Ultimate Newcastle Kids Birthday Party Guide

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Trying to plan your child’s birthday party and need some inspiration? Newy with Kids is here to help with a comprehensive birthday party guide for Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, and the Hunter.

Whether you’re looking for a birthday venue, party place, local park, party entertainment or a cake, we’ve got you sorted with 100+ options to choose from! [Check with individual venues and businesses for their COVID-19 protocols].

We hope you’ll love using our updated Birthday Party Guide to find the perfect way to celebrate your child’s special day. Tell them you found it in the Newy with Kids Birthday Party Guide.

Jump to: Indoor Play Centres | Bowling, Laser Tag & Mini Golf | Sport Parties | Animal & Outdoor Parties | Arts & Craft Parties | Glamour Parties | Music, Dance & Movie Parties | Swim Parties | Local Parks Venues | Community Venue Hire | Restaurant Venues | Party Entertainers | Party Hire | Party Planners, Supplies & Decor | Cakes & Catering

Indoor Play Centres & Bounce Parks

Get the kids moving, jumping and playing at these indoor play centres

Chameleon Play Cafe
61 Vincent Street, Cessnock
(02) 4025 3747

Celebrate your next kids birthday party at Chameleon Play Cafe located in the Hunter Valley. With two age-appropriate areas for kids up to 8 years of age, they offer birthday party packages suitable for everyone’s needs and budgets. Parties are available during regular opening hours as well as private hire in the evenings.

Inflatable World
314 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay
(02) 4954 6822

Enjoy a fun birthday party in an indoor inflatables playground. Packages includes play time and table and chairs in party area. Bring your own party food and cake.

Little Sandpiper Kotara
Shop 1067/8 (Next to Target) Westfield Kotara
(02) 4048 2984

With different party packages to choose from including Wonderland Package, Ultimate Pamper Package and Cooking Studio Package hosting a kids party has never been easier. Packages include function room hire, invitations, party food and drink, party gift bags and gift for the birthday child. Special themed decorations can be added at an extra cost.

Charlestown Square, Charlestown
(02) 4923 8700

There’s no shortage of fun at Megamania, the largest playland in the region. Kids can play on a variety of play equipment including a multileveled play maze, rope bridges and slides. Choose from a variety of different party packages including play parties, disco parties, build-a-bear parties.

Revolution Sports Park
55 The Avenue, Maryville
0450 072 293

Take your pick: Trampolines, inflatables or bubble soccer. There’s loads to choose from at a kids birthday party at Revolution Sports Park. Choose from a variety of different party packages including party food or BYO.

Charlestown Square & Westfield Kotara
1300 421 567

Get your play on at a Timezone birthday party. Plenty for kids to do including arcade games, bumper cars, mini bowling and laser tag. Choose from a variety of party packages.

Bowling, Laser Tag, Mini Golf & Paintball

Enjoy fun bowling or playing mini golf, laser tag and paintball at the following venues

Battlezone Laser Tag
Maitland Gaol
1 300 661 565

Battle your friends at a laser tag birthday party. Family Fun sessions are designed for players aged under 12 years of age and their friends and families. Choose from Basic Training or Call of Duty party packages.

Beresfield Mini Golf
260 Anderson Drive, Beresfield
(02) 4966 4665

Organise an outdoor mini golf party at Beresfield Mini Golf. Includes access to the party room and BBQ area.

Dullboy's Social Co
362 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay
(02) 4954 2477

There’s no shortage of fun activities at Dullboys. Party goers can enjoy tenpin bowling, mini golf, arcade game play or dodgem cars. Choose from different party packages. Packages include food and drink and party coordinator.

Hellfire Paintball
10 Janet Parade, Salt Ash
0412 403 342

For kids aged 12 and over, Hellfire Paintball packages are fully inclusive of gear hire. Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or over, with specials for the birthday boy/girl.

