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The 26 best venues to celebrate your kid's birthday in Edmonton and EMR in 2020

Posted by Karen Magazzinich on

Your child’s birthday is coming soon and you are desperate to find THE PERFECT PLACE to commemorate this special day?  Fortunately for you, we simplified your life listing the best venues to celebrate your child! See for yourself and choose THE PLACE that will make his or her day memorable!

Monster Mini Golf

 Monster Mini Golf children birthday party package


Theme: 
Glow in the dark Mini Golf

Age group: 4 years old and older

Price for a basic birthday party: 300$

Monster Mini Golf birthday party packages: You can view more information or purchase an amazing birthday party package from Monster Mini Golf right here: Monster Mini Golf birthday party package

 

Monster mini golf delivers the most unique and quirky family entertainment to guests, of all ages, Climate-controlled facility completely under the luminescent glow of black lights. With a unique, “living art” and monster-themed décor featuring fun-loving, animated monsters. 18-hole miniature golf course, like nothing you have ever experienced. Hi tech video game arcade and Monstrous prize center, arcade, virtual reality, laser Tag, laser maze, light concessions and more!

Good to know:

  • All the kids get a preloaded arcade game card.
  • If you have booked the party room, you can bring your own food and drinks.
  • Cutlery, plates and glasses will be provided.
  • Monster Mini Golf will take care of the clean up after the party

 

Foam Fighters

 Foa fighters children birthday party idea


Theme:
Sports, Nerf blaster games

Age group: 7 years old and older

Price for a basic birthday party: 250$

Foam Fighters birthday party packages: You can view more information or purchase an amazing birthday party package from Foam Fighters right here: Foam Fighters Nerf party and Pizza and also here: Foam Fighters Pizza and Goody bags

 

Foam Fighters offers your birthday child and friends an amazing and safe NERF battle experience! This low-impact sport allows individuals of all ages and experience levels to let loose and relive the NERF battles of their childhood.

The facility offers families a customized arena that is modern and filled with obstacles that are very useful during battle! These battles encourage teamwork and participation as teams develop strategies to beat their competitors.

Good to know:

  • 1 hour of organized Nerf Blaster games 
  • Use of the on-site party room for 45 minutes after the last game 
  • 2 slices of pizza per guest
  • Cutlery, plates and glasses will be provided.
  • A complimentary 1 game pass for the birthday child! 

 

Amazone Playzone

Theme: Indoor Playground

Age group: 3 to 12 years old

Price for a basic birthday party: 190$ (week days)

Website: http://amazoneplayzone.com/

Amazone Playzone is the largest, indoor playground in Western Canada. Try the Obstacle Challenge and Rock Climbing to find out if you are a Ninja Warrior.

Also, don't forget to try out Skyride! Amazone Playzone is an amazing place from toddler to older kids, you could also organize your child birthday party with their different packages. While the kids are playing you could enjoy their cafe and menu with multiple choices and combos! Admission free in the Amazing Zone for kids from 1-11 and parents

Good to know:

  • Amazing Zone Admission for all the children
  • Pizza included in all the packages
  • A visit from one of cartoon characters
  • Cutlery, plates and glasses will be provided.
  • They assist you in decorating party room, cleaning the room, and serving food
  • Unlimited play time after party room time

 

Allstars Indoor Playland

 children birthday party idea


Theme:
Indoor playground

Age group: 2 to 12 years old

Price for basic party: 245$ for up to 10 participants

Website: https://allstarsplayland.com/

If you are looking for a venue which will entertain, Allstars is your choice for a venue that will entertain and delight. Allstars Indoor Playland is Edmonton’s largest indoor playground, offering a unique venue for child development, both physical and social. A safe place for parents and children with the focus on adventure and fun. Watch your children climb, slide, jump and most importantly smile. Restaurant, Zipline, party package many options in one unique place. Over 28,000 square feet for your Allstar to explore, every visit is sure to be a unique adventure full of activity and discovery.


Good to know:

  • 90 minutes in party room
  • Juice and pop included in party packages
  • Party host to assist you with the set up and clean up
  • Cutlery, plates and glasses will be provided
  • Unlimited access to the playground following the party room time

 

Cafe O Play


Theme: Indoor playground for young children

Age group: 0 to 6 years old

Website: https://cafeoplay.ca/

Price for basic party: 150$/h minimum 2h rental

Relax,  enjoy, sit, sip and watch them play at Edmonton’s original indoor playground for little kids, Café O'Play combines the best of a traditional coffee shop with an indoor playground designed for children under 6. Children have access to a safe, secure and clean environment that includes 1,000 square feet of play area. The cafe even has an enclosure for babies with baby toys to keep the babies in, and the bigger kids out. Serving the best breakfast sandwiches and paninis in Edmonton, as well as a variety of snacks and finger foods, and only the freshest brewed coffee - Cafe O’Play is a great place to spend your morning, afternoon, or early evening.

