Parents often fall into two camps: those who absolutely love planning their child’s birthday party (think dressed up party entertainers, 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, 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.

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

Birthday Party Venues

Art and Craft Parties at Luna and Co Designs, Lisarow

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Does your kid, tween, or teen love to get crafty and creative with their hands? These customisable art and craft birthday parties at Luna and Co Designs in Lisarow cater to all craft-loving kids, whether they’re 5 or 15!

Party activities are tailored according to age group and may include tie-dye (pillowcase or tote bag), dream catchers, jewellery making with Polymer clay, slime making, plaster fun painting, acrylic painting, cupcake decorating and more!

Luna and Co are happy to assist with catering or you can choose to use their little on-site kitchenette, complete with an oven to provide your own.

Special Offer: Playing in Puddles readers can get a 20% discount on the cost of your child’s birthday party (valid until 31 May 2021). Just use the code “Play20” when you book!*

Location: Shop 2, 880 Pacific Highway, Lisarow.
Price: Each craft costs $30 per person and lasts for one hour. A second craft is an additional $15 per person. Crafts also double as party favours/lolly bag!
Number of Children: Luna and Co can work with any group size from 5 to 40!
Age Group: School kids aged 5-15 years.

*Only one promo code, discount, or voucher can be used per transaction.

Pony Parties at The Outlook Riding Academy, Terrigal

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Got a little princess who’d just love to meet a ‘real life’ unicorn? A Pony Party at The Outlook Riding Academy in Terrigal could make all of her dreams come true!

During these gorgeous parties, children will receive a 2 hour equine experience where they’ll get to indulge in lead pony rides, plate and decorate a pony, take part in a treasure hunt and enjoy some delicious party food.

Location: The Outlook Riding Academy, Scenic Highway, Terrigal.
Price: $690 (includes gift bag).
Number of Children: 20 max.
Age Group: Primary school aged children.
More Info: Price includes up to 6 ponies, with tack, helmets and handlers. In case of wet weather, children will be entertained with ponies and games under cover. For cancellation and re-scheduling terms, visit the website.

Kids Parties at Slam Factory, Tuggerah

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Young shredders can look forward to two solid hours exclusive use of the Slam Factory skatepark at one of their epic birthday parties! Great for little ones just starting out or for kids with a bit of experience under their belt, the ramps and obstacles at this popular Central Coast haunt are guaranteed to challenge young riders, scooters and skaters alike.

Location: Slam Factory Indoor Skatepark, 93 Gavenlock Road, Tuggerah.
Price: $350.
Number of Children: Max of 80 people inside at any given time.
Age Group: Young kids and teens.
More Info: Available on Saturdays from 4pm-6pm and Sundays from 8am-10am, 10am-12pm and 6pm-8pm.  BYO food and drink. Bookings are taken over the phone on 4355 1557. Bookings are often made many months in advance so get in quick to secure your spot!

Kids Parties at Flip Out, Gosford

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Looking for something fun and exhiliarating to do for your child’s next birthday party? Flip Out Trampoline Arena in Gosford are the perfect host, making 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 clean up the mess afterwards meaning your can save your weekend and your sanity – plus your kids will think it’s pretty awesome too!

Location: Flip Out, 10 Hely St, West Gosford.
Price: There are 4 different birthday party packages available with a self-catered option starting at $25 per child. Visit their website for  all party options and full pricing details.
Number of Children: Minimum of 10 children per party.
Age Group: Young kids and teens.
More Info: It’s recommended you book 4-6 weeks before the preferred date of your child’s party to avoid disappointment. For last minute birthday party bookings, call Flip Out on 02 4323 0162.

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Kids Parties at Charmy Indoor Sports, Charmhaven

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If you’ve got a whole bunch of active kids to entertain and you’re not sure where to start, then look no further than Charmy Indoor Sports! They’ve got a great selection of parties to suit children of all ages and promise to give little ones bursting with energy the time of their life!

Whether your kid prefers Inflatable World, Bubble Soccer, sports parties or a combination of all three, Charmy Indoor have a package to suit. You can even go with the DIY option and simply hire the sports court from just $60 per hour!

Location: Charmy Indoor Sports, 128 Chelmsford Rd, Charmhaven.
Price: There are 5 different birthday party packages available  including a hire only option starting at $60 per hour. Visit their website for  all party options and full pricing details.
Number of Children: Maximum of 12 children per party.
Age Group: Young kids and teens.

