Childrens' Parties in Cornwall

Everyone remembers parties from their childhood, so when it’s your child’s turn to host a party, naturally you will want to make it extra special for them.

Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to arrange a bespoke party, whether this is at home or a party venue of choice.

Many venues and entertainers offer a multitude of packages to suit different tastes and budgets, which you can read about in this party guide.

The great reward for all the effort, is a very happy child, who will be filled with plenty of fond memories...


So, what are the latest Children's Party Trends for 2018?


Science and Slime Parties

Science and Slime parties engage young minds with a combination of thrilling demonstrations, wacky experiments and plenty of hands-on activities. Many science party companies run age-related, interactive games so children can concoct exciting things such as gooey DIY slime, amazing bubbles and colour-changing potions. Enormous fun and educational too.




Unicorn, Rainbow and My Little Pony Parties

Unicorns, Rainbow and My Little Pony are big news at the moment, so if your child wants this as his or her party theme, you will be spoilt for choice as many shops and partyware stores currently provide a mass of items to suit all budgets.

Add an extra element of surprise with some fun quirky goodies such as rainbow juice, unicorn photo booth props, rainbow wands, unicorn magic potion or My Little Pony invites.



Fairy Tents and Indoor Teepees

Fairy Tents and Indoor Teepees are great places for the children to enjoy a mini adventure away from the watchful eye of the adults in charge. Inside their ‘secret’ den they can use their wildest imaginations to tell fantastic stories and play fun spy games. Furnish the tent or den with sparkly fairy lights or lanterns and pad it out with cosy rugs and comfortable cushions. A food hamper filled with a feast of cupcakes, chopped fruit and snacks will go down a treat too. For inspiration take a look at the Pinterest pages – fairy tents and indoor teepees



Computer Gaming Parties

Video game, console and coding parties bring birthday celebrations well into the 21st century, and have become hugely popular party options among boys and girls. The games can be put into an inclusive multiplayer mode enabling youngsters to challenge each other in a fun way. The choice of games is vast – choose from singing and dancing games, or football and Minecraft games, for example.




Ice-cream and Milkshake Parties

Ice-cream and milkshake parties offer a really appetising option, enabling guests to have fun concocting their own indulgent delicacy. Many family friendly cafes and venues provide this type of party where half the fun is consuming the final creation. Needless to say, this a great option for those on a budget, as the food is part of the package.




Party Checklist

Make sure you don't forget anything important by using this party checklist.  Click on the links below for more...

For parties at home click here

For parties at a venue click here

For party game ideas click here

For party food ideas click here

For an easy to make birthday cake click here

For party bag ideas click here

For invitation RSVP etiquette click here

For those 'Don't Forget Items' click here

For Five Pound Gift Ideas click here


Here are some details about party providers and entertainers close to you:


Jules the Children's Entertainer

Tel: 07779 306497

Jules is a professional ventriloquist, entertaining audiences all over the country and on TV. The amazing Jules thrills audiences with her characters namely, Oswald the chicken and the ever-popular Monkey. Jules also provides a disco with lights, a zany, interactive magic show and for the older children, a pop quiz, games, and party dances. In fact, the complete entertainment package provides a magical adventure that even the adults will enjoy. But the star of the party will always be the birthday child…


Tilly Mint Party TentImage result for tilly mint party tent

Tel: 07712 333245

Based in Newquay and serving the Cornwall area, Tilly Mint Party Tents are an ideal way to make a day extra special. The tents are beautifully tailored to a wide range of themes and are perfectly presented. Whatever the celebration, a Tilly Mint Party Tent will add a fun and fabulous focal point to any party.


Playzone, HeartlandsImage result for playzone heartlands redruth

Tel: 01209 722325

Pick your perfect party at Heartlands, where a range of packages are on offer to suit all budgets. Simply pick from the food and drink options, activities and extras, and leave the rest to the friendly team! From bouncy castles, archery and Nerf, plus music and games, crafts, party bags, birthday cakes and more, create your perfect party at Heartlands. Call Rebecca on 01209 722325 or email




Tel: 01726 815553

Kidzworld, the award-winning children’s play centre, offer amazing value birthday parties. All parties include entry into Kidzworld with unlimited play in the soft play, dodgems, mini golf and trampolines. Plus, the Skytrail and Skating (weather permitting) is available at weekends and school holidays only. There is one party bag per child, plus a gift and return pass for the birthday girl or boy. Tasty party food is served in one of four themed party rooms namely, the Disco Room, Avengers Room, Princess Room and Movie Room.


Rollers Roller Rink

Tel: 01209 211895

Skate over to Rollers Roller Rink for a party you’ll never forget. It’s an ideal venue for kids’ birthday parties, staff parties, Hen nights, school reunions and charity fundraisers. Children can have a thrilling time at the Roller Disco Parties and with 10 party packages available there are plenty of options to suit all ages and budgets. Check out the new Glow Skate Party option for 2018! The Rinkside Cafe and Bar is a wonderful retreat for parents; they can sit back and watch all the fun if they decide not to get their skates on and join in the fun themselves. Plus, there are Veggie, Vegan and Gluten Free Food options now available. Find Rollers Roller Rink at Unit 14, Pool Industrial Estate in Pool, Redruth, TR15 3RH.


