Birthday Party Venues For A One-Year-Old

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Forget the ‘how to’ guides: there’s no rulebook when it comes to first birthdays! While some choose to go all out with a themed bash to remember, others prefer to keep it relaxed and simple. Whatever your preference, there are plenty of amazing birthday party venues in Sydney that are sure to delight your one-year-old, not to mention party guests of all ages.

Golden Ridge Animal Farm

Invite Old Macdonald and all his furry friends to join in the fun by throwing an outdoor shindig at Golden Ridge Animal Farm! Located an easy drive away in Dural, Golden Ridge Animal Farm offers kids’ birthday party packages with farm activities such as cuddling baby animals, milking a cow and feeding goats. Afterwards, enjoy lunch outside with plenty of catering options available from the farm’s kiosk. For an additional cost, Golden Ridge Animal Farm will also throw in fun extras such as pony rides, a jumping castle, a private sheltered eating area, and farm-themed games (think musical hay bales and gumboot throwing!).

Location: 686 Old Northern Road, Dural
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Greenwich Baths

What could be more glorious than celebrating a 1st birthday by the sea? But if the thought of braving one of Sydney’s busy surf beaches with your one-year-old (and all their friends!) seems daunting, a great option is Greenwich Baths. The clam waters and soft sand provide the perfect backdrop for little ones to play and celebrate. Once you pay the entry fee (children under 3 are free), enjoy a paddle with your toddler in the calm, protected water, build some sandcastles, or enjoy fish and chips from the cafe at one of the picnic tables. If you’re planning on making a big splash (pun intended!), private bookings at Greenwich Baths are available and include use of the BBQ facilities, trestle tables and chairs.

Location: Albert Street, Greenwich
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Northern Beaches Kindygym

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Want to throw a fuss-free party that will thrill all your little guests, no matter what their developmental stage? Try a Kindygym party! Located at the Pittwater Sports Centre, Northern Beaches Kindygym offers active kids’ birthday parties aimed at different ages, including littlies who are new to the joys of ball pits, trampolines and soft play equipment. Birthday party packages include party food and you can book the entire play area for exclusive use to ensure a more protected environment for younger guests.

Location: 1525 Pittwater Road, North Narrabeen
For more information, visit the website.

The Little Gym

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The Little Gym in Bella Vista is exactly as the name suggests: a chance for your toddler to have a ball through instructor-led games, music and fun activities in a kiddie gym. The Little Gym’s birthday party packages include exclusive use of the facility, fun with parachutes, balls and hoops, birthday table decorations and drinks – all you need to provide is the food and cake! Best of all, 2 qualified instructors are on hand to play with your little one and their friends, so you can be sure they’ll have a fantastic time.

Location: 146/28 Lexington Dr, Bella Vista
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Gather On The Green

If relaxed and casual is your family’s celebration style, then all you really need for a perfectly delightful one-year-old birthday party is a shady patch of green. Even better? A café that offers table service to the park next door, and lends you a picnic blanket to boot.  Gather on the Green, a cosy cafe in Camperdown, is a great place for a small birthday get-together, whether you sit at one of the outdoor tables (there’s plenty of room for prams) or stretch out at Camperdown Park. Adult guests will also enjoy the delicious food on offer with seasonal produce, fresh muffins and hearty breakfasts available.

Location: 15 Fowler Street, Camperdown
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Blaxland Riverside Park

Continuing the picnic theme, if you’re after a venue that makes the most of Sydney’s brilliant weather and keeps guests of all ages entertained, then you really can’t go past Blaxland Riverside Park. This venue has something for everyone: plenty of play equipment for all ages (and in summer, a water park that your one-year-old will love!), idyllic views overlooking Parramatta river, free BBQs and plenty of space to roam. Just be sure to get there early to bag one of the free sheltered eating areas. Another great option is booking a table at the Armory Wharf Café next to the park, which offers plenty of outdoor seating and a fabulous kids menu.

Location: Jamieson Street, Sydney Olympic Park
For more information, visit the website.

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