The days of booking a magician or a clown to come along to entertain at a child’s party are long behind us, with kids wanting more and more imaginative ideas to make their day extra special. If you’ve a party to organise, you’ll soon realise just how much choice there is out there for kids’ entertainment. My mission, that I’ve chosen to accept, is to remove that headache by choosing my top five novel party ideas.
For the little’uns
The most obvious and the most fun party entertainment for the littlest members of your family is a soft play party. You have two options here. Either book a party at your local soft play centre or hire some equipment for your party venue. Kids love clambering across the ramps, diving into ball ponds and climbing through tunnels and best of all, they can explore in a safe environment.
There’s nothing better if you’ve got kids who are into their sports than an active party. These parties are great as they encourage kids to get involved and stay active. Host a party with a five a side football centre where you’ll not only have use of their facilities but can also use their party planning expertise to take the stress out of the organisation and running of the day. If team sports don’t appeal, why not hire a martial arts expert to run a session for some entertainment.
Step into the bright lights
If your child is dazzled by the bright lights of the stage, then there are some great entertainment outfits around to set their party alight. There are a number of dance troops available for hire who will not only perform a show but will also run sessions to teach the children some of their moves. There are also some fantastic pop tribute acts who specialise in entertaining at children’s parties. You might not be able to afford Justin Bieber or one Direction, but a professional act giving a performance of their songs will go down just as well. You may just want to invest in some earplugs to block out the screaming!
A night in the museum…
Museums are not only great places to head off to for a day trip as many now offer up children’s party packages too. Museum parties are fantastic fun, with parties hosted in great locations and filled with many interesting elements to give your child’s party something extra special. Take part in fun experiments and watch an IMAX film at London’s Science Museum or take part in a Dinosnore Sleepover in the Natural History Museum for an extra special evening.
For an all-out party extravaganza, hire a party bus. Catering for up to 24 children, the party bus will park up outside your home and host an unforgettable party. Aimed at children from between 3 to 11 years of age, the party bus covers all your bases by entertaining and feeding the children. Aboard these double deckers, you’ll find playgrounds, complete with ball-pits, rope bridges and climbing frames, a range of softplay as well as televisions and consoles. The kids will even be able to enjoy a disco complete with lights as the perfect end to a magical day.
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