Holey Moley Golf Club
Charlestown Square
1 300 727 833

Kids can enjoy 18 holes of indoor mini golf, party food and drinks and a reserved party room. A no-fuss option for parents as there’s even a kids party host.

Hunter Valley Paintball
Pacific Highway & Italia Road, Balickera
(02) 4934 2212

Kids aged 12 and over will have an action-packed birthday to remember. With an undercover picnicking area for after the battle, debriefing and BYO snacks and drinks.

Laser Tag 2 U / DIY Laser Tag 4 Hire
Mobile Outdoor Laser Tag Newcastle
1300 661 565

Newcastle Laser Tag 2 U bring the adventure to you. Games are set up and conducted by their experienced staff. Perfect for birthday parties, right in your own backyard, use their inflatable walls and bunkers to transform your backyard into an exciting and lifelike gaming arena. Or choose to DIY with DIY Laser Tag 4 Hire.

Raymond Terrace Strike Zone
1 Leisure Way, Raymond Terrace
(02) 4987 7544

With five different party deals to choose from, Terrace Strike Zone is a great place for your child’s next party. Simply choose the number of games you want to play and your party menu.

Red Alert Laser Tag
308 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay
(02) 4954 2323

Have fun playing the ultimate laser skirmish game in the multi-level interactive arena. Choose from different party packages. Minimum age 5.

STRIKE Bowling , Laser Tag & Karaoke
Charlestown Square, Charlestown
1 300 787 453

Whether your birthday kid wants a bowling party, a laser tag party or a karaoke party, STRIKE has you sorted. Choose from different party packages that include party food, drinks and a reserved party room. A no-fuss option for parents as there’s a kids party host.

Rutherford and Salamander Bay
(02) 4932 1696

Enjoy a tenpin bowling kids birthday party. Choose from different party packages.

Sports Parties

Choose a sporty venue for your kid’s birthday party

Kids Futsal
Gateshead Indoor Sportsworld
13 Park Road, Gateshead
(02) 4942 1488

Sporty birthday parties are available at Gateshead Indoor Sportworld on Friday nights and weekends for all ages.

Broadmeadow, Cameron Park & Nelson Bay
(02) 4952 9129

Enjoy a birthday party on the track for those those turning 9 to 15 years old. BBQ facilities available and you can bring your own food.

Hunter Sports Centre
Stockland Drive, Glendale
(02) 4953 6366

Enjoy a unique birthday party experience in a top class gymnasium. Kids aged 4 to 12 can race through the foam pit, play balance beam games, jump on the trampolines and more. Includes party food and drink and party host.

Hunter Ice Skating Stadium
230 Macquarie Road, Warners Bay
(02) 4954 4499

Have a chilled out birthday party at Hunter Ice Skating Stadium. Includes stadium entry and skate hire, food and drink and dedicated party room.

Guys Karate School
Unit 1 - 40 Bradmill Avenue, Rutherford
0499 968 389

Get kids moving with a karate kids birthday party. Trained instructors will supervise and coordinate the birthday party with fun games and specially designed martial arts activities. There is no prior martial arts experience required, so everyone 4 & up will be able to join.

Newcastle Surf School
Nobbys Beach, Blacksmiths Beach & Caves Beach
0405 500 469

Ride the waves for a kids birthday party. Newcastle Surf School have birthday party packages available for you.

Ninja Parc
Brooks Street & Tooke Street, Cooks Hill
(02) 4926 4488

Kids can channel their inner Ninja Warrior at Ninja Parc parties where they can have action-packed fun tackling obstacles and climbing wall. Includes food and drink and your very own Party Coordinator.

Pulse Climbing
Adamstown & Warners Bay
(02) 4023 4743

Enjoy an indoor climbing birthday party. Includes unlimited climbing for party guests as well as decorated party room. Minimum climbing age is 5.

