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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Kids’ Birthday Party Venues Adelaide

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 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 Pack includes:

  • Zoo entry for each child
  • 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
  • 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




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

Cirkidz easy, no fuss birthday parties are held on Sundays at their fully equipped, indoor circus centre at Bowden. Friendly party hosts will guide you through a wonderful and unique party experience like no other. Your guests will participate in an engaging circus session while non-participants can watch the action from the viewing area.  No experience is necessary and you will be surprised and delighted by the variety of real take-home skills and activities including trapeze, silks, hula, trampoline, juggling, spinning plates, poi, tight wire, diabolo, rolla-bolla, acrobatics, balancing + more! For ages 5+ (including adults). All party guests also receive a free come and try voucher to a Cirkidz weekly class in their party bags!

What’s included?

  • 90-minute circus workshop followed by 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.

Bring a few platters of sandwiches, fresh fruit or cakes while the kids spend time being active with their party hosts, then spend 30 minutes enjoying treats, and you’re done! 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

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


Imagination Kidz

Children will have a wonderful time while parents sit back and relax at Imagination Kidz Play Cafe.

Children will love making their way through the multi-level play equipment, down the 3 lane wave slide, weaving their way down the giant spider-web tower, soccer/basketball court, air cannons and much more. There is even a 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!

It’s also great for a play or a catch up with friends. Open 7 days.


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


Ingle Farm Recreation Centre Birthday Parties

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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


Kid & Hub

Movers & Makers Birthday Parties are unique, fun and creative! No mess at your place. 

Give your child a truly bespoke birthday experience by booking one of Kid & Hub’s Movers & Makers birthday parties. Your child and guests will have an exclusively facilitated Movers & Makers session to ignite their imagination and creativity through sensory and messy play.

Including private use of the dreamscape Play Hub for your little ones and the Coffee Hub for your big guests; Kid & Hub can happily cater for your needs or you can self-cater.

Movers & Makers Birthday parties:

  • Party for up to 13 children | larger numbers can be accommodated on request
  • Exclusive use of Kid & Hub (closed to the public)
  • Party invitation for guests
  • Movers & Makers session (messy play – smocks and aprons supplied)
  • Unlimited use of the play hub, complete with beautiful educational toys
  • A dedicated party host to meet your every need
  • Saturday | Party 1 – Start time either 10am or 10:30am (1.5 hours – additional time available to a max duration of 2.5 hours)
  • Saturday | Party 2 – Start time either 2pm or 2:30pm (1.5 hours) – additional time available to a max duration of 2.5 hours)

Go to the Kid & Hub website to see what else is included in the Movers & Makers Birthday Party package.

Cupcake decorating party packages also available. Drop Kid & Hub an email to enquire.


Kid & Hub | 253a Magill Road, Maylands | Email:

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Latitude Adelaide


Stand out from the crowd with an adrenaline-fuelled party at Latitude!

Looking for a unique way to celebrate your birthday this year? Can’t decide between bouncing or climbing? Well, you don’t have to. You can have it all with an action-packed party at Latitude!! Choose from either Skywalk, the ninja-parkour course The Grid or the climbing walls, and they’ll include plenty of trampoline action. If you would prefer a trampoline only party, they can arrange this too. There is also a Kids Zone for under 5’s.

Your dedicated party host will give you the VIP treatment, leading you on an adrenaline-fuelled adventure. You will have more fun than you can handle. And when the time comes to head to your private party room, your party feast will be waiting for you. You can also bring your own cake, or let Latitude organise one for you.

A birthday party at Latitude includes:

  • 60 minutes of action-packed activity + 40 minutes in your private party room
  • Latitude grip socks for all the kids
  • Party invitations – digital or physical
  • $20 coffee tab for the healthy and premium packages.
  • A complimentary session for the b’day superstar to use on their next visit.


Latitude | 13-15 Fosters Rd, Greenacres | Phone: 1300 123 528


Mahdena Aromatherapy

Mahdena Aromatherapy Birthday Parties

Mahdena aromatherapy birthday parties are a fun, sensory and tactile experience. Children will delight their senses mixing with rose petals, sparkles and beautiful oils, and learn to create their very own special lotions and potions, using pure essential oils and safe natural ingredients, which they take home to use (each child makes 2 products to take home).

Some of the popular products the children make include:
• Perfume spray
• Shimmer body cream
• Aromatherapy bath soaks
• Bubble baths
• Bath bombs

An aromatherapy party includes 1.5 hours of creative fun and is a great way of giving your child a unique experience for their next birthday party.

Mahdena is a specialty aromatherapy and skincare store, owned and operated by a qualified Adelaide aromatherapist. Mahdena also hosts aromatherapy workshops for adults, bridal parties and mother’s day workshops.


