Do you have a daring kid that likes to get in the action, rather than stay on the sidelines? Take your child’s birthday to the next level with these adventurous birthday party ideas. Invite your little swashbuckler and his mates to do everything from rock climbing to circus acrobatics to glow-in-the-dark golf. Check out our list for five exciting places your birthday kiddo can have a birthday adventure in Des Moines.
Backyard Adventures of Iowa
3135 99th Street • Urbandale, IA 50322 • (515) 270-2433 • http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/
With a name like Backyard Adventures it’s pretty obvious what active little kiddos can do here. Swings, slides and backyard play equipment make for an entertaining time for any birthday boy or girl. Backyard Adventures lets you rent out their private party room for your celebration after letting your little rugrats loose in their showroom. Parties can be held on weeknights or during the day on the weekends. Party packages start at $200.
3605 SE Miehe Drive • Grimes, IA 50111 • (515) 986-2565 • http://www.climbiowa.com/
Is your rugrat always climbing up the wall? A birthday party at Climb Iowa will make them completely wad. This indoor rock climbing center offers party packages for 1-21+ climbers. 2-4 Party Instructors (1 for every 5 climbers) are there every step of the way to get kids harnessed and on their way up, up, up. The birthday kid gets a commemorative t-shirt and carabiner key chains are provided for every climber. Party packages start at $225, which includes one and a half hours of rock climbing.
6925 Mills Civic Parkway, #120 • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 224-2992 • www.opryglowgolf.com
Head inside for some glowing, 3-D black-light indoor mini golf birthday fun. West Des Moines’ Glow Golf is a stimulating experience for all the senses, but no one will complain about being bored. A uniquely entertaining atmosphere when it’s time to blow the candles out on the cake. Not only do you get to enjoy the fun of playing unlimited rounds of glow-in-the-dark mini golf; GlowGolf offers a party room and small favors for the birthday kid and their guests. Prices start at $9.00 per party goer.
Kids Circus Birthday Party
900 Mulberry Street • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 369-3673 • http://desmoinessocialclub.org/
If your tot has threatened to run away with the circus this party is for them. Kids ages six and up can learn juggling, acrobatics, spinning plates and aerial maneuvers at a Des Moines Social Club Kids Circus Birthday Party. Whether your birthday kid aspires to join Cirque du Soleil or just wants to learn a new tumbling trick or two, these celebrations give kids a chance to experience circus arts in a fun and safe environment. The birthday kid receives a set of juggling balls and a t-shirt. Party packages start at $200 for an hour and a half party, which includes an hour of instruction. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Subject to availability.
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
4051 Dean Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50317 • (515) 262-4100 • http://shspdm.com/
The choice is yours at this mega-complex where kids’ rule. Pick from batting cages, basketball hot shot, go-karts, bumper boats, mini-golf and more. The best part? Everything is customizable and you can hop from one sporting pursuit to the other. Sleepy Hollow Sports Park offers four different birthday party packages starting at $10.00 per person.
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