Looking for a place to celebrate your tween/teen boy’s birthday in Tucson? Consider these five adventurous and exciting options around town.
- ADDRESS: 4811 E. Grant Rd., Tucson
- PHONE: 520-468-7980
- COST: $7.95-$9.95 for tickets; many options on the menu
New to Tucson in 2014, this luxury dine-in theatre is “changing the way Tucson sees movies.” Boasting spacious intimate auditoriums, all seats are large recliners with ample leg room. Each seat has an illuminated push button that will summon wait staff quickly to you.
Roadhouse Cinemas provides a full menu, which includes a variety of drinks, appetizers, salads, entrees, and tasty desserts. Homemade gelato from Allegro is always a popular choice! In the drink category, we’ve hear good things about the old fashioned Keg root beer from Sonora Brewing Company. Also of note – none of their popcorn flavors have MSG and the kernels are not popped in hydrogenated oil!
Guests 13 – 17rs of age are welcome in all features, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult 21 yrs of age or older. Children 6 yrs – 12 yrs of age are only allowed in “Family Designated Films.”
RHC has an Event Manager that would be happy to assist you with planning your next party or event. Auditoriums range in size from 54 to 70 seats. Call 520-209-2728 for more info.
AZ Air Time
- ADDRESS: 3931 W. Costco Dr., Marana
- PHONE: 520-219-8486
- COST: Party packages start at $15/person.
AZ Air Time is an indoor trampoline park in Marana. Located directly next to Costco, the 25,815 sq ft facility is colorful and airy with plenty of unique spaces.
In addition to a 5,000 sq ft main trampoline, there are 2 dodgeball courts, 2 basketball hoops, a 2-lane foam pit, and a separate area for kids under age 6. There are also three party rooms that can be reserved for birthdays and other special occasions.
Party packages start at $15 per person and include: unlimited jumping, use of reserved table in party area, plates, napkins, tableware, unlimited fountain drinks, t-shirt for the birthday child. Pizza can be added on for an additional price.
Rocks and Ropes Downtown or The BLOC
- ADDRESS: TWO Locations – Rocks and Ropes Downtown, 330 S. Toole Ave and The BLOC, 8975 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
- PHONE: Rocks and Ropes Downtown at 520-882-5924; The BLOC at 520-209-2562
- COST: $15-$20/person
Rock-climbing is a super way to build endurance and strength, while challenging yourself to “go higher” (quite literally).
The BLOC climbing + fitness is a 20,000 square foot, air-conditioned bouldering and fitness facility in East Tucson. The facility includes 7,000 square feet of state of the art bouldering walls, a separate area with a dozen auto-belays, treadwalls and a wide range of PreCOR cardio and weight equipment, plus yoga+pilates classes.
A party room is available for pizza, cake, etc.
- ADDRESS: TWO Locations – East Tucson, 105 S. Houghton Rd. and Corona De Tucson, 51 E. Tallahassee
- PHONE: East Tucson at 520-296-8575; Corona De Tucson at 520-820-0155
- COST: $100 per hour for up to 15 children
Last we checked, AKKA Karate offered a birthday package that is $100.00 per hour for up to 15 children and $25.00 per hour for every 5 additional children. This included a lesson and games, 2 snacks each, punch or lemonade, a gift bag for each child, and a gift for the birthday child.
Seven Falls Hike at Sabino Canyon
- ADDRESS: Visitor Center is at 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd., Tucson
- PHONE: 520-749-2861
- COST: Parking fee is $5 per vehicle; tram fees are $8 for adults and $4 for children
Seven Falls is a challenging and beautiful 7.8 mile out-and-back hike in Sabino Canyon. The distance provides a great reward – breathtaking scenery and a waterfall at the end. Don’t forget your swim trunks! There’s plenty of room to swim, slide, and explore. Bring a picnic lunch or snacks along with you to enjoy at the end. Sure to be a memorable party!
Allow a minimum of 3 hours for this hike and don’t forget to bring plenty of water! Hats, sunglasses, light clothing, sunscreen, and good walking shoes are recommended.
What other birthday party ideas do you have for the tween/teen category?