Epic activities, yummy party food, delicious cake, fun friends – what more could you want for your child’s birthday party?
Kids parties in Leeds are where dreams are made. Braiding pony manes? Check. Learning how to skateboard? Yep. Racing around in go karts? Absolutely! Our city is packed with incredible activities for your children and their friends to help them have the best birthday, whatever their age or interests. Whether you’re planning a party for a tiny tot or a tween, these kids party venues make it easy.
Hope Pastures is an equine rescue facility, so if your kiddo loves horses, having a children’s party here might just make their year. You also know that the party fees will go to a good cause. Numbers are limited to six, but you get two hours of pony-based fun. The whole party will get to play pony-themed games and activities, before meeting the animals themselves, where they’ll carefully brush and plait their manes. The birthday boy or girl will get a free adoption too, so they’ll get a letter and a special photo from their pony.
Hope Pastures, Westwood Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5PH. The party costs £90.
If there’s a pool in Leeds to hold your kids’ parties in, it’s Bramley Baths. It’s a community-run, Edwardian bath house, and it’s loads of fun. For under-eights, you can fill the pool with floats for the kids for splash about with – you can have up to 40 children, but for every two you need an adult to supervise. For older sprogs up to the age of 14 and who are confident swimmers (that means no armbands), there’s the inflatable assault course for them to clamber over, slide off and jump on to.
Bramley Baths, Broad Lane, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 3DF. Pool hire is £180 and is available for an hour on Sundays.
LS-TEN Skate Park
Got a little skateboarder on your hands? Then LS-TEN’s skatepark is the perfect place to celebrate their birthday. They could be practicing their flips, learning tricks or just get coaching on their balance – the skate park is yours for two whole hours. Food is provided for an extra cost, think classic buffet-style hot dogs, burgers, chicken nuggets and juice. You can have up to 30 people in the park at once, so nervous parents can come along too – they can even have a go themselves as there’s equipment hire on site!
LS-TEN Skate Park, Kitson Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1NT. Skate park hire costs £240 and food is available for £4.50 per head.
TeamSport Go Karting
Make their birthday one to remember with a speedy racing session. At TeamSport’s go-karting track they’ll be whizzing round corners, speeding down straights and lapping each other to their heart’s content. A group of ten kids aged eight to 12 get exclusive use of the track, where they have 15 minutes to practice and 15 minutes for the competitive race. The top three are then awarded their trophies on the podium! Getting hungry? Head to the party room for kid-friendly eats from the cafe.
TeamSport Go Karting, South Accommodation Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1NQ. Prices start from £37.50 per driver, with food an extra charge.
Gravity Trampoline Park
Make your child feel like a VIP with a birthday party at Gravity. They can have the time of their lives bouncing on trampolines and leaping over obstacles with their mates – is there a better way to celebrate a special day? Parents can have a stress-free experience too, as Gravity takes care of everything. From a fully supervised and entertained party with a dedicated host to special socks for the birthday kid and loads of yummy party food and cake, you don’t need to worry about a thing.
Gravity Active Entertainment, Cardigan Fields Leisure Park, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2DG. Prices start at £15.99 per person.
Looking for a fun and creative idea for your kids party in Leeds? Jackrabbits will have them picking their own ceramic item and painting it in whatever colours and patterns take their fancy. At the end, they can take it home, leaving them with a memento of their day! The birthday boy or girl also gets a unique plate decorated with all their friends’ fingerprints. There’s someone to supervise and help the kids get creative too. All you have to sort out is the party food – they even send you invites to print and send out to guests.
Jackrabbits Pottery, 633a Roundhay Road, Oakwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 4BA. Prices start from £13 per person.
Stockeld Park is a fab way to make your child feel special. It’s a huge adventure playground where your party can run wild. There’s an enchanted forest with talking trees, a spider’s lair to climb through and even a go-kart track to pedal round. Pizza is served, after around two hours of playtime, in your dedicated party room, after which you can head back out to take on the magical maze or bounce around on the inflatables! You have full access to the park, and the whole party can stay until closing time.
Stockeld Park, Wetherby Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 4AN. Parties cost £20 per person.
