Activities & Days Out / 16 March, 2023 / Ellie Thompson
Find the perfect venue for your child’s birthday party with our round-up of the best kids’ party venues in London. Whether you’re looking for an experience or simply a super-cool place to hold the celebrations and make some treasured memories, we’ve taken the stress out of the party planning for you. Check out our guide to the best children’s party venues all over the capital.
Treat your child to a cool birthday party at Alexandra Palace ice rink. Kids will enjoy a game and safety session on a private section of ice, before being let loose to skate during a public session. You can then relax in your own private area which boasts views of the rink.
SUITABLE FOR: 6 to 12 year-olds
PRICES: From £15 a child
WHERE: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
CONTACT: 020 8365 4386
For bowling enthusiasts, All Star Lanes is a great choice. Their Kids’ Deal includes any kids’ main from our set menu, a soft drink, choice of a dessert or shake and a game of bowling. And don’t worry, they’ve got you covered with extra light bowling balls, bowling ramps and bumps.
SUITABLE FOR: 3+
PRICES: £15 per child during weekdays and £17.50 per child during weekends, Bank holidays & School holidays.
WHERE: Brick Lane, Stratford, Holborn, White City
CONTACT: Book online
This family-friendly zoo is the perfect place for kids to celebrate their birthday with their family, friends and the animals too! Kids can enjoy a tour of the zoo where children will learn fun facts about the animals and answer clues to lead them onto the next stage of the tour. They’ll have the chance to handle some of the zoo’s minibeasts or reptiles and the opportunity to assist a zookeeper with feeding or making enrichment for one of the zoo’s farmyard animals.
Kids will also enjoy an animal-themed craft activity and the birthday child will get to paint a brick on ‘The Birthday Wall of Fame’!
Party food and goody bags are included and guests can stay on and enjoy the zoo after the party has finished.
SUITABLE FOR: 5 years plus
PRICES: £29.50 per child with one accompanying adult free*. Additional adults £10.95. Minimum numbers apply.
WHERE: Battersea Park, Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea, London, SW11 4NJ
CONTACT: 0207 924 5826
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Benihana is a great tradition, particularly for children, who really enjoy the theatre provided by the chef. Celebrate your child’s birthday in Benihana Chelsea’s private room with our exclusive Benihana Kabuki Kids’ program, for kids ages 12 and younger. Members receive a special email certificate for their birthday that entitles them to the free souvenir mug of their choice with the purchase of any Kabuki Kids’ meal.
SUITABLE FOR: 12 and younger
WHERE: 77 Kings Road, London SW3 4NX
CONTACT: 020 7376 7799
From princesses to superheroes, entertainers of every type, DJ’s disco & dancing, followed by delicious sandwiches, sweets, canapés and cupcakes, Beaufort House has a team of children’s party planners and suppliers on hand to design and plan the perfect children’s party. There are three different private rooms that can accommodate 10 to 50 children, with two different 2hr 30 min hour party slots in each room (plus 30 minute set-up time).
SUITABLE FOR: All ages
PRICES: £150 plus £500 minimum spend upwards
WHERE: 354 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5UZ
CONTACT: [email protected]
The Little School of Biscuiteers is the perfect choice for a birthday party. They’ll learn all the tips and tricks from the Grand Icing Hall whilst they ice their own collection of five biscuits to take home in a signature hand-illustrated box.
They’ll have their own expert icer on hand to teach and guide throughout, and each budding baker will receive a Biscuiteers apron and certificate of ‘Biscuiteers Icing Brilliance’ to take away. There’s a huge range of biscuit designs to suit any occasion, and if it’s a birthday party they’ll even make the day extra special with a bespoke cake.
SUITABLE FOR: All ages
PRICES: £45 for one hour
WHERE: Notting Hill or Belgravia
CONTACT: 020 3954 6650
Parties are back at Build-A-Bear! Build-A-Bear offers plenty of fun party options for kids and kids at heart. Pick the package that fits your budget, invite your Guests and let Build-A-Bear Workshop do the rest! Each party comes with a party leader who will guide the fun!
Your event will be full of hands-on activities and games. Each Guest creates the best party favour ever — their own furry friend to bring home and love!
SUITABLE FOR: All ages
PRICES: From £12.50 per guest
CONTACT: 0800 542 0635
If you’re looking for healthy, action-packed fun for your little adventurers, Clip and Climb is an all-weather space the whole family can enjoy. No climbing experience is necessary, full training is given and equipment provided, and with over 20 individual and multi-climber wall challenges of varying design and difficulty, your agility and your courage will be tested in different ways! For those climbers wanting the extra challenge, we have our famous special attraction, the DropSlide.
