Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Birthday Parties in the DC Area

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Is your child’s birthday around the corner? Are you overwhelmed by all the birthday party options, not to mention all of the over-the-top inspiration on Pinterest?

We’ve got you covered! DC Area Moms has partnered with kids’ party venues & entertainment across DC, Maryland, and Virginia to bring you our Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Birthday Parties.

Whether you’re starting from scratch or have everything but the cupcakes, these resources will make your next birthday party easier. Take a look and make sure to bookmark or pin – you’ll have another birthday to plan next year, too!

Be sure to check out the tabs with links at the bottom of the guide too for a comprehensive list of birthday resources.

Launch Entertainment Park of Herndon

You deserve the spotlight on your day. We will take care of giving you the best birthday party ever. Be a part of the fun!

Launch offers attractions for all ages, specializing in full family entertainment. Personalized service and your own private party room. Enjoy our Krave Restaurant, delivered to your private party room with fresh ingredients. Built your way!

With a variety of options you can create a party perfect for you and your party guests. With our A-List package, you will be sure to give your guest of honor and party guest’s the top of the line exclusive experience. Our All Star package includes many of your Launch favorites to choose from. Or start at our MVP package which includes the party essentials!

The fun doesn’t stop there! From our endless list of add ons, you can truly create your birthday party experience YOUR way! With a variety of offerings for varying ages, you can mix and match to make the most exciting birthday party ever. Design it your way and maximize your Launch experience.


  • Wed – Fri: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Sat – Sun: 11:00AM – 8:00PM

13348 Franklin Farm Road
Herndon, VA 20171




Play hard and test your limits at our indoor adventure park! From ninja course to trampolines, zip lines to climbing challenges, ZAVAZONE offers the ultimate in family entertainment.

Planning a party? Kick your celebration up a notch and make it a ZAVAZONE party! You bring the crowd, we’ll bring the fun – all for an unbeatable cost. Check out our awesome party packages today!

At ZAVAZONE, you can trust that your loved ones will have fun. And, they will leave exhausted. Plan an action-packed day of fun at our parks, and enjoy that peaceful car ride home. You deserve it.

Rockville Hours:

  • Mon: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Tues: Closed
  • Wed – Fri: 4:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sat: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • MCPS Holidays: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sterling Hours:

  • Mon – Tues: Closed
  • Wed – Thurs: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Sat: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • LCPS Holidays: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

40 Southlawn Court B
Rockville, MD 20852

45685 Oakbrook Ct #110
Sterling, VA 20166

800.376.ZAVA (9282)

National Children's Museum

National Children's Museum Birthday Party Venue

Make your child’s DREAM come true!

Plan your next party at National Children’s Museum for a day full of fun for everyone. Party packages are available Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am and 2 pm.

  • Dream Factory – Celebrate your little Dreamer’s big day with hands-on play! Gather friends and family in a semi-private lounge that overlooks the Museum’s whimsical Entry Hall, and embark on an adventure to explore our interactive exhibits together. Recommended for all ages.
  • Tinkerers Treat – Ignite your child’s curiosity and ingenuity with a special hands-on activity in the Tinkerers Studio, the creative hub of National Children’s Museum. Recommended for ages 5+.


  • Party Packages Available Sat – Sun: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Regular Museum Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Closed Tuesdays)

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004


Gymboree Play & Music, Washington DC

We can’t wait to throw your next playful bash at Gymboree Play & Music!

Host your child’s party at Gymboree, the best birthday venue in Washington, DC! Private parties are 90 or 120 minutes, for up to 25 children. You provide the food and decor, and we’ll provide a fun program, a clean and sanitized space, gift bags for each guest, and a special Gymboree Gift for the birthday child.

Parties are held Saturdays & Sundays 11:30 am – 6:00 pm, or on other dates and times upon request.

2639 Connecticut Ave. NW #113
Washington,USA 20008


Jason Levinson & Co.

Jason Levinson & Co. provides great entertainment for any type of event you are having, from small children’s birthday parties to large corporate events.

We have provided wonderful entertainers and performers in the following categories for over 25 years:

  • Caricaturists
  • Face painters
  • Balloon twisters
  • Magicians
  • Clowns
  • Jugglers
  • Stilt walkers
  • Unicyclists
  • Henna artists
  • Crystal, Glitter & Airbrush Tattoos

We also have over 30 Magic, Juggling or Variety Stage Shows to choose from and approximately 10 Small Party Package options. Serving Baltimore, Washington, Northern VA, Frederick, and Annapolis.

Rockville, MD


LEGO Discovery Center
Washington, DC

LEGO Discovery Center Washington, D.C. is in the Springfield Town Center! The attraction offers a highly interactive indoor LEGO play experience where families are free to play, explore, craft, and laugh together.

The family attraction features 12 zones to discover, including DUPLO® Park for our smaller builders, Mini World which has 1.5 million LEGO bricks on display,  Imagination Express ride, make your own Mini-Figure and more!

They also offer birthday party packages to suit your needs and give your mini model builder the most brick-tastic birthday ever! Visit the attraction and let your imagination and creativity run wild!

6563 Springfield Town Center, Suite 12004
Springfield, VA 22150


The Play Shop

Discover The Play Shop, a cozy 650-square-foot haven designed for hosting 30 to 40 of your nearest friends, colleagues, or clients!

Our mission is to transform parties and events into effortless experiences that leave you with a warm glow and cherished memories. Our thoughtfully designed space allows you to be fully present in the moments that matter.

With kindness and community as our guiding stars, we aspire to be a part of your village.

4301 50th Street NW
Suite 102
Washington, DC 20016


Looking for More Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas?

