When it comes to indoor party venues in Dallas, you have LOTS of options. To help, we divided them up into categories:
- Active Play + Sports
- Tech + Gaming
- Educational + Fun
- Art + Creativity
- Fashion + Beauty
- Unique Dining
And for even MORE choices just a little up the road, don’t miss our Guide to Indoor Party Venues in Collin County. Hint: If you have a membership at any of these places, make sure to check for party discounts.
As always, we want our guides to be as helpful to local moms as possible, so if you have any favorites that aren’t on the list, please recommend in the comments!
ACTIVE PLAY + SPORTS
SPARK! | Dallas
Ignite the creativity in your party guests. SPARK! offers activities from acrylic pour to tie-dye, from air-dry clay to pirate ships. Kids will explore the 6,000-linear-foot Climb, Crawl, Slide sculpture; discover creative masterpieces; and participate in their own make and take experiences. Birthday parties at SPARK! will be remembered as AWESOME!
Gymboree Play & Music | Southlake
Need an option for little kids (up to five years old)? You’ll get exclusive access for 130 minutes or more, complete with set-up, clean-up, and themed activities in play, music, art, sports, open gym, or a combination. Make the day extra special with a visit from Gymbo the Clown.
Pump It Up | Dallas
An inflatable party place in the South Dallas/Desoto area with three private party options, allowing you to be as hands-on (or -off) with the food/decor/favors as you want to be. Weekday or weekend bookings available
Peppa Pig World of Play | Grapevine
Kids can explore 14 themed areas during a 2-hour party (plus stay-and-play after) at Grapevine Mills. All parties include pizza, a private room, and a dedicated party host. $30 per child, minimum 11 kids. Book online
Adventure Landing | North Dallas
An indoor/outdoor mix of mini golf, arcade games, laser tag, bumper boats, and go-karts. Note: Party packages are for a maximum of eight guests (you can add on guests for an additional cost per person).
Celebration Station | Mesquite
Here’s another indoor/outdoor option with tons of stuff to do: paintball, go-karts, laser tag, arcade games, batting cages, bumper boats, and lots more. Several party packages at the link.
GatSplat | Lewisville, Rowlett
Paintball parties and Nerf parties for ages 6 and up. Axe throwing parties for ages 8 and up. They also have gellyball for ages 4 and up. Gellyball is super low impact — think of it as paintball lite!
Altitude Trampoline Park | Richardson, Grapevine
Picture wall-to-wall carpet and then replace that with trampolines. Party hosts do all of the work, from organization to setup and cleanup, so you can sit back and enjoy the party. Packages start at $200.
Urban Air Adventure Park | North Dallas, Garland, & more
Not your average trampoline park. This one also has climbing walls, a ropes course, indoor skydiving, and lots more. Visit the link to choose your theme, pick your attractions, and select any party room add-ons.
yogees yoga 4 kids | Dallas
They provide all the yoga mats, props, and music to ensure a fun-filled birthday celebration. They can help you get as creative as you like with themed ideas: Spa Party, Pajama Party, Rise & Shine Party, Yogurt & Yoga Party, and more. See link for lots more info including local partners and location options.
Epic Waters | Grand Prairie
Have a water park party any time of year! Multiple packages to choose from, and quite a lot is included for the price, including a dedicated host for the duration of the party.
Great Wolf Lodge | Grapevine
Don’t forget about these guys for your indoor waterpark needs. Parties start at $350 and include optional add-ons like Build-A-Bear, character appearances, decor, and arcade cards.
Chamberlain Studios | Dallas
Book a karate birthday party for kids ages 4 and up at the Lakewood dojo. The hour-and-a-half party features a great karate workout, fun games and activities, and a short 3 Steps to a Great Kid™ discussion on child safety — all of this with your birthday child as the center of attention.
Obstacle Warrior Kids | Southlake
You can book a 2-hour birthday party any day during normal operating hours. Parties include open play and time in the party room for cake and presents, etc. See the FAQs at the link for lots more details.
Sportsplex | Dallas
Parties include an hour of game time followed by 45 minutes in the party room or concession area. A party coach will lead games like dodgeball, basketball, soccer, & flag football. See link for available times (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only).
The Soccer Box | Dallas
At this indoor soccer center, you can either bring the food and decor yourself or have them supply almost everything. Either way, they provide the field and one or two party coaches. See link for specifics.
StarCenter | Farmers Branch, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, et al.
Stay cool with an ice skating party or hockey party at one of our local StarCenters. Booking fees include skate rental, party room, and a few other perks plus optional add-ons. See link for all the possible packages and pricing.
Galleria Ice Rink | Dallas
Party packages start at $120 and include ice time, skate rentals, a table near the ice, and 45 minutes in a private party room across from the ice skating center. You can also rent the rink for broomball. More details on all party options at the link!
