***Online Booking required for Columbia, MD - For Chantilly location please call 703-502-1864 during business hours***

Party Pricing

  • Weekdays (morning/afternoon) – $279
  • Weekdays (private**) – $379
  • Weekends (morning/afternoon) – $379
  • Weekends (private**) – $479

Party guests have access to all games and activities in our showroom including swingsets, trampolines, & basketball goals. Your party comes with tablecloths, napkins, plates, and silverware in standard primary colored party theme. Just bring a cake, some drinks and maybe order a pizza, we’ve got the rest. Parties are priced for up to 20 children.

**Note** Mon-Sat the 4pm parties at Columbia are semi-private as the store closes at 5pm


All birthday parties run for 2 hours.  You can extend  the last party of the day (Columbia 6pm, Chantilly 5pm) by 1 hour for an additional $200.  Only the last party time may be extended, and we require at least 1 week advance notice to decide and pay the additional fee.  If you wish to extend your party the day of, the fee is $250.  To add an extra hour to the last party of the day, please call the store.

All parties are priced for up to 20 children.  We count children that are between 12 months and 14 years old.  Adults are not counted into your total.  We can accommodate a maximum of 20 children at any party.  Please do not invite more than 20 children to the party as that is our absolute maximum.

The only way to have a party for more than 20 children is to book both rooms at the same time in the Columbia location (N/A in Chantilly).     The party still runs for 2 hours, but both rooms would be yours allowing 40 children.   The two party rooms are not adjoined.  To book a double-room party, or if you have questions, call 410-992-0992.

We do book up fast!  Generally we are booked out about 2-3 months ahead of time, so if you see a party day that works for you, grab it quickly.

We supply paper plates, napkins, plasticware, cups and tablecloths.  See the 360 degree image on this page to see an example of the color scheme and supplies provided in the party room.  Each party room has a full size refrigerator and freezer.  Each party room has 2 8′ long tables to eat on and 1 6′ long table to serve on.  Outside each party room is a table for gifts.  Up to 20 chairs are available for each party room.  A party coordinator will assist you set-up your party and be there to answer questions.  Food and drink are not provided but may be brought in.  Most people order pizza and bring in a cake.

You are welcome to order from anywhere or bring in food, but we recommend Romas in Columbia or Paisano’s in Chantilly. They cater most of Play N’ Learn’s parties and are reliable and good!

All parties require the same resources whether there are 6 children or 20.  There is no discount for parties with less than 20 children.

Your party coordinator is there to assist with set up and clean up of your party and to answer any questions.  Forgot a lighter for the candles or knife for cake?  Your party coordinator has one!  He/She is not permitted to serve food or supervise guests, but will be sure your supplies are replenished and your trash is emptied as needed.  Your party coordinator appreciates gratuities!

No.  While we would love to host your child’s birthday party, all parties MUST be booked properly.  No food or drink is allowed outside of the party rooms.  All unauthorized birthday parties will be asked to leave in fairness to those that properly booked.

Sorry, there is no alcohol of any kind permitted on the premises.

Payment in full is required to book any party.  No party can be held without payment.

Parties are 100% refundable if your party is cancelled 14 or more days before your party.  Cancellations made 5-13 days prior to party receive 100% store credit.  If your party is cancelled 4 or less days prior to the party, we offer 50% store credit.

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own themed tablecloths, happy birthday banners, etc.  If it hangs with scotch tape, we’re cool with it.  Please do not bring glitter or anything that may damage the merchandise or party room.

Yes, but only the pull-string kind.  We will even hang it for you!  🙂  We just ask that you assist with clean-up and do not permit children to eat the candy in the showroom.

Yes, we have had Mickey Mouse, Optimus Prime, and every Character from Frozen.  Characters are welcome.  We simply ask that you tag us when you post the pics on Facebook!

Yes, face painters and balloon artists are okay with us as long as they do it on the tiled area in or right outside your party room, but please, no glitter. We do not have additional tables for them to use, but you/they are welcome to bring a small table.

Yes, please expect that there will be families in the playground to shop, or to play.  If you want a quieter party, book an evening party (or Sunday 10am party in Columbia).  The stores close at 5pm on Saturdays and 4pm on Sundays so there will be no people in to shop or play after those times.

If Play N’ Learn closes due to inclement weather we will work with you to select another available party time or you can opt to receive a full refund.

Sorry, we host a lot of parties on the weekends and need to keep the parties moving so the showroom stays safe and does not get overcrowded.  All party guests must leave when the party ends.

Hosts can and should arrive 15 minutes prior to the party.  We have carts available,  you are welcome to use that to take to your car and wheel in your cake, supplies, etc.  Your party room is not available greater than 15 minutes before your party so don’t arrive too early!


No, sorry.  We very rarely have a cancellation.  If we do however, the online calendar will be updated immediately.