Organising children’s birthday parties is always a capital letter item on every parent ‘to do’ list, underpinned by the desire to make it a happy occasion and a lasting memory. Nowadays, children can be very specific about how they want to share their birthday celebrations with family and friends and meeting their expectations can be harrowing time to say the least, especially when both parents or carers are working fulltime. We are very fortunate that here in Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes there is wide choice of cost effective options which will meet the family budget and be a birthday party to remember.
The secret to successful birthday party is to make a list: a list of children to be invited; a list of things which will delight the birthday child and be special for them: a list of what will suit the family budget and above all a list of things you would like to do to make the birthday unique for your little one.
Holding a party at home is great and works well for many families but if you decide that a party venue who will provide everything and do the clearing up afterwards, is the best option, we have listed some of the venues near you who can provide the perfect party. Most options mean that you will have to provide the birthday cake, but we know that this is a given for most mums and carers.
Do let us know about any party venues which have worked well for you, we would love to hear about them!
Back to School means Party Season at Safari MK!
With fabulous party rooms second to none, Safari MK offers an imaginative choice of nine different themed parties at their award-winning soft play centre in Milton Keynes. Parties can be provided for children aged 1 – 12 years old and prices start at only £10.95 per child with a minimum number of 12 party goers.
Parties include your own themed host, who will ensure that everything runs smoothly, and the children will have a party to remember. There’ll be play time on the 3-tier soft play frame, a party banquet for the children, a cake ceremony (you need to provide your own cake), invitations and ‘thank you’ letters, not forgetting a return pass for the birthday child.
With nine different party themes to choose from: Princess & Prince. Pirate and Pirate Princess, Football, Superhero, Glow in the Dark, Jungle, Laser & Play, Pure Laser Tag and Buddy Bear which is an exclusive party for over 3yr olds: there’s a theme to suit every birthday child’s wishes.
The only difficult thing is – which party theme to choose!
You can check availability and book on line or if you have any questions, ring one of the events team on 01908 565165 who will be able to help you.
All the party information is on their website: www.safarimk.co.uk
Birthdays Are A Day To Remember With Stagecoach Parties!
Welcome to the magical mysteries of "Stagecoach Parties" where we will take your child on a roller coaster ride through their imagination and land them safely back home with some amazing party memories!
At our children's themed parties, the entertainment includes a wide range of games, storytelling, dancing and singing, all based around a chosen theme. We have themes to suit everyone, including Knights and Princesses, Pirates and Mermaids, Superheroes and Pop Stars. Our Party Hosts arrive in colourful costumes, loaded with balloons, stickers and prizes. During the last 10 minutes of the party, family and friends are invited to watch some of the activities the children have enjoyed.
Included in the cost are invitations to send out to your guests. Prizes and stickers are handed out during the party, and each guest will receive a balloon to take home: we can also provide Stagecoach party bags.
For children age 11-16 we have amazing Murder Mystery Parties. Each guest is assigned a character and the crime scene is set. Our detective then guides the guests through the investigation, slowly unravelling the mystery to discover who the guilty suspect is.
Whichever party you choose; you are guaranteed to have a day to remember!
For more details about our brilliant parties please contact Stagecoach in your area:
Stagecoach Thame, Nicky Goodwin, 01865 763767, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stagecoach Beaconsfield, Georgina McCann, 01494 776668, 07795 157014, email@example.com
Booker Gym Parties are available on Fridays during term time and on all weekdays throughout the holidays. The party package includes a one-hour play session in the gym followed by 45 minutes in the party rooms for a birthday tea. Children can try out their skills on the climbing rope, balancing beam, trampettes, tumble airtrack and more, all supervised by one of the BAGA qualified members of staff. The session is predominantly free play with games including balls, hoops, ropes, juggling, plate spinning, poi, diabolo and parachute games to finish.
Friday Parties run from 4pm - 5.45pm and holiday weekday parties from 3.15pm – 5pm or 4.30pm - 6.15pm and can accommodate a maximum of 32 children. Families are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Kate on 01494 471566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Dragon Eco Farm
Host your birthday party at Green Dragon Eco Farm and it’s bound to be a success!
Set in the wide-open countryside of North Bucks, we’ve 45 acres of fun activities for children, aged up to eight years old. Combine a visit to the farm with our outdoor and indoor play during a two hour session, including platters of good quality party food.
