From go-karting to climbing, the kids can party in style in Leeds…
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 gory museum adventures, there’s something for everyone. So whether you’ve got a birthday or a bar mitzvah coming up, do something a little bit special.
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 15.
Hope Pastures, Weetwood Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5PH.
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 take your pick from the films they’re currently screening, and even add pizzas or burgers to your package. Party packages start at £15 per child with 3-hours room hire, a movie, a pizza buffet, a carton of juice and a small popcorn.
Everyman Cinema, Trinity Leeds, Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AY.
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 shark inflatables, 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 £165 for an hour in the pool and use of the party room.
Bramley Baths, Broad Lane, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 3DF.
Believe it or not, you can throw your next kids’ party 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 4pm to 6pm every day except Monday.
Swithens Farm, Swithens Lane, Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 0BT.
Got skate-obsessed kids? The Works is an indoor skate park where the kids can have a go at BMXing, skateboarding and inline skating. It’s filled with half-pipes, quarter-pipes, snake runs, funboxes and more, which means there’s loads to do here. You can book the entire venue for kids’ parties in the early afternoon or evening, which means you’ll have the whole run of the place. Party packages are available for groups of 8 or more kids and prices start at £140 an hour. You can get expert tuition for an extra £20 or food for an extra £3-5 per person.
The Works, The Works, Kitson Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1NT.
Abbey House Museum
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.
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
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 £149-£225 for a group of 12 – you can add extra kids for £8 per person.
The Rainbow Factory, Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5LY.
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.
Thackray Medical Museum
Kids love gore, so Thackray Medical Museum is an instant winner. They can make slime and gory wounds or play Victorian party games and explore their 1842 slum street. They also offer a Pamper Package, which includes nail painting, temporary tattoos and the chance to make a natural face pack. And if you’ve got little ones, they can have a teddy bears picnic with a teddy hospital where they’ll x-ray their poorly cubs. Afterwards, you can explore the museum at your leisure. Party packages are available for groups of 10-20 kids and cost £15 per child, including a buffet.
Thackray Medical Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7LN.
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 pizzas, hotdogs 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.
The Leeds Wall
Why not have your next children’s party at The Leeds Wall? It’s a great way to encourage the kids to get active as they scale the wall. The event will start with a full safety briefing, before the kids don their helmets and harnesses for a 90-minute session on the wall itself. As well as climbing, they’ll play plenty of games and tuck into a feast of pizza, sandwiches and crisps. Every child in the group will be given a climbing certificate to take home. Their party packages are available for groups of six or more and start from £18.50 per person. Kids have to be at least 6 years old to join in.
The Leeds Wall, 100a Gelderd Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 6BY.
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 £6.50 to £9.50 per child.
Emsley’s Play Barn, Emsley’s Farm, Warm Lane, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7DW.
Live for Today
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 archery, before toasting marshmallows. 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.
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 £13.50 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.
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. You’ll get two hours on the pitch, with a football-themed cake and party food 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 £130 for a group of 10, but you can upgrade to the Premiership Party for £205.
Goals, Redcote Lane, Off Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2AW.
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.
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.
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 £17.50 per person.
Battlefield Leeds, Castle Gate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8HE.