50 Best Places for Kids Birthday Party near Sacramento (Part 1)
Planning the Perfect Sacramento Birthday Party for Kids
Parents are tasked with planning their child’s birthday party every year. It’s not easy to come up with new ideas for every event, but we’re here to help! The Sacramento area is chock-full of wonderful venues that specialize in making your child’s birthday celebration special. To make it easy, we’ve put together a list of the top 50 places in the greater Sacramento area to host your child’s next Sacramento birthday party:
Our Top Choice
SeaQuest offers a private event venue ideal for birthday parties & beyond. Choosing the right birthday party place makes having fun easy, removing the pain of planning! Watch your guests go wild as they explore, see, touch, and feed many of the animals! SeaQuest is a beloved place to have kids’ birthday parties, book now and experience why!
Celebrating a birthday at SeaQuest is always ‘fin’tastic!
Pizza parlors and birthday parties go together like cheese and pepperoni. Kids love the entertainment and food and parents like the ease of planning. Our top picks for a Sacramento birthday party at pizza parlors are:
1. Rockin Jump Roseville is a new 25K+ sq. ft. facility Opened in May 2017, (next to Johns Incredible Pizza – Roseville) with over 10,000 sq. ft. of trampolines, including Dodge Ball, basketball trampoline lanes, Jousting beam, 28 ft. tall rock wall, huge jump bag (like a big foam pit but much cleaner:) and brand new Laser Tag Arena and Lasers. Full café, parents area with lots of large leather sofas and big screen TV’s, and 4 large party rooms available for birthday parties and events!
2. Chuck E. Cheese’s is super popular for kid’s parties because their dedicated party hosts take care of every detail, so parents can enjoy the celebration, too. They have several locations including Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Roseville and Elk Grove.They have several party packages to choose from and parents can even book online.
Roller Skating Parties
Let the good times roll with a Sacramento birthday party at one of our area’s roller skating rinks! Roller skating birthday parties are perfect for kids of any age. Younger kids can learn to skate while older kids show off their skating skills. Your best bets for roller skating parties are:
3. The Rink is a popular skating venue in Sacramento. It’s located on Bradshaw Road and is everything you’d expect in a roller rink. They offer two birthday party package options and will handle your event from start to finish. Party reservations can be made via email or telephone.
4. Kings Skate Country in Elk Grove is both a roller rink and a piece of history, all in one. The 10,000 square foot rink has been owned and operated by the King family for 70 years! Two types of parties are available. Parties can be held during public sessions or the entire rink can be rented for private events. Reservations are accepted by telephone.
5. Foothill Skate Inn also holds birthday parties at their large skating rink in Sacramento. Located on Auburn Blvd, this venue boasts a beautiful hardwood skating surface, disco balls and popular music selections. Parties are held during public sessions or the entire rink can be rented for private events. To reserve your party, contact the rink by telephone.
6. Sunrise Rollerland in Citrus Heights is known to have one of the largest wooden skating surfaces in the west. They offer three different birthday party packages and can accommodate up to 15 children per event in their private party rooms. To schedule your event, use their online reservation system.
7. Rollerking in Roseville is another great option for your child’s birthday party. They’ve been family owned and operated for 40 years. They offer four party package options including private rink rentals. Book your party online by using the reservation link on their website.
If your child has a love of discovery, why not incorporate this interest into their next Sacramento birthday party celebration? Sacramento has several options for science-themed birthday celebrations:
8. Mad Science of Sacramento offers awesome science-themed birthday party packages suitable for kids of any age. Their interactive parties can be held at their location or yours! Choose from several themes and enhance your event with special add-ons. To make your party reservation, use their online booking form.
9. PowerHouse Science Center in Sacramento is another amazing venue for science-themed birthday events. This state-of-the-art facility brings birthday party guests together as they work on a variety of hands-on science stations. Guests choose from three party packages and select their own party theme. Reserve your party by sending them an email.
10. The Science Wizard of Sacramento is another great party option. They come to your location to provide fun educational science–themed parties. Parents can choose from six party themes and can add captivating experiments. Book your party through using their contact information.
Video games are a popular pastime for many children. If gaming is a favorite hobby of your child, consider one of our area’s game party theaters. These providers bring mobile video gaming trucks directly to your location where they welcome guests for an ultimate gaming experience.
11. G-Factor Gaming is an excellent mobile gaming party provider. Their superb gaming trucks are sure to dazzle your guests. Their party truck comes to your location and features four huge gaming screens allowing party goers to play simultaneously for an unparalleled experience. The service offering includes two completely different gaming theaters, one with a 6-screen option, the other with immersive seating. They have also been in operation for awhile, since 2012. To book one of their two party options, use their online reservation form.
12. GameTruck Sacramento has been around for nearly a decade, and has several gaming party options from which to choose. Their parties are coordinated and staffed with a dedicated Game Coach to make sure your party is a success. They also offer mobile laser-tag parties, or gaming/laser-tag combo parties. Schedule your gaming party using their online form.
