A Guide For Indoor Play Places And Birthday Parties


With the temps often soaring here in the valley, we are left searching for things to do with the kids indoors. If you have a kiddo with a birthday during the summer (or spring, or fall) you are probably scrambling trying to find somewhere to host a party.

Sometimes an afternoon at the park or a party in the backyard just isn’t feasible in scorching heat!

We’ve got you covered with this guide to indoor play places! Whether it is just to get out of the house and play off some energy or you are planning birthday party for a whole group of kids, you are sure to find a great (air conditioned) place here in the West Valley!

Jumper’s Jungle Peoria

(623) 322-4100

9299 W Olive Ave #406, Peoria, AZ 85345

Jumper’s Jungle is an indoor family entertainment center with bouncers, obstacle courses,  mega slides, slam dunk into the basketball hoops, and much more. They take care of everything for your next birthday party, including a personal party host, invitations, set up and clean up, even tableware and drinks for the guests. You just bring the cake, and let them do the rest!

If you aren’t planning a party, but just looking for something fun to do, you can also check their calendar on their website and come in for Open Play various times during the week.

Below you will find some other options for indoor, air conditioned, play places for a birthday party or just a day of fun!

AZ Ice 

(623) 334-1200 | 15829 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382

Looking for somewhere really cool, cold in fact? AZ ice hosts birthday parties and has public skate times.

AMC Theatres

Various Locations

Make AMC a part of your party when you choose to celebrate your birthday, a friend’s birthday, or a special child’s special day with us! Choose to enjoy just a film or add delicious AMC snacks—either way you can bring the magic of the movies to your special event when you make AMC the place for your big celebration!

AMF Peoria Lanes

(623) 486-1496 | 475 W Olive Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345

Long-standing chain of bowling alleys featuring casual grub & pitchers, leagues & party events.

Ape Index Rock Climbing Gym

(623) 242-9164 | 9700 N 91st Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345

Ape Index Rock Climbing Gym. Passionate about climbing. Enthusiastic about teaching.

(623) 455-5571 | 13833 W Bell Rd #104, Surprise, AZ 85374 
Aqua Tots Swim Schools offer awesome birthday party packages for pool party fun.

Arizona Sports Complex

(623) 587-7171 | 3555 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Glendale, AZ 85310

Book your party at the Arizona Sports Complex where the options for fun and game exploration are endless. Next time your  crew wants to really release some energy, bring them to ASC, you will be very pleased with the experience.

Arrowhead Towne Center Play Area

7700 W Arrowhead Towne Center Glendale, AZ 85308

Located on the lower level next to Forever 21

As You Wish Pottery

(623) 772-5403 | 9410 Hanna Drive #A-109 Glendale, AZ

(623) 587-7700 | 3009 W Agua Fria Fwy Phoenix, AZ 85027

Paint and take pottery. You choose the pottery piece, paint it and they will fire and seal it for you.

Board and Brush

(602) 281-3531 | 20022 N 67th Ave Suite A124 Glendale, AZ 85308

Feeling creative? These DIY workshops teach you how to make custom gorgeous wooden signs. They provide everything you need, just come ready to be creative.

Brunswick Bowling

(602) 978-1777 | Various locations in the valley, including Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, and Phoenix

Fun for the whole family, or party! They have various bowling options to make everyone happy (bumpers anyone?)

(623) 773-3964 | 7700 W Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale, AZ 85308 
Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate a special event? Build-A-Party by Build-A-Bear Workshop makes it special and lets each Guest make and take home a furry friend to love!


(623) 872-6700 | 9380 W. Glendale Ave. Glendale, AZ 85305

Did you know Cabela’s does birthday parties? Well, they do! Complete with food, drinks, and a scavenger hunt through the store and museum. They do the set up and clean up, just show up!

 (623) 322-2001 | 21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382
A wind tunnel & flight simulations provide an out-of-this-world experience at this science center.

Chill Studio Sk8 at Norterra

(623) 242-9262 | 2460 W. Happy Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85085 (Located on Main Street next to Jos. A. Bank)
Chill out this summer at Chill Studio SK8 indoor skating experience, featuring 1500 sq. ft. of synthetic ice surface, complete with skate rentals, music and lights, plus cabana rentals and other amenities.


Chuck E. Cheese

(623) 878-8884 | 6773 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308

Kid-friendly chain known for its arcade games, pizza parties, play zones & mouse mascot.

Dave & Buster’s

(623) 759-7800 | 9460 W Hanna Ln, Glendale, AZ 85305

Play the newest arcade games, enjoy chef-crafted creations, sip innovative cocktails & watch your team in the sports bar that crushes the competition!

Foothills Aquatic Center

(602) 946-4300 | 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Glendale, AZ 85308

Activities include seasonal youth private and group swim lessons, adult private lessons, public recreation swimming, full facility private pool rentals, as well as Pool Patio Parties, and Red Cross lifeguard as well as instructor certification programs. Foothills amenities include 2 giant slides, a kiddie slide, a zero depth entry leisure pool with spray features, water playground, a lazy river, diving well with 2 diving boards and 6 lap lanes.

Gymboree Play & Music

(623) 939-1777 | 19420 N 59th Ave A103, Glendale, AZ 85308

Venue offering space for children’s themed parties & hands-on classes ranging from music to sports.

