Planning a birthday party for your kiddo is a ton of fun, but with so many options out there, it can also be tough to know what to choose. We’ve narrowed down a few of our favourite ideas for great kids’ birthday party places in Calgary.
Awesome Kids Birthday Party Places in Calgary
Parties for your Picasso-in-training:
Clay for Kids | clayforkids.com
Cost: Prices start at $17 per artist
Ages: Kids to adults!
Length of time: 75-90 minutes, depending on the party theme
Number of guests: Parties have a minimum charge (depending on project) starting at $170
As a teacher, Clay for Kids in-school field trips are always a huge hit with my class. I was so excited to learn that they also host 4 different birthday party options (with 150 different projects to choose from) at different price points. There are Clay Building parties, a Pottery Wheel Boot Camp, a Glass Fusion project and a Paint & Go option. A pottery instructor will bring all of the supplies to your home, demonstrate how to create the project and let the guest of honour try throwing a bowl as well. After the clay projects are finished, they need to be taken to fire in the kiln and will be returned within 21 days. Other projects are ready to take home at the end of the party.
4 Cats Art Studio | 4cats.com
Cost: Parties start at $165 and vary by theme, number of guests and length of time.
Ages: 5 and up
Length of time: Party lengths can be determined by you and start at 60 minutes.
Number of guests: Up to 20 (extra teacher fee is applied for groups over 16). Any person staying in the studio (excluding 2 adults for the birthday kid) are counted as guests.
For the budding artist, 4 Cats Art Studio has a variety of different party themes to explore. Create an incredible splatter painting, make an adorable oven-bake clay creation, design a “mini-me” mixed media sculpture, or sculpt a sweet earthenware clay cup! Choose to host your guests just for the art project, or stay for cake and snacks (provided by you).
Parties for the animal lover:
Calgary Humane Society | calgaryhumane.ca
Cost: From $225
Length of time: 2-3 hours (depending on package)
Number of guests: Up to 15
What could be better than spending your birthday with a bunch of adorable animals? Even if the answer to this question is “nothing”, a birthday at the Calgary Humane Society is so much more than just that! There are two birthday party packages available (Standard and Deluxe), both of which include a private party room, a tour of the facility, a craft, an interactive presentation, and a visit from a furry friend. Parties can be booked on Saturday and Sunday afternoons between 1 pm and 4pm for the standard party package and 10 am – 1 pm for the deluxe package.
Butterfield Acres | butterfieldacres.com
Cost: $289 + GST (an additional $39.99 for the unicorn package)
Ages: All ages!
Length of time: 1 hour
Number of guests: 10-12
Butterfield Acres offers different party packages depending on the kind of cozy critter you’d like to spend your day snuggling with. Whether your guest of honour loves goats, lambs, bunnies, ponies or even unicorns, Butterfield Acres has you covered. Parties can be booked year-round and set up anywhere from a garage to a deck or backyard – this is the perfect option if you want to bring the cuteness to you.
Calgary Zoo | calgaryzoo.com
Cost: $30 per person (children and adults)
Ages: All ages!
Length of time: 1.5 hours
Number of guests: For parties for kiddos between 3-5, one adult chaperone is required for every 3 children. For parties for kids 6+, one chaperone is required for every 4 children.
A birthday party at the Calgary Zoo is guaranteed to be a roaring good time! Each guest receives a full day admission, a choice of one of three indoor or outdoor party locations, and a birthday meal for each guest (includes meal, side, juice box, cookie and a small toy). For an additional fee, add ons such as loot bags, a face painter, carousel rides and special sweets, treats and drinks are available. Parties start at 11 am, 1:30 pm or 3:30 pm.
Parties for the kid on the move:
Southland Leisure Centre, Village Square Leisure Centre, or Inglewood Aquatic Centre | calgary.ca
Cost: $145 and up, depending on party theme and location
Ages: Range depending on party
Length of time: 2 hours
Number of guests: varies depending on party and location
All three of these popular city facilities have a birthday party options available, including an Indoor Play Structure party (at Southland Leisure Centre and Village Square Leisure Centre) and Surf’s Up Swim parties (at all 3). Food and utensils must be provided by you.
Dance with France | dancewithfrance.ca
Ages: 4 to adult
Length of time: Typically 2 hours
Number of guests: Up to 12 ($10 per additional guest)
If your kiddo likes to boogie, Dance with France has the perfect party option. For one hour, guests will take a dance class in the style of the birthday guest’s choice. Afterwards, take a break and eat some cake, open presents and play some great dance games! Suggested birthday themes include (but aren’t limited to) a Hip-Hop party, Ballerina party, Zumba/Salsa party, Disco fever party, or anything you and your birthday kid can dream up.
Calaway Park | calawaypark.com
Cost: Starting at $245 or $409 + GST (depending on package)
Ages: All ages
Length of time: All day!
