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Do you want to celebrate your child’s birthday and give them an unforgettable experience but have no idea where to go in London for kids to celebrate their special day? Well, we have the PERFECT guide of birthday activities in London that we think you will all enjoy, whether its visiting with the family or booking a party for your kids to celebrate with their friends. 

London is a great city with so much to do. If you're travelling to the places we’ve listed by train, make sure your kids don't get bored on the long journey! We have fun printables that will keep them engaged from the start of the journey right to the end. As a parent, you know how important it is to start your kids’ birthdays in a positive way. Either the night before or the morning of the day out, you can write down your thoughts and dreams together with this Mindful Dreams Notebook. This will make the celebration more memorable because you're able to document your feelings and achieve certain milestones, then come back later to reflect at the end of the day! The notebook also comes with affirmation stickers and colouring affirmations that they can colour in with our cool crayons kit!

Rainforest Café Birthday Party!

The Rainforest Café is an exotic and exciting jungle-themed restaurant in Piccadilly Circus that recreates the atmosphere of the Amazon rainforest! At this children’s café, your kids will be surrounded by special effects and lifelike animatronics that bring the forest to life with sounds like thunder storms and rainforest animals like elephants, crocodiles, jaguars, butterflies and many more! 

This fun, sensory experience is amazing for birthday parties as you can celebrate and dine while you are surrounded by the surreal nature and greenery, away from the hustle and bustle of London. The Rainforest Café food menu offers delicious American Diner style dishes like steaks, burgers, pasta and salads, with a separate menu for your little ones. Get the party package to include a main course, dessert, drink and a special gift. Our animals-themed crayon kit can also be a great addition for every kid to take home with them!

Wacky Warehouse London

Wacky Warehouse is the BEST place for children under age 12 to go wild! With crazy slides, colourful ball pits and kids climbing frames, it’s the perfect place to celebrate your child’s birthday. When I was younger, I celebrated my birthday and some friends’ birthdays too and it was some of the best times of my life! Your little ones can make great lasting memories there. You can get the party package which costs from £8 per child depending on the locations in London- Wacky Warehouse Colliers Wood or Greenford. Go for either the ‘Wacky Party’ which includes an hour of soft play, buffet food, party bags, games and more, or the ‘Make Your Own Bear Party’ which includes the same awesome goodies but your kids can also make their own 8-inch furry teddy bears! Our lovely single-packed bath bombs can also be added to each kid’s party bag to take home and wind down in the bathtub while watching them fizz and bubble!

It’s a great place for you and your friends to also catch up for some coffee while your kids have the time of their lives!

Chessington adventure Theme Park

Number 1 of things to do near Chessington, this park is one of the most exciting kids theme parks filled with crazy rollercoasters and rides. From swinging pirate ships to wet water rides and drop towers, your kids can go absolutely WILD! There’s also a zoo where there are over 1,000 animals including gorillas, lions, penguins and tigers!

Dare to plunge 25m into the jaws of a massive ancient Egyptian crocodile, a new ride that has been introduced in 2021! No doubt that you and your kids will have an unforgettable experience at Chessington Theme Park, perfect for birthday parties. Click here to find out what options you have for celebrating a birthday, including preparing a cake, balloons, VIP experiences and more! You can also make the most of it by staying overnight in the Chessington Gruffalo room at the safari-themed Chessington Safari Hotel and sitting down with your kids to write in your Mindful Dreams notebook together, writing down what you are thankful for and the experience you had at the theme park.

SEA Life for kids- London Aquarium

Witness the UK’s largest jellyfish experience as well as over 10,000 magnificent sea creatures with your kids, including penguins, tiger sharks, the famous ‘Nemo’ clownfish and fascinating starfish that they can even touch! Your child will have a magical experience for their birthday at Sea Life London, one of the best aquariums in UK, seeing beautiful things they’ve probably never seen in real life before.

You can book a party package that includes entry to SEA Life for all the party guests, being able to celebrate at a private area of the aquarium with customisable options like a yummy birthday cake and awesome party bags! You can even walk for just a few minutes from Sea Life to London Eye and spent some time on the famous wheel, seeing the beautiful landscape of London!

Horniman Museum activities for toddlers and kids of all ages!