Kids Parties at Australian Warrior Fitness, Gosford

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Calling all parents of mini Ninjas – this is the birthday party venue you’ve been looking for! Australian Warrior Fitness is a unique Central Coast gym that offers awesome Ninja warrior obstacle play for kids of all ages. Their exciting birthday parties give kids two hours of play including coaching, music and competitions. Parents can choose to add medals or trophies for each participant, a Birthday Ninja Singlet or T-Shirt or an Australian Ninja Warrior Birthday Cake! 


Location: Australian Warrior Fitness, 17 Wollong St Gosford.
Price: Packages start at $300 depending on number of children.
Number of Children: Minimum of 10.
Age Group: Young kids and teens.

FootGolf Kids Parties, Central Mangrove

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A simple yet delightful way to spend your child’s birthday is with a game of FootGolf at Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club and Golf Course. Active, sporty kids will love having a go at this cool game which is a combination of football and golf – simply kick a Football into specially designed holes in as few shots as possible! Then after the sporting fun finishes, kids and guests can return to the Club for a special lunch and slice of birthday cake.

Location: Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club and Golf Course, 18 Hallards Rd, Central Mangrove.
Price: Packages start at $20 per child.
Number of Children: Minimum of 10.
Age Group: Young kids and teens.
More Info: Parents can choose from one of two party packages or they can create their own – check out the website for more details.

Playing in Puddles visited! Check out our review here.

Playtime Parties at Kincumber Indoor Sports

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With an array of inflatables, cubbies, ride-ons and toys, Kincumber Indoor Sports is every kids idea of birthday party heaven! During your child’s party, they’ll get two hours of  playtime and fantastic party games that are facilitated and supervised by your own party instructor.  This means parents can take a break, enjoy a coffee from the on site cafe and watch their child have the time of their life. 

Location: Kincumber Indoor Sports, 19 Cochrone St, Kincumber.
Price: Packages start at $18 per child.
Number of Children: Minimum of 10.
Age Group: Children aged 0-7.
More Info: BYO birthday cake!

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Sports Parties at Kincumber Indoor Sports

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A fully catered Sports Party Package at Kincumber Indoor Sports includes a sports instructor who will run organised sports and games (choice of dodgeball, soccer, sack races, scooter boards and more), invitations, drinks, catering and lolly bags. Plus the birthday child will receive a free rock climbing pass to use at a later date!

Or parents can opt for a BYO package that will cover sports equipment hire, a party table and a free rock climbing pass for the birthday child to use at a later date.  Just BYO your own food and supplies!

Location: Kincumber Indoor Sports, 19 Cochrone St, Kincumber.
Price: Packages start at $20 per child.
Number of Children: Minimum of 10.
Age Group: Children aged 6-15.
More Info: For a BYO party, costs are just $125 (for 0-15 children). $5 for each additional child.

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Rock Climbing Parties at Kincumber Indoor Sports

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Kids aged 6-15 can get the ultimate rock climbing experience at one of Kincumber Indoor Sports’ rock climbing parties! Parents have a choice of two party packages including fully-catered and semi-catered options. 

The fully-catered Rock Climbing Party Package includes: one hour of climbing, party instructor who will organise sports and games, food, invitations and lolly bags. Plus the birthday child will receive a free rock climbing pass to use at a later date.

The semi-catered option includes: one hour of climbing, invitations, lollies, chips, Cheezels and drinks – plus a free rock climbing pass for the birthday child to use at a later date. 

Location: Kincumber Indoor Sports, 19 Cochrone St, Kincumber.
Price: Fully catered package $22 per child | Semi-catered package $15 per child (min. of 6 kids).
Number of Children: Minimum of 10.
Age Group: Children aged 6-15.

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Roundabout Circus Kids Parties, Wyoming

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Looking for a birthday party with a difference?  Roundabout Circus’ kids 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!

Location: Roundabout Circus, Unit 1/2 Evan Cl, Wyoming.
Price: Packages start at $210 and vary according to age group.
Number of Children: Max of 20.
Age Group: Package 1: Kids aged 3-6 years | Package 2: Kids aged 7+.
More Info: Check out the website to see full party package options and prices.

