It really is a battle to organise a child’s birthday party where the birthday boy or girl and the guests have a great time – and you are left with some money to spend on birthday presents at the end of all the preparations! Children’s tastes in parties change as they get older, you might have a particular theme in mind, or a strict party budget to keep to… whatever your requirements, we’ve scoured the local party-providers to come up with this handy guide to local options and what they can offer  your special party prince or princess!

These details were correct at the time of creation in March 2015, it is always advisable to check directly with the party or service provider about up-to-date prices and the details of what it included.

Birthday Packages

These are designed to take the stress out of organising a birthday party, by doing lots of the preparation for you. They do vary a lot in relation to cost, and what elements are included for the price quoted – which could be per child, or an all-in cost. Take a look at what’s on offer below, and think about what kind of party would give your child a party to remember. We’ve added a link to Trip Advisor feedback, where available, to give you a feel for people’s experiences (of the venue overall, or of their parties in particular.)

 

Who, Where, More info What’s on Offer? Price? Trip Advisor feedback for attraction
Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham, BN27 3PR Orange Day Parties (see website for day bandings) Entry into the park and a hot or cold party meal.Additional Extras: Ice Magic Skating rink £5 pp,  Laser Adventure Game £1.88pp, Mini Quads £1.00pp, Go Karts £2.96pp, Bungee Trampolines £2.25 pp, Rock climbing wall £1.50pp, Construction Site Mini Diggers £1.00pp £15.99 per child 3-16 years old, £8.50 per child up to 2 years (min. 8 chn) One adult free with every child, both parents go in free.Optional Extras: Party bags £2 per childDiscounts available for booking online. Trip Advisor feedback
Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham, BN27 3PR Green Day Parties (see website for day bandings) Entry into the park and a hot or cold party meal.Included: party meal, entrance into Froggies inddor soft play, children’s farm, Tommy Tractor playbarn, Jumping Pillows, Small Adventure playground, Runaway Train Simulator, Chair o Plane ride £10.99 per child 3 – 16 years old£8.00 per child up to 2 years(min.8 chn) One adult free with every child, both parents go in free.

Optional Extras: Party bags £2 per child

Discounts available for booking online.

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Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham, BN27 3PR Yellow Day Parties (see website for banding, & after-school time)Includes hot or cold party meal, entrance into Froggie’s indoor soft-play, Children’s farm and Tommy Tractor playbarnParty times:

