Birthday party ideas for kids in Somerset

Your little angel is about to celebrate another year around the sun, but how to mark such a momentous occasion with their favourite pals? If you’re looking for birthday party ideas for kids in Somerset, you’ve come to the right place! From forest school shenanigans, to soft play, sleepovers and scientific makes, there’s all sorts to take your kiddo’s fancy for their upcoming birthday bash. Read on for a round-up of the best kids party ideas in Somerset.

Birthday party ideas for kids in Somerset

Outdoor birthday party ideas

Eastfields of Bowers Hill pony painting/riding party, Somerton

Got an animal lover in your brood? Treat them to a pony party! Birthday parties at Eastfields of Bowers Hill start with a pony meet and greet, a bit of grooming and then painting the ponies. Not attempting to conjure a likeness of the animals, actually daubing rainbow colours on the pony’s coat! After a spot of lunch and cake (provided by you), children will then be able to ride the ponies and go home with a rosette.

Kids parties last around two hours, cost £150 for 10 kids and can be booked on Saturdays or Sundays (choose 11am-1pm, or 3-5pm session). Depending on the size of the party, you get a minimum of two ponies. 

ROAM Outdoors Activity Centre, Dillington Estate

ROAM calls itself an outdoor classroom without walls and is based in beautiful woodland on the Dillington Estate, near Ilminster.

As well as summer holiday clubs, Home Ed classes and toddler forest school, they host children’s parties where kids can get close to nature, make fire, build dens, cook pizza outdoors, craft, play and more!

Yeabridge Farm Hideaway, South Somerset

If you’re looking for outdoor birthday party venues in Somerset, check out Yeabridge Farm Hideaway. When there are no glampers onsite, local families can hire a lovely outdoor open green space at Yeabridge Farm Hideaway for the morning, afternoon or day for a child’s party.

As well as a gorgeous enclosed green space, you can have full use of the kitchen area, loads of parking and woodland with play areas to yourself.

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Somerset Adventures, Wellington

Located in gorgeous woodland on the Blackdown Hills near Wellington, Somerset Adventures offers birthday parties for kids filled with thrilling activities such as archery, fire lighting (with marshmallows!), den building, woodland crafts, outdoor pizza-making, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, raft building, coasteering, archery, axe throwing, bushcraft, caving, climbing, abseiling and more!

Choose a single activity session or combine several for an out-of-the-ordinary action-packed 2.5 hour-long birthday party for your child. Catering packages are also available.

Wall Eden Adventure, near Taunton

Got a budding Katniss Everdeen of Fortnite enthusiast in your tribe? Bring your kiddo’s dreams to life with a birthday party at Wall Eden Adventure featuring archery and time on the air rifle range at ex-dairy farm, Wall Eden.

Adventure activities for kids parties are run by an instructor – choose from archery, air rifle shooting, canoeing, kayaking, axe throwing and paddle boarding.

Countryside Explorer birthday party, Ham Hill or Yeovil Country Park

Kids can burn off birthday hyperness with their friends in outdoor birthday parties for children at picturesque Ham Hill or Yeovil Country Park. The Countryside Explorer parties, led by Becky, environmental educator, qualified forest school and bushcraft practitioner, or Paul, Countryside Ranger, environmental educator, and forager, with help from an assistant.

The themed celebrations all culminate in campfire snacks and include a craft to take home* (except the bat party), a snack & drink and downloadable invitations.

. Choose from:

  • Bushcraft (den building, campfire cooking)
  • Wildlife (minibeast hunting and crafting, pond dipping)
  • Woodland Faeries and Dragons party (creating special potions, wands and seeking signs of magical creatures)
  • Horrible Histories birthday party (running round the ramparts dressed as a warrior, stamp your own coin, make a clay pot)
  • Bats and night time party (only available Aug/Sept, discover nocturnal animals, play batty games, seek out 9 species of bats at Ninesprings)
  • Toddler Teddy Bears’ Picnic Party (go on a bear hunt, settle for a story, musical instruments, craft and a picnic).
Ham Hill Country Park South Somerset
Ham Hill Country Park

Mendip Activity Centre, Sandford

For active outdoor kid birthday party venues, you can’t beat Mendip Activity Centre, the largest, independently-owned, outdoor activity provider in the South West. There are over 20 activities to choose from, all led by fully-qualified instructors.

It’s easy to book a private activity and if you want to eat after your party, simply head up to the Alpine Lounge, and order from our menu when you are ready. Got a winter baby? Keep an eye out for their Twilight Tobogganing party packages, which include use of the slope (as snow cannons create atmospheric flurries), followed by hot chocolate and s’mores around a campfire.