Sand Dune Safaris
James Paterson Street, Anna Bay
0425 213 096

Organise a kids birthday party in sand dunes in Port Stephens. Safe and affordable for kids of all ages! Includes boards, instruction and a fun 4WD ride over the dunes, and best of all, you can stay as long as you like! Bring an esky with your food and drink.

The Movement Collective
31B Crescent Road, Waratah
0478 077 790

Enjoy an active party at The Movement Collective. Each party is customised specifically to your child to include their favourite games, music and practice their favourite skills. E.g parkour, dance or gymnastic theme.

Toboggan Hill Park
16 Aquatic Close, Nelson Bay
(02) 4984 1022

Choose from different self-catered party packages which include toboggan rides, hot ice skating and mini golf. Parties available for 4 years – 14 years.

TreeTops Adventure Park
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, Minmi
0455 338 735

Enjoy an outdoor active birthday party. Perfect for kids of all ages who want to climb, soar or zipline through the trees. All safety equipment and training provided.

Animals & Outdoor

Get up close to animals or get outside at a party at the following venues

Blackbutt Animals
Australian Reptile Park
Pacific Highway, Somersby
(02) 4340 1022

Make your child’s birthday unforgettable with a party at the Australian Reptile Park. Choose from a Hugo party pack or Elvis party pack, with different party food menu items and extras to choose from.

Blackbutt Reserve
New Lambton
(02) 4904 3344

Blackbutt Reserve is a popular spot for kids birthday parties. Hire a shelter and organise for kids to see the native animals or the reptile show at Carnley Avenue. Or hire a shelter at Richley Reserve and let the kids have fun at the Adventure Park.

Hunter Valley Zoo
Lomas Lane, Nulkaba
(02) 4990 7714

Book a birthday party at Hunter Valley Zoo and receive discounted group booking rates. Cook up a storm on free BBQ facilities while the kids feed animals, get hands-on with some Aussie natives and explore the zoo.

Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounter
686 Marsh Road, Bobs Farm
(02) 4982 2476

For a memorable time, book your kids birthday party at Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounter and receive discounted group booking rates. Experience an in-water experience feeding sharks and touching rays.

Lake Macquarie Live Steam Locomotive Society (Currently closed due to COVID-19)
Velinda Road, Edgeworth

Edgeworth trains run on the last Sunday of each month (exception of December). You can host a birthday party on the grounds. Bring your own table, chairs, food and drink. Donations are much appreciated. Everyone who wishes to ride the miniature trains must wear enclosed shoes.

Oakvale Wildlife Park
3 Oakvale Drive, Salt Ash
(02) 4982 6222

Oakvale Wildlife Park offers a hands on experience with a variety of wildlife. Get up close to friendly resident reptiles, pat a koala and hand feed free range kangaroos, goats, ducks and more. Bring food and cook it up on the picnic areas with BBQs available for use or, choose from catered food options. Bring swimmers for some fun in the Splash Bay Water Park.

Whitethorn Academy
346 Maitland Vale Road, Maitland Vale
0414 855 228

Enjoy a pony party at Whitethorn Academy. A Pony Party includes an instruction session for kids aged 5 to 14, group riding and lots of games and tricks on the ponies. All activities are supervised by experienced professional coaches.

Arts & Craft

Enjoy some crafty fun

ART House Studios
New Lambton
(02) 4049 6229

An art party is perfect for your creative child (5+). Designed to suit their age and interests, they will have a ball celebrating with their friends here at Art House Studios. An easy, relaxed event for you, just bring the cake, and they will organise everything else!

Bricks 4 Kidz Lake Macquarie
0499 006 056

Bricks 4 Kidz® offer fun-filled LEGO®-themed birthday parties for children that are set to be a crowd pleaser. Children will enjoy some timeless fun- learning, building and playing with LEGO®! BRICKS 4 KIDZ will customise the party so it is perfect for your special birthday boy or girl. Kick off the action with loads of colourful free-play bricks, then keep the momentum going with LEGO®-based activities. Smiling faces, happy voices, and busy hands, these are the sights and sounds of a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® party.