For football mad boys and girls, kids parties at Goals in Leeds are the perfect way to celebrate. They have a pitch in Kirkstall, where a minimum of 10 kids get to play two hours of football fun, along with a qualified coach and, obviously, loads of yummy party food. Want more? The Premiership Package takes it up a notch with a football-themed cake, a bootbag filled with goodies (like a Goals beach ball, a sticker and colouring book and sweets) and a trophy for the special birthday kid. As the parent, you even get tea and coffee.
Goals Leeds, Redcote Lane, Off Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2AW. Championship parties cost £160 and Premiership parties cost £225.
Clip ’n Climb
Clip ’n Climb is one of the best places in Leeds for kids parties. There are 32 climbing lines, from Dry Ice, a winter-themed wall where you use pegs to climb, to Stairway to Heaven, where you have to jump from post to post. Their experienced staff will keep everyone safe and happy while they climb, so there’s no need to worry about nervous kids. Hungry? Food is prepared fresh on site, and it’s delicious. Think gooey cheese pizzas and fresh veggies to munch on – no one will be leaving hungry.
Clip ‘n Climb, Unit 3, Tristam Centre, Brown Lane West, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 6BF. Weekend dine parties cost £215.
All little boys and girls love animals, so why not throw a party in Leeds at a working farm? At Swithens Farm, the kids get to run wild on the play frame for an hour, scoff a load of hot or cold party food and then they get a bag of carrots to feed the animals with. We’re talking goats, pigs, cows, chickens, donkeys – you get to say hello to meerkats and llamas too! They even provide party bags. Everything is sorted for you, so the only thing you have to worry about is the cake.
Swithens Farm, Swithens Lane, Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 0BT. Parties cost £10.95 per child and are available from 4:15pm to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Has your little one got a head for heights? Go Ape in Temple Newsam will have them traversing wobbly tree-to-tree crossings and flying down to the forest floor on zip lines – an incredible experience that they’ll remember for years. There aren’t any age restrictions here (though they advise four and above), but kids do need to be at least one metre in height, and have adult supervision at all times. Want more? Head the short walk over to Home Farm and say hello to the farmyard animals.
Go Ape, Temple Newsam, Temple Newsam Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 0AE. Prices start from £20 per person.
Little Burrowers is the perfect place for kids parties for under-fours. They have two rooms – the play village, where kids can pretend to be firefighters, hairdressers or vets, and the baby sensory room, ideal for the really tiny tots. You’ll get two hours of exclusive use of the room, a party snack box for each child, unlimited juice, banners and balloons. You can have up to 10 children partying, and adults can hang out in the view-side cafe or, for an additional cost, they’ll cater for you too.
Little Burrowers, Unit 3, ABS Business Park, Viaduct Street, Pudsey, Stanningley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6AU. Parties cost £145 per room.
Jackaboos is a kids soft play centre in Sunny Bank Mills. There’s one central play frame, with three levels just begging to be explored. Kids can get up to all sorts of mischief, from jumping on trampolines and diving into ball pits to careening down slides. Make it a celebration by booking the whole thing out for your exclusive use. You can invite up to 30 children and have at it for 90 minutes – you can either pay a fixed price for the whole venue and cater the party yourself or pay per child for a party host and food.
Jackaboos, 10a Sunnybank Mills, 83-85 Town St, Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 5UJ. Whole venue hire costs £160 or a catered party costs £9.95 per child.
Skate your way to a successful birthday party and a happy birthday boy or girl with a kids party at Planet Ice. It’s Leeds’ ice rink and their kids parties are Beano themed! You get an hour on the ice (skate hire is provided), before heading to the Beano party room for some delicious grub. Little one not a skater? The birthday kid gets a free skate lesson so they’ll feel confident on the ice. They also provide skating aids! You and three other parents get to sip on a hot drink as you watch the action.
Planet Ice, Elland Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 0EY. Parties cost £18 per child.
If you want to wear out the children with an epic birthday party in Leeds, then it has to be LaserZone. Zapping aliens and protecting your planet in a labyrinth world filled with smoke, blinking lights and weird noises – what better way to celebrate your birthday! You get two games, party bags and unlimited squash as standard, but if you really want to make a celebration of it, the Galactic party delivers a hot pizza buffet and choc ices, glow-in-the-dark battle paint and flare-light birthday candles.
LaserZone, Cardigan Fields Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2DG. Party prices start at £12.Cover image credit: McFade