Offer a range of different themed art birthday parties at their City Gallery venue. For more information, visit Artsight.
ASB Sports Centre
ASB Sports Centre offers a variety of birthday party packages for children aged three to 16 years. Parties can include bouncy castles, soft play equipment, or a sport-specific party – either football, netball, mini floorball or you can mix it up with a variety of sports. You can also hire court space or a community room to create your own birthday party package. For more information, visit ASB Sports Centre.
Ballerina parties with Dancing Around
More information: Ballerina.
For birthday parties they offer circuits, parachute games, trampoline, relay races, obstacle courses, games and treasure hunts. They have venues in Tawa and Happy Valley (near Brooklyn). For more information, Bigair Gym.
Provide a great range of themed birthday parties. For more information, visit Capital E.
Churton Park Community Centre
Churton Park Community Centre offers a clean, warm and inviting party venue in the heart of the Churton Park Village. Perfect for children’s birthday parties. We have a large room that comfortably takes up to 50 people, with projector and sound system. A kitchen is available as part of the hire, along with chairs and tables. We can put you in touch with local party entertainers and caterers to take care of everything from fun for the kids to treat bags to cake pops! Contact us on 830 4802 or email@example.com for availability and prices. Follow us on Facebook at Churton Park Community Centre.
Chipmunks offer party rooms and entry to the indoor playground, as well as additional items from food to hosts.Try Chimpmunks in Tawa or Lyall Bay. For more information,visit Chipmunks, Tawa
The Clay Penguin Studio
Suitable for all ages. Choose from a range of bisque ware, based in the studio in Seatoun. Party price includes a side plate for the birthday person. Parties are 1.5 hours and prices start at $16.50 per child, this includes tuition, paint and glazing and firing; plus $15 booking fee. Option to bring your own party food and book the studio for an extra 30mins and have the whole party in one place for an additional $30. For more information, visit The Clay Penguin.
Country Club Riding Academy
The Ohariu Valley Horse Trekking & Equestrian Centre, also known as the Country Club Riding Academy – as well as horse trekking, suitable horses are available to be led by parents or caregivers in the outdoor sand arena. Ideal for younger children and children’s birthday parties. More information: Country Club Riding Academy.
Craft House run two hour crafty parties for ages five and up and have a huge range of projects to select from, including the ability to customize a craft project to suit any theme. More information can be found on their website: Craft House.
Fergs Indoor Rock Climbing
Spend an exciting 2 hours of your kid’s special day at Fergs. Bookings are available Monday- Friday 11am-8pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm, and Sundays 12pm-6pm for parties of 8+ people. Adult belayers and supervision required. More information: Fergs.
Fire Engine Parties
Here’s your chance to ride the streets of Wellington as a Fire-fighter in our authentic International Fire Engine (Retired). A unique experience that everyone will enjoy whatever your event!! For more information or to book ring 0800 FIRE ENGINE or go to: Fire Engine.
Harbour City GymSports
Harbour City GymSports is located at Hataitai Park, Wellington. As well as regular daytime and after-school classes, the gym offers birthday parties where the kids have a supervised gym circuit and games (with trained instructors). More information: Harbour City Gym.
Huntleigh Guide Centre, Crofton Downs
Recommended spot for a party, with a huge lawn if sunny and use of hall is not with plenty of parking. For more information, visit Huntleigh Guide Centre.
With two locations (Petone and Newtown), Junglerama offer an all-inclusive birthday party in it’s own designated area with food and entry to the indoor playground. For more information, visit Junglerama.
This cafe on Jackson Street Petone is decked out for kids, with loads of toys and play things to keep them entertained. They have a private room for parties for 6-12 kids. For more information, visit the Kinderbear Cafe Facebook page.
Kindergartens and Plunket rooms
Kindergartens (or Playcentres, Creches etc) and Plunket rooms come well equipped to host parties providing lots of toys and hours of entertainment for a birthday party. Often these places are in need of fundraising too, so you get bonus points for supporting your local community. To find one near you, visit the New Zealand Kindergarten website, Playcentre NZ or Plunket.
Located in Ngauranga Gorge (23 Centennial Highway), Kiwi Bounce is an indoor trampoline park that offers birthday parties, including a party area with food and entry to the trampoline park. For more information, visit Kiwi Bounce.
Laughalots playland, Lower Hutt
Laughalots offer rooms designated for birthday parties as well as entry to the playground. For more information, visit Laughalots.
Try Makara Playgroup for a unique birthday party venue just 10 minutes from Karori Park. Large outdoor play area with many ride-on toys and kid-sized outdoor picnic tables. Indoor premises are well-equipped with full oven and fridge. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Recommended for ages 5+. They offer 90 minute sessions for 10 kids and 4 adults. For more information, visit Mission: Inflatable.