Good to know:

  • Private use of the playroom
  • Unlimited Premium coffee, teas, and lemon water
  •  1 juice per child (limit 20)
  • Table cloth and paper goods (plates, napkins, cups and plat ware)
  •  Outside food and cake are permitted for private rental
    only

 

Alberta Aviation Museum

Kids birthday party ideas

 Theme: Aviation

Age group: 3 years old and older

Price for basic party: 10,50$ per child no minimum number of guests

Website: https://www.albertaaviationmuseum.com/ 

The Alberta Aviation Museum is dedicated to keeping Edmonton's rich aviation history alive. The historic World War II hangar has more than 30 aircraft on display, a restoration area, gift shop, simulators, and a large events facility. With the closure of the airport, the museum moves into a new phase, becoming the historic cornerstone of the new Blatchford community. We are also embarking on a major revitalization to better tell Edmonton’s exciting flying history to a whole new generation. You will discover an aircraft collection, archives, gifts shop, they also even offer a 90 minutes guided tours for groups!

Good to know:

  • Admissions
  • Private rental space
  • Three games/activities are included
  • You will need to provide your own food and drinks as well as any dishes required.
  • There is no refrigerator or microwave available on site
  • Ratio of 1 adult for 5 children

 

Combat Archery Edmonton

Theme: Sports, Archery

Age group: 7 years old and older

Price for a basic party: Packages start at 199$

Website: combatarcheryedmonton.com

This is the perfect activity for an energetic family who wants to try something new! They offer Combat Archery, Nerf Wars and Blacklight dodgeball. You can book a game for yourself, a family, birthday party or book the entire facility for your group for a private event. Their facility includes two party rooms which can be combined into one large party room complete with a kitchenette for large gatherings. Use of these areas is included with the booking of a party for your group.

Good to know:

  • 1h of game time for the party group
  • Access to a Party table for 2 hours
  • You can bring your own food and cake
  • No cutlery, plates and glasses provided

 

Edmonton Corn Maze

 Edmonton Corn maze

Theme: Outdoor activity

Age group: All ages

Price for a basic party: General admission 13$, Youth (4-11) 10$

Website: https://www.edmontoncornmaze.ca/

Outdoor fun and different activity guarantee! This years maze design is both an amazing aerial view as well as a challenging maze. Though the correct pathways can be walked in under 30 minutes, most directionally-challenged visitors, adults and children alike, will require about one hour to travel through the maze of more than 5 km of twists and turns and 85 decision points. They maze is also Pet Friendly!

A farm fresh, is available with a locally grown produce and high quality goods from Alberta food producers, artisans and crafters.

Good to know:

  • Other activities on site:  Pedal carts and the Corn Cob Express
  • Picnic areas on location
  • Sunflower fields blooming mid August to mid September
  • Pumpkin picking mid September to mid October
  • Farm fresh, locally grown produce and high -quality goods from Alberta food producers, artisans and crafters

 

Edmonton Valley Zoo

Edmonton valley zoo kids

 

Theme: Animals, Discovery

Age group: 4 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: Not mentioned on their website

Website: https://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/edmonton-valley-zoo.aspx


A home for over 350 animals, with a full range of species from different climates and habitats, all here for you to discover, learn about and appreciate. Nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is a small and intimate zoo that provides authentic and engaging animal experiences. With a vibrant new zoo to improve habitats, is a better opportunities for guests to closely interact with animals, and state-of the-art research and education facilities. You'll have a wild time at the zoo with our themed birthday parties! Meet some of our smaller zoo animals, play games, have outdoor adventures and create memories that will last a lifetime. 


Good to know:

  • 2.5 hour party package (includes 1 hour room rental)
  • Many different packages available
  • The birthday child receives a birthday t-shirt 
  • The birthday child will also receive a one family single admission pass to a City Attraction (Edmonton Valley Zoo or John Janzen Nature Centre)
  • Catering onsite
  • No outside food or beverages allowed
  • You may bring cake or cupcakes
  • You may bring the following: your own decorations for your room rental (Table cloths, table-top decorations, banners, party hats), candles for the cake as well as any serving utensils

 

Crankpots Ceraminc Studio

ceramic children party


Theme: 
Arts, Pottery

Age group: 4 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: Starts at 20$/child (6 kids minimum) 

Website: https://www.crankpots.ca/

Based in Old Strathcona, Crankpots Ceramic Studios offers a warm environment for friends, family or dates to meet and socialize while painting ceramic bisque. Simply pick your piece, colours and paint away! With unlimited studio time and paints, you can truly relax and enjoy your painting experience. 

