Kids birthday party ideas in London

Celebrate your child's birthday in London with these ideas for fantastic parties.

Children's party venues in London cover all birthday party themes; whether your little ones want to explore the rainforest, get active or tour their favourite football ground. 

Many London birthday party places will do the planning and the clearing up for you, from invitations to birthday cakes – they'll even throw in a goodie bag! So all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the fun and games.

If you're looking to celebrate with a meal, London has a great range of family restaurants to enjoy, many of which offer birthday party menus.

Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

Treat your child to a cool birthday party at Alexandra Palace ice rink. Kids will enjoy a game and safety session on a private section of ice, before being let loose to skate during a public session. You can then relax in your own private area which boasts views of the rink. Aimed at six to 12 year-olds, parties cost from £15 per child

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Chelsea FC

Footie-mad kids can follow in the footsteps of their heroes with a Chelsea FC birthday. Score a hat-trick with a private stadium tour; five-a-side football game; and a Chelsea gift and certificate for each child. The party package also includes invitations and plenty of unique photo opportunities. £25 per child

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Go Ape Trent Park

If your kids want to get active, take them to Go Ape Trent Park. Under 10s can enjoy the Tree Top Junior Adventure, with an hour of canopy exploration. Mixed groups of older kids and adults can choose between the Tree Top Adventure with zip wires, swings and obstacles, or a Segway tour along the forest floor. From £17 per child.

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Queens Ice and Bowl

Whether your kids want to bowl, ice-skate or sing karaoke, they can do it all at Queens Ice and Bowl. Book a birthday package and enjoy one activity for £12.99 or two activities for £15.99, along with a choice of pizza, sandwiches or a hamburger, with fries. Queens also provide invitations, free squash and ice-cream.

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Jungle Cave

Little monkeys will love a tropical birthday dinner in this jungle-themed restaurant. Jungle Cave organise everything including invitations, party bags and food. The package includes a main course, dessert and drink from the kids menu. Then tuck into a delicious triple chocolate layer cake! £17.90 per child

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Royal Air Force Museum Free

Ensure your party takes off at The Royal Air Force Museum. Budding pilots will be treated to lunch or afternoon tea, plus a goodie bag with an Airfix model and activity sheets. Children can also go on the flight simulator for an additional cost. Groups of 8 to 50 children are welcome. £13.50 per child

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Shrek's Adventure! London

Transport your child to the land of Far Far Away at Shrek’s Adventure! London. Kids will receive a pair of ogre ears to keep, before stepping aboard a magical 4D bus ride. The party must then find their way through the magical kingdom in search of Shrek. Children can then enjoy a buffet-style feast fit for an ogre. From £159 per child.

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Young V&A Free

Nurture your child's creative side with a birthday at the Young V&A. This museum explores the themes of childhood past and present with a range of exhibitions. The collection includes dolls, puppets and teddy bears. Hire the party room and choose from extras such as catering and arts and craft activities. From £140

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