Wondering how to celebrate your child’s birthday this year? Looking for a fab venue for your teen’s party?

Parents often fall into two camps: those who absolutely love planning their child’s birthday party (think perfectly iced cakes, balloon characters, and personalised party bags) and those who feel exhausted just thinking about the mess and managing the sugar highs!

Never fear, no matter what camp you fall into, we’ve found a heap of Central Coast party entertainers and local venues that will make your little one’s special day super special this year. From mobile face painters and party stylists to attractions with party rooms and venues you can exclusively book: there’s something here for all your party wants, needs and budgets.

Scroll down to discover awesome birthday party venues, children’s entertainers, well-equipped playgrounds and fabulous outdoor spaces that are just made for celebrations!

Kids’ and Teens Birthday Party Venues on the Central Coast

Parties at Hole in Fun, Lisarow

Mini golf has returned to the Central Coast, and it’s a “hole” lot of fun for birthday parties! Opened in 2024 in Lisarow, Hole in Fun has pink-iced doughnuts to putt through, a Ferris wheel to duck under, giant chess pieces to bounce around and a bath to recline in!

It’s an indoor venue with an 18-hole mini golf course, two golf simulators and a licensed bar! And it’s quickly cemented itself as the Central Coast’s destination for golfing fun!

Hole in Fun is THE BEST mini golf course we’ve ever seen. Forget the same-same courses of many putt-putts: Hole in Fun’s 18 holes are split into two courses so that your party crew stay entertained throughout the course. The first nine holes are bright, colourful and fun and have partygoers navigating giant ice blocks, old-school radios and flamingoes, while the final nine holes challenge them to a heap of awesome trick shots that involve putting up walls, along marble-style tracks and across 5cm bridges!

There’s a dedicated party room, you can choose to BYO food or have it fully catered, and some packages include a party host, making it a “hole” lot easier for parents.

Hole in Fun
37 Sunny Bank Rd, Lisarow.
Price: Party packages from $22/child.
Number of Children: Minimum 10.
Age Group: From 4+.    
Food options: Catered + self-catered party packages.
Bonuses on some packages: Party host. Party room. Reserved table. Clean up included.
Phone: 0421 576 828.
Email: [email protected]
Hole in Fun’s Facebook page
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Parties at Raw Challenge, Doyalson

Have a bunch of kids with a heap of energy? Want a party that they’ll talk about for months to come? Well, we’ve made an awesome discovery. Did you know that the Raw Challenge obstacle course at Doyalson can be hired for private parties? Yep, kids birthday parties, teen parties, bucks, hens, end-of-season celebrations – you name it: you bring the crowd and they’ll provide the fun.

Your birthday child and their mates will have an absolute blast: they’ll get covered in mud, wade through water, clamber up warped walls, balance across poles, climb over rope nets and slide down pipes. We’ve done these obstacles before and we can vouch that racing through them was some of the most fun we’ve had in, like, forever!

And because it’s open to everyone aged 5+ you can even invite Uncle Steve, Cousin Stace and your fun-lovin’ Pop to join in on the action too. As well as covering a broad age group, Raw Challenge can cater to all levels of strength, fitness and endurance, too, and they’ll adjust their course and obstacles to suit your group’s needs.

Qualified instructors will be there to supervise, support and encourage participants on the course and the showers are available for you to clean up at the end. There are shelters and barbecue facilities available for you to use if you’d like to self-cater or Raw Challenge can arrange a catering package for you through their friends at Doylo RSL.

Playing in Puddles visited! Check out our review here.

Raw Challenge
Raw Challenge, 110 Pacific Hwy, Doyalson.
Price: Group bookings from $45/person.
Number of Children: No minimum or maximum.
Age Group: From 5+. Kids, teens and adults of all ages!   
Food options: Catered and self-catered options. Free BBQ facilities, too.
Bonuses: Qualified instructors supervise, support and encourage participants on the course.
Email: [email protected] 
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Parties at Flip Out Gosford

It’s BIG, it’s bouncy and it’s bundles of fun! Flip Out Gosford is the perfect birthday party venue for kids with oodles of energy! Plus, with their “After Dark” party option, they’re one of only a few venues with the “cool” factor that appeals to kids plus tweens and teens.

