Planning the ultimate birthday party for your child can be a lot of fun, but sometimes a LOT of work.  There are tons of awesome places that will take care of all the party prep and organizing for you! When you prefer to take the party out of your house and into someone else’s venue (where you also don’t have to worry about weather conditions), there are some fantastic options. Here’s 5 of our favorite places for hosting indoor birthday parties in Austin.

We all love the Thinkery as a pace to play and explore science themes. Launch rockets, go shopping in a pretend farmer’s market, enjoy water play, painting, crafts and much more. But you can also host amazing birthday parties here. Party groups get full access to museum exhibits, a private  room and lots of options for hands-on, educator-led activities. Parties are offered on Saturdays at 10 am, 1 pm & 4 pm and on Sundays at 1 pm. Click here to view all of the party options.

Mt. Playmore
Mt. Playmore is the largest indoor playground in Central Texas. The playscape is loads of fun for young kids and designed so that adults can comfortably play along with their children, too, without having to squeeze through impossible tight spaces or crawl on hard surfaces. This indoor play center also offers arcade games, a toddler area and plenty of food. They offer a variety of party rooms designed to fit different sized groups. Parties come with pizza, game cards, and a host to coordinate all of the activities. Click here for all the party options and for online booking.

Catch Air
Catch Air offers a fun, interactive environment for children from toddlers to 12-year-olds. They have two locations — Round Rock and Anderson Mill. The indoor facility includes plenty of room to play, climb and slide. This is also a very popular place to book a party which includes 80 minutes of play time and 40 minutes of party room time. In addition to base prices, you can customize your party with pizza, goody bags, balloons and more. Click here to learn all about booking a party at Catch Air.

Kids and grownups have tons of fun playing pinball and arcade games at each of the three area Pinballz locations. Parties can range from renting the entire arcade to booking a small party room. Parties at Pinballz include game cards (or tokens, depending on your desired location) a private party room, pizza, and other options such as themed goodies for guests. Click here to see what’s available at all Pinballz locations.

Blazer Tag
Blazer Tag offers the largest laser tag arena in Texas. At 10,000 square feet and three levels, a laser tag game here is pretty fun. They also have an arcade and a SkyTrail, a ropes course that hangs from the ceiling.  Parties include 2 games of laser tag per person, a dedicated party coordinator, a party room, and various other options such as pizza, video game tokens and more. Click here for all of the birthday party details.

Obviously this is just a very short list among many great places to host parties. Take a look at our roundup of  Top Places to Play Indoors in Austin and Places for Indoor Jumping Fun for some more ideas for unforgettable birthday celebrations!

Please feel free to share YOUR favorite birthday party location in the comments below!

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