Looking for the best party venues in Austin, Texas, for your little’s next birthday?

I’ve been an Austinite for the last 15 years but I’ve only been a mom for 3 so the party scene is still pretty new to me. And man can it be overwhelming! There are so many options all across town at varying price levels. And it’s not that easy to compare them to each other.

I want to help with that.

I’ve polled local moms on their favorite places to have a birthday for a baby through preschooler and have sorted them all into this massive post, from the traditional arcade-style venues to the super unique (including a railroad, rock climbing, and a ranch cookout!).

This blog post is organized by location and then sorted by price (as of April 2018). If you want to narrow down the location even closer to home, check out my interactive Google map below, which also color-codes the venues based on theme.

All of The Best Party Venues in Austin for Young Kids

This post is a collaborative effort. Thank you to all the local moms who shared their favorite venues, including plenty of offbeat suggestions that wouldn’t show up in a typical “where to have a birthday party in Austin” Google search.

I plan to keep this updated so if you know of or own a venue that isn’t listed, please add a comment! (If you are the owner, include a price range and short description as well to be added quickly.)

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Interactive Google Map of All Venues

Click the top left icon to open the sidebar showing you the party themes and full list of venue names.

Note that some venues on the map aren’t in this post, possibly due to a lack of information about parties on their websites.

 

North Austin Party Venues

 

Starting at $0-199

Hat Creek Burger (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: FREE
Hat Creek will reserve tables for your party outside of their peak hours. You can open up a tab for your party guests and bring your own table decor and cake. With awesome playscapes at each location, this is a great low-key option.

Leander Fire Department (website)
Price: FREE for residents
If your kiddos are obsessed with fire trucks like mine is, this is an awesome option! Kids will get a fire station tour, see a firefighter in full gear, and learn about fire safety. The fire station has set aside the first and third Saturdays of every month for parties. It’s free to reserve for residents though donations to the station are accepted.

Local Parks (website)

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Price: $0-75
Get all the info you need on planning a park party, plus 14 of the top parks for kids at this post on Free Fun In Austin. Special shout out to Brushy Creek Lake Park though  – it was recommended by a few North Austin moms. It’s only $50 for Cedar Park residents to rent for a half day or $75 if you’re not a resident. The Live Oak pavilion is right next to a shaded playground, bathrooms, and splash pad.

Build-a-Bear Lakeline Mall (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: $60-$450
A party at Build-a-Bear is a great option for a small group. Everyone gets to enjoy making their own new friend – the ultimate party favor! Parties include a guide, different fun themes, and no worries about setup or cleanup. There is a $50 minimum due to book a party. Themes vary from $12 to $45 per guest. (I based the low price estimate on 5 kids and the higher range on 10.)

Cedar Rock Railroad (website)
Price: $97-107
Reserve the train for a private ride for a 15-minute ride for up to 42 people for $77. Reserve table space for $10-15 an hour. (As there are no packages I estimated the range based on a two-hour party with one train ride.)

Jumpstreet (website)
Price: $100-400
Jumpstreet is an indoor trampoline park with lots of inflatables, games, and trampolines. This location has a designated area for kids 4 and under. Parties include a table reservation and water bottles for all guests.

YMCA North Austin (website)
Price: $125 for members, $200 for non-members
This pool party option includes an hour in the pool and half an hour in a party room, complete with tableware and balloons. Pricing is based on 15 people and is $5 per person over that amount. The Northwest Family YMCA on McNeil Drive also has a Tae Kwon Do party with board breaking, an obstacle course, and noodle sparring.

Jumpoline (website)
Price: $129-189
Jumpoline is another trampoline park with inflatables, trampolines, an obstacle course, and slides. Parties include designated tables, tableware, optional pizza and jumping for 2 or 3 hours.

Loco-Motion Inflatable Play (website)
Price: $139-375
Loco-Motion has inflatables, slides, and a “little town” for creative play. Packages include 2 hours in a reserved party area, a host, tableware, balloons, and either a t-shirt or stuffed animal, plus free admission for the birthday kid’s next visit.

