Another year, another children’s birthday party in Singapore… ho hum. NOT THIS YEAR, PEOPLE. If you’ve kept it low-key and it’s time to spoil the special little person by planning the best kids’ party ever, it might be time to ditch the function room and condo pool. Confession: we’re big fans of outsourcing – especially to Singapore restaurants that host awesome kids parties – so we’ve found 12 awesome party venues in Singapore with great ideas for that next birthday bash. And we love any excuse to get creative with DIY Party favours. Read on for the best kids’ birthday party venues in Singapore, including rock climbing, trapeze swinging, trampolining and much, much more! Let’s get this party started!
For traditionalists: Jellybean Party
A birthday party + fun-packed activities = super smiley kids! We’ve discovered a one-stop entertainment provider for ALL things party: woo hoo! Jellybean Party are a crew of party experts who have already served up serious amounts of fun to over 120,000 happy ‘lil ones and counting: these guys certainly know their party stuff! You can put your feet up and let them handle all the heavy lifting. Decorations and entertainment, sorted. Magic shows, balloon sculpting, craft activities and mascot appearances – all the best bash faves – are what we’re talking about, and the best news of all? Jellybean Party come to you! So whether you’re throwing your party poolside, in a park, at a museum or even in your living room (brave!), Jellybean Party will have your celebrations spiced up in a jiffy. Need a bouncy castle? No problem! This is the full shebang, folks – a start to finish total entertainment experience. All you need to do is figure out which package to plump for, and where you’re going to host the party of the year!
What: Jelly Bean Party; www.jellybeanparty.sg
Where: Anywhere you like! These guys come to you.
Cost: Packages start from $280 onwards
For rock climbers: Climb Central
For an adrenalin pumping party with a difference, scale to new heights up the rock climbing walls at Climb Central. It’s a unique and ideal party venue for the slightly older party kiddo – our gung ho little lady went to a six year-old Birthday party and was high as a kite. You can join in the fun too as parties with kids under 13 require two adult volunteers (or if you’re afraid of heights just outsource to the professionals). Parents can watch on from the viewing platform in the air-conditioned mall, and head down to the party room after the fun is over for a slice of cake and a refreshing beverage (self catering).
What: Climb Central Birthday Party; www.climbcentral.sg
Where: #B1-01 Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore, 397628.
Cost: $420 for 10 pax, $39 / extra pax (Max 20 pax), two hours.
For pizza lovers: Jamie’s Italian Pizza Party
Let the kids get stuck in with a Jamie-style pizza masterclass at Jamie’s Italian. Guided by a professional chef, kids get to roll the dough, knead it and decorate it with whatever toppings they like before it gets fired in the oven and ends up in their bellies. Plus, kids get to tour the herb garden and see how pasta turns from dough to the yummy stuff on their plates. Jealous? Curb that envy and book a cheeky pizza party of your own with the girls and get free flow Prosecco (goes great with pizza!).
What: Jamie’s Italian Pizza Party; www.jamieoliver.com/ita
Where: Jamie’s Italian Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-165/167, Vivocity
Cost: $45++ per child
For daredevils: The Flying Trapeze
Escape to Sentosa, the island of fun for a thrilling ride on The Flying Trapeze. Not for the faint hearted or mini-acrobats under age four, it truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Test budding circus performers’ bravery to the limit before this Singapore institution closes on 1 July 2017. Kids will love hanging upside down in the cool sea breeze (from eight metres above the ground) as they master cool stunts. Head down to kid-friendly Trapizza afterwards for a slice of pizza or two.
What: The Flying Trapeze; www.shangri-la.com.
Where: 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa, Singapore, 098970.
Cost: 1 swing $10, 3 swings $20 per person.
For crafters: Sew into It
Softie lovers, budding fashionistas and kids who just want to try something new can sign up to sewing workshops with Sew Into It. Kids will get addicted to the joy of handmade crafts and see a blouse or a soft toy come to life from the design to the final stitch. Throw a private sewing party from the comfort of home and kit the kids out with handmade pencil cases, buckets, book covers – anything they can dream of! Sewing’s the gift that just keeps on giving.
What: Sew Into It; www.sewintoit.com.sg
Where: 333 Kreta Ayer Road #02-32, Singapore 080333
Cost: From $70 per person.
