Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids: Active Play & Sports

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities - You're Invited - Book A Active Play / Sports Birthday Party - Twin Cities Birthday Party Venues & Ideas for Kids

What’s better than a party? A party where kids get to have fun and get active! Here’s a guide to fun and sporty active birthday parties in the Twin Cities area. Pack some action into your birthday kid’s party! Swim, climb, tumble, skate – in other words, wear them out with tons of fun and leave the clean up behind and find a fun place for an action-packed birthday parties.


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5000 Center Ct, Bloomington, MN 55425 | (952) 883-8800 | Ages 5-18 | $495 base price on weekdays $595 base price on weekends.

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Two children giggling on the Frog Hopper ride when Family Fun Twin Cities visited Como Town Amusement Park in Saint Paul Minnesota

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Como Town Amusement Park

1301 Midway Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55103
Recommended ages: All ages

Price: $19.95-$24.95 per child
Details: Packages available May – September include unlimited ride wristbands for a full day of entertainment. Rides for all ages!
Verified: March 2023

Starcade Classic Arcade

Rosedale Center, 1595 MN-36, Roseville, MN 55113
Recommended ages: 6+.

Price: $100 +$10/guest. (Reserve the whole arcade for 2 hours for $600.00 on Mondays & Tuesdays/)
Details: $100 includes a party space for an hour and half. Games are unlimited. You can bring your own food or pay an additional $75 to make it a pizza party. If you book the whole arcade, 20 guests are included in the price.
Verified: March 2023


1 Valley Fair Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379
Recommended ages: All ages – But probably best for older kids who enjoy amusement park rides – including roller coasters and other thrill rides. There is a section of the park devoted to younger kids, though, and a fun water park if your child’s birthday is in the summer.
Price: Group pricing: $29.99/pp
Details: Valleyfair doesn’t have a specific birthday package, but they offer group pricing and dining deals.
Verified: March 2023

Bowling Birthday Parties

Active Birthday Parties for Kids in the Twin Cities, Minnesota - Bowling!


11351 Ulysses St. NE, Blaine, MN 55434
7545 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

12200 Singletree Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
11129 162nd Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044

Recommended ages: All ages – Both Kid & Teen Packages are available.
Price: $22/pp – $35.99/pp
Details: Packages include bowling, entrees, drinks and extras like arcade video game credits, depending on package.
Verified: March 2023

Flaherty’s Arden Bowl

1273 County Rd E, Arden Hills, MN 55112
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $18.99/pp or $67.99-$91.99 package
Details: Bowling party packages with meal options (their pizza is pretty good!)
Verified: March 2023

Sun Ray Lanes

2245 Hudson Rd, St Paul, MN 55119
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $150 booking minimum
Details: Bowling, pizza, drinks and party supplies included in package.
Verified: March 2023

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Indoor Play & Sports Birthday Parties

3rd Lair Skatepark

850 Florida Ave South, Golden Valley, MN  55426
Recommended ages: Ages  6+
Price: Packages $225-$350; Rent the Park: $95/hour+$5/pp
Details: Packages include 2 hours of private skating for up to 10 kids, instructors, additional time and additional kids can be added on.
Verified: Jan. 2023

Base Camp

6202 Bloomington Rd, St Paul, MN 55111
Recommended ages: Ages  10+
Price: Prices vary by time & room rented
Details: Enjoy an active party of rock climbing, a high ropes course, and archery. All activities are fully supervised and spotted.
Verified: March 2023

The Blast Indoor Playground

1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121
Recommended ages: Ages 4-10
Price: $145-$175 for up to 15 kids
Details: 2 hours with private party room and access to the indoor playground with a fun space theme. This is an ideal spot to have a birthday party for younger kids who have a lot of energy and don’t need structured activities.
Verified: March 2023

Braemar Field

7509 Ikola Way Edina, MN 55439
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $99 & up
Details: Open play parties during Open Dome or Family Night for up to 10 guests. Private parties also available, call for details
Verified: January 2023

Brookview Backyard

316 Brookview Parkway S., Golden Valley, MN 55426
Recommended ages: Ages 2-12
Price: $110-$130
Details: 10 wristbands for the indoor playground and two hours of a private party room.
Verified: March 2023

D1 Training St. Paul 

400 Wabasha St N #380, St. Paul, MN 55102
Recommended ages: Ages 4+
Price: $350-$499
Details: All parties are flat fee. We do not charge per person or have any add on fees.
Verified: May 2023

Eagles Nest Indoor Playground

400 10th St NW, New Brighton, MN 55112
Recommended ages: Ages  2-12
Price: $80-$275 plus tax
Details: Indoor play and party space packages available. Prices vary by day of the week and are more for exclusive use. There is a nice space for toddlers separated from the area where the big kids take over.
Verified: March 2023

