My favorite kind of birthday party is an active ones – where the kids can run around like crazy and come home exhausted. Early bedtime is my reward for taking them. :-)
Luckily, Tucson offers plenty of birthday party facilities that fit the bill.
1. Pump It Up – 3248 N. Freeway Industrial Loop
- Party packages are 1 1/2 or 2 hours and include private play time in two separate arenas.
- Each arena has jumping castles, inflatable slides, obstacle courses, and more.
- Parties end in a private party room with time for cake, ice cream, pizza, and presents.
- Party hosts take care of set up, serving any food, and clean-up.
- Parties are available all week.
- Special themed parties are also available (Glow party, Superhero training camp, and Pirate Quest).
Pros – The party spaces are completely private during birthday parties – the general public will not be jumping with you. Discounts are available during the week.
Cons – The parties stick to a set schedule, which may lead to too much time for cake and presents…when the kids might just want to keep jumping. You may only bring cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and dry snacks. All other food options, including ice cream, must be ordered through Pump It Up.
Cost – Party packages range from $129-$249.
2. AZ Air Time – 3931 W. Costco Drive, Marana
- Party packages include 2 or 3 hours of fun in their indoor trampoline park.
- The facility also includes basketball hoops, dodgeball courts, and a foam pit.
- Parties include reserved tables.
- Parties available all week.
Pros – Kids can jump throughout the entire party. There is a separate area for kids under 6. Free wifi for parents and a snack bar on-site.
Cons – The general public will also be jumping during your party. No outside food, besides cake and ice cream, is allowed.
Cost – Price per party guest ranges between $15-$40, depending on day of the week and which party area is reserved.
3. My Gym – 7942 N. Oracle Road, Tucson
- Parties are customized for each child and include games, activities, and exclusive use of their entire facility.
- Parties are available Friday – Sunday.
Pros – You can minimize or eliminate cake and present time to allow for more play time. They have a zip line. You can bring your own food and drinks.
Cons – It might be best for younger kids.
Cost – Party packages start at $180 for members and $220 for non-members.
4. Fire Truck Adventures – 7752 E. Wrightstown Road
- Birthday parties are held at their firehouse with plenty of fireman-related activities: spray a firehose, try on fireman clothes, and play fireman games.
- Learn about and explore a real fire truck with a real fireman.
- Jump in the dalmatian bounce house.
- Parties are available on weekends only.
Pros – One of the more unique birthday options in Tucson.
Cons – Might be too specialized for kids who don’t like firetrucks? Do those kids exist?
Cost – $229 for a firehouse party. $599 for a remote party (location of your choice).
5. Bedroxx – 4385 W. Ina Road, Tucson
- Bowling and arcade games are the mainstay.
- Parties are available 7 days a week.
- A snack bar is available on-site and includes kid favorites like pizza and hotdogs.
Pros – Very reasonable base packages are available.
Cons – Bowling is not as active as the other options.
Cost – Lots of options! $5.75-$22.50 per person.
What is YOUR favorite birthday party place for kids in Tucson?