Top 10 Kids' Party Places in Southeast Michigan
Here are 10 sweet spots for children's birthday celebrations in the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. Don't forget to check Metro Parent's Party Directory, too!
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5. Splash zones
For parents with water bugs on their hands, don't miss out on some chlorinated local fun. Little swimmers will love having a party poolside.
Liberty Lagoon Indoor Waterpark and Activity Center
2975 W. Liberty Road, Ann Arbor, 734- 665-3738, ext. 57
Goldfish Swim School
2388 Cole St. No. 101, Birmingham, 248-644-1914
22710 Haggerty Road, Farmington Hills, 248-596-1914
6. Science centers
Budding scientist, or maybe just an astronaut wannabe? If so, book your child's next birthday bash at an area science center.
Detroit Science Center
5020 John R St., Detroit, 313-577-8400, option 5
Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-3200
7. Private theaters
Everyone likes going to the theater, whether for movies or plays. But how often do you get to have a theater all to yourself or reserved seating? It sure could be arranged for a special birthday boy or girl.
Goodrich Quality Theaters
Locations in Ann Arbor, Canton and Oxford
135 E. Main St., Northville, 248-349-8110
8. Princess palaces
For little girls looking for the chance to be a princess for a day, there are several party places to indulge her inner royalty.
Tea Party Castle
52261 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, 866-484-4662
The Kiddie Klub
2897 Crooks, Rochester Hills, 248-852-4012
My Girly Party
30006 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, 248-298-2220
9. Bowling alleys
If you've got kids who love to stay active during the party and down a few pins, a bowling party is the ticket. Remember to ask for the staff to put up kids' bumpers.
400 W. Maple Road, Troy, 248-362-1660
9871 E. Grand River Ave., Brighton, 810-227-3341
10. Skating rinks
There's something a little retro special about hanging out a roller rink. Strap some skates on your birthday kids and watch them take a spin around the rink. Be sure they get in a game of hokey-pokey, too.
Bonaventure Family Skating Center
24505 Halstead Road, Farmington Hills, 248-476-2201
The Great Skate
29100 Hayes, Roseville, 586-777-4300
Ready to party? With these great birthday destinations nearby, you can find a place to suit your child's ideal party. (And you won't even have to handle any of the cleanup!)