Best Birthday Party Venues in Melbourne
Keeping a roomful of kids amused for an hour can be a tough gig—alongside the stress of organising, hosting, and cleaning up a birthday party for a bunch, it's safe to say it can all be a bit much.
If you want to celebrate in style, without the parental headache, why not try these cool birthday party venues in Melbourne to have a catered, hosted party (with entertainment and games included!) for your next kids' birthday party?
The Best Birthday Party Venues in Melbourne
1. Collingwood Children’s Farm
It’s easy to see why, though: hosted parties are an absolute barrel of fun for kids and about zero stress for parents. Pony and tractor rides, strolling the farm, chilling with the animals, milking the cows – it’s an idyllic country experience for inner-city families. You can also add on guinea pig cuddles and face painting, and enjoy catered options from The Farm Cafe.
If you can’t book your preferred day or want to keep costs down, you’re welcome to bring your brood to the farm, take up residence at one of the picnic tables, and party away. Party sorted!
Location: 18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
Fly off the walls at your next birthday party. Bounce has a slew of locations in Melbourne and can tailor their parties to suit your needs.
Guests get a private party room, catering, and their own high-energy party host who has the job of making sure everyone has a magic experience. Sit back and relax while they look after everything!
Location: Multiple across Melbourne, see Bounce Locations for details
3. The Party Room for Kids
If you want to blow everyone away with intricate detail and special effects at your next kiddo birthday party, then The Party Room For Kids will deliver! It’s a pretty amazing experience and truly feels like you've entered another world. Themes include Dinosaur Jungle, Fairy Princess, Cinderella, Superheroes, Pirate, Snow Queen, Construction, Mermaid, Vampire, Disco and more—so whatever your little one is into at the moment, they’re sure to have a theme to fit!
Everything is included in the price: special effects (designed by an actual event production company, they take this very seriously!), entertainers, party program, customer service staff, catering for children and adults and even the centrepiece of every party, the birthday cake! Basically, all you have to do is show up.
As you can imagine, you get what you pay for so it’s not a cheap option—but a great pick if you really want to splurge!
Location: 70 Dow Street, South Melbourne
4. Melbourne Zoo
A birthday party full of adventure and exotic animals is on the cards if you party at Melbourne Zoo. They hold sessions at 10 am and 1.30 pm and host parties for tots as young as two.
Catering includes all your nostalgic favourites, and other inclusions are the use of a food and beverage attendant to supervise, colouring activities, animal biscuit decorating, and entry for two supervising adults—starting at $50 per child.
Location: Elliott Ave, Parkville
5. The Magic Unicorn
For toddlers, the choice of a party at The Magic Unicorn is The Enchanted Party, where a whole host of fun games, dancing, and costumes are available over the 1.5 hours (parties start from age 2).
Party feasting is included, and the menu features all the usual suspects—fairy bread, chips, chicken nuggets, hot chips, party pies, and sausage rolls.
Location: 26 Hampton Rd, Essendon West
6. Inflatable World
There are six Inflatable World indoor inflatable playgrounds around Melbourne, and they're a great option for birthday party venues. Let the kids run wild climbing, bouncing, crawling, and exploring the bright inflatable attractions and they'll come back to the party table hot and sweaty but with an appetite to devour the party food provided. And it’s not just for the kids—parents can join in the bouncy party too!
Locations: Multiple throughout Melbourne, see Inflatable World Locations for details
7. Rarebears Indoor Play Centre
For a soft play centre, where a bunch of toddlers can have a run around in before their fairy bread, head to Rarebears in Eltham. Their birthday parties include entry for up to 8 children, snacks, a choice of hot menu options, and a whole lot more. It's the perfect place to encourage plenty of play before some delicious party grub, cake, and lolly bags!
Rarebears Indoor Play Centre is an awesome birthday party venue in Melbourne.
Location: 10 Bridge St, Eltham
8. Little Party House
An absolutely incredible option if your budget is big and you're willing to splash out, Little Party House is a one-stop shop for whimsical, aesthetically stunning kids' birthday parties with all of the trimmings.
It's an exclusive and magical venue that allows you to customise the space to fit with whatever theme or character your little one is loving at the time. There are so many options to suit all ages, making it a firm favourite for kids' birthday parties in Melbourne!
Location: 574/A North Road, Ormond
9. BRICKS 4 KIDZ®
If you're in the market for something a bit different, why not consider a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® party for a unique and entertaining experience? Their dedicated party hosts ensure plenty of fun and games, including a model build that you can choose from an extensive list.
Explore various LEGO model-building themes, such as Disney, Minions, Angry Birds, Minecraft, General LEGO, Frozen, Ninjago, Superheroes, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and many more! While food is not included, parents are welcome to provide it. It's a winner in our book!
Location: Various throughout Melbourne, visit BRICKS 4 KIDZ® for more information
10. Play Nook
Celebrate your next birthday or special occasion at Play Nook, the perfect venue for a memorable event! This beautiful play space is designed with lots of nooks for your little ones to explore, create, and enjoy.
Indulge in a variety of gourmet party food, adult platters, and Proud Mary coffee, ensuring everyone, even the grown-ups, is well taken care of. Play Nook can cater to both intimate and larger gatherings, providing the option for exclusive use of the play space for your event.
Location: 2 Arthurton Rd, Northcote
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May 27 2019
Cool review. Would add interaxcity, bounce and art factory to the list though
Nov 12 2018
Good review with a great selection of the very popular choices - very good venues in the selection ! Well done!