Morning Session 10am – 1.00pm

Afternoon Session 2pm – 5.00pm

Afterschool Session 4pm – 6pm

£8.99 per child 3-16 years old, £7.50 per child up to 2 years (min.of 8 chn) One adult free with every child, both parents go in free.Optional Extras: Party bags £2 per childDiscounts available for booking online. Trip Advisor feedback
Drusillas Park, Berwick, BN26 5QS The Penguin Party All day in the park, birthday tea in Explorers Cafe, opportunity for the birthday child to feed the penguins, unlimited ice-cream with toppings, an animal throne for the birthday boy or girl, plus fun activity sheets £7.50 per child plus the daily admission charge, min of 6 chn, chn must be 4 years or over Trip Advisor feedback
Drusillas Park, Berwick, BN26 5QS The Jungle Fun party The exclusive use of Amazon Adventure indoor play area after the park closes. Available for up to 30 chn. Bring your own food, or it can be provided at a cost of £5.25 per child. Minimum charge of £240, adults are free. Trip Advisor feedback
Clambers, White Rock Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1LD Toddler Party Bookable during school-hours, weekdays, term time only.  Use of party tables during the party, 2 hour party slot in the soft-play area, unlimited squash, hot meal or cold buffet, dessert, a visit from Chubby Bear, Duffy Dragon or Buttons Bear, balloons and popcorn for chn to take home. Minimum number of 6 chn.  £8.95 per child. Optional party bags – £1.75 per child. Trip Advisor feedback
Clambers, White Rock Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1LD Premier Party Includes invitations, a 2 hour party slot, reserved party tables, unlimited squash, hot meal or cold buffet, dessert, a visit from Chubby Bear, Duffy Dragon or Buttons Bear, a balloon and popcorn for chn to take home. £10.95 per child weekdays and £11.95 weekends. Min. Of 8 chn. Tri p Advisor feedback
Clambers, White Rock Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1LD Self-catering Party Includes invitations, admission for 2 hours, reserved party tables, unlimited squash, a visit from Chubby Bear, Duffy Dragon or Buttons Bear £8.50 per child weekdays or £9.50 weekend. Option for Trip Advisor feedback
Clambers, White Rock Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1LD Pirate or Princess Themed Deluxe Parties Includes themed invitations, 2 hour party slot with 90 mins play time, dedicated Princess or Pirate host, reserved party tables, unlimited squash, 2 free tea or coffee vouchers,  hot meal or cold buffet, with ice-cream and jelly to follow, decorated party table with accessories, Princess throne/Pirate barrel seating for birthday child, tiara and wand/eye-patch and hook for the party child, a visit from Chubby Bear, Duffy Dragon or Buttons Bear, treats from the Treasure Chest, a gift, a gift for every child, special Pirate/Princess helium balloon for birthday child, balloon for every other guest, pass the parcel game with special gift for birthday child. Min. of 10 chn, £15.50 per child. Party bag option £1.75 per child Trip Advisor feedback
Clambers, White Rock Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1LD Frozen themed party Frozen themed party room table, party host dressed as either Elsa or Anna. Frozen themed invitations, 2 hour party slot with 90 mins play time, reserved party tables, unlimited squash, 2 free tea or coffee vouchers, hot meal or cold buffet, decorated party table with Frozen accessories, a visit from Olaf, treats from the Treasure chest, a gift for every child, special helium balloon for birthday child, balloon for all chn, pass the parcel game with special gift for the birthday child. Min.of 10 chn, £15.50 per child. Party bag option £1.75 per child Trip Advisor feedback
Battlezone, White Rock Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1LD Bambino Battlezone Party 6 – 8 year olds Party involves missions and objectives for the ‘soldiers’ to complete. Includes invitations, coveralls, unlimited squash, 2 hour session, hot food served in army mess tins, rank and mission badges. 10 chn maximum (and also the minimum allowed) as only have 10 Bambino guns. £18 per child. Siblings and adults can also play at additional cost. Trip Advisor feedback
Battlezone, White Rock Gardens, Hastings, TN34 1LD Bambino Battlezone Party 9 – 16 year olds Offers a chance to get off the computer and enjoy the thrill of the competition and camaraderie. Includes invitations, coveralls, unlimited squash, 2 hour session in outdoor site, rank and mission badges. £18 per child/adult – minimum of 12 players. Trip Advisor feeback
Summerfields Leisure Centre, Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN34 1ET Trampolining Party – Learn the basic moves with a qualified coach, and some great trampoline games to enjoy.Traditional Party – Party games led by a party organiser, including ‘Captain’s Calling, parachute games, stuck in the mud and pass the parcel.Soft play party – Soft play assault course – ideal for under-5’s. Adult supervision required.

Bouncy castle party – Exclusive party use of an inflatable, maximum of 15 children, under 12’s only.

Dry Sports Party – Choose from netball, basketball, cricket, uni-hoc, skating or a football party.

Swimming party – Shared use of the pool, exclusive use of floats. One adult per two children (under 8 years) required to swim too.

Private pool hire – Exclusive use of the whole swimming pool for you. Enjoy music and floats. Available 16.30 – 17.30 Saturdays only. Water Walkerz available at an additional cost (over 7 years only and under 15 stone.)

Private Pool party – £10.00 per childPrivate pool party with Water Walkerz – £12.50 per childAll other parties – £8.50 per child (1 hour of activity, 45 mins food, min.10 chn, max. 25 chn per party)
Hailsham Leisure Centre, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham BN27 4HB Ten pin bowling party – One hour of bowling, party food (45 minutes), invitations, party host (ages 5 upwards)Soft play party – One hour of play, party food (45 mins), invitations, party host (ages 0 – 10 yrs)Bowling & soft play party – 45 mins of bowling, 30 mins soft play, party food (45 mins), invitations, party host (ages 5 – 10 yrs)

Splashdance party – (ages 8 and upwards, Friday nights 6pm – 8pm) 1 hour – 15 mins pool disco & floats, party food – 45 mins, invitations, party host

Pool party – (ages 8 and upwards, max.30 chn) 1 hour in the pool, invitations, party host, Under 8’s must be accompanied by one adult per child.