Plates, bowls and mugs, as well as money banks, trinket boxes, garden pieces, seasonal items and collectables. If you're looking for a particular piece, please be sure to ask and we'll do our best to find it for you. Reservations and Walk-in's welcome!

Good to know:

  • Party package pricing includes the price of the piece and all studio fees, glazing and firing fees 
  • 2h of studio time booked
  • Paint brushes, smocks, glazes, stamps and stencils are all included
  • You are welcomed to bring your own cake, food, drinks and decorations

 

Creation Space

 art party ideas for kids

Theme: Art, Painting

Age group: 16 months to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: Packages start at 365$

Website: https://creationspace.ca/

Creation Space is a family oriented studio unique. They combine art education with child led discovery and family connectivity. Creation Space is founded on the belief that creative experiences are highly beneficial for the emotional, intellectual and developmental growth of children. They celebrate curiosity and imagination, nurturing the process of creation rather than focusing on the outcome. They offer a range of classes, open studio time and workshops, for  kids, babies, teens, adults and families. Creation Space is a fun, creative space for your next handmade birthday party, baby shower or team building event.


Good to know:

  • Usually 2h long parties 
  • Packages up to 10 kids. Possibility to add more children
  • All art supplies are included
  • Food and beverages supplied by party host
  • Art inspired gift bags can be provided for $10 per child 


Jurassic Forest

Jurrasic forest birthday party


Theme: 
Animals, Adventure

Age group: 4 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: Packages start at 129$ (for 4 children)

Website: https://www.jurassicforest.com/

The days of the dinosaurs roar to life at Jurassic Forest! Meet life-size dinosaurs face to face while exploring this 40-acre prehistoric preserve, just minutes from Edmonton and millions of years from the present. Which dinosaur was the best at golf? Tee-rex, of course! Challenge your friends and family to an exciting game of mini golf on our 18-hole outdoor greens. But be warned, some of the hazards on the course have teeth.

Good to know:

  • Self-guided or guided tours
  • Appearance by Rosie the Raptor
  • Live animal presentation
  • Many party extras possible: Gift Bags, mini golf, hot dog lunch ad pizza lunch

 

Fitset Ninja

children birthday party ideas


Theme: 
Sport

Age group: 5 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: Packages start at 325$ (for 10 participants)

Website: https://fitsetninja.com/

A ninja warrior training and obstacle course facility. They offer open gym, group/party packages and a full schedule of both kids & adult classes. The facility has routes for all levels from beginner to OCR Athlete Racer and they even thought of the little ones! Open gym time is great way to practice and explore the different obstacles at your own pace. Work on what you learned in one of our our classes or try out one of our agility routes or just play on the obstacles to burn off some steam.

Good to know:

  • Obstacles from the American Ninja Warrior TV show
  • Guided course orientation by our in-house ninja warrior squad
  • Multiple courses that are fit for ALL fitness levels
  • Birthday Child receives a free open gym drop in pass at Fitset Ninja
  • No charge for non-participating guests



West Edmonton Mall

West edmonton mall party ideas


Theme: 
Indoor Playground and waterpark, Sports and adventure

Age group: 2 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: So many different packages. Please check on their website

Website: https://www.wem.ca/

 

West Edmonton Mall is the largest shopping mall in North America, It is the most visited mall in Canada and the 23rd largest in the world. It holds a water park with the world's largest indoor wave pool! You can find Galaxyland which is an indoor amusement park that features 24 rides and attractions. You can also skate at the Ice Palace which is a scaled down version of a National Hockey League. You can bring the kids mini golf at Professor WEM's Adventure Golf! There is also the option to go bowling at Ed's Bowling! As you can see, possibilities are endless at the West Edmonton Mall! 

 

Good to know:

  • Lots and lots of options to chose from
  • You must contact each location individually for information
  • You can book your visit directly on their website

 

Vertically inclined

Climbing birthday party idea for kids


Theme: 
Sport, Adventure

Age group: 5 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: No mention on their website

Website: https://www.verticallyinclined.com/

Indoor climbing gyms which take the challenge and fitness benefits of climbing and remove the unpredictable nature of the mountain environment to offer a truly alternative form of active recreation. No longer do you have to travel hours each way to a climbing area. Vertically Inclined is right here in Edmonton so that after climbing you can go out to a movie, for a drink and most importantly, to your own bed! The pursuit of rock climbing, with its inherent benefits, is now accessible to everyone.

