A key to the best destinations for your child’s next birthday bash, as well as entertainers, party supply stores, bakeries and more.

CATEGORIES

Amusements

Animal Attractions

Cakes & Treats

Creative & Crafty

Entertainment

Food

Games

Museums

Outdoors

Party Supplies

Restaurants

Sports & Fitness

(All phone numbers in the (501) area code unless otherwise noted.)

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Amusements

Hog Wild Events Center
619 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs
(501) 623-5867
Ages: All ages
This Hot Springs fun spot offers inflatable rentals for off-site parties, as well as party packages at the indoor jump space and arcade.


Hogwild Family Fun Center
1350 Old Morrilton Highway, Conway
(501) 358-3557
Ages: All ages
This 25,000-square-foot facility features arcade games, mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars and a jump zone that includes five bouncy attractions.


Jump!Zone
9250 Commerce Cove, North Little Rock
907-5867
Ages: 2-12
This indoor playground in the Maumelle area features seven massive inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses.


Thunder Road Grand Prix
3847 Dave Ward Drive, Conway
(501) 513-1065
Ages: 54 inches or taller to ride alone; 3 years old and 36 inches to ride with adult
Parties include access to the race track and 30 games, including air hockey and Skee-Ball.

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Animal Attractions

Cockrill’s Country Critters Mobile Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
2265 Mountain Springs Road, Cabot
(501) 351-4521
Ages: All ages
Celebrate your child’s next birthday with loving farm animals: llama rides are available as well as Rudy Roo Roo the Kangaroo, Humphrey the Camel, and live pony carousels.


Humane Society of Pulaski County
14600 Col. Glenn Road, Little Rock
227-6166
Ages: All ages
Have a party in the Humane Society’s party room: play with dogs and cats and enjoy arts and crafts.


Little Rock Animal Village
4500 Kramer St., Little Rock
(501) 376-3067; (501) 565-6098
Ages: 4-17
Your guests will have use of the private party room for up to 90 minutes and take a tour of the shelter and interact with the animals there.


Little Rock Zoo
1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock | 666-2406

Ages: 3-12
Party packages include a Jungle Party host, drinks, tableware, train or carousel ride and zoo admission.


Midland Farms
3406 Midland Road, Alexander
(501) 590-0784
Ages: All ages
Midland is a barn facility with a picnic area and large grassy area for play. Parties include two horses for riding and additional horses for parties with more than 10 guests.

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Cakes & Treats

The Blue Cake Company
6800 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
868-7771
Blue Cake creates custom birthday cakes, petit fours and cupcakes made from scratch; they specialize in tiered and sculpted cakes.


Brown Sugar Bakeshop
Little Rock
993-1030
This old-fashioned bakery delivers delectable made-to-order cupcakes, cookies, cakes, bars, pies and more.


The Cupcake Factory
18104 Kanis Road, Little Rock
821-9913
Ages: 3 & up
The Cupcake Factory offers cupcake decorating parties for girls, boys, adults, organizational groups, schools and more.


Cupcakes on Kavanaugh
5625 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
664-2253
Ages: 7 & up
Cupcakes are baked from scratch daily using the finest all-natural and organic ingredients. Or, have a cupcake decorating party at the Kavanaugh store or at home.


Dempsey Bakery
323 S. Cross St., Suite B, Little Rock
375-2257
Dempsey sells gluten- and nut-free sweets and breads as well as cakes and cupcakes free of soy, wheat and eggs.


Kilwins of Little Rock
415 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
379-9865
This candy store and ice cream shop whips up handmade fudge, caramel apples, chocolate candies and more.


Mickey’s Cakes & Sweets
11121 N. Rodney Parham, Suite 14, Little Rock
221-1989
Mickey’s has a variety of cake flavors and designs along with other delicious pies, cobblers, French rolls, cake pops and customized individual desserts.


SugarDumplin’s Cupcakes
5407 Highway 5 N., Suite 12, Bryant
(501) 952-3472
Ages: 3 & up
This cupcake shop and bakery has a party room and hosts cupcake decorating parties; guests will be supplied with cupcakes, toppings and icing bags.

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Creative & Crafty

The Painted Pig Studio
5622 R St., Little Rock
280-0553
Ages: 5 & up
Each guest can create his or her own keepsake — choose from pottery, mosaic or silver jewelry.


Pigtails and Crewcuts
11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 305, Little Rock
227-4436
Ages: 3-10
Parties include crafts, hair styling, glitter makeup, nails and more with themes such as “Let’s Luau,” “Pretty Little Princess,” “Ahoy Matey” and “Howdy Partner.”


Pinot’s Palette
11610 Pleasant Ridge Road, Suite 101, Little Rock | 588-1661

Ages: 6 & up
Let the birthday child choose a painting and then follow step-by-step directions led by a professional to have fun painting a creative masterpiece.


