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, 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 birthday party ideas for kids in Somerset.
Birthday party ideas for kids in Somerset
Outdoor birthday party ideas
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.
Birthday 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, 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 birthday parties where kids can get close to nature, make fire, build dens, cook pizza outdoors, craft, play and more!
Yeabridge Farm Hideaway, South Somerset
When there are no glampers onsite, local families can hire a lovely outdoor open space at Yeabridge Farm Hideaway for the morning, afternoon or day for a child’s party.
It’s a great, enclosed open space, where you can have full use of the kitchen area, loads of parking and an exclusive site.
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 featuring archery and time on the air rifle range at ex-dairy farm, Wall Eden.
Adventure activities are run by an instructor – choose from archery, air rifle shooting, canoeing, kayaking, axe throwing and paddle boarding.
Wonderful Woodland birthday party, Ham Hill or Yeovil Country Park
Excited kids can burn off birthday hyperness with their friends in an outdoor party at picturesque Ham Hill or Yeovil Country Park. Park rangers/environmental educators host themed celebrations which all culminate in snacks around the campfire, – 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)
Mendip Activity Centre, Sandford
If you’re looking for action-type things to do for your kids birthday, Mendip offer exactly that!
Their kids party packages include a private activity and 45-minutes in the party room with hot party food. Or, just book a private activity and eat in the Alpine Lounge, their rooftop diner. Their birthday activities for kid’s 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 and indoor fun
Flip Out Somerset, Wellington
Flip Out Somerset is an indoor adventure park, situated just 1 mile from Junction 26 on the M5 motorway. They host a variety of party packages which all essentially offer 1 hour of bouncing in the arena, a dedicated party host, jump socks, an hour in the party room, a pizza buffet and unlimited squash.
Prices for the bronze package start at £21.95 per person, 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 Cafe, Ilminster
This bright, colourful, pint-sized 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.
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 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.
Water babes should check out the inflatable pool party option. To hire the swimming pool for up to 40 kids on a Saturday from 3-4 is £175.
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.
Space Adventurers Soft Play, Taunton
Space Adventurers offer several options when it comes to birthday party ideas for kids in Somerset. 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 birthday parties cost £19.95 per child, with a minimum of ten children.
Or, a slightly cheaper option is the Pure Play Party (£12.95 per child), including entry for two hours to the indoor play and full use of the facilities, a reserved table, unlimited squash.
Ocean Adventurers, Cheddar
Space Adventurers’ (above) sister soft play Ocean Adventurers offers similar birthday party packages to the above, plus an exclusive hire option for a minimum of 20 children on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening.
Laser Tag, Space Adventurers, Taunton
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 birthday parties give you 90 mins 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.
Let kids (aged 5-10 years) test out their bowling skills with their buddies. 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.
Party packages are available during term time and summer school holidays only, party invites are available to collect from Hollywood Bowl Yeovil for free, or they’ll post them to you for £3.99.
All children leave with a free game voucher.
Invite a gang of pals to watch the latest family blockbuster at the cinema, 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.
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. Youngsters can get stuck into creating their own gooey slime, stretchy putty or tantalising sweets, marvel at foaming eruptions, flaming explosions and spooky glows.
Littler ones can be dazzled by big, smelly, multi-coloured bubbles with the 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.
Science Parties range from just £165 and are dependent on dates, themes, dizzy extras and distance from the presenter.
Teepee sleepover birthday party ideas
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:
Dusk and Dawn Sleepover party, Trowbridge
Sleepee Teepee Events, Weston-super-Mare
My Teepee Tribe, Bridgwater
More birthday party ideas for kids in Somerset
Hire a hall
Hire your local village hall, get in an entertainer (or DJ) or a bouncy castle and let the kids cut loose!
Blake Hall, South Petherton
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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:
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