Affordable Places to Have a Kid’s Birthday Party in Columbus

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Parents are always looking for affordable places to have birthday parties for their kids! These rental spaces are available for parties in Columbus and they won’t break the bank!

In the age of Pinterest, having a child’s birthday party can be a stressful event for parents! Some parents love to hand make party favors and fancy food and others would prefer that someone else does all the work! If you’re looking for a space to hold a child’s birthday party in Columbus, this list of ideas is meant to offer some ideas for low-cost party ideas.

On this list is a wide range of options from a simple room for rent to play areas with catered menus. This is not an exhaustive list of birthday party options in Columbus, but a list of ideas that fall on the less expensive end of the scale!

Affordable Birthday Party Ideas for Kids in Columbus, Ohio:

The Naz

Location: 4770 Hoover Rd., Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-875-2551

birthday party space at The Naz

The Naz Play Place Room has a capacity of 35 people. The room is available for rent for birthday parties during the week and on weekends. You can access the play area for your party, but it will also be open to the public. 

At The Naz, you are able to bring in your own food, though no peanut products are allowed, or you can purchase one of their party packages that includes pizza or hot dogs. There are additional menu items you can add on to your party. 

Rentals are for 1.5 hour time slots and you are allowed in 15 min before and 15 min after for set up and tear down. Weekday parties are allowed on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and it is $35 to rent the room on these days. Saturday parties are $75.

The add on packages range from $25-$50 depending on the food you choose and include plates, napkins and cups. 

Graeter’s Scoops and Chutes Playground

Location: 2136 Bethel Road Columbus, OH 43220
Phone: 614-442-7622 

birthday party space at Graeter's on Bethel Road

The Bethel Rd. location of Graeter’s has a free indoor play area. Adjacent to the play area are some party rooms that can be rented. Rental of the party room without the package option is $75. Party packages come with a host and each child can make their own ice cream sundae. Packages are $14/child and there is an 8 child minimum.

Central Park Playland

Location: 471 E. College Ave., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-682-6472

birthday party space at Central Park Play Place in Westerville, Ohio

The indoor play area is available for rent on Fridays and Saturdays for 2.5 hours (this includes set up and clean up time). You can bring your own food and drinks into the space. There will be a staff person on hand for your event, but that person does not assist with party activities.

The space holds up to 24 children. There is a small refrigerator available. The cost for renting the space is $75.

The Annex at Coffee Connections of Hilliard

Location: 4004 Main St., Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Phone: 614-664-3993

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birthday party space at Coffee Connections in Hilliard, Ohio

The Annex can be rented for a 2 hour time slot (12:00 PM – 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM) for $150. You also get an additional 30 minutes to set up and 30 minutes to tear down for a total of 3 hours. There is a $25 non-refundable deposit that is required to secure your rental time. 

The space holds up to 60 people and seating includes couches, bar stools and chairs. Folding tables are also available. Renters can bring in outside food and drinks. Upstairs there is a play space for children that is great for young kids.

Coffee is available for purchase for your event and there are also additional ad-on services available such as face painting, a popcorn machine and a snow cone ice shaver. 

Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio

Location: 3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-228-5523

Birthday Party space at Easterseals Columbus Ohio

The indoor play area at Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio is available for birthday parties. Party time slots are 3 hours and require a $100 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking plus $250. 

The room allows for a maximum of 15 children per party and renters can bring in their own food. There is a play area plus a separate room for eating and opening gifts. The space includes folding tables and chairs for your use.

The Design Refinery

Location: 11 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-407-5019

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rental space in Columbus, Ohio

This event space is available for rent for parties and events of all kinds. The space holds up to 40 seated and 50 standing room only. You may bring your own food and beverages, a mini fridge and microwave are available. Chairs and tables are provided. Cost is $40/hour.

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

Phone: 614-508-8111 

Lodges and shelters at the various Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks can be reserved for full day and half day time slots. Prices range from $100 – $250 depending on the location and time. Prices are more for non-Franklin County residents. 

Reservations can be made online unless your party is less than 14 days away. At that point you may call to make a reservation. Click here for a price list by park.