Sew Creative Studio
Little Rock
590-8065
Ages: 7-16
Learn to use a sewing machine among friends while making fun take-home projects including stylish fashion accessories and cute stuffed animals.


Spirited Art
5610 R St., Little Rock
296-9903
Ages: 5 & up
Partygoers get creative with a canvas as a trained artist leads a step-by-step lesson to create a painting to take home.


The Wonder Place
10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite E2, Little Rock | 225-4050

Ages: 1-8
All party packages include admission for children and adults and a private party room for two hours. Options range from full-service to DIY.

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Entertainment

Fancyful Fairytale Parties
Little Rock
(713) 304-3434
Princesses and characters can visit your child’s party; professionally-trained staff arrive in costume to sing, read, dance, play and entertain your young guests.


Joey the Friendly Fire Truck
Little Rock
240-5900
Ages: 1-12
Locally owned and operated Joey the Friendly Fire Truck teaches fire safety in a fun way.


KinderSongs
Little Rock
374-4542
Ages: 3-8
Enjoy a fun-filled, interactive children’s music party, with original songs by Brian Kinder. The program is 35-40 minutes long and KinderSongs comes to you.


Magician and Balloon Artist Derrick Rose
Little Rock
529-1633
Ages: All ages
This fun, interactive show includes magic, tons of comedy, and balloon art along with kid-friendly music.


Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic
Little Rock
786-2442
Ages: 3-11
Enjoy a fun, interactive magic show where the birthday child helps with the magic tricks! Birthday package includes balloon animals for all.

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Food

Playtime Pizza
600 Colonel Glenn Plaza Loop, Little Rock
227-7529
Ages: All ages
Playtime is Arkansas’ largest indoor family entertainment center; the facility features indoor go-karts, laser tag, bumper cars, mini golf and mini bowling.


The Purple Cow
11602 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
224-4433
Throw a Purple Party at this ’50s-style diner and soda fountain: invitations, a T-shirt and plush cow, purple ice cream, party favors and more are included.

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Games & Amusements

Altitude Trampoline Park
15707 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock | 353-1281

Ages: All ages
Altitude is an indoor trampoline park with 20,000 SF of interconnected trampolines, dodge ball, basketball, a foam pit and a kids-only court.


Big Rock Fun Park
11411 Baseline Road, Little Rock | 455-3750

Ages: 5 & up
Play mini golf, ride go-karts, compete in the arcade and hit some balls in the batting cages.


J.C.H.C. Inflatables
Sherwood
833-0542
Ages: All ages
Rent inflatable bounce houses, carnival games and concession equipment for your enjoyment.


Joyland Skate Center
2020 S. 2nd St., Cabot
(501) 843-7341
Host a private or public birthday bash at Joyland with food and refreshments.

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Museums

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock | 371-8320

Ages: 5 & up
The guest of honor will be the captain of the day. Take a guided tour of the submarine USS Razorback and have use of the facility for two hours or have a submarine sleepover.


Mid-America Science Museum
500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs
(501) 767-3461
Ages: All ages
Use the party room for one hour for up to 20 guests; party package includes snacks and admission to the museum for a full day.


Museum of Discovery-Donald W. Reynolds Science Center
500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
396-7050
Ages: All ages
Choose from an array of party packages that fit your child’s interests, from tinkering to animals to dinosaurs and more.

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Outdoor Activities

Arkansas Frontier
1625 Wesley Chapel Road, Quitman
(501) 589-3122
Ages: All ages
Bring party guests to this living history farm and enjoy the pumpkin patch from Oct. 1-31.


Bill Harmon Recreation Center
51 Shelby Road, Sherwood
835-6893
Ages: Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult in the pool area. Indoor pool and party rooms are available for do-it-yourself parties.


Holtzman Riding Academy
4618 Highway 5 South, Benton
(501) 860-2378
Ages: 10 & under
Enjoy a hayride, games and riding the horses for a real cowboy party.


Jacksonville Community Center
5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
982-4171
Ages: All ages
During summer, enjoy the Splash Zone family aquatic park. The community center has an indoor pool, gym, banquet hall and meeting room available.


Loco Ropes!
Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1025A Park Ave., Mountain View
(870) 269-6566; (888) 669-6717
Ages: All ages
Loco Ropes is a heart-pumping ground, tower and treetop adventure of more than 35 challenges to test your nerve, endurance, agility, and strength.


North Little Rock Funland
25 Funland Drive, North Little Rock
753-7307
Ages: All ages
Little ones can hop on the carousel, train, Tilt-a-Whirl and other small amusement rides. Parties, groups and pavilion rentals are available.

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Party Supplies

Add Sum Balloons/Birthdays To Remember
404 E. Kiehl Ave., Sherwood
(501) 835-3905; (501) 472-2294
Ages: All ages
Birthdays to Remember provides party fun including clowning, Balloon Twister, face painting and character entertainment.


