Guide to Birthday Parties in Champaign-Urbana

Editor’s Note:  The birthday party guide has been updated as of March 2014. 

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Here’s our guide to children’s birthday parties in Champaign-Urbana. If you would like to be added to this page or want to advertise on this page, please contact us.

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Amara Yoga & Arts: Customized birthday parties featuring kids yoga and arts/crafts. Lincolun Square, 300 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana. (217) 328-9642. See our reader review.

Arrowhead Lanes: Cosmic bowling and miniature golf packages. 1401 N. McKinley Ave., Champaign. (217) 352-5288.

Campus Rec: Utilize U of I facilities including CRCE pool, ice skating rink, ARC instructional kitchen, Illini Grove, complex fields, outdoor center fields, and the ARC climbing wall. Champaign and Urbana.

Champaign Gymnastics Academy (CGA): Gymnastics parties available for children ages 3-16. Country Fair Shopping Center, 219 S. Mattis Ave., Champaign. (217) 398- 3740. See our reader review.

Champaign Park District: Indoor and seasonal outdoor party packages, from tennis to pool parties to theme packages. Room/gym rentals.

Champaign School of Music: a musical birthday birthday with instruments, games, and more.  1712 .s Duncan, Suite A, Champaign. (217) 359-0541. Read more about birthday’s at the Champaign School of Music here.

Class Act Interactive:  Class Act Theatrical Birthday Parties for ages 6+. Contact Jaclyn Loewenstein. Champaign.  See our reader review!

Cookies By Design: Tour of cookie baking facility, decorate-your-own-cookie, party room. Urbana.

Curtis Orchard: Seasonal party packages available. 3902 S Duncan Rd., Champaign. (217) 359-5565.

First Christian Church Indoor Park: Open to the public for free during the week; rental available on Saturday mornings. 3601 S. Staley Rd., Champaign. (217)356-1649.

Hot Slots: Racing themed parties year round for kids 8+. 1809 A Philo Rd., Urbana. (217) 355-2277.

I.D.E.A. Store: Personal parties for 6-year olds to adults. Girls, boys, moms and dads or any combination will have fun with a creative, age-appropriate eco-craft or class tailored to you; add-ons available. 28 E. Springfield Ave., 2nd Floor. Champaign. (217) 352-7878.

I-Force Cheer: Cheerleading parties. 311 S. Staley Rd., Champaign. (217) 359-3081.

I-Power Gymnastics: Gymnastics parties – trampoline, parachute, more. 215 S. Staley Rd., Champaign. (217) 359-FLIP.

Jupiter’s at the Crossing: Pizza and arcade games. Champaign. 2511 Village Green Pl. Champaign, IL217-840-3235.

The Little Gym: Group activities and free play on equipment. 2860 South Philo Rd., Suite K. Urbana. (217) 352-5500.

Michaels Crafts: Arts and Crafts. 2109 N Prospect Ave., Champaign. (217) 378-8716.

Old Orchard Lanes and Links: Bowling or miniature golf parties. 901 N. Dunlap Ave., Savoy.  Lanes: (217) 359-5281 | Links: (217) 378-4653.

Orpheum Children’s Science Museum: Facility rental; available to members only. 346 North Neil St. Champaign. (217) 352-5895. See our review.

Pretty in Pink Parties: Themed parties for girls. Mahomet. (217) 898 – 5407.

Putt Zone: Seasonal miniature golf and batting cages parties. 815 Dennison Dr., Champaign. (217) 356-6121.

The Pottery Place: Paint-your-own-pottery. Private room; minimum age 5. 1808 Round Barn Rd., Champaign. (217) 355-7654.

Savoy Rec Center: Various party packages for kids ages 2-17. 402 W. Graham Dr., Savoy. (217) 359-3550.

Savoy 16 + IMAX: Party rooms available for before and after movie viewing. 232 W. Burwash Savoy. Office Phone: (217)355-9718.

Soccer Planet: Indoor soccer parties. 2310 North Willow Rd., Urbana. (217) 367-9999.

Skateland: Laser Tag or roller skating parties. 208 West Curtis Rd., Savoy, (217)359-3335.

Stephens Family YMCA: Gymnastics, rockwall climbing and pool parties. 2501 Fields South Dr., Champaign. (217) 359-YMCA.

Top Star Training Center: Trampoline and tumbling parties. Ages 4 and up. 1708 W Hensley Rd., Champaign. (217) 378-5058.

Twist and Shout: Dance, tumbling or cheerleading. 305 W. Oak St., Mahomet. (217) 586-4392.

Twysters Balloons etc: Balloon animals and figures, Balloon Decor and Face painting.  For ANY event.  At your location. E-mail  (preferred) OR Call  Robin 217-493-8861  or Facebook.

Urbana Park District: Indoor and seasonal outdoor party packages, from the indoor pool (our review) to a dino-themed party at the Anita Purves Nature Center (our review) to creating tie-dye shirts. Room/gym rentals.

Western Bowl: Cosmic bowling and pizza.  917 Francis Dr., Champaign, (217) 359-1678.

William M. Staerkel Planetarium: Includes 20-30 minute program in the dome featuring a live sky talk under the stars.
2400 West Bradley Ave., Champaign. Office (217) 351-2568. See our reader review!

Women’s Basketball Games: Have a courtside party at selected University of Illinois women’s basketball games. 100 State Farm Center. 1800 S. First St., Champaign. (217) 333-3470

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