Celebrating a child’s birthday should be exciting and memorable, but planning birthday parties can get a little overwhelming. To help, we’ve created this guide so you can plan the best party for your child’s personality. Check out our picks for the best local party places for active kids, outdoor explorers, animal lovers, gamers, and makeover masters! No matter your child’s interests, there’s party option here for them.

Big Red Pedal Tour

The Big Red Pedal Tours’ “Cookies & Cream Tour” is the ultimate party option for children who want to explore the city in a pedal bus with their friends! Rent out the Big Red Bike for a private 2 hour tour. For up to 15 riders, the cost is $349.99. The tour will stop for pizza, ice cream, cookies, and a dessert café for the ultimate sweet celebration. Visit the website for more details.

218 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106


Skip the stress of planning a party and get to the FUN of having a party! Nest is a child enrichment and activity center that specializes in custom and creative celebrations for children of all ages. The venue can comfortably accommodate 35 to 100 guests. Choose from private use of the play space or the gym and customize the party with additional add-ons. Visit the website for more information.

1301 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Photo Credit: Nest

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest has unique options for a fun-filled and truly memorable birthday celebration! With outdoor roller skating, amusement rides, carnival games, mini-golf, and great food and drinks, there are plenty of options to help you celebrate your child’s birthday. For details about birthday party packages and rental options, visit the website or email riverrink@drwc.org.

101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Public Parks

Public parks are a great way to celebrate outdoors! If you’d like to organize a scavenger hunt, team games, or even a hike for your child’s birthday, renting a pavilion at a local park is an affordable way have the space you need for your group. Sit down and enjoy some food and cake. Each park has a variety of options! Take a look at this website for ideas on the park amenities in your area. Here are some of our suggestions:

W Maple Avenue, Langhorne
Core Creek
901 Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne
Tohickon Valley
158-164 Cafferty Road, Pipersville
Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing
963 River Road, Upper Black Eddy
Silver Lake
1306 Bath Road, Bristol
Peace Valley
230 Creek Road, Doylestown
Lake Towhee
800 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown
Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd, Newtown
Ringing Rocks
1750 Highview Lane, Upper Black Eddy

Philadelphia Zoo

Birthday parties are more fun on the Wild Side! You can book exclusive access for up to 40 guests in the Rare Animal Conservation Center Atrium. The two hour reservation will include 10 Zoo tickets (up to 30 additional tickets can be purchased for $18 each) and a gift bag for the birthday child with a Zoo Key and animal plush. Optional add ons are available. Décor restrictions apply and food must be purchased through the zoo’s caterer. Check out the website for more information.

3400 W Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Snipes Farm

Travel just outside the city for a farm party! From April to summer, Snipes offers weekend party packages that includes a private grove for 2hrs, access to the farm playground, a visit with chickens and bunnies, a wooden maze, and a giant hay pyramid! You may bring your own cake, food, and drink. Packages start at $350 and pricing increases depending on guest count. Guests are welcome to stay afterwards or come ahead of time to explore the farm, farm museum, nature trail and other activities included in the general admission. The farm closes at 6pm. Click here for more info.

890 W. Bridge Street, Morrisville, Pennsylvania 19067

Philly Skate Plex

Get moving at the Northeast Philly’s indoor roller rink, Philly Skate Plex! Celebrate with skating, arcade games, and a play zone. There are multiple birthday party packages to fit any size guest list. Packages start at $160 for 8 children with the option to add on more guests. Parties include one pizza slice and drink per child, game credits, birthday place settings, and a party host. Add on options available in different packages. All you have to worry about is cake and presents! Visit the website to learn more.

11586 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19116


Host a glam party with PrettyPrincessJersey! With options for nail painting, hair styling, make up, and dress up, there are options to fit every budget. All packages are for up to 15 children and parties range from 1-2 hours. You can even book a character visit! Travel fees may apply. Learn more on their website.

Photo Credit: PrettyPrincessJersey

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