There are ample event spaces if you’re looking for family-friendly party venues in and around Cedar Park, Texas. The Crème de la Crème team invites you to check out a few of our favorites before you host your next party.
Austin Zoo is packed with exhibits of animals, making it a unique party venue for children of all ages. You can choose a picnic area in one of their three venues, the Primate Pavilion, Peacock Barn, or Events Pavilion. Austin Zoo is the perfect place for any party, whether you’re celebrating a birthday or graduation or hosting a family reunion. The party group can see various animal exhibits, including cats, other mammals, primates, birds, reptiles and amphibians, domestic animals, and native Texas wildlife.
The zoo helps animals in need through rescue, conservation, and education in a hill-country setting where you can get up close to the animals. You can see over 300 animals across 100 different species, and a party at the Austin Zoo is an incredible time of discovery and wonder for kids and adults alike. Visit Austin Zoo at 10808 Rawhide Trail in Austin. It’s about an hour from Cedar Park, but it’s certainly worth the drive.
Dance Discovery has a variety of party packages available for kids of different age groups. Parties are offered as 45-minute Zoom or 90-minute in-person options, including Princess Ballerina, Hip Hop, Descendants Hip Hop, and Frozen Ballet. Each party allows you to have 16 children in attendance. Princess Ballerina and Frozen Ballet are designed for children ages 3 and up, while Hip Hop and Descendants Hip Hop are geared toward children ages 5 and up.
The birthday child will enjoy having “Happy Birthday” sung to them at each party, with the Descendants Hip Hop and Frozen Ballet options adding prop boxes with cupcakes to hand out before the party and the teacher dressed up to match the party theme. Dance Discovery is located at 7729 Burnet Road in Austin.
Dart’em Up is a place to shoot nerf guns and have fun with friends and family at parties for all ages. Party options include the Blaster Party Package for children 5 to 11 years old, the VIP Party Package for people 12 to 17 years old, and the Elite Private Party package for families or groups of adults. All party packages include pizza and soda, with partygoers receiving blaster upgrades, arcade time, party eats, and goodie bags. Parties are for 10 to 50 players.
Dart’em Up also has HD TVs, dodgeball, glow nights, pingpong, video games, arcades, a snack bar, and beer and wine for the grown-ups. Dart’em Up is located at 13776 U.S. Highway 183, Suite 104, in Austin.
The Little Gym
The Little Gym is a place for children from 4 months to 12 years old to play on indoor gym equipment. They offer the Awesome Birthday Bash Package, which reserves the whole gym for your child and their friends. The party includes instructor-led fun activities, games, and music designed for your birthday girl or boy.
You can relax and enjoy the party as you’ll have no set-up or clean-up. Their three-dimensional learning style promotes social and emotional development and motor and language development. The activities also build confidence and self-esteem. The Little Gym is located at 14010 N. U.S. Highway 183, Suite 445, in Austin.
If you’re looking for a place to run, jump, and play in bouncy houses and other inflatables, including moonwalks, slides, combos, and obstacles for all sizes of children under the age of 11, check out Inflatable Wonderland. Adult supervision is required, and admission for adults is free. You can find Inflatable Wonderland at Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive in Cedar Park.
To see a wide variety of marine life and other animals, visit Austin Aquarium. They offer Basic, Deluxe, and VIP Party Packages. The Basic Package includes admission for all guests, a VR experience for the birthday boy or girl and one of their friends, and a party host who will set up and clean up. You also get free Dippin’ Dots for the birthday child and a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) admission coupon for another day’s visit.
The Deluxe Package adds a free T-shirt for the birthday child, two slices of pizza per guest, one drink per guest, an educational group stingray feeding, a table cover, plates, cups, napkins, and plastic utensils. The VIP Package adds a goodie bag for each child attending and one activity token per child.
The aquarium has animal encounters where you can interact with and pet ring-tailed or red-ruffed lemurs. You can also experience their Sloth Encounter, Kinkajou Encounter, Capybara Encounter, or Porcupine Encounter for extra tokens. There are also opportunities to feed iguanas, octopus, stingrays, pacu, alligator gar, parakeets, lorikeets, koi, ducks, sharks, tropical fish, turtles, catfish, various aviary birds, and tortoises. The Austin Aquarium features free activities, including encounters with snakes, toucans, fish, ducks, tortoises, hand-cleaning shrimp, and macaws. You can find the aquarium at 13530 N. U.S. Highway 183, Suite 101, in Austin.
Kids Kitchen at Kitchen House Austin
Kitchen House Austin has a full roster of children’s parties, including Party Chef, Master Chef, Top Chef, and VIP Chef. All parties include time with an instructor, choice of one menu item, and cupcake decorating.
The Master Chef Package adds a Mystery Ingredient Competition and Cupcake Wars. With the Top Chef Package, you get a craft, and the kid chefs will design a take-home party favor — a ceramic plate with food-safe markers. The VIP Chef Package includes a one-on-one experience before the guests arrive, where the birthday child bakes their own cupcakes with the help of an instructor in a 45-minute private baking lesson. You can discover the fun at Kitchen House at 1514 Dandridge Drive in Cedar Park.
These family-friendly party venues offer a diverse assortment of entertainment and fun. The Crème de la Crème of Cedar Park team invites you to check out one or more of these options for your next party. Whether celebrating a birthday, graduating from preschool, or hosting a family get-together, you’re guaranteed to enjoy your time at any of these venues in the Cedar Park area.