Birthday party planning can be a massive time sink - particularly in those early primary years where parties for the whole class are common. It's up there with booking a big family holiday in terms of admin involved: researching and triangulating between venues and activity options, availability and costs. And if you're sharing with another family, there's a whole other layer of complexity.
Lifemin wants to help make your birthday party planning as easy as possible with our one of our super-duper research guides. If you sign up for Lifemin Basic (free) or Premium, you'll get access to our guide to birthday party venues with venues, pricing and capacity.
A few popular venues include:
- Nature Centre in Wandsworth Common
- Chatham Hall off Northcote Road
- Broomwood Methodist Church
And popular organised venues/activities include:
- Go Ape (Battersea)
- Flip Out (Wandsworth)
- Clip n Climb (Chelsea)
- Putt in the Park (Battersea Park, Wandsworth, Acton) -
- Adrenalin Rush Laser Tag/Clay Pigeon Shooting (Chiswick)
- Pottery Cafe (Fulham, Battersea)
- Kidzania (W London)
For a low-key, outdoor option, you could host a party in a park. Generally speaking you don't need a permit for a gathering of <50 people in Wandsworth, Kensington, or the Royal Parks.
Remember that many activity/camp providers do birthday parties, too - when you sign up to Lifemin, you'll get access to our spreadsheet of activity providers that tells you whether they do or not (according to their website). Think dinosaur making party with an arts provider, a karate party, etc.
And finally, here's a handy timeline and checklist for planning your party.
For the full list of birthday party venues in SW London Between the Commons with prices, capacities and contact details, sign up for free to Lifemin to make your planning easier.