Birthday party places in north carolina

A child’s birthday party should be something they’ll never forget. If you’re looking to make those memories last a lifetime, consider one of North Carolina’s excellent birthday venues. From trampoline parks, to escape rooms, to go-karts, make your child’s celebration a special one! Here are the 7 best places for a kid’s birthday party in the state! 

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Rockin’ Rollin’ Video Game Party, Pinehurst, NC

Open since 2010, Rockin’ Rollin’ Video Game Party allows you to bring a trailer to your home for your next birthday party. Book a party with the 32-foot trailer for video games, laser tag or a combination party to enjoy both. The video game trailer is perfect for any child who loves video games. It allows 20 children to play at once and a gaming coach is provided to make for a smooth-sailing party. The laser tag trailer allows players to play several different game modes such as but not limited to “Capture the Flag,” “Zombies,” “Free-for-All,” and “Invasion.” The trailer comes directly to your home and leaves after the party, allowing you to avoid birthday clean up so that you can enjoy the day!

Frankie’s Fun Park, Raleigh, NC

At Frankie’s Fun Park, enjoy the rewards of the three birthday packages available: the Frankie’s Fun Party, the Mega Fun Party, or the Ultimate Party Package. The Frankie’s Fun Party package includes one all day unlimited pass, $5 in arcade money, one attraction pass, and one slice of pizza and a drink. The Mega Fun Party package includes all the benefits of the Frankie’s Fun Party but an extra attraction pass. The Ultimate Party Package includes three attraction passes in total. Attractions to choose from for the attraction passes are the bumper boats, drop zone, go-karts, laser tag, mini golf, Sidewinder, spider web, XD Dark Ride, or Sky Trail. At Frankie’s Café with many of options including salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and wings.   

Defy, Wilmington, NC

Defy of Wilmington allows the energetic birthday party attendees to jump around for one hour and to have a blast. The Ultimate Birthday Party Package allows for eleven children to jump for an hour, access to the party room for 45 minutes, help setting up and cleaning up, a piece of pizza and drink for every jumper, party supplies such as utensils, table covers, and a shirt and socks for the birthday child. Additional supplies can be bought such as more pizza or apparel. Pull on your socks, climb on the trampoline and get to jumping! 

Codescape, Charlotte, NC

Great for the adventurous, curious birthday child, Codescape allows the opportunity to explore one of four escape rooms. Each escape room allows for escapees to track clues. The Shipwrecked room is great for larger groups of four to 10 people to take you on an adventure of clues and mystery in the attempt to get the sword before the enemy beats your team to it. The Residents room, great for two to eight people, takes you on a trip through the historic estate to uncover the secrets that lie in the attic. Science lovers will love to take part in the Deep Space room with your group as you attempt to discover alien life. The last escape room to choose, the Experiment, takes the group through the Central State Asylum in trying to escape. Codescape is a great birthday party spot for small groups ranging from two to 10 who wish to take on the challenge of codes, clues, hints, and team work to escape. 

MEGAPLAY, Spring Lake, NC

Megaplay, a play center in Spring Lake, provides indoor play in a clean, safe environment. Great for the littles, this indoor play allows for a fun time while playing inside safe from the heat and in a space, that allows for careful, but relaxing watch. The Party Package provides drinks, party supplies such as cups, utensils, plates, and table covers, unlimited time to play, two hours for the private party room, and a gift for the birthday boy or girl. 

The Pit Indoor Kart Racing, Mooresville, NC

The Pit Indoor Kart Racing of Mooresville is a great party scene for children eight years and older. With a party group up to eight, the party package includes help to host the party, a t-shirt, private room, 100 tokens to use in the arcade, two pizzas, two sodas, paper products, and invitations and two activities. The activities: youth and adult racing, laser tag, mini golf, climbing wall, the cannonball air blasters, bumper cars, and arcade. 

Adventure Landing, Winston Salem, NC

Sit back and let Adventure Landing take care of the party planning to allow you to enjoy the birthday with your child. Three packages are available to choose from—Adventure Party Package, Super Adventure Party Package, and the Mega Adventure Party Package. The Adventure Party Package gives a host, two activities, skeeball or mini-golf, 20 tokens to every guest, pizza, soft drinks, paper products, and invitations. The Super Adventure package includes the party host, three activities, 30 tokens to every guest, soft drinks, invites and more pizza.  The Mega Adventure package includes a host, two hours of unlimited miniature golf and bumper boats, skeeball or miniature golf, 40 tokens per person, pizza, soft drinks, and paper products. 

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Places for Kid Birthday Parties Asheville

With so many families in Asheville and Western NC, there are a variety of places to have a child’s birthday party whether you are having a big birthday bash or a smaller party with a handful of kiddos. You’ll also find a varying selection of unique birthday party ideas for girls and boys including traditional places like skating rinks, trampoline parks, and arcades to more outdoor, hands-on birthday party venues like outdoor centers, animal habitats, and ziplines.

