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Great Play Birthday Parties

Ages 1 to 10


Our award-winning, high-energy parties are truly spectacular events, and we make your child the star of the show! Your guests will have a blast and your child will receive All-Star treatment in our amazing Interactive Arena™.



We have three overall party themes, and we customize each party activity-by-activity within those themes based on your child's interests (e.g., favorite sports or activities), personality (e.g., enjoys competition or not; likes being the center of attention or not), and the age range of the attendees. The three general themes are:

  • Field Day (ages 3-10)

  • Fun and Games (ages 1-6)

  • Multi-sport (ages 4-10)


Party Flow

Our parties are 90 minutes of non-stop fun! Parties include a custom photo-greeting projected on our 100+ sq. ft. scoreboard; high energy introductions; a custom-selection of games and activities based on your child’s age and interests; station time, including our patented interactive throwing walls; an awards ceremony, and time for pizza, cake, etc. Three of our outstanding coaches will lead the event and make sure it is a fun, memorable experience for all.


We supply invitation postcards, handle all the setup, planning and clean-up, and supply paper products if you bring food/cake. You get to relax and enjoy the fun!


Party times, prices and reservations

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Recent Best Party Awards


Best of the Gold Coast



Red Tricycle



Best Parties 2012




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  • We Make Your Child the Star of the Show! 1

    100 sq ft scoreboard greeting From the moment your guests arrive, your child is the star of the show, starting with a 9' x 12' photo greeting on our projected scoreboard.

  • Are You Ready?! 2

    High energy introductions!This introduction sequence (above) for older parties is designed like the playoff intros at a major league arena: the lights dim, the music builds as each player is introduced, and then with animated fireworks, the crowd goes wild for the birthday star!

  • Field Day! 4

    We incorporate many Great Play favorites throughout the partyWe pick a selection of structured and unstructured games based on the birthday star's age and interests. Above are Buddy Hide-and-Seek and an Obstacle Course at a younger party. We keep them moving (and smiling) non-stop!

  • Pinball! 7

    An older party favorite There's never any downtime at a Great Play party! We have three coaches on duty and we're always getting ready for the next activity - so as soon as the Players are done with one, we're onto the next. Above, Pinball (knocking down opposing team's pins).

  • The Magic Castle 7

    At a fun-and-games party Our Interactive Arena™ takes us to different faraway places throughout the party with high energy activities unfolding as an engaging story matching the party star's interests.

  • Medal Ceremony 6

    Gold Medals for Outstanding ParticipationThe perfect photo-op to finish the day! All the Players receive gold medals for their participation.

  • Don't Just Take Our Word for It 6

    Award winning parties!We could go on, but our customers say it far better than we could (see many more reviews below)! Our parties are a certain success. Just book early!! They can fill up well in advance.



"Having your child's birthday party at Great Play is a real treat. The staff was great and they were fantastic with the children. The children had a wonderful time and I would have another birthday party there again!" - Susan Hopper, Riverside CT (party for 5yo girl)


"When your child can't stop smiling on the drive home and says his party was the best ever you know picked the right place. Great Play is a clean and friendly environment. Your child will feel like a star." - Norma La Vecchia, Mt. Vernon NY (party for 6yo boy)


"AWESOME!!!! Great Play stands out from the rest. Your child will be chanting, 'BUDDY, BUDDY, BUDDY,' all the way home. The games are so much fun, the interactive screens are engaging and original. I plan to have many more birthday parties at Great Play." - Elaine Lanzilotti, Stamford CT (party for 1yo boy)


"What a wonderful birthday party! Our boys had a fabulous time playing all of the games and activities. The staff did a wonderful job of making sure each child was engaged and having fun, and also making sure our birthday boys felt special on their special day. It was the perfect party for us." - Rebecca Isenstein, Stamford CT (party for 8yo twin boys)


"Our son's birthday celebration at Great Play will probably be the best birthday party he will ever experience. Everything went so well and the kids all had a blast. It was even educational - how can you beat that?" - Jane H, Redmond WA (party for 4yo boy)


