When it comes time to pick a spot for your kid's birthday party and you are looking for some place that is not a fast food restaurant, and you'd like to pick a location that will allow your kid and their friends to be active and have a good time, then you're in luck. While some fast food restaurants have cool indoor recreation areas, these are not the only options available. There are plenty of places that you can choose from that are designed to be epicenters of activity, and you won't have to worry about having a party of kids sitting around restless. Here are a few ideas to choose from.
Indoor Laser Tag
Laser tag is a super fun game that is perfect for a group of kids. It's less dangerous than something such as paintball where people put themselves at risk. Paintball is great for older teenagers and adults, but because the paintballs can hurt and you can become injured, it's not something that you would want younger kids participating in. Laser tag, on the other hand, is really cool.
You should pick a place that uses infrared gear, not actual lasers, which are no longer that common. These infrared devices won't affect the eyes. The kids will wear deices which register when they are tagged by someone on the other team. Many of these places will have a space that you can use for the birthday cake when you are done.
Indoor Gymnastics and Obstacle Course
A really cool place to consider is a location that has indoor gymnastics and fun obstacle courses. These places are designed with pads so that the kids can do all sorts of fun flips and other things that they can't do at home. The pads will allow them to jump around and tumble without getting injured. Also, the obstacle courses are a cool interactive way to incorporate the gymnastics into something that is competitive as well as challenging. So you could organize teams of kids to have a fun competition. Most places will have someone on site who can act as an instructor. They can help the kids do tumbles and flips and show them the proper way to land on the mats. Gyms like Brown's Gymnastics can be a place to start looking.
This is a really cool alternative to something like a fast food place since you will be encouraging your kids and their friends to be active and healthy. Many kids won't ever have been exposed to any of this before, so it's also a cool learning experience.