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Obstacle Course Birthday Party for Kids in Arlington Heights & Libertyville

Obstacle Course Birthday Party for Kids in Arlington Heights & Libertyville

Celebrate your child's birthday with a memorable and fun-filled outing to Hot Ground Gym. Voted one of the best kid birthday party places in Chicagoland, your child, and their friends will have the time of their lives at our indoor facilities in the Chicago area.
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The Best Kids Birthday Party Place Near Chicago

Host an obstacle course birthday party your kid won't forget! Our kids' gym birthday party sessions are instructor-led, so parents can relax while their children enjoy team-building “missions”.

Veteran-owned and operated, Hot Ground Gym's obstacle-based fitness and challenging teambuilding activities are designed to inspire adventure in a controlled environment, making our gym one of the best birthday venues for kids. We're located in Arlington Heights near Palatine, Wheeling, and Buffalo Grove and in Libertyville close by to Vernon Hills, Grayslake, and Mundelein. You can count on us for your child's special day.
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Hot Ground Gym Birthday Parties for Children Include

Our 90-minute kids' team building birthday provides 60 minutes of instructor-guided activities with our trained staff and 30 minutes in the party area to enjoy food and cake. Hot Ground Gym's party programs are customized to suit different age groups. They include military-inspired obstacle-course-based tasks and team-building missions, such as "bridge" building, "buddy river" (aka the kayak mission), and team relay races suitable for girls and boys.
Our action-packed sessions, and dedicated team, make us one of the best places to celebrate birthdays in Arlington Heights and Libertyville. Kids' birthday party perks include:
  • 100% private event and private party room, meaning the facility is fully available for you and your guests.
  • Table set-up, including napkins, utensils, a tablecloth, and plates in the party rooms.
  • No additional fees if you choose to bring your own food and soft drinks.
  • A birthday cake-cutting ceremony with a military saber.
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What Age Kids Can Participate?

Our customized private birthday parties are filled with amazing obstacle adventure courses and inspiring team-building activities that kids and teens love. The party is great for ages 6 and above. We ask that all party guests be at least 5 years old or older. The experience will be appropriately tailored to the age of the birthday party host and their guests. Whether you have a birthday kid turning 6 or 14, they will have a blast completing the obstacle courses and teambuilding challenges presented to them.

Why Our Clients Think We're the Best Place for Kids Birthday Celebrations Near Chicago

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Hot Ground Gym was voted one of the best places to celebrate birthdays in Chicagoland for three years in a row! At our parties, the fun never stops, and your kids are guaranteed to have an inspiring experience.
  • Fully supervised activities from start to finish so that parents can relax.
  • A unique and novel physical obstacle course suitable for kids of different ages.
  • Extraordinary team building "Missions" specialized to the birthday child.
  • 100% Private from start to finish. Only guests, friends, and family. No strangers.
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This place is the absolute best! The coaches are amazing. My son had his 8th birthday party here and now he's almost 9. The development we have seen is really incredible, and my son isn't even consistent about going weekly which we are trying to do. My son did some summer camp and will be doing winter camp as well. It's challenging, fun, and they learn so much about being a better and stronger person. It's so wonderful for kids to have such amazing role models and teachers in the staff. Many thanks to everyone at Hot Ground Gym!!
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Lisa I
Another perfect review. Don't even think twice...your kid will love it. My 6 year old daughter originally came for a birthday party and now comes twice a week and loves it! The skill building, exercise, rule following, respect, and teamwork make this place exceptional! Can't say enough good things about this place. Sam the manager and all the team members are awesome with the kids. Thank you guys and keep it up!
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C. P.
Had an awesome birthday party experience there today! Joey and Jeremy were the ultimate hosts and really empowered the kids to overcome their fears and stretch their limits! Thanks for taking care of every detail and helping create such a special experience for everyone!
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Helen O
I cant say enough great things about this place! What a great concept. My son was invited to a friends birthday party here and it was a blast. I saw a couple parents (including myself) that wanted to jump in the party with the kids, because it looked so much fun. The place is super clean and well maintained. In the beginning I didn't know if my son will be able to do some of the obstacles, he is not the most athletic kid in the class and that was my concern. However, the instructors encouraged and motivated every single child at the party and no one left behind. In the beginning of the party when they were explaining the rules one of the instructors said "Don't be afraid of anything. We ask you to do it because we are here for you and we will overcome any challenge together." The obstacle courses were a blast, but the coolest thing was their team building activities. The kids had carried the birthday boy in a kayak above their heads. They also go some parents involved in the kayak team building activity. This is an awesome place for kids!!!
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Dmitriy C
Wow. What an awesome birthday party Sam and his helper Evan led for my 7 year old daughter and 17 of her friends! I can't rave enough about how great everything was; and the best part was that I didn't have to do a thing except show up. The girls had so much fun doing obstacles involving climbing, crawling, flipping, and more...all the while building trust and confidence in each other and themselves. My daughter's favorite part was when she was lifted and carried in a canoe by her friends. She also loved the obstacle that began with flipping over a hanging bar (which she was afraid of at first, but Sam helped her overcome that fear within seconds). We will definitely be back! My son can't wait for his birthday now, too! HIGHLY recommend this place!
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Julie Delaney
Hot Ground Gym is a wonderful place for children not just physically, but mentally as well. We have two boys who love it. The classes are led by fantastic instructors, especially Sam at our Arlington Heights location, that really care about the kids. Each week is different and my boys look forward to what challenges they will face. Reently, we also had a birthday party which was fantastic as well. We provided the food and Hot Ground took care of everything else from beginning to end in terms of setting up, cleaning up, and of course keeping the kids entertained with their obstacle course and team building events. The highlight was my son, the birthday boy, riding in a kayak held up by all of his friends. I highly recommend Hot Ground Gym to anyone looking for a a place to help strengethen their childs body and mind
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We charge a flat fee of $375 for 10 kids or less and $17 for each additional kid.
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Hot Ground Gym® Libertyville, IL
1950 US-45, Libertyville, IL 60048
Hot Ground Gym® Arlington Heights
8 W College Dr, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA

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Hot Ground Gym® is located in Arlington Heights and Libertyville and serves areas close to Palatine, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Grayslake, and Mundelein.



Can adults participate in a birthday party with children?

We customize each supervised birthday party, so it’s age-appropriate for kids. Parents are welcome to watch and observe from our viewing areas, while hosts can walk around the floor and snap pictures. If you’re an adult keen to try, you can book a team-building session for you and your friends.

Can I use my own decorations for my kid's birthday?

You’re welcome to bring decorations like balloons and banners that fit the theme of your child’s birthday party.

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