43 places to host unforgettable children's birthday parties in Gloucestershire

With everything from amazing animal encounters to crafty fun, movie magic and more, SoGlos handpicks 43 places to host an unforgettable children's party in Gloucestershire.

Encompassing everything from trampoline fun and adventure golf, to kids’ cookery and animal encounters, SoGlos has handpicked 43 venues to host an unforgettable children’s birthday party in Gloucestershire.

Whether you’re looking for birthday party inspiration for toddlers or teens, and every age in between, you’ll find plenty of ideas that will go down a storm with the birthday boy or girl.


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From traditional cakes and birthday celebrations to seasonal treats and healthier options, Cake Alchemist uses the best raw materials and ingredients to create cakes for any occasion.

Currently based in Gloucester, but with plans to open a venue in Cheltenham, Cake Alchemist is constantly innovating with a passion for detail to provide the best service it possibly can while creating delicious and unique sweet treats to add flavour to your life.

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1. Children’s birthday parties at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Promising a unique party venue for little nature lovers, the stunning wildlife and hands-on activities at Slimbridge Wetland Centre are sure to keep kiddos entertained.

The three party packages span Really Wild Birthday Party with pond dipping and amphibian handling; Splashtastic Wellyboot Land Party, which offers exclusive use of the wet play area; and Canoe Paddle and Play Party, which includes exclusive use of the outdoor Riverlife Play Area and the Canoe Safari.


2. Children’s birthday parties at Hollywood Bowl Cheltenham


Mini party-goers can battle it out on the lanes at Hollywood Bowl at Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter:, which offers the ultimate party package complete with one hour of unlimited bowling; a mini bowler’s meal; unlimited squash; complimentary game voucher for each child; and party invites too.


3. Children’s birthday parties at Mr Mulligan's Lost World Golf

Promising a party that’s out of this world, children will have a memorable birthday celebration at Mr Mulligan’s in Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter:. Kids can enjoy a jungle or underwater-themed round of adventure golf with their friends before getting to party in a dedicated room, rounded off with a delicious ice cream.

Various packages are available offering invitations, cordials, pizza and slushees. The birthday boy or girl even gets free passes to go golfing again!


4. Children’s birthday parties at Laser Tag at the Play Farm

Make it a party to remember at The Play Farm, located at The Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham:. It’s laser tag parties include a dedicated party host, up to 90 minutes of laser tag, a children’s lunch box for each guest, unlimited jugs of squash, party invitations, a balloon for every child and even a free return-play pass for the birthday boy or girl. What’s more, you can add party bags for an extra £2 too.


5. Children’s birthday parties at Soft play at the Play Farm

With themes including Superheroes; Paw Patrol; Ninjago; and Mermaids; The Play Farm Cheltenham takes care of planning the entire party, with packages including everything from cake ceremonies and balloons, to special visits from costumed characters – ideal for little birthday girls and boys.


6. Children’s birthday parties at Escape Hunt

Escape Hunt at Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter offers an epic birthday package ideal for children aged eight and above. Taking care of everything, Escape Hunt offers exhilarating gameplay as well as exclusive venue hire and a dedicated Games Master to guide you. The birthday boy or girl goes free and will also enjoy a free birthday cake and a drink of their choice too.


7. Children’s birthday parties at Cineworld Cheltenham

Following a huge renovation in 2019, Cineworld Cheltenham is a great party location for film-loving kids. Guests can hire out an entire screen to show their favourite film, with food and drink packages also available to help make it an extra special celebration.


8. Children’s birthday parties at Corinium Museum in Cirencester

For those budding historians, a Corinium Cinema party could be the perfect way to celebrate their special day – with access to a fully equipped cinema where kids can enjoy a film of their choice with up to 72 friends, as well as a private lunchroom to delve into party cakes and refreshments.


9. Children’s birthday parties at Cattle Country Adventure Park

Home to giant play slides, trampolines, two play barns and fun facilities galore – not to mention lots of friendly animals – Cattle Country Adventure Park near Berkeley is a popular place for children’s parties.

