Many local indoor play centres and farms offer kids’ birthday parties.  Expect to pay around £10 per child or a flat fee to hire the whole centre.  You can often choose diffenrent packages from just play for a few hours to a full all-inclusive themed party (including cake, party bags, entertainment, etc).

Steph from Baildon says: “My daughter’s party was good in that all the children had time to play on the equipment, then guided games afterwards, and time for eating of course! The adults were able to sit down socially whilst also keeping an eye on the children. And it was exclusive use for our party only which gave parents added peace of mind that the children were safe.  As long as the children have a good time and the parents have had a chance to chat, you can’t go wrong.”

Local play centres

Buttercups – Indoor play centre in Otley

Dragon’s Den – Large indoor play centre in Keighley

Emsley’s – Farm and indoor play barn in Yeadon

Hesketh farm park – Farm and indoor play centre near Bolton Abbey

Jigsaw Gym’s – Indoor play centre in Pudsey

Kids Clubhouse – Indoor play centre in Horsforth

Little Rascals – Under 5’s soft play in Baildon

St Leonard’s Farm Park (farm and indoor play centre) – Esholt (between Baildon and Guiseley)

Tumble Town – Indoor play centre in Guiseley

Wacky Warehouse – indoor play centre attached to a pub in Burley-in-Wharfedale

Yorkshire Dales Ice-cream Parlour (adventure playground and ice cream parlour) – Halton East (between Skipton and Bolton Abbey)

Pottery painting

Coffee and clay – Skipton

Create! cafe – Ilkley

Firefly pottery – Horsforth

Salt Pots – Saltaire


Craft party at I Love Vera – Ilkley

Venues further afield

Hollywood Bowl (Kirkstall bowling alley) – Leeds

Keighley Worth Valley Railway – Oxenhope

Leeds City Museum – Leeds

Leisure centre and swimming pool (including giant slide) – Keighley

Miniature railway at Northcliffe Woods – Shipley

National Media Museum – Bradford

Sno!Zone Indoor ski slope with real snow – Castleford


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