Taunton is nestled along the Taunton River in Bristol County, about 40 minutes south of Boston, Massachusetts and 30 minutes east of Providence, Rhode Island. Parents in the area will find a broad selection of party venues perfect for a kid's birthday party, whether the birthday child is an animal lover, gymnastics fanatic, or just wants to have a fun time partying with his friends.
The Old Colony YMCA offers an assortment of party packages. At the Middleboro branch, 15 minutes from Taunton, you can have a dance party at Camp Yomechas, which includes music, a dance instructor and a room for serving refreshments. Each branch offers youth sports parties, with party games, a party facilitator, street hockey, dodgeball, basketball and baseball. Or, choose from one of the themed parties with activities to go along with that theme, such as making ceramics or pirate hats. You can also have a pool party, which includes party games, swimming and an area for refreshments.
Gym Hutt Gymnastics is located 16 minutes away in Lakeville -- and also offers party packages for birthdays. Parties are held on weekends and include setup and cleanup, paper goods, temporary tattoos, time for cake and gifts, and one hour of gym time to participate in parachute games and an obstacle course. Another option for your little gymnast is Spectrum Gymnastics, 23 minutes away in Brockton. It has a party package that comes with party music, age-appropriate gym activities, an obstacle course, games, a balloon bouquet and a private party room.
Golf or Skating Parties
If your child is into swinging a golf club, you can celebrate his birthday at Golf Country, 19 minutes away in Easton. Choose from three packages that can include things like rounds of mini-golf, time on the driving range and in the batting cages, ice cream, slushes and pizza. Alternatively, you could have the party at United Skates of America, 25 minutes away in Rumford, Rhode Island. Here, party packages include unlimited skating, laser tag, rock climbing, pizza, drinks and organized activities.
Farm and Zoo Parties
At Haskins Farm, 8 minutes away in Berkley, your animal lover can have a pony party for her birthday. The party package includes one hour of pony rides, drinks, pizza and cake. Capron Park Zoo, 26 minutes away in Attleboro, offers three different birthday party packages, all including animal encounters, zoo admission, a party room, ice cream, cake and refreshments. The leopard package gives you a two-hour party, while the sloth bear party goes on for two and one-half hours, and the kangaroo party lasts for three hours.