Every birthday boy and girl deserves a party. A parent’s decision depends on the child’s age, interests and budgets. Though the franchises Gymboree, Little Gym, and My Gym are perennial staples with toddler and pre-K parents, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite birthday party venues on Long Island.
Just keep in mind that older children may need some different activities to keep them entertained. Contact businesses for rates as prices can depend on many factors like the number of children attending, add-on activities and food.
All American Gymnastics and Totnastics Too
Bounce houses, tumbling mats and a zip line make for an unforgettable birthday party. Pizza and cake are included in the price, and Kosher food is also available for an additional fee.
Where: 2755 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY
Contact: (516) 409-0300, firstname.lastname@example.org
Children will be thrilled to jump, run, and bounce in a safe and clean facility. Bounce U offers multiple bounce inflatables from slides to obstacle courses. Evening parties are available for ‘tweens.
Where: Farmingdale, Oceanside, Smithtown in NY
Contact: Farmingdale (631) 777-JUMP, Oceanside (516) 593-JUMP, Smithtown 631-265-JUMP
The Ice Cream Party Shoppe
Who wouldn’t love a party devoted to a favorite sweet treat? Children can dance or bake cupcakes (with the supervision of a staff member) and enjoy a slice of pizza for lunch. Ice cream sundaes are included for every child.
Where: 385-1 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY
Contact: (631) 864-3311
Kids make their way through an obstacle course that includes a massive tube slide, a volcano that erupts ping-pong balls, and a suspension bridge. They make their way into an Event Room, where staff members lead additional activities. Kzam is great for elementary school-age and ‘tweens. This site can host parties for up to 45 children!
Where: 85 Sea Lane, Farmingdale, NY
Contact: (631) 393-0801
The Long Island Aquarium
Make new fishy friends! Parties include full-day admission and a tour of the aquarium. Different lunch/dinner packages are available.
Where: 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY
Contact: (631) 208-9200
Monster Mini Golf
There are six different packages available, depending on the age of the birthday child. All parties include an hour and a half in the party room and unlimited time on the golf course.
Where: 410-C Commack Road, Deer Park, NY
Contact: (631) 940-8900
Sports and cheerleading fanatics will be thrilled to have a birthday party at Platinum Athletics. Parties include an hour of gymnastics and an obstacle course. This site is suited for the elementary/middle school-age child.
Where: 2979 Burns Avenue, Wantagh NY
Contact: (516) 781-FLIP (3547) or P_ATHLETICS@optonline.net
Offering classes for 10 months and up, Progressive Gymnastics is prepared to cater to all age groups. Sports, cheerleading, dance and tumbling are offered. The center boasts the only rock-climbing wall in the metro area. Lunch is served in a room large enough to accommodate the guest of honor and all friends.
Where: 2200 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success, NY
Contact: (516) 775-5545
White Post Farms
Award winning birthday parties! A White Post Farms party gives children the chance to feed animals and take pony rides. Check out the aviary and learn about the different birds inside. Of course, no birthday is complete without a farm-themed cake!
Where: 250 Old Country Road, Melville, NY
Contact: (631) 351-9373
By Rachel Minkowsky