Edinborough Park’s Adventure Peak

7700 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
Recommended ages: Ages 4-12
Price: $180-$510
Details: Indoor play and party space packages. Keep in mind that this is one of the largest indoor playgrounds in the Twin Cities. It’s not easy to keep track of kids once inside (and they are free to dash back and forth between the play structure and gym pace). Pick this party venue for kids who are comfortable being more independent.
Verified: March 2023

Gleason’s Gymnastics

2015 Silver Bell Rd #180, Eagan, MN 55122
Recommended ages: All ages, preschool up to the teens
Price: $195 ($25 deposit)
Details: Open gymnastics, trampolines and games for up to 10 children. One hour of gym time followed by a half hour in the party room.
Verified: March 2023

Collage of Preschool Open Gym at Gleason's Gymnastics School in Minnesota

Hopkins Pavilion

11000 Excelsior Boulevard, Hopkins, MN 55343
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: Call for a custom quote
Details: Rent a room for 10-60 people. Rent the Play Place and toys can be included. Families could also throw an arts/crafts party, show a movie and serve birthday treats. Seasonal parties include hockey or ice skating, soccer or turf parties (turf tot toys can be included or design your own), dry floor party or party in the park.
Verified: March 2023

IGM Gymnastics

IGM Gymnastics, 12117 Riverwood Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $175-$225
Details: Celebrate your child’s birthday party with gym time with a professional instructor, music, games, inflatables & party room.
Verified: March 2023

Legacy Hoops Basketball Academy

1002 Second St. NE, Hopkins, MN 55343
Recommended ages: PreK-Teen
Price: $215-$250
Details: Choose from sports like dodgeball, basketball, soccer, volleyball and frisbee. 2 hour parties including game time and party time. Pizza Luce can be added on as a meal option. Birthday parties are currently unavailable.
Verified: March 2023

Komborrah Sports

6415 Labeaux Ave NE, Albertville, Minnesota 55330
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $145
Details: Kid birthday party packages hosted on the indoor soccer floor.
Verified: Dec. 2021

The K.U.B.E Indoor Playground

Plymouth Community Center, 14800 34th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55447
Recommended ages: Kids 2-12
Price: $155/resident; $190/non-resident
Details: Includes two hours of the party room rental and 10 admissions to the indoor playground. Or, it’s possible to rent the entire playground for $300-$365.
Verified: March 2023

Lookout Ridge Indoor Playground

Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125
Recommended ages: 10 and under
Price: $95-$135/resident; $115-$155/non-resident; Private parties start at $200
Details: 2-hour room rentals, unlimited play for up to 10 children (25 children for private parties)
Verified: March 2023

Maple Grove Community Center

12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Recommended ages: 12 and under
Price: $160-$225/depending on residency and package
 Choose between between renting a party room during public hours, which can include access to the pool, playground and gym or rent out the indoor playground for a private party before or after public hours.
Verified: May 2023

Minneapolis Bouldering Project

1433 West River Rd N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Recommended ages: Ages 5-12
Price: Parties start at $250 for up to 10 climbers.
Details: Weekend birthday and climbing parties for kids that include an event crew who will provide everything from climbing instruction to challenge games.
Verified: March 2023

MiniSota Play Café

12055 Elm Creek Blvd N., Maple Grove, MN 55369
Recommended ages: Ages 1-9
Price: Party Room – $175-$300/2 hours; reserve the whole café: $475-$600/2 hours.
Details: Either book a private room for your party or reserve the whole café. All parties include a helper and a special birthday gift. Addons can include decorations, a fun activity, face painting (weekends only) or coffee service.
Verified: March 2023

Minnesota Children’s Museum 

10 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
Recommended ages: Kids of all ages
Price: Parties start at $150 for up to 12 party guests.
Details: Reserve the Our World or Sprouts exhibits early mornings (8am or 8:15am) for your private party. Birthday parties at the museum are currently on pause.
Verified: March 2023

Bonus: Join MCM’s Birthday Club and get a free visit for the birthday child during their birth month.