Flip Out has different areas to keep partygoers entertained and bouncing all party long. There’s a massive trampoline arena, a new inflatable jumping castle zone, an inflatable soft-fall pad, a double-storey softfall play area and a toddler play zone.

They have packages to suit a range of budgets and wants. Want to self-cater: you can. Want to have it all taken care of? Flip Out Gosford is the perfect host! They make it super easy for parents by providing everything! They’ll sort the food, the entertainment, the decorations and the birthday cake. Heck, they’ll even provide a party host and clean up the mess afterwards, so that you can save your weekend and your sanity!

You can host a party at Flip Out any day of the week! Or, come the weekend, they also run ‘After Dark’ sessions – complete with disco lights and crankin’ tunes. This is perfect for older kids and tweens who want to add an extra dose of excitement to their birthday celebration!

Playing in Puddles visited! Check out our review here.

Flip Out Gosford
Flip Out, 10 Hely St, West Gosford.
Price: There are 4 different birthday party packages available with a self-catered option starting at $27 per child.
Number of Children: Minimum of 5 children per self-catered party and 10 for catered parties.
Age Group: 4-14 years old.
Food options: Catered and self-catered options.
Bonuses: Party hosts. Reserved table and party spaces. Clean up included.
Phone: 02 4323 0162.
Email: [email protected]
Flip Out’s Facebook page
Flip Out’s Instagram page
Flip Out’s Website

Parties at Erina Ice Arena, Erina

Did you know that Erina Ice Arena hosts day-time ice skating parties and night-time disco parties on the ice? How fun is that!

The Disco Ice Skating parties are such a great option for teens and tweens. The lights are turned down, music turned up and laser lights bring the fun and colourful party vibe. Disco parties are held on Friday and Saturday nights (6:45pm-10pm) and give party-goers 2.5 hours of ice skating! Dinner is included too – mini pizzas, American hotdogs, nachos and soft drinks. We love the supervised freedom this party option provides to young teens.

The Childrens’ Skate Parties occur over lunch every Saturday and Sunday, and there are several packages available to suit your wants. It’s a great option for kids of all ages and skate levels (from beginner to experienced), as each party group gets a 30-minute skate lesson. During the skate lesson, the arena is closed to the general public, so party-goers have plenty of space to find their skate legs and show off their new skills. As well as the lesson, they’ll also have supervised time for free play and games such as ice limbo and ice hockey goal shooting.

Erina Ice Arena has four themed party rooms (think Frozen, Under the Sea, and Winter Village). The venue will decorate the space with balloons and fairy lights and you can also order a themed cake to match. Children’s skate parties are suitable for kids aged 6-13 and any adults are welcome to take to the ice, too, by purchasing a public skating ticket.

Erina Ice Arena
Shop A08 Erina Fair, 260 Terrigal Drive, Erina.
Price: Prices start at $360.
Number of Children: Minimum 10.
Age Group: Kids aged 6-13. They also do teen parties – see website for details.
Food Option: Catered.
Bonuses: Party rooms. Party host. Clean up included. Wintry-themed birthday cakes can be added on.
Phone: 0409 504 896.
Email: [email protected]
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Parties at Impact Kidsworld, Erina

Searching for the ultimate birthday party venue for tiny tots? Impact KidsWorld is the place! The play centre has two large indoor, soft-play areas – one perfect for babies and little ones aged 3 and under and a multi-level play maze for older kids aged 3-12.

The multi-level play maze was designed for kids aged 3 to 10 years old. This exciting play area boasts a long double slide, ball pit, climbing slopes, balance beam, swing, flying fox, and various padded obstacles for children to navigate and manipulate!

The separate baby, toddler, and preschooler area has its own softplay structure with crawl-through tunnels, soft climbing stairs and a curly yellow slippery dip. There are myriad bikes, trikes and cars to drive, cubby houses to play in, mini slippery dips to slide down, dolls to play with and busy boards to keep busy with.

The entire space is air-conditioned making it perfect no matter the weather or time of year. Come rain, hail or scorching shine, you won’t need a contingency plan! You can choose from four awesome party packages that will work with your numbers and budget!

