Brisbane’s best party venues for kids … according to parents

When it comes to party venues for kids, Brisbane has an abundance.

We’ve found party venues for kids who love animals, art, cooking, craft, dance, drama, fishing, games, indoor play, outdoor play, water play and so much more! Here you’ll find a list of venues catering to almost every child’s interest and want.

Action and Adventure Party Venues

Urban Xtreme – Rock Climbing, Ski & Adventure Sports, Hendra
P: 1300 872 269
W: www.urban-xtreme.com.au

Choose from more than 10 extremely fun-filled activities inside Australia’s only indoor ski and adventure park. Sure to be a party that that has kids excited for days, this party venue is suitable for children of all ages. The Urban Xtreme team make it super easy too – all you need to do is choose your party package (and there are six on offer).

“Attended a birthday party at Urban Extreme, staff entertained the kids, kept the kids busy with Laser Tag, Dodgeball, Trampolines. Kids had a great time and enjoyed cake and pizza. Stress free!” – Kazzie.

Inflatable World, Darra
P: 07 3376 8600
W: www.inflatableworldoz.com.au/stadiums/darra

Home to the biggest indoor inflatable playgrounds in Australia, Inflatable World is a great party venue for kids (and corporate functions, private bookings and school holiday fun). You’ll find party packages that include entry to the centre as well as a dedicated party area for 1.5 hours. While you’ll still need to take care of your catering and other party bits and pieces, you can be sure the kids are burning off a lot of energy running and bouncing.

“We organised our son’s 7th birthday party and the kids enjoyed it a lot.” – Shelly.

Fun Fit Play, Wynnum
P: 07 3193 9774
E: [email protected]
W: funfitplay.com.au

Let your kids run, jump and play with the multi-level interactive play area, ninja obstacle course, rock climbing and warped walls, basketball, arcade gaming and toddler area. The party packages are fully customisable and the energetic party team will keep your kids active and happy while parents relax. There’s an on-site café, which can cater to group bookings and special dietary needs.

“Excellent kitchen, delicious food and coffee, it’s also licensed. Activities for kid of all ages, with a special under-3s play area and higher skill ninja warrior course. Reasonable prices, friendly customer service.” – Russell.

Animal Party Venues

White Ridge Farm, Elimbah
P: 0417 774 559
W: www.whiteridgefarm.com.au

Hand-feed a llama, cuddle and alpaca and get your photo taken with Gypsy the camel when you visit this delightful farm just 50 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. Offering a unique farm party venue for kids, White Ridge Farm has hay rides, a farm tour where you can feed and pat the friendly animals, an adventure playground and fossil dig, and undercover facilities and fridge.

“A great farm experience with lots of different animals to engage with. There are multiple play spaces and non-animal activities for the kids to enjoy.” – Bec.

Trevena Glen Farm, Mount Samson
P: 07 3289 4257
E: [email protected]
W: www.trevenaglen.com.au

Touted as Brisbane’s number 1 farm experience, Trevena Glen Farm has a range of different animals to meet and interact with. Only 40 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD, the farm is perfect for children’s parties and offers hands-on experiences including handling and feeding miniature goats, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, sheep, pigs and donkeys. In addition to being a party venue, Trevena Glen Farm also has tours, horse riding lessons, and holiday activities.

“Trevena Glen was such a hit with the entire group for my daughter’s third birthday, adults and children alike. Very friendly, and gorgeous animals all over the place. 10/10 recommend.” – Rebecca.

N&S Wildlife Demonstrations, Goodna
P: 0415 136 941
E: [email protected]
W: www.nssnakecatcher.com.au

Norman and Sally are snake catchers servicing the Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and surrounding areas. They have more than 30 years’ experience in handling snakes and reptiles. If you’ve got a wildlife warrior in your midst, consider hosting a Wildlife Demonstration where Norman and Sally bring their zoo to you. It’s a great way to get up close to some of the more unique animals Australia has to offer.

“Wonderful demonstration with Norman. He was on time, professional, and great with the kids. He catered to the children who were aged from 4-12 and kept it interesting for the adults as well!” – Rafif.

Art and Craft Party Venues

Creative Kids Brisbane, West End
P: 0405 641 363
E: [email protected]
W: www.creativekidsbrisbane.com.au

Children can learn drawing, sculpture, free form clay work and mixed media art under the guidance of arts educator Liz Austin-Glen and her team of artists. The workshops run at Creative Kids Brisbane provide children with greater artistic skill, creativity, imagination and self-confidence. Bookings are essential, but the sessions are available for all ages and abilities.

“The facilitators are so creative and let the kids take the lead.” – Donna

String of Beads & String of Beads Parties, Ashgrove
P: 0430 216 085
E: [email protected]
W: www.stringofbeads.com.au

Enter the world of jewellery making for your child’s next party. There are lots of different projects to suit different age groups and these parties are suitable for both girls and boys. Children make between one and three projects and all the materials are provided.

“My daughter celebrated her birthday with a String of Beads party and all the children absolutely loved it! They all made some beautiful, beaded creations and the quality was exceptional.” – Elyse.

