Best Birthday Parties Worth Travelling For
Staying local can make life easy—but sometimes, those extra special birthday parties are a bit further afield and well worth travelling for. The following venues aren’t just your regular, run-of-the-mill birthday parties—these are experiences that will create memories that last a lifetime. Explore a new part of town, and get an adventure that you couldn’t have anywhere else.
Check out Sydney’s best birthday party venues worth travelling for.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Featherdale Wildlife Park
Located in the heart of Western Sydney, Featherdale Wildlife Park offer a range of easy and convenient birthday party packages for you to choose from, with flexible options and tailored additions so you can create the ultimate birthday experience for your child. They offer a dedicated party host on the day to greet, supervise, organise food requirements and ensure the day runs smoothly. Parents will love seeing the delight on the children’s faces as they meet and interact with the world’s largest collection of native Australian animals!
4. Pittwater Golf Centre
A mini-golf birthday party offers plenty of fun for everyone—especially when Pittwater Golf's pirate-themed Sydney location becomes the ultimate playground for kids! Pittwater Golf has two 18 hole miniature golf courses, the "Caves" and "Shipwreck" courses, as well as a private function area to keep everyone together as you celebrate the special occasion.
These mini golf parties are for a minimum of 10 kids—meaning maximum fun with friends as the little pirates or princesses wander through cave tunnels or keep watch from the crow's nest!
5. High and Wild Blue Mountains
Looking for a high-impact adventure while feeling comfortable that you're in safe hands? High and Wild has been operating in Katoomba for over 30 years and will whisk you away for a fun-filled day friends and family will never forget. With canyoning, abseiling and camping packages on offer—there's a way to celebrate your child's adventurous spirit with High and Wild in the Blue Mountains!
6. Symbio Wildlife Park
A Symbio Zoo birthday party is the perfect place for kids to go wild! Just an hour from Sydney, you'll find a menagerie of Australian and exotic animals, all set within lush manicured gardens. There is a Symbio Farmyard precinct where you can feed and pat goats and sheep, meet cute guinea pigs and see chickens and ducks. Plus there are resident koalas to cuddle and kangaroos to feed. A party at Symbio includes entry and catering for each child, an exclusive private party area for 90 minutes, complimentary invitations to download, one free adult plus discounted adult entry, an animal food bag for each child and a private animal experience for the group.
7. Oz Funland
Located in the western Sydney suburb of Leumeah, you'll find this magical kingdom of birthday wonder. Oz Funland is a fantastic, fully themed kids birthday party venue that features specialised character hosts with fun kids activities, face painting, putt-putt golf, Oz Balladrome, play maze, 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.
8. Bilpin Country Lodge
Nothing says "happy birthday" quite like a group getaway to a beautiful country lodge, and Bilpin Country Lodge offers the perfect place to gather all of your child's nearest and dearest to enjoy a weekend of fresh air, countryside activities and plenty of outdoor fun. The lodge boasts six available bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, and it accommodates a maximum of 20 guests spanning a mixture of couples rooms and family suites. Young adventurers will love canoeing, kayaking, swimming in the lake or even fishing for yabbies. There's also a huge spa for people that aren't so keen on the lake, as well as an onsite tennis court for those that prefer to get active on dry land! Kids will enjoy hours of fun at the playground, and adore feeding and petting the farm animals.
9. Cockatoo Island Camping
Offering unbeatable views of Sydney Harbour plus access to scenic picnic spots, BBQ and cafés. a camping experience at Cockatoo Island is an ultra-unique way to celebrate a birthday. The campground offers the perfect chance to spend a night under the stars at the heart of the world’s most iconic harbour! There are plenty of camping options, catering for a range of budgets, group sizes and occasions.
10. 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.
More Party Planning
Have you signed up to our newsletter? Join ellaslist to get the best family and kid-friendly events, venues, classes and things to do NEAR YOU!