Parties can be held at Impact from 1pm to 3pm on Saturdays. This two-hour session is reserved EXCLUSIVELY for booked parties – there is no public access at the same time! And each session is limited to two parties only, so you know you’ll have heaps of space to play.

Playing in Puddles visited! Check out our review here.

Impact Kidsworld
19 Chetwynd Road, Erina.
Price: Package prices start at $10 per child (for a Down to Earth Package).
Number of Children: Up to 20 kids per party. Alternatively, if you want more guests and would love the play centre venue all to yourself, they offer an exclusive use hire option.
Age Group: Children aged 1 – 12 years.
Food Options: Catered parties.
Bonuses: Reserved table. Air-conditioning. Clean up included.
Phone: 43 676 767.
Email: [email protected]
Impact Kidsworld’s website

Kids Party Hosts and Entertainers on the Central Coast

Parties at Ninja Kids Erina

If your invite list includes a group of active kids, a party at this new obstacle course facility is a surefire way to show them a great time, run them ragged, and earn cool points for your birthday kid. And, even better, by booking a party you get exclusive use of the full gym, obstacles, party room and kitchenette – for 2 hours! This means the obstacles can be adjusted to the age/ability of the kids attending, so this is a fun option for teens and tweens who are looking for something beyond the, “been there-done that” movie option.   

This party venue ticks so many boxes. Qualified and experienced coaches provide structured activities for the entire party, so parents can sit back and relax. It’s indoors, so the party can comfortably go ahead no matter the weather. It’s self-catered and you have full access to the kitchenette’s fridge, freezer and microwave, so you can bring food that best suits your wants and dietary requirements. 

Plus, there’s a heap of fun little bonuses too.  The venue provides Ninja Kids invitations for your guests, a Ninja Kids tattoo for every child who attends the party, and the birthday child receives an extra special gift!

Ninja Kids Erina
Ninja Kids Erina, 3/5 Bonnal Rd, Erina.
Price: Package prices start at $460 for 2 hours.
Number of Children: The package includes up to 20 children (additional children can be added at $15 per child).
Age Group: Partygoers need to be 4+.  The birthday child needs to be turning five or older.  
Food Options: Self-catered – free use of kitchenette.
Bonuses: Qualified coaches run party. Party room. Exclusive use of venue.
Phone: 0415 569 149.
Email: [email protected]
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Parties at Roundabout Circus, Gosford

Step right up and learn some circus skills this year! Roundabout Circus hosts fab birthday parties so little aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, and clowns can find out just what it’s like to be a performer in the circus. Pretty cool, right?

If you’re looking for a birthday party with a difference, Roundabout Circus is it. Their kids and teen parties are guaranteed to excite with their packed list of activities for kids to try; think aerial skills, circus games, juggling, hula hoops, spinning plates, balancing on a unicycle plus heaps more!

We love that this party option is really inclusive and age-less, in that a five year old and 12 year old can find themselves equally challenged in learning these fun new skills.

And what really sets this venue apart is the experience and enthusiasm of the staff. The parties are hosted by a team of professional circus performers who have entertained crowds in Australia and all over the world!

Roundabout Circus
96 Showground Road, Gosford.
Price: Prices start at $330 for 10 children. Each child after that is charged at $27pp (up to a maximum of 25 children).
Number of Children: Minimum 10.
Age Group: Kids aged 5-12. They also do teen and adult parties – see website for details.
Food Options: Self-catered – free use of kitchenette.
Bonuses: Professional teachers. Exclusive use of venue. Face painting is available on request.
Phone: 02 4311 7133.
Email: [email protected]
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Special deal: Mention Playing in Puddles to receive 10% off vouchers for all party participants or free annual registration for core program enrolments.

Parties at Naturally Creative Kids, Toukley

Have a creative child? Naturally Creative Kids art studio in Toukley tailors beautiful birthday parties to fit your child’s dreams and wishes. The aim could be that each child create a special something to take home or to simply enjoy the sensations of messy crafty play during the party. Think wearable butterfly wings, magic potion-making, slime, squeegee art, or a morning of sensory play – involving sand, pasta threading, painting and stickering, slime, glitter, play doh and more.

