Indoor Birthday Party Spots for When the Weather Won’t Cooperate
Don’t let the weather put a damper on your party plans—pick a spot where kids can climb, jump, and clown around!
With unpredictable weather and park reservations booking up months in advance it’s nice to know there are so many fun creative indoor options around the Bay Area. If your kid one wants to host a pottery class, learn ballet, or pretend to be a Ninja Warrior there is an option for you! These birthday party locations from Marin to San Jose will get your kids moving and will take the pressure off you.
Indoor Birthday Spots in San Francisco
AcroSports is a non-profit that has been teaching kids about physical activity for over 20 years. Choose from tot parties for ages 1-4 and kid parties for 5 & up. You'll get time on the trampolines, gymnastics bars, rock wall, foam pit, rainbow tunnel, obstacle courses, and aerial apparatus. Coaches supervise time on the floor. At the end of the party, your guests will join you in the party room for cake time.
639 Frederick St.
With locations in Livermore, Daly City, and San Francisco, Peek-a-Boo Factory is all about letting kids get all their energy out. The three-level play structure features a variety of slides, obstacle courses, tunnels, bridges, swings, a zip line, a sea saw, sit and spins, a trampoline, and more. Designed for the 12 and younger set it has a separate area for toddlers and new crawlers. Parties run about two hours and include playtime in all areas. Want to save some cash? The facility allows fruit and veggies trays, drinks, cupcakes, and cake at no extra charge.
5411 Geary Street
If you have a little chef in the house hosting a cooking class birthday at Culinary Artistas is the perfect way to host a party that is unique, fun, and low-stress. The team takes care of everything while your kids play and learn intuitive cooking. Kids can make a 1 or two course meal or dessert, or even have a cooking contest if your kids like to compete. It is BYO food, drink, and alcohol for the adults, and water is served for children. Located in Ghirardelli Square it's the perfect place to relax while your kids laugh and learn!
851 Beach St.
The Rabbit Hole Theater
For a truly magical birthday look no further than The Rabbit Hole Theater. Located in Noe Valley The Rabbit Hole Theater offers theater games, puppet shows, crafts, and more. Your kids will be thoroughly entertained! All you need to provide are snacks, drinks, and the cake, the Rabbit Hole crew will take care of the rest.
800 Diamond St
This lovely nature museum tucked away behind in Corona Heights has amazing views of the city and is a fabulous spot for a kid's birthday. Kids can do an art project before visiting the wildlife or train town.
199 Museum Way
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Swings and Wings
This sensory-focused and neuro-affirming play space is perfect for indoor parties! Designed by an Occupational Therapist for kids 6 months to 8 years, your kids will love building their skills through play. They offer five packages so you are sure to find one that fits your needs.
2307 Blanding Ave
Oakland Ice Center
Kids love to skate? How about lessons, free skate time, and cake? Oakland Ice is a great birthday party spot for those that have been all about hitting the ice. Two hours on the ice with "Party Captains" take guests through a lesson and game featuring the birthday boy/girl. Then it's off to the party room for pizza and cake provided in the package price.
519 18th St.
Host a paint party full of creativity and excitement. This beautiful art space is able to host parties for all ages from toddlers to adults. Party organizers will plan your event so you can relax and enjoy.
5480 Sunol Blvd, Suite 2
Spirited Play Labs
The space is designed for kids 0-6 with a focus on supporting families with unique needs and disabilities. The 3.000-square-foot space hosts three group rooms and a mini kitchen to support your hosting needs, along with parking and the option to have your party decorated for you!
2220 Camino Ramon
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Movement: Climbing, Yoga, Fitness
If the kids are into climbing anything and everything, how about a climbing party at Movement: Climbing, Yoga, Fitness? Staff will get the kids climbing and having fun, creating the most memorable party of the year. Parties are available for kids 5-13 and all climbers must be at least 40 lbs. Note: they do not allow food or cake on site and you cannot rent out any of the rooms for cake.
100 El Camino Real
815 Stewart Drive
924 "Old" Mason Street
La Petite Playhouse
Another hands-off play space where kids can run around to their heart's content for 75 minutes is La Petite Playhouse in Redwood City. There are big slides, tunnels to run through, a sports court, and climbing structures in an underwater theme which is all yours during the party. Parents of little ones can bring crawlers and new walkers without worrying about being stepped on with a separate area made just for them.
1264 Oddstad Drive
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Sessions Academy of Movement
This is a super active party that’s fun for all ages from kindergarten and up. You’ll feel like an American Ninja Warrior when you take on obstacle courses, parkour games, freerunning, and other age-dependent activities. Kids will flip for the acrobatics they get to do into the stunt bag. Outside food and drinks are permitted, so be sure to stock up on some much-needed H2O and energy bars to keep those kids going!
2016 Senter Rd.
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
Have your birthday at the zoo! The museum and zoo will provide a science activity and a private room. All you have to do is provide the cake. This is ideal for kids from birth to 9 years old.
1451 Middlefield Rd.
For your little dancers host a mini ballet class and story time birthday party. With locations all over the Bay Area, you can easily find one close to you and enjoy a sweet little dance party.
If jumping is your game, then Rockin' Jump is your place. A room full of trampolines is definitely going to get the kids good and tired. They will love the dodgeball area where they can battle their friends. The foam pit is always a favorite for those looking to try out some tricks. Parents will enjoy ample seating (hello massage chairs) and free WiFi. Parties include jump time and use of the party room. Other locations are in Fremont and San Carlos.
1901 Monterey Rd.
This multilevel indoor play structure is perfect for your adventurous little ones. The Safari Theme makes the space even more exciting for your next birthday.
341 North Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA
1180 Kern Ave.
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Talk about kid heaven! Rebounderz has it all—a massive trampoline room, four-lane foam pit, trampoline dodgeball area, and even a huge climbing structure for kids 2-12. Challenge your party guests to a timed run through the Ninja Warrior Course and then celebrate victory with pizza afterward. Bonus for parents, this party is completely hands-off with food, drinks, and socks included in the party package.
555 Rohnert Park Expressway West
Redwood Empire Gymnastics
Named one of the best party spaces in the Bay Area, Redwood Empire has customized parties catered to parents' time, budget, and kids' ages. Birthday party guests are led through warm-ups and have access to equipment such as floor, rings, bars, beams, trampoline, zip line, air track, and the foam pit.
434 Payrah St.
Fox & Kit
If you are looking to host an elegant affair for both parents and kids, Fox & Kit is just right for you. This beautifully curated space has a gorgeous play structure alongside an espresso bar the adults will love!
1031 C St.
Glazed and Confused
For a truly memorable birthday host a pottery class! Wheel throwing and hand building are both available.
846 4th St.
Additional reporting by Sandra Lee & Kate Loweth