Active Indoor Birthday Parties in Lake County

If the big day is coming up for your little one, and you want to host a fun, active birthday party that will get all the kids’ energy and sillies out, look no further. We have indoor active birthday party ideas for all ages. So if your birthday party falls in the middle of winter, or you just don’t want to chance the weather with an outdoor party, we have plenty of options that will keep the kids in motion while staying warm and dry indoors.

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Active Birthday Parties perfect for ages 2-4

Yu Kids Island
Filled with soft clean floors, bright twirling climbing apparatus and a balloon chamber, Yu Kids Island is perfect for babies up to about five-year-olds (kids must be less than 48 inches tall to play here). They can climb, run, throw and slide in a safe, soft environment with benches available for parents to watch all the fun. Small tables in the back decorated with a birthday theme are the perfect spot for food and drink.

Yu Kids Island
Hawthorn Mall, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills | (847) 680-3800

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Deerfield Park District Jewett Park Community Center Treehouse

Located on the upper level of Jewett Park Community Center, the Treehouse features an eight-foot tube slide, crawling tubes, a ball pit, and other fun features. The Treehouse is for kids who are at least three years old, and less than four feet tall. Rentals are available with a party room and party planners.


Deerfield Park District Jewett Park Community Center Treehouse
836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield | (847) 945-0650

Chick-fil-A Vernon Hills
Chick-fil-A has a small play area perfect for your little partiers. Partner that with their fresh, delicious menu that both kids and adults will enjoy and you will be glad that everyone will be happy.

Chick-fil-A Vernon Hills
701 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 360, Vernon Hills | (847) 247-8000

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Active Birthday Parties perfect for ages 4-6

Gymnastics
There are a variety of gymnastics facilities in the area. Most allow your kids to jump, roll, and bounce their way to a fun day. Each gym has different age rules and party structure. See Alli’s round-up of gymnastics gyms for all of the details on local gyms, and click on their website for more party information.

Bounce Houses
Many gymnastic parties include a bounce house, but there are also locations exclusively dedicated to bounce houses and birthday parties. Check out the bounce house round-up that Little Lake County put together for our readers last year.

Blast Zone
Blast Zone is a hybrid of many popular indoor activities, trampoline, climbing, bounce houses, and adds an added attraction, bathtub go-karts. The blast zone is extremely popular with the five- to seven-year-old crowd. Large, bright and clean party rooms as well as couches for the parents to watch and relax round out the experience.

Blast Zone
645 Lakeview Pkwy #100, Vernon Hills | (847) 996-0100

Swimming
Indoor swimming is a great activity, especially in the winter when the pool time feels like a distant memory. Some pools feature warm water and games, other pool have slides and indoor play structures. Two of our favorite indoor pools that offer birthday parties are Goldfish Swim School and the Vernon Hills Park District Lakeview Fitness Center Pool.

Goldfish Swim School 
1531 S. Lake St., Mundelein | (847) 371-9000

Vernon Hills Park District Lakeview Fitness Center Pool
700 Lakeview Pkwy., Vernon Hills | (847) 996-6330

Treehouse Lake Zurich
Kids can climb, slide and jump around in this larger than life treehouse play structure. Couches and chairs surround the play area to give adults plenty of comfortable area for parents to relax and watch their children play.

Treehouse Lake Zurich
985 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 438-8887

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Best Active Birthday Parties for 6-10 year olds

Trampoline
Huge rooms full of trampolines lined up in rows with trampoline walls.  These are the more grown up version of bounce house parties, where kids, tweens and even adults love to jump from trampoline to trampoline and into large foam pits.   There are two trampoline facilities in Lake County: Jump America and Rockin’ Jump.

Jump America
880 Lakeside Dr., Gurnee | (224) 324-5867

Rockin’ Jump
950 Busch Pkwy., Buffalo Grove | (224) 676-0660

TILT Studio Family Entertainment Center & Rink Side Ice Arena
This is a multi attraction facility features laser tag, ice skating, an arcade, indoor mini golf and more.  There are many options available for active birthday parties.

TILT Studio Family Entertainment Center & Rink Side Ice Arena
Gurnee Mills, 6152 Grand Ave., Gurnee | (847) 856-1064

Gymnastics
Gymnastics Kids in all age ranges enjoy gymnastics parties, and party formats will change with different age groups. Please see the list above for locations in Lake County that host gymnastics birthday parties. See Alli’s round-up of gymnastics gyms for all of the details on local gyms, and click on their website for more party information.

Libertyville Sports Complex
Rent a space in the Libertyville Sports Complex for basketball, soccer, football or more. You can rent the hard floor space without or without a party leader, and use a party room for cake or food. For the more adventurous kids, you can also host a rock climbing party at the sports complex.

Libertyville Sports Complex
1950 US-45, Libertyville | (847) 367-1502

Roller skating
A long time classic, roller skating birthday parties are about the same today as they were thirty years, still as awesome. Just for Fun Roller Rink and Bella’s Bouncies Skate on Grand offer parties.

Just For Fun Roller Rink
139 N. Seymour Ave, Mundelein | (847) 949-7528

Bella’s Bouncies Skate On Grand Roller Rink
720 E.  Grand Ave, Fox Lake |  (847) 546-7000

Swimming
the older ages also love a dip in the pool. As an added bonus, parents don’t usually need to participate in swimming parties for the older ages.  See the list above for indoor pools that offer swimming parties.

Goldfish Swim School 
1531 S. Lake St., Mundelein | (847) 371-9000

Vernon Hills Park District Lakeview Fitness Center Pool
700 Lakeview Pkwy., Vernon Hills | (847) 996-6330

Obstacle Courses
Building upon the “Ninja Warrior” obstacle craze sweeping the county, Hot Ground Gym provides ninja warrior -tyle birthday parties in a guided obstacle course.

Hot Ground Gym
1938 Raymond Dr., Northbrook | (847) 268-4531

Ok, so now you’ve got the ideas, all you have to do is book the fun! Tell us what you decide in the comments below.

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About Maureen Collier 36 Articles
Maureen calls Vernon Hills home and four children call her “Mom.” With her children (boy 2/06, girl 9/07 and twin boys 6/12), Maureen is a busy Stay-At-Home Mom, who dedicates herself to modeling an active lifestyle for her family.

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