Platinum Dance Center

5300 Edina Industrial Blvd, Suite 300, Edina, MN 55439
3311 County Rd. 101, Suite 100, Wayzata, MN 55391
Recommended ages
: All ages

Price: $225 (Add $75 for bounce house).
Details: Dance party followed by dance instruction for a routine to the birthday child’s favorite song, games and activities. The party ends with a show for the parents.
Verified: March 2023


2200 Trail of Dreams, Prior Lake, MN 55372
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $60 for up to 5 kids. Adults free.
Details: Two hour party includes cupcakes, indoor play time and birthday table. Birthday parties are currently suspended.
Verified: March 2023

Pump It Up

7406 Washington Ave S, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $199 & up.
Details: Bounce to your heart’s content. Plus private party room with a dedicated host.
Verified: March 2023

Rockin’ Jump

2015 Silver Bell Rd #195, Eagan, MN 55122
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $250 & up.
Details: Parties include a jump time for 60 minutes with access to the other super fun attractions: dodge ball, slam dunk, foam pit, inflatable slide, climbing wall and play structure. Plus 60-mins private party room, pizza & pop.
Verified: March 2023

Straightline Dance Fitness

34 13th Ave NE #104, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Recommended Ages: Ages 18 months-Adult
Price: $200/virtual; $250/in studio.
Details: Host an awesome dance or yoga party! Note that these parties book 1-2 months in advance.
Verified: March 2023

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

198 Northtown Dr. NE, Blaine, MN 55434
7625 Cahill Rd, Edina, MN 55439
516501 County Road 30, Maple Grove, MN 55311
95 Hale Ave N., Oakdale, MN 55128
Recommended Ages: All ages
Price: $250 & up with a minimum of 10 guests
Details: Party options and prices can vary by park. Packages include 60-120 minutes of jump time, SkySocks for all guests, party room and optional food choices.
Verified: March 2023

Twin Cities Trapeze Center 

719 Minnehaha Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106
Recommended ages: Ages 6+
Price: $150-$300; 50% deposit required
Details: Trapeze and Circus Skills packages available. Recommended to book 2 weeks out.
Verified: March 2023

Minnesota Twins Baseball Games

Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Recommended ages: All ages (even adults)

Price: Group ticket pricing varies by game date
Details: Groups of 20 or more can save substantially over regular prices and can even add on “loaded tickets” that guests can use at concession stands.
Verified: March 2023

Urban Air Adventure Park

10 Coon Rapids Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55448
3580 Holly Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55447
Recommended ages: All ages

Price: Basic jump package starts at $249.
Details: Choose between the classic theme and the glow theme and then choose your attractions. Basic includes only trampoline time.
Verified: March 2023

Vertical Endeavors

9601 James Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55431
2540 Nicollet Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
855 Phalen Blvd, St Paul, MN 55106

Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $30/climber w/ 8 person minimum; room rental $25/half hour
Details: 2-hour party with climbing and activities led by an instructor. Rates include harness rental, instructor, balloons, invitations and birthday gift. Book minimum 3 weeks in advance.
Verified: March 2023

Williston Treehouse

14509 Minnetonka Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55345
Recommended ages:
Price: $159/members; $189/non-members
Details: Choose between a play structure birthday party package or a swim package for 10 kids.
Verified: March 2023

Zero Gravity Trampoline Park

2292 Woodale Dr, Mounds View, MN 55112
Recommended Ages: All ages

Price: $149-$329
Details: Book the package that works for your child’s special day. Options include 6 or 10-person parties, trampolines, aerial, and/or laser tag.
Verified: March 2023

Birthday Celebrations in the Park

Should your birthday kid be blessed with a month that begs for some outdoor fun, look no further than one of these beautiful city or regional parks for active birthday parties. As a bonus, most options are very reasonable price-wise. Please see our Birthday Parties in the Parks page.

Bunker Park Stables

Bunker Park, 550 Bunker Lake Boulevard NW, Andover, MN 55304
Recommended Ages: All ages

Price: $24/person – $45/pp.
Details: Pony rides for kids ages 2-7 or horse parties for ages 7+ available. Hay Rides also available.
Verified: Verified Jan. 2022.

Ice Skating Birthday Parties

Aldrich Arena

1850 White Bear Avenue North, Maplewood, MN 55109
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $25 – $50/hour; $5 skate rental per person.
Details: Ice skating during public open skate times with use of a meeting room for one hour.
Verified: Dec. 2021

Braemer Arena

7501 Ikola Way, Edina, MN 55439
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $99 & up
Details: Open skating parties for up to 10 guests. Private parties also available, call for details
Verified: January 2023

Brooklyn Park Ice Arena

5600 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $5/child
Details: Open skating parties includes admission, skates and party room. Bring your own commercially-prepared food.
Verified: Dec. 2021

Burnsville Ice Center

251 Civic Center Pkwy, Burnsville, MN 55337
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $40 & up ($40 deposit required)
Details: Parties include admission and skates, 2-hour room rental. Add an instructor (upon availability) starting at $25.
Verified: Dec. 2021

