Book your Party at the Ark!

We offer exclusive use of the play frame for our evening and weekend parties!

Hire Charges

Monday to Thursday   – £140 party

Friday,  Saturday,  Sunday – £150 per party

Price includes birthday card for birthday child, party invitations and free squash for the children.

Party Details

Fixed hire charge, irrespective of the number of children.

Maximum of 40 children for any one party.

All parties are 1.5 hours in duration.

Food is not included in the basic hire charge.  This gives you the option of not having food, self catering, or paying a bit extra to have food provided.

Toddler Parties

Parties for children aged three and under can be booked during public opening times for a maximum of ten children.
These parties do not have exclusive use of the centre and last for an hour and a half.
These parties are charged per head:

  • £4.50 per child without food
  • £6.50 per child with food

Price includes birthday card for birthday child, party invitations, free squash for children and a reserved table

See the party time slots below:

Monday - Friday

Start: 16.30
End: 18.00

Saturday

Start: 10.00
End: 11.30

Start: 12.30
End: 14.00

Start: 15.00
End: 16.30

Start: 17.30
End: 19.00

Sunday

Start: 10.00
End: 11.30

Start: 12.30
End: 14.00

Start: 15.00
End: 16.30

Food Options

  • Party Box A

    £3 per child

    • 2 children's sandwiches (ham/philadelphia)
    • A packet of crisps
    • A chocolate treat
    • A bag of raisins
    • Served in a colourful party box
  • Party Box B

    £4 per child

    • 2 children's sandwiches (ham/philadelphia)
    • A packet of crisps
    • A chocolate treat
    • A bag of raisins
    • Served in a colourful party box
    • With ice cream (choice of a Twister, Feast or Calippo)
  • Tea and Coffee

    £25

    • Unlimited tea and filter coffee for the parents
    • Pay-per-cup tea and filter coffee is also available.
  • Mini Traybake Platter

    £10

    • A selection of miniature traybakes
    • Served on a vintage cake stand

Party Extras

  • Sensory Room

    £10

    • Private Hire of the
      Sensory Room
    • For parties with children under 3 years old or with learning difficulties
  • Sky Room

    £25

    • Private Hire of the
      Sky Room
    • For parties with children aged 5 or under
  • Mr and Mrs Cortis

    “Brilliant Party on 9/7/16 Total Stress Free!!! The twins loved it! Thanks every one!”

    Mr and Mrs Cortis

  • Rachel Barnes

    “Dexter had a lovely party. A lovely venue and outstanding staff, made to feel welcome.”

    Rachel Barnes

  • Madeline Richardson

    “Outstanding venue, friendly staff with a warm welcoming to the Ark.”

    Madeline Richardson

  • Susan and Ernie

    “What a wonderful Party Venue, a great time had by all! The Party Host Carol was so helpful. Need to spread the word about this super venue. Thanks so much.”

    Susan and Ernie