Booking a party room and venue for a children's party eases the stress of preparation, planning and clean up. Party rooms can be booked to cater to most types of favorite children's activities and themes. Better still, they often take care of catering, entertainment and even the "loot bags" that seem requisite at all children's birthday parties. Toronto has several options for children's party rooms.
Sportball (sportball.ca) has locations both in North Toronto and the East Toronto/Thornhill area. Parties include time spent playing a variety of sports and athletic activities followed by a traditional party in one of their party rooms. Parents do participate in set-up and tidying, but Sportball provides coaches and assistants to manage and engage the children in all sporting activities. There is no minimum number of children required for party room booking.
The Humber Arboretum (humberarboretum.on.ca), located in Toronto and known for its botanical gardens and Earth-friendly design and policies, offers a plethora of party options that include the use of one floor of the Center for Urban Ecology for three hours. Party package themes range from insects to ponds, wildlife and survival skills. Parents can plan a very specific party, right down to the toys in the goody bags, and can choose to bring in food or use the Humber Arboretum's catering and snack services.
Toronto Dance Vibe
At Toronto Dance Vibe (dancevibes.com), parents and children can choose from a variety of music options, from pop to disco, and the Dance Vibe staff will coordinate a dance party just for them. Parties include use of the studio both for the dance time and to accomplish traditional party tasks. Party fees include the dance party, use of the room, a teddy bear for the guest of honor, a CD of photos from the party, and tea and coffee for parents.
A franchised children's activity spot, Gymboree (gymboreeclasses.com) has a location in Toronto and offers coordinated parties and party rooms. Parties are specialized for 1- to 5-year-old children and can be planned around a central theme. The party includes exclusive use of the Gymboree facility during the scheduled party time.
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