Charles M. Schulz – Highland Arena

800 South Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $25 – $50/hour; $5 skate rental per person.
Details: Ice skating during public open skate times with use of a meeting room for one hour.
Verified: Dec. 2021

Cheap Skate Roller Rink

3075 Coon Rapids Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $499
Details: 2-hour roller skating and bounce house parties for up to 30 guests, includes a pizza slice or hotdog and pop.
Verified: Dec. 2021

Eagan Civic Arena

3870 Pilot Knob Road Eagan, MN 55122
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $150
Details: Parties include a 1-hour private party room during public skating times.
Verified: Feb. 2022

Parade Ice Garden

3700 Monterey Dr., St Louis Park, MN 55416
Recommended ages: All ages
Ice Rental: $85-$205/hour.
Details: Rent one of the rinks for an open ice skating birthday party any time of year.
Verified: April 2022

St. Louis Park Rec Center

3700 Monterey Dr., St Louis Park, MN 55416
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $100-$150.
Details: Have a party during open skate times with a private room rental. Bring your own food, candy, drinks, etc.
Verified: Feb. 2022

Winter DIY Options:

Choose a park with an OUTDOOR ICE SKATING RINK and/or SLEDDING HILL and meet for a day of winter birthday fun.

Swimming Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities

Battle Creek Waterworks

2401 Upper Afton Rd E, Maplewood, MN 55119
Recommended ages: All ages that enjoy the water!
Price: $99 (Twilight Birthday Special, cake included) & $166.75 (Standard Package, includes all-day admission and food options).
Details: Outdoor waterpark open for summer swimming parties. 
Verified: May 2023

Bloomington Family Aquatic Center

201 East 90th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420
Recommended ages: Older kids and teens
Price: Group Rate: $7-$9/pp. Private Party: $475/hour
Details: The pool is available for private rentals after the pool closes for the day, from 7-9pm. Families can also get group rates for parties of 20 or more people.
Verified: May 2023

Bunker Beach Water Park

701 County Rd A, Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $15/pp for groups of 25+; Box lunches: $10/each; Cabanas $70-$100
Details: Huge outdoor waterpark open for summer swimming parties with cabana use. We recommend this venue for kids who are independent in the water.
Verified: May 2023

Cascade Bay Water Park

1360 Civic Center Dr., Eagan, MN 55122
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $220-$295 for 10 guests + 2 chaperones. Meals can be added for $6/each.
Details: Admission for half or full day to the waterpark and a round of mini golf, plus an hour of reserved time in the party area with cupcakes and ice cream.
Verified: May 2023

Crystal Cove Water Park

4848 Douglas Dr. N., Crystal, MN 55429
Recommended ages: Best for kids 53-inches and taller
Price: $125 for 12 guests
Details: Admission to the waterpark, plus unlimited waterslide rides, hot dog meal and ice cream treat for party guests. Parties are from 2-4pm.
Verified: Feb. 2022

Edina Aquatic Center

4300 W 66th St, Edina, MN 55435
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $295-$395. Addons available.
Details: Admission for 12 guests, reserved tables, cake, soda, beach towel for the birthday child, paper products and a drawstring backpack. Available June 14-August 13, 2023.
Verified: May 2022

Goldfish Swim School

1278 Town Centre Drive, Suite 160 Eagan, MN 55123
Recommended Ages: All ages
Price: Contact for prices ($550+)
Details: This could be the best birthday bash for kids who want to invite their entire class. Two hours exclusive access to the pool with lifeguards and party space for up to 24 guests.
Verified: May 2023

Great Wolf Lodge

1278 Town Centre Drive, Suite 160 Eagan, MN 55123
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $350 weekdays; $550 weekends, summer & Holidays; Addons available.
Details: Includes up to 13 guests with a 1:4 adult-child ratio. Dedicated birthday space for one and half hours, pizza and soft drinks for the group and a decorated birthday cake are included with the basic package.
Verified: July 2022

The Rookery Activity Center

7690 Village Drive, Lino Lakes, MN  55014
Recommended ages: All ages
Price: $250+
Details: Choose between a pool party or a pool and gym party. (There is also a cheaper gym-only option). Rates available for 15-35 guests for residents/non-residents.
Verified: Sept. 2022

Summer DIY Options:

  1. Throw your party at a local beach or park with a wading pool and let the kids run while the adults hang out.
  2. Play some fun Fun Outdoor Games for Kids like relay races, flag football or any other favorite sport at a local park or even your own backyard.
  3. Look for parks showing summer movies and plan an active park party that ends with a dusk screening.

Check out our Pinterest Board for more Ideas for Active Sports Birthday Parties.

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