Birthday activities for kids parties are as follows:

  • Tobogganing – ages 4+
  • Abseiling – ages 6+
  • Archery – ages 6+
  • Archery Active – ages 6+
  • Air Rifle Shooting – ages 6+
  • Axe Throwing – ages 6+
  • Assault Course – ages 6+
  • Bushcraft and Survival Skills – ages 6+
  • Canoeing – ages 6+
  • Caving – ages 6+
  • Frisbee golf – ages 6+
  • Kayaking – ages 8+
  • Rock Climbing – ages 6+
  • Skiing – ages 8+
  • Snowboarding – ages 8+
  • Stand up Paddle Boarding – ages 8+

Soft play birthday party ideas

Flip Out birthday parties, Wellington

Flip Out Somerset is an indoor adventure park, situated just 1 mile from Junction 26 on the M5 motorway. Flip Out party packages offer 1 hour of bouncing in the arena, a dedicated party host, jump socks, an hour in the party room, a pizza buffet, Flip Out party invites and unlimited squash. 

The Somerset Flip Out birthday party packages prices start at £21.95 per person for the bronze package, or upgrade to silver for a slush and party bag for each party guest (£24.95 p.p) or gold (£27.95 p.p), for all that plus a free 1 hour return bounce pass for all. Birthday parties must have a minimum of five guests inclusive of the birthday boy/girl.

Cubs Soft Play Ilminster

The bright, colourful, pint-sized Cubs Soft Play Cafe is two storeys high, equipped with multiple slides, ramps, swings and nets, plus a smaller baby area. There are two types of party on offer here and choosing which one to go for will depend on how much input you want to have. All-inclusive parties start at £10 per child (*minimum of 15 children) and include two hours of private hire, hot or cold food provided, unlimited squash and balloons to decorate the venue.

Or you can opt for a DIY Party for up to 25 children to go wild for two hours (£120), but you bring along your own decorations (you’ll get an extra 30 minutes to set up) and your own food to serve in the cafe.

Chard Leisure Centre Soft Play

The soft play at Chard’s newest leisure centre is spread over three levels for maximum whizzing, sliding, clambering, swinging, zooming and wildling adventure. There’s also a baby/toddler area, to keep little ones safe from careering older kids. Opt for an exclusive booking (£175) and you’ll have the Chard soft play to yourself and up to 30 kids for 1 hour and a half, otherwise non-exclusive is £50 deposit, plus £5 per person after 10 people.

Space Adventurers Soft Play, Taunton

Space Adventurers Taunton offers several options when it comes to birthday party ideas for your child. The two-hour long bespoke themed party package includes one hour and 20 minutes of play, followed by 40 minutes in the private party room (themed to your specifications), a party host on the day, exclusive party area, use of the soft play/role play areas, food (hot dogs, pizza, dips, crudites, crisps, ice lolly dessert), unlimited squash and party bags. These kids birthday party packages cost £22.95 per child, with a minimum of ten children.

Or, a slightly cheaper option is the Pure Play Party (£14.95 per child), including entry for two hours to the indoor play and full use of the facilities, a reserved table, unlimited squash.

Laser Tag Taunton Space Adventurers

Kids can gear up and enjoy the competitive spirit and adrenaline boost of a laser tag celebration at Space Adventurers. Available 5-7pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, these child’s birthday parties give you 90 minutes exclusive use of the whole centre with two 15-minute laser tag games and a Freedom Gaming pod system team game (both optional). Food is dished up afterwards with unlimited squash and party bags for the kiddos.

Minimum 15 children, maximum 60 (good luck with that!), £19.95 per person.

Ocean Adventurers soft play, Cheddar

Space Adventurers’ (above) sister soft play, Ocean Adventurers, is another great indoor birthday party location for kids. It offers similar children’s birthday party packages to Space Adventurers, plus an exclusive hire option for a minimum of 20 children on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening.

Best indoor places for birthday parties

Hollywood Bowl kids party, Yeovil

Let kids (aged 5-10 years) test out their bowling skills with their buddies at Yeovil’s Hollywood Bowl. After one hour of hurling balls, watching skittles topple and trying to score a mighty strike, there’s food, unlimited squash and time to hit the arcades. 

Hollywood Bowl party packages include bowling, food, drinks, and lots of merriment! Hollywood Bowl party prices start from £13 per child and £17 per adult.

Cineworld parties, Yeovil

Invite a gang of pals to watch the latest family blockbuster at Cineworld Yeovil, in your own private movie screening!

Prices start from £180 for up to 30 guests and private hire valid Monday – Thursday 10am to 6pm, Friday before 3pm, Saturday and Sunday before 11am for up to 30 guests in a group 1 Cinema. Screen hires are available at other times – prices may vary. Additional guests are charged per person at the local cinema ticket price.

Alternatively, for a cheaper Cineworld birthday party, buy up some tickets for a small group of your child’s pals (Tesco Clubcard often have vouchers, where you can swap every 50p in vouchers for £1 of Cineworld tickets), make up your own bags of popcorn and Pick ‘n’ Mix (it saves a fortune) and join other cinema-goers to see the latest family-friendly movie.

Cineworld Yeovil

Fizz Pop Science parties

Fizz Pop’s one-hour science parties aim to enthral kids aged 5-12 years old with a mixture of exciting, interactive and hands-on fun. Choose from three different science party options; youngsters can get stuck into creating their own gooey slime, stretchy putty or tantalising sweets, marvel at foaming eruptions, flaming explosions and spooky glows.

