Looking for the best place to host your child’s birthday party near the Route 1 corridor this year? Route One Fun’s got you covered with our new Birthday Parties Guide! Check out this list of 17 (and counting) local places to host that awesome birthday party for your toddler, preschooler and older kids!
Will it be a tye-dye art party at the Brentwood Arts Exchange? Arcades & Bowling in College Park? Lizard-petting in Mount Rainier? Fire Safety Fun in Takoma Park? Water Park splashing in Chillum? These and even more options inside Route One Fun’s latest Guide to the Best Kids’ Birthday Parties!
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(And yes, we know birthday parties at home are also an option – but we also know that such can be more work and money than hosting elsewhere, so happy to share these alternatives.)
Best Kids’ Birthday Parties Near Route 1
We’ve frequented birthday party places in the area with varying themes. Whether your seeking low cost, full frills, or low key, you’ll find it here! Unless otherwise noted, places are for all ages. And there are party add-ons, oh baby, because kids always want more! We hope your kid enjoys an extra special day!
For the Art-sy Kid
Art Party at the Brentwood Arts Exchange (All ages)
Host your next birthday party in our cheerful classroom and create memorable, take-home arts and crafts with your guests! Add a themed, art activity led by a professional instructor from Arts on a Roll. Call for details and pricing.
Cost: $80/hour, min. 2-hour rental for Prince Georges and Montgomery County Residents. Additional $50 fee if serving food.
ArtWorks Now (Ages 3-13)
Make art and new memories with loved ones at a 2-hour rental plus time for set-up/clean up.
Cost: $265-$300 for 10 children (depending on theme), additional child $15
Sew Creative Lounge Kids Sewing Party (Ages 8+)
Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate your special birthday? Let us plan sewing birthday party! Party starts with an introduction how to use the sewing machine then a project.
Cost: See website
For the Adventurous
Includes three hours of climbing time, 2 hours of party room/tent rental, party coordinator. Must bring your own food and decorations.
Cost: 10% (or more) discount off regular admission price with 10 guest minimum, $30 reservation fee, 50% deposit
College Park Aviation Museum (Ages 4-12)
Includes 2-hours mezzanine space rental, educator, decorations, aviation-themed paper products, mini tour, button making, flight simulation, favor bags, and exploration in Flight School area. Price includes 10 kids and 12 adults. (Additional = extra $).
Takoma Park Fire Station
Includes: Three hours for set up, party, tour and clean up. Private party room with table and chairs. Goodie bags for guests and special gift for the birthday child. Keep in mind: 3 hour minimum. Email Tina Willey email@example.com for more info
Cost: $75/hour suggested donation
For the Hyper 🙂
Chuck E. Cheese
Includes: Two hour table reservation, table cloth, paper plates, utensils, server, 2 slices of pizza and unlimited drinks per child, points or tokens for games and prizes, ticket blaster experience and birthday recognition for birthday child.
Cost: $16.99-$29.99 per child, depending on package
Pump It Up
Includes: Private use of bouncy house arenas, private party room, blow-up birthday throne, servers, assistance with set up and clean up, food, drinks and party favors.
Cost: See website
Add-ons: glow-in-dark, bubbles, air hockey & more, full list here
Includes: One hour exclusive gym time, 30 min private party room, plates, utensils, cups, group games & activities, set up & clean up. Bring your own food, drinks & party favors.
For the Outdoors-y / Nature Kiddo
Mount Rainier Nature & Recreation Center (Ages 0-12)
Three hour party room rental, holds up to 125 people. Kitchenette, tables and chairs. Bring your own food & decorations. Highly recommend add on the animal show for extra fee.
Watkins Nature Center (Ages 2-12)
Center provides the use of workshop room for 3 hours, a 30-minute live animal show, and a coloring book for each child. You supply the food, decorations, and fun!
Wheaton Regional Park’s Brookside Nature Center (Ages 4+)
Includes 2-hour room rental and 1-hour program for up to 20 children led by a naturalist. Several seasonal age-appropriate programs to choose from (e.g. campfire parties, nature’s superheroes, etc.)
For the Sporty
Bowlero (Ages 4-12)
Includes: Unlimited bowling, arcade games, food & drinks, gift certificates, and shoe rental. Teen parties can be scheduled.
Cost: $22.99-$28.99 per person, depending on package
Herbert Wells Ice Rink
Includes: Two hour exclusive use of party room, admission and skate rentals for up to 25 guests. Bring your own food, drinks, cake, utensils, plates, party supplies, etc.
Laurel Roller Skating Rink
Includes skate time and rental for 11-24 guests depending on package.
Rolling-Crest Chillum Splash Pool (Ages 1-12)
Includes one hour and a half of birthday area rental and unlimited swimming (noon to closing). Maximum 25 guests including non-swimmers.
Cost: $225, $50 security deposit (see summer rental details here)
Silver Stars Gymnastics
Includes: One hour planned gymnastics activities, server, 30 minutes party table rental, refreshments, party supplies, decorations, and take home goodies. Keep in mind: several party options based on age.
Cost: Contact for quote
Made it this far and still not find what you’re looking for? Community centers often rent rooms for low cost w/ plenty of space & sometimes other amenities onsite like playgrounds, gym area, tables, chairs, kitchen & more.
Depending on time of year, park yourself at any of the great local playgrounds like these here and enjoy!
We hope your kid enjoys an extra special day! Now blow out the candles and say “ahhh.” You did it! Another successful year of party planning accomplished!
Please feel free to share YOUR favorite birthday party location in the comments below!
Thank you to the Brentwood Arts Exchange for making this Guide possible!
Emily McNally says
Thanks for this awesome resource! Useful for birthday parties but also for some fun places I didn’t even know existed.
Yay! Thanks for your feedback, Emily! Glad you find the info useful. Now, go and share it with all! 😉