Birthday Party Place Roundup!


Are you looking for a place to have your kid’s birthday party in the Greater Burlington Area?  Well, one of our readers posed that very same question to us and we asked YOU!  And you responded with a multitude of incredible ideas.

Today I’m sharing with you what you came up with…so thanks for making my job super easy. 

birthday place roundup


Petra Cliffs:

Petra Cliffs is located in the South End of Burlington.  Birthday parties are two hours long and include rock climbing, bouldering, the high ropes course, harness rentals, a party space and staff to work with you during the party.  You can use the two hours however you like, whether it be completely on the courses or taking a break for some refreshments.  Check out their website for full birthday party package details.

VT Teddy Bear Company:

Vermont Teddy Bear Company is located on Shelburne Road in Shelburne.  They have four fun filled packages to choose from, all of which include a factory tour and making your own bear.  Parties can be held 7 days a week between 10am – 4pm.  Read more about their packages here.

Pizza Putt:

Pizza Putt, located in Burlington near the airport, is a local birthday party staple location.  Pizza Putt offers an arcade, an indoor play structure, indoor mini golf, and lazer tag.  They have 3 packages to choose from with a variety of options.  Find out more about their party packages here.

Zachary’s Pizza:

Zachary’s has several locations but the party location is in South Burlington.  From their free ball pit for the little ones, to mini basketball, video games, and air hockey for the older kids, there is something for everyone there.  They have party packages that include a lot of convenient details.  For more information check them out here.

Regal Gymnastics

Regal offers loads of birthday fun with a 2 hour party that includes over an hour of gym time and 45 minutes in their party room. They take care of everything from goody bags to games and prizes! You can learn more about their birthday parties on their website.


Another great climbing facility located in Essex, this would be the perfect place for a birthday party for the active kid! Their climbing walls and adventure ropes course make for a party full of fun.

Cookie Doodlez:

Cookie Doodlez, cookie party Wanting to have some fun at your own home, then let Cookie Doodlez come to you.  Tricia loves to make beautiful cookies (and from personal experience they’re yummy too) and she’ll bring them to you for your child’s birthday party.  Each child will receive their very own large cookie to decorate with a multitude of toppings including candies and frosting.  Each party lasts for about an hour and if you’d like to know more check out her party page here.

Mike & The Big Blue Trunk:

Mike and the Big blue Trunk, kids playing If you’ve been to either of our last two family fun days then hopefully you’ve experienced Mike and his Big Blue Trunk.  He’s the guy with the hoops, and the balls, and the chutes, and so much more.  He’s a consummate children’s entertainer and we love him!  He has so many themes and party packages to choose from so I’m just going to send you to his site here.

Majestic 10 Cinemas:

Do you have a movie lover in your house?  Well, the Majestic 10 Cinemas in Williston has just the birthday party for you.  For a set amount you can have a party of up to 8 people at their movie theater and they will provide movie admission, food, and a tour of their projection room.  Find out more about what they offer here.

Creative Habitat:

Creative Habitat, located in the south end of Burlington, is our very own, locally owned craft and décor store.  If you’ve got a little crafter then consider holding your party at Creative Habitat.  They provide the instructor and the inspiration, you bring the kids and the cake.  Birthday parties are held on Sundays only but they offer 5 different types of parties for you to choose from.  For more information check out their party options here.


How about some old-fashioned, skating fun! Skateland offers two birthday party packages; a basic and deluxe. Get the deluxe package and you don’t have to worry about a thing! You can check out more about their party options here.

BCA Pottery Party:

Burlington City Arts, located on Church Street, offers birthday parties in pottery.  Held at their Clay Studio, their pottery parties include a wheel throwing demonstration and hands on wheel throwing experience with an instructor.  It’s a unique experience for kids of all ages.  Parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays and if you’d like to find out more visit their website here.

Zumba Class at Move You:

Move You Fitness is located in Essex and if you have a kid who likes fitness and likes to dance then a private Zumba party might be right up your alley.  Move You offers a 45 minute Zumba class choreographed to kid friendly music that really get the party hoppin’.  If you’re interested check out their party information page here.

Northern Lights Rock & Ice:

Located in the “outback” of Essex Resort and Spa, NLRI offers adventure recreation, day camps, and team development.  They also offer birthday party packages!  Available every season of the year, NLRI offers great opportunities for kids of all ages a chance to get active and build confidence.  If you think your child would be interested in this type of party click here to find out more information.

Leddy Park Ice Skating:

little kids, kids, kids skating, kids ice skating, Leddy park Arena, Burlington VT If something colder is what you’re looking for then maybe give Leddy Park a try for an ice skating party.  Leddy is located in the New North End of Burlington and can accommodate a party of any size.  Click here to find out all the details.

Local Parks:

Anyone of our local parks offers you the chance to rent pavilions for your special day.  And even if your party isn’t that big you don’t have to rent a thing, just show up and have a party!  These are always a great outdoor option for kids and you can always count on a beautiful backdrop.

