Frequently Asked Questions
What is private hire?
You and your guests have exclusive use of the entire playbarn for the two hour session
When can I book a private party?
Any day of the week
What does the party consist of?
2 hours private hire, party food and drink for the children
What is the cost of a private party?
£130 for two hours hire and £6 per child (minimum of 12). Additional hours can be bought at £65 an hour
Can I book additional hours?
Yes to the 10.00-12.00 party (09.00-12.00) or the 15.00-17.00party (15.00-18.00) at weekends. There is greater flexibility for weekday parties.
What are the party times?
10.00-12.00, 12.30-14.30, 15.00-17.00
What do I need to do at the party?
Hand the cake and party bags in to reception
Welcome your guests
Keep an eye on the children
Enjoy yourself! And take photos
We do the rest
Do you have invitations?
Yes they can be downloaded from the private parties page
What is the party format and timings?
- Children play for 45 minutes
- Party food is served (allow 25 minutes)
- Happy birthday is sung at the beginning when all the children are seated and you have a captive audience. Photo/video opportunity
- Cake is cut ( We will cut and wrap if required to go in party bags)
- Children eat and then return to the playframe (45 minutes) until the end of the two hour session
What does the party food consist of?
A selection of sandwiches (cheese, ham, jam, chocolate spread, cheese spread), a selection of crisps (Pombears, Wotsits, Quavers), grapes (halved) and a choice of biscuits (Chocolate Fingers, Party Rings, Jammy Dodgers) or cupcakes. Squash and water are provided throughout the play session
Can I bring in additional food for the children?
If you wish to bring in additional vegetables and fruit that is fine. Please bear in mind additional food is often wasted as children are preoccupied with playing with their friends and can’t wait to get back on the playframe
Do I need to bring music?
No, it is all set up with Spotify in both the main barn and dining area
Can I bring adult food?
No. Food and drink can be bought on site only
Is the room decorated?
Yes the dining area has twinkly lights, music, bunting, balloons, spotty tablecloths and coloured plates and cups.
Can I bring additional decorations?
If you have a helium balloon/s and/or a banner, yes
Can I bring along a face painter or additional entertainment?
There really is no need. The playframe and friends provide all the fun. Additional entertainment is overlooked as the children are preoccupied with their friends and running round
Is there a checklist for the party?
Birthday cake and candles (we provide matches)
Napkins if you wish the cake to go in party bags
Do you provide party bags?
When can I arrive?
The doors will be open for the hosts 5 minutes before the party is due to start. Everything is set up so it is just a question of bringing in the cake and party bags
What do you need at time of booking?
Parent’s mobile number
Child’s name and age
Menu choice - white. or white and wholemeal bread, cheese, ham, cheese spread, hummus, jam, chocolate spread sandwiches - pick 3 or 4
Biscuits or cupcakes?
Whether you wish to run a drinks tab (tea £1.50, coffee £2, cold drinks £1.50+) for guests.
Whether you require a panini platter for adult guests. £4.50 a panini served with kettle crisps. Cut into 4 pieces. I recommend 1-2 slices per guest
Cakes for adult guests (chocolate, Victoria sandwich, coffee, lemon, carrot) £15 per cake. Serves 12-15
Ham and cheese or mozzarella
Tuna and cheese or mozzarella
Cheese or mozzarella with tomato (pesto can be added)
Cheese or Mozzarella with red onion
When do you need final numbers by?
5 days before the party
Do you take a deposit and when is payment required?
Deposits are not currently being taken due to COVID-19. Full payment is required when you confirm your final numbers 5 days before the party
What happens if we have to cancel due to COVID?
I currently do not take a deposit due to the uncertainty. Parties can be rescheduled at a later date
What will the final cost be?
£130 for the private hire
£6 per child (Minimum of 12)
Any drinks, cakes, paninis can be paid on the day with cash or by bank transfer
Is there an outdoor play area?
Is there sufficient parking?
Yes we are on a farm and have a large car park