Birthday parties

10 awesome birthday party places in Edmonton

There’s a perfect party option for your junior naturalist, time traveller, zookeeper or golfer.

By Alex Mlynek

Top Edmonton Birthday Places

LAUNCHPAD TRAMPOLINE

Launchpad is here to have fun- all year round. The kids willl have a blast in this climate controlled indoor park. They can free-bounce and do tricks with both silver and gold birthday packages ($189-$329). The packages differ in time alloted to jumping but, both provide equally as much fun and permit a cake or ice cream. All the bouncing fun the kids could hope for on their birthday is right here.

(780) 468-3161
launchpadtrampoline.com

10 awesome birthday party places in EdmontonPHOTO: LAUNCHPAD TRAMPOLINE

John Walter Museum

Parties at the John Walter Museum are filled with lots of historical fun for kids aged four to 13. The parties last three hours (1.5 hours of programming and one hour of party-room time), and can include such activities as making cookies on a wooden stove, boat building (the museum’s namesake, John Walter, was a boat builder) or playing dress-up in old-fashioned costumes. There are several party themes to choose from, including a special Christmas birthday party for those born near the holidays. The cost is $220.

9180 Walterdale Hill NW,
780-496-7948
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10 awesome birthday party places in EdmontonPHOTO: JOHN WALTER MUSEUM

Vertically inclined rock gym

In this 2- hour session the kids will have a blast and reach new heights. Vertically Inclined Birthdays are geared for fun and packed with climbing excitement. They include all necessary renal equipment and instructors that will guide them through the activities. Bring friends, cousins and siblings along for $22 per person. Ideal for childern 5 years and older; kids under 18 need to submit a waiver signed by parents/guardian.

780- 496-9390
verticallyinclined.com

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Muttart Conservatory

Another spot to get close to nature in Edmonton is the Muttart Conservatory, a botanical garden housed in glass pyramids. There are four packages for wee green thumbs to choose from, including Little Sprouts for children aged four to five, which includes a jungle trek, leaf matching, games and a craft, and a Muttart Mystery Birthday party that involves a scavenger hunt and more, for kids aged six to 10. Parties cost $220 for 2.5 hours of fun.  A party room is also part of all of each packages.

9626 – 96A St.,
780-496-7948
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10 awesome birthday party places in EdmontonPHOTO: MUTTART CONSERVATORY

Edmonton valley zoo

Four creature-filled packages are available to choose from, including the Be a Zookeeper Party that lets kids get a peek into caring for animals, and a Zoo Clue Party where children get to meet and touch animals as they help solve a mystery. The cost is $260 for a 2.5-hour party (only available for the Animal Alphabet and Zoo Safari options), which includes one hour in a party room.

13315 Buena Vista Rd.,
780-496-7948
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10 awesome birthday party places in EdmontonPHOTO: EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO

John Janzen Nature Centre

There are so many intriguing nature birthday party options for kids aged 3 to 12 to choose from at the John Janzen Nature Centre. While some are seasonal, others are offered year-round, and all involve both indoor and outdoor time. Junior naturalists can investigate the world of bugs, or go on a snowshoe adventure; they can explore the forest while pretending they are fairies, or investigate pond life. Parties last 1.5 hours for a price of $220 with a one-hour room rental for food.

7000 143 St.,
780-496-7948
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10 awesome birthday party places in EdmontonPHOTO: JOHN JANZEN NATURE CENTRE

Fun Dome

Mini-golf, carnival games, bounce slides, riding cars and much more are part of the kid-friendly activities at the Fun Dome. If you have a really little one to watch while your older kid parties it up with their friends, then you’ll appreciate the infant quiet room. The four birthday party packages this indoor playground offers are for 12 kids; they start at $189 and go up to $279. All include full access to the play areas, a private party room, and full clean-up by Fun Dome staff. No outside food or drink is allowed, except for cake, but several of the packages include nibbles, like pizza, fruit and veggies. Receive a set of complimentary customizable party invitations with every party booking.

10104 32 Avenue NW,
780-465-5599
fundome.ca>

10 awesome birthday party places in EdmontonPHOTO: FUN DOME

West Edmonton mall

West Edmonton Mall has several options for birthday-party fun. Kids can splash around at World Waterpark ($28 per person for an all-day pass), zip about on the rides at Galaxyland, play at one of two themed mini-golf courses (like the Dragon’s Tale blacklight course), go ice skating at Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace ($6 per person), try for a strike at Ed’s Rec Room or hang out with sea creatures at Marine Life ($12 for an hour). And then, depending on the attraction your child prefers, after all of the fun, everyone can enjoy food, drinks and present-opening either in a private party room, or in the case of Ed’s Rec Room, at the bowling alley and arcade-game spot itself. The cost is based on the price of admission for each attraction. Private party rooms are extra, and can be rented even if the guests are not visiting an attraction ($55 for two hours).

8882 170 St. NW,
780-444-5321
www.wem.ca>

10 awesome birthday party places in EdmontonPHOTO: WEST EDMONTON MALL

Edmonton Humane society

All of the birthday parties offered at the Edmonton Humane Society include playtime with animals available for adoption. So not only will your child have tons of fun with activities—like a scavenger hunt in the Pet Detective party or making cat toys for the shelter pets in the Lord of the Strings party—she will also be enriching the lives of the animals. Packages start at $250 for 10 children and two adults. Kids must be turning at least five to be able to have their birthday at the Edmonton Humane Society (it’s ideal for kids aged 5 to 12).

13620 – 163 St. NW,
780-471-1774
www.edmontonhumanesociety.com>

10 awesome birthday party places in EdmontonPHOTO: EDMONTON HUMANE SOCIETY

Café O’ Play

For $300 you can rent out Café O’Play’s entire facility for two hours so the birthday kid and her friends get the run of this indoor playground, which has small climbers, slides and a train table, all surrounded by a little racetrack to zoom around on. This package includes set-up, a tablecloth and paper goods like plates, napkins, cups and cutlery, plus juice for the children, a treat for the birthday child and bonus for the grownups: unlimited organic, fair-trade drip coffee and tea! Parents are allowed to bring in outside food and cake.

5667 Riverbend Rd.,
780-758-7528
cafeoplay.ca>

10 awesome birthday party places in EdmontonPHOTO: CAFÈ O' PLAY

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