As a parent or caregiver, you probably want to make your kids’ birthday, family get-together, or big celebration as special as possible. One of the best ways to ensure everyone has fun and feels special is to pick a location with lots of options for bonding activities. If you need an awesome place to host a family outing or kid’s birthday party, look no further than these five family-friendly party venues in and around Coppell, hand picked by our day care in Frisco, TX.

Main Event

A bowling ball rolls toward pins at a bowling alley party venue in Coppell, Texas

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If you’re looking for a high-energy venue with many different activities that can keep even the pickiest in your group happy, then Main Event is the place to host your event or birthday party. 

This place offers a little bit of everything, from laser tag to bowling to arcade games to pool to high-flying bungee jumping to mini golf. And while a lot of these activities appeal to the kiddos, the adults at the party will have a great time playing games and enjoying the food and drinks, too. Depending on the party package you pick, you can book a certain number of hours of unlimited play on different activities, get a buffet of delicious food, and give everyone a pre-filled arcade card.

What’s more is that this venue makes it super easy to plan your event. Main Event has a simple online form you can fill out, and then someone from the location can help you select the food and the fun. There are three different locations closest to Coppell: Grapevine, Frisco, and Lewisville. So, you can choose the one that has all the activities you want and is the closest to everyone who’s attending.

Pump It Up

Pump It Up is an indoor bouncy house playground that’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s face during your party or family gathering. This venue houses more than just your average bouncy house; it also features a capture-the-flag slippery climbing slope, a wipe-out course, an augmented reality playroom, and many other games, rides, and attractions. In addition to inflatable mazes and slides, Pump It Up also offers additional amenities like yummy food and drinks, awesome decorations, and special effects like bubbles or glow-in-the-dark parties and toys to make your party perfect.

And, to keep everyone as safe as possible, the venue currently separates all groups and parties so pods can have fun together. Consider Pump It Up in nearby Frisco for your kids’ next birthday, a playdate, or a fun-filled family reunion.

Let’s Pretend Parties

For the little royal in your family, book a Let’s Pretend Party to make your kids’ fairy tale dreams come true! You can book a birthday party, host a tea party, or join a princess-in-training camp featuring your children’s favorite storybook and movie characters. These events bring one of the best parts of going to that magical amusement park — meeting the princesses — right to the DFW area. And not only do you and the kids get to meet the princesses, they also get to have tea and cake with them, take photos, and get a princess makeover.

This unique experience is perfect for the little birthday prince or princess in your family, a tea party playdate, or a special gathering for the kids during a family get-together weekend.

Escape Room 5280

Work together to solve the clues and escape before time runs out! At Escape Room 5280 in nearby Highland Village, you and your family or group can play the popular mystery puzzle game as a unique family- or friend-bonding experience or birthday party extravaganza. All of the games are an hour long, so it’s a relatively quick experience, but it’s jam-packed with fun riddles, clues, and puzzles that are sure to challenge your entire group of up to 10 people.

This location feature three different themed escape rooms. There’s the Experiment, a scientist’s lab where you need to finish the experiment to get out. Then, there’s the Heist, where you work with your team to rob an art collector’s house without triggering any of the traps. Finally, the Sherlock room has you helping Sherlock and Watson to save London from Moriarty’s evil plan before it’s too late. 

While each of the games limits the number of people who can play at one time, Escape Room 5280 can accommodate more people to play simultaneously in different rooms so that no one’s left behind. Plus, many of the rooms are great for kids, who will be able to practice their skills in teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and decision making.

Fort Worth Zoo

If your family or group loves animals, then booking a special event, gathering, or birthday party at the zoo may be a fun twist to your party. Named the best zoo in the nation in 2020, the Fort Worth Zoo offers many ways to bring your friends and family together for a super-special experience with the animals that call this zoo home.

For the animal-lover in your family, book a kids’ birthday party to get a number of general admission tickets, vouchers for feeding some of the animals, a special gift for the birthday kid, and a room rental to have snacks and open gifts.

Or, make your intimate family sleepover unforgettable with an overnight stay at the Fort Worth Zoo! With two party options to choose from, you and your group can get access to a guided after-hours tour, fun activities at the Education Center, a morning tour with a live animal demonstration, night and morning hikes, dinner and breakfast, as well as all-day zoo admission after your sleepover ends.

If you’re planning a big family reunion and want to really wow everyone, host it at one of the zoo’s awesome event venues. They hold 75 people up to 3,000 or more people, so there’s plenty of room for activities. Depending on your event, you might want to book special animal encounters, photos and face-painting, a scavenger hunt, and delicious catering for the whole group.So there you have it, five family-friendly party venues in and around the Coppell, Texas, area. Did we miss your favorite spot to host a family outing or child’s birthday party? If so, let Crème de la Crème of Coppell on S. Denton Tap Road know, and we’ll be sure to add it to our list!