Mahdena Aromatherapy | 142 Magill Road, Norwood




Scoffed School of Food and Fun

Kids Birthday Party Ideas in Adelaide - Scoffed School of Food and Fun Cooking Classes

Leave the sticky fingers and messy bench tops to them and relax in their cosy cafe while the kids get stuck into the fun of decorating their freshly baked birthday cake.

Scoffed School of Food and fun offer entertaining kids’ birthday parties that are tailored to the age of your child and any dietary requirements. They even create the invitation for you!

Over two hours, and between giggling fits, your child and their friends will create a savoury dish of delight and a yummy drink to share as well as whipping up and baking their own cake.

Scoffed  |  441/D Magill Road, St Morris


Star Academy

Children’s Parties and Bespoke Events

Star parties take the stress out of your child’s party. 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 upon enquiry, they would be more than happy to help.

Party Includes:

  • Personalised invitations & themed party hosts
  • Themed costumes and props for all guests
  • Party music & sound system
  • Games/prizes
  • All party bags
  • All food and drink including snacks; catering supplied by Star Academy
  • Birthday cupcakes (may bring your own cake if you wish)
  • Birthday present for the birthday guest
  • Themes include: Moana; Pamper; Ballerina; Alice in Wonderland;  Unicorn; Disco; Jojo Bows; Frozen; Hip Hop; Pirate; Hollywood; Ballerina; Disney Princesses; Fairy and more.


Star Academy | 100 Grote Street, Adelaide | Phone 8211 9384 | Email:



Bloom Flower Crowns

Bloom Flower Crowns Workshop Parties

Make beautiful flower crowns at your next party. Your friendly party host will come to your home, supply and set up all the materials including trestle tables and linen and help your guests create their own unique flower crowns to take home.  Easy, no fuss and everyone will have a ball! Pack up included in cost.

 What’s included? 

  • Up to 20 guests included in the price (can add more if you wish). Party runs for 2 hours with time for party food and Birthday cake.
  • Special Bloom Flower Crowns Invitations for you to give to your guests
  • A Bloom Flower Crowns gift voucher for the Birthday Girl valued at $50
  • Tattoos and coloured hairspray

Optional extras for an additional charge: ‘Photo booth’ type props for some fun photos with your friends. (Actual photo booth not included, a plain backdrop/wall works well); $10 A lucky dip for each guest, $2 per guest; Unicorn horns, $1 per guest; 2 trestle tables and 8 white stools available for hire for $20; Bloom Flower Crowns Bell Tent Hire for an additional $130 that includes set up, props and styling such as rugs, throws, low tables and cushions for a ‘Boho’ party theme.



Funtime Kids Parties


Funtime Kids Parties bring the fun to you with Nerf Wars parties, Discos, Water Parties and much more.

Funtime Kids Parties specialise in entertainment and birthday party idesa for all types of kids.  All of their events are highly interactive with party hosts that interact with the kids the whole time!

Funtime Kids Parties themes include Discos, Lego, Nerf wars, Fortnite, Water wars, Lil Olympics and their new Beyblade tournament parties.  Check out their website for all the information you might need including prices, formats, locations and age guides.

And most importantly THEY COME TO YOU!


Funtime Kids Parties | Phone 1800 FUNTIME (1800 386 846)


Mobile Science Education

In the Lab Birthday parties, presented by Mobile Science Education.

In the Lab birthday parties are great for children aged 5 and up, with packages available for up to 35 children. Everybody goes home with something to keep, and the birthday child receives a science goody-bag surprise, or a $25 voucher from MSE’s favourite science toy store, ‘Refreshing Memories’. Mobile Science Education brings everything except the kids and the food and take their mess home with them.

Children will get to make volcanoes and pop-rockets, worms and slime, and massive bubbles. There’ll also be cola-fountains, and the birthday child can choose to finish their party with a whoosh or a bang – choose between Elephants Toothpaste or a hydrogen balloon explosion as the final demonstration.


Email: | Phone 8396 2250 



Party Higher Silent Disco 4 Kids

Silent Disco 4 Kids Party – 100% Fun Guaranteed!

Party Higher children’s parties are designed for boys and girls aged between 5 and 12 years.  They will transform your lounge room, garage, garden or hired hall into a rocking disco.  Kids will walk away saying “That was the best birthday party ever!” All you will have to do is take pictures, laugh, sing and even join in. It will be the most peaceful birthday party you will ever have.

A Silent Disco doesn’t use any traditional speaker systems, but rather provides each child with special light up wireless headphones. Each child can control their own music volume, making it totally safe and kid friendly.