Book an exclusive party with private use of the climbing arena for up to 35 climbers or a non-exclusive party for smaller groups. You can even book a double-decker party bus for extra fun after the party!
SUITABLE FOR: 4-16yrs
PRICES: £17.50 per child, Party Bus £180.00 for 45 minutes
WHERE: 19 Michael Rd, London SW6 2EJ
CONTACT: 020 7736 2271
Gambado is the ultimate in indoor play spaces for kids. Enjoy three levels of soft play fun with acres of space for kids to run wild. There’s a main play frame, dodgems and carousel! Gambado offers a hosted party that your child will always remember with a range of fantastic themes including a visit from Gambado the Tiger at their party!
Parents can relax with barista style coffee and delicious cake, served in a comfortable open space that’s easily viewed from the play frame and rides. Children will love running free from one area of discovery and fun onto the next!
A Go Ape birthday party is full of thrills and excitement, and there are locations all over the UK and London. As well as booking the right adventure for your child and their friends, you can make the day even more special and hire a forest shelter or private party room and they’ll even do the party bags for you!
SUITABLE FOR: Various
PRICES: Activities start from £19 per person
CONTACT: 01603 895500
Feel like a VIP with our specially designed packages that are great value for money, giving you four hours in the kid-sized city to explore fun-filled activities and make special memories.
Packages can be created to suit your celebrations including food, birthday cakes, a visit from a RightZKeeper mascot, photography packages, downloadable invites and thank you cards, extra kidZos for the birthday child and a private check-in on arrival to make your day that little more special!
SUITABLE FOR: 4 – 14 years
PRICES: From just £199
WHERE:KidZania, Westfield London Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, London W12 7GA
CONTACT: 0330 131 3333
For petrol heads, check out The London Carting Co’s exclusive children’s karting parties for kids aged 4-11 years.
Partygoers can experience a full international race circuit incorporating exciting corners and tunnels in branded karts to represent the top teams on the Formula One grid.
Maggie & Rose have party themes to suit every little one’s interests, and you can rely on them to think of everything.
Choose from a variety of fun party themes, including pirates and princesses, superheroes, an arty party, or a make bake and eat! From the hottest entertainers to thank you cards, Maggie & Rose will provide tasty food for up to 15 little ones, delivered by their friendly team. Let the kids have fun while you relax in a fabulous family-friendly setting and enjoy every moment.
SUITABLE FOR: 1 years +
PRICES: From £625
WHERE: Chiswick, Kensington and Islington
CONTACT: Via website
National Army Museum has a standard party package suitable for up to 20 kids. Children can enjoy The Mess and the Play Base, the family play area for kids. The package include venue hire, children’s food packs, party bags and custom invitations. They’ll even supply the cake!
SUITABLE FOR: 1 to 8 years old
PRICES: From £815.00
WHERE: National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT
CONTACT: [email protected] | 020 7730 0717
Situated 5 minutes from Sloane Square, No 11 Pimlico Road has an event space on the first floor, perfect to hold the ultimate children’s birthday party.
The venue caters for up to 30 children and 30 adults.
SUITABLE FOR: £1650 based on a maximum of 60 guests 3 hours.
PRICES: £1650 based on a maximum of 60 guests
WHERE: 11 Pimlico Rd, London SW1W 8NB
CONTACT: 020 7730 6784
Oxygen Indoor Activity Park offers two types of party packages, the Classic and the Jumptastic. The Classic includes one hour of jumping, jumpsocks, a birthday shout-out, food and squash. The Jumptastic includes everything in the Classic package together with slushies, ice cream and 30-day free pass for the birthday child and a freejump voucher for every guest – the latter depends on the venue.
SUITABLE FOR: Toddlers up
PRICES: On request
CONTACT: Via website
Children’s pottery parties differ depending on the age of your child. The children’s party pack includes the studio fee (usually charged at £6.99 per painter), and one item of pottery up to the price of £18.95 . Your party will sit through a demonstration to get everyone started and you’ll have a staff member dedicated to your group, along with sandwiches, crisps and a drink for each child.
SUITABLE FOR: 4 years +
PRICES: From £29.95 per child
CONTACT: 020 7736 2157 | [email protected]
Give your special pirate a birthday adventure to remember! Enjoy a swashbuckling good time with five decks of history and fun to feed their imaginations. Your pirates will take over the ship for an hour and forty-five minutes as Golden Hinde crew members provide entertainment befitting for young pirates.
From singing sea shanties to learning how to fire a cannon together with a birthday feast in The Hold it will be a fantastic birthday voyage. Minimum booking is 20 children.
SUITABLE FOR: 5-10 years
PRICES: From £595
WHERE: The Golden Hinde, St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, London, SE1 9DE
CONTACT: 0207 403 0123 | [email protected]