Adelaide Kids Best Birthday Party Guide

Birthday Party Ideas for Adelaide Kids

At Play & Go we love birthday parties, but we know how much work it can be for busy parents to research and organise a great party. To help you plan your child’s birthday party we’ve put together some of the best party venues and party suppliers in Adelaide. We also share some of our favourite party food ideas and birthday cakes that have been popular with our kids. They’ll have “the BEST party ever”!

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Planning your child’s birthday party and wondering where to look for the best party venues in Adelaide?

Check out these great options below.

Adelaide Gaol

Adelaide Gaol Birthday Parties

Looking for a birthday party with a difference? Why not send the kids to Gaol?

Take the stress out of planning and hand the kids over to the Gaol’s Warden for the afternoon.

Adelaide Gaol offers the ultimate birthday party experience at an affordable price. For just $299 your child will receive a dedicated party host along with 2 hours packed with activities, including a daring Escape Trail for the kids.

With a private space available for games and food, Adelaide Gaol is a unique space with plenty of room to explore.


Adelaide Gaol  |  18 Gaol Road, Thebarton  |  Email:


Adelaide Zoo | Party Animals Birthday Parties

Kids Birthday Parties Adelaide Zoo

Is your kid a party animal?

Adelaide Zoo offers two great party packages for children aged 4-14, to ensure they have a wild time on their special day. What’s more, each party goer will have all day entry to the zoo on the day! For large celebrations, book one of their unique function spaces.  Let Adelaide Zoo take the hard work out of organising your little monkey’s birthday celebration!

PACKAGE 1: Panda Picnic Pack includes:

  • Zoo entry for each child (4-14 years)
  • Zoo activity pack including a map, an orienteering trail, a colouring page and sticker
  • Panda Picnic Pack lunch for each child
  • Activity pack for the party leader to help you familiarise yourselves with the zoo and ensure you find the perfect picnic spot to enjoy your panda pack lunches
  • Invitation template

PACKAGE 2: Party Animals includes:

  • Zoo entry for each child (4-14 years)
  • Party host for 1.5 hours who will take your party-goers on a tour of the zoo
  • Fully catered lunch
  • Decorated party table in Nature’s Playground venue
  • Zoo gift bag for each child
  • Welcome sign and plush toy for the birthday child
  • Invitation template


Adelaide Zoo | Frome Road, Adelaide | phone 8267 3255


AFL Max Parties

Looking for a new, fun and hassle-free venue for your child’s next birthday party?

At AFL Max, they take care of everything including all the catering, activities and the post-party cleanup. With a dedicated party suite and host, AFL Max makes sure everything runs smoothly until the final siren. With a range of party packages, extras and even food and beverage options for the parents to enjoy, book your party today! 

There are 3 package options to choose from with each package including a minimum of:

  • 60 minutes of AFL Max gameplay
  • Dedicated AFL Max party room
  • Dedicated AFL Max party host
  • A digital party team photo
  • A pair of Max Grip socks for each party participant
  • Free return visit voucher for the birthday child
  • AFL Max big screen birthday announcement
  • Choice of any two AFL Max Party food platters
  • Free entry for parents of party kids
  • Reserved grandstand seating for parents
  • 2 free coffee/bottled water for birthday child parents


AFL Max | 32 Butler Boulevard, Adelaide Airport | phone (08) 8312 6585


SA Base Camp 

Base Camp

SA Base Camp Presents ‘The Ninja Arena’

Do you have Australia’s next Junior Ninja Warrior?

Did you know SA Base Camp now caters for Kids aged 4yrs and up? 

SA Base Camp have 2 Ninja Warrior Courses which are sure to test your little Ninjas.

Also with multiple party options from starting at just $28pp for a 2 hour session, including your own party host, party room as well as food and drinks to keep them going.

Head to their website for further information and package options.


Base Camp | 3 Brandwood Street, Royal Park | Phone (08) 7226 0533 




Be the star of your own party, come rain, hail or shine!

