Below is our opinion of the top venues best suited for a kids party in order starting from our favourite. Being children’s party entertainers means we get to see all the different venues all over the Inner West and what they have to offer. So we have picked our top 4 and detailed all the important things so you can decide the best location for your party. Whether it be a birthday party, christening, gender reveal, or anything in-between these venues are the perfect place for your special day.
Venue Tip: If you are planning a party in the park there are a few things to consider… 1. Parks are perfect for Summer, however its important to make sure you have some space partially in the shade. It can get super hot and a few hours in the sun with no break can be a lot of the littlies. 2. If you can’t book your spot in the park with your local council (you should check first) then have a designated person to arrive at the park early in the morning to reserve your spot. 3. Always have a back up plan for if it rains. Most people write on the invitation their alternate wet weather option. Have a list of all parents mobile numbers ready for if its rains on the day so you can let them know.
ELKINGTON PARK Location: BALMAIN About: This park is my favourite! Its a great size and also has the most amazing harbour views. The best part about it is that if you decide to have your party in the park you won’t need a back up plan if it rains as the park has a large gazebo (which you can rent). As well as all this it also had a gated play equipment area. It really is a beautiful and quiet spot. Facilities: Lots of street parking, Bathrooms, Play equipment with a gated area, Harbour views, Sheltered Gazebo, plenty of shaded trees and tables. How to book: Contact the Inner West Council (Ph: 02 9392 5000 & Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAPEL HILL Location: ROZELLE
About: This venue is actually a small church however around the back they have a small hall with a spacious gated outdoor area. The outdoor area is covered in astroturf so its perfect for play. It also has a set of swings and a cubby house for the kids. Facilities: Paid on-street parking (although can be tricky to find a spot), toilet, kitchenette, disabled access and child-proof gates. How to book: Visit their website for more information
THE B-SPACE BALMAIN Location: ROZELLE
About: This a great blank canvas for a kids party if you are looking to style and decorate your party. It has a large frame of the roof which is great for hanging balloons and garlands. The venue space is smaller than most so keep this in mind when inviting guests. Facilities: On-street parking (although can be tricky to find a spot) and toilet. How to book: Visit their Facebook Page
GLADSTONE PARK BOWLING CLUB Location BALMAIN
About: This seems to be a popular venue for Inner West parents to book for kids parties so I thought I should add it to the list. The usual space given is an outdoor area with a large marquee. Its a great centralised location and if you want catering the club can do this which makes it easy. The only downfall is that it does attract a few pigeons which can be annoying especially if you have food around. Facilities: Street parking, bathrooms, shade from the sun, restaurant and dining, chairs and tables. How to book: Visit their website for more information