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Children’s Parties & Groups

To find out more, or to check availability, please call 01202 717197 or send us a message.

What’s the best way to celebrate that special occasion? With a birthday party at The Ark! We guarantee it will be a party to remember.

At The Ark we love children’s parties and our family-friendly facilities provide the perfect environment for you, your party guests and their parents to really enjoy themselves.

Parties can be tailored to suit your specific requirements, from a range of great value packages to exclusive VIP treatment - there is something to suit every occasion!

 

Pottery & Play Parties

Write your guest list and email invitations to your party.  Enjoy expressing your artistic flare, decorate pottery in your unique style before having fun in our soft play. With three levels of adventure to discover with slides, tunnels and interactive zones to run, jump and slide on!

Age 5 and above (Minimum of 10 guests)

£16 per child

Includes:

Your own party table in the studio for an hour

Soft Play fun for 45 minutes 

Personalised Birthday Plate for the Birthday Child 

A party host to welcome and assist with ideas & designs

A ceramic item fired in the kiln

Uses of paints, brushes, sponges, stamps and tools

Free unlimited squash

Voucher for the Birthday child

Extras for Pottery Parties: 

Hot Food Buffet £6 per person

Cold Food Buffet £4 per person

 

Soft Play Parties

Email invitations for your party. Three levels of adventure to discover with slides, tunnels and interactive zones to run, jump and slide on, followed by exclusive use of one of our party rooms for a Birthday feast! We have three fab themes to suit every child - Superheroes, Pirates & Princesses or Frozen for a supplementary charge. Alternatively, you can forget about the fancy dress and just play!

1 - 4 year olds (Minimum 12 guests - Maximum 18 guests)

£10.00 per child for a cold food buffet

£12.00 per child for a hot food buffet

(Midweek offers available from £8.00 per child)

Includes:

45 minutes of non-exclusive soft play

45 minutes private hire of a party room

A member of staff to welcome and assist you in the party room

Hot or cold food platter & Free unlimited squash

Present for the Birthday child (free admission for two adults and two children to return to The Ark soft play)

5 - 11 year olds (Minimum 12 guests - Maximum 18 guests)

£11.00 per child for a cold food buffet

£13.00 per child for a hot food buffet

Includes:

60 minutes of non-exclusive soft play

30 minutes private hire of a party room

A member of staff to welcome and assist you in the party room

Hot or cold food platter & Free unlimited squash

Present for the Birthday child (free admission for two adults and two children to return to The Ark soft play)

 

Taser Parties

Enjoy exclusive hire of The Ark whilst you have fun with a laser gun and navigate through the course - can you handle the suspense?

Available for 7 - 11 year olds (Minimum 8 guests - Maximum 12 guests)

£22.00 per child for a cold buffet

£24.00 per child for a hot

Includes:

30 minutes hire of a party room

60 minutes taser game and exclusive hire of the softplay

A member of staff to assist you in the party room and throughout the hour of taser

Hot or cold food platter & Free unlimited squash

Present for the Birthday child (free return to The Ark soft play for two adults and two children)

 

Pottery Parties

If you like unique pottery, expressing your artistic flare or love arts & crafts then why not have a Poole Park Pottery Party. 

Age 5 and above (Minimum of 10 guests)

£11 per child

Includes:

Your own party table in the studio for an hour

A party host to welcome and assist with ideas & designs

A ceramic item fired in the kiln

Uses of paints, brushes, sponges, stamps and tools

Free unlimited squash

Voucher for the Birthday child

Extras for Pottery Parties: 

Personalised Birthday Plate for the Birthday Child £10 

Hot Food Buffet £6 per person

Cold Food Buffet £4 per person

 

Party Extras available for all parties:

All of our party offerings promise to be a party to remember. Why not make your day extra special with the following party extras?

Ice cream sundae £1.50 per person

Slush drink £1.50 per person

Pass the parcel for 12 guests £20 (50p per additional layer)

Pinata from £27.50

A visit during your party from a character of your choice £40.00

Tux or Olaf photo opportunity from £20

VIP Parties

Available 6:15pm until 8:00pm

Enjoy an evening of VIP treatment with exclusive hire of The Ark! Relish in the excitement of having our soft play to yourselves. 

Maximum 40 guests aged 1 - 11 year olds

£299.00 private hire

£4.00 per child for a cold food buffet

£6.00 per child for a hot food buffet

VIP parties include:

1 hour 45 minutes of exclusive hire

2 members of staff on hand to assist throughout the party

Free unlimited squash & Email invitations

Present for the Birthday child (free admission for two adults and two children to return to The Ark soft play)

Optional VIP Party Extras:

Activities such as face painting, glitter tattoos, party games and discos can be arranged on request for VIP parties. Please talk to our team at The Ark who will be happy to assist you with any additional activity requests.

 

All bookings made one month prior to the date of the party must be paid in full. Cancellations made within one month of the party will be non-refundable. View our full party terms & conditions 

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