Best Birthday Parties Worth Travelling For

  • Preschoolers
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By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist

Local isn’t always best! Check out Sydney’s best birthday party venues worth travelling for. These aren’t just your regular, run-of-the-mill birthday parties- these are experiences to create memories and impress your child’s friends while you’re at it. Explore a new part of town, and get an experience that you couldn’t have anywhere else.

1. Mowbray Farm

Mowbray Park Farm Stay is a unique family farm-life experience based in Picton, a mere 90-minute drive from Sydney. A birthday party here is a great experience for both children and adults, where kids will ride horses, visit the farmyard nursery, feed animals, ride a tractor, milk cows, and enjoy a delicious farm-style BBQ in some seriously gorgeous surrounds. Fresh air and hands-on farm experiences set in a lush green backdrop- this is one birthday party that will be talked about long after it’s over.

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2. Wannabees

Wannabees birthday parties have everything a child could need- based in two great Sydney locations (Hornsby & Frenchs Forest), it’s the only party venue of its kind in Australia! Wannabees Family Play Town is a miniature city covering 1100 square metres. There are 20 fully functioning buildings for children’s imaginations to come alive in, including a police, TV, radio and fire station, hospital, post office, beauty salon and more. Helpful staff take all the burden into their hands, and packages really do give you it all: invitations, food & drink, party hosts, and cake.

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3. Oz Funland

In the western Sydney suburb of Leumeah, you'll find this magical kingdom of birthday wonder. This fantastic, fully themed kids birthday party venue features specialised character hosts with fun kids activities, face painting, putt putt golf, Oz Balladrome, playmaze, jumping castle and much, much more. Choose themes to suit your child's tastes, including Frozen, the Wizard of Oz, Moana, Paw Patrol, Minions, Princesses and so much more. Find out all the packages at Oz Funland here.


4. Calmsley Hill City Farm

Take advantage of Calmsley Hill City Farm’s easy 4 step party booking process to book your child’s next birthday, then relax and enjoy a fun day at the farm! Calmsley Hill offers a unique opportunity to get hands-on and up close and personal with lots of animals and farm experiences. Highlights of the daily schedule included in your party package include a working dog display, sheep-shearing and stock whip demonstrations, cow-milking, nursery animal feeding, and additional extras including tractor rides, and one-on-one time with a snake, pony or rabbit! A day at the farm is a birthday party experience like no other, and a mere 1.5 hour drive from Sydney!

5. Golden Ridge Animal Farm

Have your party down at the farm! Golden Ridge Animal Farm is a mere 45-minute drive from Sydney, offering both self-catered and catered birthday party options, and an incredibly convenient farm-to-you option: host a Golden Ridge Animal Display where the nursery animals come to you! You can opt for a 1-hour party with about 15 animals, or a 2-hour party with about 20-25 animals, the perfect entertainment between party games and food. Golden Ridge is the way to go for an extra-special birthday celebration for little animal-loving boys and girls, with trips to the Dural farm including a huge range of hands-on activities including animal feeding and cow milking.

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