KidZilla Fun has three different indoor playgrounds inside its over 7,000 square foot facility for kids of all ages, including a cushioned play area for kids aged zero to two years old. There are four party packages, starting at $280 that all include two hours in a private party room, four hours of unlimited access to all of the playgrounds, cake, snacks and drinks provided and a free entrance pass for the birthday boy or girl. The basic package serves a 10 kids and 12 adults with a charge of $4.99 for every additional adult and $12.99 for every additional kid.
7955 Newman Blvd, Lasalle, Québec, 514-806-7955 kidzillafun.comPhoto: KidZilla Fun
Creative spirits age six and up will have a blast at a birthday party at one of the most-visited museums in Canada. There are three themes to choose from: In the Mind of an Artist, Young Creators, and Artistic Treasure Hunt! Parties are broken up into three parts. First, kids will tour through the galleries as a staff member leads them in activities—for instance, on the Artistic Treasure Hunt, guests search for clues that will lead them from one work of art to another. Then they will head to the workshop where they get to make their own art project, followed by some time to enjoy cake, which is provided by the parents. The cost is $275 for a maximum of 15 participants and three adults.
1380 Sherbrooke St. W., 514-285-2000 mbam.qc.caPHOTO: MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
This indoor play centre offers three birthday packages. The first grants guests access to five inflatables (with shark, pirate and alligator slides to zip down), three trampolines, as well as two Xbox Kinect systems. With the sports package, kids can play basketball, soccer or hockey in Fun O Max’s gym. The third is a swim party in the indoor pool (you can also add swimming to the first two options). Face painting is included in all three packages. Then, it’s time to party it up with yummy refreshments in one of the private rooms. Parents are allowed to bring in any nut-free food they’d like. The cost starts at $150 for access to the play areas and a party room and go up depending on add-ons like a host, cake, decorations, loot bags and characters, such as Mario and Luigi or Elsa.
7000 rue Marie-Victorin, 514-325-0150, ext. 2045 funomax.caPHOTO: FUN O MAX
If your child likes to play soccer, basketball, floor hockey or dodgeball, then a party at Sportira Cage should make them a happy camper. This sports facility has both hard-court and field-turf cages that can be reserved for a party where kids can get their game on. Packages start at $200 to book two regular courts for three hours for up to 25 guests and go up to $550 to book the whole venue for up to 70 guests. For an extra $50, a supervisor can be brought in to oversee the play. Parents are allowed to bring in any food or drink they’d like, and there’s a refrigerator onsite to store any goodies.
9600 Colbert, Anjou, 514-351-1444 sportiracage.com
Kids aged four and up (though they may make exceptions for some who are younger) will have a blast seeing just how high they can go under the watchful eye of an instructor on the special child-friendly areas at this indoor rock-climbing gym. Little ones can also bounce around on the centre’s trampolines. There are five party packages to choose from, based on groups of eight participants. As of September, parties start at $150 for 1.5 hours of climbing. A private party room is included in some of the packages, but can also be booked for an extra cost. Or, everyone can enjoy refreshments together in the mezzanine. Cake is part of some of the packages, but parents are free to bring in any food they like.
1111 rue Lapierre, porte 10, 514-325-5375, option 2 escaladevertical.comPhoto: Centre D'escalade Vertical
This gallery and art education space offers a three-hour birthday party for kids aged four and up that’s focused on a theme that interests your child. Some options include graffiti art, clay, jewellery-making, or they can design a party around an artist your little one loves. When guests arrive at the celebration, they are first taken around the gallery and shown art that relates to the chosen theme, then it’s time to create a piece of art that the kids can take home. After their projects are complete, they get to enjoy refreshments and gift-opening. Viva Vida offers pizza, cake and snack packages, but parents are allowed to bring in their own cake and veggie/fruit trays. Parties cost $20 per child and must have a minimum of 10 participants. To reserve the date, a $50 deposit is required.
278-2 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire, 514-694-1110 vivavidaartgallery.comPHOTO: VIVA VIDA CENTRE D’ART
Musée pour Enfants de Laval is a children’s museum that’s designed for kids aged two to eight. It features a number of fun hands-on exhibits—like the archeology station or the veterinary hospital—that help develop little imaginations through role-playing. The museum offers a birthday party package that includes admission for eight kids and four adults to explore to their hearts’ content and a one-hour private room rental to have fun fêting the birthday kid. The cost is $172.21, and parents can bring in any food or drink they’d like.
3805 Curée-Labelle Blvd., Laval, 450-681-4333 museepourenfants.comPHOTO: MUSÉE POUR ENFANTS DE LAVAL
This zoo is home to animals from Quebec’s Saint-Lawrence Valley, like Gandalf the Arctic Fox and even some black bears. For $150, the zoo’s birthday package includes a private room for 3.5 hours, 15 admission tickets for kids and adults to explore the exhibits, a 15-minute presentation by a zookeeper, who will let the guests visit with a snake and a turtle, and a gift for the birthday child. Food and drink is not included, but parents are welcome to bring in any refreshments they’d like.
21125 Chemin Ste.-Marie, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, 514-457-9449 zooecomuseum.caPHOTO: ECOMUSEUM ZOO
A luxurious spa party complete with manis, pedis and facials; a rockstar party where guests get made over with temporary tattoos, face and hair paint; and a sweet party where kids can decorate their own cupcakes, enjoy a candy bar and play games are just some of the options at this party venue that hosts bashes for kids aged one to 13. The cost begins at $325 for up to eight kids and 10 adults, and varies depending on whether you choose the Basic, WOW or Deluxe version. Popcorn and juice are typically part of the Basic packages, while more substantial food, such as pizza and fries, is often offered in the WOW or Deluxe parties.
5305 Boul. Notre-Dame, 514-803-8938 clubenfantsfiesta.caPHOTO: CLUB ENFANTS FIESTA
There are three ways to celebrate a birthday at the Montreal Science Centre. In the first package, kids can check out a 45-minute long IMAX film while they enjoy a child’s combo of popcorn, drink and a Kinder Surprise, and the birthday child’s image also gets shown on screen! Then everyone can get together for one hour in a private party room. The cost is $13 per person, and there must be 10 people attending (including adults). For the same price, the second option offers two hours of playtime in the permanent exhibits and one hour in the party room. The third lets kids take in the IMAX movie and visit the exhibits (and includes the party room) for $17.50 per person. For $100, you can add a staff educator to options two and three to help teach guests about the permanent exhibits.
2 rue de la Commune West, 514-496-4724 montrealsciencecentre.comPHOTO: MONTREAL SCIENCE CENTRE