Planning a birthday party, mama? Here are our fave spots for a kid’s birthday party in Singapore, no matter your budget
It’s the event that strikes dread into every mama’s heart (and wallet): The kids birthday party. They just seem to get more extravagant every year, and Pinterest certainly doesn’t help with its endless stream of picture perfect celebrations.
While we can’t help too much with the what (you’ll need to hit up the pros for that), we can talk all day about the where. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite birthday party venues – from the beach, to the forest, to trampolines, dance studios and animal petting zoos – to ensure you have plenty of birthday party inspo, mama!
Mamas can look forward to a fun and hassle-free adventure, while kiddos will love zipping through the air and balancing on bridges and obstacles. Geared toward kids ages 7 to 16, Forest Adventure has 3 different age-appropriate courses; it’s Singapore’s largest treetop adventure park with 69 obstacles and 6 zip lines!
What’s included: Birthday party packages include a dedicated instructor, drinks, themed birthday cake, invitations, and a certificate of completion for each child.
Price range: From $960
Forest Adventure, Bedok Reservoir Park, Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 479245, www.forestadventure.com.sg
We LOVE this option for little ones in particular! Club Coco Nut is a multi-disciplinary edutainment space (conveniently located in Tanglin Mall!) that caters to kiddos from as young as 6 months of age up to 12 years. Their expert team puts together parties that cater to a child’s interests, developing activities that include activities ranging from art, to cooking, to climbing. They even have baby parties with sensory stations! Meanwhile, parents get a cool, comfy place to hang out, and everyone goes home with a craft or baked good along with a balloon (hooray, no need for those blasted goodie bags!).
What’s included: A theme and specially tailored activity of the birthday child’s choice; food and drinks; handmade item (craft or baked good) and balloon for “goodie bag”
Price range: From $500 (classes range from $25-$60 per child depending on package)
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Club Coco Nut, #03-21 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933, Tel: (+65) 8750 0214, www.clubcoconut.co
What kiddo doesn’t love bouncing at the trampoline park? BOUNCE offers birthday parties from the age of 3 onwards; partygoers enjoy an hour of freestyle fun on the trampolines and 40 minutes’ usage of the private party room. There’s also a dedicated host to ensure everyone’s having fun (in a safe manner, of course!). BOUNCE offers two party packages, and the birthday child even gets a free “Leap of Faith” during the party!
What’s included: An hour of freestyle fun on the trampolines; 40 minutes’ usage of the private party room; dedicated host; food like sandwiches, chips, pizza and ice cream; goodie bags; customizable extras like cake and balloons.
Price range: From $42 per person
BOUNCE Singapore, 8 Grange Road, #09-01 Cineleisure, Singapore 239695, www.bounceinc.com.sg
We have loooved Buds ever since it opened in 2018, and don’t doubt that their ever-expanding birthday party options are a huge hit with kiddos. With over 2,150 square meters of both indoor and outdoor play facilities (who doesn’t love a good pirate ship?!), Buds offers up a plethora of options to make kiddos’ birthday dreams come true, from themed décor and custom birthday cakes to optional add-ons like face painting and magicians. Some of their super cool themes include “Superstar!”, “Wild Wonder” and “A Royal Fiesta”.
What’s included: Play Party: E-invitations; 2 hours’ usage of party room; 3 hours of playtime at Buds; 1 Party host; choice of 3 food items and 1 drink; 1kg standard cake. Buds Party also includes: extra hour of playtime at Buds; party room decorations; additional party host; choice of 2 hours of themed activities; take-home activity item for each child; choice of 5 food items and 1 drink
Price range: $1188 (Play Party) – $1888 (Buds Party)
These 2-hour parties are all about sporty, active fun in the jungle! Comprised of one hour of the sport of a child’s choice, followed by an hour in Centaurs’ famous mud pit, parties kick off with games like capture the flag or soccer. Once everyone is warmed up kiddos head to “The Pit”, a kid-friendly obstacle course with monkey bars, rope swings, climbing nets, rivers…and lots of mud! Afterwards (don’t worry, there’s a place for kids to wash off), families are welcome to celebrate in the adjacent picnic area with their own food and decorations. Parties are perfect for kiddos aged 6 to 13.
