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September 2016

Take the pain out of planning your child’s perfect party and leave it all to the experts. With no mess to clear up, or food to prepare, you can just focus on taking lots of fab pics and enjoying your child’s special day.

Ni4kids talks to the party people who make the magic happen...

WOW – Your best birthday ever
World of Wonder, opening in September behind the Lough Shore Hotel in Carrickfergus, promises to be Northern Ireland’s biggest and best indoor adventure play centre.
Birthdays only come once a year and we believe the birthday boy or girl deserves the WOW VIP treatment on their special day. We aim to provide the most memorable birthday parties your child and their friends will be talking about for months. Our unique party rooms will be fully themed with wall and furniture decoration with a special throne for the Birthday Child. You have the choice of four party rooms: Superhero Headquarters, Princess Castle, World Safari Animal Room or Beach Party.
With packages starting from just £8.95 (off peak) which includes a choice of food, unlimited juice, one hour’s play on our amazing world-themed play frame and one hour in the party room with our fabulous party hosts leading the fun and games.
You can also upgrade your party to the gold package where you can add a visit from a popular character mascot and face painting for all the children. Our ultimate party is our ‘make a bear’ package where each child can make and take home a furry memento of the party. Additional items such as adult food platters are available on request.

Our online booking system and phone line will be live soon but in the meantime you can email info@wowni.co.uk for more information or to make a booking.

Find the Perfect Present
The Entertainer, the fastest-growing high street toy retailer in the UK, celebrates opening its first store in Northern Ireland, Belfast. The toy retailer offers an extensive range of children’s toys to cater for your little one’s birthday, from Lego and collectibles through to pre-school and educational toys, The Entertainer toy shop has it covered!
Are you looking for the perfect birthday gift for a little Lego fanatic or an outdoor play enthusiast? At The Entertainer they offer a variety of gift cards which you can personalise and modify to the amount that suits your budget.
Or you can ease the stress of finding birthday gifts by using The Entertainer’s present finder function. Simply select the birthday boy or girl’s age and enter your budget to explore the huge range. It’s quick, easy and guaranteed to find the perfect gift! thetoyshop.com

Children’s Afternoon Tea Treat at La Mon Hotel & Country Club
Plan a birthday party with a difference and spoil the little ones with La Mon’s children’s afternoon tea. Specially created, children can enjoy their very own afternoon tea alongside the grown-ups. Featuring their favourite treats, this fantastically-fun menu includes bite-sized cakes, fun jam sandwiches and chocolate fruit skewers with popping candy. Accompanied with tea or a Caribbean mocktail, why not upgrade to a hot chocolate or milkshake? Whether you book for a family celebration, or a surprise, La Mon caters for various dietary requirements.
Why not make the experience extra special and stayover with La Mon’s Family Adventure Break? Definitely a memorable tea party! To make a reservation call La Mon directly: Tel 028 9044 8631 or book online at lamon.co.uk

Striking parties at Odyssey Bowl
Roll on down to Odyssey Bowl for fantastic, fun birthday parties – perfect for kids of all ages!
It’s sure to BOWL everyone over and with your own dedicated party host, it’ll SPARE the hassle and hard work of organising a fab party! Odyssey Bowl is Belfast’s only state of the art bowling alley with 20 lanes and nighttime glow bowling, as well as fantastic arcade games and pool tables.
It’s the perfect place to celebrate and party packages include a game of bowling, kids’ meals with squash and ice cream and a party bag for each child.
Prices start at just £8.50 per child Monday-Thursday and £9.95 per child Friday- Sunday. Find out more at odysseybowl.co.uk

Have a BUON APPETITO birthday bash at Fratelli
Give your little one a birthday party with a difference at Fratelli Ristorante! Kids will be transformed into little chefs themselves with a chef’s hat and apron and will have the opportunity to build their own unique pizza from a range of toppings; pork sausage to sweetcorn nibbles, garden peas to pepperoni and lots more! While the chef is cooking your pizza, read the story of the three little pigs before enjoying a mini bambinocino.
The Fratelli brand concept is to welcome guests into a family-friendly, informal environment where the focus is on simple yet quality cookery and a warm welcome. Our friendly team serve traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist. Authentic Italian cicchetti perfect for sharing, pizzas fired in our wood oven, mouthwatering pasta dishes and tempting mini desserts all feature on our unique menu.
Join us today in our Galgorm or Great Victoria Street Ristorante – BUON APPETITO! Visit fratellibelfast.com

Party at the Jet Centre!
It’s party time at the Jet Centre, the North Coast’s number one entertainment centre.
Located in Coleraine, the centre offers fantastic activity parties including kids’ play at Alley Cats Adventure Play, Bowling and Mini-Bowling, which is brand new and is just like tenpin bowling but the lanes are shorter and the pins and balls smaller so it’s easier for all ages to join in the fun.
All of the parties at the Jet Centre have a dedicated party host who will look after your group to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Bowling and mini-bowling have a fantastic private party room while Alley Cats has bright, fun “party caves” so kids can enjoy all the action without leaving the play area.
To book, contact Alley Cats on Tel: 028 7035 0010 or bowling & mini-bowling at Tel: 028 7035 0005. More info on thejetcentre.co.uk