Bowl & Barrel | Dallas
Bowl & Barrel is a little swankier than your standard bowling alley and centrally located at the Shops at Park Lane, near NorthPark. They have a buffet-style kids menu for parties, ramps and bumpers for little ones, and house-made specialties and craft cocktails for adults.
AMF Bowling | Richardson, Lewisville
A great birthday party spot for kids or teens. It’s easy to book your custom party package online. They have blacklight bowling, arcade games, and party hosts to help you out. Note: Bowlero is also in the AMF family, with locations in Addison and Garland.
Round1 Bowling & Amusement | Grapevine
Located at Grapevine Mills Mall, this spot has bowling, arcade games, karaoke, billiards, ping pong, and more. Base party package is $19.99 per person, 6 guest minimum party size.
Strike + Reel | Garland
You choose the activities and fun: bowling, movie, arcade games, and food. This one is great for smaller parties because you pay per person. See link for party package breakdowns and prices.
TECH + GAMING
Dave & Buster’s | Dallas, Euless
Enjoy kid-friendly food and hundreds of arcade games in the Million Dollar Midway. Book your party online; packages start at $34.99 per person.
Chuck E. Cheese | Dallas, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Irving, et. al.
Choose from a a variety of packages for every budget and group size. Every package comes with two slices of pizza and a drink per child, but there are lots of different add-ons. See the link for details and to book!
Main Event | Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Plano
LOTS of party packages from weekday events to brunch bashes, teen parties to VR-intensive experiences. Priced per person.
Zero Latency | Dallas
Billed as “VR on a scale you need to see to believe,” Zero Latency offers free-roam virtual reality experiences for up to eight players. The experiences last from 30 to 60 minutes and are for ages 13 and older. They’re located at Beltline and the Tollway, right before you get into Addison.
Dreamscape | Dallas
Here’s another free-roaming VR immersive experience, this one tucked inside NorthPark, near the AMC. It’s for ages 10 and up (and ages 10–12 will need an adult participant in the group). There are no specific party packages, but the link takes you to the FAQs, so you can get a sense of how to structure a party around the 35-minute experience.
Free Play | Richardson
At Free Play, once you’ve paid admission, all the arcade games are free. Kids party packages start at $20 per person, which includes admission, unlimited free game play, a drink ticket, and a party favor bag (other party add-ons available). Browse the website for info and brochures on private and non-private parties and to book your event!
NickelRama | Garland
An arcade where vintage and modern games cost only 1–6 nickels to play. A flat rate of $79.95 gets you admission for 15 guests and a long party table for two hours (you can stay longer, but the table will not be reserved). Two locations in Garland, both right next to pizza places for easy access to party food.
Video Gamers Express | Greater Dallas Area
Hire a gaming truck and have your venue come to you! They do parties for ages six and up — 20 can play inside the truck and eight more can play outside (weather permitting). Check available dates and book at the link.
The G.O.A.T. Gaming Truck | Greater Dallas Area
Here’s another gaming truck option, this one with PS5 consoles. Check out their party packages and pricing at the link.
Haul of Gamers | Greater Dallas Area
This gaming truck comes with 8 high-definition gaming stations, laser lights, and a Game Coach to instruct and inspire the kids during the party. See link for availability and to book.
EDUCATIONAL + FUN
Frontiers of Flight Museum | Dallas
Birthday parties are offered on a limited basis and include 1.5 hours of party time (with 30 minutes for setup) in the dedicated party area and access to Children’s Play Area. This one is very DIY—they provide the venue; you provide the rest.
Cavanaugh Flight Museum | Addison
They have all sorts of aircraft on display, including vintage planes from wars dating back to WWI. For rates and info on children’s birthday parties call 972-380-8800 x100.
Texas Discovery Gardens | Dallas
Offering bookings for 2-hour parties with initial pricing based on number of guests. Choose up to two add-ons like critter encounters, story time, butterfly release, educational programs, and more.
Children’s Aquarium | Dallas
Another Fair Park birthday party venue! There are two party packages to choose from, starting at $250 for up to 12 guests ($15 for each additional person). Enjoy the aquarium at your leisure and get access to a private party room for 90 minutes.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science | Dallas
Birthday parties are on currently pause due to COVID, but hopefully they’ll come back soon — so many great themes!
ART + CREATIVITY
Museum of Illusions | Dallas
Book a downtown birthday party full of unique visual and sensory experiences. They can provide all sorts of entertainment at the party including an illusionist.
Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts | Dallas
Rent the space and create your own party or choose from one of their themed birthday party packages: karaoke, art, cooking, music and dance, or foam party. More details at the link.
Park Cities School of Music | Dallas
They offer a few different options, like a 1.5-hour event that includes a teacher, instruments, different forms of art, and dance. They provide all the necessary decorations and birthday cake. You can also opt for an Instrument Explorers party either at PCSM or your home that includes karaoke, exploring and playing a variety of instruments (violin, cello, ukulele, guitar, harp, tuba, etc.), and musical games.