What’s included: Two hours of activities (one hour of sports/warm-up games + 1 hour obstacle course team competition in the pit); supervision from Centaurs staff; picnic area is free to use.
Price range: $568 (10-20 pax); $680 (21-30 pax); $792 (31-40 pax). There’s also a 10% discount for Centaurs members.
Centaurs Kids, Centaurs Sports Park, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994, www.centaurskids.com
We love a hands-on birthday party, and all the better when we don’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess! These super fun parties give budding young chefs the opportunity to whip up a variety of tasty treats by cooking up to three different recipes over the course of two jam-packed hours. Little ones can opt for “Cupcake & Crafting” where they can frost, sprinkle and decorate to their hearts’ content, while older kids can go for the more challenging “MasterChef” party, which features a competition element! Expat Kitchen is a culinary playground designed for children of all ages; their classes and workshops provide wonderful sensory opportunities in the kitchen – chopping, mixing, measuring, kneading, and – most importantly – tasting! Parties are suitable for kids ages 4 to 13.
What’s included: E-invitations; decorations; take-home recipe booklet; tea, coffee, juice, water, and potato chips. Min: 10pax / Max: 30 pax
Price range: Starts from $1,000 for 10 pax.
Expat Kitchen, 9 Norris Road, #02-01, Singapore 208252, 6299 4221, www.expat-kitchen.com
This creative indoor playground on the East Coast is the spot where kiddos’ imaginations can reign supreme; from messy play activities to creative engineering with Kaboodle’s giant foam blocks, kids ages 1 to 12 can have heaps of hands-on, screen-free fun. Other major pluses: their food is on the healthier side, with dishes like roasted chicken, DIY sandwiches, and fruit – all prepared fresh, and not packaged. And we applaud their small carbon footprint that keeps disposables to a minimum. Add-ons like custom entertainment are available, too!
What’s included: Decorations; Goodie Bags; Food and Drink; Play time; Party Host; Optional extras like crafts or Nerf guns
Price range: $680 – $2480
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Kaboodle, 88 East Coast Road, #02-05 Katong Square, Singapore 423371, Tel: (+65) 6247 7020, www.kaboodle.com.sg
This kid-friendly pizza restaurant has three different convenient locations (Biopolis, Thomson, and Suntec) with DIY Pizza-making facilities that are perfect for a child’s birthday party. Kiddos can get inventive and choose their own toppings to create their very own signature pizza (they’ll get syrup and soda to create a custom mocktail, too!). Each mini-chef will also receive an adorable chef’s hat and apron, and you’ll be sorted for both party décor and food and beverages, mama. Bellissimo!
What’s included: Pizza dough & toppings for each child; syrup & soda to creat a custom mocktail; chef’s hat and apron; basic party décor; food and beverages; certificate for each child; invitation cards.
Price range: $35 per child (minimum party size: 15 pax); recommended for ages 7 and up.
10 Biopolis Road, #01-01 Chromos Block, Singapore 138670, Tel: (+65) 6478 9091
267 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574394, Tel: (+65) 6509 1575
3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-130 Suntec City, Singapore 938983, Tel: (+65) 6884 7737
[email protected] , www.peperoni.com.sg
As you may have read in our review from earlier this year, SuperPark offers up hours of fun that can easily keep kids entertained for a full day. With 40,000 square feet of space and 20 different sports activities on offer, it’s got massive appeal for kiddos starting from age 3 all the way up to teens. Among the facilities are seven different party rooms, all pre-decorated with different themes. With flexible, foldable partitions, no event is ever too big or too small, and did we mention every kid gets unlimited all-day access to SuperPark’s facilities?!
What’s included: 45 minutes of activities with party host; 60 minutes of private party room; unlimited full-day access to SuperPark; food and drink; grip socks for all attendees; free 1-day pass for the birthday kid.
