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Kids Birthday Party Ideas in Manchester for 2024

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12 Jan 2024

On the lookout for kids’ Birthday party ideas find the perfect party venue in Manchester for 2024 here.

It is not always easy planning a child’s birthday party, there is so much to think about and one of the hardest decisions is where to hold it. 

Often the easiest option is a party place where the entertainment is included rather than your home or hiring a hall. 

So if you have been searching for ‘kids’ birthday party places near me’ we can help. 

Whether you are looking for a party for just a few of your child’s close friends or planning on inviting the whole class, we have put together a list of the top Manchester party venues and ideas for 2024

Check out our guide to the best children’s party venues across Greater Manchester for all ages from toddlers to teens and for all interests.

Bowling Parties in Manchester 

Bowling makes a great birthday party. They are usually available for children from 4 or 5 years but ideal older kids from 7 or 8 years to teens.

Here are our top picks of bowling parties around Manchester. 

Tenpin Bowling Parties, Parrswood Manchester

Tenpin Bowling Manchester Printworks - Credit Tenpin
Credit Tenpin

£12.50 per child

Tenpin located at the Parrswood Entertainment Centre in Parrswood is a great place for a bowling party.

They have 26 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, arcade games, table tennis and pool and food and drink on sale.  

Their two-hour bowling party cost £12.50 per child  and includes

  • Bowling fun 
  • Dancing 
  • Balloon Modelling
  • Food package 
  • Player 1 goody bag for the birthday child with a Player 1 jersey, birthday bowling pin for guests to sign and a giant chocolate bar where the wrapper is a free ticket to free family bowling!

The party food package at Tenpin includes: 

  • 5″ individual margherita or pepperoni pizza 
  • Unlimited squash 

The parties are ideal for ages 4 to 13-year-olds and take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

There is a four-child minimum for booking. 

You can book a Tenpin Bowling Party in Manchester here. 

Namco Funscape Bowling Parties, Trafford Centre

Namco funscape Trafford center bowling party
Credit Namco

£12.95 per child

The Namco Funscape bowling alley at Trafford Centre offer great kids parties.

The parties are tailored for kids and teens, cost £12.95 per child and include: 

  • A two-hour bowling party 
  • Bowling games 
  • Party Food 
  • A surprise for the birthday child

Plus you will receive free a party pack with invitations and a birthday sticker.

Parties must be booked at least a week in advance. 

Minimum adult supervision numbers apply. 

For more details about and to book a bowling party at Trafford Centre’s Namco Funscape see here. 

Hollywood Bowl Manchester – Various Locations In Manchester. 

Hollywood Bowling Party Manchester Ashton

From £10.50 per person 

Another great choice for a bowling party is at Hollywood Bowl who have venues across Manchester.

They offer bowling parties at Ashton under Lyne, Bolton Wigan and Ashton under Lyne in Tameside.

Their party packages start at £10.50 per person depending on the venue and includes: 

  • An hour of bowling 
  • Kids meal per child – served after the game 
  • One fizzy drink or small slush per child
  • A free game voucher for each child
  • Party invites (collect for free or can be posted for £3.99)

Teens can enjoy an adult meal for an additional cost per person. 

Adults can also take part from £14.50 per person who will receive a meal from their main menu. 

There is also the option to upgrade to the VIP package for an extra £2.00 per person, which includes the use of the VIP lane and a choice of mini ice cream balls, slush or fizzy drink.

For more details of the bowling party at Hollywood Bowl in Manchester see here.

Bowling Party, Tameside Wellness Centre, Denton 

Tameside Wellness Centre Bowling Party Denton

From £35.00 for 8 without food or £68.20 for 8 with food 

For one of the cheapest party options on our list, check out Tameside Wellness Centre’s bowling alley

They offer the choice of both Hyper Bowling and Ten Pin Bowling and have pop-up bumpers and bowling ramps ideal for younger kids.

Their parties include an hour of bowling (either ten-pin or hyper) for up to eight people.

You also have the option to add one of their party food packages for £4.15 to enjoy after the bowling. 

The food choices include: 

  • Hot dog with Chips
  • Chicken Nuggets with Chips
  • Mini Cheesy Tomato Pizza with Chips

You also get juice or water and chips can be swapped for Smilies or wedges.

To book and more information about Bowling Parties at Tameside Wellness Centre see here. 

