Planning a children’s birthday party can be a stressful event. When you have to factor cost, location, size, and children’s entertainment it can not only be frustrating, but expensive. Here are five great birthday venues for your children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
First is the classic Chuck-E-Cheese’s located on 2020 Fruitville Pike in Lancaster. For between 12 and 17 dollars, you can treat your birthday child and their fabulous friends to games, pizza, free tokens, visits with Chuck E Cheese and all the caffeinated soft drinks they need to keep them going. You can call them at (717) 569-6633 for reservations. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 9am to 10 pm, and Friday through Saturday from 9am to 11pm (http://www.chuckecheese.com).
A favorite spot in Lancaster for kids is Hands on House at 721 Landis Valley Road in Lancaster County. Hands on House offers a basic party for $85 for non members, and $70 for members up to 8 children (max 12 allowed) and 4 adults ($8 for each extra child or adult). This includes all the playtime you want, a private room for your party, cupcakes, juice and admission. You can also purchase extra items such as party favors. If you want to go all out, you can also choose one of their famous themed parties. The cost is $150 for non members and $130 for members ($12 for each extra child and $8 for each extra adult) for up to 8 children (max 12 allowed) and four adults. This includes the same as the basic, plus gift bags and a theme of your choice. Visit the website for the themed choice options at http://www.handsonhouse.org or contact them at (717) 569-KIDS.
Birthdays at Dutch Wonderland at 2249 Lincoln Highway in Lancaster are extra special. Their birthdays are only offered in the summer when the theme park for kids is open (May 2-Oct 11 2009). Running $179.50 for 10 people (adults and children), its a great value for tons of fun. The package includes mini-golf, unlimited soda in souvenir cups, unlimited potato chips, personalized birthday cake, birthday plates, hats and one scoop of ice cream. The price does not include admission to the theme park, which is extra. There are many packages, and you can find them all at http://www.dutchwonderland.com or by calling 1-866-FUNatDW.
Village Greens Miniature Golf at 1444 Village Road in Strasburg offers packages for their orange and gold courses. Each course only costs $2.50 for the birthday child. For the orange course, if there are 12 or more, each person costs $7.25, and up to 11, $8 per person. With the gold course, 12 or more costs $8.75 per person, and 11 or less is $9.50 per person. Both packages include the miniature golf game, soda, and an ice cream sundae. For more information visit http://www.villagegreens.com or call (717) 687-6933.
One of the most famous places in Lancaster for a birthday party is The Castle Roller Rink. Located at 140 Elm Avenue in Lancaster, there is a basic package, and a pizza party package. At $8.50 a person for the basic, and $10.75 for the pizza option, both grant your birthday child and guest ice cream and soda during the 30 minutes in the private room, DJ birthday announcement, admission, skate rental, and a glow bracelet. If you choose the pizza option you also receive a slice of pizza. More information can be found at http://www.castlerollerskating.com or by calling (717) 393-3126.
There so many options for kids to have great birthday fun in Lancaster. When calling, ask if certain times allow for a discounts in order to save you money on a party. To save money, you may also consider doing a joint birthday party with one of the birthday child’s friends and inviting all their mutual friends. Get creative and have a good time.