Are you looking to hold a birthday party someplace besides your house?  A mom was looking for recommendations, and got a bunch! There are tons of great options in the area for this age range. Got more to add?  Please share via a comment.


Indoor Active

Obstacle Warrior Kids (formerly ‘Lil Ninjas)
Farmers Branch & McKinney
Run, jump, climb and more. Up to 15 kids PAM Review

Little Gym
Private music and movement parties

  • Oh gosh, hands down The Little Gym! Between my two girls we have had 4 birthday parties there!!
  • Another vote for little gym…they are amazing!
  • The Little Gym!!!!! They dance, play, bounce, and the kids just have SO much fun! I highly suggest it!!!
  • Try Little Gym, our son loved it he had his party there two years in a row.
  • Little gym of plano. we did 3 b-day party there. A++++

Gymboree Play + Music
Plano & Allen
Private music and movement parties for up to 20 kids

Metroplex Gymnastics

  • It has a zip line!
  • I highly recommend Metroplex Gymnastics in Allen – reasonably priced and the kids just get to play. Just had my 3 year old’s party there and had my oldest’s 4th and 5th birthday parties there. They keep asking to go back!

The Coop
Private parties for 15 kids including several theme options.
The best party out of the forty I have hosted by far was last month at The Coop in Frisco Square…. These ladies are amazing.

WOGA Gymnastics
Plano & Frisco
gymnastics, tumbling, music, trampolines, the pit, the “Rocket” Harness and all around fun!

Bounce U
Private party, indoor inflatables

ASI Gymnastics
Plano West & Allen
Up to 24 participants, trampolines, age appropriate games and fun time in pit
I’m in a BDay right now At ASI Gymnastics and it is awesome.

Plano Aerobats
Oak Point Recreation Center
Maximum of 24 kids ages 4+
We are doing a gymnastics party with Plano Aerobats, $125 for up to 16 kids, ages 4 and over.

Thunderbird Roller Rink
Party packages available for 8-25 guests.

Safari Run
Private party for up to 20 kids PAM Review

Vision Martial Arts Center
Vision Martial Arts Center does cool parties for kids including a karate class for the “ninjas in training”

Indoor inflatibles, 15 guests. PAM Review

Polka Dot Party + Play
Private party for up to 20 children

Jump Mania
Indoor inflatibles

Pump It Up
Frisco & North Dallas
10 – 50 kids

Kid Mania
Parties as small as 6 kids PAM Review

Education/Pretend Play

Fire Stations
Plano, Allen & Richardson do not allow parties, but children may visit the fire station for a safety tour

Playstreet Museum
Frisco, Plano & McKinney
Private party for up to 20 guests (you can add extra)

Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Up to 20 children, private after-hours parties available

Frontiers of Flight Museum
Parties for up to 50 people PAM Review


Grisham Farms
Up to 30 children at a private party. Petting zoo and presentation. Mobile parties available.

Pools & Splash Pads
Plano Pools | Frisco Athletic Center | Richardson | Allen
(some have indoor pools too)

Rough Riders
You can have a private party at the playground before the game starts. PAM Review


Arts & Crafts

Paint N’ Party
6-25 people (including adults as the party room holds 25)
Plaster craft piece, smocks, paints and basic instructions. You can add face painting.

Our daughters birthday is in December. You buy a craft or several different crafts in the store for the number of kids you will have. We did Christmas ornaments, and the birthday party is in the store in a room of their own. Their craft is their gift. You bring your own cake, ice cream or whatever you are going to serve.

Home Depot
They are awesome and totally free!!! It’s pretty much your own Saturday morning workshop! Call to set up a time, they provide the project to build and all the materials, you provide any food or cake. And they get a Home Depot apron with their name on it, super cute!

Bricks & Minifigs
Up to 10 kids
Race Lego cars you build, take home a custom minifigure.


Peter Piper Pizza
Arcade games PAM Review

Chuck E. Cheese
Arcade games

Main Event Entertainment
several area locations
Bowling, arcade and more PAM Review

Bowling, arcade and more PAM Review

Other Options

Christ United Methodist Church
Christ United Methodist at Coit and Parker will rent a room with a kitchen to you for about $50 an hour and you don’t have to pay for your setup time (as long as no one else is using the room). We have done a dance party and a lego party there. They have a sound system in the room and a playground outside.

McDonald’s is under $90 for up to 10 kids. We just did a 5 year old party there.

Stonebriar Centre Carousel
You can rent out the carousel for 30-minutes before or after the mall opens.

Movie Theater
Cinemark: private room or theater (early in the day, before the first public movie screening) party, minimum 20 guests PAM Review
Studio Movie Grill: reserved section in the theater (private auditorium rental available), minimum 20 guests
AMC Theater: reserve a block of tickets