Jay Peak Pumphouse:

boy, boy playing in water,boy playing at water park, Jay Peak Pumphouse So technically Jay Peak is outside of our Greater Burlington area, but who doesn’t love a good water park.  Being indoor makes this place a year round favorite for any birthday.  They offer several different party packages for younger kids as well as specifically for teens. Find out more information here.

The Edge:

The Edge is a fitness gym, with multiple locations, and so much more.  They too do birthday parties for your little ones, however, only at the Essex location.  The Edge offer 4 birthday party packages which are customized with anything from gym time, a climbing wall, time in the pool, or a magician!  Yep a magician!  If you’re interested in seeing what they have to offer you can check them out here.


If you’re wanting to do something a little more eco-friendly then we’ve even got a spot for you.  Check out ECHO, our local aquarium and science center.  If you bring the cake and refreshments, ECHO will provide the atmosphere and fun.  If you’d like to wander amongst the frogs and fish, you can view their birthday packages here.

Talent Skate Park:

Have you got a kid who’s a little on the adventurous side?  Then maybe a party at Talent Skate Park in South Burlington would be of interest.  They are a full service skate shop who also offers lessons and camps as well as parties.  Talent offers morning and evening parties and in their packages they include an hour in their park to skateboard, inline skate, scooter or bike.  You can read more about what they have to offer here.

Spare Time Bowling:

Located in Colchester, near Costco, Spare Time is a bowling alley and arcade (and soon to be Laser Tag park) who offer birthday parties for kids, teens, and adults.  So something for everyone!  Here is one place that actually does provide food (pizza) in your rental rate.  For more information you can see their various flyers here.

Fun Zone! Smugglers Notch:

At Smuggler’s Notch Resort there’s an indoor fun family place called the Fun Zone!  It’s full of bouncy structures, a little mini putt, and some basketball hoops.  They can do parties up to 20 children so if your party is a little on the large side this may be a good option.  Click here to find out how to book your birthday party here.

Bounce Around VT:

bounce house, bounce castle, bounce around vt And if you want to spice up your birthday party at home then we can recommend Bounce Around VT.  BVTMB has been fortunate enough to work with them 2 years in a row at our family fun day and can definitely attest to their customer service and selection.  Check out their website for their huge selection of inflatables.   I’m sure one of them is sure to fit the size and theme of your party!

Erin Longworth Performance Horses:

Now here’s something truly different.  Does your child love horses or just think it would be so cool to ride a horse for a few hours?  Well, ELPH, located in Milton, offers parties for your kids to experience the joy of riding horses!  They have 3 packages for you to consider.  You can find them here.

Davis Art Studio:

woman, boy, paper bag hats, davis studio The Davis Studio, located in downtown Burlington, specializes in classes in art, design, theater, and fashion.  They too have birthday parties for your kids with a selection of 9 different crafts / art projects to choose from.  If you want to know more, check them out here. 


Lake Monsters


Celebrate with the Lake Monsters! – Did you know you can have CHAMP at your birthday party? He will join you at your party venue or even at your home!  Have a party at the field for the baseball fan in your life! Find out more about the fun ways The Lake monsters can make your party special by visiting their website!

So there you have it, our birthday party place roundup!  Did we miss anything?


  1. Green mountain gymnastics in Williston also does great birthday parties. Their freestyle training center with multiple trampolines might do them as well.

  2. We had my 3 year old son’s birthday party at Fusion 802 dance studio last month. Miss Nikki (the studio owner) put on an amazing, active, and creative party for my son and his toddler and preschool age guests! I’m excited that Skateland has opened in Essex, it gives another great indoor party location. Both of my kids have winter birthdays, so we are always looking for new and fun ideas.

    • Thanks Emily for letting folks know about the Y parties!

      There’s nothing more fun than parties at the Y! Birthday, graduation, or any kind of celebration…the Greater Burlington YMCA is available for parties Saturday & Sunday afternoons. Your child’s special day will be an extraordinary one here at the Y. We offer a variety of birthday parties to meet the desires of children of all ages and focus on creating a fun filled afternoon that will be remembered for years to come! Contact Jess Lukas at 652-8143 or [email protected] for more details. All parties are 2 hours in length – 1 hour of the specific activity and 1 hour in a room for party time.

      Ballet Party in Winooski (Ages 3-10)
      $125 Member / $175 Non Member
      Gym Party in Burlington (Ages 1-Adult)
      $125 Member / $175 Non Member
      Gym Party in Burlington with the Bounce Castle (Ages 1-12)
      $175 Member / $225 Non Member
      Splash Party in Burlington’s Program Pool (Ages 1-Adult)
      $150 Member / $200 Non Member; covers 25 Swimmers
      More than 25 swimmers? Not a problem; an additional lifeguard for $25 for an additional 20 swimmers.
      Other Idea for a Party? Contact Jess and we can design your own party!
      Cost will depend on activities involved.

  3. This is a great list of places and activities for children’s birthday parties. One of my favorite activities to have a birthday party is a bouncy house because it will keep the children entertained for hours. Thanks for these great options!


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