Village party

To make sure our Play Makers and team can make a real fuss of your child, we will only take one party booking for each of our play sessions so all eyes can be firmly on your little one and we can bring some magic to their day.  Children should feel special on their birthday and we want them to feel like they are the only person in the whole world to have a birthday on that day.

When do we offer parties?

We offer parties during any one of our play sessions Monday – Friday.  We are no longer offering parties during our weekend play sessions as we want to stay true to our vision of being an accessible play facility for families where time together is precious. Often due to the demands of work, school and other commitments there is no more valuable time than at weekends. The challenge for us has been accommodating families who are eager to visit us at weekends alongside large party bookings, often resulting in visitors needing to book months in advance as space is limited on each play session.

Of course children and families are still able to celebrate their birthday with us during any one of our weekday play sessions and we very much look forward to hosting your celebration and helping to make it magical and memorable.

A flavour of a Village Party…

From the minute your child comes into The Play Village we will begin to make them feel special throughout the time they play with us and our Play Makers and Village Team will be made aware that it’s you little one’s birthday and use the Play Village to sprinkle some magic on their day.

Discovering a birthday card – Whilst sorting through the post at The Post Office, one of our Play Makers makes a surprise discovery that there is a special card addressed to your child.  With excitement they will ask around the Village asking if anyone has seen your child…they have found a beautiful special envelope. Finally, an excited Play Maker finds your little one to give them their card. Once they open it, our Play Makers will begin to make a fuss of them, letting the other Play Makers and staff know that we have a very special guest today that we must look after today.

Please note: the birthday card will be provided by The Play Village.

Bakers hard at work Whilst your child is playing, our hard at work bakers (Play Makers) will reveal they have been up all night making a very special birthday cake in Lotty’s Tea Room and it’s ready to come out of the oven. When they come along to the Tea Room, they will be presented with their birthday cake and the Play Makers will begin to sing Happy Birthday inviting the staff, children and other parents to join in. They will then be taken over to your reserved table in the Village Bistro.

Please note: the birthday cake is to be provided by parents.

Birthday present – If you would like to give your child a gift that’s delivered by the village, you are welcome to drop one off before the date or time of the session, or while the child is playing in the village you can discretely organise it with a member of staff. Our Postman Play Maker will go around the Play Village delivering different parcels from the Post Office, popping in the role play shops asking if anyone has seen the birthday boy or girl as they have an exciting parcel for them.

Please note: the birthday present is to be provided by parents.

Every special guest needs a grand farewell –  towards the end of the play session and your child’s birthday, a Town Cryer will enter the Play Village from the Village Hall thanking everyone for coming and a special mention to our very special guest joining us today and a final big Happy Birthday wish.

Book your party online…

To book a birthday party with us you can now do this through our online booking system.  Before making a booking, it may be useful for you to know:

Guest numbers –Once your booking is made it may not be possible to increase the number of your guests.  However, should there be any changes to your guest list please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Tell us more – You will receive a confirmation email of your booking with a link to a Party Details Form which we politely request you complete and return in as much detail as possible no later than 14 days prior to the date of the party.

Guest information – Please encourage your grown up guests to visit our website for more information on finding us and guest arrival times.

Deposit – You will be required to pay 50% deposit when confirming your online party booking. This deposit in non-refundable.

To check availability and make a party booking, please visit our online booking system

Party Options

Regardless of which party option you may choose, the number of guests you invite, your child will be treated like royalty. We can accommodate parties from 2-45 children, and will have various party package options available.  All birthday celebrations include a hosted play experience and a reserved, decorated table in our Village Green Bistro.

Sweet & Simple £13.95 per child

This includes a reserved, decorated table and a treat selected from our Village Green Bistro menu which includes a choice of chocolate fudge cake & ice cream, banana split, strawberry sundae, shortbread sundae or brownie sundae.

Tea Party £14.50 per child

This includes a reserved, decorated tea party table and a selection of sandwiches (ham, cheese, carrot and hummus and jam), cake bites, selection of fruit and drinks in the style of afternoon tea.

Birthday Picnic £14.50 per child

This includes a reserved, decorated picnic party table and a selection of sandwiches (ham, cheese, carrot and hummus and jam), cake bites, selection of fruit and drinks in the style of a picnic.

Exclusive Hire Birthday Party

The Play Village is also available for weekday exclusive hire birthday parties.  The cost to hire the play facility for any one of our 2.5 hour play sessions is a set price of £600 for up to 45 children fully inclusive of children’s food & beverage chosen from any of the above options. Please contact us on 01926 830635 to check availability and arrange a party booking.

Book Your Party

To check availability and make a party booking, please visit our online booking system