We have attended our fair share of children’s birthdays in the last 4 years. We have also had to rent space for Carter & Sophie’s birthday as our small condo couldn’t even fit our immediate family let alone friends and extended family.
This year was different – we had room. However, there are still people out there that are looking for places to hold their children’s birthday parties and I definitely have some favorites!
1. Millwood’s Recreation Center– We had Carter’s first birthday here and rented the play room upstairs for after swimming. Awesome, warm pool, lots of space, and the party room has lots of kids stuff to play.
The City of Edmonton unfortunately messed up with my original pool booking plans so we actually got the Millwood’s Recreation Center for free, but if you were to rent it for an hour of swimming and the party room it would cost about $300.
2. Next Community Church – We had Carter’s 2nd & 3rd birthday here. Such a great place! It is the old location of the St. Albert movie theatre which was renovated into a church. The cool thing about this place is that they kept one of the theatre’s so you can have a movie screening as well as a play area with enough space for a lot of children plus jungle gym. All of this costs $195 for 3 hours. For an extra fee of $50 you can also rent the games room which has pinball, video games, air hockey, and foosball. The rental also includes use of the pop machine. (These are birthday party rates, other uses are other fees)
3. The Toy Hutch – We have been to a few birthdays here and it’s a great place. It’s clean (which is always a plus on my side) and both Sophie and Carter love the bouncy castles. EVERY time we have been here the kids have fallen asleep on the ride home. It’s that much fun.
4. Fountain Park Recreation Centre – I had never been to this pool until we were invited to a birthday party there earlier this year. I actually prefer this pool to the other St.Albert pool. You can rent the pool for a private party or you can host a party during public swim hours and rent a meeting room or the preschool play room for cake & presents afterwards.
Do you have a favorite place to host birthday parties, that is not on the list?