Kids birthday party entertainment Inner West Sydney: party places, party ideas
Inner West Sydney at a glance
Sydney’s Inner West is an eclectic melting pot, from the harbour views and beautiful historic buildings of Balmain, to the gritty creative hub of Newtown.
Inner West Sydney also has some of the best food from around the world, from pizza and pasta in Leichhardt, the Italian heart of Sydney, to authentic Chinese flavours in Campsie to the best Portuguese tarts in Petersham. Marrickville and Orange Grove markets are famous for their organic goodies.
The area is bursting with killer cafes, too. Check out Dulwich Hill and neighbouring Summer Hill for a top-notch brekky!
Inner West kids party venues and parks
The Inner West is known as being a family-friendly part of Sydney, and it’s easy to see why.
There are some great parks and kids party venues in the Inner West, and many of them have a cafe nearby, which is a big bonus for coffee-loving Inner Westies. Some recommendations include;
- Petersham Park, which has the added bonus of the Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre in the grounds for a post-party cool-down as well as a rotunda for shelter.
- Steel Park (currently closed for renovations) in Marrickville with a waterplay area that little kids love, and a flying fox for the bigger kids.
- Enmore Park has lots of space, and boasts the party-ready Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre within its grounds, and BBQ facilities too, for a budget-friendly feast!
- Camperdown Park has a rotunda, an oval, function space in the park, exercise equipment and a playground too. There’s a pizza place just down the street too, in case pizza in the park sounds good to you.
- Whites Creek Valley Park in Annandale features wetlands and a community garden, playground, plus a skate ramp.
A little bit further out, there are plenty of perfect party parks, such as Blaxland Riverside Park , which is truly mega, at over three hectares, and features state-of-the-art equipment like features climbing walls, tunnels, tree house and bike track. Strathfield Park is another great park for parties, with a scooter track and thrilling twisty slides, it’s got all ages covered!
Little Nicholson Street Play Centre is popular with smaller groups (up to 45) with kids under 5. They’ve got a BBQ that you’re welcome to use, too!
For a bigger indoor birthday party, the Jimmy Little Community Centre in Lilyfield or Annandale Community Centre could be just right for you. They also offer loads of seats and have the added bonus of trestle tables on site.
Little Dynamo’s Indoor Playcentre & Cafe is one of Sydney’s biggest & best kids venues. Based in Alexandria, they offer an amazing play area as well as a gymnastics area space and 4 themed Kids Party rooms.
Jungle Buddies in Five Dock is a space dedicated to play, play and more play. They offer birthday party packages include use of their ginormous state-of-the-art play space, party host and food, too!
For a cool indoor-outdoor party space, Petersham Bowling Club is a fun option with a community feel and caters for the whole family, with lots of outdoor space for the kids and live music and craft beers for the adults. There are usually a few toddlers rocking out on the dance floor!
Feeling overwhelmed? The Inner West council is a great place to start your search. Check out their website for details on local parks, playgrounds, halls and community centres for hire.
Nick as the rugby union coach was brilliant. From the moment he arrived he rallied the kids and had their attention for the full hour. He also manged to learn most of their names. That is attention to detail!
Well done and thank you, Nick and Superheroes!!
Julie – Abbotsford – Dec 2018
What type of party entertainment will work best for my Inner West kids party venue?
A party at home can be perfect for a Princess or Fairy party, or a Superhero party for a younger audience. It’s nice and safe in case you have little escape artists, and younger boys and girls love coming together for a story, or singing and dance games.
A park is the perfect birthday party venue if you have a larger group, or a group with younger and older kids. It also opens up a whole world of battle or war games parties, like Superheroes Inc.’s Combat Crew which are hugely popular with the over sevens. These parties involve battle training and then combat games or missions that involve NERF gun warfare! Not surprisingly, these battle parties need lots of space!
Halls and community centres and pubs and clubs vary in terms of space and facilities and access. As a key component of kids party entertainment is a big exciting entrance, we’ll work with you to create an awesome entrance and party ideas and activities to suit your space.
