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Trampolining, Pony Rides & Soft Play – The Best Places For Children’s Parties in Leeds

· Ali Turner · Family

Treat your little ones to a party they’ll never forget.

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Kids grow up so fast, so make the most of every birthday with our guide to the best children’s parties in Leeds. You’d be amazed at all the things you can do in Leeds – from farm visits to messy play and skatepark takeovers, there’s something for everyone. So whether you’ve got a birthday or a bar mitzvah coming up, do something a little bit special.

Hope Pastures

Got little boys and girls that love horses? Hope Pastures is the place to go. They’re a charity who work to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses – but they also offer children’s parties, so you can take the kids for a fun day out in Leeds. They’ll get to meet the ponies, groom them and have a go at a medley of horse-themed activities, before tucking into some tasty party food. It’s £65 for groups of 6 or £115 for groups of 12.

Hope Pastures, Weetwood Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5PH.

Our Place

Our Place, Boomchikkaboom

Home to the Boomchikkaboom family raves, Our Place is a no-brainer when it comes to children’s parties. They do six different themes. You can go for sleepover activities with The Pamper Den, which comes with nail painting and glitter makeovers while a movie plays. Messier activities include The UV Slime Fest, where they can make their own slime. Got little tots? Kids below five years can enjoy dancing, singing and chasing bubbles at The Mini Raver. Each one is £165 for up to 12 children and each session lasts 90 minutes.

Our Place, Unit 3 Buslongthorpe Green Industrial Estate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 2HG.

Everyman Cinema

Everyman Cinema, Leeds

How would you like to take the kids for a private screening of their favourite movie? That’s exactly what you can do at Everyman Cinema. Screens one to four are all available to hire, but the best one for kids’ parties is Screen Five and a Half. This James Bond-themed room offers sofa seating, armchairs, swing seats and bean bags for up to 32 guests. You can take your pick from a previosuly released film, and even add food to fill those bellies. Party packages start from £400 to hire the screen for three hours.

Everyman Cinema, Trinity Leeds, Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AY.

Bramley Baths

Bramley Baths

Got little water babies at home? Bramley Baths is the perfect place to book your kids’ parties in Leeds. You can hire out the entire pool for an hour and they even provide a giant shark inflatable, so the kids can play while they swim. Afterwards, you’ll be welcomed into their party room, a private space that you can make your own – you can bring your own buffet to feed the kids, and of course, you’ll need a cake. It’s £175 for an hour in the pool and use of the party room.

Bramley Baths, Broad Lane, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 3DF.

Swithens Farm

Believe it or not, you can throw your next kids’ party in Leeds at a real working farm. Swithens Farm is sure to be a hit with your little boys and girls – because it combines an hour in their play barn with a tour of the farm, where you’ll meet cows, pigs, donkeys and even a Shetland pony. Afterwards, when everyone has washed their hands, they’ll serve up a homemade feast. Party packages start from £8.95 per person and are available from 4:15pm to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Swithens Farm, Swithens Lane, Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 0BT.

LS-TEN

LS-Ten

At LS-TEN, you can hire the entire skatepark, specially for the birthday boy or girl. From helmets to skateboards, they have everything you need, all free of charge, so no one has to miss out on the fun. You can head up to Wake Me Up Coffee for a brew while their expert team looks after the kids. Afterwards, head to The Lounge Café to gorge on an almighty birthday spread. Parties start from £140 for 10 kids and there’s a set fee of £7 for every extra person.

LS-TEN, Unit 1 Kitson Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1NT.

Abbey House Museum

Abbey House Museum

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It’s one of the most popular kids attractions in Leeds, so it’ll come as no surprise that you can hold children’s parties at Abbey House Museum. You’ll explore the museum, wandering through their old Victorian street with a member of the team and learning as you go. But that’s not all. The kids can get crafty with a series of activities set up to keep them entertained. Party packages are available for groups of up to 10 kids and cost £50 – if you’d like to add food and drink into the mix, they can add this to your package for an additional fee.

Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3EH.

Jungle Kids

Jungle Kids

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Got active kids at home? Why not take them to Jungle Kids to run, bounce and jump off all that excess energy? It’s a soft play centre filled with ball pools, slides, crawl tubes, dizzy discs and ball canons that will keep all the little boys and girls in your group entertained. Their kids’ parties will give you 90 minutes of play, as well as a buffet of sandwiches, pizzas, nuggets and sausages rolls, with unlimited juice and party bags to take home. It’s £8.95 a head for their standard package or £15 for the first 15 guests and £9.95 for every person after if you book the whole venue.

Jungle Kids, 12 Whingate, Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 3BL.

The Rainbow Factory

The Rainbow Factory

For something completely different, try the Rainbow Factory. It’s an immersive story-telling experience and they have an in-house theatre company to bring your kids’ parties to life. You can choose from a whole range of packages, designed to suit little ones of every age – they do everything from messy play to craft activities and party games. Even better, you’ll get your own entertainer to transport you to their magical fairytale lands. Their party packages cost £99-£225 for a group of 10 – you can add extra kids for £8 per person.

The Rainbow Factory, Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5LY.

TeamSport

Go Karting Leeds

Got the next Lewis Hamilton at home? You know what to do – book your party at TeamSport. It’s one of the best indoor go-karting tracks in the UK and you can book a session for the kids to whizz around in their specially-designed Cadet Karts. Kids’ parties at their Leeds track include full supervision and safety briefings to put your mind at ease, and you’ll be able to watch the action from their viewing area. At the end of the day, they’ll present medals on the podium, Formula 1 style. Their party packages start at £320 for a group of 10, but you can also add food into the mix for an additional cost.

