It’s just so nice when we don’t have to host a birthday party at home, isn’t it? We can relax more fully and enjoy the birthday kiddo’s joy when we’re not concerned about someone mushing cake into the carpet. Plus, these venues can offer so much more than our five minutes of pass-the-parcel can provide.
Check out these Toronto east-end locations that do it all for a fantastic experience that will be one for the memory wall.
Birthday party guests. A spy mission. Theatre sets and warehouse locations. Two hours of spies, suspense, and intrigue. Topped off with cake and spy-themed loot bags, of course! We are totally crushing on this creative and unique take on birthday parties and hope we get to join in the fun, too. Learn more.
290 Carlaw Ave. (between Dundas St. E. and Queen St. E.), Toronto
You can’t go wrong with a trampoline party for boys and girls alike. You can rent a room or the whole facility. And what a facility it is: basketball nets, foam block pits, dodgeball. This will be fun to infinity. Learn more.
45 Esander Dr. (near Laird Dr. and Eglinton Ave. E.), Toronto
All ages, but guests must be the same size and age to jump together
Now this is good laser tag! The arena is multi-level and features lots of special effects (Lights! Fog! Music!) to keep things super fun. Plus, there are arcade games to play while waiting for the next laser quest to begin. Prepare to get sweaty. Learn more.
1980 Eglinton Ave. E. (at Warden Ave.), Scarborough
Ages 5 and up
From $18 per person
Looking Glass Adventures
Escape rooms are all the rage, but they’re usually suitable for teens and adults. But Looking Glass Adventures offers a family-appropriate experience—or, in other words, birthday party fun. Best for up to ten kids and two adults, these adventures are great for puzzle lovers and content is generally PG. Learn more.
2200 Danforth Ave. (east of Woodbine Ave.), Toronto
Ages 8 and up
From $15 per person
Children’s Fitness Centres of Canada
At these active parties, kids have fun with all the amazing gym equipment—think loads of mats, trampolines and more—and take part in team-building challenges. It’s all so well organized and the staff is so engaging that it’s over in the blink of an eye, and then it’s off to the party room for food and celebration. There’s also a Yonge and Eglinton location. Learn more.
9 Banigan Dr. (near Millwood Rd. and Overlea Blvd.), East York
310 Danforth Ave. (near Chester Ave.), Toronto
Ages 4 and up
$295 for up to 12 children
Toronto Climbing Academy
Kids and rock climbing go together like PB and J. It’s a great opportunity for them to try new things, build coordination, and scramble around like the mountain goats they resemble (in terms of agility). The facilities at Toronto Climbing Academy are fabulous and the instructors are top notch. The guests will try out a variety of different routes and walls and can enjoy treats after. Learn more.
11 Curity Ave. (near O’Connor Dr. and St. Clair Ave. E.), East York
Most parties suited for ages 7+
From $30 per person
Synergy Martial Arts
This martial arts facility features nonstop fun. With games, activities, and breaking boards, there’s never a dull moment. And the birthday kiddo will be leading everything along with the instructor, basking in the glory. Parents can sit back and watch or get involved too—there’s an option for every party style. Learn more.
416 Moore Ave. (at Bayview Ave.), Toronto
3 and up
The kids will love feeling like real artists with their own blank canvas. From there, the party follows a workshop format as the guests work to copy an image with their own flair and customization. At the end everyone has a masterpiece to take home and will have had a blast making and creating. There are two additional locations, on Toronto’s west end and in Markham. Learn more.
1173 Queen St. E. (at Jones Ave.), Toronto
From $23 per person
This wonderful indoor playground has foosball, air hockey, basketball, and a simply massive play structure. There’s also dress-up, a bouncy castle, as well as fun stuff suitable for toddlers. It’s a nut- and peanut-free facility, so that puts minds at ease. Don’t forget to wear or bring socks! Learn more.
186 Bartley Dr. (near Eglinton Ave. E. and Bermondsey Rd.), North York
From $15 per person
North Beach Volleyball
Imagine being able to have a beach-style birthday party any time of the year! That’s the reality at North Beach Volleyball where the kiddos get to build sandcastles, go on treasure hunts, and play volleyball and dodgeball, in addition to loads of other fun sand games. (Tug of War, anyone?) There are a ton of great add-ons available, including rock climbing and an inflatable zone. Adults can book their own court to have some of their own fun while the party is in progress. Learn more.
74 Railside Rd. (near the DVP and Lawrence Ave. E.), North York
Age ranges vary depending on activity
From $13.50 per person