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Birthday Party Guide: Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, Cary & Raleigh NC

1870 Farm in Chapel Hill, NC
1870 Farm - just minutes from the UNC Chapel Hill campus
1224 Old Lystra Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

1870 Farm offers their farm for birthday parties all 12 months of the year, with 3 packages/options depending on the season. Birthday parties on the Farm can be customized to suit your child’s idea of fun! Typical parties last up to 2 1/2 hours. All of the 1870 Farm birthday party packages include time with the animals, egg hunts and chicken races. Party options include themes like Farm & Mining, Farm & Crafts, and Farm & Fishing. You pick the time slot and they do their best to offer you a choice of where you prefer to have your food and cake: by the pond, in the barn or the little white cottage. They provide a party coordinator during your event and they are happy to offer the refrigerator in the little white cottage to store your cake and room for a bit more.

1870 Farm birthday parties in Chapel Hill, NC1870 Farm - Visit the farm animals - goats - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The beautiful 17-acre 1870 Farm is very close to UNC Chapel Hill, and offers the farm out year-round as a venue for events, weddings, birthday parties, and community activities. 1870 Farm is a  GREEN CARE & WELLNESS and EVENT farm determined to meet the needs of people (children, seniors and adults) in Chapel Hill and surrounding communities. Care farming is to promote mental and physical health by giving people the opportunity to spend time working on the farm. Care farms provide supervised, structured and unstructured programs of farm-related activities, including animal care, crop and vegetable production, crafts and outdoor activities all on a farm setting.

Visit to learn more & to book your birthday party / events.
(919) 448-8175

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center located on UNC's campus

250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 918-1155

Celebrate your child’s special day at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center! Birthday parties have never been more fun for kids (or easier for you). Choose the Standard or Deluxe party package that's perfect for your party!

Visit to learn about party activity options, available dates, fees, and to register for FUN and fascinating birthday parties at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center!

Spence's Farm (just minutes from downtown Chapel Hill, near the Emerson Waldorf School - close to Harris Teeter, Timberlyne / MLK Jr fka Airport Rd. / I-40)

6407 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 968-8581

Farm Birthday Party (best for ages 3-10)
Gardening (harvesting veggies & fruits, weeding, digging for worms, whatever is available)
Feeding Chickens & Collecting Eggs
Horse Grooming & Party Kids help lead a Horse Ride
Available on weekends; check the website for price & available days/times).

Horse Lesson Party (best for ages 7-12)
Have a fun group lesson!
(Available on weekends; check the website for price & available days/times).

Trail Ride Birthday Party (best for ages 8 and up)
Have a group lesson, or take a trail ride.
(Available on weekends; check the website for price & available days/times).

Ted's Twisted Balloons and Magic! - Award-Winning Local Family Favorite
If you've been over to Moe's (Patterson Place) for Family Night on Tuesdays (Kids Eat Free - one child's meal per adult meal), you may have seen Ted's balloon artistry and cheerful, kind, fun demeanor with children in person. He also enchants and delights children and grown-ups alike with his AMAZING balloon creations sometimes at Durham Bulls baseball games. We have met Ted in person many times over the years, we've seen his kindness and cheerfulness interacting with children, and his artistic balloon creations never cease to amaze us.

Ted's balloon and/or magic birthday parties (also corporate events) are HUGE hits and this is why his parties have been voted the #1 local family favorite parties for years.

Check out some examples of his creative, artistic, whimsical balloon creations at Office is based in Hillsborough; birthday/party packages include travel within 30 miles from the Hillsborough office - travel charges may apply for travel farther than 30 miles from Hillsborough office - check the website for more info.)

Neill's Family Taekwondo and Fitness Academy - Exciting Birthday Parties with Taekwondo Lessons, Games, Fun Obstacle Courses
1706 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Our exciting birthday parties are full of Taekwondo lessons, games, fun obstacle courses, and heart-pounding play! Moms, dads, and family can focus on the joy of the party while Neill's Family Taekwondo staff prepare the event with decorations, host all the fun and exciting activities and then clean up all the mess. Host families need only to make a reservation and have no more worries about the event.