Country Skittles

Tel: 01736 850209

Now that school is back, Country Skittles is a great place to have some fun and enjoy great food at the weekends - or any other time! Country Skittles is also a great fun choice for your child’s birthday party. There is an excellent birthday package available in the afternoons suitable for younger children, which offers amazing value with no minimum number of party guests required. The package includes bowling, a main course, ice-cream, a soft drink, and a go on the mini crazy golf as well as balloons and banners around the party child’s table.




Tel: Rebecca on 01209 722325

Pick your perfect party at Heartlands, where a range of packages are on offer to suit all budgets. Simply pick from the food and drink options, activities and extras, and leave the rest to the friendly team! From bouncy castles, archery and Nerf, plus music and games, crafts, party bags, birthday cakes and more, create your perfect party at Heartlands. Call Rebecca on 01209 722325 for more information, or email



Mark’s Ark Wildlife Encounters

Tel: 01736 333293 or 07761 810900

Party time at Mark's Ark is sure to enthrall the children! Mark takes his unique wildlife experience to parties, bringing the world of nature into your home or a venue of your choice. The show has an educational bias - it's interactive, fun, fact-filled, hands-on and second-to-none. Where else can you get close-up and personal with beautiful owls, crazy bugs and fantastic reptiles? Mark's Ark offers children his passion, knowledge and hopes to inspire the naturalists of the future. Reasonably priced and fully insured – call for a no-obligation quotation.


The Party People

Tel: 01208 851733

The Party People are dedicated to providing first class children’s entertainment throughout Cornwall and Devon. They offer a 2-hour package which makes for a stress-free party with entertainment taking place from start to finish. They offer magic shows tailored to the age range of the party group which evoke a real pantomime atmosphere. Also provided is a mini disco, party games, tattoo painting, balloon modelling and party dance fun with the ‘Funny Bunny’. There are no limitations to the maximum number of children invited. If magic is not your thing, an all action disco is also available.


Jungle Jacks

Tel: 01637 852890

Let your little monkeys run wild, have a blast and burn off some energy at Jungle Jack's soft play centre. The purpose-built play-frame provides over 1,700 square feet of fun including challenging climbs, a rope bridge, an astra-glide slide, crafty crawl tubes and peekaboo bubble windows. Daredevils will love the super-fast racing slide and spiral tube. A party package is also available to suit everyone. There is a Jungle Tree-House party room for hire which is an exclusive area over-looking the play centre.


Hengar Manor Country Park 

Tel: 01208 850382

Celebrate your birthday in style with Hengar Manor Country Park. Each party is designed to ensure maximum fun for a minimum price! Juniors under 7 years can take part in the ever, popular Pirates Paradise and Robin Hood parties, whilst for those aged 5 years+ there are Waterwalkerz parties, where youngsters run in the ball on water. A swim and party food is included in the price of a party. Children aged 7 years and over can take advantage of the 30m range and try an Olympic sport with Archery.


Little Kitchen Magicians

Tel: Lizzie 07968 606580

Little Kitchen Magicians offer unique cooking parties for children aged 2 years+. Mums and dads can enjoy watching their child having a great time with their friends, safe in the knowledge that there is no clearing up for them to do at the end. The party lasts for approximately 2 hours and takes place either at Heartlands near Redruth or at a venue of your choice. All ingredients, equipment and decorations are included in the price. All parties can be tailored to the party child.


Molly Music

Tel: Helen 07775 446254

Join in the fun and activity with Molly the puppet dog. Each week Molly Music has a variety of props coming out of Molly's bag. There are always two different, high quality, musical instruments in the Music Bags for the children to play in different ways and develop their listening skills. All this along with parachute time, bubbles and action songs in a fast paced 30-minute session. Go along for a free taster session: on Wednesday in St Austell, Thursday in Truro or Friday in Bodmin. Birthday parties are really special too. Let Molly Music bring its unique combination of laughter, play, music and fun to make it a special birthday.



Kernow Party Karts

Tel: 07794 053996

Kernow Party Karts offer an exciting range of mobile party entertainment for children of all ages with Go-Karts, Laser Tag and a variety of inflatable attractions, and will go to a venue near you in Cornwall. Its range of Laser Tag arenas suit children aged 7 years+ to adults – so mum and dad can join in too! Be thrilled by Go-Kart racing or try to be the Last One Standing on Wipeout. A range of drop-and-leave party options are available too, which can help to lower the price; this includes an Inflatable Toddler Playzone.



