Six of the Best Themed Party Venues in Melbourne

By Katie Oliveira da Silveira, ellaslist

One of the toughest parts of planning a child’s birthday celebration can be finding a venue with a great theme, relevant to your child’s interests and age. There are many entertainment outlets in Melbourne that facilitate children’s parties, but if it’s a specific theme you are after, one of these six outstanding venues could be just the ticket.

1. Collingwood Children’s Farm

Is your child crazy about animals? Then look no further. Collingwood Children’s Farm is famous in Melbourne for being the venue for animal and farm-themed children’s parties.

The farm itself offers an unforgettable location for kids with plenty of outdoor activities and opportunities to get up close to the adorable fury, fluffy and feathery friends on the farm – there is even cow milking!

Hosted parties include tractor rides, animal feeding, and some fabulous, wholesome food served up direct from the Farm Café.

You’ll need to be organised for this one, kids’ parties can book out up to a year in advance.
Where: 18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
Cost: Hosted parties $166 for the first 8 kids, $8 per additional child
More info: see the website

Collingwood childrens farm

Source: Collingwood Children’s Farm Facebook Page

2. Little Devil’s Circus

For trapezes, tight wires, hula hoops, trampolines and all other things circus, Little Devil’s Circus is as good as it gets. Party Packages are held in custom circus studios and include loads of physical activities geared towards kids between the ages of five to 13 years of age.

Birthday parties are completely private at Little Devil’s Circus; you get the whole place to yourself. Kids are treated to 90 minutes of big-time circus fun, including an hour of circus stunts and play, with 30 minutes is allocated to snacks, drinks and birthday cake.
Where: 42/148 Chesterville Rd, Moorabbin
Cost:$22 per child
More info: see the website

Little Devil's Circus

Source: Little Devil’s Circus Facebook Page

3. Fairy Wings and Wishes

Fairy Wings and Wishes is an entertainment venue that just oozes magic and fantasy. For little fairy-crazed kids with big imaginations, this is your ultimate party venue.

There are three decorated party rooms available at Fairy Wings and Wishes, ‘Mermaid’, ‘Princess’ or ‘Wizard’. The party kicks off in these themed rooms with games, face painting and loads of activities.

Kids then make their way to ‘The Room in the Clouds’ where they are treated to a feast fit for a king. The party winds up in ‘The Magical Castle’ room where every child is farewelled with a cupcake.
Where: Shop 6, 334 Keilor Rd, Niddrie
Cost: $26 per person.
More info: see the website

Fairy Wings and Wishes Melbourne

Source: Fairy Wings and Wishes Melbourne

4. Gourmet Kids

Got a budding chef in your midst? Well, Gourmet Kids is a unique cooking party venue that is becoming very popular among the little foodies of Melbourne.

A basic party package at Gourmet Kids includes cooking invitations, food and drinks, party host, party games AND your choice of what you would like to cook on the day.

The cooking component of the party is organised according to age. Children aged two to five years have the option of cooking such delicious goodies as chocolate brownies, lollipops, happy faces and other fun creations for tots. Ages six to nine years can bake cupcakes, shortbread and other slightly more technical food. Ages ten to 13 can move on to making their own sushi!
Where: 1449 Malvern Rd, Glen Iris
Cost: Basic packages start at $350 for up to 12 children
More info: see the website

Gourmet Kids '

Source: Gourmet Kids Facebook Page

5. The Party Room for Kids

The Party Room for Kids is the place for a birthday celebration that wows! These are no ordinary themed party rooms, at The Party Room for Kids you even get – wait for it – special effects!

All parties are 90 minutes long at The Party Room for Kids, and themes include Cinderella, Dinisaur Jungle, Snow Queen, Disco, Mermaid, Superheros, Fairy Princess, Pirates, Minecraft, Vampire and Construction. That’s quite a list!

Parties include a magic show or disco, and loads of party games and activities like karaoke and dance games.
Where: 70 Dow St, South Melbourne
Cost: $999 for ‘The Party Experience’ which includes room, entertainment, hosts, drinks and invitations. Catered food, birthday cake and food for adults is an additional cost, starting at $7.50 per head.
More info: see the website

The Party Room for Kids Melbourne

Source: The Party Room for Kids Facebook Page

6. Melbourne Aquarium SEA LIFE

For an aquatic-themed party, you really can’t beat Melbourne’s spectacular SEA LIFE aquarium.

A minimum of 12 kids are required for each party at SEA LIFE and one adult for every six kids is required to attend as a minder.

Parties are 90 minutes long and include two hosts with a private, aquatic party room, party food, invitations, specially selected aquatic-themed activities, and a guided tour of ‘Mermaid Garden’ and ‘Croc Lair’. The party package also includes a full day’s admission to the aquarium, so kids can hang around long after the party has wound up.
Where: King St & Flinders St, Melbourne
Cost: $35 per child
More info: see the website

Melbourne Aquarium SEA LIFE

Source: Melbourne Aquarium SEA LIFE Facebook Page

Bonus

ARTea Birthday Party Venue

ARTea is an amazing community space to host the birthday party of your child's dreams.

Whatever the budget, they can sort it out for you!! From very simple to Mad Hatters high tea party, with your ideas, Artea can make it into a reality! They hand make all our decorations and love a challenge so any theme is possible. Create a masterpiece (arts and crafts), invite your favourite superhero or a fairy, pet your favourite farm animal, reptile or pony ride, bop to your favourite song at the disco, laugh at a clown or be marvelled by a Magician, just a few ideas. Packages start from $290. 

They can organise everything at their studio (dedicated area for parents to socialise) or they can visit you (home, park, scouts hall, centre, christening, wedding, events). See ARTea's party section for full details.

For more information, call 0415 039 791 or visit the website.

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