Enjoy exclusive hire of its Top Play Barn for two hours, as well as the outdoor areas at the top of the park, including the Splash Pool. You can even bring your own party food and use the Party Room that joins onto the Top Play Barn, or enjoy a picnic on the benches outside.


10. Children’s birthday parties at Go Ape

The bravest little explorers can spend their birthday high up in the trees with a unique birthday celebration at Go Ape. Activities include canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacle courses – with birthday guests treated to party bags, Go Ape gloves, and time in the Forest Shelter, for an additional cost.


11. Children’s birthday parties at Westonbirt Arboretum

Birthday parties at Westonbirt Arboretum are a great choice for adventurous children who love the outdoors. Offering a range of different party themes, from mini adventure to big adventures with everyone being treated to food and drinks after, as well as the chance to toast something delicious over an open fire.


12. Children’s birthday parties at Forest of Dean Adventure

A birthday party at Forest of Dean Adventure can be fun for all the family. With archery, adventure challenges and assault courses on offer, choose from its range of packages for groups ranging from six to 12 people and let little ones discover their inner Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen.


13. Children’s birthday parties at Cotswold Water Park

Kids are sure to have an action-packed birthday at Cotswold Water Park, with watersports; stand up paddleboards; kayaks; and even miniport electric boats to try.

There are various packages on offer, including AquaBlast and AquaVenture, as well as the chance to hire a BBQ and picnic area for the day, to sit back and enjoy the views with a burger or two after a fun-filled day.


14. Children’s birthday parties at Birdland Park and Gardens

One of Bourton-on-the-Water’s main attractions, Birdland Park and Gardens promises children a birthday to remember. Party groups can watch the penguins being fed, enjoy a birthday bite to eat in the Flamingo Point Café, and explore Birdland at their leisure – with a chance to see dinosaurs on the Jurassic Journey too!


15. Children’s birthday parties at VRXPERIENCE

Take your little ones on an incredible journey without ever leaving the county at Gloucester’s VRXPERIENCE. Offering a variety of virtual reality packages for different size groups, party guests can go head to head in races; put their nerves to the test and brave exciting rollercoasters; and play a choice of over 100 fun VR games.


16. Children’s parties at Gloucester Rugby

During home matches, mini Cherry and Whites fans can celebrate their birthday with a memorable party at Kingsholm, which includes a pitch parade; signed birthday card presented by one of the players; a match ticket for the Stowford Press Stand; a birthday announcement on the big screen; a food voucher for 50 per cent off a kid’s meal and a gift for the birthday boy or girl.

This package is available for a minimum of eight and a maximum of 20 people per party and requires one adult for every 10 children attending.


17. Children’s birthday parties at Funky Warehouse

Offering 60 fun-filled minutes of soft play, trampoline and ninja warrior, as well as added food time, parties heading to Funky Warehouse in Cheltenham are in for a brilliant celebration.

There are different party packages for under-fives and children aged five and over, which include party invitations, a host, food, slushies for each child, unlimited squash and a cake ceremony – plus a free return pass for the birthday boy or girl and 50 per cent off return passes for each guest.


18. Children’s birthday parties at Sanford Parks Lido


Summer babies can have fun in the sun at Sanford Parks Lido in Cheltenham, which provides a paradise for children. Parties of up to 30 people can enjoy exclusive use of the children’s pool for an hour when booking a party at the lido. Bring a picnic to enjoy poolside or grab some scrumptious party food from the on-site café.


19. Children’s birthday parties at Smokey Joes

Smokey Joe’s in Cheltenham is a quirky 50s themed diner with loads of retro arcade games and an epic menu that kids will love, offering the fluffiest waffles; hot dogs; burgers; and ice cream sundaes. Smokey Joe’s can be hired out for private events and parties, with space for younger kids to explore the retro gaming arcade, while older kids will love taking snaps against the Insta-worthy Americana-inspired interior.


20. Children’s birthday parties at Harts Barn Cookery School

Mini cooks and young foodies will be in their element with Harts Barn Cookery School’s parties in the Forest of Dean, with different packages available – or the option to create a completely bespoke event.