Make&Meld, Yeronga
P: 0401 632 421
E: [email protected]
W: makeandmeld.com.au

Offering creative design and maker workshops for children of all ages. Make&Meld inspires creative thinking and problem solving. Kids will love getting dirty, using their hands and brains, and will have plenty of fun using basic tools and sustainable materials.

“This is by far the coolest kids’ activity. Hammers, saws, screwdrivers, glue, paint and imagination make the most amazing creations you won’t’ want to throw in the bin.” – Megan.

 

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Baking and Cooking Party Venues

Come and Cook, The Gap
P: 0488 249 595
E: [email protected]
W: comeandcook.com.au

Got an Adriano Zumbo or Kylie Kwong in your house? Check out the kids’ parties on offer at Come and Cook. This is a fabulously fun and hands-on cooking experience and best of all, the kids get to eat the feast they create at the end. Your future chef will take home a lovely cotton chef hat and a recipe booklet, so they can recreate their special dish for you time and time again!

“They had so much fun working together in teams to cook up a storm and all left with big smiles on their faces.” – Belinda

 

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In My Own Kitchen, Brisbane
P: 0423 450 363
E: [email protected]
W: inmyownkitchen.com

Luisa Scrimshaw is a food lover from way back and she believes children of all ages can create in the kitchen. There are three kids’ party packages on offer, which is sure to delight even the fussiest of junior cooks. Though Chef Scrimshaw is currently on maternity leave, classes and parties will resume in June.

“Luisa had a one-on-one cooking lesson with my son for his 12th birthday. He loved the whole experience and I appreciate the life skill he has learned.” – Peta

Vanilla Zulu Culinary Adventures, Teneriffe
P: 07 3050 0939
W: vanillazulu.com.au/cooking-classes

Suitable for children aged nine years and older, the accredited chefs at Vanilla Zulu will guide them through how to make a delicious meal from scratch. Kids learn to cook everything with quality ingredients in a spacious, modern kitchen. They will also take home a recipe book so that the dish they cook can be recreated. There are a range of cuisine to choose from, including French, Italian, Thai, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Japanese, breakfast and brunch, and desserts and pastry cooking.

“My 13-year-old daughter completed the 6-week chef course and loved it. Meals at home have certainly changed for the better … 100 per cent recommend if your teenager shows any interest in cooking.” – Betty.

Dance and Drama Party Venues

The Studio of Performing Arts, Springfield
P: 0419 788 346
E: [email protected]
W: thestudiospringfield.com.au

Kids love the circus and dance parties here. Up to 20 kids can be entertained and all you’ll need to do is bring the cake and candles.

“My daughter had her 5th birthday party here and it was an absolute hit! Wonderful atmosphere and they took care of everything. Would highly recommend!” – Belinda.

Dancing Queen Parties
P: 0400 197 694
W: dancingqueenparties.com.au

Bring a dance extravaganza into your home with Dancing Queen Parties. Your children will be exposed to dance-based games, dance routines, wearable prizes and face painting. The Dancing Queen team takes care of everything and the kids are fully engaged.

“A great party for our daughter. All the kids were involved, even the shy ones. It was great value, a great party activity and all the children and parents through it was a fantastic afternoon.” – Hilary.

Indoor Party Venues

Iceworld, Acacia Ridge and Boondall
P: 07 3277 7563 – Acacia Ridge; 07 3865 1694 – Boondall
E: [email protected], [email protected]
W: www.iceworld.com.au/birthday-parties

Iceworld hosts birthday parties all year round and is the coolest venue if you have 10 or more guests. When you party at Iceworld you’ll receive admission and skate hire, a decorated party area, a dedicated host, and a demonstration on the basics of skating.

“We had my daughter’s birthday party here and it was fantastic. The staff were very accommodating, the children enjoyed the ice skating and there was a good supply of party food and drink. Excellent value for money and a great birthday party option.” – Bettina.

miniBOUNCE, Carindale
P: 07 3569 0705
E: [email protected]
W: www.minibounce.com.au

An active adventure-play centre specifically designed for preschool aged kids. Everything about the centre is designed to be fun, offer active-play experiences and encourage physical activity. Kids have their own private party space, supervised fun, food to suit dietary requirements and free coffee for the parents!

“The kids had such a great time and are already asking to go back again.” – Jessica.

 

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Tiddlywinks Dance & Play Café, Nundah
P: 07 3266 8484
W: www.tiddlywinks.com.au

Everyday is a part at Tiddlywinks. A great indoor venue for kids aged zero to 11 years and perfect for parties. It has daily discos, it’s air-conditioned and there’s a café on-site. Parties can be hosted for small groups right up to 200 people (could you imagine!) and can be designed to suit your need. The Tiddlywinks party planners take care of the food, the cake and the party bags, so all you have to do is send the invites and turn up.

“Out of all the children parties I have been to, this has been the best! Tiddlywinks makes any child celebrating their birthday feel ‘special’.” – Renae.