Your party host is Melissa, Naturally Creative Kids’ owner/artist and experienced creative educator. Melissa will lead the kids in two hours of creative fun! All art supplies and materials are provided, and of course, the best part for parents is that you don’t have to worry about the set-up or clean up! This is messy, crafty, creative fun in a space where the kids are encouraged to get in and enjoy it.

Crafty party bags are included, and you have the option to bring your own party food or call in the caterers (which the venue will arrange). Really all you have to do is book, sit back and enjoy watching the kids’ delight as they create some magic.

Naturally Creative Kids parties
1/366 Main Road, Toukley.
Price: Packages start from $370. 
Number of Children: 12.
Age Group: 1-12 years old.
Food Options: Self-catered and catered options – free use of kitchenette.
Bonuses: Air-conditioned. Professional teacher. Exclusive use of venue.
Phone: 0455 676 928.
Email: [email protected]
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Special deal: Mention Playing in Puddles to receive 12 free vanilla or chocolate cupcakes coloured to suit the party theme.

Little Leaders birthday parties, Kincumber

Want a day of immense fun? One that could involve a colour run, parkour, water games, team challenges and a 35m water slide! And one where you don’t have to arrange any of this set up yourself? Sounds like a dream right!

The team at Little Leaders have made absolute waves with their incredibly popular school holiday camps and now they’ve taken that same awesome strategy and applied it to birthday parties. Their first birthday party extravaganza in May 2024 sold out super fast, and we have no doubt the upcoming months will do the same.

Here’s how it works: Little Leaders host their birthday party extravaganza day on just one Sunday each month! Multiple parties run on the day simultaneously creating an awesome atmosphere and allowing the kids to rotate through different large-scale activity stations. When it comes time to celebrating the birthday child, each party has its own decorated party table for “happy birthday” singing and candle blowing so that they feel extra special.

These guys totally know what kids love and they cater to it – even down to the pizza lunch and ice-cream birthday cake. And as parents and teachers themselves, they also know what us parents need, and they ensure they look after everything – from the set up to the clean down. Massive bonus: the venue has inside and outside areas, so can run no matter the weather.

Little Leaders Australia
Kincumber High School – Bungoona Rd, Kincumber.
When: Held only one Sunday of every month so get in quick.
Price: $550 for up to 20 kids.
Number of Children: The package is for 20 kids. Additional kids are $25/head.
Age Group: Kids in kindy through to year 6 (roughly 5-12).
Food Options: Catered.
Bonuses: Qualified coaches run party. Clean up included.
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Parties with Motiv8sports Central Coast

Motiv8sports is well loved for their school holiday camps and sporting clinics, but did you know they also do awesome parties? Once a month they host a Super Sunday Sports Party – a 2-hour multi-sports event designed to run active kids ragged while having a heap of laughs.

The parties are for children aged 5+ and they’re full of non-stop sports action divided into four sessions. A typical Motiv8sports Party includes Flagball Battle, Ultimate League, Super Soccer, Big Dog Cricket, a Treasure Hunt and, in the warmer months, Water Sports.

Motiv8sports uses sports venues with indoor/outdoor options, so you needn’t worry if the forecast predicts hail, rain or scorching heat. Pizza is ordered in to keep the wolves from the doors, and 2 sportsmanship prizes are awarded to party-goers to encourage fun and fair competition.

Four parties are hosted simultaneously and they operate independently as they rotate through the four separate sporting activities. Each party also has its own area/marquee allocated to them, so birthday cake cuttings and present openings feel ultra special. With their DJ pumping out the tunes, a Motiv8sports party promises the atmosphere of a major sports event with the intimacy needed to make each birthday boy/girl feel special.

Motiv8sports Central Coast
Multiple locations across the Coast.
When: Held only one Sunday of every month so get in quick.
Price: Parties are $450.
Number of Children: The package is for up to 22 kids
Age Group: Kindy to year six.
Food Options: Catered.
Bonuses: Party entertainers and sport coaches. Marquee/table reserved.
Phone: 0424 951 175.
Email: [email protected]
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Design a Face Painting & Enchanted Fairy Wonderlands, Central Coast

Love a whimsical fairy party? Want to create an enchanting picnic tea party for your birthday child or a pamper party with style? Cara Muller of Design a Face Painting & Enchanted Fairy Wonderlands has an incredible eye for design and can curate 18+ bespoke themes using her collection of stunning, unique props, flowers and furnishings. It’s not only kids who are looked after either. She also creates luxury boho picnics for every occasion from baby showers to proposals, as well as pamper, movie and teepee parties for tweens!  

