If you’ve got one of those kids who is rarely seen without a basketball or baseball in their hands, or one who would rather cartwheel through life instead of walking, you may just have a sports-themed birthday party to plan in your future.
Luckily, there are countless sports venues in the Toronto area offering a wide variety of birthday party options to please the active young athlete in the family. Here are just a handful.
Available for ages 2 to 12—but an especially ideal option for the younger crowd—Sportball doesn’t focus on one sport in particular, but instead offers a variety of fun multi-sport-related games. The first hour of the birthday party is all about the coach-led activities, followed by traditional party time with food and cake.
Parties can be held at any official Sportball location, or can be arranged at a suitable venue of your choice. (Pricing varies depending on venue, but starts at $215.)Location: Dozens of locations in the GTA
Cost: From $215
Does your child absolutely love beach volleyball, but you don’t want to take a chance with the weather—or their birthday is in December? Not to worry, North Beach Volleyball has spectacular indoor beach volleyball courts. Parties include an hour of sand time and an hour in the party room to eat and celebrate. And for an extra charge you can hire one of the activities directors to lead the kids through a few non-volleyball games as well, including tug-of-war, water balloon tosses and treasure hunts.Location: 74 Railside Rd., North York
Cost: From $203 for 15 guests
Addicted to Sports offers a number of sports to choose from for the focus of your child’s party, including soccer, basketball, baseball, floor hockey, capture the flag, dodgeball, ultimate Frisbee and more. You choose the venue and they bring the equipment and highly qualified coaches.Location: Choose your own venue
Cost: From $150 for 1-hour party plus permit (venue rental is separate)
If your child prefers to swing on the uneven bars rather than walking on the ground, a gymnastics party will be sure to please. At East York Gymnastics Club, the parties consist of one hour of a structured gymnastics class in the gym—including trampoline, foam pit activities and games—followed by 45 minutes of party room time to eat, have cake and sing “Happy Birthday”.Location: 6 Dohme Ave., East York
Cost: From $195 for up to 9 children
Featuring a 24,000-square-foot field to play sports on and a “clubhouse” that’s used as the party room, Toronto City Sports Centre offers several sport options for its birthday parties: soccer; flag football/rugby/ultimate frisbee; or baseball.Location: 32 Curity Ave., East York
Cost: From $300 for 2-hour field and clubhouse rental for up to 20 guests (party assistant $40, baseball instructor $70)
This is a soccer party with a wacky twist: all the players wear giant plastic blow-up bubbles, running around and playing the game with hilarious results. Better suited to older kids (the website suggests at least 8 or 9 years of age), this can be really fun option for sporty tweens who love sports but also love to giggle and get silly with their buddies.Location: Choose your own venue
Cost: From $196 for 1 hour and 8 guests; venue rental is separate
Choose from basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, or dodgeball for your child’s party at the Ultra Sports Centre indoor sports centre. At this venue you have the option of either running the sports portion yourself or hiring a coach at an extra cost of $50 per hour; and in the party room after the sporty fun, every party package includes chips, drinks and food from Boston Pizza.Location: 1510 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough
Cost: From $185 for 1 hour and up to 12 kids
For your young hockey lover, a birthday party at Toronto’s Hockey Hall of Fame could be one that will last in their memory forever. The venue’s birthday party experience includes access to the Hall of Fame, two hours in the private party space, pizza lunch for the guests, a party host, a gift for the birthday child, and an exclusive 10-minute visit and group photo op with the Stanley Cup!Location: 30 Yonge St., Toronto
Cost: From $450 for 15 guests, including adults
PHOTO: NORTH BEACH VOLLEYBALL
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