids grounded, with 90 minutes of circus antics for up to six party-goers. Both party packages are for kids ages six and up and last 90 minutes. You can add an additional half-hour in one of the party rooms for $25 if you book the Circus Party.
Insider tip: Parties must be booked at least two weeks in advance to secure a spot at this popular place.
674 S. Orcas St.
Seattle, WA 98108
Southgate Roller Rink
For the kiddo who loves to go 'round and 'round, a birthday party at Southgate Roller Rink is just the ticket! Partygoers will get to strap on some skates, and roll the night away to their fave tunes and a whirling disco ball. Southgate Roller Rink offers two different party packages on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and will even take care of the pizza, soda, ice cream and place settings. You just bring the birthday kiddos and the cake! Party packages start at $330 for up to 15 guests.
Good to know: Party packages include a two-hour table reservation, skate admission and rentals. Parties take place on Friday nights from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-2 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m.
9646 17th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98106
With DizzyBus, you can have the Tumblebus come to you! With the Tumblebus party package, you get the big yellow Tumblebus parked outside your house (how cool is that?), followed by cake and presents at your place after the kids are done tumbling. This mobile party packages includes one hour of tumbling and games in the Tumblebus for up to 12 kids (from the same family or neighborhood pod), plus a Dizzybus teacher to lead the games and activities. Added perks include a Dizzybus t-shirt for the birthday celebrant and plastic gold medals for all the kids. Plus, everyone's guaranteed to have a ball and be all tuckered out when the party's over. Score!
5833 119th Ave S.E.
Bellevue, WA 98006
Outer Space Seattle
Book a private playdate at Outer Space Seattle to guarantee the kids have a blast! Sundays and Sundays are reserved just for parties, and throwing one is super easy. Just pick a two-hour window and up to 25 people (kids and adults total) to celebrate with you and you'll have two hours to climb and explore the space. Feel free to bring in celebratory sweets, and food for all. However, they are a peanut-free facility, so please keep that in mind. They can provide napkins, plates and cups for $10. No matter what your choice, it'll be out of this world!
2820 Alki Ave. S.W., Suite #2
Seattle, WA 98116
The Little Gym
With locations throughout Puget Sound, The Little Gym is always a favorite for birthday parties. Get the run of the house with their Awesome Birthday Bash, where a professional instructor will lead kids (ages 1-12) in gymnastics-based fun and games along with music and LEGO Junior or LEGO DUPLO building activities created especially for the birthday kiddo. But the best of all has got to be that the Little Gym staff will handle all the set up and cleanup; all you have to do is show up!
Various Seattle locations
Does your little athlete's favorite sport change with the season? Football in the fall and baseball in the spring? Arena Sports can customize an action-packed party for your multi-sport marvel. Choose from soccer, flag football, dodgeball, kickball, capture-the-flag and more. Packages include nearly an hour of energy burnin’ play time with an enthusiastic party host to entertain your crew, followed by time in the party room. Arena Sports does all the work, including set up and cleanup, so sit back, relax and enjoy the fun.
Good to know: Outside food and beverages are not permitted, with the exception of birthday cake and ice cream, but you can add pizza, snacks or drinks (selection varies by location). Party packages are similar at each of the five Seattle-area locations, but call for specifics.
Issaquah: 425-270-2030 x 5503
Magnuson: 425-985-8990 x 1495
Mill Creek: 425-341-7050
If you've got a little American Ninja Warrior fan, then a birthday bash at DEFY Seattle is going to be a hit! During the one-hour flight, partygoers can tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses (like the ones seen on American Ninja Warrior), try their hands on the trapeze bar and fly down the zip line, plus flip into foam pits, play extreme dodgeball, swing on aerial ribbons, climb walls and jump on over 60 trampolines, including the famous angled wall trampolines! In addition to all the high-flying fun, all birthday packages include exclusive use of the party room for 60 minutes, a dedicated party hostess to help you with set up and cleanup, party table covers, plates, utensils, cups and napkins (you can bring in your own decorations), and DEFY Seattle grip socks for every partygoer. DEFY Seattle does not provide food or drinks, but you're welcome to bring in your own. With over 50,000 square feet of extreme attractions, we're pretty sure this party will give you "parent of the year" status with the birthday kid and all of their friends.
