Birthday party venues for kids in Richmond

There comes a time in a child’s life when birthday hats and pin the tail on the donkey may not cut the birthday cake. Kids want to have fun and celebrate in a unique way that leaves guests saying, “That was the best party – ever!” Richmond boasts a variety of unique venues that fit the bill when you want to throw a memorable birthday bash.

Bell's Bake Shop

12211 1st Ave, Richmond, BC V7E 3M3

What’s a birthday without cake? Celebrate your child's birthday at Bell's Bake Shop where party guests will tour of Bell’s kitchen, receive a mini lesson on how to decorate a cupcake, enjoy a game and face painting, and have enough time left over to eat party food and open presents. For added fun, order Bell’s supersized cupcake – it feeds 10 to 12 people.

Extreme Air Park

14380 Triangle Rd, Richmond, BC V6W 1B1

The word spreads far and wide when there’s a trampoline in a friend’s backyard. Now imagine 42,000 square feet of enclosed, interlocking trampolines and the fun really begins! Round up eight buddies to enjoy Extreme Air Park’s birthday package that includes jump time, jumping socks, a t-shirt for the guest of honour, a private party room, pizza, drinks and ice cream cake – it all adds up to a bouncing good time.

4Cats Arts Studio Steveston

110-12031 1st Ave, Richmond, BC V7E 3M1

A smorgasbord of party possibilities awaits young Picassos at 4Cats. Depending on the age and area of interest, parties involve everything from creating miniature masterpieces (think princesses, fairies, dragons and space aliens) with polymer clay to colourful splatter sessions – Jackson Pollock would definitely have given this creative painting party his blessing. Happier children you have never seen as they emerge from the splatter room looking like a work of art.

Richmond Archery Club

150-6851 Elmbridge Way, Richmond, BC V7C 4N1

Archery has surged in popularity thanks to The Hunger Games, so your kids are sure to love an afternoon of (totally safe) bow-and-arrow action. This is a terrific party idea for girls and boys ages eight and up. Get together a gang of 14 little Robin Hoods to enjoy a beginner’s archery lesson followed by Samurai sword cake cutting in a private party room. An instructor hosts the party from set up to clean up.

Richmond Olympic Oval

6111 River Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 0A2

Billed as “the most interactive sports attraction in North America,” this new museum, which opened in late 2015, recreates the excitement of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Parties for children ages six to 15 include over a dozen interactive challenges and sport simulators, including bobsledding, jump skiing, shooting hockey pucks and soccer balls. Kids will also get to enjoy an hour of staff-led activities and a private screening of Pursuit Of A Dream in the ROX Theatre. Cool!

Lucky 9 Bowling Centre Ltd

150-14200 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3

Who doesn’t love receiving an invitation to attend a bowling party? There’s loud music, food, a little friendly competition and if you are really lucky you’ll hit a patch of time where there’s cosmic bowling. Tip: remember to dress your child in something white because it’s oh so fun to glow in the dark. Five- and 10-pin bowling is available. Remember to ask the staff to put up the gutter guards if you want to avoid those frustrating gutter balls.


14300 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3

Just add water and fun is guaranteed to follow at Watermania. The spacious wave pool and two exciting waterslides are highlights at this Richmond waterpark. For younger children what’s better than a large seahorse pouring water into a giant tipping bucket, a tot-sized slide, and a variety of interactive sprayers and water wheels? A private party room may be reserved in advance. Bring your own food or book a custom-made menu for your group through Watermania’s concession.

Are you looking to start a new fitness program? Vancouver’s Dunbar neighbourhood is home to a wide variety of inclusive exercise studios for people of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re a former athlete or a total newbie, there’s bound to be a local workout option on this list that'll help you achieve your fitness goals.
Whether you are on a mission to find bulgur wheat, curry ketchup or packaged rose petals, Richmond is home to a number of specialty shops that sell unusual edible goodies you may not easily find elsewhere. Visiting these unique grocery stores can also feel like a mini vacation to a foreign land, and that’s always a bonus!
Ready to put up a “Kitchen Closed” sign at home and head out for a tasty and budget-friendly meal? The next time you don’t have the energy to cook, leave it to the pros. Steveston offers a wide range of dining possibilities at very reasonable prices.
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