Argenta Limo LLC
7704 Fluid Drive, Little Rock
771-9500
Ages: All ages
Argenta offers immaculate limousine and luxury sedan service and highly trained chauffeurs to give passengers a flawless experience.


Balloon Town
Bryant
(501) 317-6468
Ages: All ages
This decorating service transforms your party zone with balloon creations including giant numbers, arches and decor to match any party theme.


By Invitation Only
5914 R St., Little Rock
975-8902
Ages: All ages
This shop will find or create the perfect invitation for your occasion and sells party goods: invitations, stationery, gift tags, custom napkins, custom cups, matchbooks, stickers and more.


Party City
11218 Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
223-4929
Ages: All ages
Get everything you need to throw a terrific birthday party at this discount party supply super store.


Party Time Rental & Events
11121 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite 32B, Little Rock
224-3133
Ages: All ages
Party Time offers one of the largest selections of tables, chairs, tents, and fine linens to rent along with an experienced staff to help you put it all together.


The Social Type
5819 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
661-9929
Ages: All ages
Find plenty of goodies for a chic birthday bash - from trendy invites and decorations to fancy favors and wrapping.

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Philanthropy

Arkansas Food Bank
4301 W. 65th St., Little Rock
565-8121
Ages: 8 & up
Collect food items for the Arkansas Foodbank from party guests or in lieu of birthday gifts. Then bring the birthday child and guests to drop off the donations at the food bank and take a tour of the warehouse.

Restaurants

All Aboard Restaurant & Grill
6813 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
975-7401
Ages: All ages
All Aboard Restaurant is a fun family eatery that serves food in a unique way: Via the All Aboard train! Your order comes to you fresh – whisked along a complex rail system right to your table.

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Sports & Fitness

All-Star ATA Martial Arts
5501 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock
753-6100
Ages: All ages
ATA provides fun party activities including a 30-minute karate class, karate relay games, ninja dodgeball and more.


Arkansas Skatium
1311 Bowman Road, Little Rock
227-4333
Ages: All ages
Arkansas Skatium has party options for public roller and ice skating parties. Private party rental options are also available.


D-BAT Little Rock
4209 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
725-2727
Ages: 7 & up
D-BAT is a climate-controlled, indoor baseball and softball training facility. Birthday parties include use of the picnic area and space for Wiffle ball, dodgeball, or both with a party coordinator.


Dickey-Stephens Park
400 W. Broadway St., North Little Rock
664-1555
Ages: 5-14
Spending your child’s birthday at the ballpark is sure to be an unforgettable experience.


D1 Sports Training
10 Viewpointe Cove, Little Rock
588-3910
Ages: 5 & up
A party “coach” leads guests through games including flag football, dodgeball, soccer, kickball, an obstacle course and more.


Impact Martial Arts
9808 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
224-1222
Ages: 4 & up
Play fun games like ninja dodge ball, participate in a high-energy Taekwondo class and cut the cake with a Samurai sword.


Little Rock Climbing Center
12120 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 7000, Little Rock
227-9500
Ages: 6 & up
Take birthday fun to new heights with parties that include 90 minutes of climbing followed by 30 minutes in the party loft.


Little Rock Racquet Club
1 Huntington Road, Little Rock
225-5711
Ages: 3-13
A 90-minute birthday party package include a personal party coach, a choice of tumbling or swimming, drinks, party wares and balloons. 


North Little Rock Athletic Club
3804 McCain Park Drive, North Little Rock
812-5555
Ages: 2-12
Play sports and games or go swimming, explore the “soft play” maze, use the private party room and enjoy ice cream, cake, drinks and favors.


Professor Bowl West
901 Towne Oaks Drive, Little Rock
224-9040
Ages: 16 & under
Packages include shoe rental, party setup, bowling pin souvenir, cake and one game of bowling per child.


River City Gymnastics
5310 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
407-8000
Ages: 4-12
Play games on a pirate ship play, an obstacle course and a tumble track; the party concludes with cake and drinks.


Sonshine Academy
2415 Donaghey Ave., Conway
(501) 327-7742
Ages: 3-15
Enjoy a 90-minute gymnastics, ninja or preschool party including invitations, cupcakes, set-up, drinks, cutlery and a party pal. 


The Little Gym
1121 S. Bowman Road, Suite C-1, Little Rock
225-5437
Ages: 1-12
Private birthday parties last 90 minutes and include invitations, birthday leader and assistant, set-up, clean-up, paper goods and drinks.


War Memorial Stadium
1 Stadium Drive, Little Rock | 663-6385

Ages: All ages
Birthday parties are two hours of fun and excitement — each group gets access to the locker room plus there’s playing time on the field.

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