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Party time - don't panic! Best children's party venues in North London

In days gone by, we were all satisfied with a rug in the garden, some cheese sandwiches and your dad dressed up as a magician. These days parents are getting ever more creative with parties and it doesn't have to mean spending big, just being imaginative.

We round up some of the best places to hold a kids party in and around North London in all price ranges and next week we will feature some of the best entertainers and party supply companies.

Soft Play

Little Dinosaurs , Alexandra Park
Set in Alexandra Park,this has an indoor and outdoor space. In summer there is a bouncy castle and sandpit for kids to play with. Can be hired for exclusive hire at the beginning and end of the day.  

Go Kids N20, Whetstone
Full information on parties at this fun venue here. Can be hired for exclusive hire. Costs from £12.95 per child

The Venue, Borehamwood
A great venue for parties and very reasonably priced. Easily accessible from North London. There is also a super swimming pool here. All prices here.  


Belmont Farm, Mill Hill
Parties at this small but lovely farm include a tour around the farm, animal petting and food. Full details here.

Hackney City Farm, Hackney
There is a room that can be hired on Sundays for parties at this excellent farm. Click here for more details. 


Alexandra Park Ice Rink
For something different, parties are held here on Saturdays and Sundays for 6-12 year olds. Full details here

Hendon Youth Leisure Centre, Hendon
Find out more about the multi-activity parties here. Options include: bouncy castle, parachute, football, hockey, team games, rock climbing and Toddlers World parties. Prices are reasonable. 

Poolside Manor, Finchley
Parties are on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and last two hours at this great pool. For 5 years upwards. Full details here.

Arts, Crafts and Culture

Arts Depot, Finchley
Parties can be booked in conjunction with children's shows. Shows are consisently excellent and coming up are The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Gruffalo's Child amongst others, so definitely crowd pleasers. 

Art4Fun, West Hampstead
A lovely ceramics studio where children can hand paint bowls, plates or mugs as take home gifts.

Parties are for 6-14 year olds and can be themed if desired. Parties can be held at home or in a hall.

Venues with Entertainment Included

Enchanted House, N1
A special venue dedicated to children's parties that provides everything you need for a great party. 

Mystical Fairies, Hampstead
Definitely one for girly girls and not cheap. All prices here starting from £295 for a weekday party for 25 children. Entertainers can also be hired to come to your venue of choice.

Kinloch Castle, N7
Birthday Dreams come true at this dedicated venue, which hosts themed parties. Full details here

St Mary, Islington
Football parties are run in conjunction with Little Kickers or the hall can be hired on its own for a very reasonable cost. Full details here

Just Venue - Interesting venues for hire

Lauderdale House, Highgate
A lovely space in Waterlow Park that can be hired for parties for 3-10 year olds at a cost of £75 per hour. Full info here

Priory Park Pavilion, Priory Park, Crouch End
Set right alongside the excellent playground and with a large, walled outdoor space this is a great place for a party. Contact Haringey Council for details.

Pistachios in the Park, Markfield Park, Tottenham
A really great cafe set in the park with ample parking and a large outdoor space.

These are our favourites. Can you think of anywhere we should have featured? Let us know if you think we should review anywhere else.

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