With a range of themes including an afternoon tea experience, parties include all the cooking ingredients needed as well as a helpful tutor – and even better, there’ll be no washing up afterwards!


21. Children’s birthday parties at Ninja Warrior UK

Daredevil kids can gather their mates and get competitive at the first Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Park in the south of the country. Based in Gloucester, the centre offers a range of party options for children, with food packages also available once they’ve exhausted themselves on the park’s many obstacles.


22. Children’s birthday parties at JDR Karting

Suitable for children aged between four and 15, JDR Karting in Gloucester has two tracks for karting parties, while indoor Segway experiences are also available for kids over the age of six.

The centre offers bespoke packages tailored to individual groups, with a number of food options, including free drink refills and even extra portions for those who’ve worked up an appetite on the tracks.


23. Children’s birthday parties at Laser Tag Gloucester

Also located at JDR Karting in Gloucester, Laser Tag offers fun for energetic and sharp-shooting children aged six and above. Hosting parties with a range of packages, including a James Bond theme, the activity can be combined with karting for the ultimate party.


24. Children’s birthday parties at The Paint it Yourself Pottery Company

Offering a choice of party packages, The Paint it Yourself Pottery Company in Cheltenham is perfect for creative children to get hands-on and to go home with a lasting memento of the day. Parties can be held either at home or in its Cheltenham studio, with the option to bring party food along too.


25. Children’s birthday parties at Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre

Budding skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes with their friends at Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre, which hosts one-hour ski or snowboarding parties for up to 10 children, along with tubing sessions in large rubber rings.

Home to a 240-metre slope, Snowflex Fun Park, and two nursery slopes, sporty children are sure to have a fun, adrenaline-fuelled experience.


26. Children’s birthday parties at The Warehouse

The Warehouse, Gloucester’s indoor climbing facility, hosts action-packed parties for children which provide an exhilarating climbing experience. Offering kids’ zone, arena and caving parties, the packages cater from little climbers to sporty teenagers and come with a host, a private room and a choice of food included. You also have the option of pre-filled party bags and party invites – making it a day to remember!


27. Children’s birthday parties at Cotswold Trail Riding Centre

Cotswold Trail Riding’s pony parties are perfect for horse-loving children aged six and above, who will get the chance to meet and pet the friendly animals before going on an exciting ride across the grounds with an experienced guide.


28. Children’s birthday parties at Cotswold Clubhouse

Bourton-on-the-Water’s soft play and activity centre, Cotswold Clubhouse, has a range of fun-filled party packages that offer entertaining celebrations for children of all ages.

Little ones will enjoy burning off energy at gymnastics or soft play parties while competitive types will love the NERF parties on offer. Cotswold Clubhouse also benefits from a special party room for cooling off after all the fun.


29. Children’s birthday parties at Perrygrove Railway

Little trainspotters can let off some steam at Perrygrove Railway, where they will be able to ride the rain, head for the heights in the Treetop Adventure, build dens in the forest and uncover hidden treasure.

The birthday package includes all the attractions at Perrygrove as well as a children’s lunch box, a birthday headboard on the train and access to the party room.


30. Children’s birthday parties at Battlesports Glos

Battlesports Glos is perfect for action loving kids, offering birthday parties that bring computer games to life.

With a Battlesports Laser Tag Party, parents can join in the fun with their little ones, or sit back and watch the chaos unfold. All players will be issued with a laser gun and the aim of the game is to wipe out the opposing team by firing safe beams of light towards their sensors.


31. Children’s birthday parties at Far Peak

With party packages available for a variety of age groups, Far Peak offers everything from climbing activities and caving to a low ropes challenge and archery, for exciting birthday celebrations.

It can even create bespoke birthday packages to make sure your little adventurers don’t miss any of the action-packed fun. What’s more, Far Peak offers a range of catering to suit all budgets, too.


32. Children’s birthday parties at Rugrats and Halfpints

Cirencester soft play centre, Rugrats and Halfpints, offers a laid-back setting for hosting a birthday party, with its packages including two hours of fun and play, a choice of buffet food, free balloons, and a gift for the birthday boy or girl.


