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Take the guesswork out of planning your event around Texas weather—book one of these fun-filled indoor birthday party venues! We’ve got options for every interest: arts, sports, gaming, science, cooking, and a host of indoor play places with fun and creative activities for all ages.
Note: If you’re a member at any of these spots, you can often get discounts on party bookings. Don’t forget to check!
ACTION + SPORTS
Cheeky Monkeys | Plano, Fairview
Party at this 3,000+ sq. ft. indoor play area (in the multi-level play structure, monkey clubhouse, and arts & crafts garden) and finish up in the private party room! Multiple party packages to choose from, with discounts for weekday parties. They can also provide services like DJs, balloon artists, face painters, party favors, balloon arches, and more. See link for all the details. FACEBOOK :: INSTAGRAM
KidMania | Plano
A large indoor play area plus arcade space. Party packages include unlimited ManiaMaze playtime, free ArcadiaMania game play, birthday invitations, private party room, drinks, and a party host.
Safari Run | Plano
Here’s another venue with a play structure and arcade. Check out multiple party packages with pricing at the link. Note: Semi-private parties are a more affordable option that would still be a total blast.
Adventure Landing | North Dallas
This hot spot for mini golf, arcade games, laser tag, bumper boats, and go-karts is about as close to Plano as you can get. Note that the party packages are for a maximum of eight guests (you can add on guests for an additional cost per person).
Urban Air Adventure Park | North Dallas, Garland, McKinney, & more
A trampoline park turned up to 11. They also have climbing walls, a ropes course, indoor skydiving, and lots more. Visit the link to choose your theme, pick your attractions, and select any party room add-ons.
Pump It Up | Frisco
An inflatable party place with three private party options, allowing you to be as hands-on (or -off) with the food/decor/favors as you want to be. Weekday or weekend bookings available.
Thunderbird Roller Rink | Plano
Their basic roller skating party package is $110 for eight guests with skate rental, party room, and place settings included (you only need to bring the cake). Note that for all parties, skate walker devices are an additional $3 per. You can also scroll the link to find private party packages starting at $350. Need something a bit cheaper? Check out Lewisville’s Interskate birthday parties.
StarCenter | Farmers Branch, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, et al.
Stay cool with an ice skating party or hockey party at one of our local StarCenters. Booking fees include skate rental, party room, and a few other perks plus optional add-ons. See link for all the possible packages and pricing.
The Palaestra | Farmers Branch
Offering parties on Saturdays for ages two and up—one hour of gymnastics including the inflatable Air Track and Mountain, challenge courses, and trampolines followed by 30 minutes in the party room. Check the link for additional details. (They recommend booking at least three months in advance.)
WOGA | Frisco, Plano
They create fun, organized activities geared towards the age of the birthday party participants such as gymnastics, tumbling, music, trampolines, foam pit, and age-appropriate games. Check the link for party specifics and to book at either location.
The Star | Frisco
Packages include party room rental, 60 minutes of field time, and a tour of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters. Note: Birthdays have a booking window of 30 days or less. Request your top three desired party dates, and they’ll get back to you.
D-BAT | Allen, Addison
Indoor batting cages, pitching machine, party room, and more for less than $19 per child. Reach out via the form at the link for availability and more details.
Canyons Rock Climbing Gym | Frisco
This local climbing gym has been around since 2011 and has great pricing on birthday parties. Party packages include two party hosts and are available Saturdays and Sundays only.
Ninja Nation | Frisco, Murphy
A 90-minute obstacle experience in the Open Gym, followed by 30 minutes in the party area for food, drinks, and celebration. Hosted or non-hosted; your choice.
Nerfies | Plano
Everything you need for an epic Nerf war: unlimited Nerf guns and ammo, safety goggles, a giant glow-in-the-dark open concept arena, jump houses, and a party table (BYO food and drinks). See link for package levels and more details. Another option, but it’s a bit of a drive: The Battlefield Blaster Arena in Denton.
JB’s Allen Bowl | Allen
Your classic, old-school bowling alley has party packages for kids and teens. Pay as little as $10 per child and reserve up to six lanes. All packages include shoe rental and one hour of bowling.
PINSTACK | Allen, Plano
Blow out your candles on the lanes, on the patio, or in a private room. Add kid-friendly food and attractions like bowling, video games, laser tag, bumper cars, rock climbing, or all of the above. See price sheet at the link.
Strike + Reel | Garland
You choose the activities and fun: bowling, movie, arcade games, and food. This one is great for smaller parties because you pay per person. See link for party package breakdowns and prices.
TECH + GAMING
Ctrl V | Plano
Have a high-tech birthday party with up to 13 VR stations, a wide variety of content, and a private party room available for post-play celebrations. The facility is wheelchair accessible and so is their VR technology. For ages 8 and up.
NickelRama | Garland
An arcade where vintage and modern games cost only 1–6 nickels to play. A flat rate of $79.95 gets you admission for 15 guests and a long party table for two hours (you can stay longer, but the table will not be reserved). Two locations in Garland, both right next to pizza places for easy access to party food.
Nickel Mania | Carrollton
Here’s another nickel arcade with a slightly different party package structure: $69.95 for 12 guests and a table reservation for one hour and 45 minutes. Purchase nickels to use in the games or bring your own! More details at the link.
Chuck E. Cheese | Plano
Parties include game cards preloaded with the amount of points or play time in your selected package. The birthday child gets a turn in the Ticket Blaster booth (always a thrill) and recognition during the show from Mr. Cheese. Additional party package details here.
