TOP CHILDREN'S PARTIES - HULL AND EAST YORKSHIRE
We have been to many children's parties in Hull and East Yorkshire over the years. The Boy and his friends are a particularly boisterous bunch and they have certainly put the stamina and capabilities of the various party organisers to the test. Here is our list of our favourite parties so far...
DAVID LLOYD PARTIES
Location: Raich Carter Way, (Near Kingswood), Hull
You don't have to be a member of the David Lloyd club in order to have a party there, it is open to all. We went to a very well-organised cricket party. Parents could watch if they wanted or relax and have a coffee / bite to eat in the cafe area. The children were very enthusiastic about it and enjoyed learning / practising their skills. Good food after in a private party room, everyone was happy. They offer many types of parties. The very helpful lady I spoke to (Jennie - the family manager) told me they would do their best to tailor a party to the activity the parents wanted. Emote Royale (fortnite dance class) parties are all the rage at the moment apparently...
Location: Castleford, West Yorkshire
Minimum 10 children
In West Yorkshire, but accessible - not too far down the motorway. This was somewhere we had always wanted to go, so when the party came up we were super-excited about going. We were not disapponited. You get 2 hours of going on all the things at Diggerland (including operating the diggers and dumpers, driving the mini landrovers and going on the rides - height restrictions do apply on some things.) This is followed by 45 mins for party food. The children can go back into the park after the party if they want (with parental supervision). What a great place!
EAST RIDING LEISURE (HALTEMPRICE) - POOL PARTY
Location: Haltemprice, Anlaby
This was a great party. The party organisers and team of people in the pool area were very efficient and helpful. You can hire the pool for private use for an hour from 5pm on a Saturday and Sunday. We were in the big pool. They raised one end of the pool so that is was shallow enough for the Children to stand. This area was separated from the deeper end of the pool but the children could still go there if they wished. Lifeguards are in attendance. There were a variety of things for the children to play with, including rafts, swim rings, floats and balls. For the last 15 minutes in the pool, the lifeguards organised a water polo match which the children thought was great fun. Please note that if the children are under 8, 1 adult per 2 children has to be in the pool with them. After the swimming and getting dressed, the Children went upstairs to the party room where there was a good selection of sandwiches and hot food available. The party organisers were in attendance upstairs and organised everyone and everything very well. .
ELSHAM ACTIVITY CENTRE
Location: Elsham, North Lincolnshire
Lots of outdoor fun and running around...the party we went to was a laser tag party and the children loved it. They were organised into teams and then got to run around in the centre's woodland for a few hours, all under the expert supervision of the the Activity Centre people. There is a room available for food if you want it after the activities, but you have to provide your own catering. There are all sorts of things other than laser tag that you can choose from including paintball, dodgeball, inflatable assault courses and much more - a day of fun for all ages. I am sure we will be back over the years to try out the other things on offer!
FUN IN THE WOOD PARTY
Location: Bainton, Near Driffield
An outdoor woodland party where the children can practise their woodland skills. There are a range of activities you can choose from such as (to great excitement) building and lighting a fire, building a den, scavenger hunt, magic potions and more...Following the activities, you go down to the great outdoors (undercover) wooden eating area where you toast marshmallows and have party food (hot dogs, crisps and chocolate). The kids and adults loved it.
GRAVITY TRAMPOLINE PARK
Location: St. Stephen's Shopping Centre, Hull
Ages: 18mths+ (Under 5s need to be accompanied by 1 adult to 2 children. 5-13 year olds need to be supervised) Minimum 10 people.
Organised bouncing around on trampolines with some other activities including dodgeball and balancing on the beam above the ball pool. A lot of active fun. The children get special grippy socks to wear and after a short safety video, they are good to go. There are a variety of options for food. Parents get to sit upstairs where they can have a coffee watch the fun. The party organisers took charge of everything and made sure the children were well looked after.
Location: Kingswood, Hull
The bowling parties have always been fun. The children love the opportunity to roll / throw a really big heavy ball down the bowling lane to try and knock over / destroy the pins at the end...You can put the spacers up at the side of the bowling lane so that the ball won't fall in the gulley. A game or two of bowling followed by some party food has always been a popular choice.