Chuck E. Cheese (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: $140-480
Party packages for this well-known arcade chain include a reserved table for 2 hours, balloons, tableware, and tokens for guests. Pricing ranges from $14-24 per child so I estimated 10 and 20 children for the price range shown here.

Art Amore (website)
Price: $150-600
Art-themed parties are two hours with a minimum of 5 artists (at $30 each). Tableware and art supplies are included as well as themed art activities. (Price range was estimated based on a low end of 5 children, to the high end including 20.)

Sportball (website)
Best for ages: 2-12
Price: $150-240
One hour or more of a coach-led active fun at the venue of your choice. You can meet at an official Sportball location or have them come out to your neighborhood park, backyard, etc. All sports equipment is provided but parents handle birthday celebration items.

Zero Gravity Gymnastics (website)
Price: $155+*
The venue has gymnastics and a rock wall. They provide drinks and tableware. The price listed is for 10 children. (Note that they don’t list party details on their website so this may be old information.)

Main Event (website)
Price: $160-600
Two- to three-hour parties include reserved party space, food, a party host, and game cards and an activity for all the kids. Parties run from $15.95 to $29.95 per person. I estimated 10 guests on the low end and 20 on the high end.

Soccerzone Lakeline (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: $180-620
Two-hour parties include tables, drinks, tableware, and one hour of field time for games of soccer, dodgeball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, or any other sport you can think of! Fall and Spring Only. (Pricing ranges from $15/child to $31/child with a 12 child minimum.)

Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill – Round Rock (website)
Price: $190-280
This restaurant and bowling alley is in Bass Pro Shops. Kid parties include 2 bowling lanes for up to 10 kids for one hour, plus pizza, soda, and a party room to use during bowling and for an hour afterward. The bigger party option includes 2 more bowling lanes and additional food and drink.

YMCA Williamson County (website)
Price: $195 for members, $235 for non-members
There are lots of different birthday party options available at Williamson County YMCAs in Cedar Park, Round Rock, and Georgetown. Each branch has a pool party option, Round Rock and Georgetown have roller skating, and Georgetown also has Lego, science, and dance/karaoke options. Pricing is based on 12 kids attending and is $10 per additional kid.

Acrotex (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: $195
Parties at this gymnastics center include one hour of play and 30 minutes for cake and presents. A dedicated party host will lead group games, structured play, and supervise free play to ensure safety and maximize fun. They can also help with set-up, cake, and even writing down who each present is from to help with thank you cards!

Journey Gymnastics (website)
Best for ages: 2-17
Price: $195-395
Parties include one hour of play in the gym, a coach, a bounce house, half an hour for food and gifts in the party room, drinks and gift bags for each child, and a shirt for the birthday child. There is a ninja-themed option as well with games and obstacle courses.

Hop N Happy (website)
Price: $199-239
Parties include 2 hours in a private party room with open play, a party host, and a free pass for the birthday child. Hop N Happy has inflatables to jump on, a 20′ slide, obstacle course, and foam pit.

Starting at $200-299

Mess Maker Studios (website)
Best for ages: 0-16+
Price: $200-400
Themed parties are 2 hours and include 3 stations consisting of one major art project, one sensory station, and one birthday banner and cardboard cake for all guests to help paint.

Rose & Grace Mini Farm (website)
Price: $200
This urban farm and petting zoo in Northwest Austin has an adorable-looking bunny party package. 10 kids will get to decorate a bunny apartment, dress up their chosen bunny for the Bunny Runway, feed the animals on the mini farm, and participate in other farm activities.

The Little Gym Lakeline (website)
(Multiple locations)
Best for ages: 1-12
Price: $220-305
Parties include private use of the facility, instructor-led games, music, and fun LEGO® building activities created especially for the birthday child.

The Scholar Ship (website)

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Price: $225
Parties are 1.5 hours and include balloons, tableware, drinks, party favors, and a main activity (either science experiments, an escape room, or video games). The science lab looks like so much fun! See their whole party setup in this video.

Inflatable Wonderland (website)
Price: $229-349
Party packages at this trampoline park include 2 hours of play time with pizza, drinks, and cake.

Capital Gymnastics (website)
Best for ages: 2-12
Price: $240-458
Parties include the use of the full facility, party favors, a party concierge to help make sure your party is catered to your child’s needs, trained coaches for safety and fun in the gym, invitations, and a party t-shirt for the birthday child.

