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Birthday Places for Kids in Aurora, Illinois

by Jane Rodda

Aurora, Illinois, is the center of a bustling area of several towns in the Fox River Valley, about 40 miles from downtown Chicago. With a population of 199,932, according to the 2012 Census estimate, you won't have to look too far to find an ideal place for your child's birthday party.

Indoor Playgrounds

When it's not the right time of the year for outdoor parties, plenty of indoor playgrounds can accommodate your party needs. Airtastic is an inflatable toy arena with 10 bouncing elements for kids to enjoy. You can choose a snack birthday package or a full pizza meal package. Both include two hours of play time and a private party room. Monkey Joe's features several bounce houses, obstacle courses and slides. Party packages include a goody bag, ice cream, a party host and a private room.

Outdoor Venues

If you have a spring or summer birthday coming up, consider some of the outdoor options in Aurora. Blackberry Farm is a living history museum with lakes, ponds, forests, walking trails and many natural elements. It offers three birthday packages; a train party, a tea party or a pony party. All packages include food, a picnic area, paper products and a host. At the Red Oak Nature Center you can have a bug safari party, a nature craft event, astounding animals party, a Sno-Motion party or a nature detectives scavenger hunt. Your party will have naturalist-led activities and access to the discovery room.

Sports Venues

At the My Gym Children's Fitness Center you can have a birthday party that includes engaging games, crafts, puppet shows, songs and lots of action. Your host will take care of the setup and cleanup, the decorations and refreshments. For a really active group, take them to Aurora Skate Center. You bring the cake and kids, and the rest is covered, including a free pair of skates for the birthday child. Food, decorations, free skating passes for all kids at the party and help with the setup and cleanup are provided.

Fun Centers

Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center specializes in birthday parties for kids. Packages including laser tag parties, make your own pizza parties and video arcade room parties. Each party package includes a spin on the prize wheel for the birthday child, decorations, play passes and birthday photos. Sports Zone Family Fun Center features mini golf, concessions, go-karts and batting cages. It has a variety of party options.

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About the Author

Jane Rodda has been a writer since 2004, with articles featured in "Gameday Magazine" and "Urban Family Magazine." She is also the social media director and lead copywriter for a piano instruction website. Rodda holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a concentration in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.

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