The pressure is on parents these days to deliver. As kids come in for school plays in stunning, hand-made costumes, bake sales consist of Nigella Lawson quality cupcakes and children’s peers are dressed in ever fashionable gear, many parents feel their children’s birthday party needs to consist of more than a clown and a good take-home bag. There are some excellent places that can be rented for birthday parties that will leave your child with increased cred in the playground.
Definitely for older children, the London Dungeon has been terrorizing all age groups for years. They can take a journey through London’s dark and sordid past and ride on Vengeance, London’s first 5-D laser ride while witnessing live actors reliving gruesome events of days gone by. This is not for the weak stomached, so let parents know where you’ll take their children beforehand!
A fabulous blend of karaoke, ice skating and bowling, Queens Ice and Bowl on Queensway has it all, including places to eat so the entire party can be taken care of under one roof. A party table can be booked and they even organize the invites, party bags and ice cream if you want them to handle the event from start to finish.
The location of Rainforest Café, just a stone’s throw from the hubbub of Piccadilly Circus, will thrill the kids before they even step into the Amazonian themed café. The sites and sounds of the rainforest are recreated in this central London location where children can experience the rainforest around them as they play and eat.
Located in East London’s Bethnal Green, this beautiful building houses the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection of childhood objects that date as far back as the 1600s. More of an academic location for a birthday party, this is one place that will both educate and fascinate children.
With three locations across London, budding potters will love to celebrate a birthday with their friends at one of London’s original pottery cafes. They provide all-inclusive party packages, ideal for children aged 7 and above, and everything from tea pots to cups and saucers can be sponged, painted, decorated and then taken home to keep. This is an excellent choice for both boys and girls.