Best Birthday Party Places for Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Kids

Looking for top kids party places for birthdays and more? Check out this roundup of sweet celebration spots in the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas.

Looking for the best kids birthday party places for your child’s next shindig? A few tips, if we may.

First: Let them in on the planning. After all, there are so many top kids party places and options in southeast Michigan — whether your child is a princess wannabe or just a ball of energy needing an outlet.

Second: Let us be your guide! Here are some awesome ideas for kids party places throughout the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas.

Cupcake and bake shops

Colored sprinkles, gobs of frosting and a choice of yummy cupcakes — these are the makings for a birthday party for kids with a sweet tooth (or two!).

With bakeries all across the area, these bright, heavenly scented shops often offer kids parties.

(Or, if you want a great cake or cupcakes for your upcoming celebration, check out our roundup of bakeries and cupcake shops, too). 

Cake Crumbs

BAKE! at Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Here are some kids cooking classes in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor that are sure to be a hit, as well.

Pottery and art spots

Children love to get their hands messy. And if they can make unique creations while doing it, all the better. For a memorable party complete with favors guests create during their time together, pottery shops and art studios are a great option.

Abrakadoodle Art Studio 

Creative Arts Studio 

Creatopia Pottery

The Bee’s Knees Studio & Gallery

The Friendship Factory

Here are more pottery studios in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, some of which may also offer birthday party options.

Action arenas

Whether you’re looking for hands-on fun and dance parties or sports-geared spots with go-karts, glow-in-the-dark golf, arcades and laser tag, these action-packed kids party places are great for kids who want plenty to do at their next party. 

Bloomfield Gymnastics 

Boogie Babies

C.J. Barrymore’s 

High Velocity Sports 

Jungle Java

Kidz Kingdom

Paradise Park

Rochester Play 

The Fowling Warehouse

The Hub Stadium 

Zap Zone 

  • Locations: Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Canton, Farmington, Taylor, Utica/Sterling Heights and Waterford

Plus, check out even more indoor fun spots around southeast Michigan, some of which may also offer birthday party options.

Bouncing bonanzas

Does your child always seem to be bouncing around — whether on her bed or on the couch? If so, you might want to schedule some time letting your child venture into an inflatable haven. Don’t forget to have the kids wear their socks!

AirTime Trampoline & Game Park 

Bounce House 


Pump It Up 

  • Locations: Auburn Hills, Shelby Township, Taylor and Wixom

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Top Flight Trampoline & Game Park

Check out these other inflatable parks in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, some of which may also offer birthday party options, as well.

Splash zones and swim spots 

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. 


  • Locations: Auburn Hills, Berkley, Canton, Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Novi, Sterling Heights, Troy and Woodhaven.

Beverly Hills Club 

Franklin Athletic Club

Goldfish Swim School

  • Locations: Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Clarkston, Farmington Hills, Macomb, Rochester and West Bloomfield

Red Oaks Waterpark

Troy Family Aquatic Center

Warren Community Center Indoor Water Park

We’ve compiled a list of swimming pools in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, some of which may also offer birthday party options.

Science centers

Budding scientist, or maybe just an astronaut wannabe? If so, book your child’s next birthday bash at an area science center. 

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

  • Phone: 734-995-5439

Cranbrook Institute of Science 

Mad Science of Detroit

Michigan Science Center

Be sure to check out our list of planetariums in metro Detroit as well.

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. 

AMC Theatres

  • Locations: Auburn Hills, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Livonia, Madison Heights and Sterling Heights

Emagine Theatres

  • Locations: Birmingham, Canton, Macomb, Novi, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Saline and Woodhaven

You can check out a larger list we’ve compiled with some of the top movie theaters in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Princess palaces

For kids looking for the chance to be a princess for a day, there are several kids party places to indulge her inner royalty. 

Fairytale Entertainment 

  • Location: Service all of southeast Michigan
  • Phone: 888-510-0513

My Girly Party 

Tea Party Castle 

The Fairytale Fun Place 

The Fairytale Party Place 

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 bumpers (and read up on these how-to tips!)

Brighton Bowl

Ford Lanes Bowling Center

You can find a bunch of other spots by browsing our bowling centers list. Just make sure to ask if they offer birthday parties!

Skating rinks

There’s something a little retro special about hanging out at a roller rink. Strap some skates on your birthday kid and watch them take a spin around the rink. Be sure they get in a game of hokey pokey, too.

Bonaventure Family Skating Center 

Rollerama Family Skating Center

Detroit Roller Wheels

Lincoln Park Skating Center

The Great Skate 

Here are some more roller rinks in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, some of which may also offer birthday party options.

Petting farms

If your child is really into animals and the outdoors, then a farm birthday party may be the perfect fit. Be sure to check ahead because a lot of the farms close to the public for the winter months.

Heritage Park Petting Farm 

Maybury Farm

Upland Hills Farm 

Check out the other petting farms in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. Be sure to ask if they do anything special for birthdays.

Mini Golf

Take your kids to play miniature golf for their birthday at one of these local attractions. You can even find glow-in-the-dark miniature golf.

Garden City Mini Golf

Midway Sports & Entertainment

Paradise Park

Check out these other putt-putt courses in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, some of which offer birthday parties.

This post is updated regularly.



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