Birthday Parties: Wellington and Taranaki
Which is cooler – launching a rocket or touching the moon? Bring the family and take a virtual journey through space in Carter's Pelorus Trust Planetarium - a state-of-the-art full-dome digital theatre, then take your own steps through space as you walk through the world-class interactive multimedia space experience. At Carter we are pleased to present Māori and Polynesian astronomical traditions alongside Western astronomy to produce an experience unlike anything anywhere else in the world. A varied timetable of Planetarium Shows includes a dynamic, thrilling show and a guided tour of the night sky. Telescope viewing, historical astronomical artefacts and our spacey shop complete your family experience.
The Wellesley Country Park - Upper Hutt
The Wellesley at Akatarawa is an ideal birthday party venue, with so many ideas and activities, you'll want to keep coming back! We can provide a list of wonderful ideas and themes, such as the popular 'Survivor Akatarawa' to keep the children entertained whilst allowing them to experience the great outdoors. We have extensive recreational facilities which include kayaks, swimming pool, orienteering course, archery, two children's playgrounds, confidence course, burma bridge, indoor sports and more! Budget group and family accommodation is also available on-site - call us today to discuss your next party!
Applause Entertainment can supply bouncy castles which they will deliver, set up and pick up after the party is finished. Their have two sizes of air castles – 3 metres x 4 metres and 4.6 metres x 5.5 metres, They are also the home of BJ Bear and Charlie Chicken, who will keep the children entertained with songs and fun. BJ Bear can structure a show to suit any theme so contact Applause Entertainment for a quote.
The Short Straw Café
With the large outdoor play area, gardens for hiding treasure and a sandpit, this unique café made out of straw bales is an ideal venue for birthday parties. There is a selection of dressing up costumes from size 3 to 6 for the children to wear and the kids party menu has a balance of traditional party food as well as healthy options. You can bring your own cake or they will make one for you from $15. Party menu $10 per child, minimum 6 children.
Have a slumber party at Wellington Zoo! As well as a sleepover you will have behind the scenes morning and evening tours, a birthday cake or supper and breakfast from the café and one person will be lucky enough to meet the red pandas up close. There is a minimum of 17 people required for a sleepover at the zoo.
Staglands Wildlife Reserve
Have your next birthday celebration at Staglands and receive free entry to the park with party food, a birthday loot bag and free food to feed the animals. The birthday child gets a crystal, personalized balloon and the child’s family gets a free family pass to Staglands. Suitable for children aged from four years to ten years, a minimum of eight children is required. A room in the café, decorated with banners, balloons and streamers, is available for the party food (chicken nuggets, chips, mini hotdogs etc). You can also celebrate your child’s birthday without purchasing their party package – ring them for other options.
Zippity Zoo Mobile Zoo - Kapiti Coast
Zippity Zoo will bring all the fun of the farm to you for a birthday party with a difference. If you do not have a fenced off grassy area at home, they can create a party for you at the Zippity Zoo’s home in Kapiti. Children will love touching, holding and feeding the animals which include goats, sheep, guinea pigs, rabbits and chickens. Furry friends birthday party from $200.
Silver Stream Railway
Come and ride on a working heritage railway. Silver Stream Railway has one of New Zealand's most comprehensive and largest collections of preserved and operating steam locomotives, diesel locomotives and railcars. Open every Sunday and most public holidays, you can enjoy travelling behind a vintage locomotive. This is a great day out for the whole family to experience; there are picnic facilities at the station and a shop where refreshments can be purchased. You can also hire a historic wooden carriage to celebrate birthdays (or any special occasion for that matter). By booking a half carriage for 14 people or a full carriage for 28 people you will provide a great talking point for your next unique birthday experience.
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