Standard Party Package: £9.95 per child
VIP Party Package: £13.95 per child, includes exclusive extras.
Prices include an animal mask and animal feed. Free entry for each adult per two children (Additional adults go half price)
Birthday Parties with a Difference at Odds Farm Park!
Look for a party venue with a difference? Look no further! Children and adults alike will love the stylish, fully air-conditioned and heated party rooms at Odds Farm Park! Purpose built, the rooms have been beautifully themed and provide a unique and special venue in which to celebrate.
For just £19.95 per child, a children’s party at Odds Farm Park includes all day farm entry and your own private party room for 2½ hours, complete with a docking station for your own music. Combined with fabulous party food, amazing party bags, animal masks and animal feed for the goats and sheep, all you need to bring is the children and the cake!
Plus, with FREE Admission for 1 Adult for every Child’s place booked and complimentary tea and coffee, everyone will love an Odds Farm Park Party!
Odds Farm Park also offer a 2 Hour After School Party package which is available from 3.30pm, Monday to Friday during South Bucks Term Time for just £12.95 per child.
Award winning Odds Farm Park is located just minutes from Junction 2 of the M40, near Beaconsfield. For more information including full party terms and conditions and to book visit www.oddsfarm.co.uk or call 01628 520 188.
Perfect Party Venue
Chiltern Open Air Museum offers the perfect location to hire for children’s birthday parties. Not only can you enjoy the exclusive use of a fantastic historic barn and the green space surrounding it, you and your guests can enjoy the rest of the day exploring the Museum. There’s a wide variety of optional extras to keep everyone busy with activities from pond dipping to teddy bear mask making and you can hire traditional toys and giant games, which are always popular. There’s plenty of free parking and space for an additional marquee and you can organise your own catering.
It’s a fabulous venue for grown up parties too and they even have a license for weddings so why not have a look on their website and plan your party of the year? www.coam.org.uk or call 01494 871117
Brilliant birthday parties in the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery
Experience something different with a birthday in the unique setting of the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery and Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury. The Gallery is full of exhibits inspired by Roald Dahl’s wonderful stories – you can crawl along Fantastic Mr Fox’s tunnel, go inside the Giant Peach, explore sound with the BFG, discover inventions with Willy Wonka and ride in the Great Glass Elevator.
We offer a 2 hour party led by one of our Party Hosts which includes a one hour fun session in the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery followed by a craft activity with a Roald Dahl theme and scrumptious party food in our large spacious room in the museum.
We can also provide a selection of Roald Dahl gifts for party bags so you can sit back and enjoy the day. If you would like to find out more about how we can make your day special please email email@example.com, call 01296 331441 or visit www.buckscountymuseum.org
Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP
360 Play is great for birthday parties. We understand the work involved when you want to
organise that special family event and want everything to be just right. Our 360 parties are designed to give you time to enjoy the experience while we do the work. Enjoy your Birthday Party here with us and experience a fantastic party atmosphere.
From the start to the end, your party host will be on hand to make sure it’s a great party – from eating all together in one big party room with lots of ‘Happy Birthday’ singing to the cake cutting to create a magical day. Our very own resident characters – Twizzle and Twirl – love a good party, so expect a visit from one of them too! We have designed 5 different types of party to suit everyone’s needs, and they are available at all of our centres. www.360play.co.uk
Birthday Parties @ The Railway
Available on Sundays (and some Wednesdays) when we have steam train rides running! Minimum of 8 children, the cost is £15 per child, which includes:
- Full day entry to The Railway from 10.30am – 5.00pm (4.30pm on Weds).
- Children’s party food and drink (see below) and a dedicated area for the party meal with balloons and decorations.
- Unlimited steam train rides for all children and adults.
- A special ride for the birthday child upfront with the driver plus one adult (subject to availability and at the discretion of the crew).
- A miniature train ride for each full paying party child. (Extra adults and children 3+ can buy a ride for £1 a head at the miniature train ride ticket office - subject to availability).
- First 2 adults admitted free. Other adults or siblings (over 5 years old) are £8 each for entry to The Railway (excludes food and miniature train ride). Food can be purchased from our café.
Children’s Party Menu: A selection of sandwiches on white / brown bread, mini sausage rolls, chicken nuggets, crisps, mini sausages, vegetable sticks, fairy cakes, ice cream sundae, squash/water. Visit our website for more details.