Nothing beats a birthday party at home but sometimes it’s nice to move the chaos and the mess to another venue and let someone take care of the preparations for you. We’re sharing with you some of our favourite places around Australia to have a special party for your child and hopefully a little less stress for you!


Collingwood Children’s Farm

The Children’s Farm has long been one of Melbourne’s best venues for a children’s birthday party and now it has some of Melbourne’s best party food to go with it. Have a look at the information pack for all the details about our food and the activities offered by the Farm. Parties at the Farm are usually booked out months in advance so make sure you plan ahead!

Fairy Park

Fairy Park the perfect venue for any sized party. Simply arrive on the day, choose an area in the picnic grounds, put up a few decorations and away you go! The kids can dress up in theme for a bit of extra fun.

The picnic grounds are large and spread out with a variety of areas available on a non-reserved basis. These include several rotundas’ housing electric BBQ’s with picnic tables dotted around nearby. There is also Ye Old Shelter that sits 80 people, has BBQ’s and is a perfect solution for wet and windy days.


Hangdog Climbing Gym

Hangdog is about making hosting your party a breeze. You can either self cater or take advantage of our Pizza Party Deal! Party packages include unlimited climbing, 10 person party table for 3 hours, harness hire safety lesson, no charge for Adult belayers (rope holders), BYO food & drinks, Pizza party deal available.

The kids will be climbing the walls in a good way and you won’t be pulling your hair out!


Platform 1 heritage Farm railway

You child will love a ‘train party’ and you can enjoy a celebration that will be fun and memorable for the children and the adults. Train Parties at Platform 1 include 2 train rides with a treasure hunt that continues throughout the party. Fully hosted and catered so all you need to bring is the cake and lolly bags. Meet the farm animals, play on the hands-on displays, play pass the parcel. The party is held in an air conditioned, private and decorated railway carriage.

Hahndorf Farm Barn

The Hahndorf Farm Barn is a very popular destination to celebrate children’s birthdays. Children of all ages just love having birthday parties at the Hahndorf Farm Barn surrounded by their favourite cute and cuddly animals. The most popular party option is our personally hosted & catered party for kids. Catering and decorations are all included & you get to leave the mess behind – all you need to bring are the kids!


Blaxland Riverside Park

Blaxland Riverside Park is a fantastic venue for a party for any age. It is open everyday of the year from sunrise to sunset. Bring your own picinic or use the free BBQ’s and let the kids entertain themselves at the biggest and best playground in Sydney.

The Train Shed

The Train Shed is a great party option for the little Thomas the Tank Engine fan. You can choose to either have your party hosted and catered byt the Train Shed or book a picnic area and bring your own food and decorations and just buy the train rides.

Calmsley Hill City Farm

Calmsley Hill City Farm is an interactive farm, close to the heart of Sydney, a place where children and adults can enjoy a variety of exciting shows and exhibits. Your child will love having a birthday party at Calmsley Hill City Farm. You can choose to have the complete party package which includes entry to the farm, invitations and more. Or you can choose the self catering option where you can bring a picnic or use the BBQ’s.


Back Seat Beats – Party Rockers!

Set on an actual (stationary) bus that comes to your door step, Back Seat Beats is a unique, non-stop musical adventure, just for kids! Back Seat Beats are available for birthday parties and private functions for a maximum of 15 children ranging from 3—8 yrs. This program includes an introduction to a range of really cool instruments, learning songs and rhythms, lots of games and Kids Karaoke! The Party Rockers program is designed to work around traditional party activities such as opening presents, cake time, free play and pass the parcel.


