Best Kids’ Birthday Party Spots in Vancouver
It's their moment in the sun, the one they've waited for all year, more precious than any other holiday because it's theirs alone. No pressure. Birthdays are the time to celebrate in style. Check out the latest and greatest offerings in your neighbourhood and let your child shine like the star they are on their special day.
The North Shore and mountains are synonymous in Vancouver, so head to the hills for the best thrills a birthday party can offer in this neighbourhood. Choose from two hours of snow tubing, tobogganing, or snowshoeing and then hunker down in the Mongolian Yurt for birthday cake on Mount Seymour. Good to know: kids have to be 122 cm for snow tubing, but no height requirements for tobogganing.
No matter what Mother Nature has in store, depend on The Laserdome for a fun birthday party. In addition to rock climbing, Laserdome Plus in North Vancouver also boasts Glow-in-the-Dark Laser Tag (recommended for ages 6 and up), a pressure-sensitive Light Space (like tag, only the moving light on the floor is ‘It'), a 24-foot tall Space Jungle complete with a slide, rope walkways and a clubhouse for kids 10 and under (make sure to wear socks), and a party room with party leaders to keep everything flowing smoothly.
The Edge Climbing Centre
The Edge Climbing Centre has over 15,000 square feet of vertical climbing surface. Families are welcome here with no minimum age requirement. Birthday parties offer a 3:1 ratio of climbers to staff, which is the highest of any facility in the Lower Mainland. We like that they have a party room where you can serve cake and refreshments so there's no mess to bring home.
Cowboys and Angels
Not only a toy store, Cowboys and Angels also has a private studio for painting ceramics. Host up to 10 guests (or more for additional cost) for a 1 hour 45 minute party where they can paint the town red—and be happy it's in their studio and not your house.
Ahoy mates, if you can wait until spring, Pirate Adventures takes to the sea for a voyage they won't forget. Board the ship on Granville Island, and enjoy a 75 minute sailing that will include face painting, sword duels, and of course, a map to find buried treasure. Good to know: Opens May 14.
At Jump Gymnastic birthday parties in Yaletown, kids get their woolies out on the trampoline and other gymnastics apparatuses for 45 minutes before settling down for more fun and cake in their party room. With a parent lounge, balloons for every child, and two qualified instructors at your disposal, this is a party you may want to recycle for younger siblings.
The Vancouver Aquarium
Have a whale of a time at the Vancouver Aquarium legendary birthday parties. Choose from a dolphin, penguin, sea turtle or beluga whale theme, and party guests will get up close and personal with sea urchins while the birthday girl or boy feeds the fish with the help of your personal aquarist.
They will do more than tap their toes at a Boogaloo Academy birthday party. A two-hour party includes a one hour dance class of any style in a professional dance studio, followed by one hour in their party room, and all ages are welcome.
At 4Cats on Main Street, choose from a pet planter party, star force party, fairy party, and more. Ideal for ages 3-10, party costs includes up to 10 guests for a one hour forty-five minute festive affair. Other 4Cats locations available in the Lower Mainland, check website for one near you.