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!
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 found them in 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 Website
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.
Chipmunks Indoor Playcentre Stockland Green Hills, East Maitland (02) 4032 0712 Website
Choose a no-fuss option at Chimpmunks Maitland with all-inclusive party packages. There’s two dedicated play areas, Toddler Zone for 0- 5 years and the Main Zone for kids 5 – 11. There’s plenty to kids occupied including ball pits, inflatables and slides.
Flip Out 3 Hartley Drive, Thornton (02) 4966 3747 Website
Let kids flip out and jump on trampolines at Flip Out. Party packages include flip time, food, drink, cake, grip socks for each child, a party station, email invitations and more.
Inflatable World 314 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay (02) 4954 6822 Website
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.
Megamania Charlestown Square, Charlestown (02) 4923 8700 Website
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 Website
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.
Timezone Charlestown Square & Westfield Kotara 1300 421 567 Website
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
Enjoy fun bowling or playing mini golf and laser tag at the following venues
Battlezone Playlive Maitland Gaol & Salt Ash Weapons Range 1 300 661 565 Website
Battle your friends at a laser tag birthday party. Family Fun sessions are designed for players 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 Website
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 Website
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.
Holey Moley Golf Club Charlestown Square 1 300 727 833 Website
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.
Red Alert Laser Tag 308 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay (02) 4954 2323 Website
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 Charlestown Square, Charlestown 1 300 787 453 Website
Whether your birthday kid wants a bowling party or a laser tag 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.
SuperStrike Rutherford and Salamander Bay (02) 4932 1696 Website
Enjoy a tenpin bowling kids birthday party. Choose from different party packages.
Choose a sporty venue for your kid’s birthday party
Advance Academy of Gymnastics 36 Nicholson Street, Toronto (02) 4959 9333 Website
Get kids active with a gymnastics party. Advance Academy of Gymnastics host fully structured gymnastics parties with foam pits and trampolines and lots of gymnastics equipment for kids 5 years of age and older.
Football Five5 13 Park Road, Speers Point (02) 4941 7255 Website
Choose a fun and sporty soccer birthday party at Football Five5. Select either the World Cup Party or Premier League Party.
Gateshead Indoor Sportsworld 13 Park Road, Gateshead (02) 4942 1488 Website
Sporty birthday parties are available at Gateshead Indoor Sportworld on Friday nights and weekends for all ages.
Go-Karts-Go Broadmeadow, Cameron Park & Nelson Bay (02) 4952 9129 Website
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 Website
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 Website
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 Website
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 Website
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 Website
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.
PCYC Newcastle Cnr Young & Melbourne Streets, Broadmeadow (02) 4961 4493 Website
Hold your next party at PCYC Newcastle. Choose a party theme from gymnastics, soccer, archery, boxing (age restrictions apply) or choose karaoke or a traditional party. Catered and non-catered food options available.
Pulse Climbing Adamstown & Warners Bay (02) 4023 4743 Website
Enjoy an indoor climbing birthday party. Includes unlimited climbing for party guests as well as decorated party room. Minimum climbing age is 5.
Sanbah Grindhouse Marketown Shopping Centre, Newcastle West (02) 4925 2714 Website
Host your kids birthday party at Sanbah Grindhouse and let them enjoy free skate or get a private skate lesson. Great all-weather option for a birthday party.
Sand Dune Safaris James Paterson Street, Anna Bay 0425 213 096 Website
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 Website
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 Website
Choose from different party packages which include toboggan rides, hot ice skating, mini golf and party food and drinks. Parties available for 4 years – 14 years.
TreeTops Adventure Park Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, Minmi 0455 338 735 Website
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 Reserve New Lambton (02) 4904 3344 Website
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 Website
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 Website
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 Velinda Road, Edgeworth Website
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 Website
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.
Purple Pear Farm 131 Anambah Road, Anambah (02) 4932 0443 Website
Celebrate your kids birthday party at a working farm with ducks, geese, chickens, guinea pigs, cows and a pony for children to feed and pet. The parties are beautiful, natural and preservative free with activities based around what is happening on the farm.
Whitethorn Academy 346 Maitland Vale Road, Maitland Vale 0414 855 228 Website
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
ART House Studios New Lambton (02) 4049 6229 Website
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!
Paint and Sip Studios Unit 7, 115 Darby Street Newcastle 0420 320 404 Website
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.
Paint Your Town 0447 114 796 Website
Host a painting party at your home or selected venue. Paint Your Town supplies all paint supplies and professional instruction.
Enjoy a glamorous kids party
Glamour Girls Spa Parties at Lime Beauty Co Shop 1/343 Cnr Main Road & Kelton Street (02) 4954 0710 Website
Glamour Girls Spa Parties provide pamper parties for children aged 5-16 years. They supply everything to ensure your princess has the best party ever! Parties are held at their beauty salon Lime Beauty Co Cardiff. Different packages available.
