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Planning a kids party in Basingstoke and Deane

Planning a memorable and fun-filled party for your little ones can be a challenge, but with so many great options available in Basingstoke, it doesn't have to be! From exciting activities to delicious treats, we have pulled together a list of local suppliers to help you create the perfect celebration for your child.

Party venues

Whether you're looking for an indoor or outdoor venue, from bowling and trampolining to laser tag and soft play Basingstoke has plenty of options to choose from and something for every child's interest and preference. 

Millers Ark and 4 Kingdoms Adventure Farms offer great outdoor spaces with activities like animal petting and adventure play areas.

For indoor venues, you can check out Active Tots for soft play, make a racket at Totally Tennis, bounce around at Atmosphere Trampoline Park and Flip Out and get your party rolling at Hollywood Bowl. All venues offer exciting and unique party packages for kids.

Basingstoke Gymnastics Club offer party packages which include a range of gymnastics and free running activities including games, mini competitions, tracks, trampolines into foam pits and party games. 

Fancy a splash? Childrens pool parties are available at Basingstoke Sports Centre, Basingstoke Aquadrome, Tadley Health and Fitness Centre, and Queen Mary's College.

Be sure to check out each venue's website for more information on their party packages and availability.

Flip Out Basingstoke

If you are looking for a venue to arrange your own party celebrations, then look at your local community or village hall. We know that Oakridge Hall 4 All, Viables Community Centre, Chineham Village Hall, Brookvale Village Hall and Sherbourne St John Village Hall all have space for parties to hire.


If you're looking for some fun and engaging entertainment for your child's next birthday party, look no further than these amazing local children's entertainers! Becky of Balloonatic is a fantastic choice, offering balloon making shows and activities that are sure to bring a smile to your child's face. With her creative designs and playful approach, Becky is guaranteed to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.

Another great option is Routine Riots, who provide a range of activities including face painting, discos, and story times. Their talented team of performers will keep your little ones entertained and engaged for hours on end, making for a truly memorable birthday experience.

And if you're looking for something specifically tailored to younger children, Boogie Bugs is the perfect choice. They offer music, movement and sensory classes that are specifically designed for children aged between 0-5 years, helping to promote early development and creativity in a fun and engaging way.

For something extra special, The Sleepover Party People are a team of experienced party planners and specialize in providing themed sleepover parties for children of all ages. The Sleepover Party People take care of everything from setup and decorations to clean-up, making party planning stress-free for parents. They offer a variety of themes to choose from, including princesses, unicorns, and superheroes, and work with each client to create a personalized party experience.

Blossom and Bounce offer unique soft play packages and help you create a beautiful set up to make party planning effortless.

No matter which of these amazing local children's entertainers you choose, you can rest assured that your child's birthday party will be an unforgettable event filled with laughter, joy and plenty of fun activities. So why not book one of these fantastic performers today and give your child the birthday party they deserve!

Catering and decorations

No party is complete without cake and decorations! Luckily, Basingstoke and Deane have lots of talented bakers.

Caker Street recently opened on Church Street in the Top of the Town and is one-stop shop for cakes of all occasions including birthdays and weddings. Cake Box on Wote Street offer delicious egg free cakes which might be an excellent choice if you are unsure if guests follow vegan diets or have allergies. Patisserie Valerie in Festival Place offer a range of fun kids birthday cakes complete with an ice cream cone on top!

Slice of Fun Cakes is based in Rooksdown and create freshly made celebration cakes for all occasions. Cupcakes by Kelly offer a delicious assortment of birthday cupcakes and is based in Popley.  

If you are looking for a real showstopper cake Sugar Spice Cakes are a great option. They have been featured on Channel 4’s Extreme Chocolate Makers and ITVs The Big Bake and their cakes are works of art!

If the venue you have selected does not offer catering as part of the package, don’t worry we have that covered too!

A Bit of a Do are no stranger to catering for children’s parties. They see it as the perfect opportunity for adults and children alike to let their imagination run wild with inventive and colourful party food to fit any theme!

Global Kitchen and Mannicitas are a great option for exciting flavours. The Parlour Tea Rooms offer children’s high tea which includes a choice of a sandwich served with a piece of fruit, crisps a little cupcake with blackcurrant or orange squash.

Next up, decorations! The Party Booth in Overton is a one-stop shop for all your party supplies, decorations, gift wrapping and a unique range of greeting cards. Balloons For U have a large range of stock their Pack Lane store, online orders are also accepted.


Take a moment to consider sustainability when planning your party. We've got some suggestions on how to do this:

  • Make bunting out of fabric scraps that can be reused instead of buying plastic bunting.
  • Instead of plastic toys as party bag gifts why not search for eco party gift bags or look at books. They can be reread over and over then donated to others.
  • Asking guests to bring their own reusable water bottles/cups.

If you are looking for more ideas on how to make your party planning more sustainable check out this handy article from BBC.

Please note the inclusion of any business within this listing should not be seen as an endorsement of their services. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information.   

Updated September 2023
Created April 2023

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