Why have your child’s birthday party at a venue? For one, most birthday locations have the capacity to entertain anywhere from 10 to 30 kids. They offer a safe facility with activities, party games, and more so parents can focus on the birthday child without worrying about set-up, clean-up and everything in between. While some birthday party packages seem expensive, consider the time, expense and details that go into a child’s birthday party. 

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The Pirate Room at Mountain Play Lodge

Many birthday party places in Asheville offer packages that include things like themed parties, private rooms, a designated birthday host, birthday decorations, balloons, etc. Some offer package upgrades that include food, drink, paper products, party favors for guests and essentially everything but the birthday cake. (Find ideas for birthday cakes and sweet treats with our Donuts, Desserts and Ice Cream Guide, including bakeries.)

Below you’ll find Asheville’s top birthday party locations, including other notable venues in Western NC that offer a variety of unique settings, themes, activities for kids of all ages and interests.

Top Birthday Party Venues for Kids

Tropical Gardens Mini Gulf Birthday Parties

Tropical Gardens Mini Golf

This popular, adventure-filled miniature golf course offers a great setting for a birthday party. They also have batting cages, gameroom, sno-cones and more. Parties can be reserved for 1 hour and include decorated gazebo,1 round mini golf, drinks, and paper products. See website for prices.

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LaZoom Kid Tours Asheville Birthday Parties

Lazoom Kids Comedy Tour

All aboard the big purple bus for this kid-centric comedy tour featuring a blend of Asheville’s history and humor. Geared for kids 5–12, the tour includes magic, jokes, and more with outlandish tour guides leading the way. Tour is 1 hour, kids 3 and under are free. Kid tickets are $17.

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The Hop Ice Cream Birthday Parties

The Hop Creamery & Cafe

Kids scream for ice cream at this local creamery and cafe, offering two locations for birthday parties! Packages include rental space for 2 hours, host, and decoration with options to add balloon artist, face painting, ice cream bar, games and more. Packages start at $50.

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Hickory Nut Gap Farm Birthday Parties

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

This working farm offers beautiful scenery and a naturally engaging space for active children. The Party Shack space on the farm has a covered area and picnic tables, with nearby treehouse, tunnel slides and creek for splashing. Add ons like horseback riding and birthday party catering are available. Packages start at $125.

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Adventure Center of Asheville Birthday Parties

Adventure Center of Asheville, Birthday Parties

Five minutes from downtown, this adventure park has 4 birthday party packages (ages 4 +) and open year-round. Kids can climb the Asheville Treetops Adventure Park or zip our Kid Zip Park for an epic birthday party adventure. Choose from four different packages based on age and adventure preference. All parties include 10 participants, equipment, ground school, and a picnic area for your group. Outside food and drink are welcome. 

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WNC Nature Center Birthday Parties Asheville

WNC Nature Center

Children can share their birthday with wolves, cougars, otters, and other native animals at the Nature Center. Party includes a 2 hour room rental, 20 guests, table/chairs, fridge/freezer use, self guided tour of the Nature Center. Parties are $225.

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The Little Gym Birthday Parties Asheville

The Little Gym

This indoor gym for kids offers a variety of 1.5 hour party packages includes up to 16 guests, two hosts, set-up/clean-up, juice boxes, t-shirt and water bottle for birthday child. Add-ons include themes, paper products, invitations and more. Packages start at $240.

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Sky Lanes Birthday Parties

Sky Lanes Bowling Alley

This West Asheville bowling alley offers a great place for kids to have fun, bowl and maybe even get a strike! (Bumpers available) Kids birthday packages are offered from 11 AM-4 PM and includes shoe rental, 1 hr of bowling, food and drink. $12/child.

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Fox N Otter Escape Room birthday parties

Fox-N-Otter Adventure Esacpes

This locally owned, family friendly business creates brain-twisting puzzles where participants try to escape perplexing scenarios. Though younger children are welcome, kids ages 10-15 are ideal for puzzle solving. They offer multiple party packages that include a private escape room with options to upgrade for added perks. Packages start at $125.

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Waynesville Indoor Pool Birthday Parties

Waynesville Recreation Center Indoor Pool

Have a pool party anytime of year at this indoor water park and pool in Waynesville. All pool parties are available on Saturdays only and rentable for 2 hours at a time. Option to add a private room with a kitchen is available. Party reservations start at $55.

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Retrocade West Asheville Birthday Parties


With a large selection of classic and modern video games, pinball machines, air hockey, skeeball and more, this family-friendly business welcomes people of all ages.They offer a variety of party packages, that include 2-3 hours of play time, 25 passes, and table. You can even rent the entire arcade. Packages start at $200.

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Zaniac Asheville Birthday Parties


Kids engage and have fun a variety of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) activities that make learning feel like play. They offer a variety of birthday party themed packages that includes up to 20 guests for a two-hour party and host. Includes invites, gift table, party table, paper goods, balloons, and gift bag for birthday child. Outside food, drink, and cake allowed. For kids in K-8. Packages start at $249.

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