Party food is traditional tea or pizza buffet.

Min.10 chn per party. Peak (weekends, weekdays after 6pm, bank holidays & school holidays), off peak (weekdays, 3.30 – 6.00pm)Bowling/Soft Play parties – £9.50 (peak) and £8.50 (off peak)Bowling & soft play – £12.00 (peak) and £11.00 (off peak

Splashdance – £8.50

Pool  party £120.00 (with flume)

party food available from £3.25 pp

Party bags£1.20 each (optional)

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Bexhill Leisure Centre, Down Road, Bexhill on Sea, TN39 4HS Jumbos birthday parties – Sole use of the soft play area, max. number of chn is 25 and max. height limit is 4ft 7”, various times are available with the option to choose a weekday or a weekend party.Sports hall parties – you can hire the sports hall to hold your own football or basketball party and we can offer you the use of a room all set up with tables and chairs to have party refreshments afterwards. For prices and more information phone 01424 731171
Bexhill Leisure Pool, Ravenside Retail Park, Bexhill on Sea, TN40 2JS Splashdance party – 1.5 hours in the pool with party music, floats, waves and use of the 130ft flume. Shared use of the pool with other customers, available Fridays at 4.00pm (family splashdance) or 6.00pm (junior splashdance 8 – 15 yrs)Open Session Party 1.5 hours in the pool with music, waves and use of the 130ft flume. Shared use of the pool with other customers, available Mondays at 4.00pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10.00am/12.00pm/2.00pm & all week in the school holidays.Private pool party – Have the pool all to yourselves. 1 hour in the pool with floats, music, waves and use of the 130ft flume. Available Saturday 4.00 – 5.00pm or 5.00 – 6.00 pm, 6.00 – 7.00pm Saturdays (2 hour party) 4.00 – 6.00pm

Catering options available.

Splashdance party – £3.50 per child.Open session party – £3.00 per child1 hour party: £100 (max.29 swimmers) £140 (30 – 69 swimmers)

2 hour party: £160 (max.29 swimmers) £200 (30 – 69 swimmers)

Helenswood Sports Centre, The Ridge, Hastings, TN37 7PS Team Sports Party – Choose from a football party or a selection of classic party games. Your party leader will organise the games & competitions and referee.Bouncy Castle Party – Exclusive use of the inflatable. Max. of 15 chn, ages 2 – 7 yrs.Catering facilities are not available at Helenswood. Customers can bring their own food and will need to provide all cups, plates & cutlery. Team sports or bouncy castle party – £5.50 per child.Team sports plus bouncy castle – £6.00 per child.Min. 12, maximum 30 chn per party
Knockhatch Ski and Snowboard Centre, Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham Bypass, Hailsham, BN27 3PR Ringo Party – Use of the nursery slope with an instructor for an hour. Children will get wet! Min. 8 and max.12 participants.Skiing Party – For 8 years and over. A fun, trial ski lesson with instructor for 1 hour. Min of 8, max of 12.Snowboarding Party – For 11 years and over. A fun trial snowboarding lesson with instructor for 1 hour. Min.of 8, max. of 12. All parties £16 per person, including 1 hour on the slope, a hot party meal and a party bag. A party without a hot party meal or a party bag will be £12.50 per person.
The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN Ages 6 – 11: Morning parties: 10.30am – 1.30pm, Afternoon parties 2pm – 5pm (Summer), 1.30pm – 4.30pm (Winter)Includes access to the indoor interactive hands-on exhibits, access to the giant science equipment in the outdoor Discovery Park and Water Planet areas (weather permitting), a visit to one of the telescope domes with a member of staff for a short talk, a fun science based activity led by a member of science centre staff, a personalised souvenir vacuum-formed sign for the birthday child, geodesic dome booked exclusively to your party, traditional birthday fare food.Ages 10 – 14 Twilight party from 4pm – 7pm, access to the indoor interactive hands-on exhibits, access to the giant science equipment in the outdoor Discovery Park and Water Planet areas (weather and light permitting), a personalised souvenir vacuum-formed sign for the birthday child, hot food served in the cafe (closed to the public)

