Cover Kid Photo Contest winner Elle Keathley embraces the birthday spirit. Special thanks to Newmark Moses Tucker Partners for use of the Arkansas Democrat Lofts where this shoot took place.

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

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Amusements

Animal Attractions

Cakes & Treats

Creative & Crafty

Entertainment

Food

Museums

Outdoor Activities

Party Supplies

Sports & Fitness

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Amusements

Arkansas Skatium
1311 Bowman Road, Little Rock | 501-227-4333
Ages: All ages
Arkansas Skatium offers public and private roller and ice skating parties.


Big Rock Fun Park
11411 Baseline Road, Little Rock | 501-455-3750
Ages: All ages
Play mini golf, ride go-karts, compete in the arcade, try the ropes course and more.


Chuck E. Cheese
2706 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock | 501-225-2200
Ages: All ages
Enjoy pizza at a reserved two-hour party, which includes game tickets and balloons.


Dave & Busters
10900 Bass Pro Parkway, Little Rock | 501-777-3800
Ages: 6 & up
Utilize a full-service restaurant in this fun, family-friendly arcade with dozens of games for partygoers to try.


Joyland Skate Center
2020 S. 2nd St., Cabot | 501-843-7341
Ages: All ages
Host a private or public birthday bash at Joyland with food and refreshments available depending upon the party package.


Jump!Zone
9250 Commerce Cove, North Little Rock | 501-907-5867
Ages: 2-12
This indoor playground features seven massive inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses.


Cinemark Colonel Glenn 18 and XD
18 Colonel Glenn Plaza Drive, Little Rock | 501-687-0499
Ages: All ages
Cinemark offers private party rooms and upgrades to a private movie screening are also available.

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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 including Rudy Roo Roo the Kangaroo, Humphrey the Camel and live pony carousels.


Humane Society of Pulaski County
14600 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock | 501-227-6166
Ages: All ages
Play with dogs and cats and enjoy arts and crafts. Available on Sundays only and dates must be reserved four to six weeks in advance.


Little Rock Animal Village
4500 Kramer St., Little Rock | 501-376-3067, 501-565-6098
Ages: 4-17
Use the private party room for 90 minutes, take a tour of the shelter and interact with animals. The staff will set up, decorate and clean up.


Little Rock Zoo
1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock | 501-661-7229
Ages: 3 & up
Take a tour of the zoo, enjoy a show, hitch a ride on the Diamond Express, and have a meet-and-greet with some animals.

Midland Farm
3406 Midland Road, Alexander | 501-590-0784
Ages: All ages
Hold your party in a picnic area with room for the kids to play and trees where you can hang piñatas. Parties include two hand-led horses for riding.

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Cakes & Treats

The Blue Cake Company
6800 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | 501-868-7771
Blue Cake creates custom birthday cakes, petit fours and cupcakes all from scratch and specializes in tiered and sculpted cakes.


Community Bakery
1200 Main St., Little Rock | 501-375-6418
Cakes, dozens varieties of cookies and pastries, petit fours, cupcakes, tarts and more are all on the menu at Community Bakery.


The Cupcake Factory
18104 Kanis Road, Little Rock | 501-821-9913
The Cupcake Factory offers cupcakes and other sweet treats for your birthday kid and guests.


Cupcakes on Kavanaugh
5625 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock | 501-664-2253
Order treats for your child's special day from a menu of cupcake flavors baked from scratch daily using all-natural and organic ingredients.


Dempsey Bakery
323 S. Cross St., Suite B, Little Rock | 501-375-2257
Dempsey is the place to get your gluten- and nut-free sweets and breads. The bakery also makes food free of soy, wheat and eggs.

Honey Pies
315 N Bowman Road, Suite 14, Little Rock | 501-613-7950
Pies, banana pudding and crème brûlée are the specialities at this delightful shop.
 


Kilwins Little Rock
415 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock | 501-379-9865
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 Road, Suite 14, Little Rock | 501-221-1989
Mickey’s offers a variety of cake flavors and designs along with other delicious pies, cobblers, french rolls, cake pops and other bite-size desserts for any celebration.


