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.

Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park

There is no better way to enjoy your birthday than by swinging around in the trees with Go Ape! Elevate your party with an action-packed adventure experience.

Explore the forest from a unique vantage…amongst the trees! With suspended obstacles and ziplines, their fun and challenging aerial adventure courses are the perfect way to create lasting memories of your special day.

Special features:

  • Discounts available for birthday parties of 5+ participants.
  • Goodie bags available for both kids and adults
  • Options for pavillion rentals and catering

Go Ape Springfield (All Ages)
7550 Reservation Drive
Springfield, VA 22153

Go Ape Rockville (Ages 10+)
6129 Needwood Lake Drive
Derwood, MD 20855


National Children's Museum

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 with a view from the top of the Dream Machine, a cloud-inspired climbing structure and slide that spans three floors.

Tinkerers Treat – Ignite your child’s curiosity with a special hands-on activity in the Tinkerers Studio.

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004


Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree specializes in 1st birthday parties all the way through to 5th birthday parties!

Choose your child’s favorite theme and we’ll create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid friendly activities guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up.

Contact us to discuss themes and party packages, or check us out at dcbirthdayparty.com!

2639 Connecticut Avenue NW #113
Washington, DC 20008


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!

All Fired Up – Cleveland Park, NW DC
Breathing Space – Navy Yard, SE DC
Circle Yoga – Chevy Chase, NW DC
Gymboree DC – Woodley Park, NW DC
Little Ivies – Palisades, NW DC
Magic Ground – Columbia Heights, NW DC
National Children’s Museum – Federal Triangle, NW DC
National Zoo – Woodley Park, NW DC
Pinstripes – Georgetown, NW DC
Sassy Princess Spa – Comes to you!
The Little Gym – Multiple locations in DC
Wunder Garten – NoMa, NE DC

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

Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park – Glen Echo, MD
All Fired Up – Bethesda, MD
Art Works Now – Hyattsville, MD
Be With Me Playseum – Columbia, MD
Bowlero – Multiple locations in MD
Build-a-Bear – Multiple locations in MD
Cabin John Firehouse – Bethesda & Potomac, MD
Castle Laser Tag – Bowie & Gaithersburg, MD
Chuck E. Cheese – Multiple locations in MD
Climb Zone – Laurel, MD
CREATE Arts Center – Silver Spring, MD
Dave & Busters – Multiple locations in MD
District Jump – Hyattsville, MD
Dynamite Gymnastics Center – Rockville, MD
Glen Echo Park Aquarium – Glen Echo, MD
Go Ape – Rockville, MD
Hyper Kidz – Columbia, MD
Imagination Stage – Bethesda, MD
Jolly Lolly Kids – Bethesda, MD
Kid Museum – Bethesda, MD
Kids First Swim School – Multiple locations in MD
Kids Play Gallery – Gaithersburg, MD
Little Towns – Rockville, MD
Lucky Strike – Bethesda, MD
Michael & Son SportsPlex at Rockville – Rockville, MD
My Gym Bethesda – Bethesda, MD
My Gym Potomac – Potomac, MD
Pinstripes – North Bethesda, MD
Sassy Princess Spa – Comes to you!
Shadowland – Columbia & Gaithersburg, MD
Silver Stars Gymnastics – Bowie & Silver Spring, MD
Sky Zone Gaithersburg – Gaithersburg, MD
The Agility Center – Rockville, MD
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School – Sandy Spring, MD
The Little Gym – Multiple locations in MD
The Wiggle Room – Crofton, MD
Three Little Birdies – Hyattsville, MD
Tinkergarten – Multiple locations in MD
TopGolf – Germantown and Oxon Hill, MD
Zava Zone – Rockville, MD

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

American Girl Doll Store – Tysons, VA
Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events – Dulles, VA
Bowlero – Multiple locations in VA
Braehead Farm – Fredericksburg, VA
Build-a-Bear – Multiple locations in VA
Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility – Alexandria, VA
Chuck E. Cheese – Multiple locations in VA
Club Run Rec Center – Fairfax, VA
Dave & Busters – Multiple locations in VA
Escape Room Live – Alexandria, VA
Flight Adventure Park – Springfield, VA
Flight Fit n Fun Trampoline Park – Springfield, VA
Frying Pan Farm Park – Herndon, VA
Go Ape – Springfield, VA
Go Scramble – Alexandria & Falls Church, VA
Hidden Pond Nature Center – Springfield, VA
Hogback Mountain Paintball – Leesburg, VA
Hyper Kidz – Ashburn, VA
InCourage Martial Arts – Multiple locations in VA
Jolly Lolly Kids – Fairfax, VA
Kid Junction – Chantilly, VA
Kids First Swim School – Multiple locations in VA
Launch – Herndon, VA
Leesburg Animal Park – Leesburg, VA
Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum – Sterling, VA
Monkey Joe’s – Dulles, VA
My Gym Alexandria – Alexandria, VA
NoVa Playlabs – Chantilly, VA
Pevs Paintball – Aldie, VA
Sassy Princess Spa – Comes to you!
SciGenius – Reston, VA
Shadowland Alexandria – Alexandria & Chantilly, VA
Sky Zone Springfield – Springfield, VA
Sport Rock – Alexandria & Sterling, VA
Stem and Flower – Chantilly, VA
Summit Ropes – Sterling, VA
Sweet Frog Chantilly – Chantilly, VA
Swim Kids Swim School – Multiple locations in VA
Tamarack Stables – Lorton, VA
Tea with Mrs. B. – Falls Church, VA
The Little Gym – Multiple locations in VA
The Saint James – Springfield, VA
Tinkergarten – Multiple locations in VA
TopGolf – Ashburn, VA
UltraZone – Falls Church, VA
Zava Zone – Potomac Mills and Sterling, VA

Planning a kid’s birthday party is wonderful and overwhelming. Especially after pandemic birthday parties. We hope this resource helps guide you with ALL of the amazing options in our area!

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