Great Birthday Party Places for Preschoolers in Des Moines

Great Birthday Party Places for Preschoolers in Des Moines

Looking for a fun spot to throw a birthday party for your preschooler? We’ve rounded up seven top party places in the Des Moines area where young ones can have a blast. For those of us who opt to leave the work entirely in the hands of the professionals, read on for our top picks for celebrating birthdays with the four to six year-old-crowd.

Find even more birthday party inspiration in our Birthday Party Guide

Here’s a list of birthday party venues for Des Moines preschoolers:

Air Lanes Bowling Center

4200 Fleur Drive • Des Moines, IA 50321 • (515) 285-8632

For a birthday party with something for parents too, check out Air Lanes Bowling Center.  They offer two reasonable priced party packages and bumpers are available so your party guests can strike up some fun!


1551 Valley W Drive #162 • West Des Moines, IA 50266 (833) 278-3855

Preschoolers can get their hands dirty with a party at Artfull in Valley West Mall.  This creative art studio has an awesome “A La Carte Party” option, where you can pick from several arts and crafts projects tailor made for your birthday boy or girl and their party guests.

The Playground for Kids

2401 SE Tones Drive Suite #7 • Ankeny, IA 50021 • (515) 965-9899

Venture from room to room climbing, bouncing and playing at The Playground For Kids. Finish up the party with pizza and cake in a private party room.

Great Birthday Party Places for Preschoolers in Des Moines –

Rainbow of the Heartland

3300 SE Crossroads Drive • Grimes, IA 50111 • (515) 327-8989

This is a great party venue for the high-energy set with swinging, jumping, sliding, and climbing on multiple Rainbow Play Systems.  They also have a private party room available for cake and ice cream.

Sapphire Gymnastics

11401 Meredith Drive • Urbandale, IA 50322 • (515) 276-2027

This is a great party venue, whether your birthday kiddo is a gymnast or not. Guests will enjoy one hour in the gym with a party host who will lead your group through gymnastic-themed, age and skill-appropriate obstacle courses and games. Top it off with cake in their private party room.

Science Center of Iowa

401 W Martin Luther King Jr Parkway • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 274-6868

SCI has long been a favorite of Des Moines parents. Preschoolers can celebrate like a scientist at their next birthday party. Party packages include access to the exhibits, shows and a private party room. 

Valley Community Center

4444 Fuller Road • West Des Moines, IA 50265 • (515) 327-6000

Rent Valley Community Center’s Children’s Play area along with the Cafe area (required) and the parents can sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee while the kids burn off some energy. 



Did we miss your favorite venue to host a birthday party for preschoolers in Des Moines?  Let us know!

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