Planning the perfect celebration? Meet the experts who take the pressure off parents and put the party on, ensuring your child’s once-a-year special event is their best birthday bash ever!


With one of the 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.

Go ice skating at Northern Ireland’s only public ice rink or treat your little ones to a Penguin or Snowman skating party*. Strike it lucky with an Xtreme tenpin bowling party with glow balls, ultra violet lanes and supported DJ entertainment. You can also check out the new BES X system for a party with a difference. Build a monster or enjoy a fairy tale or prehistoric games with animated and themed backgrounds for an hour of endless fun. You can also connect to your own Facebook page!

Children under the age of 12 years can also go wild for the adventure and excitement of the Indiana Land Play Kingdom, which includes the famous freefall slide!

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 further details visit theicebowl.comor call the bookings team on
Tel: 028 9080 9123/129. Visit

*Terms and conditions apply.


Fridays are simply made for parties, but thankfully at TGI it’s always Friday! So no matter what day of the week your little monster’s birthday falls on, TGI Fridays is the perfect venue.

The atmosphere in TGI Fridays is all party, all the time, and the tailored kids menu provides a wider range of options than any other venue in Belfast. Decorated party tables, the patented TGI happy birthday song, and they do all the cleaning up. TGI even throw in a free birthday dessert for the special birthday boy or girl­ – they’ve got all the bases covered!

Book your kids birthday party in TGI Fridays Belfast today, and take all the stress out of organising that birthday your little one will never forget! For more visit


Get your party hats ready at Lough Moss Leisure Centre in Carryduff with a choice of great value activity packages lasting two hours.

Kick off your party with a football or unihoc session or use the space for a fun games session. Children can also burn off some energy on the brilliant bouncy castle or ride around on the sit-on toy cars, buggies and bouncers.

All packages include one hour of activity, use of the kitchen and a party room for the duration of your party. 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


Roll on down to Odyssey Bowl for the best birthday parties around!

Odyssey Bowl is Belfast’s premiere bowling entertainment centre with 20 lanes of bowling, a massive two-floor arcade including pool tables, a diner serving hot food plus now serving delicious Slurp Ice Cream Shakes.Enjoy a birthday treat that includes one hour of bowling in a decorated lane, a hot meal and a drink in the party area and the support of a dedicated party host who will look after the group.

There’s more information on, message through or stop in and chat to the team.


The Jet Centre in Coleraine is the North Coast’s premier entertainment centre. Alley Cats Play Centre offers great party choices for youngsters up to 12 and this year they have two fabulous new activities! There’s a great fast-paced Phaser Laser tag party or for something more chilled build your own teddy with Teddy Mountain.

Or choose a classic play party where kids can enjoy the massive slide, climbing wall and giant ball pits. Parties include jugs of juice, a hot meal served in special party rooms and a dedicated party host.

You can also have bowling and mini-bowling parties! Superstrikes offers 14 lanes of ten pin and four mini bowling lanes plus a special party room where the children are served a hot meal, drink and ice lolly after their game. Find out more at


For the ultimate birthday party experience, why not book one of the fun filled party packages? Choose to party in the Leisure Pool and enjoy the longest and fastest water slides around, including the Lazy River, the Space Bowl, and Falling Rapids. Sure to keep you all entertained!

Alternatively celebrate your birthday with a Sports Party. Enjoy an hour of sporty fun in the sports hall and choose to play football, netball, basketball, volleyball or unihoc. Children can also go bounce crazy for the Tumble in the Jungle Party Package, featuring Northern Ireland’s largest inflatable slide, inflatable obstacle course and famous Formula 1 racing cars.

What’s more, every child will receive a 2 for 1 activity voucher! They also offer a range of combination party packages to suit your birthday party requirements. Party food packages are also available. Terms and conditions apply.

For further information on birthday party packages or to book a birthday party call Tel: 028 9267 2121  visit or email


Have exclusive use of your party facility when you book at Ards, Comber or Portaferry centres.

At Ards choose from soft play, bouncy castle or paddling pool for young children, 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


Host the most fun and exciting birthday party of the year at Air-tastic Trampoline Park in either Bangor or Craigavon.

Air-tastic birthday parties are 90 minutes of fun and include a one-hour bounce session followed by 30 minutes in your own private party room for mealtime.

All guests will be equipped with special bounce socks before they are run through a short safety briefing. The party guests can then bounce away while the grown ups can sit back, relax and observe all the fun from the café.

For prices, more information and bookings visit


Leading indoor-action sports skatepark Thunder Park at Eddie Irvine’s in Bangor is the first of its kind in Ireland with a solid emphasis on coaching and personal development for ages 4+ along with lots of new and exciting activities that aren’t available anywhere else.

Activities include: BMX, skateboard, stunt scooters, Parkour, Breakdance, Parkour, Aerosol Art & Mini Rockers.

Many of the ramps are totally unique and hold titles such as Ireland’s ‘biggest ramp’ and ‘widest ramp’ and all have been built in house by local hands with a no limits / dream big philosophy. Thunder Park is a positive and progressive environment that embraces all cultures, backgrounds, ages and ability levels.

Thunder Park Birthdays are an amazing way to give a group of young people an exciting experience in a local yet “World class” venue oozing excitement and opportunity. Each party will meet a local sporting celeb instructor, who will cover the basics of the chosen party activity and leave all participants feeling confident and ready for more. The birthday boy or girl gets a special gift too! No upper group size limit! Packages from only £10pp*

To find out more or for an accurate party quote email Tel: 02891 451457 or visit

Nadia Duncan

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