For eco-warriors: Pit Parties at Centaurs Kids
For good old-fashioned clean muddy fun, go for a rip-roaring outdoor party at Centaurs Kids. For the first hour your kiddo crew will have a ball playing a game of their choice – like capture the flag, soccer or touch rugby. And then the REAL fun begins when they dive into The Pit and navigate Singapore’s most fun, challenging dirty obstacle course. It’s suitable for little adventurers aged six to 13. There are shower facilities on site to clean up before re-fuelling on party grub (self cater or order from Carnivore next door).
What: Pit Parties at Centaurs Kids; www.centaurskids.com
Where: Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994 (off Dunearn Road and Eng Neo Avenue).
Cost: From $620.
For bouncy kids: Zoom Park Singapore
There’s no better way to tire out the kids than a trip to a trampoline park – and Zoom Park Singapore offers the ultimate bounce-tastic party experience. Not only will partygoers do speccy tramp tricks, but they can amp up the volume with a game of extreme dodgeball or slam-dunk. There’s even rock-climbing if the kiddies have energy to spare. After an hour of active antics they can re-fuel in the party room with standard party fare.
What: Zoom Park Singapore Birthday Party; www.zoomparkasia.com
Where: 200 Pandan Gardens, #01-14, Singapore 609336.
Cost: 1 hour 45 min party (including food, party decorations, 1 hour jumping) $40 per pax Mon – Thurs, $45 per pax Fri – Sun & public hols.
For toy lovers: MINT Museum of Toys
If there’s one thing every child wants to be surrounded with, it’s definitely toys, toys and more toys. And that’s exactly what a birthday at MINT Museum of Toys would look like – your little ones in the midst of 8,000 toys! More than just a traditional party venue with cake and candles, the museum is sure to delight your kids and their friends with an unforgettable experience. Party-goers will be brought on an imaginative journey through MINT’s vast toy collection, rediscovering their favourite characters in never-seen-before styles.
After the tour, kids will be treated to a fun MAKE+PLAY session, learning to make their own personalised keepsake using basic techniques like sewing and paper crafting. Of course, what’s a party without costumes and fab photos? You can also rent some superhero costumes for a golden photo album to commemorate the occasion!
What: MINT Museum of Toys birthday parties; www.emint.com
Where: 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382
Cost: $1500 – $3000
For LEGO fiends: Bricks4kidz
Hands down best party for LEGO fiends is a celebration at Bricks4kidz. And there’s no such thing as a humdrum affair – with every party created especially to the birthday kid’s specifications. It’s a case of fun and edutainment in one package. Did someone say Minecraft?
What: Lego Party at Bricks4kidz; www.bricks4kidz.com.sg.
Where: 293 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #01-03 Singapore, 319387, and 200 Turf Club Road #04-11 Singapore 287994.
Cost: Party packages start from $580.
For movers and groovers: Rhythm In Me
For a rock star party as hip-shaking as the name suggests, your bday pal will be stoked with an extravaganza at Rhythm in Me. They’re masters of invention so can create a studio 54 worthy disco party, a makeover party, superhero party, soccer party, Zumba party, diva party, or arty party. The only limit is your imagination. And we know from experience that parents will love bopping along too!
What: Rhythm in Me Party; www.rhythminme.com
Where: Rhythm in Me Studio, Depot Heights Shopping Centre 108, Depot Road, #02-01, Singapore 100108.
Cost: 20 kids, premium food & beverage package $888 (add child $28), deluxe food, beverage & goodie bag package $1088 (add child $38).
For high-energy kids: The Polliwogs
Polliwogs is THE indoor play centre in Singapore of choice for parents hosting parties for babies, toddlers and young kids. Our writer Tracy just held an awesome party at the Eastpoint Mall branch for her active five year old and his buddies. Polliwogs lived up to its mantra of “Serious Fun” with requests for a repeat next birthday. Choose from a huge range of themed parties including princess, tropical paradise hula, junior chef, laser tag and taekwondo. Watch this space for our review on the newly opened Waka Waka Annex@Furama branch in River Valley…
What: The Polliwogs birthday parties; www.thepolliwogs.com
Where: Suntec City, Eastpoint Mall, VivoCity and NEW Waka Waka Annex@Furama.
