Birthday parties are a big deal, especially when they're for kids. Planning birthday parties is also a big deal, but in a much different way.
You’ve probably devoted a lot of thought to this year’s birthday party. You may have even started brainstorming locations when you were at the party last year, an hour after it had ended, and your guests still wouldn’t leave.
We’ve all been there. Throwing a birthday party at home is a mistake nearly everyone has made. If you’re looking for a great place to throw a birthday party, check out these Wichita party locations!
Bliss Bouldering and Climbing Complex
Photo Credit to our local climber and friend Jason Kruse Photography!
Plan your party at the largest indoor rock climbing facility in the State, and the only full-service indoor rock climbing gym in Wichita! One of the city's newest attractions, Bliss Bouldering and Climbing Complex is a great party destination for any little adventurer! Bliss features indoor rock climbing with 38ft top-rope and lead climbing walls, auto-belays, 15 ft bouldering walls, and more. Accommodating any age or experience level with routes that range from novice to advanced, Bliss offers multiple packages for group events including birthdays, and features a private party room right next to the beginner climbing area, making it a perfect party place for kids!
Wichita Thunder Game
Just when you thought that Wichita Thunder Hockey couldn't get any better, it does. With all the excitement of a regular hockey game and the anticipation of a birthday, a Thunder hockey party is a great option for any sports fan! When you party with the Thunder, your package will include game tickets, use of the party area, a happy birthday greeting over the arena's intercom, the birthday cake and even a visit from Thunderdog, the Wichita Thunder mascot! With more than 30 home games per season, and offering multiple seating options, you're sure to find a great fit!
Wichita's got some great bowling alleys, and most of them offer a variety of event packages. A bowling party allows the kids to get out of the house, test their skills and burn some energy! Bowling parties are a very affordable birthday party option, too. Most alleys will charge per bowler, so you can share the expense with your party guests. Some alleys even provide party supplies, snacks and even invitations, saving you the hassle of bringing your own. Most bowling alleys have restrictions regarding bringing in outside food, but cakes are usually welcome. Check out some local lanes here:
Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Tanganyika Wildlife Park is unique in that it offers a personal and interactive experience with many animals. Get to know the cheetahs, giraffes, kangaroos, penguins, red pandas, and many more animals as you enjoy your party. Guests can interact with all of the animals on display at Tanganyika! It's a great time for all ages. Celebrate your birthday with a rare, up-close looks at many endangered animals like the Black Rhinoceros. Party packages include the use of an outdoor party area, an Animal Ambassador to serve as your guide to the park, party supplies and a free return pass to the park.
Roller Skating has been a popular choice for birthdays parties for a long time. With a motto of "We do it all, so you have a ball", Roller City has your party under control. This allows you to actually enjoy the party that you're throwing. A roller City party is a low-stress affair, as all you’ll have to do is set up! Bring your own cake and Roller City will supply party favors, balloons, drinks, plates and more. Several birthday packages are available, so choose what best suits you needs. If parents want to party, too, Roller City offers a special low skating rate for parents.
Wichita Ice Center
If you want to throw the coolest party of the year, there's nowhere cooler than the Wichita Ice Center. Offering a variety of party packages ranging in price, The Wichita Ice Center provides goodie bags with candy for guests, and even offers a special gift (with a free skating pass!) to the birthday boy or girl. Ice skating is a great way for the whole family to exercise, and it’s great fun, too! For an experience your guests won't forget, chill at the Wichita Ice Center for your party.
Get Air Wichita
Get Air is a Wichita Trampoline Park located just outside of downtown. With wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits and dodge ball courts, this is a great spot to wear your party guests out. You can reserve birthday party rooms that include tables, sofas, TVs and even more. Get Air supplies plates, napkins and forks. You can bring your own beverages and birthday cake. Watch as your guest enjoy the thrill of tumbling, bouncing and jumping the day away, or get out there and have fun with them!
Wichita Wingnuts Baseball Game
Celebrate your birthday with a good ‘ole American baseball game. The Wichita Wingnuts play at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in downtown Wichita. The party package includes game tickets, cupcakes, a message for your guest of hone on the scoreboard, a visit from Spinner the Wingnuts squirrel, tickets for inflatables and even more. The Wingnuts typically play between May and September each season, so if your birthday falls between these months, consider having your party at a Wichita Wingnuts game!
Exploration Place is a great way for children to learn, grow, and explore, all while having fun! Children can learn about science as they view the exhibits, and use their imaginations as they play in the castle. and Exploration offers packages in a variety of price ranges, and can accommodate birthday parties of all sizes! a new party feature even allows you to throw the party in the castle after hours!
xploration Place is Kansas’ premier hands-on science center for all ages, located on a 20-acre site along the Arkansas River in Wichita’s downtown Museums on the River district. Five hands-on exhibit areas focus on flight, Kansas, medieval life in a three-story castle, imaginative spaces for toddlers, and a special traveling exhibition area. In Kansas’ largest domed theater, the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium, travel to faraway destinations and embark on unforgettable adventures during these state-of-the-art, digitally-produced films. Other EP amenities include a snack bar, free parking, picnic grove/adventure play yard, Explore Store and family restrooms.
All Star Sports or All Star Adventures
All Star has locations in both east and west Wichita, so there’s a nearby option for everyone. The two locations, Sports and Adventures, each offer different activities. All Star Sports highlights miniature golf, adult go karts, a driving range, and more. All Star Adventures features kiddie coasters, adult and kiddie swings, bumper cars and more. Offering fun for all ages, birthday party packages at either All Star location come with food and clean-up service, so parents can enjoy the fun without the fuss! Celebrate with games, rides, soft drinks and popcorn, arcade tokens, decorations and much more. Booking your party online even allows you to pay per guest!
If you're throwing a party for a gamer, BattleStations Gaming is a great option. This a safe and fun environment makes for a perfect party. Featuring games for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and other gaming systems, your guests are sure to have a good time. Versus modes are available, allowing guests to play against each other, and online play is also supported. BattleStations Gaming also features card games like Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh! BattleStations Gaming parties include access to the Party Room and game passes for all of your guests. Pricing is dependent on the number of guests in attendance as well as the amount of play time. Learn more here.
Sedgwick County Park
Sedgwick County Park offers shelter reservations for both open and enclosed parties at very competitive prices. The park is free to the public, if you don't require a shelter for your party. Your guests can hike or bike around the grounds, play on playground equipment, fish, or play sports like softball, volleyball and even horseshoes. For a party at Sedgwick County Park, you'll need to bring your own party supplies. The park also highlights built-in barbecue grills, allowing you to cook out and enjoy a day outdoors. Check out the park here.