Motiv8Sports’ Super Sports Party

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If you’ve got a kid who is sports mad, then a Motiv8sports’ Super Sunday Sports Party may be right up their alley! It’s a two-hour multi-sports event that’s full of non-stop action and is divided into 5 x 20 minute sessions. Kids will play a combination of games including Flag ball Battle, Ultimate League, Gauntlet, Sponge Wars, Bubble Soccer, Super Soccer, Super Sports Challenge and Party FACE Off. During the hotter months, they even have the Motiv8sports’ Wet & Wild Challenge!

Each party receives their own area or marquee allocated to them and gets 20 minutes with each of  the five sports entertainers. Party invitations, photos, a birthday present and a sausage sizzle are all included.

Location: Central Coast Adventist School, Erina
Price: $425
Number of Children: 15 – 22 guests.
Age Group: Kids 5+.
More Info: There are indoor and outdoor options available so your party will go on whatever the weather. It’s advisable to book well in advance as these events sell out quickly.

Teen Parties at The Outlook Riding Academy, Terrigal

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Teenagers can celebrate their birthday in style at The Outlook Riding Academy in Terrigal at one of their specially tailored “Teen Parties”. During these wonderful parties, your bigger little people will spend two hours taking part in activities that include plaiting show presentation, bandaging/booting, mini show jumping, horsemanship skills and/or a trail ride. Then they’ll finish the celebration off with a delicious gourmet picnic!

Location: The Outlook Riding Academy, Scenic Highway, Terrigal.
Price: $690.
Number of Children: Maximum of 12.
Age Group: Kids aged 12-18.
More Info: Kids will get a choice of 4 ponies and 4 horses  with tack, saddles, bridles, helmets included. Tables and decorations are all provided. Families are welcome to bring extra food but please keep in mind there are no cooking facilities.

Celebrate at The Paintball Place, Kulnura

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Looking for birthday party ideas for active teenagers? The Paintball Place in Kulnura promises a fabulous day of high-octane entertainment! Kids can take part in a well organised series of adventurous games set on a 200 marker field and choose whether they want to stay for a two or three hour session.

Location: The Paintball Place, 171 Greta Rd, Kulnura.
Price: Sessions prices start at $50 and go up depending on session length and how many paintballs are required.
Age Group: Kids aged 12+.
More Info:  Call Sharon on 0415 945 766 to find out more. Packages are all inclusive of entry and equipment hire.

Kids Party Entertainment

Tumbletown Mobile Play Centre Parties

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In-home children’s party entertainment just got super exciting! Forget loading your car up with birthday presents, cake, party bags, decorations, and a bunch of kids to travel to a hired party venue and let Tumbletown Mobile Play Centre bring all the fun and excitement of soft-play directly to your home!

 Special Offer: Tumbletown is offering Playing in Puddles readers an awesome deal this Autumn – receive 8 hours for the price of 4 hours if you book before the 1st May! Make sure you tell them we sent you when booking to receive your special discount.


Location: Tumbletown will bring the fun to wherever you choose.
Price: Packages start at $400 for up to 20 children and go up to $950 for up to 40 children!
Age Group: Ages 1-8 (older siblings and parents are welcome to go in to look after the little ones).
More Info: Visit the website or call 1300 885 185.

RugbyTots Parties

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If you’re planning on hosting a birthday party for your sports mad little one, RugbyTots Central Coast are a great entertainment option! Children celebrating their second up to their seventh birthdays will get to participate in an hour of fun party games run by a Rugby Tots coach and everyone will receive a certificate at the end.
Plus, the birthday boy or girl will receive a birthday card and a size 2 leather rugby ball!
Location: Wherever you choose!
Price: $150 inc GST – up to 12 children including the birthday child. Invitations are also provided by the Rugby Tots team.
Age Group: Ages 2 – 7.

Ready Steady Go Kids Party Entertainment

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Looking for someone to entertain the kids at your little ones next birthday party? Ready Steady Go Kids will take the stress out of planning and running your child’s party by providing an hour of sporting fun, activities and games as well as the invitations, a birthday gift for the special girl or boy and a free class pass for all attendees. All you need to provide is the food and the location!

Price: Packages start at $175.
Number of Children: Minimum of 10 children.
Age Group: Children aged 1.5-6 years.
More Info:  RSGK can do themed parties too!