Courage Cheer Liberty Hill (website)
Price: $249
Party includes two hours of gym time, rope swings, a coach, balloons, streamers, and tablecloths. You can add on cheer or dance instruction.

Gymboree (website)
(Multiple locations)
Best for ages: 1-5
Price: $250+
Parties start at $250 for 90 minutes of private party fun for up to 20 children. Parties include exclusive use of the facility, a teacher, email invitations, setup, and cleanup. Additional party options and themes available.

The Spunky Brush (website)
Price: $250-600*
This new venue is currently set up as a mobile painting studio. You can arrange to have them bring all the supplies needed for an art party to you! They will also have a brick and mortar in Leander later in the summer. (*Pricing varies based on which projects are chosen but can be seen here. For the range here I estimated 10 artists doing an 8 x 10 painting for the low end to 20 doing a planter box for the high end.)

Mt. Playmore (website)
Price: $270-490
This arcade-style venue has games, rides, and a giant climbing maze. Packages include a private party room, party host, tableware, a birthday cape and badge for the birthday kiddo, all day admission for all guests.

My Party Palace (website)
Best for ages: 4-12
Price: $285-335
Princess-themed parties include full costume and accessories, make-up, nail polish, gift bag, special royal craft, tea party, a runway fashion show and other activities depending on the theme (karaoke, spa treatments, storytime, etc.).

Pump it Up (website)
Price: $289-475
Parties include private use of the facility’s giant inflatable slides, bounce houses, and obstacle courses. Tableware and drinks are also included.

The COOP Austin (website)

The COOP Austin has a clean, modern play area and fully-decorated theme parties // The Ultimate List of Kid-Friendly Party Venues in Austin - Over 50 birthday party venues in Austin for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers sorted by location and price. Plus an interactive map to find your closest-to-home options. #austintexas #atx #austintx

Best for ages: 0-9
Price: $295-1795
As seen on Shark Tank, The COOP specializes in themed parties that are decorated to the nines. Parties include full decor, tableware, food, goodie bags, free play in their clean and modern facility, and party hosts to help from decorating to clean up. Want to see the space before making the drive? Check out this awesome 3D tour!
From the owner: “At the COOP, we pride ourselves on hosting fun, unique, and creative parties. We offer a variety of different themes to choose from so you can select what best fits your child’s wishes. You can do it all on your own, or sit back, relax, and let us do it all for you! Our space is modern, clean, and fun for the kids and adults. You’ll love having the entire space for your group as we only do private parties on the weekends.”

Starting at $300+

Avery Ranch Dance and Music (website)
Best for ages: 2-18
Price: $300
Choose from various themed dance parties. Party includes 45 minutes of dance instruction and a private room for cake time.

Art + Academy (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: $320
Up to 15 children will enjoy 2 hours of party time, which includes 1.5 hours of painting instruction. All materials are included – you just provide the cake and refreshments.

Little Land Play Gym (website)
Price: $329-999
Parties are two hours and include a private party room, open play for all attendees, pizza, juice, and party favors.

Sugar Plum Parties (website)
Price: $364-569
Choose from a variety of themes from princess tea parties to a spa day to a diva fashion show. The all-inclusive parties include custom invitations, themed costumes, music, karaoke, interactive activities, party favors, and much more.

Catch Air (website)
Price: $375-699
Parties include 80 minutes of play time and 40 minutes of party room time, a party coordinator, drinks, slideshow, laser bubble animation.

Tiaras & Tea Parties (website)

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Best for ages: 3-12
Price: $385-435
Parties include full decor, hostesses to run the whole party, drinks and tea party snacks, goodie bags, a craft, and dress up, including hair and nails.

Emler Swim School (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: not listed
Enjoy a pool party in heated indoor pools with certified lifeguards on attendance. Two-hour parties also include a private party room for cake afterward. Current customers get a 30% discount.

Central Austin Party Venues

Starting at $0-199

Hat Creek Burger (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: FREE
Hat Creek will reserve tables for your party outside of their peak hours. You can open up a tab for your party guests and bring your own table decor and cake. With awesome playscapes at each location, this is a great low-key option.

