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Birthday Parties

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Celebrate your child's special day with a Wildlife Trust Birthday Party!

Take the hassle out of birthday bashes and have a wild time at one of our themed activity parties, held in our outdoor classroom at Carsington Water. From fairies to dragons we’ve got something to suit every child.


'Just wanted to say many thanks for organising the party on Sunday. The children had a fantastic time and reports I've had back from parents say they couldn't stop talking about what they'd done during the afternoon. Also many thanks for Jacobs book - he has really enjoyed reading it.'

Nicola Brown: Bushcraft party.


What party themes can I choose from?

Please click here to see the full list of activities available. All our parties are suitable for 3-11 year olds.

Where and when can the party take place?

Parties are held in our Wildlife Discovery Room or Outdoor Classroom at Carsington Water (DE6 1ST). Parties can take place on weekends all year round or on weekday evenings (any time between 4pm and 7pm) from May to September.

How much does it cost and what is included?

Prices are from £8 per child (minimum 9 children (£72), maximum 15), and food can be provided at an additional cost. All activities are included the price and the children will each get something to take home with them. Party activities take 1.5hrs, plus 30 minutes for food. Parents will need to provide their own birthday cake.

How much does the food cost?

A cold packed lunch can be provided for £4.25 per child, alternatively there is hot food from the restaurant party menu priced at £5.95 per child. Parents will need to provide their own birthday cake.

What do other parents say?

"Just wanted to say a big thank you for the party on Saturday. They all had a great time and everything went so smoothly. I would book again for a different theme another year. We were so lucky to miss the rain!" Rose

How do I book or find out more?

Please call the Wildlife Discovery Room at Carsington Water on 01629 540 672 or Head Office on 01773 881188, or email