Places to Have a Child's Birthday Party in Columbia, South Carolina

By Jane Rodda
You can find just the right place for your child's party.
You can find just the right place for your child's party.

The city of Columbia, South Carolina, is the capital and the geographical center of the state. There are plenty of birthday party options in the "Famously Hot" city. With the Congaree River at its center and the University of South Carolina calling it home, Columbia is a thriving area full of party places for kids.

Educational Places

Having a birthday party with some fun learning mixed in is an excellent idea. Ed Venture is a hands-on science exploring center that offers birthday packages. Exhibits include a giant statue of a child for exploring, a mini grocery store, a butterfly garden and electricity experiment stations. Your party will include admission to the center, a birthday parade, a private party room and invitations. At the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, you can have your birthday party with the elephants, tigers, bears, alligators and monkeys. Birthday packages include admission for 15 guests, tableware, a gift for the birthday child and pizza.


A birthday party at one of the many parks in Columbia may be what you would want, especially if you have the supplies and planning already covered. Hyatt Park has picnicking areas available for reservation with an adjacent playground, ball fields and basketball courts. For a disc golf party, Earlewood Park has picnic shelters, open fields and playgrounds along with its disc golf. Pacific Park has picnic areas, a splash pool, a playground and playing fields. At the Greenview Park you can throw a pool party at its outdoor pool. It also has tables, playgrounds and grassy areas.

Sporting Venues

The Plex Indoor Sports Facility offers party packages ideal for kids who are into sports. The complex will accommodate flag football, dodgeball, whiffleball, kickball, ultimate frisbee, roller skating and inflatable bouncers. Your birthday child can choose a favorite activity, have a party room, a personalized cake, decorations and pizza. The Little Gym will create a birthday party for you featuring exciting games, music, crafts and other activities in its gymnasium. Your party will get the whole facility with the staff taking care of everything from setup to cleanup.

Fun Centers

A family fun center may be just what your child wants. Frankie's Fun Park has go-karts, bumper boats, mini golf, laser tag, bouncers, slides, batting cages, an arcade and a drop zone ride. You are able to choose from a variety of birthday packages that include food, a party room, your choice of attractions, access to the fun house and arcade money. AMF Columbia Lanes will host a bowling birthday party for you. It will take care of the setup, cleanup and decorations as your party of kids can enjoy the food, Xtreme bowling and arcade games.

About the Author

Jane Rodda has been a writer since 2004, with articles featured in "Gameday Magazine" and "Urban Family Magazine." She is also the social media director and lead copywriter for a piano instruction website. Rodda holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a concentration in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.