Number of guests: Minimum 8 for “Come As You Are” package, 10 guests for “Calaway’s Birthday Club House package
Who doesn’t love Calaway Park? With two different party packages to choose from, Calaway Park makes it easy to plan the perfect warm-weather party. The Come As You Are Package covers admission for 8 guests over 3 years of age (kids under 3 are free), a birthday button for the guest of honour and a birthday prize for all guests. In this package, guests are invited to enjoy their party at one of the first-come, first-served pic-nic areas at the park. For the Birthday Club House Package, admission for 10 guests is included, as well as two large pizzas and 10 cans of pop to enjoy at the Birthday Clubhouse for one hour (in addition to everything listed in the Come As You Are Package). Add-ons including extra admission, food and drinks can be purchased at an extra charge.
Laser City | lasercity.ca
Cost: Starting at $169.99 for laser tag and $299.99 for paintball
Ages: 6+ for laser tag and 8 to 12 for paintball
Length of time: 2 hours for laser tag and 2.5 hours for paintball
Number of guests: 10-36 players for laser tag and 10-20 players for paintball
If your kid has a passion for paintball or lives for laser tag, Laser City is your must-book party venue. Laser tag is available at their north and south locations and includes 2 games of laser tag and an hour for cake, pizza and gifts in the party room. You are welcome to bring your own food, and pizza can be ordered from Panago by using their order form. Paintball parties are available to book at the north location only and includes a safety briefing, a variety of games and all the equipment you’ll need to play mini paintball for an hour on their indoor paintball field. The last hour is yours to spend in the party room!
Sprog and Sprocket | calawaypark.com
Cost: Soft Play Parties start at $279; Portable Playground rentals start at $449; Ball pits start at $159
Ages: All ages
Length of time: From 4 hours to all weekend
Number of guests: Up to you!
If you’d like to bring the fun of an indoor play place to your home, Sprog and Sprocket has just what you’re looking for! Whether you’re looking for a 4 hour event, or a weekend or weeklong rental, they’ve got flexible options to keep the play going as long as you’d like! Soft Play Party rentals include setup and teardown and have 4 different options for equipment (and prices vary based on the option you choose). Add ons such as ball pools and extra obstacles are available for an additional fee. The portable playground is perfect for driveway or garage parties and includes full installation and teardown; ball pit rentals require you to pick up and return.
Calgary has no shortage of awesome indoor play places that are perfect for the birthday kid who loves to run, climb and slide. Check out our roundup of spots in the city to learn more about their birthday packages.
Parties for the kid who wants to chill:
Canyon Meadows Cinemas | canyonmeadowscinemas.ca
Cost: $13.50 per child + $30 to book the party room for 1 hour
Ages: Movie lovers of all ages
Length of time: Approximately 3 hours
Number of guests: 6-12
Nothing beats an afternoon at the movies! Enjoy the best seats and treats in the house as your guests take in the silver screen from their reserved seats with a snack of popcorn, drink and a candy treat. After the show (or before, if you’d prefer), guests are invited to continue the celebration in a birthday party room, which has space for up to 12 guests and, of course, birthday cake. Each birthday party package includes free admission for two adults. Add-ons like extra snacks or movie passes for loot bags can be purchased for an extra fee.
A Little Campout | alittlecampout.ca
Cost: Starting at $40 per tent, depending on how many are rented (minimum 2).
Ages: Any age!
Length of time: All night long!
Number of guests: Up to 8 (Minimum 2)
Is the birthday girl or guy begging for a sleepover party? Make it extra special with these super cute sleepover tents provided by A Little Campout! Prices vary depending on the number of tents you order ($50 per tent for 2-5 tents, $45 per tent for 6-9 tents, and $40 per tent for 10+ tents). Each package includes the tent itself, a matching quilt, fitted sheet, air mattress, breakfast tray, lantern and battery-powered tea light, fairy lights, matching bunting and a wooden chalkboard name sign. For an extra charge, add star projectors, sleep masks and other fun decor items . Every party rental also receives a 15% discount at A Little Confetti (the company’s party boutique).
Feel Fabulous Mobile Spa | feelfabulous.ca
Cost: Packages start at $22 per girl. Add-ons such as crafts, decor and additional services are available. Minimum charge of $165 of Monday-Thursday bookings and $200 for weekend party bookings
Ages: Anyone who needs to relax and be pampered!
Length of time: Approximately 3 hours
Number of guests: Up to you!
The only thing better than a day at the spa is when the spa comes to you! Book a mobile spa party to come right to your home (a minimum $25 travel fee applies) and let the pampering begin. Party packages can be as basic as a manicure and can include everything up to hairstyles, facials and lessons on how to walk the runway. Services are available for girls and boys!
Would your kid love one of the birthday party places in Calgary listed above? Are there some great ones we missed? We’d love to hear about them in the comments!