"All of the instructors were so nice and fun. The activities were fantastic! Not only did the kids have a terrific time but the moms keep telling me how impressed they were with Great Play. Thank you!" - Suzanne Konstance, Stamford CT


"My 6 year old son had a terrific birthday experience. The staff at Great Play was high energy and every activity was age appropriate and fun. Everything was well planned and the timing worked out perfectly." - Kate McMorrow, Stamford CT (party for 6yo boy)


"The Great Play team goes above and beyond to make your child feel terrific on his or her birthday! I highly recommend hosting your special day at Great Play!" - Jami Goldman, Old Greenwich CT (party for 3yo girl)


"Great play is a perfect age appropriate, fun clean place to have a birthday party!" - Lisa Schofield, Darien CT (party for 4yo boy)


"I have done many kids' birthday parties and Great Play does the best job by far. The kids are constantly entertained and made to feel special. You can't beat it!" - Cynthia Schlachtenhaufen, Stamford CT (party for 6yo boy)


"The party at Great Play was lots of fun for the kids. Our group was mostly 3 and 4 year olds and for many of them it was there first 'big kid' party... I highly recommend Great Play for a birthday party." - Kate Glaser, Cos Cob CT (party for 4yo girl)


"The kids had a blast, great energy, great games! Loved the music and lighting!" - Gayle Gabor, Westport CT (party for 7yo boy)


"My son had a wonderful time at Great Play. We loved the idea of 'something different' than the average gym party. The staff went to great lengths to make sure the party was seamless and well organized, as well as terrific fun for the kids. It was an all around fantastic experience, and one of the easiest parties I've thrown. Thank you." - Elizabeth Thurer, Rye NY (party for 5yo boy)


"This was the best party my son (who is 7 years old) ever had. The staff kept the kids stimulated and interested the whole time and they interacted really well with them." - Scarsdale NY (party for 7yo boy)


"My 8 year old daughter wanted a birthday party that offered a variety of things to do, something for her friends that enjoyed sports and something for her friends that enjoyed fun games. Great Play provided both! Everyone had a great time and the employees took care of everything, from giving the guests name tags to cutting the birthday cake. I'd highly recommend having a party at Great Play. My daughter said it was the best party yet!" - Stacey Lund, Redmond WA (party for 8yo girl)


"Great Play is an action-packed, exciting, fun and novel place to plan your next party. You are taken care of in every way. The staff is tuned into kids and does everything to help the parents relax and enjoy the time. Every kid ends up feeling like a Star with the positive encouragement, celebration and clear instructions. It is a great place to have a birthday! Your child will come home pumped up and happy...and yes, wanting to do it all over again!" - Redmond WA (party for 10yo boy)


"From booking the party to the actual day, it was a great experience. The staff was professional and fun, well trained and easy to work with. Great Play is very clean and the staff takes care of everything. I showed up with my party girl, party favors and cake and Great Play took care of the rest!!" - Liz Diamond, Stamford CT (party for 4yo girl)


"The staff WAS AMAZING" - Ashley Russ (party for 6yo boy)


"Just a phenomenal experience from start to finish. My son and all his friends had a great time - and my son was truly made to feel like the star. An outstanding operation - they handled greeting the kids and parents at the door, giving all the kids name-tapes, receiving the presents from the guests, keeping all the kids occupied for the entire time with just amazing energy, and then taking care of serving the pizza and cake. I could not have asked for a better experience." - Ben Abbott, Stamford CT (party for 5yo boy)


"Great Play was the best birthday party experience for my son and his friends - and for me as well! I'm usually "crazy party lady" but decided to turn the party over for my 7 year old. It was the best decision. They were active and well-directed throughout the party and the planning process was simple. The whole experience was great. Thanks Great Play!" - Anne Schaefer, Sammamish WA (party for 7yo boy)


"Having your party at Great Play is a no-brainer! The talented staff makes sure that all of the kids have fun, and your child is the star of her party. Every detail is taken care of from A-Z in this secure, clean and extremely fun place!" - Pam Humbert, Stamford CT (party for 5yo girl)