Price range: From $68 per person (minimum 15 pax)
SuperPark Singapore, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #02-477 (North Wing), Singapore 038983, www.superpark.com.sg/parties
What child doesn’t love splashing around in the swimming pool? At leafy SWISH set amongst the greenery of Dempsey Hill they take things to the next level with themed parties that cater to every kiddo’s specific tastes, including the uber-popular Mermaid party, a Hawaiian luau, Sharks, Pirates and more! Parties include 30 minutes of fun-filled pool activities and games, along with 30 minutes of supervised free time. There’s even a super cool floating cinema option! SWISH offers not one but two temperature-controlled salt water chlorination pools (one of which is indoors, in case of inclement weather!) along with safe lifeguard supervision and a passionate events staff.
What’s included: Activities; Decorations; Lifeguard Supervision
Price range: Starts from $1050
SWISH Swimming, 72 Loewen Road, #01-08 Dempsey Hill, 248848, Tel: (+65) 9832 2522, www.swishswimming.com
Already one of our favorite indoor playgrounds in Singapore, Waka Waka offers all sorts themed birthday parties for kiddos from ages 2 to 12. Choose from themes like “Science Party”, “Super Safari Party”, “Princess & Knight Party”, or the classic “House” Party, then kick back and leave it to Waka Waka’s experienced party hosts to do the rest. There are even new Tech & VR-themed parties thanks to an exclusive tie up with The Brainery Code! On the food front, the in-house café serves up a variety of food and drink options, and their party package even has fun add-ons like a chocolate fountain! With everything from a toddler soft play area to mazes, a “volcano”, giant slides, trampolines and even a ropes course, Waka Waka is a fab spot to wear out high energy kiddos of all ages!
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What’s included: Invitation Cards; Access to the indoor playground; Food and Drinks; Activities and Games; Professional Party Host; Decorations
Price range: $688-$1198
Waka Waka, 407 Havelock Road, #05-01 Annex @ Furama, Singapore 169634, Tel: (+65) 6738 7733, www.playatwakawaka.com
One of Singapore’s largest water parks, Wild Wild Wet is home to a whopping 16 water rides for all ages, including SEVEN new attractions. They also offer two awesome birthday party packages: Cool Cabana ($599) – which includes 6 child passes – and Splash Bash ($899) – which includes 15 child passes. Both will get you a 3-hour party of splashing fun guided by at least two party guides in an amazing private venue, along with meals, party ware, thematic décor, and personalised invitations. Fun!
With swanky 4D party rooms (the first in Singapore!) and a variety of play areas catering to toddlers through pre-teens, Amazonia has got something to cater to every age and taste. Offerings range from the “Classic Party Package” for 15 kids including invitations, decorations and event host, with theme parties rising from there.
Amazonia, Great World City #03-08, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994, Tel: (+65) 6836 2544, www.amazoniafun.com
Why not have a petting party at this cute little facility out in Seletar? Kiddos can spot fish and turtles swimming in the ponds, have a gab session with the parrots and cockatoos, feed the resident horse or pet the cuddly bunnies and guinea pigs. Rates start from $150 ($50/hr with a 3-hour minimum), with optional extras like catering and games also available.
The Animal Resort, T81 Seletar West Farmway 5, Singapore 798061, (+65) 6482 1160, www.theanimalresort.com
Have an Art Party
If you’re feeling confident and have the space at home, there are heaps of DIY art activities you can do at home – from making slime, to mixing your own giant bubbles. Check out our guide to Singapore’s best arts & crafts stores for all the supplies you’ll need. And if you prefer to outsource the mess, just about all of Singapore’s art classes offer birthday party options. Click here to see our faves!
If your kiddos are a little older and strong enough swimmers, why not have a fun beach party? Kid-friendly restaurant Coastes will let you bring your own simple decorations and cake at no extra cost if you’re dining at the restaurant anyway (though we’d suggest going at off-peak times to ensure plenty of space). If you want to take things up a notch, Tanjong Beach Club offers event planning (and they have a pool!).
And if your kiddo is up for it, why not center their party around a group beach clean-up?
With up to 27 wacky holes of indoor mini-golf – plus arcade games and kid-friendly food options – Holey Moley at Clarke Quay has quickly made a name for itself as a super fun birthday party destination. Prices start from $55 per person, including 18 holes of golf, a reserved function area for 2 hours, party food and beverages, and a kids’ party host.
