7 Out Of The Box Birthday Ideas For Maryland Teens

7 Out Of The Box Birthday Ideas For Maryland Teens

Looking for out of the box birthday ideas in Maryland for your teenager?

Want to organize a party that the birthday boy/girl will remember?

Then this is what you’re looking for! We’ve reviewed lots of birthday celebration venues in Maryland, and selected the top 7 events that pack a lot more punch than a magician and a clown.

7 awesome birthday ideas for Maryland teens

From a completely unique mobile gaming experience to an escape room, from a haunted house to a horseriding center/farm, here are 7 unique birthday ideas for you to choose from.

  • Next Level Gaming
  • Terrapin Adventures
  • Clue IQ (that’s us!)
  • Laurel’s House of Horror
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park
  • Hawks Hollow Farm
  • Amped Up! Family Amphitheater

Next Level Gaming

Next Level Gaming is a truly unique way to celebrate a teen's birthday in Maryland.

Look at the image. Just another video game arcade, right?


What if I told you that that entire setup is housed inside a gaming truck? A gaming truck with swivel seating, air conditioned, and with an option to play music via Spotify?

With a customizable floor plan?

Now that’s definitely an out of the box birthday idea…as the truck is the only one of its kind!

And their games library is huge, with numerous well-known titles (like Fortnite and Call of Duty) aimed at teenagers, plus quite a few (like Pacman and Galaga) aimed at those who used to be teens once.

Apart from the gaming truck, they also offer laser tag games that can be arranged wherever you want (provided there’s enough space).

Website: Visit their website

Contact page: Visit their contact page (inquiry form)

Address: 8630 M, Guilford Rd Suite 425, Columbia, MD 21046 (office address)

Email: nextlevelgamingmd@gmail.com

Phone: (443) 718-9598

Terrapin Adventures

Is your teen ready to take their birthday celebration to new heights? That’s what’s going to happen at Terrapin Adventures…literally.

Athletic and adventurous teens will find this an awesome birthday idea. Oh, and they shouldn’t have a fear of heights.

They’ll have a blast zooming down ziplines, limbering up the 43 ft climbing tower, feel the breeze on the giant swing…and trying their best to beat all 18 obstacles on the high rope challenge.

If you want anything more substantial, they also conduct tours beyond their facility, like kayaking, a cave tour and a backpacking tour.

Website: Visit their website

Contact page: Visit their contact page (inquiry form

Address: Fair Street and, Washington St, Savage, MD 20763 (located in the Historic Savage Mill)

Email: info@terrapinadventures.com

Phone: (301) 725-1313

Clue IQ (that’s us!)

A Clue IQ birthday party is an occasion for teenagers to say "EPIC!"

A real-life adventure, like…

  • Lead your friends into Crane Manor to investigate the mysterious happenings there.
  • Can you and your friends prove yourselves worthy of recovering the legendary Excalibur and being crowned the ruler of Camelot?

Right in the heart of Frederick.

How do you think your teens would rate their birthday party if it features games like these?

Escape games are designed to be shared experiences that every single member of the group will be excited to take part in.

With our themed rooms and special effects bringing the adventures to life, there won’t be a single person in the group that’s bored, or not taking part in the game.

If you host your teen’s birthday party here this year, chances are they’ll have decided where they want to have their birthday party next year as well!

An out of the box birthday idea for teens in Maryland indeed!

Website: Go to the home page

Contact page: Visit our contact page (inquiry form)

Address: 103 S Carroll St #1a, Frederick, MD 21701

Email: info@clueiq.com

Phone: (240) 815-6458

Laurel’s House of Horror

Do you have one of those annoying teens that give you the eye roll when you tell them about how scary The Exorcist was?

Then this is a great way to have your revenge…while giving them a birthday surprise they’ll never forget!

A trip through DC and Maryland’s scariest haunted house attraction.

Teens with an interest in horror films, those looking for adrenaline-pumping experiences, and those who’ve never been to a haunted house before should also find this birthday idea quite exciting.

* I am focusing on the teens here but how the adults react inside may also prove interesting 🙂

Website: Visit their website

Contact page: Visit their contact page (inquiry form)

Address: 935 Fairlawn Ave, Laurel, MD 20707 (Inside the Laurel Shopping Center)

Phone: (240) 294-8444

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

After Terrapin, another chance to take your teenager’s birthday party in Maryland to ‘new heights’, but this time entirely indoors! They’ll have a flippin’ good time!

With activities like freestyle jump, skyslam basketball, ultimate dodgeball, and ninja warrior course to choose from, this should be a birthday event marked by fist pumps, high fives, dabs and shouts of ‘Heck Yeah!’.

Their birthday package includes jump time, party time in a private room, snacks and beverages, stickers and t-shirts.

Website: Visit their website

Contact page: Visit their contact page (inquiry form)

Address: 7175 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: (410) 834-5717

Hawks Hollow Farm

Woman riding a horse back at Hawk hollow farm

Now, Hawks Hollow Farm is primarily a horseback riding service. BUT they have so many other amazing things to do, like walking through several trails on their property, petting the animals, bonfire and so much more.

Apart from horses and ponies, they have several other animals like llamas, goats, pigs, cows, and so on. Plus you can set up other birthday activities like cake cutting, snacks and games at their Pavilion or their Party Room (which can be heated for times of cold weather).

Website: Visit their website

Contact page: Visit their contact page (inquiry form)

Address: 7615 Bradshaw Rd, Kingsville, MD 21087

Phone: (443) 414-8199

Amped Up! Family Amphitheater

With everything from a gaming parlor (with everything from foosball to pinball and a giant screen Xbox) to an activities area to an interactive theater and even an outdoor court (with basketball, volleyball and even a water slide)…

Amped Up just might become a hit with your teenager, and you may be requested to take them there again!

Website: Visit their website

Contact page: Visit their contact page (inquiry form)

Address: 11600 Crossroads Cir, Middle River, MD 21220

Email: info@2ampedup.com

Phone: (877) 226-7338

Have an amazing teenagers’ birthday party in Maryland!

Hope you found what you were looking for? You can also take a look at our selection of birthday venues for young adults for a little more inspiration, particularly for older teens.

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Featured image by Andre Hunter on Unsplash.

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