Climbing Parties in Manchester 

For kids that love adventure, a climbing party will be lots of fun. From climbing walls, Clip n’ Climb to high rope courses there are lots of party options for kids who love to play up high. 

Rock Over Climbing, Manchester City Centre and Sharston

Rock Over Climbing Parties manchester

From £70 for 8 without food and £120 for 8 with food

The Rock Over Climbing parties offer lots of fun for kids. 

They have two venues one in Manchester City Centre and one in Sharston in Wythenshawe. 

You will have a dedicated party host who will teach the kids to climb safely, play party games and take part in challenges. 

The parties will focus on the bouldering walls which are low-level with a crash mat and have no need for harnesses. 

You can add on a party food option for £50.00 and includes: 

  • Freshly made hand-stretched pizza (meat, vegetarian or vegan)
  • Cakes
  • Crisps
  • Fruit squash 

The parties are suitable for children from aged 7 years and over. 

Read More >>> Rock Over Climbing Taster Sessions

More information and to book a Rock Over Climbing Party here. 

Parthian Climbing Parties, Manchester 

Parthian Climbing Party Manchester - Credit Parthian Climbing
Credit Parthian Climbing

£120 for 8 people (no food)

Another fun option for a climbing party located not too far from Manchester City Centre is Parthian Climbing Centre. 

Parties take place on Saturdays at 12.15 pm and are suitable from age 4 years and over. 

The party include 1.5 hours of climbing activities and games. 

All equipment is provided. 

Catering can be added for an additional cost and with adding an extra half an hour to the party. 

Alternatively, you can bring your own food and have use of their party room for £15.00.

More information and to book a party at Parthian Climbing here.

Awesome Walls, Stockport 

a child at Awesome Walls Birthday Party - Credit Awesome Walls
Credit Awesome Walls

From £65 for 5 children (No food)

Awesome Walls offer birthday parties for ages 6 years and over to suit everyone’s capabilities. 

They offer two different party options: 

  • 1 hour climbing party – for kids 6 to 10 years 
  • 1.5 hour party ideal for kids and teens over 8 years

Both parties start on their smaller walls working the way up to the 12m climbing wall. 

The parties cost 

  • £65.00 for 5 children, £110 for 10 children for the 1 hour party 
  • £80.00 for 5 children, £145 for 10 children for the 1.5 hour party 

Additional add on’s are available such as juice, shoes, and certificates. 

For more information about the Awesome Walls Birthday Party see here. 

Summit Up, Oldham 

Summit Up Climbing Party Oldham - Credit Summit Up
Credit Summit Up

Summit Up climbing centre in Oldham offers three different climbing party options. 

Clip ‘n Climb Parties – From £17.95 per person

Suitable for children over 4 years and over, the party lasts for 2 hours and 15 minutes including the safety briefing, an hour on the Clip ’n Climb walls and 45 minutes in the party room. 

The parties cost from £17.95 per person with a choice of two food options and the birthday climber will receive a free slushy and a free drop slide experience.

There is a minimum of 5 guests on weekdays and a minimum of 10 on weekends.

Roped Climed Party – From £10.95 per person (Food additional cost) 

The Roped climbing parties are suitable for children from 7 years old although they do ‘Little Climber’s’ parties for 4 to 7-year-olds. 

There is a choice of 60 or 90 minutes of climbing and the party is suitable for all abilities.  Prices start from £10.55 pp with a number of 6 guests. 

Valoclimb Birthday Parties – £60.00 (Food additional cost) 

ValoClimb is the world’s first interactive game platform for climbing walls and is suitable for children aged 7 years and over. 

The ValoClimb party offers exclusive hire of the wall and a great challenge for your partygoers. The one-hour exclusive hire of the ValoClimb experience costs £60.00.

Party food packages can be added at an additional cost.

Discover all the climbing parties at Summit Up Climbing Centre here.

High Ropes Party at Active Medlock

High Ropes Party at Active Medlock Droylsden

From £80.00

For something a little bit different from the climbing walls, check out the High Rope Parties at Active Medlock.

Their party includes one hour on the 35-meter high ropes course which features tunnels, platforms, and climbing ropes. Then followed by half an hour in a party room for food. 

The party’s cost:

  • £10.00pp with cold food options 
  • £11.00pp with hot food options

There is a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15 children. 

Children need to be over 4 years old and at least 1 meter tall and parties take place on Saturdays and Sundays at:

  • 10.00  am
  • 1.00 pm 
  • 4.00 pm

Discover more about the High Rope Parties at Active Medlock here.

