Fun Places to Have Birthday Parties in Sacramento for Kids

Fun Places to Have Birthday Parties in Sacramento for Kids
Fun Places to Have Birthday Parties in Sacramento for Kids
If you're planning a birthday party in California's state capital, Sacramento has a variety of exciting party options for kids of all ages. Whether you're planning for a tot or a teen, for winter or summer, there is sure to be a party locale that meets your requirements.
Parties for Young Children

For younger children, Fairytale Town is a great place to party. Birthday parties are available in four areas of this outdoor play park: King Arthur's Castles, Sherwood Forest, Mr. McGregor's Garden and Pooh's Corner.

Fairytale Town
3901 Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822
www.fairytaletown.org/
24-hour Information Line: (916) 808-5233
Party Reservations: (916) 808-7061

The Sacramento Zoo offers a number of party packages or "Birthday Safaris" designed for children aged 1 to 11. Evening party packages are also available.

Sacramento Zoo
3930 West Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822
www.saczoo.com/
(916) 808-5888

For those who like to bounce, Bouncetown is just the place. It has supervised inflatable obstacle courses, slides, bounce houses, and climbing walls. Bouncetown offers a variety of party packages.

Bouncetown
9844 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
www.bouncetown.org/
(916) 366-9999

Trampoline Party

Sky High in Rancho Cordova is a bouncing establishment for all ages. The floors and walls are made out of trampoline. Bouncing time is divided into free jump and organized games. Sky High has a birthday party package that includes one or two hours of bounce time and pizza.

Sky High
11327 Folsom Blvd #160
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
sacramento.jumpskyhigh.com/
(916) 853-JUMP (5867)

Laser Tag and Bowling

Laser tag is a popular party pastime for older kids and teens (and sometimes adults). Laser X offers one or two game party packages that include a table, pizza or hotdogs, ice cream, soda and arcade tokens.

Country Club Lanes is at the same location as Laser X. With 48 lanes, 2 arcades, and the same party provisions as Laser X, Country Club Lanes is another entertaining birthday party option.

Country Club Lanes and Laser X
2600 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
www.countryclublanes.com
Laser X: (916) 971-4040
Country Club Lanes: (916) 483-5105

Mini Golf and Water Parks

Miniature golf is an all-age party favorite. Scandia Family Funcenter off of Hwy 80 offers two 18 hole mini golf courses, bumper boats, a racetrack, batting cages, an arcade and a variety of party packages.

Scandia Family Funcenter
5070 Hillsdale Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95842
www.scandiasports.com/
(916) 331-5757

Golfland Sunsplash in Roseville is a party destination with options. The Golfland park has mini golf, laser tag, race cars and a large arcade. The Sunsplash park is open in the summer and has water slides and rides. Party packages are available for both.

Roseville Golfland Sunsplash
1893 Taylor Rd.
Roseville, CA 95661
www.golfland.com/roseville/
(916) 784-1273

Another party place for the water park enthusiast is Raging Waters at Cal Expo (home of the California State Fair). Open from approximately May through September, Raging Waters features water slides, rides, a wave pool and a lazy river. Birthday party packages are available.

Raging Waters, Sacramento
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
www.rwsac.com/
Phone: (916) 924-3747

Roller and Ice Skating

For a retro roller skating party, there are a number of roller rinks in Sacramento. King Skate is one of many great places to skate. It has a new outdoor skating rink, indoor skating, party packages and wireless Internet access for the non-skating chaperones.

King Skate
2900 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
www.kingsskatecountry.com/Sacramento/sachome.html
(916) 363-3979

If ice skating is your preference, there is Skatetown in Roseville. Party packages include up to 2 ½ hours of ice skating, a party room, lunch, skate rentals and a brief lesson for the partygoers. For tweens and teens, hockey and broomball parties are also available.

Skatetown
1009 Orlando Avenue
Roseville, CA 95661
www.skatetown-roseville.com/
(916) 783-8550

Paintball and Race Cars

For adventuresome teens and brave parents, a paintball party may be what you're looking for. Action Paintball, 20 minutes south of Sacramento near Rancho Murieta, has an 800+ acre tree-filled playing field. Rentals and picnic tables are available, but you'll need to bring your own food and drinks.

Action Paintball
Ione Road, 3 miles east of Rancho Murieta
Gate is 1 mile on the left (look for orange cones)
www.actionpaintballsac.com/
(916) 366-6212

Another party idea for kids 8 and up is indoor cart racing. This is a bit pricier option, but offers plenty of excitement. RPM (Race Place Motorsports) Indoor Kart Racing in Rancho Cordova has party packages that include equipment, driving lessons and food options.

Race Place Motorsports
3130 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
www.raceplacemotorsports.com/
(916)368-RACE (7223)

Climbing Gyms

The upwardly mobile may want to celebrate their big day at a climbing gym. Granite Arch, California's largest indoor rock climbing gym, offers supervised parties and rentals.

Granite Arch
11335-G Folsom Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
www.granitearch.com/
(916)852-7625

Pipeworks in downtown Sacramento is another exciting place to climb. A party package includes a party room and two hours of climbing with basic instruction and belaying.

Sacramento Pipeworks
116 N. 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.sacramentopipeworks.com
(916) 341-0100

Phaedra Krizo has a Bachelor of Arts degree in film studies from UC Santa Barbara and is currently working toward a Master of Science degree in computer science. She has extensive experience writing training material and business process documentation for major computer companies. She lives in Northern California.
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