Posted on December 06 2017
Kids Birthday Party Entertainment - Just some of our favourites
With the never ending list of options for kids birthday party entertainment and the need to find more and more unique options let us share some of our favourites with you! (note: The companies mentioned here are based primarily in West Sussex but if you don't live locally we hope you will find some inspiration!)
1. Soft Play Party (Age 0-3)
Soft Play Parties are always a winner with the younger ones. If you have very little guests that are starting to crawl and explore then soft play set ups provide a safe place for them to do this. For those toddlers that are starting to get up on their feet and find their confidence most soft play hire companies have equipment that caters for this age too. Ball pits are a huge hit and you can get some fun obstacles for them to climb over. No matter where you live in the UK a quick google search will bring up lots of suggestions for Soft Play Hire.
2. Soft Play + extras (Age 0-8)
We've noticed that more and more places that offer soft play equipment now have more extensive packages available. Some will include Bouncy Castle hire and even fairground type rides. Be sure to ask when you make contact so you really understand what is available.
Kidz Play Parties
Offering soft play hire across West Sussex, Kidz Play also have a great range of options for older children too! Play kitchens, knight's castle, mega building block, massive Jenga and Connect 4 to name just a few. They can also set up an art corner for hand/foot printing too! Great option if you have children across a range of ages coming to the party!
3. Yoga Parties for Kids (Age 3-6)
What could be better than combining a spcial with something that is actually great for the well being of the children. Yoga Parties for kids is such a fab idea!
Yoga with Sarah - With a two hour package costing around £100 the group will actively participate in a yoga class themed around their favourite things. While looking for their birthday present they might fly across oceans, venture into jungles and meet pirates, princesses and animals!
4. Bouncy Castle Hire (Age 6-10)
Bouncy Castles provide hours of fun! For my son's 2nd birthday we hired a Bouncy Castle and Soft Play set up. This was great because all the children were around the same age. Bouncy Castle's can become a bit hectic so wouldn't recommend them if you have a mix of younger and older ones. Bouncy Castle's are best for children aged around 6-10 and will keep them entertained for hours!
5. Birthday Parties Based on Books (Age 3-5)
Children love books from a very early age. It doesn't take long for them to have a firm favourite. One that you have to read over and over each night before they go to sleep. "Just one more Mummy!". 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and 'The Gruffalo' are hugely popular books and make fantastic party themes.
The Story Frog is a franchise across the UK with suppliers in a number of locations. They can take your little ones favourite book or character and will centre their party packages around this! Prices start from £60 + VAT and with a range of themes already planned out. The Pirate Party sounds amazing and would be perfect to go with our Little Pirates party. For parties in Worthing and the surrounding areas just get in touch with Samantha.
6. Archery Tag (Age 9+)
The thrill of the chase, ducking, diving and lots of running around, what could be better for a bunch of energetic children! Archery Tag brings the ancient sport of archery into the 21st Century. Players use their recurve bows and safety tipped arrows to fire at their opponents.Offering kids party packages for children aged 9 and above this is an exciting way to celebrate a special birthday.
Archery Tag have several venues that they work with between Brighton and Bognor or they can come to a location of your choice. A 2 hour session for 8-12 players will cost you around £250 but can also offer bespoke packages to suit your needs.This type of entertainment can easily be combined with an outdoor BBQ to create an experience they'll never forget!
7. Reptile Party (Age 3+)
A reptile party is going to have the children saying "Wow"! Most companies that offer these types of parties will have snakes, spiders, lizards and other amazing reptiles that everyone can view and hold. This is the kind of party that the adults will want to get involved with too.
The team at Rep Tylers are passionate about their animals. They have a Burmese Python, Chameleons, tarantulas and Giant African Land Snails to name just a few.
Rep Tylers offer some great party packages either at your home or a venue of choice. Packages at home start from £155 for 90 minutes and they recommend a maximum of 12 children. They will bring a variety of animals from snakes to spiders to reptiles. "For the younger RepTylers we offer an interactive story tell which introduces the animals one by one.For the older RepTylers we offer an 'i'm a celebrity' type game which encourages the children to enter the cages and remove stars."
8. Characters & Mascots (Age 3+)
There is something magical for children about meeting their favourite character from a film or TV programme. Whether it is Belle or Marshall joining them on their special day the birthday girl or boy is bound to be thrilled that they are there. There are lots of companies that offer this entertainment option so take a look around to see if you can find the character your son or daughter really wants to be at their party. In West Sussex
Bella and the One Stop Party Shop team come highly recommended and are guaranteed to deliver an amazing party for you.
As well as Paw Patrol characters, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle and Snow White would love to help you child celebrate their birthday.
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We hope we've been able to give you some food for thought! Whatever you decide to do for your child's birthday we hope you all have a really special day. We are here to support you with all your party supply needs so please don't hesitate to get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.
Founder - Kids Birthday Bonanza based in Worthing, UK.