From sending out invitations to cake-baking and preparing a day of exciting activities and games, planning a kid’s birthday party can be exhausting (read: stressful) work.
To save you the extra grey hairs we have come up with 5 of the best venues to host the perfect, hassle-free party for the kids.
With its intergalactic theme, Planet Kid’s has a little bit of something in store for everybody. Kids can burn their untapped energy with the many climbing walls, slides, ramp walls and dream swings – and you don’t have to worry about preparing nibbles as Planet Kids will take care of all your catering needs with space dogs and moon pizza for the kids while adults can order food off the Flying Saucer Cafe Menu.
Each kid will also receive a surprise party pack to munch on later. To add a little more pizzazz to an already fun day, magicians and face painters can also be organised for an additional fee.
If your kid’s an aspiring sea dog with a taste for adventure, then perhaps a pirate-themed party aboard the Jolly Roger is just the ticket.
The party programme will get even the hardiest of kid pirates involved in an exciting selection of games and activities like a treasure hunt, a pirate show and face painting. All kids will sign a pirate pledge making them fully fledged pirates!
Afterwards, sail the high seas on a 1-hour boat cruise.
Get your kids running around in the great outdoors on a farm with the Amazing Race party.
Collect chicken eggs, feed animals, ride on tractors and get mucky in the mud with the farm party package – catering is included providing kids with hot dogs, juice and party boxes.
If your kid has more of an adventurous spirit, the Amazing Race offers a host of adrenalin-inducing games like Tug-of-War, sling shot, and much more.
After all that activity kids can munch on boerewors rolls, chips and sweets.
What could be a better way to celebrate a birthday than swinging from tree to tree in Tarzan-esque like fashion? At Acrobranching your birthday boy or girl can celebrate their birthday zip-lining and making their way through obstacle courses.
While the thought of your mini-me swinging atop of trees may be anxiety-provoking, don’t worry, the use of top-notch safety equipment and the presence of adept guides is bound to keep your mind at ease.
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Where 1 Hout Bay Road, Hout Bay
Cost R100 – R180 pp(discounted rates for groups of 15 or more)
Contact +27 21 201 1121, acrobranch.co.za
The Two Oceans Aquarium provide the complete package for your ocean-loving kids. Not only meant to entertain, a party at the aquarium is educational too.
The day starts off with a guided tour and is followed by a fun activity of your kid’s choice – think penguin feeding, a puppet show or some arts and crafts.
Before the hung pangs settle in, enjoy an inclusive kid’s meal at the Aquarium’s cafe. A party is not a party without some treats, all kids will be provided with a special party bucket loaded with sweets.
Alternatively, make a night of it by organising a themed sleepover party at the aquarium. These sleepovers includes a host of fun activities, dinner, snacks and a light breakfast.
Where Two Ocean Aquarium, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Cost From R189 pp