Whether you’re having a party at home or looking for a unique venue, here’s some ideas to help you plan the perfect kid’s party.
Craft in the Bay
If your little one loves making stuff this is a great idea and they’ll love every second. For children aged seven and over, this arts and crafts extravaganza will get them felt-making, throwing pots on the pottery wheel, screen printing, tie dyeing t-shirts or making recycled jewellery. It’s £185 for a maximum of 10 children and all art materials for a two hour experience, they’ve even got aprons if it’s likely to get messy.
For parents who want to encourage their kids culinary skills but don’t want their cupboards plastered in passata, Pizza Express hosts pizza parties that actually encourage them to make a huge mess (not that they need any encouragement). During the party the children will be let loose with all the ingredients and learn how to toss dough. Then they can eat their pizzarific creations and cool down with a delicious gelato. The cost is £11.95 per child and the parties last 90 – 120 minutes depending on the size and age of the party.
Soft play is a popular choice for children’s parties because they are so easy to organise and the little ones can run free and they absolutely love it. Jump makes an extra special effort with parties to ensure a fantastic time is had by all. There’s a good choice of themes and staff take care of everything, there’ll be no sheep-herding of kids during the event as this is all taken care of for you. Bliss! There are various discounts and packages available, with the birthday child always going free. Prices start at £10 per head and that includes unlimited play, invites, balloons, party host and food, perfect.
Animal Zone UK
All parents have seen that adorable look of amazement on their kids’ faces when they encounter something unexpected, well cameras at the ready, this is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Animal Zone’s interactive offering is a fun and unforgettable educational experience that they’ll be talking about for ages. The animals, who are all exotic rescue animals, are transported to wherever your party is and the children will learn all about them. The birthday party packages are competitively priced and all profits are ploughed back into the sanctuary which is operated as a non-profit company.
Cardiff Ski & Snow Centre
If you’re looking for something different this is a great way to get the kids active and it might even spark a new sporting interest. The Cardiff dry ski slope offers one-hour skiing and snowboarding parties for groups of up to 10 children which includes tuition by an experienced instructor and all equipment. Another option are the tubing parties which are hugely popular and tubing is really easy to master and immensely fun, get the parents involved too. This is a wonderfully energetic and social party idea and will most likely be a brand new experience for most of the kids.
Ideal for kids aged five and over, Penarth’s Dotty Pots parties are a super-fun way to engage your child and their gang in the creative art of pottery painting. They can cater for parties of six to 21 children or they can bring everything to you for a ‘paint at home’ party wherever you are. Prices start at just £12.50 per head and all materials will be provided. The birthday child will also receive a handprint birthday plate which is a special momento of the special day.
This centrally located play centre offers really lovely birthday parties with the option to bring your own food or have the event catered for by them. You will be allocated one of their cabins (or marquee for larger parties) for when it’s time to eat and blow out the candles. There’s an array of indoor and outside structures built with lots of natural materials, a sandpit, a zip line and huge slide. Smashing on a sunny day but also very handy when the weather turns typically Welsh! There’s a few different packages available and they will even prepare the party bags for you.
Amdani Fitertainment Park
A fitness entertainment park, this is a truly unique venue and the kids will love it. The Ninja Warrior parties are action-packed, fun and fast becoming the must have party. Everything is taken care of and the party hosts and safety marshals will make sure that the party goes with a bang.
It’s an amazing indoor obstacle course like you’ve never seen before and a great way to disguise fitness as entertainment. There’s even disco light options to really ramp up the party atmosphere