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!

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


Pinstripes – Georgetown, NW DC


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

Other Fun Venues! 

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

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