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10 exciting places to host your birthday party in Calgary

Take a slide down a luge track or go on a wagon ride—10 great ideas for your kid’s next birthday party.

Top birthday places in Calgary

Let me bead

Jewllery designer Shelley Bailey has created 'Let Me Bead' which offers creative birthday packages for kids. There is a diverese selction of beads for boys and girls and Shelley will come right to you. Creativity gets free reign with these parties. The Bejeweled Bead Party has loads of fun beads to choose from! Each child can make a necklace, and a bracelet or a beaded bookmark of their choice. Everyone is given a shiny organza bag to put their works of art in and the birthday child chooses a prize from the treasure chest.  It is $18 a child and $25 per child for any two parties combined!  403-862-8922 10 exciting places to host your birthday party in CalgaryPHOTO: let me bead

Fun city play centre

Fun City Play Centre is an indoor pirate themed play centre. It features a huge pirate ship play structure with ball cannons, punch bags, a chain bridge, a spiral slide, a huge triple slide and tons of other fun things. Fun City has bounce houses, games, and 2 party rooms for birthdays or special events. They offer a variety of party pakcages permitting different numbers and prices ranging from $139 to $360. Food add: ons are avaialble with options like pizza, cheesburgers and more. Fun city also offers private parties and facility rentals.  2, 1825 32 Avenue NE, Calgary (403) 457-5398 10 exciting places to host your birthday party in CalgaryPHOTO:FUN CITY PLAY CENTRE

Treehouse Indoor Playground

Get your little climbers ready for this 12,000 square foot master play area. It includes play structures, games & prizes, air inflatable, rock climbing, game floor and private party rooms and three birthday packages. From basic to platinum each one includes unlimited play after the party room, admits 10 guests, photo time with their mascot and more. Additional fees per kid range from $16.95 (basic) to $19.95 (luxury and platinum).  3337-34 Avenue NE, Calgary TEL : 1-403-277-3378 10 exciting places to host your birthday party in CalgaryPHOTO: TREEHOUSE INDOOR PLAYGROUND

Laser quest

Laser quest has endless options for your kids. Both classic ($16) and premium($29) birthday packages  include two fun-filled missions of Laser Quest, complimentary pass for the birthday person for a future visit and buy one game, get one free pass for all players for a future visit. Perfect for kids and teenagers. Get ready for a fun filled birthday. 9950 Macleod Trail Unit 18, Calgary (403) 640-1245 10 exciting places to host your birthday party in CalgaryPHOTO: LASERQUEST

Infinite creations dance studio

Your tiny dancer will be so excited about a party at Infinite Creations, which includes a 45-minute dance lesson, a craft or activity, then time to enjoy a meal and cake (food is provided by the parents). The cost is $250 for up to 10 children, each additional child is $12. After you’ve chosen the dance discipline (creative theatre and hip-hop are popular options), the staff is happy to customize the party for your child. Some ideas include choreographing a routine to the birthday child’s favourite song, or incorporating a specific theme into the music, dance lesson and craft. 1A-5403 Crowchild Trail NW 403-454-7788> 10 exciting places to host your birthday party in CalgaryPHOTO: INFINITE CREATIONS DANCE STUDIO

Calgary zoo

Whether your preschooler is into penguins or butterflies, or your school-ager is into dinosaurs or the rainforest, the Calgary Zoo has a perfect party for you. Both preschooler and school-age packages cover up to 25 guests (adults and kids), include a private room for cake-cutting and gift-opening, a snack and drink, and a staff member from the youth education program who will take everyone on a guided tour of part of the zoo, then lead them through activities connected to a unique zoo theme. Parents can bring in their own birthday cake, but no other outside food or drink is allowed. 1300 Zoo Road NE 1-800-588-9993> 10 exciting places to host your birthday party in CalgaryPHOT: CALGARY ZOO

Calaway park

Thrill your child and her friends with a party at this amusement park—there are 33 rides to enjoy! Calaway offers two packages. One includes access to the new Birthday Club House, a host to help set up and clean up, eight admissions, unlimited rides, a pizza meal and drinks for $339. The other is $189, but does not include a dedicated party area, or any food and drink. 245033 Range Road 33 403-685-6135> 10 exciting places to host your birthday party in CalgaryPHOTO: CALAWAY PARK

Bow habitat station

Bow Habitat Station is the ideal place to learn all about aquatic and wetland life in Alberta. So, if your little fish aged three and up is intrigued by things with fins, she will love a birthday party here. There are five packages to choose from, each distinguished by age group.  Three packages are year round while two ( Bug out and Go Fish) are available May through September. All options include access to a private party room, admission to the Discovery Centre and a staff member to lead the kids in activities. Plus there’s a gift for the birthday child and friends. Parties are for up to 25 guests, start at $190 and go up to $250. 1440-17A Street SE 403-297-6561> 10 exciting places to host your birthday party in CalgaryPHOTO: BOW HABITAT STATION

Atco Blue Flame Kitchen

Perfect for kids aged nine and up. The little chefs will be able to cook up some fun with this birthday celebration at Atco Blue Flame Kitchen. Parties last two hours and there are four scrumptious cooking-lesson options, which all include a dessert, such as profiteroles or gelato sundaes. Your child can learn how to make pasta or pizza from scratch, or tortillas for tacos, or be taught how to prepare High Tea with scones, tea sandwiches and jam. Kids then get to eat the goodies they’ve created! A minimum of 10 guests (and max of 14) must attend the party, with a $35 cost per child. 909 – 11th Avenue SW 403-245-7630> 10 exciting places to host your birthday party in CalgaryPHOTO: ATCO

Aero Space Museum of Calgary

A party package at the Aero Space Museum of Calgary includes a tour of the museum’s antique planes and access to a private party room for two hours where guests can gather to enjoy refreshments and the birthday kid can open gifts. Parents can bring any food they like, but it must stay in the party space. The cost is $145 for up to 15 guests. Each additional guest is $7 and a third hour can be booked for an extra $70. 4629 McCall Way NE 403-250-3752> 10 exciting places to host your birthday party in CalgaryPHOTO: AERO SPACE MUSEUM OF CALGARY

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This article was originally published on Sep 16, 2015

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