Good to know:

  • Rental equipment included
  • A dedicated staff will manage the safety of the group and help you learn some new techniques
  • Parties can be booked any day of the week

 
Speeders ProKarts



Theme: 
Amusement, Sport

Age group: 7 years old and older

Price for a basic party: No mention on their website

Website: https://speeders.ca/edmonton/

The best indoor race track 100% electric! Race in family in a fun and fast, exciting activity, meet ups or sports team celebrations. Rent out the entire track for your group or special event. Speeders’ race track will be exclusively yours for the time reserved, our event team who will work with you to design a customized package to suit your needs. Racing with a group builds lasting great memories. View weekly specials available to all elite racers, including feature racing and combos with the best savings.


Good to know:

  • A $500 damage deposit is required at the time of check-in for all group events
  • Each of their 3 group packages offer exclusive racing
  • Lap-times are tracked and set the grid for subsequent races, making for an exciting and authentic competitive racing experience as you battle each other to make the podium.
  • Dedicated staff will manage the safety of the group and help you learn some new techniques
  • The spacious party rooms can accommodate up to 50 people and are loaded with an HD projector, Surround Sound, Blu-Ray player, PlayStation 4, and cable TV

 

 

Ctrl V

VR birthday party ideas for kids



Theme: 
Virtual reality

Age group: 8 years old and older

Price for a basic party: Packages start at 269.90$ (for 10 VR stations)

Website: https://ctrlv.ca/location/edmonton-west

 

Virtual Reality technology allows you to transport yourself into a variety of new worlds and mirror your movements perfectly inside the game. Accessible for nearly all ages and capabilities with most games requiring only one or two buttons to play! They offer a fun, safe environment for our customers to experience some of the best virtual reality content, using premium equipment, all at an affordable price! We are a perfect venue for birthdays, groups, corporate events, field trips and more!

Good to know:

  • 1h of VR gaming
  • 40 minutes included in the party room with basic birthday party package
  • You are welcome to bring your own food, drink and dinnerware 
  • Facility is wheelchair accessible


GTFO Escape Entertainment

Escape room birthday for kids


Theme: 
Escape room

Age group: 8 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: Price usually 25$ per person (min 2 players)

Website: http://www.letsgtfo.ca/


A live action adventure game which requires players to escape confinement using logic and exploiting their surroundings. 6 unique and exciting escape experiences available, groups of 2-8 players, located in the heart of downtown Edmonton. They set out on a journey to combine real life ‘play’ with elements of modern games to create atmospheres and adventures that you’ve never experienced before. As optimistic as we are about the innovations of gaming. Group and birthday event packages are available. 

Good to know:

  • 1h in the escape room
  • From 2 to 8 players in one room
  • No party room on location
  • There needs to be an adult present in the room with the children

 

Royal Alberta Museum



Theme: 
Science, Arts

Age group: 4 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: Prices not written on the website

Website: https://royalalbertamuseum.ca/

 

The new Royal Alberta Museum takes you on a journey through millions of years of Alberta's remarkable stories. From our expansive Natural and Human History halls chronicling the history of Alberta's people, animals and landscapes, to a live Bug Gallery, and Children's Gallery for little visitors with big imaginations, a-ha moments await around every corner! Each of the more than two million objects in the collections not only has a history, but a story. They are passionate about collecting and conducting research that helps you discover why Alberta is remarkable. The work of their researchers and scientists supports the exhibitions, outreach and learning programs at RAM.


Good to know:

  • All-day admission for 10 children and 2 adults to all museum galleries
  • 60 minute room rental to celebrate
  • 30 minute room set up time to prep your party room
  • Beverages and cupcakes for all guests
  • A special t-shirt for the birthday child
  • Your own birthday party host to help you from set up to clean up

River Valley Adventure

Outdoor children birthday party ideas


Theme: Outdoor, Adventure, Sport

Age group: 5 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: Prices vary according to your activity of choice

Website: https://www.rivervalleyadventure.com/ 

Your adventure awaits! The best way to experience Edmonton. With over a decade of experience in the Segway business. In addition to our wildly popular Segway tours they also have bike rentals, running, walking tours 4 seasons for those who prefer more physical activity in their adventure. They offer recreational fishing opportunities where you can rent fishing equipment and go fish off one of the public docks down by the river and even get your fishing license right at the store.