Location: Hull Ice Arena, Hull. 12-30 People.
Young children on a slippery hard surface wearing boots with sharp edges - what could possibly go wrong...Thankfully nothing did and a lot of fun was had by the adults and children. You can book an ice-skating party at the Hull Arena for 12-30 people on a Saturday and Sunday. You get your own bit of the ice-rink to skate on and they provide the plastic penguins and sit-on seals to help the children skate. There will not be any ice-rink members of staff to help on the ice, so you will most likely need some adults on the ice to assist. Ice skates and helmets are provided. You get an hours skating then you go upstairs for food. Tips: Bring some music to play to keep the children entertained until the food arrives, there can sometimes be a bit of a wait. Bring a lighter for the candles on the cake. You will be cutting your own cake so bring a knife and napkins. You can also just hire the ice-rink for an hour and then go elsewhere for food if you so fancy. Ice Skating Party
Location: Flemingate, Beverley
Ages: Under 4s need to be accompanies by 1 adult to 2 children
This is the most enormous bouncy castle and the kids love it. It is split into different areas, including ball pools, slides, gladiator duelling and a bit where you can pull yourself on elastic to try and shoot a hoop. Members of staff will accompany the children to help / keep an eye on them. You first have a safety briefing, then you get an hour of bouncing, then food. You can have 10-20 guests. For teh food, there are very tasty pizzas on offer from the Wellington Pizza Pub just around the corner which they bring in. Adults can sit upstairs or downstairs with refreshments from the cafe. The party organisers were great. All very stress-free.
INVICTUS MARTIAL ARTS
Location: Priory Park, Hull
To have an Invictus party, the birthday child has b=to be a student at Invictus, however the party guests do not have to be members. The party is involves a mini martial arts class, some martial arts games, more games and ooh la la cutting the cake with a samurai sword. Food and drink as well. An interesting and fun party.
Location: Priory Park, Hessle
I am sure all parents are familiar with soft-play places. We have visited Kinderland many times over the years and the kids have always enjoyed it. We have found parties that were held at more off-peak times better in that it was quieter. After school has been good - on some occasions we have almost had the place to ourselves which has been great. An hour of running around then food, then home for a good night's sleep ticks a lot of boxes.
Location: up to 60 miles from the centre of hull. You need to provide the venue and food.
Lab Rascals provide a variety of science parties, which cover things like making slime, bath bombs, bubbling potions, fog and smoke. There are a variety of options available. The kids thought it was a whole load of fun and were most excited to wear their lab coats and safety goggles. The party organisers kept the children engaged and interested the whole way through. They will also provide party bags if you wish. Educational party fun. Love it.
Location: St. Stephen's Shopping Centre, Hull
This is the easiest birthday party. The children go into the laser quest room and the door closes behind them and you don't see them again for 15 minutes. They come out for a drink then back in for another 15 minutes. There are a variety of packages available, you can add on bowling if you wish. The party organisers are excellent and very adept at keeping a bunch of over-excited, hot sweaty children under control. The children love it. The parents love it. Winner.
LITTLE BUNNY BAKERS
Location: Yorkshire. You provide the venue (home or otherwise)
What a treat for budding bakers. Little Bunny Bakers offers a standard party package of a two hour baking session with either savoury or sweet baking options for up to 6 children. If you require something for larger numbers, there is also an option of a biscuit and cake decorating party (no oven required) for up to 24 children. Little Bunny Bakers also offers weekly baking classes and holiday workshops. We participated in some of the summer workshops this year and they proved very popular with all of the children. We are looking forward to taking part in future baking activities!
Location: You have to provide the venue and food
Lots of sciency stuff delivered in a way that will keep the children interested and entertained. Chemical reactions and interactive demonstrations followed by making something to take home.
Location: Grovehill Industrial Estate, Beverley
Minimum 10 children
Soft play party. Megafun is a good soft play venue. Big and airy with lots of different things for the children to go at. Play for 90 minutes then a selection of decent food. They also offer themed parties, gymnastics parties and traditional parties.