Meal consists of homemade beef lasagne, homemade garlic bread, mixed leafy green salad, homemade chocolate brownie, vanilla ice cream, hot drink of choice

Ages 6 – 11: £10.75 per child (Min.8 chn/30 chn maximum) With every 4 chn you can bring an adult free of charge to help. Adults above the free ratio can stay for a reduced admission of just £5pp. Siblings (age 4+) will also be charged £5 admission and must be supervised by an adult.Ages 10 – 14:£255 for up to 12 children and 3 adults Trip Advisor feedback
Crowhurst Park, Telham Lane, Battle, TN33 0SL Archery (age 5+) Learn the skill and techniques of shooting a performance bow.Fencing (age 9+) British Fencing activity instructors will guide you through the basic techniques and skills of fencing.Snorkelling and Sea Scooters Lean to snorkel with a British Sub Aqua instructor. Also, learn how to use the submersible sea scooters.

Water Walkerz (age 5+) Take the opportunity to walk on water inside a floating inflatable ball.

Body Zorbs (age 9+) A gaint hamster ball for kids! You are encased in a giant zorb ball, with only your legs free. It makes bumping, jumping and bouncing more fun than ever.

Swimming Spend an hour in the pool enjoying splash time with our large variety of floats. Chn under 8 require adult supervision. 1 adult to every 2 children.

Buffet lunches start from £5 per person.If you do your own catering a party, a room can be hired from only £20.Archery/Fencing/Snorkelling and Sea Scooters all £12 per person for an hour.

Swimming £6 per person per hour.

Body Zorbs and Water Walkerz £6 per person for 10 minutes (2 at a time)

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Woodland Adventures, Crockstead Farm Hotel, Eastbourne Road, Halland, BN8 6PT Army Party (6 – 12 year olds) 1 and a half hour party. The ‘troops’ are supplied with combat clothing and face paint. Short safety briefing. Military Museum tour, target range. Use of an indoor party room is included during the party time and is available for an additional option (extra £3.50 per head) Military vehicle ride, squash and tea and coffeeLaser Combat Party (8 years to 16 year olds) Available as a 2 hour or 3 hour party. All players supplied with combat clothing and face-painting. Short safety-briefing and weapon-use instructions. Outdoor laser combat missions – split into teams and use the outdoor themed combat zones. Instructors will run through a series of missions that encourage teamwork and strategy. Games run all year and in wet weather. Hot party food is available for an extra £3.50 per child. Army Party from £10 per child for 1 and a half hour party for 6 to 8 year olds, from £15.50 per child for 2 hour party for 8 to 12 year olds.Laser Combat Party from £17.50 per child for a 2 hour party.Optional Extras – Military vehicle ride £3 per child

–          Hot food £3.50 per child

–          Military Museum tour £5 per child

–          Target range shooting £3 per child

1066 Gymnastics, Unit 3A Brett Drive, Bexhill on Sea, TN40 2JP 1066 Gymnastics Full use of the gym for one hour, plus an optional bouncy castle. Half an hour use of the upstairs viewing gallery for food and gifts. They don’t provide party food or invitations. Up to 25 guests allowed.Available Saturday 2.30 – 4.00pm & 4.30 – 6.00pm, Sundays 12.30pm – 2.00pm, 2.30pm – 4.00pm and 4.30pm – 6.00pm Party prices:£175 for non-membersOptional Extras: Bouncy Castle £25