• Held on Sundays at Cirkidz fully equipped, indoor circus venue in Bowden. 
• Friendly party hosts and a wonderful and unique party experience.
• Engaging circus session with real take home skills and activities.
• Non-participants can watch and no experience is necessary.

Party sessions can include the following circus skills:
  • Tumbling
  • Trapeze
  • Fast track
  • Juggling
  • Human pyramids
  • Diablo
  • Tight wire
  • Trampoline

What’s included?

  • 90-minute circus workshop.
  • Use of the party room to serve snacks and cake, open presents and sing happy birthday.
  • Up to 20 participants included in the price  (they can cater for more, just ask!).
  • Invitations for you to give to your guests.
  • Free circus class voucher for each guest.

Easy, no fuss and you don’t have to worry about cleaning your house, entertaining the kids yourself or tidying up afterwards!


Cirkidz | 27 Fifth St, Bowden | Phone 8346 5735


Croc’s Playcentre and Cafe

Croc’s Playcentre and Café in Kilburn is a child’s birthday party venue like no other!

Croc’s play facilities have been designed by one of the leading indoor play specialists and are intended to ensure children of all ages have FUN!!

Party packages can be tailored to create your child’s dream party. There are 5 exciting themed party rooms to choose from. You will receive a dedicated party host to meet your every need, unlimited play, interactive party games and activities, a safe and clean environment and best of all, leave the clean up to them!

The Muffin Break Café has a large selection of food made fresh onsite daily to ensure quality food that all guests can enjoy. They can cater for all dietary requirements and have an extensive range of platter options available for parents.

No matter what the weather brings, you and your guests will enjoy your day in comfortable facilities – there is even free Wi-Fi. Croc’s also offer their facilities for after hour functions, such as Christenings, large family gatherings, fundraisers, sporting presentation nights etc.


 Croc’s Playcentre & Cafe | 252 Churchill Road Unit 4, Kilburn | Phone 08 8420 0502


Flip Out

There ain’t no party like a Flip Out party!

Have a super cool day, jam-packed with fun and special moments that will have everyone at your party Flipping Out! Flip Out takes care of everything, so the only thing you need to worry about on the day is enjoying yourself.

The Main Arena provides a network of interconnected floor and wall of trampolines allowing participants to glide and fly, like a Ninja. At Flip Out, you will also find:

  • A Foam pit
  • Kids Arena for kids under 130cm
  • An indoor playground for younger kids
  • Ninja Course
  • Super Tramp
  • Games – basketball and dodgeball

Parties are tailored to make the experience completely unique. From entertainment to party food and the post-party clean up, their complete kids party solution has you covered.


Flip Out | 600 Main North Road, Munno Para Shopping City | Phone 08 8254 3700 | Email:


Hahndorf Farm Barn

Hahndorf Farm Barn Parties Adelaide

Party amongst their friendly farm animals, or have the animals come to you!

Spend quality time out and about on a country farm creating lasting memories! Children of all ages just love having birthday parties at the Hahndorf Farm Barn surrounded by their favourite cute and cuddly animals.

Kids can have fun bottle feeding baby animals, cuddling cute bunnies and guinea pigs, visiting the wildlife park, watching the farm show, and having pony rides. Or play in their brand new playground and sandpit.

You can choose a personally hosted party or you can self-cater – or they can even bring the party to your place.


Hahndorf Farm Barn | 2282 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf | Phone 8388 7289


ICA Sportzworx Stepney

ICA Sportzworx Stepney offers birthday parties as 2-hour and 3-hour packages on weekends, during school holidays and after school are also an option.

Kids can choose to play their favourite sport or a few sports, like cricket, soccer, netball, footy, dodgeball and t-ball.

What is included in a 2-hour party?