Glam & Glitter Pamper Parties 0407 578 798 Website
Glam & Glitter offers affordable Pamper parties for children aged from 3 years to 13+. Servicing the Newcastle & Hunter Regions, they offer a fun, relaxed pampering experience for your Glitter Girls. Different packages available.
Ziggety Snipits 324 Charlestown Road, Charlestown (02) 4920 6652 Website
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
Arrive First Class Hummer Disco 0421 036 280 Website
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 Website
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 Website
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.
Pure Dance Unit 2, 32 Rural Drive, Sandgate (02) 4960 2658 Website
Try something different with a kids birthday package. It includes the lesson and party activities, healthy treats and drinks as well as prizes. The kids have the opportunity to try out any of the dance styles offered at Pure Dance like Aerial Silks, Lyra and Pole, as well as play some fun games.
Enjoy a pool party at a local pool.
The Forum University of Newcastle, Callaghan (02) 4921 7001 Website
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 Website
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.
Valentine Pool 1A St Johns Drive, Croudace Bay (02) 4946 8522 Website
For your next birthday party, book out an entire pool at Valentine Hydrotherapy Pools.
Lambton Pool Durham Road, Lambton (02) 4952 5522 Website
Enjoy a catered birthday party at Lambton Pool.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
Restaurants with Kids Birthday Party Packages
Check out these local venues to host your child’s next birthday party
Argenton Hotel 515 Lake Road, Argenton (02) 4945 1060 Website
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 Website
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!
The Kavon Cnr Beaumont and Hudson Street, Hamilton (02) 4940 8050 Website
Let Kavon Kreatures take the nightmare out of organising your little monster’s next Birthday party. With age appropriate entertainment and games, kids parties are perfect for primary school aged kids.
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 Website
Bricks 4 Kidz® provides fun, themed kids LEGO birthday parties in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Lower Hunter. Parties are themed and customised to suit your child’s needs and age.
Disco Diva 0415 885 407 Website
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.
JD’s World of Magic (02) 4942 3593 Website
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 Website
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 Website
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 Website
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.
pArty pOp cO. 0414 949 335 Website
pArty pOp cO specializes in kid’s face painting around Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Sydney and The Hunter.
Penny's Ponies & Pets 0408 467 163 Website
Penny’s Ponies & Pets supplied ponies and horses for parties.
Pixieland Parties (02) 4961 1119 Website
Pixieland Parties offers a range of party entertainment including face painting, balloon animals, magic, games, bubbles and dancing.
Ruby the Clown (02) 4023 3503 Website
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 Website
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 Website
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.
Find what you need for your birthday party including inflatables, bounce houses, giant games and sleepover supplies.
B Happy N Jump 0422 594 335 Website
Provides a range of jumping castles for kids birthday parties as well as fairy floss, slushie and popcorn machines.
Blanket Fort 0451 309 050 Website
Blanket Fort creates magical pop-up party spaces for slumber parties, glamping, teepee parties and backyard cinemas.
Chameleon Event Hire 0400 465 371 Website
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 Website
Make your kids birthday party Insta-worthy with a variety of prop hire and balloons.
Kids Amusements 0402 341 298 Website
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 Website
Megamania Amusements specialises in family rides including mechanical rides, jumping castles of all sizes and inflatable slides.
Novacastles 0432 677 417 Website
Novacastles offer a range of themed jumping castles including Frozen, Dora, Toy Story, Batman and Disney Princesses.
The Sleepover Co 0417 455 014 Website
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 Website
Ballooon Worx 1/121 Vincent Street, Cessnock (02) 4991 3045 Website
Palm & Pine Party Co 67 Parry Street, Newcastle West 02 8328 0378 Website
Party Ideas in a Box 0407 921 920 Website
Shindigs 3/31 Griffiths Road, Lambton (02) 4950 9561 Website
The Socialite Events 0425 289 905 Website
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 Website
Bec’s Cake Creations Shop 7 West Mall Shopping Centre Rutherford (02) 4932 0377 Website
Cakes By The Lake 0411 686 163 Website
Cupcake Espresso Adamstown, Westfield Kotara & Pokolbin (02) 4957 1727 Website
Designer Delights Charlestown, Whitebridge & Valentine (02) 4920 6400 Website
Euro Patisserie 68 Orchardtown Road, New Lambton (02) 4957 7188 Website
Fifi La Grande Cake Shop Charlestown Square, Charlestown (02) 4942 3322 Website
hello naomi 175 King Street, Newcastle (02) 4023 0867 Website
Sweet Poison Cakes Marketown, Newcastle West (02) 4927 1372 Website
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