If you’re thinking about moving to Austin, you might be concerned about things for your children to do. One thing that comes to mind is their annual birthday party. For new kids in school or in the neighborhood, it’s sometimes hard for parents to come up with fun and popular things for kids to do at birthday parties. Here are just a few things that Austin has to offer for kids’ birthday parties. Depending on where you live in Austin, you might want to have a party at home, or invite friends and family to join in for some kid-friendly birthday party fun.
· Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado Street in Downtown Austin.
The museum has some birthday party packages for an afternoon of fun. You can have a party during hours or after hours. Pricing is dependent on whether the host is a member or non-member, and how many children will be attending. Some features include a private party room, seating for children and adults, e-vites, a party T-shirt for the birthday boy or girl and a party assistant. Call 472-2499 for details 472-2499. (http://www.austinkids.org/Host-a-Party.aspx)
· Rock Gym, 4401 Freidrich Lane, Suite 300, Austin.
If you’re in South or Southeast Austin and you’re looking for a bit of adventure in your child’s celebration, two hours of rock climbing at a birthday party might be the ticket. All necessary shoes and harness gear is provided, and belay instructions and harnesses for parents are included. Keep in mind that participants need to have a waiver form signed and party group reservations are required, so plan in advance. The Rock gym provides room to set up a cake and refreshments table. Packages vary, depending on time and number of kids attending. Call 512.416.9299 for more information. http://www.austinrockgym.com/birthdays.htm
· Home Sweet Home. Your Austin new home is a great place to have a children’s birthday party. Themes are popular, and your little one can help to decide what might be fun for children in their age bracket. Add in a piñata, games, cake and ice cream, and some other amenities, and it will be a vogue, cool and fun time. Consider cooking parties, dress-up or group activities. Delivery of mobile racing slot car tracks, bounce houses and other backyard activities are also possibilities for a children’s birthday party in your new Austin home.
· Zilker Park – 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin.
With more than 350 acres of space to enjoy, Zilker Metropolitan Park is another birthday party location option. Depending on the time of year, you might want to rent a picnic shelter and have a picnic. Bring along refreshments and games for outdoor activities. Be sure to make reservations early so you can use the facilities of choice and you won’t be disappointed if they’re not available. (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/zilker-metropolitan-park)
Some other local activities throughout Austin that make good birthday party activities include bowling, miniature golf, trampolines, go-karts and kids yoga classes.
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