ROCK CLIMBING with Peak Experiences
"Kids had a blast, and Davidson was terrific! He helped match the climbs to each climber's ability for just the right challenge." - Lesha B., Facebook
PartyRVA DISCOUNT: Book with this link to receive $25 off the total of the party at Peak Experiences.
Voted by Style Weekly readers as the "Best Place To Have A Birthday Party."
Peak Experiences is a rock-climbing facility of over 20,000 square feet of climbing and party space. While there are some serious climbers, Peak Experiences caters to all levels, especially beginners - in fact, some of their most avid climbers climbed for the first time at a Peak Experience birthday party.
Climbing boosts kids' self-esteem by encouraging them to overcome their fears. With a staff ratio of 1 staff member for every 5 kids, there is a lot of support and encouragement. Kids climb for the first hour and a half before moving up to their private party area.
Parents can watch the action from the second-floor mezzanine
DID YOU KNOW? For the parents who really want to see their kids get a workout, nightly lock-ins are available for groups. Lock-ins, typically starting with groups of 20 or more, begin at 8:45pm and go to 7 in the morning.
To get your PartyRVA discount, simply email Peak Experiences through this link.
GO FISHING with Virginia Fishing Adventures
"Just wanted to let you know that my daughter, Shannon Brady, had a great time last week! She had never fished before, and I think she can't wait to do it again."
PARTYRVA DISCOUNT: Book with this link to get 30 minutes added on to the fishing time for a longer party.
No prior fishing experience is necessary
For 11 years, Virginia Fishing Adventures has been focused on getting kids outside.
All equipment provided including fishing rods, tackle, bait, and if using, boats and life jackets.
For those who love the outdoors (or for those whom you'd hope would go outdoors more), Virginia Fishing Adventures offers overnight fishing and camping parties as well.
DID YOU KNOW? Virginia Fishing Adventures will also pick up the kids and provide transportation after the fishing adventure for an easy-to-plan event.
To get your PartyRVA discount, simply email Virginia Fishing Adventures through this link.
RACE KARTS with Thunderbolt Indoor Karting
"Quick karts, great track and the best staff in karting. I would recommend to anyone for a good time and great family environment!" - Robbie W., Facebook
PARTYRVA DISCOUNT: Book with this link to receive a 10% discount for kids parties of 10 guests or more!
Rent Go Pro cameras to relive the race at home
At Thunderbolt Indoor Karting, junior karts give children the feel and excitement of real F1 racing without the intensity of full-blown adult karting. The junior karts are smaller in size and only reach speeds of up to 25 mph.
Electric karts give kids a great day of racing without any fumes or gas smell. At Thunderbolt's kids parties everyone takes home a medal.
After racing, we suppose it's ok if there's downtime to let them play a few video games.
DID YOU KNOW? At Thunderbolt Indoor Karting, a kids' birthday package includes 1 hour of the party room use, cake, plates and utensils, medals for each guest, and an awards ceremony for the group.
PLAY MINI GOLF at Bogeys Sports Park
"It's great for kids and are pretty inexpensive. There's also a snack bar there and picnic tables to bring your own, and they host a lot of children's parties if you're looking for something a little more athletic than Chuck E. Cheese." - Ginger W., Yelp
PARTYRVA DISCOUNT: Book with this link to receive $10 off the total birthday package for a kids party, AND receive a free pavilion rental on party packages #1 or #2, a $50 value.
Bogeys is one of the largest mini-golf courses in the country
Bogeys Sports Park, located 5 minutes West of Short Pump Town Center, gives kids a chance to play on one of the largest mini-golf courses in the country.
Kids can also show off skills with a bat at Bogeys seven batting cages. Balls range in speed from a slow-pitch softball, to baseballs that can go from 35 to 80 miles an hour.
Beautifully landscaped park with batting cages
DID YOU KNOW? Parties that rent the large pavilion can play horseshoes and volleyball! A deluxe party package includes the pavilion for 2 hours and use of the volleyball court and horseshoes, and 20 activity passes that can be used for the driving range, batting cages or mini golf.
SHOOT PAINT at XZone
"What a fun place to go. The kids had a great time and I really made my son have a great birthday. For the first time. Pat-on-the-back-hero-mom saves the (birth)day." Eureka P., Facebook
PARTYRVA DISCOUNT: Mention PartyRVA at the time of booking to receive 10% off the per-person cost for parties of 10 or more kids.
Safe spring-loaded guns can't pop a balloon
At XZone kids enjoy the outdoors with kid-friendly guns called the "JT Splatmaster," a paintball gun designed for kids ages 9 and up.
The low-impact JT Splatmaster gun shoots color-filled ammo that is 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, resists stains, and is easily washed away with water.
DID YOU KNOW? A non-profit 501(c)3, XZone has been revitalizing the Chesterfield community through sports, arts and education since 2004. Every dollar spent with XZone, whether on the skate park or on the paintball field, helps to strengthen the Chesterfield community and to change young lives for the better.
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