One of our most asked questions from our readers is about birthday parties — and how to make them amazing! From venues to ideas, we have curated a list of the best ideas for kids’ party places in and around Madison, WI! These businesses represent some of the area’s best venues for entertainment, activities, and birthday cakes!
Ash & Arrow Events
As Madison’s original slumber party experts, Ash + Arrow will transform your next party into the ultimate sleepover experience that your guests will never forget! Each child will receive everything they need for a magical night: a custom tent, luxe mattress, plush linens, lanterns, breakfast + activity tray, twinkle lights(!), and styled decor.
Their team will setup, stage, and style the locally-crafted tents in your home for a night of whimsy, and return the next day to pack it all away. All you have to do is select one of the boutique themes and a party date – the rest is taken care of!
Spartan Day Camp has a huge indoor gym with 10,000 square feet of school-aged fun! Their large indoor space includes basketball hoops, a bounce house, tumble track and lots of toys!
Let your kids run off energy and enjoy plenty of space to celebrate with friends!
Cost is $300 for 3 hours of fun. You’ll have 30 minutes to set up and take down. You may bring in whatever food and drink you’d like!
Go Ninja is Madison’s only full Ninja Warrior obstacle course gym! You get the VIP treatment with a dedicated, trained party host and EXCLUSIVE use of the entire facility, including all obstacles and the party room for 1 hour 45 minutes. All parties also include a headband and wristband for the ninja of honor. You will get to focus on enjoying the celebration as the Ninja staff will handle the clean-up and help you unload and pack up your things. You supply the party people and any food/drink of your choice, and they’ll handle the rest!
The course provides fun and challenges for kids ages 4 to 12 so they can run, jump, and swing as they celebrate the Birthday Ninja!
This is a party your child will talk about for months! When you book, use promo code Momsblog for $10 off your party.
Goldfish Swim School
Nothing says “party” like a warm 90° pool and tropical environment that’s exclusively yours for your child’s special day. A unique experience for every child who attends by creating an environment that’s safe, fun and interactive. Goldfish Swim School can put together the party of your child’s dreams and take care of all of the details, setup and cleanup for you.
Their special party package includes:
- Two hours of private access to the facility
- Certified lifeguards on duty to oversee all pool activities
- Cupcakes and beverages for the children
- Table decorations and utensils
- Balloons and tropical decorations
Gymfinity is Dane County’s most modern, safe, and fun place for kids to find gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, open gym play, birthday parties, summer camp, and more!
Their experienced and safety certified instructors offer progressive programs to children newly walking to 18 years old.
They offer programs for every child, from the toddler to the teen, flipping to fitness, challenge to champion!
Royal Fairytale Events
Royal Fairytale Events is a full-service party princess and character company dedicated to providing high-quality children’s entertainment to birthday parties, special events, and much more, both in-person and virtually.
They currently offer over 40 princess, superhero, storybook, seasonal, and mascot characters that are available in and around Madison, WI.
Party packages range from a virtual drop-in visit to a multi-hour in-person appearance. The party packages include live performances, superhero/princess/fairy lessons, themed games, arts and crafts activities, photo opportunities, and much, much more!
They are booking for events now all the way through the end of 2022!
Animart Pet Store
Perfect for any animal-lover, Animart Birthday Parties include up to 10 kids with options starting at $150. Each Animart Party includes a one hour store tour, as well as one hour in our upstairs party room! Animart will provide Plates, Cups, Silverware, Napkins, Tablecovers, Popcorn, Music & A Coloring Book for all children attending.
Families are encouraged to bring pizza, birthday cake, or anything else that you think would provide happiness to your child’s birthday!
Prairie Kids Club
Prairie Kids Club has a terrific Party Program! Kids love to be the center of attention at Prairie Kids Club and having your party here is the perfect way to make your child’s special day fun and memorable for all. Their goal is to provide a great time for the kids with no work or clean up for you!
They offer Open Gym Party or All-Star Party Package options!
La Fleur Stables
La Fleur Stables welcomes year around parties/outings introducing ‘people’ to the world of horses!
Each birthday party includes approximately two hours of FUN-filled horsey time at the stables. This is a truly special and interactive experience for all ages. Your friends will never forget the experience of having a party at the finest horse facility in Dane County.
They pride themselves on providing customers and horses an enjoyable equestrian experiences from their very first ride up through competing on a national level.
Ultrazone Laser Tag
Ultrazone Laser Tag is one of Madison’s most unique and sought-after birthday party places for kids, teens, and adults in Madison, WI. The venue and custom theme events allows for an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
Looking for something easier, and just want the standard party? No problem, the parties always include 3 games of laser tag, pizza, beverages and a decorated party space. The event specialists will take care of everything!
Harbor Athletic Club
Creating a personalized celebration for your special day is a piece of cake with Harbor Athletic Club! You pick the party, choose a day and invite your guests. They’ll do the rest.
Treat your child and their friends to an outing they’ll love – from poolside parties, to private class instruction, they’ve got you covered!
They offer a Basic Party Package or Pool Party Package (with add-on options for both).
In addition to parties, Harbor Athletic Club offers flexible membership options for the entire family!
The Little Gym of Middleton
Named Best Gym Party by Parents Magazine, an Awesome Birthday Bash at The Little Gym gives your birthday kid and their friends the full run of the facility, filling the celebration with instructor-led games and music! Pirate, Princess, or Super Hero themes are sure to make any party extra special. Added bonus: you don’t have to worry about setup or cleanup, making it totally awesome for you too!
Forward Athletics offers a turfed baseball/softball area equipped with batting cages and pitching machines, a basketball and volleyball arena and a state of the art golf simulator.
The birthday/events party package includes exclusive use of the entire Forward Athletics facility for $150/hour.
Our Forward Athletics staff will setup/take down tables and chairs in our studio where you can have food and beverages. Fun for all ages!
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Looking for a Birthday Photographer?
There are SO many awesome photographers in the area – way too many to list! But we do have some that we have personally worked with and would highly recommend. Each offers a different style and price point.
Check out our Guide to Local Photographers here!
Want to Help Give a Birthday Party to a Child?
Check out Box of Balloons, a local non-profit that provides birthday boxes to families in need. Parents/Caregivers are given a box of party supplies customized for their child for a memorable celebration!