Good to know: Defy offers three party types: Basic, Epic and Mega VIP, with a minimum of 10 jumpers, and they offer discounts on weekday bookings. There is a $50 charge to bring your own food on the Basic plan, but that fee is waived with the other two plans.
455 Andover Park E.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Has skydiving ever sounded like a great birthday gig? Or is jumping out of a plane with little more than a thrill-seeking instructor and parachute strapped to your back not what you would call kid-friendly? Not to worry, you can have your cake and eat it too at iFly. They bring to the table, an awesome indoor skydiving experience that is fit for thrill seekers ages three and older, and the kids love it! So why haven't you gone yet? Birthdays are a perfect event for skydivers-in-training, and highly qualified and experienced staff make "flights" as fun and exciting as they are safe. There are four different party packages for groups between 6 to 12 people. The Elevated and Exclusive Plus include the use of a private (or shared) party room, whereas The Exclusive and The Essential don't.
349 Tukwila Pkwy.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Offering party options to please wiggly kids, WiggleWorks Kids lets you rent out their private party room (for 90 minutes) for your celebration before letting your little rugrats let loose in the public play area. That's the base package. Then it's up to you to decide if you want to add on extras for a special touch. Themes and decorations, pinatas, giant balloon characters and more can be added a la carte or as an all-inclusive package for a standard upcharge.
Good to know: All WiggleWorks kids parties offer admission for up to 16 children, unlimited play time (with in and out privileges) for all guests under 48” in height, the option to bring in your own food (however outside pizza is prohibited), 10 latex balloons (two bouquets of five balloons each) in your choice of two colors, colored paper products and utensils for party guests (excludes adults) in your choice of two colors and a WiggleWorks Kids party coordinator to assist with party set up and cleanup.
15600 N.E. 8th St., Suite G2
Bellevue, WA 98008
South Hill Mall
3500 S. Meridian, #215
Puyallup, WA 98373
Score big and celebrate with your little soccer star at Starfire Sports, official training facility of the Seattle Sounders FC. Starfire’s parties deliver one hour of high-energy, on-field activities with a coach and one hour in the party room. Serve up a delicious meal by ordering food from one of the delectable on-site eateries (think: Cafe Siena and Watershed FC) or bring in your own food. (If you would like to serve pizza, it must be ordered from Watershed FC.) Psst! Schedule extra coaches if your guest count exceeds 16 kids. These popular parties book out far in advance, so make your reservations now!
Good to know: There is a parking fee for the facility on most weekends. If desired, you can pay in advance to cover your guests’ parking. There are no evening or weekend party options from mid-November to mid-March.
14800 Starfire Way
Tukwila, WA 98188
As if this 10,000 square foot space needed another excuse to get you in the door, the trampoline park has awesome birthday party packages for your kiddo's special day. Their parties are full-service, meaning no cooking, cleaning or decorating beforehand. Between the trampolines, the basketball courts, play structures, slide, ball pits, obstacle course and air-powered shooters, we think your kids will keep busy for more than a few hours. Parties take place on weekdays, weekends and holidays during regular hours. All party packages include one hour of jump time and time on the ninja course or fun in the Kidz Adventure Area, one hour in the party suite, two freshly baked pizzas and your choice of drinks, plus one pair of Grip Socks for the birthday guest of honor, birthday party invites, a balloon bouquet, all party goods, set up and cleanup.
18311 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Suite #140
Bothell, WA 98012
Defy Tacoma’s party packages include everything you'll need for an easy-peasy bash in the expansive 30,000 square foot warehouse space. Everywhere you look, there’s something new and engaging for your group to try. There's the open jump space and other familiar attractions like the slack line, cloud swings and trapeze bar. The Wipeout, Battle Beam and the Log Roll will let partygoers compete against each other while they play. Book one of their four party rooms and the staff will take care of everything from the decorations to the food and drink to all the paper goods. The only thing you bring is the cake! But if planning is your thing and you want to throw a coordinated or themed bash, they can help you do that, too. Reach out to the Event Coordination Team to bring your perfect party vision to life.
1680 S. Mildred St.
Tacoma, WA 98465
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