Options are endless for kid’s birthday parties in the warm summer months. But what happens when the cold dreary weather hits? We have 5 Indianapolis winter party places to keep kids entertained:

Hit the ice at Indiana/World Skating Academy. The rink is open year-round for public skating or you can rent it out for your own event! Reserve a room to set up your festive decorations and birthday treats and let the kids skate. If you need to, Indiana/World offers private instructors to help the beginners. Just top the event off with some hot pizza and cold ice cream cake and you’ve got yourself a fun winter activity in the comfort of the indoors!

Looking for a thrill? Try Tobogganing at Pokagon State Park! The track is a quarter of a mile and can reach speeds of 40 miles per hour. It’s open through February and has extended holiday hours to fit your schedule. The kids will scream and so will you – in a good way, of course!  It’s a great venue for all ages. Check out the video on the website to watch a virtual toboggan ride and get ready for the ride of your life!

Dreaming of a vacation? Go to an indoor water park at Caribbean Cove. Enjoy a tropical, Caribbean getaway in the middle of winter. Kids can burn off energy by swimming, riding the water slides and playing all the games they do when they hit the beach in Florida. There is even a lazy river and spa for those who need a little peace and relaxation.

Get cozy and host a Build-a-Bear Party! This infamous store – located at most Indianapolis malls – offers a party favor for all guests! The party never ends, either. Kids are able to interact on an online Build-a-Bear virtual world with all their friends post-party.

The game is not over! Head over to Ben and Ari’s! This great venue has indoor bowling lanes and a complete arcade to keep your party guests entertained for hours. Reserve a room for a place chow down and exchange birthday gifts! Different party packages are available that include tokens and sometimes food.

We can all feel young again with a little creativity on these chilly winter months!