North Texas Performing Arts | Dallas, Plano, et al.
How about a theater birthday party? A professional director will lead kids through theater exercises, activities, and games in one of the creative studios. See the link for a comparison chart of party packages and recommended ages.
Dallas Children’s Theater | Dallas
Think of this as a day at the theater, where you’ll celebrate and then go see a show. You can bring and set up any outside food and decorations in a private party room. It’s $20 per person, with a minimum of 10 people.
Play Street Museum | Dallas
Offering 1.5-hour private parties for little ones. You can book packages from “Do-It-Yourself” up through “Sit Back & Relax.” Note: Other DFW Play Street Musuem locations may have different party packages/pricing.
Painting with a Twist | Dallas, Richardson, Garland, Lewisville, Rockwall, Grapevine, Mesquite, et al.
This girls’ night spot is also a great birthday venue for kids. Multiple locations, lots of openings. Find your nearest venue at the link.
Quigley’s Clayhouse | Richardson
Paint pottery, make mosaics, sculpt, or use the potter’s wheel at your custom birthday party in a private room that seats up to 30 people. See link for exact party details, including recommended age and price, depending on the medium.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! | Grand Prairie
Party packages start at $24.99 per person and include two hours in the party room plus tickets to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, Ripley’s Enchanted Mirror Maze, Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace, and the 7D Moving Theater. 10 person minimum.
Build-A-Bear | Dallas, Garland, Grapevine
Check out several party package tiers at the link, priced per person. Each party includes a furry friend for each guest, a party leader, special heart ceremony, party games and fun activities, bear ear paper party hats, and photo ops with props.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center | Grapevine
The value party package includes admission for up to 30 people and activity packs for the kids (plus an exclusive LEGO model for the birthday child). Premium party bookings include a party host, time in a private room, pizza, drinks, LEGO kits for all the kids, and other favors.
CAMP | Dallas
All celebration packages include private access to the Campitheater, which serves as home base for your party. CAMP Counselors bring all the crafting fun and excitement, and you can bring in your own snacks and decorations.
Kids Garden Club | Dallas
If you want to throw a really cute birthday party for your little one without lifting a finger, this might be a good option. Because everything is included in their party packages, they’re pricier than some of the others on this list. Check out themes, cake options, photos, food options, and more at the link.
FASHION + BEAUTY
Sweet & Sassy | Plano, Southlake
A salon, spa, and celebration spot for children and tweens. Book kid spa packages, makeup and fancy updos, runway fashion shows, and more. (This is the place with the hot pink limo add-on.)
Livi’s Glam Spa | Greater Dallas Area
Get pampered at the spa that comes to you. On-site parties include but are not limited to: manis/pedis/facials, kid-friendly nail art, and create-your-own all-natural beauty products like lip-gloss, lotion, and sugar scrub.
Themed Mobile Spa Parties | Greater Dallas Area
The name couldn’t be more descriptive if it tried. See multiple party options at the link, including one with a craft/makeover combo. For ages 5–13.
Let’s Pretend | Grapevine
Here’s an adorable tea party venue for kids that also offers makeup, glitter, dress-up, fashion shows, dance parties, and more. Lots of details at the link, including the ultra-fancy Enchanted Birthday Party with a horse-drawn carriage ride in Downtown Grapevine (!).
American Girl Store | Dallas
Choose from a variety of all-inclusive party packages for children ages 18 months to 6+ years. Enjoy perks like signature cake and ice cream, doll crowns and goodie bags, and more.
Small Pockets Tea Room | Dallas
This combination children’s boutique and tea room on Inwood offers two different tea party packages: Princess Tea Party and Paint Your Own Tea Set. See photos at the link.
Medieval Times | Dallas
All parties include dinner and a two-hour live tournament, but you can get as VIP as you want, like a Knighting Ceremony for the birthday child. See all packages and details at the link.
Magic Time Machine | Addison
This spot has been delighting diners since 1979. Servers dress in costumes representing popular pop culture icons from the past, present, and future. Enjoy jokes, songs, and humorous interaction with your servers in a family-friendly environment.
Studio Movie Grill | Dallas
A meal and a movie sounds like a great way to spend a birthday. You can purchase tickets for your group like you would for any movie outing, or you can book a private screening of a new release, classic film, or gaming event. Pricing starts at $300 for Monday–Wednesday parties and goes up the closer you get to peak hours.
Alamo Drafthouse | Dallas, Richardson, Las Colinas
If you’d like to host a private theater event at Alamo Drafthouse, fill out an event request form at the link for the location of your choice.
Monster Yogurt | Dallas
Parties include an attendant, use of the indoor playground, DIY froyo bowls, unlimited barista-style coffee drinks, bottled water, decorations, and a make-a-monster craft activity.