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Parents all over the country know what it is like to plan a party for their kids – but it is safe to say that this can be a bit of an overwhelming challenge if you don’t know where to start. Planning your kid’s party shouldn’t be a chore and you should have just as much fun as them when it comes to the big day – but what kids party ideas are fun for everyone, entertaining and will give your kids a day to remember? Here are some of our favourite kid’s party ideas you might not have thought of, as well as a few handy tips for throwing the very best party.

Themed parties

There are an astonishing amount of party options out there to choose from, making it a bit of a daunting task when it comes to picking the perfect one. The party should be as stress-free as possible, which is why choosing a themed party is one of the best options for you. From bowling to minigolf, we have narrowed it down to some of our favourites to save you the hassle of doing endless research:

Bowling

Organising a kid’s bowling party couldn’t be more simple or stress-free. Hollywood Bowl offers a range of fantastic kids party packages with free amendments, so that you can plan the perfect day out with the kids and be guaranteed to have a great time – so why go bowling? At Hollywood Bowl, you have a 3-in-1 experience where you can get the kids bowling on the lanes where they can enjoy some super fun and friendly competition with one another, choose from a variety tasty snacks and sharers, milkshakes and more and lastly, they can take their pick of fun arcade games to play where they have the opportunity to win cool prizes. 

Go Ape

A party at Go Ape is one the kids are sure to remember; it is full of fun, thrills, excitement and character building. At a Go Ape party, your kids will be able to push themselves and look back and see what they were able to accomplish, as well as having a day full of laughter with their friends and family around them. Go Ape is the perfect package party for anyone looking to have a unique day out – just maybe make sure they are okay with heights before booking.

Mini Golf

Who doesn’t enjoy mini golf? Mini golf is quickly becoming more of a popular destination for kids parties as it’s guaranteed to keep the kids entertained whilst the parents relax.  PuttStars is a great mini golf family centre that offers 3 indoor courses for the kids to play on, a great selection of tasty meals and drinks for both kids and adults to enjoy and also, an amusements area to help round off the day. Their indoor golf courses are the perfect all-round fun for kids to embrace that competitive nature, while also learning the skill of patience and sharing. Similar to bowling, mini golf is a great option for a varied and entertaining kids party that could last all day.

Swimming


If your kids are a fan of the water and want to splash around safely in the pool, perhaps even with inflatables, then a swimming party is a great party idea for them. A swimming party gives the kids exclusive access to the pool, and it is great for a few hours of fun that is sure to be welcomed with giggles, splashes and memories that will stay with them for a long time to come. 


Paintballing


A day of paintballing is an action-packed experience for the kids to run around and safely fire at one another in a competitive, yet friendly way. Parents may have their concerns about safety when it comes to a paintballing party, but paintball institutes take health and safety extremely seriously – so you never have to worry about this when you’re in their hands. Paintballing party packages are extremely good value for money, and often come with snacks or lunch included, depending where you go. 


Soft Play


If you’re looking for more hassle-free fun where the kids can entertain themselves, then a soft play party is probably the way to go. At soft play parties, everything is taken care of for you and the kids become their own entertainment – which is perfect for the parents that want a catch up amongst themselves while the kids wear themselves out. 


Food and Snacks 

If we know one thing, after a fun-filled day your kids are going to need to refuel. Food and snacks throughout the day are so important to keep them happy and active – but what food options do you have? 

The perks of booking a package party at a bowling alley or soft play centre is that there is usually food provided, depending on the venue and package you choose. At these facilities, parents can also decide to buy extra snacks or food for themselves if they are waiting with their kids – so it is a win/win for everyone. That being said – not everywhere provides a cake, or if they do it is for an added charge. If you are trying to keep your party budget friendly then you might want to consider bringing your own cake, or buying one separately, as this can save you a lot of money in the long run. 


Party activities by age

Kids grow up so fast – meaning the parties they will want this year might be completely different to the one they wanted last year. Trying to keep them entertained can be tricky, but it is handy to know that some parties are better for some age groups than others.

Party packages that are offered at bowling alleys are often catered for all ages. However, somewhere like Go Ape will have a height and age restriction, so this is worth bearing in mind when you’re deciding on what party to go for. 

Entertainment

The key aspect of any kids party is the entertainment. The brilliant thing about themed parties is that entertainment is all part of the package. Take a bowling party, for instance. A game of bowling is a great team building opportunity – with an endless opportunity for some friendly competition: adults vs kids, girls vs boys, or making up your own rules entirely. However, at a swimming party it is a great chance for your kids to just be kids and let go of any worries and just enjoy themselves. 

Whether you go down the package party route, or decide to go at it alone, your kids are sure to have a great time. You cannot go wrong with a kids themed party – especially if it takes the pressure off you to arrange too much.