  • 90 minutes of sports
  • Choose up to 3 sports
  • 14 kids
  • 30 minutes for birthday celebrations, food and cake
  • Catering, water & cordial
  • Party coach
  • Invitations (PDF or hard copy)
  • Everything is set up and ready prior to arrival

The 3-hour party package includes all of the above plus:

  • An additional 60 minutes of sports
  • Choose up to 4 sports
  • A total of 20 kids
  • An extra party coach

All that needs to be organised is the birthday cake and the kids.  Rain or shine, ICA Sportzworx’s indoor sports arena is a great way to celebrate a birthday. The arena is fully air-conditioned and there is even free Wi-Fi.  Check out their website for full details on both party packages.


ICA Sportzworx Stepney | 1 Stepney Street, Stepney | Phone 8362 8808 |


Imagination Kidz Play Cafe

Imagination Kidz play cafe is a kids birthday venue like no other.

Parents can sit back and relax while children have a blast riding the 3 lane wave slide, climbing the giant spiderweb, shooting the foam ball guns, kicking goals in the soccer/basketball court and much more.

There is also a creative role play area and dedicated toddler soft play for the younger children.

Their hugely popular birthday parties are great value for money and take the headache out of doing your own.


Imagination Kidz | 5/264 Richmond Road, Marleston | Phone 08 8352 5451


Ingle Farm Recreation Centre Birthday Parties

Have your child’s birthday party at the Ingle Farm Recreation Centre!

The Ingle Farm Recreation Centre offers a range of birthday party options for you to choose from to keep the kids happy, active and entertained. The children will have a great time at Ingle Farm Recreation Centre. They can choose one of the following options:

  • Roller-Skating Party (Suitable for children 5-16 years old)
  • Kindigym Party (Suitable for children 1-5 years old)
  • Sports Party (Suitable for children 5-12 years old)

Visit the website for more details on a great range of inclusions for each party type.


Ingle Farm Recreation Centre | Cnr Beovich Road & Roopena Street, Ingle Farm | Phone 8406 8585


Mercury Cinema

  • Adelaide’s home of screen culture, the Mercury Cinema, is also home to the 36-seat Iris Cinema – perfect for kids’ parties!
  • Whether it’s home movies, feature films or multi-player games, you can watch your choice of entertainment on the big screen.
  • SPECIAL OFFER: Receive 15% off kids’ party Iris hires in October, November and December – just mention this Play & Go post when booking.
  • Call (08) 8410 0979 or email to chat to the team about your requirements.
  • Mercury Cinema | 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide
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  • The Old Cottage Playgroup & Party Venue

    The Old Cottage Playgroup is a volunteer run, not-for-profit community playgroup set in a venue that is perfect for kids parties.

  • Located in Happy Valley, this is a perfect venue for kids birthdays, as there is a fully fenced playground and ample space to sit in the shade or indoors for adults and children.The toy shed is packed with bikes and trikes and there is a sandpit and outdoor covered area. The inside area is stocked with more toys for ages 0 to 6 years.There is also a fully equipped kitchen including oven, microwave and complimentary tea/coffee facilities and the premises are fully air conditioned too.Prices start from $180 for 4 hour hire to $250 for full day hire.Also available for Mums Groups with 4 sessions running daily during the week and available for party hire on weekends. Two free trials available to mums looking to join an existing group session.

    Old Cottage Playgroup | 81 Byards Toad, Happy Valley


    Star Academy Star Parties

    Star Parties takes the stress out of your child’s party. Located in their state of the art indoor facilities in the Adelaide CBD, there is a Star party to suit all ages and interests!

    Your party will be hosted by enthusiastic and experienced teachers/performers who have an excellent rapport with children. Guests will experience a fabulous themed birthday filled with energy, dancing, singing and lots of fun. The best part is you do not have to do a thing!  They will do the setup, decorating, food, hosting, games and even the cleaning!! You just have to come on the day! Family and friends are able to relax and purchase coffee and parent platters while waiting to watch the performance at the end of the party in their lounge. Please note, all birthday parties are able to be tailored to your individual needs, just ask one of their friendly staff, they would be more than happy to help.

