10 fun places to throw a kid’s birthday party in Ipswich

With lots of beautiful parks, animal experiences and adrenalin-fuelled activities, Ipswich is the perfect location for your next get together.
05 Nov 2020
Ashleigh Howarth, Freelance writer

Celebrating a birthday is one of the most exciting times in a child’s life – The cake, sprinkles, balloons and presents, what’s not to love!

If you have a upcoming birthday in your family but are stuck for ideas on how to make the day a memorable one, you’re in luck, because we have made the task easier for you by composing a list  of the top places in Ipswich to host a party.

With lots of beautiful parks, animal experiences and adrenalin-fuelled activities, Ipswich is the perfect location for your next get together.

Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm

Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm

Kids will have a ball patting and feeding many of the farm’s friendly animals, including alpacas, sheep, lambs, goats, geese and chicken.

When booking a party with 20 people or more, the farm is exclusively yours, so you and your guests can enjoy the day together.

You also wont need to look after food, as the owners happily take care of the catering. For $160 they can plate up a platter full of yummy goodies, such as fresh fruit, lollies, chips, fairy bread, cheerios, pies, quiches and more to fill the hungry tummies.

A venue fee hire does apply if you wish to bring your own food and drinks.

Drinks are also available at the farm’s new coffee shop.

The entry fee of $5 still applies and if you are attending a birthday party, a bucket of animal feed will cost you $2.50, down from $3.

Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm is located at 187 Missigs Road, Haigslea.

Just Jump Redbank

Inflatables at Just Jump: Photo Brisbane Family Explorers

Let the kids burn off some of that built-up energy by allowing them to climb up and down the many inflatable obstacle courses at Just Jump Redbank.

Just Jump offers three pricing options for parties, ranging from $22.50 per person for the starter pack, right up to $28.50 per person for a themed party.

The starter pack includes mini party pies and sausage rolls, a choice of hot chips or potato gems, unlimited cordial or water, an ice cream cake, and the exclusive use of a 20m inflatable.

To find a package that is right for you, log onto www.justjumoqld.com.au.

Find them at 235 Smiths Rd, Redbank.

Summer Land Camel Farm

Summer Land Camels

Let your child spend their birthday riding high at Australia’s largest wild camel training and dairy farm, in the town of Harrisville.

Camels are friendly creatures that love to interact with people and be feed lots of hay from their new friends.

The camel rides start at $30 per person and last approximately 15 minutes.

If you are wishing to make the most of your day, how about joining in one of the farm tours where you can learn more about these gentle giants and taste test a range of camel milk products, including  milk, cheese and gelato.

The Summer Land Camel Farm is located at 8 Charles Chauvel Drive, Harrisville.

Queens Park

Queens Park

With lots of picnic benches, open spaces to set up your own tables and chairs, and a epic playground for the kids to explore, Queens Park is an easy, affordable and convenient location for families to host a birthday party for a child of any age.

Parents can mingle while the kids let their imagination run wild on the playground. Will they be a fairy princess finding a new home, or pirates defending their ship? That’s up to them!

The group can also take a quick tour inside the Ipswich Nature Centre, where everyone can wave hello to the locals, including dingoes, wallabies, birds, farmyard animals and more.  For kids that love animals, party bookings can be taken for Animal Encounters tours, a VIP walking tour of the nature centre.

Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve

Colleges Crossing

A fun and engaging playground awaits your guests at Colleges Crossing, where the only thing you need to do while planning the party is deciding what cake to get and arriving early to grab the perfect spot.

The playground features a fort, climbing rock, musical wall, swings, a fun sway boat, balancing beams, spinning seats, tree log tunnel, stepping stones and more.

Families can also bring their own balls or sporting equipment for larger games.

The reserve is located at 408-492 Mt Crosby Rd, Chuwar.

Colleges Crossing

Lobley Park

LOBLEY-3

This aviation themed park has long been popular with families and group gatherings, especially those who loves planes.

The main attraction of Lobley park is a replica RAAF cargo plane with its own mock cockpit, where children can pretend they are soaring high above the clouds.

There’s also an air-traffic control tower with a x-ray machine and radar screen, to alert the budding young pilots which way to fly.

The great pathways also allow children to freely ride their own scooters or bikes.

Visitors can make use of the many covered electric barbecue areas, or bring their own chairs and tables.

Bob Gamble Park

Bob Gamble Park

Located inside River Heart Parklands, Bob Gamble Park is a crowd pleaser for the young, and those who are young at heart.

The zero-depth water park is perfect for children who are celebrating birthdays in the warmer months, so be sure to ask your guests to pack their swimmers, a towel and sun protection.

The kids can also dry off on the climbing spider, zoom along on the 25m flying fox, or soar as high as they possibly can on the park swings.

Party guests can also go on a short stroll through the Discovery Forest, where they can test out their balance on the beams, protect the fort, and more.

Using up that much energy can make the group hungry, but there are ample picnic and barbecue facilities to cook up a meal to satisfy everyone’s hunger.

Head to 2 Gamble Street Ipswich to view the park’s facilities for yourself.

Bob Gamble Park

Robelle Domain

Robelle Domain paklands, Springfield Central Ipswich

The great thing about celebrating a party in a wide open space like a park is the fact that you don’t have a time limit on how long you can stay for.

Your party guests could stay as long as they like at Robelle Domain in Springfield, and enjoy the park’s splash area, complete with tipping water bucket and jets, or enjoy a game of cricket on the oval.

There is also lots of space to play many of the traditional party games, like pass the parcel, musical chairs, blind man’s bluff, or even tug of war.

You can also dress the party up with a few balloons, bring a speaker to play some tunes, and then settle in for a day of wholesome fun.

Seraphim Escape Rooms

Seraphim Escape's Christmas themed room

If your children love solving puzzles, then why not let them unleash their inner detective at Seraphim Escape Rooms.

Working together as part of a team, the kids will enter a specially designed themed room where they will need to put their head together to find the clues, solve the puzzles, and unlock the door in a certain time frame.

This activity is perfect for children that are a little older and love a good challenge.

Prices start at $45 per person for two people, or $30 per person for a group of six.

Put on your detective cap and head down to 38 Brisbane St, Ipswich. Enter via Prasser Lane.

Willowbank MX

Having fun at Willowbank MX

Enjoy a day of racing with your closest friends and family at Willowbank MX.

Willowbank MX is one of Queensland’s premium motocross facilities, and has been professionally designed by industry leading professionals.

Set on a 40 hectare parcel of land, the facility features a number of tracks available for people of all ages and abilities, including the Pee-wee track, Junior Stadium, Adult Stadium and MX Track, perfect for those who love to get their hearts pumping.

There is also a flat training area where beginners can practice and get a feel for the bike before heading out on one of the larger tracks.

Visit them on the corner of Lanes Road and Coopers Road, Ebenezer.

Ashleigh Howarth Freelance writer
Ashleigh Howarth is a journalist with more than nine years experience in the media industry. Her passions include travelling, dessert bars, cocktails and attending music concerts. She aims to inspire others to unlock their own sense of wanderlust to explore this beautiful big world, whether that be on a local or more global scale. You can keep up to date with her stories by following @journo_ash_ on Instagram.

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