Superheroes Inc is the first choice for Kids Party Entertainment in Sydney’s Inner West. We service all Inner West suburbs including:
Balmain East 2041
Breakfast Point 2137
Burwood Heights 2136
Canada Bay 2046
Concord West 2138
Croydon Park 2133
Dulwich Hill 2203
Five Dock 2046
Forest Lodge 2037
Homebush West 2140
Hurlstone Park 2193
Liberty Grove 2138
Rodd Point 2046
Russell Lea 2046
St Peters 2044
Strathfield South 2136
Strathfield North 2136
Summer Hill 2130
Easy to book and arrange. Great performers. Kylo Ren was fantastic with the kids. My son had an absolute blast and to see the sheer joy on his face made my day.
Julie – Erskineville – Nov 2018
I’ve found my ideal Inner West birthday party venue! Now what?
Once you have found the right place for your party, make sure you get the exact name of the park you have in mind. If a council venue, you’ll find the venue facilities, map and booking information on your council website. Take photos of the area of the park you have in mind too. It will come in handy for discussing plans with your kids party entertainer, caterers and your guests too!
Things to consider if having a birthday party in a park;
- Are there toilets?
- Is it an off-leash area for dogs – some younger party guests might be scared
- Is is safe? Check for things like appropriate fencing, water access and holes
- Is there shelter in case it rains on the day? (see our FAQ’s for info on this one!)
- Is it accessible for all your guests?
- Is there anything you need to let guests, party entertainers or caterers know about, in terms of parking and/or setup issues?
If you’re thinking of a private venue, give them a call as soon as you have a rough idea regarding the number of people you plan to invite. They’ll be able to give you a better idea regarding the cost of any catering and what kind of party entertainment can be accommodated in their function spaces.
Party entertainers from Superheroes Inc. can make a party magic in any Inner kids party venue. We work with the space and the audience to create a unique, tailor-made birthday party experience. That’s why we might ask you quite a few questions when we take your booking, and we’re also very happy to answer yours!
Organised, entertaining, flexible, reliable. Another great party done – thank you!
Ursula – Glebe – Sept 2018
Great kids party food and awesome kids party entertainment in the Inner West
If you want to avoid the stress of party food preparation, the Inner West is full of amazing cake and catering options. Try Leichhardt’s iconic Mezzapica for showstopping themed birthday cakes, or maybe Black Star Pastry in Newtown, famous for its watermelon cake. They’ll come up with a sophisticated wholesome cake, and can produce gluten-free birthday cakes, as well as dairy-free and vegan cakes.
For kids party food, try Bourke Street Bakery. Their sausage rolls, party pies and sliders make perfect party snacks and they can even sort you out with homemade sodas! Party Wizard services all of Sydney with budget-friendly party food, from BBQs to platters, as well as finger food.
As far as decorations go, it’s hard to beat The Party People in Drummoyne, who have all the party supplies you could imagine. From birthday balloons, to party tableware, from party pinatas to party favours – they’ve got it all!
At Deliciously Yours, they create cakes and matching stationery. Each one of their designs is different. They are unique to you. Wouldn’t it be great to have a ‘couture’ cake and invitation like no other in the whole entire galaxy? Book a free design consultation with them and get chatting.
For party fun, it’s hard to beat a jumping castle. Ashfield’s Sydney Jumping Castle Hire has jumping fun for any party theme from a fairy forest for the perfect fairy party to a pirate party cove, and Spider-man jumping castle for your superhero birthday party. Just add a kids party entertainer and your kids party entertainment box is well and truly ticked!
So, what do you think? Have we missed your favourite venue/park/provider? We’d love to see your comments in the section below!
Contributor: Superheroes Inc. is a leader in kids party entertainment, with over 21,000 birthday parties worth of experience over 17 years. Whether it’s princess or fairy party, a pirate or superhero birthday bash, they can bring the magic to children’s special occasions as well as corporate events all over Sydney.