Cara is the award-winning director-owner (or more accurately, stylist-artist) of multiple styling businesses on the Central Coast, including Design a Face Painting, Enchanted Fairy Wonderlands and Style Design Celebrate.

If you can imagine it, Cara can do it. Her portfolio and enormous warehouse of props allow her to cater to 18+ bespoke themes, including (but absolutely not limited to), Enchanted Fairies, Magical Unicorns Picnic, Boho Mermaid Bliss, Claris in Paris French Tea Party, Peppa Pig, Frozen Winter Picnic, Stomp Chomp and Roar Dino Picnic, Jungle Safari Picnic, and a Rustic Farm Play Picnic.

Not only does Cara perfectly style the party but she provides the entertainment and fun too. She does face painting that is absolutely next-level beautiful with jewels, sparkles and colour blending that makes make-up artists blush. She can also host creative workshops and games, and her packages are flexible and affordable. 

Cara is insured with all Working with Children checks for private parties, corporate events, festivals, weddings, and more. All of this means that parents can sit back and relax, knowing the decorating and entertainment is all taken care of and your party is going to be remembered and treasured for years to come… and the photographs are sure to be the envy of everyone.

Design a Face Painting & Enchanted Fairy Wonderlands
Anywhere. Cara has a beautiful venue that she can use as needed, but she’s a mobile operator so she can come to you. She does parties at customer’s homes, parks, beaches, halls. You choose a perfect location close to you.  
Price: Packages start from $250. 
Number of Children: The package is for up to 20 kids.
Age Group: All ages.
Email: [email protected]
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Special deal: Mention Playing in Puddles to receive 10% off party packages.

Parties at Luna & Co, Niagara Park and Central Coast

Want an arty-crafty party at home or elsewhere? One where the activity works double duty in that it gives each child a gorgeous party favour to take home too? At Luna & Co’s birthday parties, your guests can create 1 or 2 masterpieces to take home – and you get to choose what they do. They can tie dye tote bags or t-shirts, make slime, do acrylic or jewellery-box painting, create macrame feathers or dream catchers. They can even design their own skate deck!

You can hold the party at Luna & Co’s craft studio in Niagara Park, or they’ll happily come to you – whether it be your home or another venue. All materials are supplied and your party host is Luna & Co’s owner/artist Jade, who has extensive crafting experience and a background in childcare and education, which means she’s great at engaging and entertaining large groups of children.

Need party supplies and furniture? Just ask, and Luna & Co will even arrange tables, chairs, party bags and more to make your party planning super easy. All of this makes for a stress-free birthday party for parents and a gorgeously fun activity for your birthday child and their friends.

Luna & Co parties
Mobile or at Luna & Co’s headquarters (209 Narara Valley Dr, Niagara Park). Your host can travel within 40km of Niagara Park to a venue of your choice.
Price: Packages start from $300.
Number of Children: Minimum 10.
Age Group: Kids aged 5-18.
Food Option: Self-catered.
Bonuses: Air-conditioned. Professional teacher and host. Exclusive use of venue.
Email: [email protected]
Luna & Co Facebook page
Luna & Co Instagram page
Luna & Co’s Website


Looking for a playground to host your child’s birthday party? Look no further. We’ve found a heap of fabulous parks across the Central Coast that have everything you need to host a great party – think toilets, BBQs, picnic tables, shelter and fun equipment.

Header image: Design a Face Painting & Enchanted Fairy Wonderlands taken by Wilde Collaborative Photography.

This feature was created in partnership with Hole in Fun, Flip Out Gosford, Ninja Kids Erina, Raw Challenge, Roundabout Circus, Erina Ice Arena, Naturally Creative Kids, Impact Kidsworld, Little Leaders, Motiv8sports, Luna & Co, Design a Face Painting & Enchanted Fairy Wonderlands.

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Founder & Editor

After working in print and online media for more than a decade, Katie launched Playing in Puddles in 2017. A mum of three young boys and local of the Central Coast, Katie loves discovering and sharing all that’s happening in our region.