Dave & Buster’s | Frisco
Party packages are priced per person and include kid-friendly food, pre-loaded power cards for guests and the birthday kid, and a table in either a private or shared space.
Main Event | Frisco, Plano
LOTS of party packages from weekday events to brunch bashes, teen parties to VR-intensive experiences. Priced per person.
Their Mobile Game Theater comes to your door and has room for at least 16 players. With all the latest multiplayer games and consoles, kids can play together and have the ultimate multiplayer experience. Operates throughout North Texas including Plano, Mckinney, Allen, and Wylie.
Here’s another gaming trailer company for ya. They recommend starting your party 30–60 minutes before they arrive, so kids can eat first and get to see the grand arrival of the mobile video game theater. The service area includes Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Prosper, and most other Collin County cities (meaning no additional travel fee).
National Videogame Museum | Frisco
Play classic arcade games and giant PONG, have console tournaments, tour the interactive museum, and party in the gaming-themed private room. Upgrades are available, but their website is currently under construction, so you’ll need to call or email them for inquires.
EDUCATIONAL + FUN
The Dinosaur Company | Allen
Book a DINO-mite two-hour birthday party at the only animatronic dinosaur factory in the U.S. Your party host will take you on a special tour of the facility, sharing cool dino facts along the way. See link for everything in your party package including pizza, a guided activity, birthday gift, goodie bags, and more! Reach out to book party at [email protected] or call 469-273-1388! FACEBOOK :: TWITTER :: INSTAGRAM
DFW Reptarium | Plano
Any lizard or snake lovers in the family? A fun and education tour guide provides up-close animal encounters and hands-on animal interactions and feeding opportunities in the private party room. More details at the link. Please reserve at least 3 weeks in advance.
Young Chefs Academy | Frisco, Allen-McKinney
Kids can learn essential culinary skills as they make their very own creations from scratch with hands-on instruction from lively party hosts. Different party packages and lots of optional extras at the link.
My French Recipe | Plano
Re-opening Fall 2022.
Sci-Tech Discovery Center | Frisco
Choose from six different themes (note recommended age ranges) and receive a two-hour party room rental and one science demonstration, plus optional WOW fire show and goodie bags. Additional info and booking details at the link.
ART + CREATIVITY
Rocky Creek Candle Company | Fairview
Welcome to Rocky Creek Candle Company! Experience the Scent Bar and create your own custom fragrance for any one of their candles, reed diffusers, room sprays, or wax melts. From memorable date nights to fun group events, they offer a scent experience you won’t forget! FACEBOOK :: INSTAGRAM :: TIKTOK
North Texas Performing Arts | Dallas, Fairview, Frisco, Plano
Did you know NTPA does theater birthday parties? Party groups will receive their own professional director who will lead kids through theater exercises, activities, and games in one of the creative studios. See a link for a comparison chart of party packages and recommended ages.
Painting with a Twist | Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, et al.
This girls’ night spot is also a great birthday venue for kids. Multiple locations, lots of openings. Find your nearest venue at the link.
Pipe & Palette | Plano (Shops at Willow Bend)
Opt for pottery painting, canvas painting, or a messy paint party in the Splatter Room. You can ALSO have them come to you if your party is within a 10-mile radius of Willow Bend.
Make Expression | Frisco
Select a party activity: pottery, canvas, mosaic, or glass fusing. You can bring your own party food and decorations. Minimum eight party guests.
Buff City Soap | Allen, Celina, McKinney, Plano, Prosper, & more
Create your own bath bombs! Super fun, squeaky clean, and educational to boot. Pricing and details vary by Soap Makery and availability. Inquire about party booking here.
Crayola Experience | Plano (Shops at Willow Bend)
Parties include unlimited access to 26 hands-on attractions, party room for one hour, various party accessories, and more. Add on character visits and party favors if you’d like. No outside food or drink except for birthday cake.
Play Street Museum | Allen, McKinney, Murphy, Plano, & more
Offering 1.5-hour private parties for little ones. Select your desired Play Street Musuem location to see their specific party package details.
KidZania | Frisco (Stonebriar)
Book a weekday or weekend party at this pretend play mini-city run by kids. Your package includes one hour in a private room, all-day access, complimentary adult passes, and more. Optional add-ons available.
FASHION + BEAUTY
Sweet & Sassy | Plano (Willow Bend)
A salon, spa, and celebration spot for children and tweens. From kid spa packages to makeup and fancy updos, runway fashion shows, and more. (This is the place with the hot pink limo add on.)
Shear Madness | Frisco
Spa robes, updos, glittery makeup, manis, and more. Parties are offered Friday–Sunday and are 90-minutes long with a karaoke sing-along at the end. For ages four and up.
Monster Yogurt | North Dallas
Their private party room is the perfect place to hold your next birthday party. Parties include a dedicated attendant, use of indoor playground, 16 oz fill-up bowls for guests with a special birthday bowl, unlimited barista-style coffee drinks, bottled water, decorations, and a make-a-monster craft activity. FACEBOOK :: TWITTER :: INSTAGRAM
American Girl Store | North Dallas (Galleria)
Choose from a variety of all-inclusive party packages for children ages 18 months to 6+ years. Enjoy perks like signature cake and ice cream, doll crowns and goodie bags, and more.
Medieval Times | Dallas
All parties include dinner and a two-hour live tournament, but you can get as VIP as you want, including a Knighting Ceremony for the birthday child. See all packages and details at the link.
Magic Time Machine | Addison
This spot has been delighting diners since 1979. Servers dress in costumes representing popular pop culture icons from the past, present, and future. Enjoy jokes, songs, and humorous interaction with the servers in a family-friendly environment.