Party on Down at Lough Moss Leisure Centre
Get your party hats ready at Lough Moss Leisure Centre in Carryduff with a choice of great value activity packages. Kick off your party with a fun football session which is the perfect party package for inspiring ‘Ronaldos’, or get on your marks and enjoy a little friendly competition with a terrific team games session. Children can also burn off some energy with a brilliant bouncy castle session or for a day of endless fun choose a combination package with a choice of amazing activities.
All packages include one hour of activity, followed by one hour in a party room. Great value rates are available, making Lough Moss Leisure Centre the perfect venue for all your party needs.
For further information, contact the centre on Tel: 028 9081 4884 or visit lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Birthday Fun at Beef and Bird
Food and fun is Beef and Bird’s ethos! A colourful and retro environment paints the picture for your little one’s big day while the extensive menu of kids’ dishes will appeal to the faddiest of little eaters.
All Beef and Bird party packages come with a Beef and Bird invite, personalised menu filled with your little one’s favourites, fun-filled goodie bags and a fancy glitter tattoo for good measure.
From goujons and sausages to the perfect pizza, and not to forget our signature beef and chicken burgers, we will make sure your big and little birds leave satisfied.
It wouldn’t be a party without the obligatory treat and our menu of sweets is sure to meet the high standards of your tiny guests with complete freedom to build their own ice cream creations!
For more information visit beefandbird.co.uk or call Tel: 028 9260 7306.

The Perfect Celebration
For a stress free, mess-free birthday party and something to suit all ages, book at one of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s leisure centres.
Who doesn’t love a bouncy castle? Great for all ages and available at either Crumlin or Simile Leisure Centre. Choose from soft play areas in either the Antrim Forum or Valley Leisure Centre.
A tenpin bowling party at Antrim Forum simply glows (in the dark!) with its outer space-themed bowling.
More birthday party options to choose from including football, disco and movie, indoor activity and pool parties will help to make it a special day.
After your activity, let the caterer provide party food or cater for yourself with some venues offering their own kitchens.
For bookings, contact your nearest centre: Antrim Forum Tel: 028 9446 4131, Crumlin Tel: 028 9445 2733, Sixmile Tel: 028 9334 1818 or Valley Leisure Centre Tel: 028 9086 1211

Have exclusive use of your party facility when you book at Ards, Comber or Portaferry
At Ards choose from soft play, bouncy castle or paddling pool for young children or trampoline and football for older ones. Party food is available from the café and self-catering is also an option.
Dino’s Den soft play is the main attraction at Comber and currently has a special offer of just £35 for one hour exclusive hire. Trampoline, bouncy castle and football parties are also available. For parties booked Monday to Friday, self-catering only is available with food provided by Champions Sports Café at weekends.
Portaferry Sports Centre offers two hours exclusive hire of the sports hall, to include your chosen activities and set up for self-catered party food – all in for just £35.
To book contact your nearest centre: Ards on Tel: 028 9181 2837, Comber on Tel: 028 9187 4350, Portaferry on Tel: 028 4272 8833 or go to ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/leisure

We Love To Party
We Are Vertigo is Northern Ireland’s number one family entertainment complex, featuring a Trampoline Park, Ski and Adventure Centre, and spa making it a perfect place for birthday parties of all ages.
Booking your birthday party at We Are Vertigo means you’ll have a dedicated party host, a party room for your group and, depending on the package you go for, a 1 hour trampoline pass, adventure pass, ski-lessons and pizza. The special birthday person will also receive a complimentary voucher to return.
Our Trampoline Park Features: • Dodgeball courts • Basketball lanes • Stunt Pits • Gladiator Balance Beam • Enormous main court • Party Rooms
For your birthday party in the Adventure Centre, based from your own log-cabin-themed party room, the smaller party goers can enjoy an Alpine-themed soft play area, electric quads and low ropes while the bigger party people experience our Sky Trail high ropes and climbing wall.
For the ultimate party why not try our indoor endless ski-slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
For more information or to plan your party visit our website wearevertigo.com/parties or call our dedicated party line on Tel: 08700 661 522. We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Let’s Party at Dundonald International Ice Bowl
Get ready to party at Dundonald International Ice Bowl with one of our fantastic single or double activity party packages! Make it a day to remember with a choice of three amazing activities, a party room and a tasty party meal. What’s more every party child receives a voucher card which contains a 2 for 1 activity voucher for Dundonald International Ice Bowl, as well as a 2 for 1 leisure pool pass for Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.
For your party choose to go ice skating at Northern Ireland’s only public ice rink. Penguin skating parties are also available, which include the use of penguin skating aids to help children under the age of eight years take their first steps on the ice. Alternatively party on down in the Xtreme Tenpin Bowling Centre with glow balls, ultra violet lanes and supported DJ entertainment. Children under the age of 12 can also go wild for the adventure and excitement of the Indiana Land Play Kingdom, which includes the famous freefall slide!
For further details visit theicebowl.com or telephone the bookings team on Tel: 028 9080 9100.

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