Little Pegg Studio
King Street, Raymond Terrace

A fun and creative birthday party without all the mess! A 2 hour birthday party at the Little Pegg Studio in Raymond Terrace is perfect for budding artists. All birthday parties include a digital birthday invite, a themed art project, photo booth fun and a fun colour in photo frame for the birthday child to take home! (This will also include 2 photos from the photo booth!) They will also supply paper plates, cups, napkins and cordial. All food is the responsibility of the host. 

Paint and Sip Studios
Unit 7, 115 Darby Street Newcastle
0420 320 404

Paint and Sip Studios ”The Art of the Party” is a unique Arty Party Birthday Experience with different Party Package inclusions. All include a designated host Artist and Canvas Painting Art Class. Each child goes home with their masterpiece. BYO Food and Drink catering options available. 
Recommended for Children turning 5 and older. 

Glamour Parties

Enjoy a glamorous kids party

Ziggety Snipits
324 Charlestown Road, Charlestown
(02) 4920 6652

Ziggety Snipits Kids Haircut Specialists offers Glama party packages. Kids can get their hair, nails and makeup done and even do a red carpet catwalk. Different packages available.

Music, Dance and Movies

Enjoy a birthday party filled with music, dance or a movie

kids movie
Arrive First Class Hummer Disco
0421 036 280

Not your average disco. Wow your kids with a Hummer party in an H2 Hummer or Chrysler 300C limousine. Your children can sing along to the karaoke songs, dance and laugh the ride away with music pumping, lollies and soft drinks provided.

Hoyts Charlestown
244 Pacific Highway, Charlestown
(02)  4032 4200

Enjoy a kids birthday party at the movies with reclining seats at Hoyts. Party packages include group entry to the G or PG rated movie of your choice, popcorn, drink and sweet.

Hoyts Green Hills
1 Molly Morgan Drive
(02) 6223 8000

Enjoy a kids birthday party at the movies with reclining seats at Hoyts. Party packages include group entry to the G or PG rated movie of your choice, popcorn, drink and sweet.

Swim Parties

Enjoy a pool party at a local pool

The Forum Swim Parties
The Forum (Pool currently closed for refurbishment)
University of Newcastle, Callaghan
(02) 4921 7001

Splash around on the inflatables at Splash Zones at The Forum. Kids aged 6 and above can have fun navigating obstacle courses and sliding down slippery slides. BYO food and cake.

Lake Macquarie Swim Centres
Charlestown, Speers Point, Swansea, West Wallsend, Morisset & Toronto
(02) 4921 0333

Organise a kids birthday pool party at one of Lake Macquarie Swim Centres. You’ll receive exclusive use of the aquatic challenger for 1.5 hours. You have the option to organise from a party catering package, order from the kiosk or self-cater.

Newcastle Pools 
Durham Road, Lambton
(02) 4952 5522

Enjoy a catered birthday party at Lambton, Mayfield, Stockton or Wallsend Pool.

Valentine Pool
1A St Johns Drive, Croudace Bay
(02) 4946 8522

For your next birthday party, book out an entire pool at Valentine Hydrotherapy Pools.

Local Parks

Don’t have room at home to host a party? Have your birthday party at a local park. Here are some Newy with Kids recommends.

Blackbutt Reserve at Carnley Avenue – Hire a shelter and organise a visit to the animals / reptile show for the kids.

Blackbutt Reserve at Richley Reserve – Hire a shelter overlooking the adventure playground.

Centennial Park – With large grassy surrounds and modern playground, it’s a top spot to host a party.

Nesca Park – A modern playground surrounded by BBQ facilities and covered picnic tables and lots of parkland makes its a great venue for a party.

Newcastle Foreshore Park  – This venue is a great wet weather venue with covered tramsheds and BBQ facilities.

Islington Park – With a large playground, BBQs and lots of covered shelter, it’s a great spot for a party.