Harkin’s Playcenter

(623) 582-2020 | 2550 W. Happy Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ  85085

Exclusive in-lobby children’s PlayCenter offers a supervised, engaging environment where children ages 3 through 8 can play games, read books, enjoy toys, and of course, watch movies, just steps from Mom and Dad’s auditorium. APPOINTMENT REQUIRED.

Inside Pitch

(623) 869-6725 | 1819 W Rose Garden Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85027

A party at inside pitch is the perfect way for your baseball or softball fan to celebrate a birthday! They are sure to be a “hit”!


(602) 889-0081 | 5665 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308

Go “bounce off the walls,” literally at this trampoline park. The perfect way to get rid of some energy, and wear those kiddos out!


(623) 428-7529 | 965 E Van Buren St #114, Avondale, AZ 85323

This is an indoor playground for the littler crowd. Geared towards the under 5 age group they have age appropriate equipment like slides, a bounce house, ride on toys and more. Just make sure you bring socks, as shoes are not allowed, even for grown ups.

(623) 878-2411 | 7337 W Bell Rd, Peoria, AZ 85382
On Sundays, KidsPark offers private parties for 2-12 year olds. Your personal party hostess plans the event and conducts activities so you can enjoy the event with your family and friends.


Luv 2 Play

(623) 584-2767 | 13260 W. Foxfire Drive, Suite #2, Surprise, AZ 85378

Indoor Playground offering a 8,600 sq. ft. facility. Consisting of 3 Levels of Indoor Playground Including Crawl Tubes, Slides, Tunnels, Ball Blaster Arena and Much More.

Main Event 

(623) 936-5300 | 10315 W McDowell Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392

State-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, over 100 games topped with handcrafted food and a full bar under one roof.



Various locations

Choose from lots of fun, kid-friendly party themes, or design you own custom celebration. A team member can help you schedule your event.

MudPie Studios

(623) 551-9177 | 4220 W Opportunity Way Anthem, AZ 85086​

MudPie Studios specializes in bringing arts to the community. With Cocktails -n- Canvas, Cookies -n- Canvas, Summer programs, School programs, Homeschool, Birthday parties, and more – There’s something for everyone at MudPie Studios.

Peter Piper Pizza

(623) 937-9253 |  4315 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301

Lively, kid-oriented chain featuring pizza & wings along with token-play arcade games.


(602) 761-9663 | 8190 W Union Hills Drive  Glendale, AZ 85308

An indoor play place for kids 8 and under, they are a cafe, fun zone and party place. They feature a full scale cafe with food and drinks, as well as various age appropriate play areas for different age groups.

Pump It Up

(623) 572-0090 | 14131 N Rio Vista Blvd #5, Peoria, AZ 85381

Who wouldn’t love an entire building full of bouncy houses? This huge inflatable indoor playground is perfect for jumping off some energy or hosting a party for kids and adults alike!

Rollero Family Roller Skating Center

(623) 846-1510 | 7318 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85033

Long-running, family-owned & -operated destination for open skating, lessons & provisions.

She’s Crafty Boutique

 (623) 242-7806 | 8279 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy, Peoria, Arizona 85382

Crafts for every skill level along with children’s crafts. Private party space is available for all your party needs. Theme parties, bridal showers, birthday parties, girl’s night out, networking events, kids parties or any other reason to throw a party.

SkyZone Trampoline Park

(623) 979-4000 | 9040 W Larkspur Dr #134, Peoria, AZ 85381

This indoor trampoline park has open jumping and parties as well as dodgeball and even fitness classes.

Something Special Cafe

(623) 872-6420 | 6801 N Glen Harbor Blvd #104 Glendale, AZ 85307

The Cafe & Patio are available for Private Parties! Children’s Party Packages are available starting at just $120!

The Little Gym of Litchfield Park

(623) 535-5222 | 319 N Litchfield Rd Suite 104B, Goodyear, AZ 85338
When school’s out or you are looking for the best in kids birthday party places in Goodyear, we’ve got your back! The Little Gym offers birthday parties to celebrate your child’s special day and seasonal camps to cure the boredom blues!  


Uptown Alley Surprise

(623) 975-7529 | 13525 N. Litchfield Road Surprise, AZ 85379

Uptown Alley has something fun for everyone including 40 lanes of state-of-the-art bowling, an upscale, causal full service restaurant, Red Embers Bar & Grill, serving delicious chef-created Americana classics, two high-energy bars, a sports theater, billiards, laser tag, over 80 video and prize games, live entertainment, private party rooms and much more. 


Wazee’s World Laser Zone LLC

(623) 418-8234 | 9750 W. Peoria Avenue Peoria, Arizona 85345

A 43,000 square foot entertainment Mecca that includes a 7500 square foot, multi-level Laser Tag arena, a nine-hole Cosmic Golf course and an inflatable jumping area. Wazee’s World also offers a full arcade and a variety of redemption games with great prizes for your enjoyment!

Your Art Party

(623) 889-1677 | 7146 North 57th Drive Suite B Glendale, AZ 85301

Kids love to create.  They love art and they jump right in.  So what a perfect way to celebrate your child’s special day than to host an art party?

Do you have any other great places to add to the list?

*This post is Sponsored by Jumper’s Jungle Peoria.