Younger ones can be dazzled by big, smelly, multi-coloured bubbles with the 45-minute Rainbow Bubble Party option.  

Add on ‘dizzy extras’ (equal to another 20-minutes on your party time) such as a homemade hoverboard, rocket launch or candy floss spinning.

The Fizz Pop Science birthday party starts from £165 and are dependent on dates, themes, dizzy extras and distance from the science party entertainer. 

The Kiln Pottery Painting Cafe, Langport

With the weather recently, it’s always goof to have some indoor birthday party locations up your sleeve.

The Kiln Pottery Painting Café, based in the Old Bank building in Langport, has quickly become a favourite for children’s parties and families looking for a creative indoor activity. Book the VIP party room, perfect for groups of 5 to 14 people to enjoy a fun pottery session with friends.

Inspired Taunton

If you’re looking for good places to have a birthday party that brings out your kid’s inner creative, try the family-run, Inspired Taunton. Their children’s parties cost £15 per child, are 2 hours long and include 1.5 hours of crafting, time for food and cake. 

Each party is customised to suit the birthday child’s request – choose two projects from a choice of 70+ (from pin art, to lino printing, junk modelling etc) or go for a theme. Themes include unicorns, superheroes, princesses/pirates, a secret agent party, magical mystery, tractors and more.

Parties are £15 per child and last 2 hours. That’s an hour and a half crafting and half an hour for food/cake provided by you (this gives us a chance to make sure all projects are ready to take home).

Lush Cosmetics Taunton

A dedicated Party Host will look after your group for the duration of the party on the shop floor. Choose from two different party themes: Fun and Games or Treat Yourself.

Every party booking includes a selection of games and activities tailored to you, a product making kit of your choice, and an exclusive party product for each of your guests. The guest of honour gets something extra special too: choose from three party exclusive products.

Each party lasts 1.5 hours and a minimum age of 5 years is recommended for Lush Cosmetics parties.

Get in touch with your local store to start planning your party! Taunton branch’s contact information is here.

Lush Cosmetics
Lush Cosmetics

Best children’s birthday parties: Teepee sleepovers

The thrill of camping (without the weather worries) mixed with magical styling, twinkly lights, midnight feasts and your best chums – indoor festival-style sleepover teepees have got me wishing I was a child again! If you’re after inspiration for your child’s birthday party or special occasion celebration, these companies provide enchanting sleepover teepee parties for kids in Somerset: 

Sleepee Teepee Events, Weston-super-Mare

Teepee sleepover birthday party ideas

Dance parties

The Dance Factory, Yeovil

Choose from ballerina ball, Ultimate street stylez, Cheerleading extravaganza, razzle dazzle jazz or pop power for an exciting dance-themed party at The Dance Factory in Yeovil.

Ideal for children age 4-12 years for a recommended party size of 8-20 children. TDF party packages cost £130 and include:

  • 2 hour booking (on Saturdays between 3-7pm and Sundays between 2-6pm)
  • 1 hour dance session with qualified dance instructor, based on the theme of your choice.
  • 30 minute break for food and drink (supplied by you)
  • 25 minutes free time for children to celebrate with friends and dance to their favourite songs (they will create a playlist of your child’s favourite songs)
  • 5 minute ‘Grand Performance’ to parents at the end of the party.
  • Dance games including ‘Limbo Challenge’ and ‘Dance Freeze’.
  • Certificate and Medal to all children who attend.
  • Prizes.
  • Gift for the birthday girl/boy.

Somerset pool parties

Chard swimming pool party

Water babes should check out the inflatable pool party option or Fun and Floats party at Chard Leisure Centre. To hire the swimming pool for up to 40 kids on a Saturday from 3-4 is £195.

Adults can get a much-needed dose of caffeine at the onsite Costa Coffee café, while little ones race around and food packages for the kids are available as extras.

Chard leisure centre swimming pool

Kingsbury Episcopi Primary School swimming pool

Kingsbury Episcopi Primary School’s heated outdoor swimming pool is maintained at a temperature of 28°C from April to the end of September. The pool is available for private hire during the weekends and holidays.

Party-goers are able to bring their own inflatables.

Check pool availability here.

Kingsbury Episcopi swimming pool party Somerset
Kingsbury Episcopi pool party

Birthday parties for toddlers

Soft play hire for home

As well as bouncy castle hire, Em & Ben rent out soft play and toys that you can set up in a village hall, or at home. Everything from ball pits, ride-on toys, wheely bugs, didi cars, to waffle blocks and slides, Connect 4 and big foam mats, that are perfect for toddler birthday parties.

More birthday party ideas for kids in Somerset

Hire a village hall

Hire your local village hall, get in an entertainer (or DJ) or a bouncy castle and let the kids cut loose! 

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Hire a bouncy castle

If you’re stuck for birthday party ideas for kids, you can’t go wrong with a bouncy castle! Check out these Somerset companies for boinging fun:

Em & Ben, Ilchester

Em and Ben bouncy castle birthday party ideas

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  • Lucie B
    January 28, 2024

    Victoria Rooms in Milverton is a lovely village hall.