Jesmond Park – With two playgrounds, a frisbee golf course and BBQ area, it’s ideal for a birthday party.

Blue Gum Hills Regional Park – Grab some buckets, spades and headlamps and have a mining-themed party at Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in Minmi.

King Edward Park – With a grand rotunda and plenty of grass and a playground, this is a popular spot for birthday parties.

Lambton Park – With additional playground equipment and BBQ facilities, this is a favoured spot for birthday parties.

Maitland Park – A fenced all-abilities playground with plenty of picnic tables makes it ideal for celebrations.

Speers Point Park – This massive park is fun for all with lots of play equipment and shelters. Just keep an eye on kids as it can get really busy on weekends.

Stockton Active Hub – Combining playground and a skate park and of course harbour views, it’s ideal for a kids birthday party.

Warner Park – This fully-fenced playground includes a range of play equipment including a toddler area, slides, climbing structure and covered picnic shelters.

For a full list, visit the best parks in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter for a birthday party article

Community Venue Hire

Don’t have room at home to host a party? Rent a local community hall.

Belmont Neighbourhood Centre is a great spot for a kids birthday party.

Lake Macquarie City Council have community halls for hire, some suitable for a birthday party.

Newcastle City Council has community centres and halls available to rent. Henderson Park Hall and Carrington are inexpensive halls to rent for birthday parties. e.g. Henderson Park Hall can be hired for $15 per hour.

Maitland City Council has a wide range of community facilities available for hire.

The Place: Charlestown Community Centre has different sized rooms to hire for birthday parties.

Valentine Scout Hall is a community hall with a large grassed outside area and creek frontage. Call 0429 995 988 or email valentinescouthall@gmail.com for enquiries.

Restaurants with Kids Birthday Party Packages

Check out these local venues to host your child’s next birthday party

Argenton Playground
Argenton Hotel
Argenton Hotel
515 Lake Road, Argenton
(02) 4945 1060

Argenton Hotel is the perfect place for a kids birthday party. With a huge outdoor playground and fully undercover beer garden, there is something for everyone! If you’re planning a party, book one of the 20 seater cabanas.

Sydney Junction Hotel
8 Beaumont Street, Hamilton
(02) 4961 2537

Book SJs for your next kids party! With kids party packages and catering, a uncover playground and beer garden – you will be looked after rain, hail or shine!

Party Entertainers

If you need some help entertaining kids, here’s some local entertainers and attractions for a home or hall-based party.

Bricks 4 Kidz Lake Macquarie
0499 006 056

Bricks 4 Kidz® offer fun-filled LEGO®-themed birthday parties for children that are set to be a crowd pleaser. Children will enjoy some timeless fun- learning, building and playing with LEGO®! BRICKS 4 KIDZ will customise the party so it is perfect for your special birthday boy or girl. Kick off the action with loads of colourful free-play bricks, then keep the momentum going with LEGO®-based activities. Smiling faces, happy voices, and busy hands, these are the sights and sounds of a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® party.

Disco Diva
0415 885 407

Bringing back the hits from the the 60s to the 90s and through to the modern day era plus a range of children’s favourites, Disco Diva provides parents the opportunity to sit back and relax in the comfort of their own venue, while the kids enjoy games and a range of interactive dance moves. The Disco Diva specialises in Brithday parties & entertainment for 5-15 year olds.

Glitz N Twists
0423 374 099

Choose from a Giant Rainbow Bubble Party or a Balloon Party Package.

JD’s World of Magic
(02) 4942 3593

Book a magic show for your next kids birthday party. Joel offers a funny and interactive magic show designed to appeal to all ages!

Mobile Video Games
0478 832 122

Enjoy video game birthday party. Mobile Video Games brings their state of the art gaming theatre and equipment to your party. Kids will have a blast inside a 20ft, fully air-conditioned theatre, complete with high definition flat screen TVs, multiple sound bars and consoles.

