Party Ideas for Kids in South Dublin & Wicklow

party ideas for kids

Are you planning a Kids Birthday Party in South Dublin or Wicklow and need some party ideas for kids? From Face Painters, Bouncy Castles, to clowns for hire, we’ve got it covered! 

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Party Venues

Pirate Village

pirates villagePirates Village in Liffey Valley is an adventure play-zone with pirate themed, custom-made inflatable activities for toddlers up to ten year olds. For all your “little mateys” out there, it’s a great option for a swashbuckling birthday party! Children will get 2 hours of play, plus food in the Pirates Village Birthday Party Area. Each child will receive an eye patch, and the birthday boy/girl will receive a complimentary pirate costume!

Princess Parties at Kiddies Kuts Hair Salons.

Book your Princess Parties at Kiddies Kuts Hair Salons. Child-friendly stylists will make it a party to remember, with a beautiful glitter upstyle or beaded braids, or coloured hair extensions. Also included is a soft glitter face makeover with lipgloss and eyeshadow, and nails painted with glitter polish finish, or a little flower motif. Soda and snacks provided. There is also the option of a party bag to take home, at half price. Check with your local Kiddies Kuts in Jervis, Tallaght, Blackrock or Carrickmines for their party options.

Pine Forest Arts Centre Birthday Parties

Pine Forest Arts Centre, Kilternan, will organise fun art activities for birthday parties held there.

Other Party Venues:

  • Leisureplex in Stillorgan and Tallaght, offer fantastic birthday party packages. Choose from a range of activites including Bowling and Quasar.
  • Imaginosity is a great place to celebrate a childs birthday party, and they can theme your party for all Fariy Princesses, Superheros and Little Scientists!
  • The Hobby Shack in Wicklow Town is a family run business operated by experienced parents and pre school teachers, set up to provide a unique setting for Children to get creative and artistic. Children can explore the craft packed shelves and choose what they would like to do (parents set a budget to keep the price at a set level).
  • Jungle Mania in Kilcoole is a great indoor soft play centre ideal for those winter birthday parties!  Suitable for children from 1 to 12 years.
  • Tara’s Palace in Powerscourt House, Enniskerry is a unique miniature world of wonder for little girls aged 5 and up.  A special location for a special birthday celebration.
  • Coral Leisure Arklow are now catering for birthday parties, either in their hall, or pool parties.
  • Kippure Adventure Estate is a great place for all those active 6 to 12 year olds, all in the beautiful surrounds of west Wicklow, just outside Blessington.
  • Energy Fun Centre in Rathcoole offer a choice of themes for your party, including Princess, Pirate, Disco and Football. All parties include 2 hours play, 30 mins party in a private room and a party gift for all guests.
  • Giddy Studios provide an ideal venue where all ages can be creative and paint pottery together.
  • Head to Hamleys for a birthday party your kids will love.
  • Gymboree is a great birthday experience for the younger birthday boys and girls. The party can be in one of their centres or at your home.

Would you like to find more party venues in Wicklow or in Dublin?

Party Entertainers

Children’s Decoupage Parties by Refurnish Interiors

refurnish logoFun Children’s Decoupage Parties by Refurnish Interiors, lasting approx 1.5 hours. Each child picks an item they would like to work with, little boxes, hearts etc. Then they choose the paper they would like to use & we get started. It’s really messy & loads of fun!

Refurnish Interiors bring everything, including a sheet for the table so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Each child will leave with a little trinket that they have made themselves. Up to 10 children is €125 thereafter €10 per child. Call Conach on 087 2297963 to make a booking – a 50% deposit is required.

Genie Mackers

Genie MackersGenie Mackers (as seen on TV) is a professional, fully insured entertainment business. Their party package gives you everything your child could need for their special day: A Magic Show, Face painting, Balloon Animal Prizes, Karaoke, Puppets, Party Games, Limbo, Parachute Games, Bubbles and more. They can customise the party to suit your needs. You also get to choose from their most popular themes: Magical Genie, Disco Diva, Tooth Fairy, Pirates…. and much more!

Other Party Entertainers:

  • Really Grand Events are entertainers, suitable for all kinds of childrens parties.  They have clowns, magicians and puppets to keep your children entertained.
  • Julie Rose McCormick Puppet Theatre, based in Kilcoole, offers puppet shows, balloons, face painting and arty-parties! Or try the Puppetry Workshop and learn how to make your own puppet!
  • Hey Presto Parties provides a children’s entertainer who will come and keep your little ones amused with Face painting, games,music, singing, dancing, magic, balloon fun and lots more!
  • Laura’s Stitch ‘n Craft & Cookies ‘n Cupcakes Parties – Looking for something different for your child’s party?  Girls and Boys aged 5 to 12 can decorate thier own cookies and cupcakes, or do stitch and crafts. All in your own home and all materials provided.
  • Fit Kids Dublin South offer fun, energetic party entertainment which can be adapted for all ages and abilities.

More party entertainers in Wicklow or Dublin

Party Supplies 

Whether you are looking for custom-made birthday cakes, or someone to cater your child’s birthday party, there are plenty of options to choose from.

  • have a large range of themed children’s party supplies and games, and their range of decorations, balloons, tableware and party games should get any party started. With next day nationwide delivery, you don’t need to look elsewhere when planning your next party!
  • All the best parties start at Party Mad with their fantastic range of Balloons, Party Supplies and Costumes! Party Mad are one of the leading stockist of party supplies for all celebrations including birthdays, christenings, themed events, weddings and kiddies parties. So drop-in or check out their extensive online store for all your party needs.
  • Pinatas Pinatas will make Pinatas in any theme, shape or colour to suit your needs – check them out for a really unique addition to the party!
  • Dress My  have a beautiful range of funky party decorations for online sale or rental.
  • HarryAli is an online party parlour! Based in Wicklow, Harryali aims to take the stress away from parents trying to source themed party supplies.
  • Party in a Box – Another online company that delivers themed party boxes that are suitable for all ages and include everything from the invitations to birthday balloons and banners!
  • Party Poppers, Arklow, stocks balloons for all occasions and also provides banners, candles and gifts.  Now also selling Sky Lanterns!
Click here for details on more birthday cakes, party caterers and party suppliers in Wicklow or Dublin.

Bouncy Castle Suppliers

  • Greystones Bouncers – high quality bouncy castles and slide ideas for parties.  Also supplying candy floss, pop corn machine and slushies.
  • exciting range of bouncy castles, bounce ‘n’ slide combos, super slides, gladiators, mini bouncers, ball pools, obstacle courses and marquees to suit any occasion.
  • BounceCrazy – a great range of entertainment options with comprehensive advice on the correct package to suit your individual requirements all with the WOW factor that children are looking for. 

See our listings for more Bouncy Castle suppliers in your area.

Whatever you choose to do to celebrate your child’s birthday, we hope it’s a fun and memorable occasion for you and your child.

Recommended Reading: Birthday Party Ideas for Kids in North Dublin. We have lots more ideas in our Mykidstime Party Feature.

Have you got any recommendations or party ideas for kids in South Dublin or Wicklow? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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