Young animal lovers will be pleased with the many options for incorporating furry friends into their next Sacramento birthday party. Our favorite local options for critter-friendly celebrations include:
13. Pony Ranch has been around for over 30 years and offers happy, friendly animals for your child’s birthday party. They bring their petting zoo directly to you and are dedicated to providing an educational and entertaining experience for your guests. To reserve your party, visit their website or make a request via email.
14. The Sacramento Zoo offers an educational, kid-friendly location to hold your child’s next birthday party. These events are held in a special reserved location next to the carousel. After the party, guests can ride the carousel and enjoy the rest of the day exploring the zoo. Daytime and evening party options are available and can be booked directly on their website.
15. Amazing Animal World in Rocklin will bring the critters to you! They provide fun animal education while showing guests how to respect and appreciate their amazing collection of insects, birds and reptiles. The parties offer excellent photo opportunities and will be enjoyed by guests of all ages. To book your party, use their online form.
16. Nature’s Critters in El Dorado Hills is another fun option for families seeking an animal-centric celebration. This mobile party venue will bring 5-6 animals to your child’s special party. Animals are touchable and the birthday child gets a photo taken holding their favorite animal! Parents can choose from 7 party themes. To book your party, use their online booking system.
Pins N’ Strikes
Kids of all ages enjoy the fun and excitement of bowling. Bowling alleys are a great place to hold birthday parties, and Sacramento has many to choose from. Party guests can lace up their crazy shoes and prepare for a perfect Sacramento birthday party at any one of these area bowling venues:
17. Pins N’Strikes in Elk Grove is a huge, modern bowling alley with lots of room for your event. Birthday celebrations can be held in private rooms and are coordinated by a dedicated party host. They offer three kids party packages, all of which include bowling, arcade play and pizza. To book your celebration, use their online reservation system.
17. Capitol Bowl is another great option for birthday parties. Their recently renovated location in West Sacramento has everything you need for a perfect event. Their party packages include a dedicated party room, bowling, pizza and beverages for your guests. To book your party, use their online reservation form.
19. AMF Land Park Lanes also offers excellent bowling and entertainment for your child’s party. Located on Freeport Blvd. in Sacramento, their center features billiards and arcade in addition to dozens of bowling lanes. Their birthday party packages are customizable to meet the needs of your special event. They have three party packages, all of which include bowling, food and beverages for party guests. To learn more or to reserve your event, visit their online reservation page.
20. Country Club Lanes is another excellent choice for children’s parties. This top bowling destination also offers laser tag, arcade and billiards. The center offers four bowling party packages (they also offer laser tag and arcade party packages). To check availability or to book your party, use their online reservation system.
Movie Theater Parties
Kids of all ages enjoy movie theaters, and many venues offer birthday party packages for young shining stars. The most popular options for a movie-themed Sacramento birthday party include:
21. Esquire IMAX Theater in downtown Sacramento offers several larger-than-life party options to make your child feel like a star. IMAX offers three party packages. Parties are held in a private room and includes invitations, VIP admission, snacks and a drink for each guest. Additionally, the birthday guest receives a star movie poster. To book your party, contact the theater directly.
22. Regal Cinemas is also an excellent choice for special birthday celebrations. This popular chain has six theaters in our region including locations in Sacramento, Davis and Citrus Heights. To learn more or to schedule your party, use their online inquiry form.
23. Cinemark Theaters is another great venue for hosting kid’s parties. They have 7 locations in the area including theaters in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, Rocklin, Elk Grove, and Woodland. All Cinemark locations offer private screening parties, and some locations offer private party rooms. Birthday packages include admission, snack and a drink for each guest. For more information or to book your party, use their online booking form.
Martial Arts Parties
Looking for something different and action-packed for your child’s next Sacramento birthday party? Martial-arts themed celebrations are the newest craze in kids parties. Our top picks for in the Sacramento area are:
24. Robinson’s Taekwondo is the perfect place for birthday boys and girls age 5-12. They have eight dojos in our region including locations in Sacramento, Elk Grove, Galt, Folsom, Roseville and Rocklin. Their exciting birthday party packages include exclusive use of their facility, Taekwondo lesson, an obstacle course, plus a samurai sword cake cutting (cake not included). To schedule your party, use their online reservation system.
25. Kovar’s Satori Academy of Martial Arts is another sensational place for a Sacramento birthday party. With eight regional locations in the communities of Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Elk Grove, Cameron Park, Roseville, Granite Bay and Carmichael. These ultimate parties will bring laughs and smiles to you and your guests. Their packages include setup, supervision, games and activities for your event. For more information, or to reserve your party, contact them using their online inquiry form.
To see the remaining Sacramento birthday party locations, go to Part 2…
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Michele is a freelance writer based in Sacramento county. She lives in Elk Grove with her husband, two children and four cats. Michele is proud of her role as a working mother and maintains a full-time career. Writing is one of Michele’s passions and she aims to share her unique perspective on parenting through the written word.View All Posts