Great Toddler Birthday Party Spots on the Main Line
Smaller kids deserve a fun party, too! Here are some ideal spots.
The toddler birthday party: it’s one of those conundrums. You want your child to enjoy their birthday, to have some activities that they and they friends will enjoy, but the reality is that the majority of guests will be adults — and there’s not much for adults to do at most kid’s party venues. If doing a party at home isn’t an option, try one of these indoor children’s play places and local restaurants.
Host A Party at an Indoor Play Place
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
109 N. High Street, West Chester
Many parents love Lulu’s unique blend of toys that inspire active, imaginative play, and the rustic DIY décor. One of the many aspects of hosting a party at Lulu’s is that you have the option of having a private event with the whole place to yourself or hosting your party during open play. Ordering all of the food and decorations through Lulu’s makes for easy planning, and you can bring your own cake/cupcakes and beverages for adults.
Open Play Fiestas start at $140 up to 7 kids; Birthday Fiestas with exclusive use of the space starts at $395 for 15 kids.
1030 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken
Host your child’s birthday party at Chatter Splatter and have the whole place to yourselves. For 2 whole hours the whole of Chatter Splatter is yours. Their parties are a big hit and sell out months in advance so reach out soon to book your next celebration. They even host a BYOB night on Fridays!
Parties are $475, which includes two hours of play around the space, plus an extra blow-up slide; fruit and juice for the kids; and coffee for the adults. Semi-private parties are available for $275. BYOB nights are $10 per child and $6 per sibling over 6 months. Adults and children under 6 months are $1.
The Little Gym
36 N. Narberth Ave., 2nd Floor, Narberth
222 S. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square
Birthdays at The Little Gym are a combination of active fun, like bouncing on an inflatable track, playing with parachutes, or tumbling on mats, with music and songs too. The play area and the party room are separated by a glass wall so adult guests can watch the fun not necessarily hear all the giggles and laughter (and occasional shrieking) that accompany it. Food and beverages are BYO.
Awesome Birthday Bashes at The Little Gym start at $380.
Charming Star Playroom
4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
Have the entire play area to yourself for two hours of child-centered exploration and fun during a weekend Birthday Bash. The play space is filled with climbing toys, a ball pit, sensory toys, and more. A discounted rate is available for weekday birthday parties if that fits your needs.
The two-hour Weekend Birthday Package is $395 for up to 14 children. The Weekday Birthday Bash is 90 minutes, available for up to 10 children, and priced at $215.
Village Play Space
4 Midland Ave., Berwyn
Choose from two birthday packages at Village Play Space. The Basics package for up to 10 children is 90-minutes of private access to the play space, as well as the party room. The Works package includes pizza and ice cream, two hours of space use, and can accommodate up to 15 children.
The Village Basics package is $275, the Works package is $475, and the Village V.I.P. is $595
Oasis Family Fun Center
35 Lacrue Avenue, Suite 4, Glen Mills
With something for everyone, Oasis Family Fun Center is a good option for parties where older children will be in attendance as well. There are indoor play areas – including a soft play area for children 3 and younger. Birthday parties have a minimum of 8 guests and prices do not include a gratuity for the party leader.
Birthday Party packages start at $16.50 per person.
5117 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
Jumpers is a family owned and operated indoor Family Fun Center that was created to provide a safe and exciting place for children between 18 months to 10 years old to celebrate birthdays or to enjoy a day of fun with the family. Offering several different party packages from a mini party on a weekday to a full facility rental, there’s something for everyone!
Birthday Party packages range from $135- $850
Bettes Fun Center
2971 w. Duttons Mill Road, Aston, PA 19014
Bettes Fun Center is a fantastic space for a birthday party or open play. They offer arcade games and an expansive play space available for large parties or small groups. They host parties for children 16 months through 10 years. A party includes 2 hours of playtime, and they offer all kinds of fun add ons to enhance your experience
Birthday Parties start at $199
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia PA, 19131
Host your party at the Please Touch Museum! Party packages include a party room, pizza, and admission to the museum. The Please Touch Museum is a favorite among kids and parents alike, and is sure to be a memorable spot for your birthday bash! After your celebration, enjoy a day at the museum with your guests.
Party packages start at $495
Gladwyne Fire Company
1044 Black Rock Road Gladwyne, PA, 19035
The Gladwyne Fire Company is a fun local spot for your child’s next birthday party. They provide tables, two hours in the fire station, and a fireman who will show the kids the trucks and teach about fire safety. Gladwyne Fire Company is the perfect venue for parties up to 20 kids.
Birthday parties start at $400
Kids at Play
3502 Scotts Lane, Suite 711, Philadelphia, PA, 19129
Kids at Play is a safe, clean 7,000 square foot multi-sensory play space. It’s perfect for birthday parties and open play! Their birthday package includes a private room for you to decorate and two hours of time. Kids at Play is a great option for hassle free, supervised fun for the little ones!
Birthday parties start at $300
Local Restaurants with Party Rooms
Maggiano’s Little Italy
205 Mall Blvd., King Of Prussia
The banquet rooms upstairs at Maggiano’s are made for hosting private events. For kids, there’s plenty of room to roam around; it has high chairs, booster seats and slings for easy containment; and in the banquet rooms, kids under five eat free. Adults will enjoy the central location and, of course, the delicious meal. Food can be served buffet or family style.
The Little Chef’s Birthday Bash prices start at $25.00 per child; banquet room reservations start at $19.95 and minimum rates apply for private banquet rooms.
White Dog Café
379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford
200 West Lancaster Ave., Wayne
If having delicious, local food close to home is an important aspect of party planning, consider White Dog Café. One of the dining rooms can be used for private events, birthdays included. Select a three-course meal from a menu of seasonal specialties; kids meals are available a la carte.
Private events start at $40 per person; minimum rates apply for exclusive use of the dining room.
Alfredo Italian BYO
668 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn
A Main Line favorite, Alfredo has two areas for events, the Wine Cellar, a cozy downstairs private room that accommodates 25-30 people, and the main dining area that is available for weekend luncheons and accommodates 40-50 people. A seated four-course meal starts includes bruschetta, salad, an entrée, and dessert. The only thing you’ll want to bring are your own adult beverages.
Private parties start at $28.95 per person; minimum room rates apply.
Photograph by Brittany Ostrov, New Moon Photography