Those of us who have children with summer birthdays will be familiar with the joy of having an outdoor birthday party. No spillages to worry about, space to play and fresh air to tire the kids out. Not only am I the mum of an August baby, but I’m also one myself and so’s my husband so we are especially aware of the advantages, but yet with my daughter who was born in October we are more hesitant about celebrating outside.
All too often parties mean village or sports halls and occasionally if someone is brave, their own house, but times are changing and with the growing enthusiasm for outdoor learning comes an opportunity for outdoor birthday parties.
If you want to search for your local outdoor birthday party organiser you can simply type ‘birthday parties’ into the search box at the top of any page on our site, but in this post we highlight 10 places where you can celebrate outdoors at any time of the year.
An overnight camp out in Devon
Sylvan Adventures offers children’s birthday parties in the woods, with suggested themes of Robin Hood or Woodland Fairies. For the truly adventurous over 8s, there’s also the option to extend a birthday party to an overnight stay. A birthday camp out includes campfire cooking, storytelling, and a sunrise walk to catch the dawn chorus. Definitely a memorable experience!
An active outdoor party in Bristol
Bristol-based Mojo Active has a range of different birthday party options to suit all tastes and ages. Their woodland package for age 6 plus, includes time on the low ropes course which includes a series of cables, ropes and obstacles strung between trees approximately 30 cm above ground that the birthday group has to navigate through. Kids love the challenges and instructors are always on hand to help and guide. There’s also the option of den building and trying on ghillie suits to conceal you in the undergrowth! Party bags and catering can be arranged too.
A Wildcraft Party in Wales
Woodland Classroom run a variety of themed outdoor birthday parties including Wildcraft Parties. Based on their hugely popular Wildcraft Adventure™ days the awesome Wildcraft Party is perfect for the video game obsessed child in your life. They’ve taken kids’ favourite video games like Minecraft and transformed them into an outdoor adventure that they’ll never forget. Creating a fast-paced mini game that sets a range of fun challenges for the kids.
A campfire cooking experience in Bristol
Mudpie Explorers have been hosting woodland birthday parties for six years. There’s the option to include campfire cooking as part of your package which can be campfire pizza, hotdogs, marshmallows and s’mores. Mudpie Explorers are also skilled at working with children with additional needs.
Pre-school woodland party in Exeter
Outdoor parties aren’t just for the older kids, at Devon based A Touch Of The Wild you can have a Wild Tots party on a Friday morning for your pre-schooler. Parties are suitable for up to 8 children with their carers and include a campfire snack like popcorn or chocolate bananas and Happy Birthday sung round the fire. A lovely way to mark a little one’s special day
A desert island birthday party in Devon
Not strictly woodland, but definitely outdoor, Beach Schools South West organise birthday parties in the fresh air by the sea. You can choose a Mermaid or Pirate theme and include rockpooling, beach combing, beach games and singing and storytelling. Parents can also opt for a survival themed party where children get to pretend they are marooned ona desert island.
Mini Explorers birthday party in Lancashire
Trek through the woods to arrive at base camp, unpack your equipment and build a den – there’s a storm on the way! Once the shelter is built everyone needs to get inside until the storm passes, but don’t worry refreshments are on hand. Perfect for 5-7 year olds this woodland survival adventure also includes a walk back through the forest stream
Enchanted Forest Party in Surrey
Painshill is an award-winning 18th century landscape garden near Cobham. They organise a variety of outdoor themed children’s parties. The Enchanted Forest party is a magical quest for adventurous girls and boys! Find the stolen dragons egg, take part in energetic games and work with your friends to create tree magic. This party is perfect for younger explorers from 4 year to 7 years old.
Bushcraft Party in Wales
Bushcraft Adventures organise bushcraft parties for children age 7+ near Cardiff. As well as the usual fair of campfire lighting and den building, kids can also take part in bushtucker trials and every adventurer will receive a certificate of participation.
Feed farm animals in Wiltshire
Combine some outdoor games and campfire cooking with a chance to feed the farm animals, including pigs, sheep, chicken and ducks at Woodland Adventurers site near Corsham. For older children, they’ll be an opportunity to take a more competitive approach with games of Nerf wars as well as Capture the Flag and sometimes in very fair weather they may have Nerf water fights
Have you attended or held a great outdoor birthday party. We’d love to hear about it in the comments or on our social media.