Air Track £40.00

Additional guests £2 each

Summerfields Gymnastics Club, Haywood Way, Hastings, TN35 4PL Summerfields Gymnastics Club Exclusive use of the gym to swing on the bars, jump on the equipment and balance on the beams.  Optional bouncy castle. Use of a room for refreshments – you can prepare yourself or arrange for the gym to prepare some healthy party food. Up to 20 children allowed.  Available on Saturdays and Sundays – phone to check availability and prices. Enquire about costs.
Brighton and Hove Albion FC, Village Way, Brighton, BN1 9BL Young Seagulls Birthday Parties Celebrate in style at the plush Amex stadium (Brighton’s home ground) Tea-time feast in a private party room, a behind-the-scenes room tour, full Albion kit, goodie bag – with an Albion cake – and a special appearance from Gully the mascot. Parties of 15 children can be catered from Monday to Saturday. Maximum party size 25. Prices start at £300, option to include party at additional cost.
Slap ‘n Dash Parties, The Barn, Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hastings Road, Hawkhurst, TN18 4RT Children’s Pottery  Painting Parties – All parties include a piece of pottery, a memory plate for the guest of honour – personalized on the day, unlimited squash, certificate and lollipop for every child. Bring your own party food, or optional hot party food. For chn 16 years and under. £11 per child choice of plate, bowl or mug£13 per child, choice of figurine, ani-mug or dinner plate£16 per child choice of money box, box or door plaque

Hot party food £4.25 per head

Min. numbers – 6 chn during opening hours and 12 chn out of opening hours

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Slap ‘n Dash Parties, The Barn, Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hastings Road, Hawkhurst, TN18 4RT Jewellery Party  – Create pieces of jewellery with friends. Includes all materials, squash provided, certificate and lollipop, easy step by step instructionsFor chn age 10 years and over. £12 per childMinimum of 6 chnOptional Extras:

Food at £4.25 per head

Memory Plate £8.65

Book Monday to Friday term time only and receive 10% of your bill

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Slap ‘n Dash Parties, The Barn, Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hastings Road, Hawkhurst, TN18 4RT Foam Clay Item to decorate, personal party organizer, squash, certificate, lollipop From £12 per headMin. of 6 chnOptional Extras: Hot party food at £4.25 per head

Memory Plates £8.65

Book an after-school party for 8+ chn and get 10% off your bill

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Slap ‘n Dash Parties, The Barn, Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hastings Road, Hawkhurst, TN18 4RT Canvas Painting Party Includes canvas, paints, use of brushes and tutor, squash, certificate and lollipop included.Min. age of 10 years old. £15 per childMin. of 6 chn.Optional Extras:

Hot party food at £4.25 per head

Memory plate £10

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Slap ‘n Dash Parties, The Barn, Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hastings Road, Hawkhurst, TN18 4RT Play with Clay  Clay and tools required, tutor, a Memory Plate for the guest honour personalized on the day, unlimited squash, certificate and lollipop for all £14 per child – clay project£17 per child – cherry pieMin. during opening hours – 6 chn, out of hours 10 chn

16 chn max.

Optional Extras:

Hot party food £4.25 per child

Book Mon – Fri during term time only and receive 10% off your bill

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Slap ‘n Dash Parties, The Barn, Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hastings Road, Hawkhurst, TN18 4RT Decopatch Includes an item each to decorate, paper, varnish/glue, certificate and lollipop for every child, unlimited juice. £9.50 a child – decorate a letter£11 a child – decorate a large figure or boxOptional Extras:

Hot party food £4.25 per child

Min. 6 chn during opening hours

Book Mon – Fri during term-time, 10+ chn and receive 10% off your bill

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Craft Magic, Conduit Hill, Rye, TN31 7LE Party Option 1Decopatch your initial and 2 small shapes. Includes party bag and refreshments.Party Option 2

Decopatch a large shape of your choice. Includes party bag and refreshments.

Party Option 3

Decopatch your own name – includes party bag and refreshments

Party Option 4

Make a mosaic of your choice. Includes party bag and refreshments

All parties are for a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 10 chn aged 5 and above, and last for 1 and a half hours.

