Party Places for Children in Jackson, MS

by Kerry O'Donnell, Demand Media

    Part of the fun children have planning their birthday parties is trying to choose where the festivities will be held. In Jackson, Mississippi, children and their parents have several locations to choose from when they decide to have the party at a venue instead of at home. Part of the benefits for the parents are no set up or clean up, and in most cases, the venue also provides party hosts to keep the activities going.

    Jackson Zoo

    The Jackson Zoo offers a choice of two different packages for children's birthday parties. Both packages include all-day zoo admission, a party captain, set up and clean up, paper products, birthday cupcakes, ice cream cups, lemonade or punch, train and carousel rides, hand animal tattoos, a 15-minute Discovery Zoo encounter and an educational animal encounter. The second package also includes a choice of hot dog, hamburger or corn dog with chips. The parties are held at the zoo's Elephant House Café Deck. For an additional fee, there is an indoor air-conditioned facility available.

    Pump It Up

    Pump it Up offers private indoor arenas, filled with gigantic inflatable slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses and more. Parents can choose from four different packages for their children's birthday parties. Two of the party plans include jumping and playing in the facilities giant inflatables in a private arena and the use of a private party room. One package is for 90 minutes, the other for two hours. Each package may also be upgraded to include pizza, drinks, goodie bags and balloons.

    The Agriculture Museum

    The Agriculture Museum offers four different birthday packages, each two hours long, for children six and under. All packages include pony rides and also include the use of the picnic tables that are under the museum's pavilion. Parents can custom build a package, adding carousel and/or train rides, as well as a visit to the model train exhibit located in the museum's Heritage Center.

    Chuck E. Cheese's

    Chuck E. Cheese's offers two hour birthday parties. Every party has a host or hostess to help run the festivities. The birthday child gets time in the "Ticket Blaster" and receives a special birthday crown and medallion. The birthday child also receives special recognition and mention in the Birthday Show, starring Chuck E. Cheese. Guests receive tokens, tickets and balloons, as well as special bobble head cups. Pizza, soda and an ice cream birthday cake are all on the menu.

    About the Author

    Kerry O'Donnell has been writing professionally since 2008, when she began freelancing for the online magazine NewEnglandFilm.com. She later became the website's associate editor. She also serves as an associate editor of books for The Independent online magazine. O'Donnell holds an associate degree in criminal justice.

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