PARKWAY CINEMA BEVERLEY
Location: Flemingate, Beverley
Ages 5-12, Up to 40 guests
A private cinema screening and your own personal montage on the big screen before the film! Some party games before the film and then the movie. You can supply your own food. Party bags with sandwiches and tasty snacks were given to the children at this party during the movie which went down very well.
PINK PIG FARM
Not in East Yorkshire or Hull, but accessible (not far over the bridge) and a great party so it goes on the list. Pink Pig Farm is a favourite haunt of ours. The first time we went, we couldn't believe we hadn't been more often. It ticks such a lot of boxes for the children - ride-on tractors, hay bales to play on, water pumps, toboggans on wheels and more. The parties are well organised and include an hour of outdoor play with a tractor trailer ride, small animal handling and feeding the alpacas, goats and sheep. They also offer more party options including a science party in their new science barn and a nerf party. The parties also include tasty homemade food.
PUZZLING PAUL - MAGICIAN
Location: Yorkshire. You have to provide the venue.
You can't beat a bit of magic. Puzzling Paul is an excellent magician who has been keeping the children around Yorkshire entertained for years. He is excellent at keeping the children interested and under control. His magic tricks are wonderful and will keep children and adults guessing as to how on earth he did it! He will also organise party games if you wish and make balloon models for the children. They can even have a go at plate spinning! A lot of fun for all ages.
REBOUND TRAMPOLINE PARK
Location: Malmo Park, Stockholm Road, Hull
Ages: 4+ Minimum 10 guests
Well-organised trampolining fun. Following their safety briefing and equipped with their grippy socks, Kids bounce around for an hour, burning off all their excess energy, followed by decent party food upstairs. Parents can watch from upstairs or downstairs.
Location: St. Stephen's Shopping Centre, Hull
Rock Up is another very good stress-free party. The indoor climbing walls are great. The children get kitted out with their harnesses and following a safety briefing, get to climb to their hearts content for just under an hour on 26 different climbing walls.. As there is a finite number of spaces available for climbers, this means that it will never be too busy. There are assistants in the climbing bit to help clip and unclip the children. Following the climb, the children go to their own party room for food. Parents can watch from downstairs or upstairs. (There is a soft play party option for children under 4) Good, active, organised fun.
TIGER'S TRUST FOOTBALL PARTY
Location: Tiger's Trust Arena
Ages: 4-12 / Maximum 16 Children
This party is great fun. An hour of football, organised by the Tiger's Trust staff, followed by food and drinks in the party room. Parents have to provide the food and drinks. At the last party we went to there, pizza was ordered in which seemed like a very good / easy idea. Roary the tiger also presents a signed football to the birthday child. Perfect for football keen children.
Location: Welton, East Yorkshire
There are 3 types of parties on offer here: a land-based party (archery / team games etc.) , water based (sailing, raft building etc.) and a pirate party (big boats on the water dressed as pirate ships and a huge water fight. Jetty jumping can also be done at the end. We went to a pirate party and it was great. The kids get togged up in wetsuits and lifejackets then off into the boats. The day we went was the hottest day of the year so the children were dying to get in the water to cool off. They had such a lot of fun in the boats and the water fight and loved the jetty jumping. There were also some land-based games which were fun. It was very well-organised with lots of staff involved to ensure the safety of the children. You have to provide your own party food, you can hire their kitchen or the BBQ. Great fun.
Location: North Cave
Minimum 10 children (Toddler parties are also available)
William's Den is another favourite haunt of ours. Just near North Cave it is a great place for children and adults. The outdoor play area overlooks the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds and has lots for the children to go at including water pumps and sand, tyre swings a zip slide and more. There are also lots of tables outside so the adults can sit and enjoy a coffee. Inside is also very exciting with more water and sand and things to clamber about on. The parties are well-organised, with the children having 1 1/2 hours of free play and also organised activities such as den-building or a zip-wire challenge. The party food is very good with a selection of pizzas and chips and homemade ice-creams on offer.
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TOP CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAY PARTIES IN HULL and EAST YORKSHIRE
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