Whether they have lots of martial arts training or none at all, every kid will have a memorable birthday at Neill's Family Taekwondo and Fitness! Visit Neill's Family Taekwondo and Fitness Academy to learn more.

Master Instructor Erik Neill also offers family traditional Taekwondo training, a premium After School program in martial arts and leadership education, teacher workday programs, and summer camp. At Neill's Family Taekwondo, children are educated in an environment of encouragement and safety. Our course specializes in youth development in Discipline, Confidence, Self-Defense and Fitness. We also offer private Instruction on any of the following topics: Competitive Forms, Weapons, Tai-Chi, and Jujitsu.

Master Erik W. Neill
1706 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill NC 27514
(919) 942-6622

Balloons & Tunes
Offering balloon deliveries, balloons to go, portable helium tanks, balloon decor, party supplies, cards, gift baskets, stuffed animals, and more for over 25 years.
208 W. Main St., Carrboro (corner of Weaver & Main).
(919)  967-3433.

Cely's House - Craft Parties
Celebrate your important event with imagination and creativity! Cely's House offers craft events that highlight your important birthday, anniversary or special day.  Choose your age appropriate activity from a diverse list of crafts. Pottery projects and crafts may be designed around your party theme. (Hand Building with Clay (Porcelain or Stoneware);  Dream Catchers; Jewelry and Bead Work; Paper Crafts; Painted Rocks; Sculpey; Tie Dye T-shirts.  Make your next birthday a day to remember with a craft party at Cely's House!  All ages welcome.  (Cely's house also offers teacher workday art programs and summer camps.)
For more information email
(919) 929-3591.

F&M Entertainment - Bouncy House Rentals, Rock Climbing Wall Rentals, Pony Rentals & More!
F&M Entertainment is a locally owned operation that has been in business in the greater Raleigh area for over fifteen years.  They will help make your event a truly special occasion!  F&M Enterntainment rents rock climbing walls, dunk tanks, inflatable moon walks, inflatable kiddie crawl-throughs, inflatable velcro jumping walls, and more. 

Glazed Expectations - Paint-Your-Own Ceramics Child and Adult Birthday Parties, Group Events, Corporate Team Building Events, Baby Showers, Wedding Showers and more!
205 W. Main St, Suite 104, Carrboro NC, 27510 (map and directions)
Your party or event can be held in the studio for up to 30 people and Glazed Expectations offers a variety of different types of parties to make anyone's party fun and artistic. Unlimited paints, glazes & instruction for all parties!
For more info visit

(919) 933-9700

Gymcarolina Gymnastics Academy - Tumbling Parties
(further afield) 9321 Leesville Rd., Raleigh,  NC  27613
Gymnastics classes for children 12 months - teens, Summer Camps, Tumble & Cheer Camps, Birthday Parties
(919) 848-7988.

Hill Ridge Farms - for a Birthday to Remember! (further afield in Youngsville, NC around 20 minutes outside of Raleigh, NC - and worth the trip!  Open year round; check website for current hours and days of operation.  Birthday party packages includes hayride, farm animal corral, fish feeding dock, picnic area, playground facilities, old-fashioned toy for the birthday child.  Additional services available:  bonfire, clowns, magician, pony rides, moon walk, train rides, DJ/Karaoke, catering available, and use of "Big Red Barn" for indoor parties.  Hill Ridge Farms has beautiful facilities and also hosts weddings, business retreats and more! (Don't miss the Fall Harvest & Pumpkin Festival every day from mid-September through October 31st!)
703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC  27596.  (Located 2 miles east of Youngsville at the intersection of S.R. 1100 and S.R. 1105.  The farm is 20 minutes north of Raleigh, 4 miles east of US1/N. Capital Blvd.)
(919) 556-1771 or 1-800-358-4170.

