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Top Birthday Party Ideas in Hamilton & Burlington

Published Jul 15, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Are you planning a big birthday party for your child? There are so many ways and places to celebrate in the Hamilton/Burlington area. Here are our top choices.

Whether you're hosting a small party or a big bash, you want to make your child's big day as special as it can be. There are countless birthday party providers in the Hamilton/Burlington area, but to make it easy for you, we've listed our favourite birthday party spots that provide sports, art, and educational themed events.

Road hockey? Dancing? Bowling? Singing and doing nails with Elsa from Frozen? Creating a crazy science experiment? Going back in time to learn about Hamilton's military history? Yup, we've got all of this and more!

Sporty & Active 

Cedar Springs Health Racquet & Sports Club

Cedar Springs offers fully supervised group activities for children's birthday parties. Kids of all ages can enjoy for 2½ hours of great fun, including 40 minutes of organized games in the gymnasium or Adventure Zone, an hour of swimming, followed by lunch served and celebrated in the Junior Lounge! Parents are welcome to watch all activities.

Price Range: Prices vary by day, group size, and member status. 

Mainway Sports & Game Centre

Mainway Sports has been hosting highly entertaining birthday parties for over 25 years. Parties begin with an hour and a half of ball hockey or beach volleyball. After, hungry guests will be served Mainway's very own house-made pizza and drinks. For the duration of the party, you will have access to an exclusive party room to store belongings and to eat pizza and cake!

Price Range: $200+

Splitsville Entertainment

Kids' birthdays at Splitsville include cosmic bowling, private party rooms, games room credits, party hosts or hostesses, and a variety of add-ons. Kids of all ages can have a great experience with optional ramps, bumpers, and lightweight bowling balls. Don’t worry about a thing because your party host or hostess will take care of it all while the parents kick back and relax!

Price Range: $125+

Not Just Another Dance Studio

Not Just Another Dance Studio doesn't host just any birthday party. They host amazing dance, face painting, and princess parties! All parties are two hours and include a 45 minute dance class. You can make your child's day extra special with party extras like frilly tutus for all guests, cake pops, and pizza!

Price Range: $125+ (prices vary by student or non-student status)

Photo Credit: Not Just Another Dance Studio

Prestige Circus & Gymnastics School

Has your child ever dreamed of running away to the circus? Well how about you compromise and throw them a circus birthday party at Prestige Circus & Gymnastics School instead? A certified instructor will lead your group through a circus and gymnastics circuit that includes time on the sunken trampoline, trapeze, aerial silks, and aerial hoops, uneven bars, spring floor, and even juggling. All parties include one hour of gym time and one hour in the party room. 

Price Range: $350+

Artsy & Creative

4Cats South Burlington

Paint splatter party? Collage party? Clay party? 4Cats has all of these and more! Choose from a variety of art-themed parties, where each guest can create and take home their own masterpiece! Themes include princesses, fairies, dragons, star force, robots, pirates, and more.

Price Range: $225+

Image Party Place

Image Party Place is a magical party venue featuring many different themed parties and it also provides characters to come to your location! Entertainers are vocally and theatrically trained to make your child's birthday extra special! There are many themes to choose from including princess characters and superheroes. The enchanting Image Party Place facility was designed for a child's taste and to transport them into the world of make-believe!

Price Range: $349+ at Image Party Place venue; $175+ for house visits

Photo Credit: Image Party

Glitterbug Face and Body Art

Glitterbug (A.K.A. Christina McCarthy) is Hamilton's favourite face painter. She is amazing with kids and knows how to make every child feel special at any event. If you want to make your child's birthday extra memorable, have Glitterbug come to your party venue to create spectacular and high impact face painting and body tattoos designs. 

Price Range: $85+

Fun & Educational

Mad Science

Your child's best birthday party ever begins when an official Mad Scientist showing up at your door! The Mad Scientist will then walk everyone through a jaw-dropping science demonstration. The birthday child will be the Scientist's assistant and get to wear a child-sized lab coat. Be prepared to be amazed because you might just see fireworks in your home, or learn how to make slime, silly putty, and even bouncy balls!

Price Range: $185+

Battlefield House Museum & Park

A history lesson and birthday fun are mixed into one at Battlefield House Museum & Park. Battlefield was the home of James and Mary Cage and their children in the early 19th century. Children will dress up in historic clothing, bake a dessert by the hearth, learn what life was like for children two hundred years ago, play historic games, and visit the Battlefield Monument. This is a great birthday party option for your young history buff! 

Price Range: $180+

Photo Credit: Tourism Hamilton 

Dundurn Castle

Built in the 1830s, Dundurn Castle is an Italianate-style, 40-room house that was once home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab. They have three birthday packages on offer that include Victorian games, preparing a traditional meal in the historic kitchen, and learning what it was like to be a kid in the Victorian era. This is another great, hands-on birthday party option for kids who love history!

Price Range: $180+

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum is a cultural heritage centre situated on a beautifully landscaped seven-acre property. They host creative birthday parties where kids get to make a take-home craft like texture boxes and paper quilt making. Parties are two hours, include a party room for one hour, and are perfect for children ages 6 to 14. 

Price Range: $180+

Hamilton Children's Museum

The guest of honour will have a birthday that he or she will never forget at Hamilton Children's Museum. Guests will explore and stretch their imaginations as they interact with the museum's hands-on exhibits, play games, and build gizmos. All parties are two hours and include a private room for the duration of the festivities. 

Price Range: $140+

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology hosts one-of-a-kind birthday parties for children ages 3 to 14. They have four party packages, which all include a hands-on craft and a tour of the Waterworks building. Our favourite is the All Aboard! train-themed party. Guests get to ride on a miniature train around the property, learn about how steam power powers trains, create a train-themed craft, and take home their very own conductor's whistle! 

Price Range: $180+

The Hamilton Military Museum

For one hour, birthday guests will be guided on a one hour program where they will learn about what it was like to be a soldier during the War of 1812 by trying on military uniforms, learning drills, and handling equipment. Guests will then continue the party fun in a private party space for another hour where they can eat cake and open presents. 

Price Range: $180+

Photo Credit: Tourism Hamilton

Whitehern Historic House & Garden

Whitehern House, containing elements of Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian architecture, was home to three generations of the McQuesten family. This historic site is a perfect spot for your child's birthday! They have five party packages on offer, each with a very different theme. For children ages 2 to 5, we recommend the Baby Bears' Birthday package. Young kids will play Eye-Spy as they hunt for bears in the house and play a bear-themed game in the stable. Guests are highly encouraged to bring their own bears!

Price Range: $180

We wish you the best of luck planning your child's birthday party! If you're looking for more birthday ideas, scroll through ChatterBlock's complete list of birthday providers in Hamilton. 

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