Tel: 01626 332241

iBounce Trampoline Parks, in Bodmin, Exeter and Newton Abbot, offer the ultimate fitness experience, bringing all family members together with hours of bouncing fun. iBounce is a brilliant destination for birthday parties, with different party packages for you to choose from. Being an indoor attraction, it won't be ruined by the weather either – and they are open all-year round. Parties are for children aged 5 years+ and include jump time; use of the party room; water and grip socks; an iBounce t-shirt and goody bag for the birthday child and a free revisit for the birthday child. All iBounce parks ensure a great source of exercise and fun for all ages. Find iBounce at Unit 11A Callywith Gate Industrial estate, Launceston Road in Bodmin, PL31 2RQ


Paradise Park

Tel: 01736 753365

Make it a birthday to remember at Paradise Park in Hayle! Paradise Park offers a choice of four themed party rooms with the birthday child’s name displayed on the door. Party packages include healthy party food, free printed invitations and all the fun of Paradise Park and unlimited play in the JungleBarn indoor play zone. Party guests will receive free entry into Paradise Park during normal opening hours. Two supervising adults are admitted free with each party.


Retallack Resort

Tel: 01637 882400

Jump, splash, bounce, climb and slide at Retallack Resort’s huge 'total wipeout' style floating inflatable Aqua Park! Take on the challenge of the giant trampoline, catapult, water wheel, 'stepping stones', climbing wall, slides, blast bags, balance beams and lots more. Race your friends around the course, watch them wipeout, try and beat the obstacles and hurl yourself into the water – it’s more fun than you could dream of! It’s a really cool place in Cornwall for a party, with packages including an hour’s session, wetsuit, food and drink.


Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Tel: 01326 221361

Celebrate beneath the waves with an exclusive Sea Life birthday party for your child. Great value birthday packages are available for up to 15 children and are tailored to suit your needs. The standard birthday party package includes entrance to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary; a dedicated VIP Sanctuary tour by a crew member; animal scatter feed for the birthday child; a kids’ meal box including a sandwich, crisps, fruit, unlimited orange or blackcurrant squash and a VIP area.



Tilly Mint Party Tent

Tel: 07712 333245

Based in Newquay and serving the Cornwall area, Tilly Mint Party Tents are an ideal way to make a day extra special. The tents are beautifully tailored to a wide range of themes and are perfectly presented. Whatever the celebration, a Tilly Mint Party Tent will add a fun and fabulous focal point to any party.



Dairyland Farmworld

Tel: 01872 510246

DairyLand Farmworld has been crowned Cornwall’s Favourite Party Venue 2017 by the readers of The Primary Times! With four party rooms open all year round in its indoor soft play area The Bull Pen, DairyLand puts 100% effort behind making their farmtastic party packages hassle-free, fun and memorable. Party bags are available and specialised farm-themed invitations can be downloaded straight from DairyLand’s website. In season, party-goers are also able to enjoy the rest of the park’s facilities once the birthday bash finishes.


Byrne Black Belt Academy

Tel: 01208 269356

If your little ninjas want to enjoy a birthday with an added element of fun and challenge, then a Byrne Black Belt Academy karate party will be perfect for them. BBBA’s ultimate birthday package is fully-inclusive and delivers 1 ½ hours of stress-free fun. A cold buffet is served, along with unlimited water and squash, plus the birthday cake is included. All guests will receive a party bag and there’s a free T-shirt for the birthday boy or girl. Parties are for a minimum of 10 children and a maximum of 20 children, and cost £9.99 per head.


Party Checklist

Party Checklist: For parties at home


Party Checklist: For parties at a venue


Party game ideas

Traditional party games always go down a treat. Here’s a list of some of the most classic children’s games:

And here are a few new party game ideas – 

Remember to stock up on prizes to award to the winning children.


Party Food Ideas 


Birthday Cake 

Quick and Easy Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

  1. Buy or bake a round sponge cake.
  2. Divide the cake into three parts, the middle should be slightly bigger than the two sides, which should be the same size as each other.
  3. Cut a V-shape at the end of the middle piece of cake (this is the hedgehog’s nose). Discard the two smaller pieces. Or eat them.
  4. Cover the middle piece of cake with thick chocolate icing.
  5. Place the two remaining pieces of cake on top of the iced piece, round side up, for the Hedgehog’s hump.
  6. Liberally cover the entire sponge with thick chocolate icing.
  7. Use chocolate buttons or flakes for the Hedgehog’s spines.
  8. The Hedgehog’s eyes and nose can be made using Smarties or similar.

Don’t forget the candles for the cake. They are often overlooked with all the other preparations.


Party bag ideas


Party politics - Invitation RSVP etiquette

For the party hosts

For the guests


Don't Forget Items!



Five Pound Gift Ideas

Does it seem like your child is attending a different birthday party each week? Needing suggestions for generic party gifts that won’t break the bank? If you are super-savvy you will have already stocked up on a number of general items in the Sales, if not, here are some ideas for a fiver:



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