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The Best Kids Birthday Party Ideas in Canberra

By Emily Morris 4 September 2017 25

Kids birthday parties Canberra

This has been updated for September 2017

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 three 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.

2 Kids Birthday Party Ideas in Canberra Suggested by You

If you don’t have the room or facilities for a birthday party, or if you don’t want 20 over-excited children to run amuck in your home, you’ll need to find a suitable venue.

In addition to keeping your home clean, one of the main benefits of hosting a birthday party somewhere else is the range of unique activities and games available.

Here are two kids’ birthday party ideas in the Canberra region as recommended by our commenters.

Kid’s Food Pantry

Kid’s Food Pantry is Canberra’s only cooking school designed specifically for kids. In addition to their cooking and gardening classes, Kid’s Food Pantry hosts popular ‘Kids Cooking Parties’.

Over one and a half hours, kids cook, decorate, and eat a range of delicious party foods. As an added bonus, all leftovers are taken home to be shared with the whole family. The team at Kid’s Food Pantry host regular or character-themed birthday parties suitable for kids aged 1 to 13 and older.

Two of our commenters had fantastic experiences at Kid’s Food Pantry. Bad Seed wrote, “It is a really well run place with lots of staff that really take care of you (and are especially watchful over kids with allergies).” Kittykate agreed, adding, “My daughter had her 6th birthday party at Kid’s Food Pantry this morning. They had a great time making and decorating cupcakes while the parents had a sedate coffee. Would recommend it to anyone who was looking for something a little less manic.”


Belconnen Gymnastics Centre

Keep the kids active with a birthday party at the Belconnen Gymnastics Centre. Kids will have a blast navigating the obstacle courses and putting their balancing skills to the test.

What’s more, the staff are excellent with the kids. Parents are free to sit back and relax, or leap headfirst into the chaos of the foam pit. The choice is yours!

One commenter, dtc, had this to say about Belconnen Gymnastics Centre, “You do have to provide all your own food and drink and the eating room is spartan and small, but the kids have an absolutely fantastic time – and providing your own food means you have control.”

Your Experience with Kids’ Birthday Parties in Canberra

Have you had a fantastic party experience?

Let us know in the comments section below and we’ll add them to our list.

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canberrabollywood 10:43 am 21 Jan 18

Organizing kids birthday parties can be hard. Here is an idea if your child likes dancing or want to try some new activity. We now offer dance class party for any ages (3 years upwards). Great way to keep them entertained for 1 hour plus while learning and dressing up in bollywood costumes. Dance Studios can be organised in any suburb in canberra. And depending on the studio chosen there will be areas for food/cake cutting celebrations. Enail us on and will make your kids party a truely memorable one.

Deborah 7:02 pm 13 Jun 14

Best kids parties I’ve been to (and hosted) have been Gymbaroo parties. They have a great set up for the food (which you bring yourself) and the kids have a fab time on the equipment too.

gladbag 10:43 am 13 Jun 14

Belco Gymnastics = Canberra City Gymnastics Club, College Street, Bruce

switch 6:26 pm 12 Jun 14

leoplanet said :

Where is the Belconnen Gymnastics Centre?

In Belconnen.

leoplanet 4:42 pm 12 Jun 14

aronde said :

Our six year old had his party at the Belconnen Gymnastics centre. It was great for the kids and the parents. The kids were entertained by two staff for 90 minutes and had a blast jumping in the cushion pit, negotiating obstacle courses, doing parachute games etc. In fact all the parents of the other kids left and we just sat and watched and drank coffee! Last 30 minutes you sit them all at a table with chips and drink (supplied by you), cut the cake and sing happy birthday then all the other parents come and take them home. Perfect! Much better then doing it at home and we had the whole place to ourselves.

Where is the Belconnen Gymnastics Centre? Do you have an address or number??

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