Best Birthday Party Venues in Orlando for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Tantrums and potty training aside isn’t the toddler/preschool stage the best?! Think about it… preschoolers have the most incredible imaginations, offer the coziest cuddles, and can start the funniest conversations. The toddler/preschool stage is all about playtime and, of course, birthday parties are no exception! Orlando Parenting has rounded up the best birthday party venues in Orlando for toddlers and preschoolers.

Thankfully there are many things to do in Orlando for toddlers, so there are plenty of options for a fun birthday.

Where to Celebrate a Toddler’s Birthday in Orlando

Bella Ballerina

125 N. Orlando Ave., ​Suite 109, Winter Park | (407) 873-9406

Who doesn’t love a dance party? Tiny dancers can snag studio time at Bella Ballerina with a birthday package designed for a dozen dolled up ballerinas. Priced at $389, parties are held at the Winter Park Studio on Saturdays from 2-3:30 pm or 3-4:30 pm.

To sweeten the deal, Bella Ballerina can provide cupcakes (for an added price), with gluten- and dairy-free options available. Because of time constraints, studio staffers will help package up the gifts but advise that presents be opened later at home.   

Also try birthday parties at Art from the Heart, KidzDance or Ready, Set, Dance.

Build-A-Bear Party

Multiple locations (Altamonte Mall, Florida Mall, ICON Park & Waterford Lake) | (877) 789-BEAR

Yes, the toy box is already stuffed with stuffies, but Build-A-Bear allows kids to design their very own creations. Best of all, you can skip the laborious task of filling party favor bags with junk because a Build-A-Bear is the ultimate take-home favor.

Choose from five packages, ranging from $20 to $60 per child, with each amping package up bear accessories. Aside from making furry friends, parties include games and a plush, light-up cupcake keepsake for the guest of honor. Build-A-Bear also offers free, printable invitations and thank you notes.

Also consider hosting your little one’s party at an art studio, like Palette Art Studio.

Chuck E. Cheese

Multiple locations (Altamonte Springs, I-Drive, W. Colonial & Waterford Lakes) |
(888) 778-7193

There is a reason Chuck E. Cheese continues to squeak its way onto recommendation lists like this one… this birthday party venue is just plain FUN. Plus, the party execution is seamless.

Each package includes interactive play (of arcade-style games and more), reserved table time to feast on pizza, a live ‘Chuck E.’ show and a ticket blaster experience for the guest of honor.

Chuck E. Cheese offers tons of additional features to simplify hosting duties, such as invitations, cake, ice cream, decorations, goodie bags and food for adults. If you have a child with special needs, explore options that align with the venue’s Sensory-Friendly Sundays.

Chuck E Cheese

Crayola Experience

Florida Mall, 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando | (407) 757-1700

Artsy kiddos will be tickled pink by Crayola’s vibrant, 70,000-square-foot wonderland. This picture-perfect birthday party venue features 27 hands-on attractions and countless ways to explore creative expression.

Party packages start at $379.99, which includes admission for 19 guests. The basic bundle includes printable invitations, serving supplies (plates, cups, napkins and utensils), unlimited drinks, and a birthday gift for the special kiddo. An upgrade to the next package adds lunch (pizza, hot dog or hamburger), party favors and cake pops.

Dr. P. Phillips Community Park Splash Pad

8249 Buenavista Woods Blvd., Orlando | (407) 254-9038

Take the plunge into outdoor park play by reserving a covered pavilion at Dr. P. Phillips Community Park. Aside from a cool playground section and sports fields overlooking Big Sand Lake, partygoers can plunge into inactive water play on the splash pad.

The city doesn’t facilitate party packages so hosts will need to coordinate splash pad wristbands (which is easy peasy).     

Also try Apopka Splash Pad, Champions Splash Park and Wooten Park.

Millie Moos

4085 L.B. McLeod Rd., Suite F, Orlando | (407) 373-4553

Kelly Wells, an Orlando mom, says she couldn’t find an indoor play space that met the needs of her family, so she created one. [Kudos mama!] From toy kitchens to ball pits to ride-on Thomas the Tank Engines, this inclusive environment is bursting with fun things for toddlers and preschoolers to do.

Millie Moo’s has three private party packages, starting at $349. To coincide with your little one’s interests, this venue has a whooping 80 different themes to choose from. Some package options include a balloon arch, snow flurries, pizza, and more.

Millie Moos

Also try Kidiverse and My Little Town.

Monkey Joes

Two locations – Pointe Orlando & Winter Park | (407) 352-8484 / (407) 478-4000

You shouldn’t feel embarrassed if and when your kiddos act like wild animals at Monkey Joe’s – it’s sort of encouraged. Your birthday tribe can swing, slide, scoot and smash about tons of bouncers, ride-ons, and interactive arcade-style games.

Party packages start at $299 for eight children, which includes pizza and an entertaining visit from Monkey Joe himself.

Monkey Joes

Also try Cranium Academy.

My Gym

Four locations – Lake Mary, Maitland, Waterford Lake & Winter Garden | (818) 907-6966

Let the good times roll (and tumble, flip and so on). My Gym helps kids work off that cake-induced sugar rush with active play, such as on floor mats, climbing ropes, ball pits and a sky-coasting ride-on plane.

Party specialists keep things moving smoothly with unique add-ons, like puppets, songs and more. Packages start at $300.

Also try Little Gym and O2BKids.

Showcase of Citrus

15051 Frank Jarrell Rd., Clermont | (352) 394-4377

This outdoor birthday party venue is somewhat of a hidden gem, even though it features a HUGE, can’t-miss Monster Truck. Aboard a massive, mud-slinging safari vehicle, partygoers can have a ‘wheely’ good time trekking through the wooden area of this farm property. During the journey, expect sightings of zebra, watusi, water buffalo, alligators, snakes, and exotic and native birds.

Do opt for the largest package ($400), which includes the Monster Truck Adventure (for 25 people), a reserved table space, use of the playground and two buckets of feed to offer up to farm animals.

Showcase of Citrus

Also try Wildflower Farm.

Older kids? Check out our ideas for Best Birthday Party Venues in Orlando for Tweens (8- to 11-Year-Olds) and Best Birthday Party Venues in Orlando for Teens.

Featured image: Dr. Phillips Splash Park. All images courtesy of Nancy DeVault

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Nancy DeVault is a fitness enthusiast, news junkie, shoe lover, adult beverage fan and travel addict. She works as a Florida-based freelance writer and editor. As mom to two super silly boys, Nancy is always on the hunt for family fun!