Interactive Playgrounds
Games for special events, including rock climbing wall, moon bounces, sumo wrestling, giant slides, giant trikes, pedestal jousts, miniature golf, and more.
(919) 832-7209 or (866) PLAY-INC.

KOTOX Taekwondo America - Taekwondo Birthday Parties!
KOTOX offers fun Taekwondo BIRTHDAY PARTIES, as well as classes in the Korean Martial Art of Taekwondo for children and adults, Teacher Work Day Camps, Summer Camps, and Private Lessons.
602 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro, NC 27510

(919) 240-5532

Monkey Joe's
Monkey Joe's parties are full of bouncing, sliding, and jumping fun for kids 12 years-old and younger!  You can sit back, relax and enjoy the party while Monkey Joe's friendly staff does all the set-up and clean-up. Monkey Joe's offer a variety of party packages.  Monkey Joe's fun-filled inflatable play center features bright, cheerfully-colored wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses will keep your kids active, happy, and healthy. The play center is suitable for kids 12 years-old and younger. The Mini Monkey Zone is a separate toddler play area for the little ones.  Monkey Joe's is also lots of fun for walk-ins.
CARY, NC:  1747 Walnut St., Cary, NC 27511, (919) 461-7171;
RALEIGH, NC: 6220 Glenwood Ave. Ste. 104, Raleigh, NC 27612, (919) 510-6979; (919)  967-3433.

Museum of Life and Science
433 Murray Ave., Durham, NC.  Offers "Super Science" birthday parties and lots of different party themes for ages 3-11.  Meet animals, unearth fossils, design and test rockets!
(919) 220-5429.

Not Just Paper
1010 W. Main St., Downtown Durham, NC.  Birthday party and catering supplies (as well as office supplies, educational resources, and more).
(919) 688-6886.

Pump it Up - "The Inflatable Party Zone"
10700 World Trade Boulevard, Suite 112, Raleigh, North Carolina 27617.  (Located near RDU Airport.)
Pump It Up has inflatable designs that are engaging, challenging and interactive.  Kids can play on recreational inflatables in the indoor arenas, and the inflatables are available for private children's parties and other special events.  Bouncing, sliding, climbing, and tumbling for kids of all ages.  The indoor inflatables include a custom inflatable bounce house, inflatable slide, inflatable obstacle course, inflatable boxing arena, inflatable jousting arena, and many other interactive inflatables.
(919) 828-3344.

Wild Dan the Animal Man
Wild Animal Encounters, Inc. is a non-profit animal sanctuary that offers entertaining, educational programs to the public.  At birthday party events children can meet an alligator, African serval cat, a python, a great horned owl and others.  
(919) 279-8897. 

Raleighwood (further afield) Falls of Neuse & Sandy Forks Roads, Raleigh, 27615.
Special birthday movie party package includes movie admission, popcorn, cheese pizza, soda, and a hot fudge sundae; regular menu items are available for adults.  Advance reservations required.
(919) 847-8370.

Special Events - Caricatures/Face Painting for Birthday Parties & Special Events

Caricatures for Birthday Parties & Special Events
Local artist Richard W. Cloudt offers caricature drawings for birthday parties and other special events.  (He also does commissioned portraits in pastel and charcoal, and teaches art classes at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro.)
(919) 942-6404

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Morehead Planetarium
Morehead Planetarium
Afterschool, Birthday Parties,
Summer Science Camps,
Planetarium Shows and Events

The Animal Hospital
112 W Main St, Carrboro

1870 Farm
1870 Farm Chapel Hill logo
* Summer Camps
* Farm Preschool & Kindergarten
* Birthday Parties * Gemstone Mining
* Meet the Farm Animals
1870 Farm

Spence's Farm
Spence's Farm
After School, Summer Camps,
Birthday Parties, lots more!

Immersion Island Summer Camp
Foreign Language Resources
and Summer Camps
Immersion Island

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