The city of Roanoke, Virginia, serves as the cultural and commercial hub of the southwestern portion of the state. There are several possible birthday venues in the Roanoke vicinity amid the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains and Roanoke River. Whether you're looking for an indoor play area, game center, a place to have a swim party or an area to just gather outdoors, you'll find what you need in this recreational-oriented area.
Pump It Up specializes in parties for kids of all ages, offering gigantic inflatables, like bounce houses and obstacle courses, as well as private party rooms. Party options include food, cake and as a choice of themes like glow parties or adventure parties. Your party host takes care of setup and cleanup, making sure the birthday child has a memorable experience. Another birthday party option is the Putt Putt Fun Center, which provides a birthday package that includes a round on the 18 hole mini golf course, video game tokens, unlimited drinks, pizza, a free spin on the prize wheel for the birthday child, party favors and a party host.
The are several bowling alleys in the area that cater to birthday parties. AMF Hilltop Lanes in Roanoke has bumper lanes, Xtreme bowling with flood lights and special sound effects, food, drinks and decorations aimed to make your party stress-free. Vinton Bowling Center, located in Vinton just 3 miles from downtown Roanoke, takes party reservations in its 24-lane bowling facility. Five miles to the west of Roanoke in Salem, you'll find Lee Hi Lanes, which offers a birthday party package with bumper lanes, refreshments, a party room and shoe rentals.
The Greenridge Recreational Center has an indoor pool and party room. When you book your party at the center, you get one hour in the room and one hour in the pool, which has a vortex ride, a splash pad, a 15-foot water slide and a current river. For an outdoor swim party, the Splash Valley Water Park has a party package available. Featuring two 34-foot tube slides, a current river and a splash pad for the younger kids, parties include pizza, drinks, ice cream, a shaded party area and unlimited swimming.
Nature and Science
The Science Museum of Western Virginia hosts birthday parties and offers several themed-options. The butterfly party takes your group on a guided tour of the butterfly gardens. Or, your child can choose the party animal theme, which offers live animal presentations and an animal-themed craft. If your child opts for a rock sluice party, the kids get to pan for gems -- and bring them home. All parties include setup, cleanup, a room, paper products and lemonade. The Mill Mountain Zoo is another place for kids to party. Birthday packages include Zoo Choo Train rides, scheduled animal feedings and a party picnic area.