Local Parks (website)
Price: $0-75
Get all the info you need on planning a park party, plus 14 of the top parks for kids at this post on Free Fun In Austin.

Playland Skate Center (website)
Price: $115-235
Playland has the largest roller skating floor in Austin. Two-hour parties include a reserved table, drinks, skating games, and a special gift for the birthday kid.

Sportball (website)
Best for ages: 2-12
Price: $150-240
One hour or more of a coach-led active fun at the venue of your choice. You can meet at an official Sportball location or have them come out to your neighborhood park, backyard, etc. All sports equipment is provided but parents handle birthday celebration items.

Starting at $200-299

Gymboree (website)
(Multiple locations)
Best for ages: 1-5
Price: $250+
Parties start at $250 for 90 minutes of private party fun for up to 20 children. Parties include exclusive use of the facility, a teacher, email invitations, setup, and cleanup. Additional party options and themes available.

Starting at $300+

Dance Discovery (website)
Price: $300
You will get private use of the facility for 1.5 hours for up to 16 dancers. A one-hour dance party will be hosted by a professional dance instructor.

Smudge Studios (website)

Smudge Studios has tons of fun art-themed parties from splatter paint to clay to tape art to upcycled records and more. // The Ultimate List of Kid-Friendly Party Venues in Austin - Over 50 birthday party venues in Austin for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers sorted by location and price. Plus an interactive map to find your closest-to-home options. #austintexas #atx #austintx
Best for ages: 4-106
Price: $350+
Parties include the use of the entire studio space as well as all art materials and instruction. Fun party themed crafts include Splatter Paint, Glow In The Dark Splatter Paint, Lumpy Clay, Pinch Pots, Tape Art, and Upcycled Records.
From the owner: “At Smudge Studios, we believe that ART HAPPENS and that everyone has a creative side waiting to be unleashed! We provide a fun, easygoing, and supportive atmosphere where artists of all ages can explore and enjoy creativity.”

Danzversity (website)
Best for ages: 4-12
Price: $400 to $600
“Packages include a private 2-hour party hosted by our amazing Danzversity team! Themed decorations, tableware, a DJ, lights, and dance floor.”

Emler Swim School (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: not listed
Enjoy a pool party in heated indoor pools with certified lifeguards on attendance. Two-hour parties also include a private party room for cake afterward. Current customers get a 30% discount.

East Austin Party Venues

 

Starting at $0-199

Local Parks (website)
Price: $0-75
Get all the info you need on planning a park party, plus 14 of the top parks for kids at this post on Free Fun In Austin.

Sportball (website)
Best for ages: 2-12
Price: $150-240
One hour or more of a coach-led active fun at the venue of your choice. You can meet at an official Sportball location or have them come out to your neighborhood park, backyard, etc. All sports equipment is provided but parents handle birthday celebration items.

Starting at $200+

Austin Bouldering Project (website)

Price: $250-500
They don’t have party packages but do have group rates for $10 per child under 18 and $12 per adult. Booking in advance gets you a table for two hours for free. (My price estimate used above was for a 10 kid, 10 adult party with 1 instructor for the low range, and 20 kids, 20 adults, 2 instructors for the high range. Pricing may be different since I estimated!)

Thinkery (website)

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Best for ages: 0-5+
Price: $295+
“Start with self-guided activities to entertain guests as they gather in the room, then experience an exclusive 45 to 60-minute educator-led activity designed to make for a memorable party. Additionally, each participating child leaves with a FREE pass to return to Thinkery.”

South Austin Party Venues

Starting at $0-199

Hat Creek Burger (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: FREE
Hat Creek will reserve tables for your party outside of their peak hours. You can open up a tab for your party guests and bring your own table decor and cake. With awesome playscapes at each location, this is a great low-key option.

Local Parks (website)
Price: $0-75
Get all the info you need on planning a park party, plus 14 of the top parks for kids at this post on Free Fun In Austin.

Build-a-Bear Barton Creek Square (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: $60-$450
A party at Build-a-Bear is a great option for a small group. Everyone gets to enjoy making their own new friend – the ultimate party favor! Parties include a guide, different fun themes, and no worries about setup or cleanup. There is a $50 minimum due to book a party. Themes vary from $12 to $45 per guest. (I based the low price estimate on 5 kids and the higher range on 10.)

Chuck E. Cheese (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: $140-480
Party packages for this well-known arcade chain include a reserved table for 2 hours, balloons, tableware, and tokens for guests. Pricing ranges from $14-24 per child so I estimated 10 and 20 children for the price range shown here.

Sportball (website)
Best for ages: 2-12
Price: $150-240
One hour or more of a coach-led active fun at the venue of your choice. You can meet at an official Sportball location or have them come out to your neighborhood park, backyard, etc. All sports equipment is provided but parents handle birthday celebration items.

The Jumpy Place (website)
Price: $155-395
Parties are two hours and include tableware, balloons, and a return pass for the birthday child.

Soccerzone (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: $180-620
Two-hour parties include tables, drinks, tableware, and one hour of field time for games of soccer, dodgeball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, or any other sport you can think of! Fall and Spring Only. (Pricing ranges from $15/child to $31/child with a 12 child minimum.)

Starting at $200+

Urban Air (website)

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Urban Air is a unique indoor adventure park with trampolines, climbing walls, basketball, obstacle courses, and more. For parties, they handle everything from setup and hosting to entertainment and cleanup.

Altitude Austin (website)
Price: $220-430
Parties are 2 hours and include full access to the entire park, a party host, bottled water for all attendees, tableware, a free pass for the birthday kiddo to use on a future visit, and a free shirt.

Little Land Play Gym Buda (website)
Price: $248-597
Parties are 2 to 3 hours and include a private party room and open play for all attendees.

The Hive (website)
Price: $295-425
The Hive is a new coworking and childcare space perfect for work-from-home moms to get things done with kids in tow. But you can rent it out for parties too! Three-hour parties include decorations and staff to help with setup, breakdown, and party assistance. The higher end package includes food, karaoke, and party favors.

Snapology (website)
Best for ages: 3+
Price: $350-400
“Party packages include a party facilitator, creative and structured building activities using LEGO® bricks, and plenty of time for cake and celebrating!”

West Party Venues

 

Starting at $0-199

Hat Creek Burger (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: FREE
Hat Creek will reserve tables for your party outside of their peak hours. You can open up a tab for your party guests and bring your own table decor and cake. With awesome playscapes at each location, this is a great low-key option.

Local Parks (website)
Price: $0-75
Get all the info you need on planning a park party, plus 14 of the top parks for kids at this post on Free Fun In Austin.

Sportball (website)
Best for ages: 2-12
Price: $150-240
One hour or more of a coach-led active fun at the venue of your choice. You can meet at an official Sportball location or have them come out to your neighborhood park, backyard, etc. All sports equipment is provided but parents handle birthday celebration items.

Starting at $200-299

Champions Gymnastics (website)
Price: $285-445
“Hands-on instruction is offered at stations including the bars, beam, foam pit, and more! All ages – tikes to teens – are welcome!”

Almost Grown Play Cafe (website)
Price: $295-650
Party packages include rental of the party room or entire facility, a discount on purchases from the boutique, drinks, party favors, and gifts for the birthday child.

Starting at $300+

Rolly Pollies (website)
Best for ages: 1-9
Price: $300
One and a half hours of fitness, frolic, and fun! Parties include tableware, custom invites, private use of the facility, group games and activities led by instructors.

Art + Academy (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: $320
Up to 15 children will enjoy 2 hours of party time, which includes 1.5 hours of painting instruction. All materials are included – you just provide the cake and refreshments.

Songs for Seeds (website)
Best for ages: 0-6
Price: not listed
Interactive parties include a band or musician as well as children’s instruments and props.

Little Buckaroo Ranch (website)
Price: not listed
“All of our Western theme pony ride party packages include tractor wagon rides & lead line pony rides. Complete party packages include a hot dog cookout for all your guests.”

Emler Swim School (website)
(Multiple locations)
Price: not listed
Enjoy a pool party in heated indoor pools with certified lifeguards on attendance. Two-hour parties also include a private party room for cake afterward. Current customers get a 30% discount.

 

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