Choosing a location for kids’ parties on Cape Cod can be challenging, as there are so many great venues to choose from. The beautiful attractions of Cape Cod are great for everyone, even when you’re looking to make a memorable afternoon for a group of kids, or host a great birthday party.
Below are the 10 best spots for kids’ parties on Cape Cod:
1. The Cape Cod Children’s Museum – Mashpee
The Cape Cod Children’s Museum is a great place for families to explore and encourage learning and curiosity in kids. This non-profit museum, in Mashpee, has a wide variety of events, exhibitions, and programs. With over 20 interactive exhibits, a portable planetarium, and a gift shop, there’s plenty to keep kids occupied and having fun. Rentals are available both during museum hours and on off-days. Though the maximum number for parties is 75, there’s still plenty of room to create the perfect children’s party for any occasion. Few places can match the wonderful environment of a children’s museum for a party!
2. Cape Cod Pirate Adventures – Yarmouth & Martha’s Vineyard
For the young scallywags in your life, this pirate sailing adventure is the perfect party! Cape Cod Pirate Adventures is a swashbuckling adventure that’s ideal for kids aged 3-10. You’ll get to take your crew on a treasure hunt aboard the Sea Gypsy, where kids will get to blast water cannons, hoist jolly rogers, and read maps as part of their journey. Their captains are United States Coast Guard licensed and trained in first aid and CPR. The boat is also equipped with life jackets, and railings are lined with mesh netting. While the ship may not host a full party, it’s hard to beat a day spent as a pirate on the high seas, ending your adventure with cake at home!
3. Cape Cod Gymnastics – Yarmouth Port
Cape Cod Gymnastics is the perfect place for children’s parties. While the gym is host to competitive gymnastics teams and training, it also has options for several themed parties. Options include the classic party, in which you get to spend 50 minutes with free reign to run the obstacle courses, rope swings, trampolines and foam pits of the gym. Renters can decorate and bring food and beverages as well. Another option is the dance party, where you provide a playlist, and a light show and glow sticks will be provided for 50 minutes in the gym and 40 minutes in a private party room. For fans of American Ninja Warrior, the ninja warrior party may be the perfect fit. Groups will get to try out obstacles just like the show, including traveling rings, a rock wall, obstacle courses, a warp wall, and more. The gym also has an ultimate party package, including a slumber party at the gym, pizza party, root beer floats, and a movie projection screen. With so many options, you’re bound to find a great fit for your needs!
4. The Lanes Bowl and Bistro – Mashpee
Another classic children’s party option that’s hard to beat, bowling! The Lanes Bowl and Bistro has two party package options to suit your needs. The Lane 1 package provides you with an hour of bowling, shoe rentals, chicken fingers, french fries, cheese and pepperoni pizza, ice cream sandwiches or vanilla ice cream, beverages, gift bags, and some paper supplies. This package is best suited to kids aged 5-10. The Bowling Bash Package is ideal for 10–17-year-olds. It comes with 2 hours of bowling, chicken fingers, pizza, ice cream sandwiches and sliders served to your lane. With a diverse and sophisticated menu, a state-of-the-art bowling alley, and a comfortable environment, this facility is great for kids and adults alike, and ideal for a party.
5. Cape Cod Inflatable Park – West Yarmouth
Cape Cod Inflatable Park has every attraction you could want for a kids’ party in the summer months. With an inflatable park, water park, and arcade, they have plenty to make sure this is the best children’s party you can host. They say their inflatable park is host to the biggest and best inflatables in the area, with fun for kids of all ages and adventurousness. The water park has plenty of fun rides and relaxing spaces for adults. If all that wasn’t enough, they have the biggest arcade on Cape Cod! While Cape Cod Inflatable Park no longer has party packages, they recommend you rent a cabana, a 10 foot by 12-foot space that accommodates up to 10 people, and where you can have food and beverages delivered to you.
6. Color Me Mine – Mashpee
Color Me Mine is a fun, artistic experience for people of all ages. Everyone gets to make a unique ceramic that they get to take home with them. This is a great option for the artistic child in your life. Staff will help you pick the perfect ceramic piece, and you can use however many paints and colors you want. Staff will also help kids use several techniques to create their ideal ceramic. Their goal is to allow kids to express creativity in a pressure free environment, and to encourage interest in the arts. You can book a party on their website!
7. Cape Codder Water Park – Hyannis
Cape Codder Resort and Spa has a water park, and several wonderful packages for your kids’ party. The resort has several holiday options, pirate and princess weekend packages, and a birthday party space in the water park. This is a wonderful option for a children’s party. The water park has several water slides, a pirate ship, a kiddie pool, dumping bucket, water cannons, and much more. There’s also a cafe if you or your party attendees get hungry between slides and swims!
8. Gallo Ice Arena – Bourne
Gallo Ice Arena allows rentals for you to host a unique and fun party. You can get a private function room, as well as private ice time to allow children to make the most of their time on the ice. While you don’t have to rent out the rink for a private event, it’s a great option to let younger children try ice skating. Function and locker rooms are also available during public skate periods. If you have a kid who loves ice skating or wants to try it with some friends, this might be the best party for you!
9. Little Miss Cupcake – Hyannis
Little Miss Cupcake has multiple party packages, all centered on allowing kids to decorate their own fancy desserts! With two packages at the shop, and one Do-It-Yourself, at home package, this is a great way to celebrate a younger child’s birthday or special event. One package also includes specially decorated cupcakes to match the party’s theme. Packages offer several add-on options, and each party has plenty of opportunity for kids to creatively express themselves. You can book your party online!
10. Hammer & Stain Cape Cod – Sandwich
Perfect for older kids, you can hold a private party where your group will get to decorate a rainbow trinket box, a ceramic narwhal, or several dinosaur crafts. You get 2 hours in the studio, guided by staff, and Hammer & Stain will take care of the cleanup. They have several packages geared for different age groups. For their creative kids in your life, this unique party is sure to mark a wonderful artistic experience.
The Endless Options for Kids’ Parties on Cape Cod
There are so many amazing places to hold a kids’ party on Cape Cod, you’re bound to find a place that fits your needs. The above places are just some of the great options to be found, and they’re listed in no particular order. Have fun planning the perfect party for your next children’s event!