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
North Beach Volleyball
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
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)
East York Gymnastics Club
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
Bubble Soccer Toronto
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
Hockey Hall of Fame
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
Mini-Nastics offers you the chance to spend time with your friends and family as your child spends time celebrating and learning new gymnastics skills from our qualified instructors. With themed games, cool tricks, and space for snacks & cake, your child is certain to love their special day at Mini-Nastics.
Location: 836 Danforth Ave., Toronto
Cost: From $300 for 12 kids (babies and siblings of the birthday child not included in the count)
PHOTO: NORTH BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Browse our birthday parties directory for more options nearby or elsewhere in the GTA.
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