Arcade Machine Hire from Arcade Systems 

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Looking for a birthday party activity you can do from home but that will still get your teens excited? Arcade Systems offer hire of their awesome arcade machines so teens can invite their mates over for a day of 90s style gaming! Kids will love challenging eachother to beat their highest scores and parents will love that their kids are home, together, safe and gaming offline.

Arcade Systems arcade machines are ready to go, simply plug-and-play. Plus the high-scores are saved forever so your kids’ achievements will be there for the next person who hires the arcade to try and beat!

Location: Workshop/pick up address: Bronzewing drive Erina (by appointment only).
Price: Hire from $80 per week.
Age Group: Teenagers.
More Info: These systems are a great party option for children who are on the spectrum or who have stimulation issues.

Playgrounds and Public Parks Perfect for Parties

Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Umina

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This playground has it all and is well-equipped for birthday party celebrations. It has a fenced and shade cloth-covered playground, multiple play spaces for kids of all ages and a bike and scooter path. Plus there are barbecues, covered picnic tables and toilet facilities on site.


The Lions Park, Woy Woy

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Set on the beautifully panoramic views of Brisbane Water, this small playground in Woy Woy has a BIG personality! With toddler-friendly play equipment, plenty of seating and undercover picnic benches that are perfectly positioned next to the gas barbecues, this would make an AWESOME venue for a young kid’s birthday party!

Parklife and Terrigal Rotary Park

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Not only does Rotary Park in Terrigal have a brilliant array of play equipment suitable for kids of all ages, it’s also home to Parklife Pop-up Coffee – an awesome kiosk located within the fenced area of the park. What’s even more awesome is that Parklife offers catering for kids birthday parties!  Families no longer need to wake up at the crack of dawn to secure their kids birthday party spot – Parklife will supply tables, pop-up shade and provide a wonderfully healthy selection of yummy kids party food at just $10 per head (min of 20 people)!

Wallarah Point Peace Park, Gorokan

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The brightly coloured play equipment and hugely popular, double-storey rainbow slide at this awesome playground is enough to get any kid brimming with excitement! With its large covered barbecue area and plenty of seating available, this park is a super spot for birthday celebrations.


Mackenzie Reserve Playground, Budgewoi

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With its kids playground including a BRAND NEW liberty swing, water views and large outdoor space, Mackenzie Reserve in Budgewoi is an amazing setting for any celebration. The large undercover picnic area offers oodles of space for guests to congregate for birthday parties and the multiple BBQs dotted around the park make this a great place for a picnic by the water.


Wyee Point Reserve

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This playground in Wyee boasts two separate playgrounds – the first featuring a swing set and play structure for toddlers and the second, a flying fox and huge climbing web for slightly older kids.  The large covered BBQ and picnic table area at the top of the hill make this the pick of the spots for birthday parties, but get there early as it’s a popular one!


Jimmy Jurd Playground, Chittaway Bay

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This gorgeous playground promises lots of adventure for pirate-loving tots, with its skull-and-crossbone detail, a rope “spider web” wall, monkey bars, rope bridge, three slippery dips and firemans pole! Birthday parties can be hosted perfectly within an area featuring covered picnic tables and barbecue facilities. 


Turo Reserve Playground, Pretty Beach

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Best suited to preschool and school-aged kids, this cool park located on the water’s edge at Pretty Beach has a tall pirate ship-themed play structure that invites kids’ imaginations to run riot! There’s heaps of space for sports and games as well as barbecues and undercover picnic seating, so it’s just perfect for partying!


Elizabeth Ross Park, East Gosford

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If magical is what you’re after, then look no further than Elizabeth Ross Park in East Gosford. Here little ones will find a ladybird slippery dip, a “wombat” log tunnel and mushroom seats. Parents will find the covered picnic tables and barbecue facilities make this a perfect spot for a fairytale birthday party. Plus coffee and food can be found at the nearby Gosford Regional Gallery


Narara Valley Precinct Park

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This cute park with its natural elements and structural design was lovingly developed with the help of over 200 local community members. Offering play equipment suited to little and bigger kids as well as barbecue facilities, a covered picnic table and toilets with a baby change table, this is a great spot for hanging up some birthday balloons and putting on a spread!


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