Treetop Trek Nets Party, Zip World, Heaton Park 

kids playing in the treetops nets at Treetop Trek

£18.00 per person

Treetop Trek offers Treetop Nets parties at their Heaton Park location.

Treetop Nets is a  bouncy adventure in the high trees. Enjoy the huge bouncy nets with ball parks, super fast slides and aerial walkways. 

The parties include 2 hours on the Treetop Nets and a free place for the birthday child. 

There is a minimum of number of 10 children and 10% off adult tickets. 

Read More >>> Treetop Trek Heaton Park here. 

Pool Party in Manchester 

If the kids are asking for a swimming party in Manchester there are lots of options to choose from. 

From inflatable swimming parties to pools with slides and more. Here are our top picks for swimming parties in Manchester. 

Inflatable Swimming Party at Royton Leisure Centre, Oldham 

The swimming pool at Royton Leisure Centre
Credit Royton Leisure Centre

From £75 for 30 not including food

Royton Leisure Centre offer fun pool parties for kids with a choice of the main or small pool. 

The hour and half, party includes:

  • 50 minutes in the poo with inflatables 
  • 10 minutes in the changing room
  • 30 minutes in the party room 

The party does not include food but you are welcome to bring your own. 

The party’s cost: 

  • £150.00  in the main pool for up to 45 people including adults 
  • £75.00 in the small pool for up to 30 people including adults  

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult on a 2 children to 1 adult basis. 

The Royton Leisure Centre inflatable parties are available on Sundays between 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm.

More details about the pool parties at Royton Leisure Centre here. 

Pool Party, Stretford Sports Village, Trafford

three children on a float on a Swimming Party Stretford Sports Village - Credit Trafford Leisure
Credit Trafford Leisure

£180 for 30 

Stretford Sports Village offer Pool Float parties in their main pool.

The 2-hour parties includes: 

  • 45 minutes in the main pool with music, floats and disco lights
  • 15 minutes changing time 
  • 1 hour in the party room (can enter it half an hour before to decorate)

The parties cost £180 for up to 30 people. 

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult on a 2 children to 1 adult basis. 

You need to bring your own music and parties are available on Sundays at 12.15pm

Details and how to book the Swimming Parties at Stretford Sports Village here. 

Swimming Party at Partington Sports Village

child on a float at Swimming Party Partington Sports village
Credit Trafford Leisure

£120.00 for 30 (No food included)

Swimming parties at Partington Sports Village offer 1 hour of pool fun.

The 2-hour party includes:

  • 1 hour in the pool with disco lights music small floats, and toys
  • 1 hour in the Party Room, Tables and chairs provided ( with access half an hour before to decorate0

The party costs £120 for a maximum number of 30. 

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult on a 2 children to 1 adult basis. 

Parents need to provide music to work with the Bluetooth stereo. 

Details and how to book the Swimming Parties at Partington Sports Village here.

Floats and Inflatable Swimming Party Sale Leisure Centre

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Credit Trafford Leisure

From £200 for 25 (Food not included)

Sale Leisure Centre offer two different types of swimming party as follows: 

Gauntlet Inflatable Swimming Party – £250 for 25 children 

The Gauntlet Inflatable Swimming Party is for children over 8 years and who can swim 25 meters. 

Kids can enjoy lots of fun on the giant inflatable assault course and includes: 

  • 45 minutes in the pool 
  • 15 minute in the changing facilities 
  • 1 hour in the party room with music
  • Juice for the children

Float Swimming Party – £200 for 25 children

The float party is available for all ages. However, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult on a 2 children to 1 adult basis. 

Kids can enjoy a fun swimming party with play floats and include;

  • 45 minutes in the pool 
  • 15 minutes in the changing facilities 
  • 1 hour in the party room with music
  • Juice for the children

Both parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm. 

Details and how to book the Inflatable Swimming Parties at Sale Leisure Centre here.

Inflatable Pool Party at Romiley Leisure 

Children swimming under water at Romiley Pool Party - Credit Life Leisure
Credit Life Leisure

£194.20 for up to 30 (Food not included)

Romiley Leisure offers Inflatable Pool Parties with their inflatable obstacle course and floats. 

The swimming party includes: 

  • 45 minutes in the pool with inflatables and floats 
  • 45 minutes in the studio afterwards

You can play your own music on the side of the pool and four lifeguards will be supplied. 