Good to know:

  • Possibilities for a party all year round
  • Many different sports possible: Segway rafting, biking and snowshoeing
  • Lots of outdoor space 

 

Telus World of Science 

Science birthday party idea Tel Us Center


Theme: 
Science

Age group: 5 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: 150$ for a virtual party (special price of 135$ for members) 

Website: https://telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca/

Experience a world of difference. Alberta's largest IMAX® screen provides sharper images and powerful immersive sound to allow for an amazing film going experience. The Edmonton Space & Science Foundation delivers programs and services that reflect the diverse and evolving interests of our community. Particular emphasis is given to making a positive difference in the lives of children, students, families, teachers, as well as employers and their employees. 

Good to know:

  • Different packages according to age of the birthday child
  • 1h of virtual party
  • Possibility to add loot bags (required to be picked up at the TELUS World of Science)
  • Parents need to provide household supplies for the party. List provided before hand 

Time Escape

Tome escape room party idea for kids in edmonton


Theme: 
Escape room

Age group: 8 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: Price usually 30$ per person (min 2 players)

Website: https://timeescape.com/

This is the ultimate escape room experience. Players of all ages can now mentally and logically immerse themselves into a room of intense problem solving. Through various puzzles, work alongside your teammates and find a way to escape within the time limit! Teamwork and communication, eye-hand coordination, and your ability to think outside the box. We design our games with safety as top priority and none of our participants are ever truly locked in a room.

Good to know:

  • 1h in the escape room
  • From 2 to 8 players in one room
  • No party room on location
  • There needs to be an adult present in the room with the children

 

John Janzen Nature Centre 

Animal nature discovery party idea for kids


Theme:
Science, Nature 

Age group: 3 to 11 years old

Price for a basic party: Various packages at 235$

Website: https://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/john-janzen-nature-centre.aspx


Interactive exhibits, educational programming and special events have encouraged visitors towards a greater awareness of and engagement with the wonders of nature that surround us. The John Janzen Nature Centre invites visitors of all ages to have fun while learning more about the importance of Edmonton's natural spaces. They have a new indoor play space re-creates local wildlife habitat in a way that children can learn about nature from the perspective of an animal. Crawling and climbing structures although all ages are welcome to explore the rest of the Tegler Discovery Zone.

Good to know:

  • Party programs run 90 minutes
  • 1h in the party room after program
  • Birthday child receives one family single admission pass to a City Attraction
  • Available all year round
  • Cancellations with 8-30 days' notice are subject to a fee of 50% of the program cost

 

Snow Valley Ski Club and Aerial Park

Snow Valley children's birthday parties


Theme:
Outdoor, Adventure, Sport

 

Age group: 6 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: Special pricing for parties but no information on website

Website: https://www.snowvalley.ca/

If your family loves to be in outdoors, Snow Valley Ski Club is the perfect place! Ski, camping and aerial park. Their camping area is the only camping facility within the City of Edmonton and boasts over 60 sites and many amenities. Ski, snow, beginners classes, equipment rentals, full of outdoors activities to get warmer during the winter season

Good to know:

  • Many different options: Ski, Aerial park and camping
  • Winter and summer options

 

Sherwood Bowl

 

Bowling children birthday party


Theme:
Bowling, Sport

Age group: 4 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: Starts at 69.99$ (6 kids and no party room)

Website: http://sherwoodbowl.com/

 

Sherwood Bowl makes bowling in Edmonton a memorable experience. With 16 lanes of 5-pin bowing, as well as regular special events, such as glow bowling and Rock n Bowl. Something fun for everyone, including virtual reality games, billiards tables, and a delicious hot food menu, too! We guarantee you’ll have a ball at Sherwood Bowl.

  

Good to know:

  • 1 Lane up to 6 participants
  • Party room available depending on the package you book
  • Pizza and drinks available on location
  • Energizing music while you bowl! 

 

Keno Hills Stable

Horse back ridding children birthday party idea


Theme: 
Sport, Horse Riding

Age group: 6 to 12 years old

Price for a basic party: Starts at 265$ (6 kids)

Website: https://www.kenohills.com/

 

Keno Hills is a full service equestrian facility located in the Sherwood Park & Edmonton area. Why not try our guided one hour trail ride throughout Keno Hills quarter section. We also have a rented quarter section which is exclusively used for trail riding, called “Horsey Heaven”!!!  No matter your age or riding experience we have a horse for you. Keno Hills has an assortment of riding lessons for all levels and ages. 

Good to know:

  • Maximum12 children
  • Party room for after riding
  • Fridge available for the party
  • All riders attending the party are required to complete a waiver

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