33. Children’s birthday parties at Tenpin Gloucester

Tenpin in Gloucester offers birthday fun which includes bowling, tasty pizza, unlimited squash and a goody bag for the birthday boy or girl – as well as dancing, balloon modelling and goodies too.


34. Children’s birthday parties at Go Bananas

Home to fun facilities galore including a ball pit, wavy slide and wobbly bridge, Go Bananas in Stroud offers party packages for little monkeys, ranging from soft play parties to laser tag, with food included as well as a crown or tiara for the birthday boy or girl.


35. Children’s birthday parties at Cotswold Alpacas

Situated on a 12-acre family-run farm in Cowley, between Cheltenham and Cirencester, Cotswold Alpacas offers a unique animal experience, with birthday packages allowing visitors to meet the gentle and naturally inquisitive creatures, find out more about the animals’ lives, as well as having the chance to lead them around the paddocks.


36. Children’s birthday parties at Fairytale Farm

Holding a birthday party at Fairytale Farm is ideal for animal loving children, with plenty of adorable animals to meet and feed. Located just over the border in Oxfordshire, Fairytale Farm’s package includes exclusive use of the farm; party invitations; your own party host; food; goody bags; and a free bag of animal feed for each child;.


37. Children’s birthday parties at Tewkesbury Leisure Centre

Make a splash with one of Tewkesbury Leisure Centre’s parties. The leisure centre plans all the fun for you with options to hire either the main pool for the party, or the teaching pool if your child is a smaller swimmer.


38. Children’s birthday parties at Sherdons Adventure Golf

Land lubbers of all ages are welcome at Sherdons Adventure Golf with two seafaring-themed party packages available: Buccaneers and Pirates – which both include a round of adventure golf; a choice of hot food; ice cream and squash; party bags; and a free round pass for the birthday child.


39. Children’s birthday parties at Cogges Manor Farm

Offering birthday parties for up to 12 children, Cogges Manor Farm is an ideal place to host an adorable, animal-filled celebration. With an exclusive meet the animals session, each party guest will receive an animal food pot to feed the goats, pigs, chickens and ducks that call Cogges home. You can bring your own food and party bags or those can be provided as optional extras, along with a dedicated party space with picnic tables, table cloths and bunting.


40. Children's birthday parties at Into Nature

With everything from riotous run arounds to bushcraft, survival and even den building, Into Nature works with parents to tailor each party to make it special and unique, no matter the weather.

Co-hosting the event from one of their sites in either Cirencester or Stroud, Into Nature provides everything including party invitations, marshmallows to toast on the campfire as well as drinks and popcorn. All you need to bring are little ones who are ready to party, one to two adults and party food, if you wish.


41. Children's birthday parties at Urban Martial Arts

Promising a memorable martial arts-themed party for little ones, Urban Martial Arts – which has venues in Gloucester and Stroud – offers birthday packages which include exclusive use of its facility and fun-filled playtime.

Partygoers will also have the opportunity to learn some martial arts moves and break boards – Karate Kid style! What’s more, adults won’t have to worry about organising anything as Urban Martial will also provide invitations, party bags and even take care of the clean-up afterwards.


42. Children’s birthday parties at Little Learners

Little Learners award-winning Messy Play Parties offer children the opportunity to learn while still having fun on their special day. Pick a local venue or opt for a home party package and Little Learners will host everything for you, setting up the party room with a variety of themed messy and dry trays, sensory play, painting, drawing stations and even a dance area.


43. Children’s birthday parties at Into the Wood

Perfect for littles ones who love nature and exploring the outdoors, Into the Woods offers forest play parties around Gloucestershire.

With themes including fairies and shelter building, birthday guests can learn basic bush craft skills; enjoy a rope swing and slack line for balancing; or experiment in a mud kitchen, as well as having their face painted. They can also tuck into ‘stick cake’ cooked on an open fire.


For more information, visit Cake Alchemist’s Facebook page at facebook.com/CakeAlchemist and Instagram page at instagram.com/cakealchemist_gloucester_.


By Maddy Richards


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Tuesday 21 September 2021

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