W.W. Williams Shelter at Wyman Woods

Location: 1515 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights, OH 43212
Phone: 614-488-3111 

rental space for parties at Wyman Woods, Columbus, Ohio

W.W. Williams Shelter at Wyman Woods is adjacent to an outdoor playground. The shelter is available April 1 – October 31. Sunday – Thursday rentals are significantly cheaper than weekend rentals ($120 for residents, $240 for non residents). Friday and Saturday rentals are $240 for residents and $400 for non residents.

Residents can begin making reservations on the first business day of January for the coming year. Non-Residents can begin making reservations on the first business day of February.

Worthington Community Center

Phone: 614-436-2743 

The Kid’s Corner at Worthington Community Center is available for rent for $20/hour for residents and $50/hour for non-residents. The Community Room can accommodate up to 80 people and is available for $25/hour for residents and $45/hour for non residents. Other rooms are available thorough the system, click the link for more info!

Use of the leisure pool is also available in conjunction with parties (though not for private use). There is an adjacent room called the Fishbowl that is available for rent. Parties are for 2 hours and include 20 swimming guests and are $140 for residents and $180 for non-residents.  

The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department

Phone: 614-901-6515 

The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department has several options for rental spaces. Many of the shelters are rentable for a refundable $25 deposit. The Little Sprouts Wait Room can be rented for $105 for 2 hours. Residents receive a discounted rate. Indoor and outdoor pool parties are also an option. Visit the website for a lot of options!

Columbus Recreation and Parks

Phone: 614-645-3337

Shelter houses are available for rent by calling the number above . Rooms can be rented by contacting each Community Center location individually. See a list of Community Centers here.


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Affordable places to have a birthday party in Columbus, Ohio

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3 Places I Love to Take My Kids in Columbus: Lauren Goubeaux

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Each month I feature a local parent who will tell us about three places they love to take their kids in Columbus!

Thanks to Lauren for sharing 3 of her family’s favorites with us this month – and because she’s a party planner, she’s sharing 3 of her favorite places to host a kid’s birthday party in Columbus!

There’s nothing more fun than planning my kids’ birthday parties. I know they love them and always have a blast, but let’s be real- as an event planner, I just might love it more! With having rambunctious boys, lots of friends/family, and a tiny house, I am always on the lookout for a great party venue.

Here are 3 of my favorite birthday party venues for kids in Columbus:

1. Recreations Outlet

We are frequent visitors to this place! It is a playset/trampoline/sports equipment showroom, where you can pay to play. Our favorite time to go is during their Charitable Play hours when we can get in for only $2 a kid.

We just hosted our son’s 4th birthday there in January, and it was the EASIEST party to throw! They have 2 party rooms available for rent. Each room has picnic tables and a counter to set up your food. 2 hour rentals start at $149, and include the party room and playtime for 15 kids. It was so perfect for a winter birthday because all the kids could run and play their hearts out!

2. Get Air

This is another favorite spot for our boys, and we visit at least a couple times a month. My nephew just had his 6th birthday party there last weekend. Let me tell you, Get Air knows how to execute a party! There is even a separate check-in desk for all the party guests where they pass out party socks.

They too have party rooms where you can set up decorations and drop off your shoes and gifts before jumping. They announced on the overhead speakers when it was time for our party to break for lunch. And after food, cake and gifts, there was still plenty of time for the kids to jump more! 2 hours of room rental and jump time for 10 kids starts at $199, including socks, pizza and drinks!

3. Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

Central Ohio has the BEST metro parks, am I right?! We have hosted almost every birthday party for my July birthday boy at a Metro Park.
These are so great because the price is right (free!), and there is no limit on a guest list. The only catch is that you can’t reserve most shelter houses and picnic tables. Just make sure to get there early enough to claim your space! A few of our favorites are Slate Run, Walnut Woods, Battelle Darby Creek, Homestead and Scioto Audobon.

If you need any more party venue suggestions, custom decorations, or help with planning an event- reach out to my event planning business LACE at or follow us on Instagram @lacecolumbus!

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