Laserzone Family Entertainment Centre, Lawnton
P: 07 3205 4141
E: [email protected]
W: www.brisbane.laserzone.com.au

The home of laser tag, Laserzone is a world-class, multi-level facility. Kids will love the laser tag arena, the bumper cars that drift and slide and the huge prize and retro game arcade. It’s a great choice for kids’ parties or special events and includes food, drinks, sweets, a designated party area and access to the laser arena and arcade.

“Great party facilities for all ages. Has a 12-year-old birthday part with 17 year olds included and everyone enjoyed the day. Even the parents were joining in!” – Mary.

Undersea Putt & Play, Redcliffe
P: 07 3883 4414
E: [email protected]
W: www.underseaputtandplay.com.au

This is a unique family and party experience. An all-ages entertainment venue boasting 18 holes of themed mini golf and one of the largest redemption arcades in the region. You have the option of ‘building your own’ party and a dedicated party room in which to celebrate.

“Great place for a kid’s party. Service was great, kids loved the putt putt. Complementary coffee (Nespresso machine), wood fired pizza and a bar for the adults. Great selection of prizes for kids.” – Lara.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving, Chermside
P: 1300 435 928
W: www.iflyworld.com.au

Celebrate in style and take your family and friends flying. iFLY parties are great for kids of all ages and groups large and small can be accommodated. Everyone will have the option of flying and will receive personalised coaching from a world-class bodyflight instructor. Not only will you have a memorable activity, but the iFLY team will also take care of the food and entertainment.

“A great fun experience for all members of the family, inclusive of all abilities. Professional and friendly staff.” – Ellen.

BOUNCE Inc, Tingalpa
P: 07 3569 0704
W: www.bounceinc.com.au

Have fun, learn new skills and express yourself with a BOUNCE Inc party. Catering for little ones (aged 2-5), bigger kids (aged 5-8) and tweens (ages 8-12) the parties at BOUNCE Inc are dedicated to getting kids moving and staying active. The activities and games are geared towards the relevant age group, and you’ll have the option of ordering food and drinks to fuel your crew.

“A stress-free birthday party for parents. Highly recommend.” – Jay.

Read more: BOUNCE Birthday Parties — Brisbane and Gold Coast’

Outdoor Parties

Two Bent Rods
P: 0403 713 820
W: www.2bentrods.com.au

Looking for a party with a difference? 2 Bent Rods provides fishing parties for kids. These parties follow a simple format; kids will be introduced to fishing and safety before being set free along a beach to pump yabbies and drag the bait net. After they’ve got enough bait for the day, they’re given their rod and off they go.

“This was the most amazing experience for me and my son. We had his 9th birthday party with 2 Bent Rods and the kids were happy and smiling all day long.” – Chez.

 

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Kingston Park Raceway, Kingston
P: 07 3826 2255
W: www.kingstonpark.com.au

Got a need for speed? Head to Kingston Park Raceway for the ultimate go-karting experience. Suitable for kids aged 10 years and older, feel the rush of speed as you hit corners at full speed, race on a 1.1km international standard circuit, and drive the latest Schumacher Go Karts. If you need a break from the racing, kids can head over to the iPlay Centre and challenge their friend with the arcade games.

“Great fun, the kids enjoyed themselves and the staff were super friendly.” – Troy.

Rackley Swimming, Various locations
P: 1300 733 053
W: www.rackleyswimming.com.au/birthdays

Not just a swim school, Rackley Swimming offer various birthday packages designed to make your child’s day extra special. Food and drink catering, pool equipment, games and activities are also available to purchase or hire. You’ll receive a dedicated area with tables and chairs, all-day pool access, qualified staff supervision and there are a range of meal packages.

“We had my daughter’s 10th birthday [at Rackley’s]. The staff were amazing, food was great, inflatables were awesome. A hidden gem for kids’ parties.” – Madonna.

Golf Central, Brisbane Airport
P: 07 3087 7800
E: [email protected]
W: golfcentralbne.com.au/kids-birthday-parties

You invite the guests, the Golf Central team does the rest. The kids will play, eat and drink, and get their daily dose of physical activity, with up to 3 hours of partying at Golf Central. There are package options for young kids (five to 12 years) and teens.

“Had my son’s birthday party here, it was great! They organised a dedicated outdoor area for us, the kids had a great time!” – Maya.

Victoria Park, Herston
P: 07 3252 0666
E: [email protected]
W: www.victoriapark.com.au

Victoria Park is located just 2km from the Brisbane CBD and has an 18-hole putt putt mini golf course. Parties for children are held in the Bistro and can be held at breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Kids will love exploring the playground and outdoor green spaces, with the option of playing a round of putt putt. Keep an eye out for the various themed putting events hosted at Victoria Park throughout the year.

“Amazing venue and venue spaces! Perfect for all sorts of events and functions. I highly recommend it!” – Nathan.

 

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Written by Calista Bruschi

When she’s not moulding Play-Doh or dancing in the living room with her children, Calista Bruschi is an editor and writer. She has oodles of experience working on newspapers, magazines and websites. Calista likes to organise and be organised. She loves being a mum, Italian food, wine, sport and stationery. She hasn't sleep a full night in more than five years and is powered by coffee.

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