Cost: Party packages start from $588 for 10 kids +$33 per additional child.
For science lovers: Newton Show
For a fast-paced party that is big on magic and miraculous experiments, rely on the quirky scientists at the Newton Show. Party goers will have a chance to get involved with weird and wonderful age appropriate discoveries including experiments with liquid nitrogen, smoke-guns, levitation of objects, dancing colourful worms, dry ice, foam volcanoes and artificial snow. You can also order a scientific cake and make your own fairy floss. Ignite a passion for science while having loads of fun! Various parties for kids aged three to 16. Mind-blowing stuff!
What: Newton Show parties; www.newtonshow.com
Where: 2 Pandan Valley #1-206, Singapore, 597626.
Cost: $1499 for 110 minutes.
For thrill-seekers: Forest Adventure
School aged kids will love harnessing up and negotiating an obstacle course high in the treetops at epic Forest Adventure. It is closed for renovation but will re-open bigger and better in May 2017. Bear in mind (to avoid disappointed tears) that the various sections require kids to be 1.1m, 1.3m and 1.5m in height respectively. Once the kidlets are let loose on the course they’ll traverse wobbly logs, rope swings, rickety bridges and a couple of leaps of faith. The HoneyKids team has tried out the Forest Adventure experience so we can vouch it is super-fun! And the best part? Zip lining over Bedok Reservoir at the end of it all! Our tip: bring scooters to save little legs a long walk from the car park.
What: Forest Adventure, Bedok Reservoir; www.forestadventure.com.sg
Where: Bedok Reservoir park, Bedok, Singapore, 479244.
Cost: For six kids & one supervising adult you’ll receive dedicated instructors, reserved area at base camp, themed birthday invitations, themed birthday cake with candles, water and soft drinks. Price TBC on re-opening.
For budding florists: Flower arranging with Sophie at Wild For Flowers
Sophie at Wild for Flowers is one of our favourite florists in Singapore, so we were ecstatic to hear she runs parties for budding florists that are just as creative as they are beautiful. With almost 25 years experience in the florist industry, Sophie will arrive on your doorstep with bucket loads of flowers, expertise and happy energy. All the kids need to do is don an apron and craft floral masterpieces under her watchful eye. Sophie will clean up too, bless her. And we know from experience that this is one flowery party favour that all mums are glad to take home!
What: Flower arranging party by Sophie at Wild For Flowers; www.facebook.com/sophieatwildforflowers
Where: Venue of your choice.
Cost: A very affordable $30 per person (minimum of ten).
For mini-chefs: Culinaryon
Culinaryon is the Disneyland of cooking schools and the perfect party venue for the junior master chef. We can confirm from first-hand experience that it is truly magical. The party mojo starts flowing the moment you walk through the doors with up-beat tunes filling the big and bright kitchen. The kids then enjoy a culinary master-class – mixing, kneading and tasting three delicious recipes (100% from scratch). You can pick your little chef’s favourites from a great kids’ menu (think colourful pasta, spring rolls and pizza faces) and opt for a raft of other fun activities including competitions and quizzes, apron decorating and a chocolate fountain. And you can watch on with a glass of wine in hand. Best suited to kids aged four to 16 years.
What: Kids’ cooking parties at Culinaryon; www.culinaryon.sg/kids
Where: #04-63, Tower 2, One Raffles Place, Singapore, 048616
Cost: $88++ per head.
For little acrobats: Power Kids Gym
Parties at Power Kids Gym (formerly JWT Kids Gym) are high-octane affairs with the kids mesmerized into action by the fab party professionals. Babies right through to primary aged kids (one to nine) adore the action-packed games, swinging, music, dancing, sports and zip lines. It’s all enjoyed in a blissfully air-conditioned space (no sweaty Bettys) and the Power Kids Gym crew set up and pack up. Parents join in at the end for a fun game of dodge ball too! Walk in and walk out smiles all ‘round.
What: Power Kids Gym Party; www.powerkidsgym.com
Where: 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #02-12 UE Square, Singapore 239917.
Cost: Standard Birthday Party – 2 hours for 20 kids $650, Deluxe Birthday Party – 2 hours for 25 kids $770.
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