Birthday Parties

Ever thought of doing something unusual for a child’s birthday party?

Got an animal lover in the family, and want to do something special for their birthday?

We have a range of birthday party packages to suit all budgets and activity types, to make a fun and unusual birthday party – not to be forgotten!

Our parties are quite unique, not only do you get to meet a range of our animals with the Keepers, but you have the use of our party room AND you have some free time to look around the Zoo at your leisure. Bring along a picnic, and don’t forget the cake!!!

Here’s how a typical Traditional party will run:

10am Meet your Keeper who will be with you for the day
10am-12pm Meet a range of animals and participate in some animal tasks! This could range from feeding the Lemurs, to making toys for the Meerkats. Let us know if you have a favourite animal!
12-12.45pm (approx.) Time to enjoy your lunch, snacks or CAKE!
12.45-1.30pm Play party games in the party room, bring along some arts and crafts, do a zoo quiz! Or, take the time to have another look around the zoo at your leisure
1.30pm Time to say goodbye

You’ll have access to our party room – an outdoor classroom in the heart of the Zoo which gives you a space to be based, and somewhere for you to bring your own cake! The room will be yours for the duration of your party; perhaps you can spare some time for party games; we’ve even had a party bring along their own face-painter! Use the room, and be as creative as you like.

We encourage a few family members to come along to help supervise the party, but not too many please or we may not all fit in the room!

However, parties for children aged 4,5 and 6yrs: please bring along a parent per child. This gives some support to the youngsters, and helps the party run smoothly.

Have a look below at the details of each package, and if you’d like to book then follow the link to our online shop to place a deposit and book a date. Here’s what some of our party guests think:

“My daughter had such a wonderful party with her friends at Reaseheath Zoo. The planning and communication was excellent and the party was a huge success.

The children were engaged and supported throughout the whole experience and Lisa (Education Officer) was very patient answering lots of questions from the children – and the adults!

The animal encounters were great fun and very informative. They especially loved the lemur experience and they thought it was very exciting to be able to go into areas normally closed off to the public.

The classroom was warm and cosy and a good place to recharge batteries with some lunch and birthday cake.

Thank you so much to the Reaseheath Animal Management team.”

The Buckingham Family

Click the headings below to find out more:

Package 1 - DIY

Price: £6.50 per child

Min number: 8

Max number: 15

Lunch: bring your own

Start/finish time: 10am – 1.30pm

To include:

  • Entrance to the Zoo
  • A host to meet you, and help plan your party to ensure it runs smoothly
  • Access to our party room (in the middle of the Zoo) for use as a base for your day, and a place for lunch/birthday cake
  • Invitation for you to print and send to your guests

Package 2 - Traditional Party

Price: £10 per child

Min number: 8

Max number: 15

Lunch: bring your own

Start/finsih time: 10am – 1.30pm

To include:

  • Entrance to the Zoo
  • Meet and greet a Keeper, and get the chance to find out what it’s like to be a Zoo Keeper!
  • Spend some time meeting and getting up close with some of our animals
  • Access to our party room (in the middle of the Zoo)  for use as a base for your day and a place for lunch/cake/games
  • Invitation for you to print and send to your guests

Package 3 - Zoo School Party

Price: £20 per child

Min number: 5

Max number: 10

Lunch: Bring your own

Start/finish time: 10am- 2.30pm

To include:

  • A day of Zoo activities for animal lovers!
  • 2 sessions; spread across the day, with time to stop for lunch in the middle of the day
  • A chance for your party guests to be a Keeper for a Day!
  • Invitation for you to print and send to your guests

Interested? Read on…

You can find us off the A51, we’re opposite the Equine Centre on the main road; take the old College Drive.

Head up the drive and follow the Zoo signs to Animal Management, we’re on the left. You can park in the car park beyond the 2 buildings, and you’ll find us in the larger of the 2 buildings.

Follow the link below to put down a deposit and book a date for your party.

**Please note**

Although we try, we sometimes can’t accommodate some dates that you may request. We’ll do our best to find a suitable alternative date, as we want every party to be special!