PRIVATE PARTIES

Frequently Asked Questions



 

What is Private Party hire?

You and your guests have exclusive use of the entire playbarn for the 2 hour session 

 

When can I book a Private Party?

Any day of the week

 

What does the Private 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.

Can siblings join the party?

It is up to the host if they want siblings to join the party. If they do, siblings need to be included in the party numbers. It is then up to the host if he/she charges the parent £6 to join the party.

What are the Private Party times?

10.00-12.00

12.30-14.30

15.00-17.00

What do I need to do at the Private Party?

Hand the cake and party bags into 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 Private 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 play frame (45 minutes) until the end of the 2 hour session

Who supervises the children?
Parents are responsible for supervising the children at all times.


What does the Private 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 play frame
 

Can I bring adult food?

No. Food and drink can ONLY be purchased on site

Panini choices

Ham and cheese or mozzarella

Tuna and cheese or mozzarella

Cheese or mozzarella with tomato (pesto can be added)

 

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   

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 along a face painter or additional entertainment?

There really is no need. The play frame 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 Private Party?

Birthday cake and candles (we provide matches)

Napkins if you wish the cake to go in party bags

Party bags

 

Do you provide party bags?

No 

 

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 name

Parent’s mobile number

Child’s name and age

Rough numbers

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

 

When do you need final numbers?

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

How can I pay?

I will send bank transfer details over once numbers have been confirmed. If you run a drinks tab on the day this can also be paid by bank transfer.

 

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

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

 

Is there an outdoor play area?

No 

 

Is there sufficient parking?

Yes, we are on a farm and have a large car park