TeamSport, South Accommodation Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1NQ.

Oxygen Freejumping

Kids Parties at a Trampoline Park

Oxygen Freejumping is a great shout for kids’ parties. They have over 100 interconnected trampolines for the little ones to go wild on at their Leeds centre. But that’s not all – they also have an obstacle course, a giant airbag and a foam pit. Book a party here and the kids will get an hour to bounce around to their heart’s content before you sit down to enjoy healthy snacks and drinks. Party packages are available for groups of 10-20 kids and prices start at £14 per child.

Oxygen Freejumping, Cardigan Fields Leisure Park, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2DG.

Jackrabbits Pottery

Jackrabbits pottery

If it’s a creative kids’ party you’re after, you can’t go wrong with Jackrabbits Pottery. The Leeds cafe and pottery studio offers painting parties for the little ones. All the equipment you need is provided and at the end of the event, your pottery will be glazed and fired, ready for pick-up, so you’ll have a lasting reminder of your celebrations. They offer unlimited juice and you’ll get a personalised party plate to take home. Their party packages are £12 per child for a small piece of pottery or £14 per child for a larger piece.

Jackrabbits, 633a Roundhay Road, Oakwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 4BA.

Emsley’s Play Barn

Emsley’s Farm has its very own play barn and they throw a fantastic party. This is an excellent alternative to soft play with different sections dedicated to different kinds of play – the kids can build sandcastles, ride around in their mini cars or jump on the bouncy castle. One thing’s for sure, they’ll always be entertained. And when the kids have burned off all their energy, you can refuel with party food included in the price. Party packages are available for groups of all sizes and prices range from £7.50 to £11.95 per child.

Emsley’s Play Barn, Emsley’s Farm, Warm Lane, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7DW.

Live for Today

Archery Leeds

Feeling adventurous? Check out Live for Today. They offer rather unusual kids’ parties at Hazlewood Castle, just on the outskirts of Leeds. It’s a Survival Party, so you’ll head out into the wilderness to build your own shelter, make a fire and have a go at firing catapults, as you try to unlock the island’s treasure. Don’t worry, it’s run by a qualified instructor, so the kids are in good hands. Prices start at £200 for 8 kids, but you can add extra kids for £15 per person. Kids have to be at least 8 years old to join in.

Live for Today, Hazlewood Castle, Paradise Lane, Hazlewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS24 9NJ.

Stockeld Park

Want to turn your party into an entire day out? Head to Stockeld Park. The Leeds adventure park reinvents itself every season with a whole new range of attractions for you to check out – and their party packages give you access to it all. The kids can explore the Enchanted Forest, play on the adventure playground, go on the pedal go karts and get lost in the maze. Plus, they’ll get a sandwich box or pizza and a drink. Their party packages start at £16 per child, but look out for upgrades that will get you into seasonal attractions like the winter ice rink.

Stockeld Park, Harrogate Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 4AN.

Goals

If you’ve got footie-loving kids, head to Goals in Kirkstall – they have 17 football pitches and you can book one out for your children’s party in Leeds. You’ll get two hours on the pitch, with party food in the clubhouse for your whole group. Want more? You can upgrade to the Premiership Party to include a party host, as well as a birthday trophy, medals for all the kids, a boot bag filled with goodies and a mini football. Their Championship Party is £135 for a group of 10, but you can upgrade to the Premiership Party for £215.

Goals, Redcote Lane, Off Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2AW.

The Big Depot

The Big Depot

If you have a budding climber on your hands, a party at The Big Depot is a must. The little ones can learn how to scale huge climbing walls in a safe environment in small groups of six. Each group has their own instructor, so you can sit back and relax in the cafe while the kids climb under their watchful eye. Party packages start from £12 per person for one hour and they can throw in party food in the cafe for £18 per person.

The Big Depot, 100A Geldard Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 6BY.

West Leeds Activity Centre

Round up your little adventurers and treat them to a one-of-a-kind party at West Leeds Activity Centre. They’ll help you put together the perfect party, with all the activities the kids will love – you can do anything from go-karting to climbing and archery. All their activities are led by a qualified instructor, so you can book with confidence. After your activities, you’ll retire to the party area and kitchen, where you can serve up your own food or enjoy a party feast for a small price. Prices vary depending on the activities you choose, but they start from £137 for a 2-hour activity and a 1-hour party with a group of 8 kids.

West Leeds Activity Centre, Lenhurst Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2RE.

Tropical World

Meerkats Tropical World

What better place to hold a kids’ party in Leeds than Tropical World? Your group of little monkeys will meet their meerkat mascot Mango before heading out into the desert and the rain forest. They’ve got all manner of animals here, with snakes, piranhas, crocodiles and meerkats, not to mention the entire cast of Finding Nemo. Afterwards, you’ll all gather in their party room for a kid-friendly feast and a boogie. Party packages are available for groups of 8-12 kids and start from £200.

Tropical World, Princes Avenue, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2ER.

Battlefield Leeds

Battlefield Leeds

If your kids are obsessed with shoot ‘em up games, this is the one to go for. Battlefield Leeds is a laser tag adventure game that will see the kids donning camouflage gear, armour and the latest laser tech as they set off on a mission against their mates. Can they hold the base against an assault from their friends? Will they be able to protect their VIP against a team of snipers? It’s time to find out with an unforgettable children’s party. Packages are available for up to 20 gamers and a 2-hour session costs £19 per person.

Battlefield Leeds, Castle Gate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8HE.