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.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
Discover 44 places to host a brilliant birthday party in and around Gloucestershire.
Discover 43 places to host a brilliant birthday party in and around Gloucestershire.
In partnership with JumpinFun  |  jumpinfun.co.uk
JumpinFun

Based in Cheltenham, JumpinFun is a 12,000 foot inflatable theme park, promising adrenaline pumping party experiences suitable for kids of all ages, featuring everything from a wobbly jelly mountain and obstacle courses to freshly-prepared pizzas, cakes and more.

Encompassing everything from trampolining 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 - or any age in between, you’ll find plenty of ideas to go down a storm with the birthday boy or girl.

Children's birthday parties at JumpinFun in Cheltenham

Making for an unforgettable birthday party, little ones can bounce for joy as they tackle everything from climbing walls and inflatable obstacle courses, to slides and a wobbly jelly mountain at JumpinFun in Cheltenham.

After an hour on the inflatables, guests can also enjoy exclusive use of a private party room with disco ball lighting; food such as crisps, pizza and cake; unlimited squash; party bags; and more, depending on which of the three packages is booked. 

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. 

Children's birthday parties at Slimbridge Wetland Centre near Stroud

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 include the 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, with exclusive use of the outdoor Riverlife Play Area and the Canoe Safari. 

Children's birthday parties at Into the Woods

Perfect for little 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 faces painted. They can also tuck into 'stick cake' cooked on an open fire. 

Children’s birthday parties at Mr Mulligan's Lost World Golf in Cheltenham

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!

Children’s birthday parties at laser tag at the Play Farm in Cheltenham

Make it a party to remember at The Play Farm, located at The Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham. Its 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.

Children’s birthday parties at soft play at the Play Farm in Cheltenham

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Escape Hunt in Cheltenham

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 also enjoys a free birthday cake and a drink of their choice.

Children’s birthday parties at Cineworld Cheltenham

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Corinium Museum in Cirencester

For budding historians, a cinema party at the Corinium Museum 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.

Children’s birthday parties at Cattle Country Adventure Park in Berkeley

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Go Ape in the Forest of Dean

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury

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 adventures 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.

Children’s birthday parties at Ninja Warrior UK in Gloucester

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. 

Children’s birthday parties at Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Birdland Park and Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water

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!

Children’s birthday parties at VRXPERIENCE in Gloucester

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 by braving some exciting rollercoasters; and play a choice of over 100 fun VR games.

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Funky Warehouse in Cheltenham

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 five and over, which include party invitations, a host, food, slushies, 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.

Children’s birthday parties at Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham

Summer kids can have fun in the sun at Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham, which provides a swimming 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 party food from the on-site café.

Children’s birthday parties at Smokey Joe's in Cheltenham

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Harts Barn Cookery School in Longhope

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!

Children’s birthday parties at JDR Karting in Gloucester

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.

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.

Children’s birthday parties at The Paint it Yourself Pottery Company in Cheltenham

Offering a choice of party packages, The Paint it Yourself Pottery Company in Cheltenham is perfect for creative children to get hands-on and 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.

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.

Children’s birthday parties at The Warehouse in Gloucester

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

Children’s birthday parties at Cotswold Trail Riding Centre in Gloucester

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Cotswold Clubhouse in Bourton-on-the-Water

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Perrygrove Railway in Coleford

Little trainspotters can let off some steam at Perrygrove Railway, where they can ride the rain, head for the heights of 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.

Children’s birthday parties at Battlesports Glos in Newnham

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Far Peak in Northleach

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. Far Peak offers a range of catering to suit all budgets, too.

Children’s birthday parties at Rugrats and Halfpints in Cirencester

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Tenpin Gloucester

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

Children’s birthday parties at Go Bananas in Stroud

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Cotswold Alpacas in Cowley

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 lead them around the paddocks.

Children’s birthday parties at Fairytale Farm in Southcombe

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.

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.

Children’s birthday parties at Sherdons Adventure Golf in Tewkesbury

Land lubbers of all ages are welcome at Sherdons Adventure Golf with two seafaring-themed party packages available: Buccaneers and Pirates – both of which 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.

Children’s birthday parties at Cogges Manor Farm in Witney

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 they can be provided as optional extras, along with a dedicated party space with picnic tables, table cloths and bunting.

Children's birthday parties at Into Nature in Cirencester and Stroud

With everything from riotous runarounds to bushcraft, survival skills and even den building, Into Nature works with parents to tailor each party to make it special and unique, whatever 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 ready to party, one to two adults and party food, if you wish.

Children's birthday parties at Urban Martial Arts in Gloucester and Stroud

Promising a memorable martial arts-themed party for little ones, Urban Martial Arts – which has venues in Gloucester and Stroud – offers birthday packages that 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 can also provide invitations, party bags and even take care of the clean-up afterwards.

Children’s birthday parties at Little Learners in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean

Little Learners' award-winning messy play parties offer children the opportunity to learn while 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.

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