The Fairies Launceston

The Fairies parties come with a beautiful fairy who has much experience with young children and will create the most perfect parties to remember forever. All the party guests will enjoy their own special Fairy Treat Box full of fairy treats! Personalised invitations will be sent to you four weeks before your child’s party (or sooner if you request), ready for you to add your guests’ names and deliver. Parents just love to supply their own special birthday cakes, and the cakes are not included in the party, however we have a fairy special “Happy Birthday” song and cake-cutting ceremony in our parties. If you’re just not that good at cake decorating you can try one of our edible icing image cakes with The Fairies pictured – a bit of pink icing and a sprinkle of hundreds and thousands and your cake will look fan-fairy-tastic! We love to create our special parties for all children who love The Fairies. If your child or their guests have special needs, please tell us in advance so we can make their party extra special.


Riverside Equestrian Centre

Riverside Equestrian Centre is located at Moggill in a park-like setting on the banks of the Brisbane River. At Riverside, riders can enjoy the experience of riding in a country atmosphere just a half hour drive from the centre of Brisbane. Parties run for 4 to 16 riders, of any riding ability. Party includes introduction to horses, hands on theory activities such as grooming and 30mins of riding to suit the ability of the group. Approx total time 2 hrs. Tables and covered areas available to set up party decorations and cake.

The Hire Engine

Make your next birthday party the most memorable with The Hire Engine.

Available for any birthday event, The Hire Engine seats 9 passengers per truck and the drivers can wear fire fighter gear.

Children’s Party Package includes:

  • Two fully trained staff members
  • Fire truck at your chosen party location
  • Rides for all children (and curious adults) in the fire truck
  • Music and games
  • Spray water from a real fire hose
  • Gift for birthday child

In warmer weather the children can’t resist running through the water so make sure you have a towel! 


Territory Wildlife Park

Make your child’s special day one to remember at the Territory Wildlife Park! Birthday parties can be held in the air-conditioned café or in the shady picnic area, complete with kids playground. Spend the day exploring the Parks’ aquarium, nocturnal house, walk-through aviary & watch the famous birds of prey flight show! There’s plenty for kids of all ages to see and do. As part of the birthday party package you get an exclusive encounter with the choice of a Python, Owl, Quoll, Juvenile Crocodile or Blue Tongue Lizard. Have the best party in town, have a Wild Birthday Party, and the Territory Wildlife Park!


The Pottery Playroom

The Pottery Playroom is an ideal venue for children’s birthday parties. The air conditioned studio is fully equipped for a fun filled pottery painting experience. Add to that the professionally manufactured soft play centre where the children can play safely after they finish their masterpieces. After painting and some play the children go through to the food area, which is for the exclusive use of the birthday child and guests. Decorated with banners, pom-poms and other party pieces the focus is definitely on celebrating your special one’s birthday. A party food package is available for an extra cost for those mums who want a completely stress free party however should you wish to do your own catering we will work with you to achieve your dream party. If our studio option doesn’t quite suit your requirements then we can come to you!!

South Lake Leisure Centre

Take the stress out of your child’s next birthday party. Let the South Lake Leisure Centre take care of your special day! For your childs’ Aquatic Birthday we will organise the food AND clean up the mess. All you have to do is sit back, relax and leave the rest to us! Add the ‘Inflatable Monster’ to your party for extra excitement!

  • Wow, a bit surprised to see a Tassie venue! But it’s up north, I’m way down south, so still no good for me


  • Some really great ideas!


  • I never knew the Collingwood farm did kids parties thanks for sharing that info!!


  • Great ideas and really very creative!


  • Have been to the harndof farm but never for a party, it’d be a great venue.


  • i don’t live in any of these places or even near any of these laces


  • Thanks again for sharing this information; very helpful.


  • Great selection of venues in the cities.


  • There are so many great venues around Australia, kids love something different and it usually works out to be about the same cost as putting a lot of effort into organising things at your own home. What is not to love?


  • Thanks for this comprehensive list, so very useful. Great information and ideas.


  • The Territory Wildlife Park sounds amazing for kids parties.


  • After planning a party at home this year for my daughter, I’ve now discovered that it’s cheaper to go out somewhere, LMAO.


  • Great list of venues. Some great ideas for a party.


  • Been to a couple of those. The Train Shed sounds great.


  • My girls love the Harndof farm barn.


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