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A Good Place for a Kid's Birthday Party in Calgary

by Ann Daniels, studioD

If you're planning a party for your child in Calgary, select a venue that makes party planning simple. There are outdoor venues when the weather is warm and indoor locations for winter parties. There are a lot of options in Calgary -- many of which have party packages -- to make it easy to find the perfect party place.


Bowling is an enjoyable activity for your child’s guests to enjoy at his next party. Calgary has an assortment of bowling alleys -- many of which offer party packages to make planning the party easy. Mountain View Bowl has party packages that include bowling, shoe rental, a party room, paper goods and a keepsake for the guest of honor. The venue also provides food and beverages for an extra charge. Chinook Bowladrome is another bowling alley in Calgary that offers party packages. Choose from among packages that include bowling, shoe rentals, party room and gift for the guest of honor. Food is also available for an extra charge.

Calaway Park

When the weather is warm in Canada, plan an outdoor party for your child at Calaway Park. The venue is an amusement park in Calgary that offers rides, games, attractions, shows and food. The venue is open May through October, with varied hours. Party packages are available to accommodate your child’s party guests. Choose from among party packages that include park admission, unlimited rides, a private party area, paper goods and food.

Petting Zoo

Spend a fun afternoon interacting with animals at one of the petting zoos in Calgary. Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm offers a wide variety of activities to entertain your child’s party guests. In addition to corn mazes and petting zoo, the location also has an assortment of other attractions such as a mini-golf course, jumping pillows and a big playground. The venue welcomes parties and offers special group pricing. You can take your own food or purchase food such as hot dogs, salads, burgers, fries and beverages. The picnic areas are first-come, first-served, but you can rent a party tent ahead of time to accommodate your guests. Butterfield Acres is another venue with a farm-like atmosphere in Calgary. Parties at the farm are offered from April through September. You can choose from an assortment of party options such as food, a tractor ride, a party wagon, pony rides and a private party room. In addition to hosting parties, Butterfield Acres also offers party packages, which are available all year, that you can host at your home.

Family Fun Centers

Shakers is a family fun center in Calgary that offers an wide array of activities such as laser tag, an indoor playground, miniature golf and go-karts. The venue offers party packages for different budgets. All party packages are for nine guests, but additional guests can be added for an added charge. Food can be purchased separately from the Pitt Stop Concession. In addition to beverages, pizza, burgers, chicken wings and snack items are available. Celebrate your party at Kart World, which is another family fun center that offers go karts, mini-golf, laser tag and an arcade. Choose a party package that includes park activities based on your guests’ interests and your budget. Stir Crazy Family Fun Centre has party packages available that include unlimited access to the indoor playground. Food and beverages are also included in the party packages. Some of the food choices include veggies with dip, sandwiches, pizza, fountain drinks and juice. Depending on the package you choose, there are additional party extras such as paper goods, party hats and invitations.

About the Author

Ann Daniels has been a professional writer for more than 10 years. Her work has been published in many national health and wellness publications. Daniels holds a Master of Arts in communications from the University of Colorado at Boulder.