So you're trying to determine what to do for your next kids party, birthday or special event. Not surprisingly, at Slumber Tribe we think that slumber parties and sleepover parties are one of the best types of entertainment for kids. Slumber parties are also relatively inexpensive compared to other venue hire options. However sometimes you can combine both because you need something to fill the day. So our tips for great kids party activities in Melbourne are
1. Bounce or Latitude Indoor Trampoline Centres
Lets face it, any kids party that involves non stop physical exercise for two hours must be a good thing. Most of these venues offer catering and coffee for the parents which makes then a good one stop shop for a birthday bash. Bounce started things off in Melbourne but in recent years many more have opened within the metro area. Latitude offers a more comprehensive experience with a indoor climbing activities as well.
2. Clip N Climb Indoor Climbing Centre
Another physically demanding activity, Clip N Climb offers fantastic kids entertainment at their Richmond Melbourne centre. This place offers a range of climbing to suite the youngest of kids up to teenagers or even adults. The staff are excellent and safety is paramount. Parking can be a challenge but otherwise this is another great kids party activity for those looking for something in Melbourne.
3. Melbourne Zoo or Werribee Open Range Zoo
A long time favourite, Melbourne Zoo offers something for everyone. You can normally keep the kids entertained for a few hours and there is a range of food available. No matter how many times we have been, kids can't seem to get enough of the Zoo. Take note of feeding times because many of the larger animals rest up during the day so it can be hard to see them. As an alternative the Collingwood Children's Farm offers a less expensive more accessible experience for those in the East. The main difference is only has farm type animals rather than the full range of zoo animals. Kids still love it and there are plenty of bike friendly paths nearby.
4. Melbourne Aquarium
If you looking for something different, the Melbourne Aquarium offers an underwater experience not to be missed. There are a wide range of tours and educational presentations which are well designed for kids and adults alike. Again, kids parties are well catered for with a range of food options. Parking can be a challenge but the upside is that its central to all parts of Melbourne.
5. Luna Park
What kids party would be complete without a trip to Luna Park in St Kilda. This place has been around forever (100 years) so chances are your visited at some point. Luna Park is always popular with the kids and there are rides for all ages.
Of course there are many more kids party activities in and around Melbourne but these are a few of our favourites.
(Author Fiona Millar)