Is your little one’s birthday coming up? Are you looking for unique birthday party ideas in the Canberra region? You’ve landed in the right place.
After reading through our commenters’ feedback, we’ve put together a list of five super-fun birthday party ideas that are sure to make your child’s special day one to remember.
Let’s get right into it.
What to Consider when Planning a Kid’s Birthday Party
Planning a birthday party is more complex than it may seem. The best advice we can give you is to stay organised and avoid becoming overly stressed.
To do this, you’ll need to consider a few crucial factors as you embark on the party planning process. Here are the questions you must answer.
- When is the party? Is it two months away, or two weeks away? While not ideal, if it is just around the corner, don’t panic. Successful parties can be planned at short notice.
- How many kids and adults are you inviting? This will determine which venue and/or activity you chose.
- What is your budget? Again, this will influence where the party is held, what types of activities are available, and how many people you can invite. Once you set a budget, stick to it. Memorable kids’ parties don’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
- What kind of food do you want? Will you be serving lunch, or just snacks? Do any of the kids have allergies or intolerances?
- What kind of games will the kids play? Make a list of all the supplies you will need to facilitate the games.
- How much do you want to be involved? Do you want to organise food and games, or do you want a venue that takes care of that for you?
Once you have answered these key questions, you are well on your way to planning a successful birthday party. Next step – pick the venue.
The Top 5 Canberra Kids Birthday Party Ideas Suggested By You
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.
With 2 great locations in Hume and Mitchell, Indoor Rock Climbing is an active birthday party for groups of 10 or more. There is access to downloadable birthday invites and no time limit for your party! Manager Riahnne started climbing for a bit of extra fitness and now she runs the show! Facebook reviewer Rachel says: ‘The girls had a great time, staff were friendly and available to assist, and the rock climbing itself was good fun.’
A favourite among Canberran’s, Power Kart Raceway hosts parties for kids aged 6-16 and offer a range of packages to suit your budget. Dan is focused on safety but at the same time makes sure all his staff are great at customer service and have a bit of fun! ‘Local Guide’ Google reviewer Cyan says: ‘Excellent experience, friendly helpful staff and great facilities.’
Bowling, laser tag and a handful (or two) from the Candy Caddy can be included in Birthday packages for kids aged 5 and up. Midweek birthday specials and extra cake decorations. Who says you need to be a kid, this is a great party at any age! Google reviewer F Laimo says: “Friendly staff. Good bowling alleys. Good for birthdays parties and small groups.“
Starting at $17 per kid, birthday parties at Canberra Reptile Park are educational and fun! There are over 50 different species of reptile and frogs for the kids to meet and learn about while eating birthday cake and socialising. Owner, Peter has been a reptile lover since he was 10 years old and has grown his passion into a Zoo! Google reviewer Nico says: ‘Awesome place to have a birthday party. The show was cool, we got to meet some animals!’
Zone 3 have been hosting kids birthday parties for kids in Canberra forever and know how to do it well! Laser tag is fun and noisy as well as being active. Available to kids aged 6 and up, all the party people get a briefing before they play. Call Ellie about their Tuesday to Thursday party specials. Google reviewer Lisa and Cerri say: ‘Great family run business, perfect kids birthday party venue.’
Who did you pick?
Thanks to our commentators who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra kids birthday party ideas.
If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra based kids birthday party ideas. Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?