Option 1 – £12.50 per childOption 2 – £13.95 per childOption 3 – £14.95 per child

Option 4  –

£14.95 per child

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Full Throttle Boat Charters, Rye Harbour, Rye, TN31 7TU Children’s Birthday Party – book the 10 seater RIB for a 1 hour trip out to sea, the trip will take in Camber Sands then out to the 2 mile buoy that you see on the horizon from Rye Harbour. Suitable for children from age 7 upwards. Some adults needed to accompany the children. Kids/adult lifejackets provided and a qualified skipper.Optional party food at the Bosun’s Bite cafe. Hour’s boat hire is £185. This can be used for 9 people for the full hour or be divided into smaller trips for more chn.Optional party food is £4 per person. Trip Advisor feedback
Pizza Express,  Unit Su44 Priory Meadow, Queen’s Road, Hastings TN34 1QP The Kid’s Pizza Making Party A personal party host helps the children to toss their own pizza dough, before creating their own pizza with the ingredients provided. Also included – party invitations, unlimited squash, piccolo side salad and dough balls, their very own crafted Classic pizza, gelato, party games, balloon and certificate to take home.  The party lasts 90 – 120 minutes depending on the number and ages of the children attending. £11.95 per personCan be taken at off-peak times. Trip Advisor feedback
Sharnfold Farm, Hailsham Road, Stone Cross, Pevensey, BN24 Birthday Parties You can hire the Sharnfold undercover party area for £26.50 either slot (10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm) when purchasing Sharnfold children’s party food – see options below.There is a £38.00 per am/pm slot when you bring along your own party food and crockery.  You can decorate the area to reflect your party theme.Optional birthday tractor and trailer ride – £20 – you can have your own private tractor and trailer ride for your group. Min.of 6 children required.See costs listed opposite for venue hire.Optional food choices:

Kid’s lunch box £3.75 per child

Kids party box £4.50 per child

Kid’s Party Platters £5.95 per child

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White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX Pop Star Party The party leader will warm you up ready for your performance, teach you a pop song and dance routines. Children will be given colourful wigs and microphones. Then the performance on the Sussex Hall stage, complete with lights and your awaiting audience of friends and family.Cheerleading Party Have a go at cheerleading with he qualified coach – you’ll learn the moves, chants and sportsmanship it takes to be a cheerleader. You will learn to make cheer bows which can be work when you perform at the end to your audience of family and friends.Princess Party You can choose which princess to become for the day. You will play games, sing their favourite princess songs and learn how to walk and wave like a princess should. They will also make jewellery and a tiara. The princesses can perform to parents at the end in the Princess Parade. Can also be tailored to a prince party.

Pirate Party Discover your pirate name, then join Pirate Pete and Pirate Jenny as your child and their friends become real pirates. They will search for lost treasure, play pirate games and learn how to fight like a pirate with a sword they made themselves. Their instructor will have stage combat experience.

Birthday party food included.

All parties are £13 per child, min.of 10 chn Trip Advisor Feedback
Blue Reef Aquarium, Rock – a-Nore-Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW Blue Reef birthday partyIncludes a special guided tour of the aquarium with one of the aquarists, a themed birthday party tea in the Blue Reef cafe, themed party bags for each child, plus an extra special gift, a year’s free membership to the Blue Reef Aquarium as an extra gift for the birthday child, 2 accompanying adults admitted for freeChoose from a theme – Pirates party (take a pirate trail through the aquarium to find a special party treasure.

Mermaid’s party – an ideal party for an underwater princess.

Parties available 7 days a week, at two time-slots 11am – 1pm or 1pm – 3pm.

