Does this sound like a familiar post-party scenario? Cake in the carpet, party popper strings in the lights and deflated balloons under the sofa that continue to be discovered days after the party’s over? If it is, read on for some great party venues which offer everything from pizza making to muddy, sporty outdoor fun—without any cleaning up for you!
For Younger Kids (Up to Seven Years Old)
This mammoth indoor playground, with balls galore, jungle gyms and slides, hosts private parties including one for under three-year olds that includes an inflatable playscape and throne. Fidgets will take kids up to 10-years of age, but is really most suitable for kids up to about six or seven.
Activities: Party games with prizes; dancing; free play on the inflatable playscape.
Price: From $600 for 15 kids; additional kids from $30 per child.
Fidgets | Address: #04-05 Turf City, 200 Turf Club Road | Tel: 64667611
Another massive playground, Polliwogs, host two-hour customised parties, with themes that range from Tropical Paradise Hula, Poco Princess for all things pink and girly, Larry’s Junior Chef to The True Polliwogian Super Party.
Activities: Tropical Paradise Hula party includes body painting and hula lei-making; Poco Princess party includes tiara- and crown-making, and Poco’s princess story with a skit; Larry’s Junior Chef party have kids making their own chef hats, pizzas and ice-cream sundaes; and The True Polliwogian Super Party includes an entertainer, giant slides, outdoor bouncy castles and obstacles courses.
Included in all packages: Party hosts, food and drink plus one- to two-months unlimited Polliwogs Play for the birthday child.
Extras: Professional entertainers, clowns, magician, comedian, balloon sculptor, face painter, caricature, photographer.
Price: From $1,058 for 15 kids, additional kids at $43 per child.
The Polliwogs | Address: #01-02,1020 East Coast Parkway | Tel: 64422805│Also at: #02-18/19, Robertson Walk, 11 Unity Street | Tel: 6737 0982
For Older Kids (Seven Years Old and Above)
Wave House (Outdoor)
Something for cool kids and teens is Wave House Sentosa, where wave machines, splash pools and an inspiring show put on by the instructors are tons of fun.
Activities: Bodyboarding and flowboarding
Price: One lane of the Flowrider can be booked for up to 15 people: $350 per hour on weekdays/$400 per hour on weekends; food and drink party packages start at $150 for six kids.
Wave House Sentosa | Address: 36 Siloso Beach Walk | Tel: 62381196
The Pit (Outdoor)
Centaurs Kids, a motivational company that focuses on sports and outdoor activities, throws parties in The Pit for older kids to have fun tackling a military-style obstacle course. Set in Turf City, The Pit comes with monkey bars, walls, beams, ponds, banks—and lots of mud—that will both challenge and stimulate.
Activities: A two-hour programme that includes games and the obstacle course.
Price:$545for 20 children (an extra $100 for up to 10 additional children).
Included: Coaching and supervision, drinking water, equipment and tents. Catering is not included.
Centaurs Group | Address: #03-02C Sime Darby Centre, 896 Dunearn Road | Tel: 64689851
Laser Tag (Outdoor)
Get the adrenaline pumping with a laser shootout party at Combat Skirmish. Their gaming grounds are at Fort Siloso on Sentosa but the organisers can also bring the game and all equipment to your condo.
Activities: Laser tag:teams of players shoot each other with interactive laser guns in a combat simulation game.
Price: $30 per pax for one hour (minimum of 10 pax) or promotional $48 for 2hr.
Included: The rate includes three party hosts, laser guns and face painting. Food and drink can be arranged separately.
Combat Skirmish | Address: Punggol Ranch Activity Centre, 900 Punggol Rd | Tel: 67791031
Forest Adventure (Outdoor)
Kids can monkey around Forest Adventure in Bedok, where aerial obstacle courses allow them to negotiate the forest canopy, swing over land and water on four-metre high zip wires and flying foxes, and experience thrilling free-falls on Tarzan jumps.
Younger Kids Package – Kids Course (designed for kids aged 5 to 10)
Restrictions: Min height1.1m. Max height 1.4m
Activities: 90 minutes exclusive access to the Kids Course which has 6 crossings and one adventurous zip line.
Price: $850 for 20 kids, S$40 for additional child.
Included: 2 dedicated instructors, completion certificates, reserved area at base camp, birthday cake and fruit juice
Older Kids Package – Grand Course (10 yrs and older - under adult supervision)
Restrictions: Min height 1.4m, 1 adult from the party needs to accompany the party (as well as the 2 instructors provided).
Activities: Freedom to complete the course at their leisure (normally takes 2.5 hrs) whichcomprises of 34 different obstacles from bridges to trapezes plus 4 ziplines which whizz through the air over the Bedok reservoir.
Price: S$500 for 6 kids and accompanying adult, S$40 for additional child but each extra child needs an accompanying adult $42
Included: 2 dedicated instructors, completion certificates, reserved area at base camp, birthday cake and fruit juice, plus 6 gift vouchers for the grand course (value $42 each)
Forest Adventure | Address:825 Bedok Reservoir Rd, Bedok Reservoir Park | www.forestadventure.com.sg | Tel: 81007421
Having grown up in the sunshine (East Africa) Beate is happy be back in the Tropics, after a 10 year stint in a distinctly less sunny London. A love of fruit and veg markets, travel and spicy food makes Singapore a good place to be and when she is not chasing after her mischievous one year old she is experimenting with exotic looking ingredients in the kitchen.