Horniman Museum and Gardens is one of the best museums in south east London featuring collections relating to natural history, anthropology and musical instruments as well as an aquarium and a fascinating taxidermy collection! Your kids can go on an adventure through the gardens, playing with musical instruments and meet animals like goats, rabbits, alpacas, chickens and more! One of the things children love most is the Horniman Museum Butterfly House where they can witness the magically beautiful butterflies and learn about them. A birthday experience that is not only unforgettable but also educational! What more would you want for your kids!?

To make your child’s birthday even more special, you can book a Party Package which can include party invitations, music, cool party bags, a storyteller or entertainer to engage all the kids, a visit to the Aquarium/Butterfly House and more! This insects-themed crayons kit with shapes like butterflies and caterpillars would also be perfect to add the party bags.

QUEENS Skate Dine Bowl

The most exciting place where you can not only ice-skate but also dine and go bowling in West London! Have the best day out with the kids in Queensway with the ULTIMATE birthday experience! At Queens, you can choose to either have a fun bowling session or a session of ice-skating for kids. To go even CRAZIER, how about having BOTH sessions!? You can also enjoy delicious food at MEATliquor where there is also a kid’s menu.

So imagine going bowling, then dining and then ending the birthday experience with ice-skating! This would truly be an unforgettable experience for your children to be entertained for hours on their special day. Explore a range of activities to do with your kids, or special Kids Party Packages to book for the whole group of kids, there's something for everyone!

Ceramics Café -Kew

One of the most interesting and unique things to do in London with kids! At this ceramics café Kew (with more locations around the UK), you can have so much fun pottery painting, creating beautiful ceramics to keep or use at home. Your kids can use their imagination to get messy and creative, painting absolutely anything they want on a variety of objects such as plates, mugs, bowls or even colouring statues of animals, princesses or other adorable characters! You can see how the original design comes to life with all the bright and lively colours after it has been glazed in the studio. A treasure that your kids can cherish, to take home and remember their wonderful birthday experience forever! It provides the once in a lifetime opportunity to create something that is uniquely theirs! Fun for the whole family, or book a party with your kid’s friends to all enjoy!

You can also end the day by visiting Kew Gardens so your kids can go wild among the nature and release their energy. They can go on a mini adventure here climbing through tunnels and jumping on trampolines!

Animal farm birthday party- Mudchute Park & Farm

Spending your special day on a petting farm with animals is great fun! Mudchute Park & Farm is one of the best things to do with kids in East London. The farm has more than 100 lovely farm animals like pigs, llamas, cows, donkeys and goats, which you can feed and pet!

There are also fields or even a converted barn you can hire to hold your kid’s parties and have a variety of outdoor games and activities to make their day more memorable! The children can use our colourful crayons to colour in these fun animal-themed printables too. It’s the perfect birthday celebration for nature and animal lovers!

Swimming for kids!- Leyton Leisure Lagoon

If you want to celebrate your kid’s birthday and have the perfect family day out, why not go to an exciting swimming pool with slides? Leyton Leisure Centre is the best place to have all the splashing water fun! Older kids can enjoy racing each other in the 25m pool and your little ones aged 8 and under can swim under your supervision, in the Aqua Play area that is one of the most awesome adventure swimming pools with it’s colourful water slides, interactive jets, tipping buckets and more! You can all have fun together swimming like a fish in the sea!

When you get home, you and your kids can make your own bath bombs to have even more water fun! Our bath bomb making kit is the perfect way to spend quality time together while letting them experiment as they make their own bath bombs.

Lastly, before booking anything straight away, make sure you contact the specific venue to see availability for bookings, party packages etc. We want you to avoid any disappointments and to have the best time celebrating your child’s special day and we hope these suggestions were useful to you!

Let us know in the comments below if you chose any of our birthday party ideas and what kind of memorable experiences you and your little ones had!

Give thanks at the end of the day!

To end the day perfectly after your child's birthday party, be sure to sit down and write in your gratitude journals and go through the affirmations together. It will help to calm everyone down after a hectic day full of fun activities and get them ready for bed. You'll be able to reflect on all the wonderful things that happened during the day and give thanks for them. Plus, you'll all feel good about yourselves after reaffirming your positive thoughts for the future. It's a great way to cap off any day - especially one as special as a child's birthday.

Lastly, before booking anything straight away, make sure you contact the specific venue to see availability for bookings, party packages etc. We want you to avoid any disappointments and to have the best time celebrating your child’s special day and we hope these suggestions were useful to you!

Let us know in the comments below if you chose any of our birthday party ideas and what kind of memorable experiences you and your little ones had!

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