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6 Spots for Indoor Birthday Gatherings that won’t bust your budget

Chaos Water Park
Chaos Water Park

If the thought of 10-plus kids ravaging the inside of your home during a wintertime birthday party leaves you feeling a little queasy, take a deep breath – we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of six local venues that’ll do the clean-up for you.

1. Eau Claire YMCA

700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 836-8460 •

Let the kiddos burn off some energy with gymnastics, basketball, swimming, and a fully decorated party room. Depending on the package you choose, staff supervision is provided as well as games, relay races, obstacle courses, and instruction. Prices range from $75 to $100 for members and from $100 to $125 for nonmembers.

2. The Sport Warehouse

2983 11th St., Eau Claire • (715) 414-5944 •

Do you have a sports nut on your hands? The Eau Claire Sport Warehouse in Eau Claire offers everything from archery to batting cages, and they allow you to bring in your own party food! Parties start at $125 for up to 20 kids.

3. Children’s Museum Of Eau Claire

220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire • (715) 832-5437 •

Discover an entire Bitty City full of fun with fully decorated theme birthday rooms, a birthday parade through the museum, a personalized sign posted in the party room, and a ton of surprises! All napkins, silverware, cups, and plates are provided, as is set-up and clean-up. Costs come in at $100 for CMEC members and $125 for nonmembers for up to 12 people.

Children’s Museum Of Eau Claire
Children’s Museum Of Eau Claire

4. High Roller Skating Center

3120 Melby St., Eau Claire • (715) 832-6000 •

High Roller offers full-service packages that include everything from popcorn to pizza plus bottomless refreshments, party supplies, skating, an indoor playground, and decked-out theme rooms (including Candy Land and the White House). Costs run from $109 to $160 depending on party size and package inclusions.

5. Action City/Chaos Water Park

2402 Lorch Ave./5150 Fairview Drive • (715) 852-6000 •

Action City and Chaos Water Park offer several packages that strike a balance between wet and wild fun and someone-has-to-pay-for-this value. All packages include soda, pizza, and specially made Dairy Queen ice cream cupcakes, and prices range from $99 to $239 for access to one attraction or both.

6. Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center

3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire • (715) 552-1200 •

Enjoy your own private field for team sports, floor scooters, oversized bouncy balls, riding toys, and a big parachute! Packages range from $150 to $225, with some that include pizza and cake.