£13.75 per child, min. of 10 chnAdditional adults charged the reduced price of £6.50 each Trip Advisor feedback
The Electric Palace, 39a High Street, Hastings, TN34 3ER Hire the Electric Palace to screen the DVD or VHS film of your choice. It can be hired on Monday or Tuesday evenings or any daytimes, including Saturdays and Sundays. It seats 50 people.  The Bar will be open and staffed for beer, wine, tea, coffee and soft drinks. You are welcome to bring your own food and soft drinks – tables can be provided. £110 booking fee for weekends (for 3 hours) or £95.00 weekdays Trip Advisor feedback
Woodpecker Soft Play Centre, Bewl Water Country Park, Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH Hold a fun-filled party in the soft-play area, which offers all-weather adventurous climbing fun for children up to 12 years. A place for accompanying grown-ups to watch in comfort with cafe facilities. Midweek birthday party (Mon to Fri) £12.50 per child which includes a choice of food menus. Minimum cost £120. Weekend birthday party (Sat & Sun) £12.50 per child, which includes a choice of menus. Minimum cost of £150 Exclusive hire of the playcentre is available from £300.
Mallydams, RSPCA Centre, Peter James Lane, Hastings TN35 4AH Offering outdoor children’s birthday parties. Non-catered, self-run two hour sessions at Goodman’s Glade, or in the case of bad weather, in a spacious classroom (subject to availability).Outdoor activities, trails and games are included, including an animal trail, mask-making and pin the tail on the fox. Decorations are also provided. From £10 per child, with a minimum charge of £150, and a maximum number of 20 children. The basic package includes an entertainment box full of activities to set up yourself, a picnic box full of all the equipment needed, excluding food and battery operated iPod/iPhone/mp3 speakers for only £10 per child. The bonus package includes all of the above, but also party bags for each child and a set of invitations for £15 per child.

 Entertainment/Activity Providers

These vary enormously in terms of what activities and entertainment they provide. Their job is to provide the resources and skills to entertain the kids, whilst you usually provide the venue and the refreshments. Also, I have listed some providers of activity resources, where you actually supervise the event.

 

Contact details What they offer Prices
Colossal Events,Leigh Lawrence 07583 844787 Danger Zone NERF dart tag experience a mobile battlefield complete with big bunkers and camps, each player is issued with protective glasses, target vest, unlimited ammo and a NERF gun. First aider on site at all times.Played indoors, so you need to have a suitable venue.  They need 30 minutes to set up and 30 minutes to pack away at the end.Chn must be age 6 + to play, approx. 2 hour running time. From £100, delivery charge if over a 10-mile radius of Bexhill.
Party Time Wishes, 01424 433966 Character PartiesCharacters offered – Spiderman, Lego Man, Power Ranger, Pirate, Elsa, Anna, Cinderella, Snow White, Tinkerbell, Rapunzel, BelleClassic Parties (1 or 2 characters) – 1 hour long, character host/s, music and dancing, sing along, games and prizes, parachute fun, birthday wish and gift, photo call, story timeDeluxe Parties (1 or 2 characters) – 2 hours long, character host/s, mini disco (sound system provided for the whole party), music and dancing, games and prizes, parachute fun, presentation of your cake, birthday wish and gift, photo call, story time, learn princess etiquette or superhero powers, mini makeover (lip gloss & nail varnish)Party Appearances – 30 minute visit for an unlimited number of guests – presentation of your cake, story time, birthday wish, photo call Classic parties – 1 character £85/2 hosts £165Deluxe Parties – 1 character £165/2 hosts £300Party appearances 1 character host £60/2 hosts £115
Fantasy Face Painting, 07897311573 An experienced face-painter who can come to your child’s birthday party and paint the children’s faces as they wish. She is able to bring pictures to match a theme, if desired.  She has previously worked for  Mothercare, Odeon and Hastings Borough Council, and been involved with Pirate Day, Seafood and Fish Festival. £25 for first hour, and £20 per hour after that
Blast Science,07771 581950 Offer a whole party package of an interactive hour-long science extravaganza, you can choose from the following themes:The Totally Gross Party Featuring slime, snot and bodily excretions.The Wizard Experimentum Party Featuring magnetic spells, edible potions and the Magic of Science.The Star Force Party Featuring rocket science and battling light sabre madness.The Super Science Extravaganza ‘Best of’ party A mix of the best experiments from the three other parties £200 for 10 – 15 chn£250 for 16 – 25 chnOptional Extras  (extra making-sessions after the main event)Lemonade potions £25Edible fake blood – £25Troll Snot £25

Party bags: contents will be linked to the theme of the party. Totally Gross, Fantastic Forces, Wizard Experimentum or Lucky Dip

£5 per bag

Zoo Much Fun,01424 532157 A new company who offer ride-on animals for the birthday party guests to move along, so they can be raced and played with. They also offer packages that include the ride-on animals and a Frozen bouncy castle. Special introductory prices offered, check their page for up-to-date info.

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