Use the tabs below to find vendors for your specific needs.

Not hosting at home? These venues will ensure your kid has a blast at his or her party!

Indoor Playgrounds

Gymboree DC – Woodley Park, NW DC
Little Ivies – Palisades, NW DC
The Lane – Ivy City, NE DC
Magic Ground – Columbia Heights, NW DC
The Little Gym – Multiple locations in DC


National Building Museum – Penn Quarter, NW DC
National Children’s Museum – Federal Triangle, NW DC
National Zoo – Woodley Park, NW DC


All Fired Up – Cleveland Park, NW DC
Creative Grounds DC – Bloomingdale, NE DC
Red Panda Art Studio – Friendship Heights, NW DC


Pinstripes – Georgetown, NW DC


Breathing Space – Navy Yard, SE DC
Circle Yoga – Chevy Chase, NW DC


Boardwalk Bar & Arcade – The Wharf, SW DC
Pizzeria Paradiso Game Room – Georgetown, NW DC

Other Fun Venues! 

Confetti Cafe – Tenleytown, NW DC
Sassy Princess Spa – Comes to you!

Not hosting at home? Your kid will have a blast at his or her party at one of these venues!

Outdoor Exploration & Ropes Courses

Go Ape – Rockville, MD
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School – Sandy Spring, MD
Tinkergarten – Multiple locations in MD

Indoor Playgrounds, Climbing, and Trampoline Parks

Be With Me Playseum – Columbia, MD
Climb Zone – Laurel, MD
District Jump – Hyattsville, MD
Hyper Kidz – Columbia, MD
Jolly Lolly Kids – Bethesda, MD
Kids Play Gallery – Gaithersburg, MD
Little Towns – Rockville, MD
My Gym Bethesda – Bethesda, MD
My Gym Potomac – Potomac, MD
The Agility Center – Rockville, MD
The Little Gym – Multiple locations in MD
The Wiggle Room – Crofton, MD
Zava Zone – Rockville, MD

Art Studios

All Fired Up – Bethesda, MD
Art Works Now – Hyattsville, MD
CREATE Arts Center – Silver Spring, MD


Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park – Glen Echo, MD
Imagination Stage – Bethesda, MD

Laser Tag

Castle Laser Tag – Bowie & Gaithersburg, MD
Shadowland – Columbia & Gaithersburg, MD

Bowling Alleys

Bowlero – Multiple locations in MD
Lucky Strike – Bethesda, MD
Pinstripes – North Bethesda, MD


Chuck E. Cheese – Multiple locations in MD
Dave & Busters – Multiple locations in MD


Dynamite Gymnastics Center – Rockville, MD
Kids First Swim School – Multiple locations in MD
Michael & Son SportsPlex at Rockville – Rockville, MD
Silver Stars Gymnastics – Bowie & Silver Spring, MD
TopGolf – Germantown and Oxon Hill, MD

Other Fun Venues!

Build-a-Bear – Multiple locations in MD
Cabin John Firehouse – Bethesda & Potomac, MD
Glen Echo Park Aquarium – Glen Echo, MD
Kid Museum – Bethesda, MD
Sassy Princess Spa – Comes to you!
Sky Zone Gaithersburg – Gaithersburg, MD

Not hosting at home? These venues will ensure your kid has a blast at his or her party!

Indoor Play & Trampoline Parks

Flight Adventure Park – Springfield, VA
Flight Fit n Fun Trampoline Park – Springfield, VA
Go Scramble – Alexandria & Falls Church, VA
Hyper Kidz – Ashburn, VA
Jolly Lolly Kids – Fairfax, VA
Kid Junction – Chantilly, VA
Launch – Herndon, VA
Monkey Joe’s – Dulles, VA
My Gym Alexandria – Alexandria, VA
NoVa Playlabs – Chantilly, VA
Sky Zone Springfield – Springfield, VA
The Little Gym – Multiple locations in VA
The Saint James – Springfield, VA
Zava Zone – Potomac Mills and Sterling, VA

Climbing & Ropes Courses

Go Ape – Springfield, VA
Sport Rock – Alexandria & Sterling, VA
Summit Ropes – Sterling, VA

Outdoor Exploration

Braehead Farm – Fredericksburg, VA
Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility – Alexandria, VA
Club Run Rec Center – Fairfax, VA
Frying Pan Farm Park – Herndon, VA
Hidden Pond Nature Center – Springfield, VA
Leesburg Animal Park – Leesburg, VA
Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum – Sterling, VA
Tamarack Stables – Lorton, VA
Tinkergarten – Multiple locations in VA

Toys & Dolls

American Girl Doll Store – Tysons, VA
Build-a-Bear – Multiple locations in VA


Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events – Dulles, VA
InCourage Martial Arts – Multiple locations in VA
Kids First Swim School – Multiple locations in VA
Swim Kids Swim School – Multiple locations in VA
TopGolf – Ashburn, VA


Hogback Mountain Paintball – Leesburg, VA
Pevs Paintball – Aldie, VA

Laser Tag

Shadowland Alexandria – Alexandria & Chantilly, VA


Chuck E. Cheese – Multiple locations in VA
Dave & Busters – Multiple locations in VA
UltraZone – Falls Church, VA


SciGenius – Reston, VA
Stem and Flower – Chantilly, VA


Bowlero – Multiple locations in VA

Other Fun Venues!

Escape Room Live – Alexandria, VA
Sassy Princess Spa – Comes to you!
Sweet Frog Chantilly – Chantilly, VA
Tea with Mrs. B. – Falls Church, VA
Unique and Special KidsSpa – Alexandria, VA

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