Ideas for a Five-Year-Old's Birthday Party in Metrowest, Boston

by Anne Davis

Metrowest Boston has a variety of great places at which to host a 5-year-old's birthday party. Whether your child likes being inside or likes exploring the great outdoors, you can find locations that provide her with the perfect birthday experience.

Belkin Lookout Farm & Petting Zoo

Belkin Lookout Farm & Petting Zoo, located in South Natick, Massachusetts, has a wide variety of activities to appeal to a 5 year old. Kids can take a train ride through the apple orchards (and even pick apples during the proper season), play in the Children's Play Area, meander through the burlap maze, climb the hay pyramid and ride the Caterpillar ride. They can even take pony and camel rides in September and October. Belkin's also has a petting zoo complete with emus, donkeys, goats, rabbits and sheep.

Jordan's IMAX

The IMAX theater at Jordan's in Natick, Massachusetts, plays a variety of films, including child-friendly films, in a unique medium: IMAX. The kids can be surrounded by the sights and sounds in films such as Cars 2, which was playing at Jordan's IMAX in July 2011, giving them an unforgettable experience.

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

If your child's 5th birthday falls during a warm season, organize a party at the Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick. The sanctuary has more than nine miles of hiking trails that will allow kids to experience the ecosystems in Boston's backyard. Pack picnic lunches for the kids for a real outdoor experience. And don't forget to take the kids on a walk along the quarter-mile boardwalk that traces the Indian Brook and marsh.

KidsStreet

Consider hosting a birthday party at KidsStreet in Needham Heights, Massachusetts. Renting the facility gives kids access to a two-story, indoor jungle gym. Included in the facility rental are party invitations, decorations, a party staff, balloons, paper goods and drinks. At KidsStreet, you can even create themed parties, such as Jungle Treasure Hunt, Pajama and Star Wars, and have your very own ice cream sundae bar.

About the Author

Anne Davis writes pieces on domestic and international travel, automotive maintenance, education and health. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and history, and is pursuing graduate study in a related field.