All aboard for an awesome party your little railroad enthusiast will never forget. The fully restored historic station boasts a great model train display, toys galore for kids to use, and has a platform along the tracks, so tykes can go outside and check out the choo-choos. Contact John Sery at email@example.com to book the space. $275 for three hours–$75 for each additional hour–for up to 50 guests.
8100 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring
Can you imagine your child competing on American Ninja Warrior one day? Your future contestant can swing, jump, run, and climb all over this indoor play space to hone their chops. Partygoers get exclusive use of the gym for an hour, so no one will get in the way of their training regimen. Starting at $265 for 10 children.
301-770-2710; 4990 Boiling Brook Pkwy., North Bethesda
It’s a workout for the body and the mind. Over the course of two hours, kids play games, jam out to tunes, and do Lego building exercises. By the end of the party, little ones will need a nap, so parents can get a few quiet moments for themselves. Starting at $340 for 20 children.
301-696-1616; 5805 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick
Bouncing off the walls, flipping out, and jumping on everything is actively encouraged at this indoor trampoline park. For two hours, there are no holds barred. Pizza and drinks are included to help refuel mini gymnasts. Starting at $250 for 10 children.
301-703-3707; 18620 Woodfield Rd., Gaithersburg
Let your pint-sized artist get creative with their friends. Choose a theme–such as Intergalactic Adventure or Monster Mash–and they will tackle a hands-on project they get to take home at the end of the party. The space is yours for two hours, including 15 minutes each for set-up and breakdown. $350 for 12 children.
240-292-9695; 7007 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park
Critters and creatures and creepy crawlies, oh my. Children don safari hats and get a walking tour of the zoo and a goody bag, as well as access to a party room where they can wolf down cake and open gifts. To book a party, you must be a Friend of the National Zoo (FONZ), which costs $50 and up per year. Starting at $425 for 10 children.
202-633-4888; 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW