Planning a kids birthday party in Newcastle?

Stressed out trying to plan a kid’s birthday party? 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 over 100 options to choose from!  We hope you’ll love using our Newy with Kids Birthday Party Guide sponsored by Charlestown Square to find the perfect way to celebrate your child’s special day.


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Charlestown Square Kids Entertainment Pass

30 Pearson Street, Charlestown, NSW
(02) 4944 4333
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For a unique birthday present, purchase a Kids Entertainment Pass. It provides access to Reading Cinemas, STRIKE or Holey Moley, Megamania and Timezone. In addition, it’s a great option if you’re looking for organise an easy birthday celebration. Parents can purchase multiple passes so that their child can enjoy a fun birthday day out with their friends at Charlestown Square.

Party Chameleon & Chameleon Play Cafe

61 Vincent Street, Cessnock NSW
0432 069 073
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Party Chameleon provides mobile children’s entertainment including face painting, balloon sculpting, magic show and characters. We offer a wide variety of your favourite characters from classic superheroes to princesses, fairies, clowns, pirates and many more. Your birthday party or kids event is going to be something the kids won’t forget! We service the Newcastle and Hunter Region and Central Coast.

We also host children’s parties at our family-owned and operated Chameleon Play Cafe located in the Hunter Valley. With two age-appropriate areas for kids up to 8 years of age, we 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.

Sand Dune Safaris

Tours depart from Lower Car Park – James Paterson Street in Anna Bay
0425 213 096
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Organise a kids birthday party with Sand Dune Safaris in Port Stephens. Come and spend a few hours surfing the sand dunes! Safe and affordable for kids of all ages! Includes 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. We supply shade, tables and chairs as well as boards and instruction. Fully supervised.

Mention this ad to receive 25% off – only $15 per child (normally $20) and all adults go for kid’s price!!

The Argenton Hotel

515 Lake Road, Argenton NSW
(02) 4945 1060
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The newly renovated Argenton Hotel is the perfect place to bring the whole family! With a huge outdoor playground and fully undercover beer garden, there is something for everyone! If you’re planning a party book one of our 25 seater cabanas. Spacious and self contained, these new additions to the hotel open directly onto the playground, so mum and dad can sit back and relax while keeping a close eye on the kids while they play! We have affordable catering options and kids party platters and a brand new menu by head chef John Coombes. The Argenton Hotel, where family, food and fun all come together!

Pimp My Party

Fletcher NSW
0491 061 481

We specialise in themed party supplies (tableware, decorations, costumes, customised prints, favours and toys) and can help plan your event by booking local stylists, entertainers, catering and venues. Gift registry service includes charity options. Online store, Afterpay & free local delivery for orders over $50 (promo ‘newy’).

Bricks 4 Kidz Lake Macquarie

New Lambton NSW

At Bricks 4 Kidz®, we provide fun, themed kids birthday parties in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Lower Hunter! A LEGO® birthday party is a fun-filled event your child will ALWAYS remember. Our parties are themed and customised to suit your child’s needs and age.

Art House Studios

1/268 Turton Road New Lambton NSW
0478116313 or 0240496229

An art party is perfect for your creative child. 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 we’ll organise everything else!
“Best Party Ever!” Taylor, 8

The Sydney Junction Hotel

8 Beaumont Street, Hamilton NSW

Join us at 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!

Disco Diva

Fern Bay NSW
0415 885 407

Looking to add a groovy twist to your next tot, teen or in-between party? Disco Diva provides parents the opportunity to sit back and relax in the comfort of their own venue, Equipped with disco lighting games and prizes, the Diva puts the bounce and boogie into your event!

Here’s loads of ideas to organise a fun kids birthday party in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & the Hunter



Choose a sporty venue for your kid’s birthday party

Beresfield Mini Golf, Beresfield: 4966 4665

Football Five5, Speers Point: (02) 4941 7255

Gateshead Indoor Sportsworld, Gateshead: (02) 4942 1488

Go-Karts-Go, Broadmeadow, Cameron Park & Nelson Bay: (02) 4952 9129

Holey Moley Golf Club, Charlestown: 1 300 727 833

Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale: (02) 4953 6366

Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Warners Bay: (02) 4954 4499

Karate Kids Maitland, Rutherford: 0499 968 389

Lake Macquarie Live Steam Locomotive Society, Edgeworth

Lake Macquarie Tennis Centre, Cardiff: (02) 4954 9877

Newcastle Supa Putt, Broadmeadow: (02) 4952 1344

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

Pulse Climbing, Adamstown: (02) 4023 4743

Sand Dune Safaris, Anna Bay: 0425 213 096

The Parc, Cooks Hill : (02) 4926 4488

Toboggan Hill Park, Salamander Bay: (02) 4984 1022

TreeTops Adventure Park, Minmi: (02) 4026 7617


Bowling & Laser Tag

Enjoy fun bowling or playing laser tag at the following venues

Battlezone Playlive, Maitland Gaol & Salt Ash Weapons Range: 1 300 661 565

Red Alert Laser Tag, Warners Bay : (02) 4954 2323

STRIKE Bowling & Laser Tag, Charlestown: 1 300 787 453

Superstrike, Maitland: (02) 4932 1696

Superstrike, Mayfield: (02) 4968 3795

Superstrike, Salamander Bay: (02) 4981 4000

Superstrike, Warners Bay: (02) 4954 2477 – currently closed for renovation


Bounce and Flip and Indoor Play Centres

Get the kids jumping at these indoor play centres

Chameleon Play Cafe, Cessnock: (02) 4025 3747

Flip Out, Thornton: (02) 4966 3747

Inflatable World, Warners Bay: (02) 4954 6822

Megamania, Charlestown: (02) 4923 8700

Revolution Sports Park, Maryville: (02) 4969 1670

Springloaded, Gateshead: (02) 4942 1488


Arts & Craft

Enjoy some crafty fun

ART House Studios, New Lambton: (02) 4049 6229


Glamour Parties

Enjoy a glamorous kids party

Glamour Girls Spa Parties: (02) 4954 0710

Arrive First Class Hummer Disco: 0421 036 280

Ziggety Snipits, Charlestown: (02) 4920 6652


Music, Dance and Movies

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

Bop til you Drop Disco and Karaoke: 1 300 13 03 13

Hoyts Charlestown: (02) 4032 4200

Pure Dance, Charlestown & Sandgate: (02) 4960 2658


Nature & Animals

Get up close to animals at a party at the following venues.

Blackbutt Reserve, New Lambton: (02) 4904 3344

Hunter Valley Zoo, Nulkaba: (02) 4990 7714

Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounter, Bobs Farm: (02) 4982 2476

Oakvale Farm, Salt Ash: (02) 4982 6222

Purple Pear Farm, Anambah : (02) 4932 0443

Whitethorn Academy, Maitland Vale: 0414 855 228


Swim Parties

Enjoy a pool party at a local pool.

Arnolds, The Junction: (02) 4961 5282

The Forum, Callaghan: (02) 4921 7001

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

Lane 4 Aquatics, Lambton: (02) 4952 5522

Lane 4 Aquatics, Stockton: (02) 4928 1589

Valentine Pool: (02) 4946 8522


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 a private critter show for the kids.

Blackbutt Reserve at Richley Reserve – Hire a shelter overlooking the newly opened 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 2 playgrounds, a frisbee golf course and BBQ area, it’s ideal for a birthday party.
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 plenty of shelters. Just keep an eye on kids as it can get really busy on weekends.

Warner Park – Newly renovated, this fully-fenced playground includes new slides, climbing structure and covered picnic shelters.


Community Venue Hire

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

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.

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

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

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 for enquiries.


Cafes & restaurants offering kids birthday party packages

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

Argenton Hotel, Argenton: (02) 4945 1060

Sydney Junction Hotel, Hamilton: (02) 4961 2537

The Kavon, Hamilton: (02) 4940 8050


Party Entertainers

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

About Face – Face Painting & Festival Glitter: 0425 298 105

BRICKS 4 KIDZ, Lake Macquarie: 0499 006 056

Disco Diva, Fern Bay, 0415 885 407

JD’s World of Magic: (02) 4942 3593

Mobile Video Games: 0478 832 122

Kids on Congas: 0418 266 511

Party Chameleon: 0432 069 073

Party Pop Co: 0414 949 335

Penny’s Ponies: 0408 467 163

Pixieland Parties: (02) 4961 1119

Ruby the Clown: (02) 4023 3503

Ship O Fools Clowne Troupe: (02) 4928 1523


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

Blanket Fort: 0451 309 050

Chameleon Event Hire: 0400 465 371

 Megamania: (02) 4923 8700

Newcastle Amusement Hire: (02) 4936 4777

Novacastles: 0432 677 417

 The Sleepover Co: 0417 455 014


Planners, Party Supplies & Décor

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

Balloon Boutique, Charlestown: (02) 4943 8299

Ballooon Worx, Cessnock: (02) 4991 3045

Palm  & Pine Premium Party Goods, Newcastle West: 0413 049 435

Party Ideas in a Box: 0407 921 920

Pimp My Party, Fletcher: 0491 061 481

Shindigs, Lambton: (02) 4950 9561

The Socialite Events: 0425 289 905


Cakes & Catering

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

Bec’s Cake Creations, Rutherford: (02) 4932 0377

Designer Delights, Charlestown: (02) 4920 6400

Euro Patisserie, New Lambton: (02) 4957 7188

Fifi La Grande Cake Shop, Charlestown: (02) 4942 3322

hello naomi, Newcastle: (02) 4023 0867

Sweet Poison Cakes, Newcastle West: (02) 4927 1372

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Stressed out trying to plan a kid’s birthday party? 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.  We hope you’ll love using our Newy with Kids Birthday Party Guide sponsored by Charlestown Square to find the perfect way to celebrate your child’s special day.