Kids on Congas
0418 266 511

Get kids drumming at a birthday party. Kids on Congas offer high energy and interactive action packed drumming parties for kids aged 3 – 16.

Party Chameleon
0432 069 073

Party Chameleon provides mobile children’s entertainment including face painting, balloon sculpting, magic show and characters. They offer a wide variety of your favourite characters from classic superheroes to princesses, fairies, clowns, pirates and many more.

Penny's Ponies & Pets
0408 467 163

Penny’s Ponies & Pets supplied ponies and horses for parties.

Ruby the Clown
(02) 4023 3503

Choose Ruby the Clown as entertainment for your next kids party. On offer is a magic show, facepainting or animal balloons. Ruby performs juggling, bubbles and puppetry in every package. Kids disco parties are also available.

Ship O Fools Clowne Troupe
(02) 4928 1523

Chris and Debby been performing for children’s parties since 1981. They are available to perform as characters Willy Doodrop, Cyril the Clown, Buccanner Bob and Bubbles the Clown. Their act includes juggling, magic, music and games.

SugarPOP Parties
0434 089 260

SugarPOP Parties provides a huge range of characters and entertainers for your child’s next birthday party. Packages include face painting, bubbles, balloon twisting. Also offer Sparkle party glitter makeovers and slime party.

Party Hire

Find what you need for your birthday party including inflatables, bounce houses, giant games and sleepover supplies.

B Happy N Jump
0422 594 335

Provides a range of jumping castles for kids birthday parties as well as fairy floss, slushie and popcorn machines.

Blanket Fort
0451 309 050

Blanket Fort creates magical pop-up party spaces for slumber parties, glamping, teepee parties and backyard cinemas.

Chameleon Event Hire
0400 465 371

Need Giant party games for your kids birthday party? Hire popular games like Connect 4, Jenga, Chess, Quoits, X’s and O’s and more.

Confetti Party Hire
0431 465 124

Make your kids birthday party Insta-worthy with a variety of prop hire and balloons.

Kids Amusements
0402 341 298

All your party fun including jumping castles, inflatable slides, obstacle courses, merry-go-rounds, putt putt golf, mini jeep rides, Zorb balls, bungee run, Fairy floss, Snow cones and more.

Megamania Amusements
(02) 4923 8700

Megamania Amusements specialises in family rides including mechanical rides, jumping castles of all sizes and inflatable slides.

The Sleepover Co
0417 455 014

The Sleepover Co creates amazing sleepover parties. Choose from a variety of different packages to best suit your child’s interests.

Planners, Party Supplies & Décor

Want balloons, party supplies or need help with party planning, here’s some options.

Balloon Boutique
3B/158 Pacific Highway, Charlestown
(02) 4943 8299
Balloon Worx
1/121 Vincent Street, Cessnock
(02) 4991 3045
Palm  & Pine Party Co
67 Parry Street, Newcastle West
02 8328 0378
Party Ideas in a Box
0407 921 920
3/31 Griffiths Road, Lambton
(02) 4950 9561

Cakes & Catering

Can’t have a party without a cake. Here’s some local bakeries who make kids birthday cakes.

A la Roch Cakes & Sweets
Belmont North
0402 326 141
Bec’s Cake Creations
Shop 7 West Mall Shopping Centre Rutherford 
(02) 4932 0377
Cakes By The Lake
0411 686 163
Cupcake Espresso
Adamstown, Westfield Kotara & Pokolbin
(02) 4957 1727
Designer Delights
Charlestown, Whitebridge & Valentine
(02) 4920 6400
Euro Patisserie
68 Orchardtown Road, New Lambton
(02) 4957 7188
Fifi La Grande Cake Shop
Charlestown Square, Charlestown
(02) 4942 3322
hello naomi
175 King Street, Newcastle
(02) 4023 0867
Sweet Poison Cakes
Marketown, Newcastle West
(02) 4927 1372

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