Pop Pop Shoppe
416 South University Ave., Suite 130, Little Rock | 501-904-5765
12800 Chenal Parkway, Suite 7, Little Rock | 501-747-1575
The Pop Pop Shoppe offers delicious and unique flavors of gourmet popcorn perfect for a snack or dessert at your child’s party.

SugarDumplin’s Cupcakes
5407 Highway 5 N., Suite 12, Bryant | 501-952-3472
This cupcake shop and bakery has a party room that hosts cupcake decorating parties for one sweet birthday event.


Whimsy Cookie Company
401 S. Bowman Road, Suite B, Little Rock | 501-400-8154
From intricately iced sugar cookies to dipped Oreos and cookie cake, Whimsy Cookie Company offers more than a dozen types of cookie treats for your child’s party.

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Creative & Crafty

ArtLab Creative Studio
8201 Cantrell Road Suite 130, Little Rock | 501-379-9175
Ages: All ages
Use the open studio and have an “art buffet” party or choose a themed party with a specific art project.


The Painted Pig Studio
5622 R St., Little Rock | 501-280-0553
Ages: 3 & up
Each guest can create his or her own pottery, mosaic or silver jewelry.


Pigtails and Crewcuts
11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 305, Little Rock | 501-227-4436
Ages: 3-10
These themed parties last 90 minutes and include crafts, hair styling, glitter makeup, nails, beverages and paper goods.


Pinot’s Palette
11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 607, Little Rock | 501-588-1661
Ages: 12 & under
Kids can let their creative juices flow at Pinot’s Palette during a private birthday party.


Sew Creative Studio
Little Rock, 501-590-8065
Ages: 7-16
Learn to use a sewing machine among friends while making fun take-home projects such as fashion accessories or cute stuffed animals.


Spirited Art
501-296-9903
Ages: 5 & up
Partygoers get creative with canvas and make a painting to take home. Spirited Art does not have a studio space but will come to you for a party.


The Wonder Place
10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite E2, Little Rock | 501-225-4050
Ages: 8 & under
Packages include admission for children and adults and a private party room for two hours.

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Entertainment

Fancyful Fairytale Parties
Little Rock, 501-353-9827
Ages: 3-8
Professionally-trained staff arrive in costume to sing, read, dance, and entertain your little one and guests.

Joey the Friendly Fire Truck
Little Rock, 501-240-5900
Ages: 1-12
Joey the Friendly Fire Truck teaches fire safety in a fun way and is locally owned and operated in central Arkansas.


KinderSongs
Little Rock, 501-374-4542
Ages: 3-8
Brian Kinder brings fun-filled, interactive children’s music to your party.


Magician and Balloon Artist Derrick Rose
Little Rock, 501-529-1633
Ages: All ages
This fun, interactive magic show includes tons of comedy, a puppet routine and balloon art.


Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic
Little Rock, 501-786-2442
Ages: 3-11
Enjoy a fun, interactive magic show where the birthday child helps with the magic tricks!

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Food

All Aboard Restaurant & Grill
6813 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | 501-975-7401
Ages: All ages
Parties include a reserved table, kids’ meals with drinks, and balloons.


The Purple Cow
11602 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock | 501-224-4433
Ages: All ages
Throw a Purple Party at this ’50s-style diner and soda fountain.

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Museums

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock | 501-371-8320
Ages: 5 & up
Take a guided tour and the guest of honor will be the captain of the day (or night if you book a sleepover party).


Mid-America Science Museum
500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs | 501-767-3461
Ages: All ages
Use the private 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 | 501-396-7050
Ages: All ages
Choose from an array of theme packages that fit your child’s interests, from Lego to dinosaurs to mad scientist.

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Outdoor Activities

Bill Harmon Recreation Center
51 Shelby Road, Sherwood | 501-835-6893
Ages: All ages
The indoor pool and party rooms are available for DIY parties.


Holtzman Riding Academy
4618 Highway 5 S., Benton | 501-860-2378
Ages: Up to 10
Enjoy a hayride, games and riding the horses for a real cowboy party.


Jacksonville Community Center
5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville | 501-982-4171
Ages: All ages
During summer, enjoy the Splash Zone family aquatic park. The community center also has an indoor pool, gym and banquet hall.