Holey Moley Golf Club, 3B River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024, Tel: 3129 0000, www.holeymoley.com.sg
With lots of colorful feathered friends and a fantastic splash pad on site, Jurong Bird Park makes for an excellent birthday party venue. Their party package comes with two hours’ exclusive use of their party room for up to 50 guests, along with free admission to the bird park (including a tram ride); buffet meals for kids; e-invitation cards; a party host; games; and seats to the ever popular High Flyers Show. Rates start from $1,298 nett per party; click here for more details.
If you’re going to keep things low-key – fewer than 10 kids, food on a picnic blanket, classic birthday party games – you’re probably safe showing up to one of Singapore’s fabulous parks or playgrounds, such as East Coast Park, Tiong Bahru Adventure Playground or Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. However if you need more space, or want the peace of mind of having shelter in the case of inclement weather, consider booking out one of Nparks’ numerous venues – rates generally start from $450. Click here for more booking info. NB: The Botanic Gardens, HortPark and Fort Canning Park are booked separately. The beautiful Balinese Garden at the HortPark, for instance, can be booked for $500 for the entire day.
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We’ve been to numerous birthday parties at this colorful gym at UE Square and are quite impressed by the team’s ability to wrangle large groups of high energy toddlers (they actually cater to babies from the age of 4 months!) and kids. The “Standard Party” package includes two hours of trainer-led gym time for 20 children, invitation cards, balloons and a party banner, and you can BYO food and cake. They’ll also come to you with an outdoor party option!
Power Kids Gym, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, UE Square #02-12, Singapore 239917, Tel: (+65) 6333 8511, www.powerkidsgym.com
Premier Pitch Soccer Party
Well priced and perfect for football-mad kiddos, Premier Pitch’s soccer parties at Turf City start from just $159 for an off-peak “small pitch” party (which can cater to up to 16 kids). You’ll get an hour of shaded field time, the use of equipment like bibs and balls, and isotonic drinks and mineral water. Coaches can be engaged at additional cost.
Premier Pitch, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 298994, Tel: (+65) 6466 8211, www.thepremierpitch.com
We’ve raved before about Grace Sagaya’s ability to get everyone – babies, kids, and even grown-ups – singing and dancing on their feet, so it’s little wonder that her birthday parties are super fun and popular. Party packages at her studio at Depot Heights start from $888 and include two hours of party entertainment, e-invitations, themed decorations, balloons, and kid-friendly snacks. She can also come to you with packages starting from $488 for 25 kids.
Combine indoor play at popular KidsSTOP with hands-on science activities and customised parties for kiddos ages 3 to 8. Starting from $50 per child, Science Centre’s birthday parties include e-invitations, two complimentary admissions to KidStop (with 90 minutes of free-play time), decorations, and an hour of science activities and birthday songs.
Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081, Tel: (+65) 6425 2500, www.science.edu.sg
Catering to a minimum of 20 guests and priced at $55 per child/$65 per adult, Singapore Zoo’s birthday party package includes Zoo admission, use of a private party room, tram transport to KidzWorld, reserved seats at the Animal Friends Show, buffet catering, basic décor with iconic Ah Meng Orangutan designs, take-home goodies for invited children, and e-invitations. What kiddo doesn’t love the Zoo?!
Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826, Tel: (+65) 6269 3411, www.wrs.com.sg
With something for kiddos from 6 months of age all the way up to 12 years, T-Play at the amazing 4,200 square feet HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok is one of the most interactive transportation-themed playgrounds in Singapore. Designed entirely in Sweden, highlights include ball pits, trampolines, a variety of slides and all manner of interactive play centres. T-Play also offers a variety of fab birthday party options, starting from just $330, with cute themes like “Choo Choo” and “Vroom Vroom”!
T-Play, HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, No. 2 Batok Avenue 7, Singapore 659003, Tel: (+65) 6705 9494, www.hometeamns.sg
Brought to you in partnership with Forest Adventure, Club Coco Nut, BOUNCE Singapore, Buds by Shangri-La, Centaurs Kids, Expat Kitchen, Kaboodle, Peperoni Pizza, SuperPark Singapore, SWISH Swimming and Waka Waka.
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