Mountain Biking (WORD)
WORD stands for Wellington Off-Road Riding Department and it provides youth mountain biking adventures. They can cater for different mountain bike experiences in all areas of Wellington. They recommend kids be at least 6 years old. More information: WORD.
You can hire the pavilion for kids parties, and it’s right smack bang next to the huge Avalon Park playground! A great wet-weather back-up. To book visit Avalon Pavilion.
Bring a tablecloth, some party food head to one of Wellington’s playgrounds and you’ve got yourself a party! Ok weather’s an issue, but if it’s summer why not enjoy a playground and let the birds clean up the crumbs! Ideas include Homebush Road in Khandallah, Island Bay playground, Avalon Park, or Churchill Park in Seatoun.
Offer cheerleading birthday parties, ‘CHEERful Parties‘ at their gym in Upper Hutt. The party includes teaching a cheerleading routine and makeover. For more information: Praise Performance.
Recreation Centres are a great option for birthday parties and have all the facilities for preparing food and equipment hire. Check out Wellington City Council’s list or Hutt City Council’s list of venues.
Sam’s Art House
Sam’s Art House is the perfect, cool, colourful, awesome place for your kids creative birthday parties. They hold preschooler parties as well as art parties for children 5+. For more information, visit Sams Art House.
Silver Stream Railway is a working heritage railway. It is open to the public for rides most Sundays with a steam locomotive, plus diesel locomotive or railcar in service. Opening hours are 11am to 4pm and the railway takes children’s’ birthday parties in either of two slots, from 11am to 1:15pm or, 1:45pm to 4pm.. More information here: Silverstreamrail.
The Space Place
The Space Place (formerly Carter Observatory) includes interactive, multimedia exhibitions on the Southern Skies, a planetarium, heritage telescopes, and space-themed gift shop. Every Sunday at 10.15am, and every Wednesday 10.15am during school holidays, there is a special planetarium show for pre-schoolers. Entry for under-fours is free. Adults and older children pay regular price, which includes access to the rest of the Observatory’s interactive exhibitions including simulated rocket launches, digital solar systems, Maori mythologies written in the stars and a cool spaceship module. They also host themed parties! For more information, visit their website: The Space Place. Or email or phone: email@example.com and +64 4 910 3140
SPCA Children’s Parties
Set parties are available for groups of up to 14 children and four adults at their Newtown location. Parties include room hire, birthday gift, party favours, birthday invitations, room decoration, SPCA facilitated activities and basic clean-up. For more information, visit Wellington SPCA.
Although a little drive from Wellington city (just under an hour), Staglands is a great venue for a preschooler’s birthday party. With packages for groups which include entry to the farm and food (for children and for feeding the many animals) you can also celebrate birthdays without purchasing any package. Utilise Staglands lovely barn space equipped with tables and chairs and a bbq or sit out on a lawn by a river amongst peacocks and ducks. For more information, visit Staglands.
Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant
With a number of different spaces for kids and parents and a special kid’s menu, the Southern Cross is a popular venue for birthday parties. See their website for photos: Southern Cross. To make a booking you can email:firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on (04) 384 9085.
Storyplace at Te Papa
Make your preschooler’s birthday extra special! StoryPlace parties include stories, songs, dress-ups, art activities, and face painting – 45 minutes of jam-packed fun followed by a yummy meal at Te Papa Cafe. For more information, visit Storyplace at Te Papa.
Most swimming pools host birthday parties, and it’s a great energy-burning option for kids. Check out our list of swimming pools around Wellington.
Tiny Town at Kilbirnie Recreation Centre
Recommended for pre-school birthday parties, full of ‘little tikes’ cars and playhouses with tables for food. For more information, visit Kilbirnie Recration Centre.
Thompsons Horse Centre
7 Leonards Road, Upper Hutt. Offers lessons, all-weather activities, birthday parties, farm rides and tiny tot rides. Phone 526 4515. More information: Thompsons.
Thorndon Pool (only open in the summer) is host great parties for older kids. For more information, visit Thorndon Pool.
Pony Rides, a petting zoo – rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, dogs, sheep, games – sack races, horse shoe throwing, gumboot throw, water play, pin the tail on the donkey as well as activities in their caravan – puzzles, drawing, blocks/construction play, what’s not to love! They also host parties at your place too. Located on Hillcroft Road in Horokiwi. For more information, visit Trickle Creek.
A wonderful experience for kids of all ages. They catch their own trout! More information: Trout Centre.
129 Jackson Street Petone and 17 Maclean St, Paraparaumu Beach. Offers girls’ and boys’ birthday parties. Open 7 days.
Wellington Zoo offers venue hire, party packs and catering from Mojo cafe, as well as ‘safari’ themed events. For more information, visit Wellington Zoo.
Zealandia (Rata Cafe)
Rata Cafe host birthday parties, or you can picnic on one of the lawns at Zealandia. Zealandia also offer a ‘clue hunt’ option for kids to search for wildlife. For more information, visit Zealandia