No food is included in the party but you are welcome to take your own. 

The price is £194.20 for 30 guests or an extra £17.50 for 40 guests. 

The parties are recommended for children over 4 years, Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult on a 2 children to 1 adult basis. 

More details about the swimming parties and how to book here.

Roller Skating Parties in Manchester 

Give the kids a taste of your youth with a roller skating party. Great for older kids, tweens and teens there are some great choices in Manchester.  

Most places including hire of the space and skates but you provide your party food making it ideal for larger parties.

Here are our top picks for roller skating parties throughout Manchester. 

Roller Disco Party, Stretford Sports Village

roller disco party stretford leisure centre

£180 for 30 guests (No food included)

Stretford Sports Village offer fun Roller Disco Parties on Friday evenings. 

The parties include: 

  • 1 hour in the roller disco
  • 1 hour in the a party room (access 30 minutes before to decorate)

Although skate hire is part of the party they have limited sizes and so recommend that if children have them, they take their own. 

You will also need to provide your own music and food etc. 

The parties cost £180 for up to 30 skaters and occur Fridays 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm or 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

More details and how to book the Roller Disco Party at Stretford Leisure here.

Roller Disco Party at Manchester Roller Skating, Ardwick

Manchester Roller Skating

£170 for 2 hours 

Manchester Roller Skating located at Ardwick Sports Hall offers parties on Saturdays and Sundays from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

The parties include: 

  • Hire of the roller hall and cafe area for 2 hours
  • Roller skate hire 

You will need to provide your catering and music. 

The parties cost £170 for 2 hours. 

Roller Parties at Nevada Roller Rink, Bolton 

Nevada Roller Rink bolton Logo

From £150 for 10 

The Bolton Roller Rink Nevada offers roller disco parties. 

The parties include

  • 1 hour and 15 minute skating
  • 45 minutes in the party room
  • Skate hire and safety equipment 
  • a hot meal with options or a cold buffet

The parties cost £15 per person with a minimum of 10 guests and can take place Wednesday to Sunday.

Exclusive hire is also available. 

Roller Parties at Rollercity Rochdale 

Rollercity Rochdale Logo

From £254.25 for 15 (Food included)

Rollercity offers a range of Roller Disco Parties at their rink in Rochdale. 

Their starting Silver Package includes:

  • 90-minute skating session
  • 30-minute meal break
  • Skate hire
  • Hot meal and drink 
  • Unlimited squash
  • Basic tuition for beginners
  • Party host 
  • Party games 
  • Invitations

This package cost £16.95 per person for a minimum of 15 guests making it £254.25. 

They also have a Gold Package which offers 30 guests for £450 making it £15.00 per person. Exclusive hire is available starting at £350 for 12 skaters. 

Parties are available midweek and weekends and have a minimum age of 6 years old. 

Karaoke Parties for Kids In Manchester 

For kids who love to sing a Karaoke Party is a great choice. Perfect for all ages, the parties usually take place in a private booth so they can belt their hearts in their own space. 

Here are our top picks of kids karaoke parties across Greater Manchester. 

Kids Karaoke Parties at Ten Pin

Kids Karaoke Party at The Light Stockport 

The Light Stockport Karaoke Booth
Credit The Light

The Stockport  The Light kid’s Karaoke Parties in Stockport take place in their private booths. 

The party includes: 

  • 1 hour karaoke session 
  • Pizza or kids burger with fries
  • Icecream 
  • Cawson Press Carton 

They cost £14.50 per person and are for children aged 14 years and younger. 

You can also add on arcade vouchers priced at £5.00 to £10.00 each. 

Kids Adventure Golf Parties In Manchester 

Wild Ones Party at Tree Top Adventure Golf Printworks 

Tree Top Golf Printworks Manchester
Credit – Tree Top Golf

£22.00 per child – minimum 10 

Tree Top offer Adventure Golf kids parties at the Manchester Print Works location. 

The Wild Ones Party includes: 

  • 1 round of golf over 18 holes
  • 2 hours private VIP room 
  • A Medley of nibbles 
  • Pizza feast 
  • Ice Cream Tubs
  • Unlimited cordial 
  • An experienced host 
  • Closing ceremony 

The parties are designed for children aged 5 to 12 years although older kids are welcome. 

They cost £22 per child with a minimum of 10 kids. 

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