Party Higher’s professionally trained party facilitators will have the children engaged for the whole event with interactive games, activities, dancing, quizzes and even a light up Limbo Stick.  Their Award Winning Kids Entertainment (Royal Melbourne Show 2017) offers a fun, cool experience to make your party special.  Kids are fully engaged with interactive games as your home or venue is turned into a disco with lights, lasers and a smoke machine.  A professional party facilitator with free online invitations and a free birthday gift.  Parties run for 1.5 to 2 hours.

The first 20 parents to mention Play & Go Adelaide when booking will receive a FREE lighting upgrade.


Party Higher  |  Phone 1300 734 726


SciWorld Birthday Parties

Sciworld Adelaide birthday parties

SciWorld bring all the equipment and do all the cleaning up!

SciWorld science birthday parties are great for ages 5 years and up and cater for up to 20 children. They can run birthday parties in your backyard, hall or at your favourite park and each child receives something to take home.

The children will make multi-coloured slime – all different types which you can keep! You’ll shoot rockets into the sky, see some amazing science demonstrations (like Elephant’s Toothpaste!) and you’ll definitely see smiles all around!

SciWorld can tailor their parties to suit the age of the birthday child, adding in extra experiments and demonstrations when requested. Just ask!


SciWorld | Phone 8302 3046


Grand Bella – The Ultimate Backyard Glamping Party! By Sleepee Teepee

Grand Bella Kids Parties Adelaide

Grand Bella Parties – Perfect for amazing outdoor glamping sleep outs and a variety of daytime celebrations.

Grand Bella is a spacious, all weather, 5 or 6-metre canvas bell tent and she is perfect for warm weather, cool weather and everything in between! Hire Grand Bella for an epic outdoor sleepover party (sleeps up to 11 persons) or for a unique daytime celebration. With a great range of themes and furnishing packages to choose from, your celebration will be styled to perfection.

Not just for birthday parties; name your event and Sleepee Teepee will work closely with you to create a space that is perfectly styled to suit your celebration, delivering that ‘wow factor’ we all love to experience when it comes to parties – think bridal showers, wedding zones, and chic soirees for the grown-ups. Grand Bella can be pitched in the comfort of your backyard or at your favourite park or reserve.

The best part – All Grand Bella packages include tent assembly, styling and pack down once the party is over, meaning more time for you to relax and enjoy the day!

If a glamping Sleep Out Party wasn’t enough – they also have Outdoor Cinema packages too, perfect for watching your favourite flicks under the stars!



Jump First Jumping Castles Birthday Parties

Jump first jumping castles

Jump First Jumping Castles keep your kids happily jumping for hours – so you too can enjoy your child’s party.

Jump First Jumping Castles are specialists for Jumping Castle hire in Adelaide. With over 40 jumping castle hire designs, they are sure to have a castle to suit your child’s birthday party and they deliver to all Adelaide areas. They pride themselves in their service.

Jump First Jumping Castles are much more fun than “just your ordinary” bouncy castle hire company. They have Adelaide’s best jumping castles for hire. Your kids will love bouncing on their bouncy castles. There are many different styles of castles and themes: Open front jumping castles; Funhouse/slide castles; Adventure castles; Water slide jumping castles.
Plus all their castles have sun-shades and wet weather covers so they can be used all year round!

Their new Mini Bounce Houses are only $180 for all day hire. Plus they have three new Funhouse Slide Combos (our favourite) with ‘Let’s Party’, ‘Princess’ or ‘Sports’ theme, with more new castles coming soon.

So, take the stress out of your children’s birthday party and book one of the best jumping castles Adelaide has to offer.


Jump First Jumping Castles  |  Call 1300 586 734 or 8376 2011


Sleepee Teepee – The Ultimate Sleepover Party!

Sleepee Teepee Kids Parties Adelaide

Is your child ready to host a sleepover party? Look no further than Sleepee Teepee – Adelaide’s original sleepover party hire destination.

Handmade wooden teepees are paired with bedding, Manchester, and styling pieces. Simply choose from their wide range of gorgeous themes to create a cosy, stylish and memorable sleepover party.

Sleepee Teepee can set up as many teepees for your child’s party as you need and all in the comfort of your own home.

The best part – delivery and set-up, plus next day pack-up and collection are all included in the price, resulting in a fuss-free and high impact celebration; this means no extra work for busy parents!

Sleepee Teepee have thought of everything and created a range of ‘Something More’ party add-ons, ensuring the kids are entertained from party start to finish. These include:

      • Chalkboard teepee name plaques
      • Lolly Buffets
      • Party Favour Packs
      • Dress Up Closets
      • Outdoor Cinema



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.

flower birthday cake

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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