North Little Rock Funland
25 Funland Drive, North Little Rock | 501-753-7307
Ages: All ages
Pavilion rentals are available and little ones can hop on the carousel, train, Tilt-a-Whirl and other small amusement rides.

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Party Supplies

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


By Invitation Only
5914 R St., Little Rock | 501-975-8902
Ages: All ages
Find invitations, stationery, gift tags, custom napkins, custom cups, matchbooks, stickers and more.


Haus Werk
2923 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock | 501-663-5251
Ages: All ages
The store carries a large selection of European and unique specialty toys, crafts and gifts to pique your child’s curiosity.


Party Time Rental & Events
11121 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite 32B, Little Rock | 501-224-3133
Ages: All ages
Party Time offers tables, chairs, tents, fine linens and more for rental along with an experienced staff to help you put it all together.


The Social Type
5819 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock | 501-661-9929
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 | 501-565-8121
Ages: 10 & up
Have a party with a purpose by volunteering for a shift at the Arkansas Food Bank.

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Sports & Fitness

All Star ATA Martial Arts
5501 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock | 501-753-6100
Ages: All ages
All Star ATA provides fun party activities including a 30-minute karate class, karate relay games, ninja dodgeball and more.


Altitude Trampoline Park
15707 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock | 501-353-1281
Ages: All ages
Jump around on 20,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines, climb around a foam pit and play dodgeball and basketball.

Arkansas Travelers Baseball Club
400 W. Broadway St., North Little Rock | 501-664-1555
Ages: All ages
Spend your child’s birthday at the ballpark for an unforgettable experience.


D-BAT Little Rock
4209 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock | 501-725-2727
Ages: 7 & up
Use the picnic area and play Wiffle ball, dodgeball, or both with a party coordinator.


Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge
315 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock | 501-353-0775
Ages: All ages until 8 p.m.
Make your child’s birthday party a strike at this six-lane bowling alley, two of which are in a private room available for reservation.


Impact Martial Arts
9808 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock | 501-224-1222
Ages: 6 & up
Kids will play fun games like Ninja Dodgeball, participate in a high-energy Taekwondo class, and the birthday child can cut the cake with a Samurai sword.


The Little Gym
1121 S. Bowman Road, Suite C-1, Little Rock | 501-225-5437
Ages: 1-12
Private birthday parties include invitations, birthday leader and assistant, set-up, clean-up, paper goods and drinks.


Little Rock Athletic Club
4610 Sam Peck Road, Little Rock | 501-225-3600
Ages: 2-12
Choose from one of six packages, each including a personal party coach, cake, ice cream, drinks and balloons.


Little Rock Climbing Center
12120 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 7000, Little Rock | 501-227-9500
Ages: 6 & up
Parties that include 90 minutes of climbing followed by 30 minutes in the party loft.


Little Rock Racquet Club
1 Huntington Road, Little Rock | 501-225-5711
Ages: 2-12
Choose between tumbling or swimming; parties include drinks, party wares and balloons.


Millennium Bowl
7200 Counts Massie Road, North Little Rock | 501-791-9150
Ages: Under 18
Enjoy one hour of bowling and shoe rental, time in the private party room, invitations, cake, drinks, a party host and more.


North Little Rock Athletic Club
3804 McCain Park Drive, North Little Rock | 501-812-5555, ext. 226
Ages: 2-12
Play sports and games or swim, explore the “soft play” maze, and hang out in a private party room, with ice cream, cake, drinks and favors.


Professor Bowl West
901 Towne Oaks Drive,Little Rock | 501-224-9040
Ages: 16 & under
Parties include one hour of bowling, shoe rental, party set-up, food, bowling pin souvenir and a party host.


River City Gymnastics
5310 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock | 501-407-8000
Ages: 4-12
Play on a pirate ship or tumble track, go through an obstacle course, or enjoy other games and gifts.


Third Realm
4711 Talley Road, Little Rock | 501-313-0100
Ages: All ages
Try a ninja obstacle course, twirl around on aerial silks, fly off a trapeze, make your way across slacklines and jump around on dozens of connected trampolines.


War Memorial Stadium
1 Stadium Drive, Little Rock | 501-663-6385
Ages: All ages
Each group gets access to the locker room plus has playing time on the field.

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