    Parties can be extended for 2 hours if required.  All activities are adapted to suit the age of the children and number of children attending the party.

    Adult platter and tea/coffee can also be added to your package.   Parties can be booked for Sundays, Friday afternoons or during the school holidays.

    1 and a 1/2 hour Party Packages start from $450 for 10 guests and includes:

    • Electronic party invites, themed character party hosts, themed set up and decorations and clean up.
    • Lunch, snacks and drinks
    • Party games, activities, prizes and party bags plus a gift for the Birthday boy/girl.
    • Lounge area for parents
    • Themes include: Disco, Hip Hop, Unicorn, Fairy, Princess, Slime, Ballerina, Pamper, Frozen, Moana, Alice in Wonderland, Hollywood, Pirate, Little Chefs and more!


    Star Academy | 100 Grote Street, Adelaide (Enter Bowen Street) | Phone 8211 9384 | Email:


    Sugar & Spice High Tea Parties

    Treat your little prince or princess to a party experience they’ll never forget!

    Sugar and Spice High Teas have been created especially for children aged 5-12 years – combining all the elegance of a traditional high tea with a delicious, child-friendly menu, beautiful face painting and a gorgeous birthday cake too.

    Choose from Glanville Hall’s elegant Victorian Tudor manor or Utopia’s century-old chalet tearoom and let your little one be treated like royalty on their special day.


    Utopia @ Waterfall Gully, 170 Waterfall Gully Rd, Waterfall Gully | Glanville Hall, 8 Park Avenue, Semaphore South



    Birthday Party Food Ideas & Recipes

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    Kids’ Grazing Platters | As easy way to throw together all the foods they like to eat. Read more here

    Easy to Make Shape Biscuits | An easy recipe for biscuits you can cut into any shape you like. Easy Biscuit Recipe

    Mars Bar Slice | This chewy chocolate treat is always a winner. Mars Bar Slice Recipe

    Teddy Bear Cars | Cute & fun – the kids can even help to make them. Teddy Bear Cars Recipe

    Mini Meringues | Melt in your mouth sweet that’s great on their own or use to decorate jelly or cakes. Mini Meringues Recipe

    Rainbow Jelly Squares | Always has the WOW factor. Rainbow Jelly Squares Recipe

    Cupcakes | We love cupcakes for parties and we’ve used them as the birthday cake too. Cupcake recipe ideas

    Chocolate Apricot Fudge | So easy to make… and eat! Chocolate Apricot Fudge Recipe

    Chocolate Brownies | A favourite! We have 2 recipes for brownies: Chocolate Brownie Recipe 1 and Chocolate Brownie Recipe 2


    Kids Rocky Road | An easy version that uses only three ingredients: Kids’ Rocky Road Recipe

    Cinnamon Donuts | A super easy recipe that kids will love: Cinnamon Donuts Recipe

    See all the recipes in our Sweet Treats category here.

    Fun Birthday Ideas

    A teen party for girls who love to shop. Read about this mum’s great idea for a Kmart Challenge birthday party for her 13 year old daughter. CLICK HERE TO READ

    A pretty flower crown party. Here’s a sweet idea for some flower fun. CLICK HERE TO READ

    Want some ideas to make your child feel special on their birthday without spending a lot of money? Click here for some great fun ideas.

    Kids’ Birthday Party Cake Ideas

    For a brownie version of the ”cookie cake” which is simple to make and oh so pretty, check out our Flower Brownie Cake. Click here for all the details.

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    Chocolate House Birthday Cake |  Click here to read.

    Disney Frozen Birthday Ice Cream Cake | Click here to read

    Pony Party Smash Cake | Click here to read

    Ice Cream Cone Cake | Click here to read

    How To Train a Dragon 2 Cake | Click here to read

    Where is the Green Sheep Cake | Click here to read

    Mini Name Bunting Cake | Click here to read

    Stiletto Cupcakes | Click here to read


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