Children’s birthday parties

Our spacious halls are perfect for holding children’s birthday parties of all sizes. We can provide a hassle free, safe environment that you can make into whatever you want. From fairy princesses that love bouncy castles to hardcore gamers that want to immerse themselves in their very own video arcade, any birthday theme can be realised with a little bit of imagination and the right partners.

By holding your children’s birthday party at Orpington Village Hall, you will enjoy a worry free kid’s birthday party experience. No damage will be caused to your home, no noise will offend your neighbours and, when it is all over, you can head home to relax, safe in the knowledge that it will be just as you left it.

Catering options

The halls have a preparation kitchen on site, its equipment includes a microwave, tea urn, regular kettle, sink and fridge, use of which is included in the price of all hall hires. You can cater your party yourself or bring in outside caterers to do it for you, either way, access to the kitchen ensures you will have everything you need on site.

Kids’ party packages (entertainment organised separately)

Our packages include the following benefits:

  • 3 hour hire
  • Audio visual equipment (projector, screen, portable speaker system, DVD player)
  • Stage and set-up (if requested in advance)
  • Shared use of the onsite preparation kitchen and equipment
  • Tables and chairs
  • Set-up of tables and chairs to a prearranged plan
  • Onsite staff and rubbish disposal
  • Additional hours can potentially be arranged
  • Flexibility to organise your own entertainment tailored to your own requirements and budgets (cost covered by hirer)

A fully refundable deposit will be required on all hires, the size of the deposit will depend on the value of the hire but will range from £75 to £500. All deposits will be refunded within 14 days of your hire.

Weekend times reserved for children’s birthday parties (subject to availability) although other times may be available:

  • Saturday afternoon 2.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Sunday afternoon 2.30pm to 5.30pm

We are only able to accommodate birthday parties for children up to the age of 12 years. Unfortunately we are not able to host birthday parties for those aged between 13 and 21 years of age, inclusive. 

Kids’ party inspiration

Holding a children’s party can seem a little overwhelming at first, decisions will definitely need to be made. What shall we do? Where shall we go? How shall we keep them interested? Where to start? So, we thought we would share with you a couple of examples of parties that we have hosted at Orpington Village Hall.

1. The fairy princess bouncy castle party

This party was held in the Alfred Brown Hall, the larger of the two halls, 21 children were invited to this 4th birthday party. The bouncy castle was hired from Belvedere Bouncy Castles, it was delivered and ready to go within the half hour set up window factored in before the party began. The hall comfortably held the bouncy castle and the children’s banqueting table making it easy for parents to keep an eye on all the children, all of the time. The tables and chairs were set up in a U-shape arrangement by the hall staff, as pre-arranged with a plan, before the family arrived to decorate the hall.

The food was catered by the family holding the event, they brought all the food with them when they arrived and stored it all in the kitchen until it was time for the big reveal. This party took advantage of the ‘Kids party package’, they held the event on Saturday afternoon, arriving at 2.30pm to lay the table, put up some decorations and be on site to receive and sign for the bouncy castle. The kids arrived at 3pm, jumped on the bouncy castle, played some games, had afternoon tea and were picked up at 5pm, this gave the family half an hour to clear up and be out of the venue by 5.30pm.

2. The video arcade party

This party was held in the Aubrey Mullock Hall, the smaller of the two halls. Fourteen boys were invited to this 12th birthday party. The video arcade, complete with two big screens and four smaller screens, gaming chairs and bean bags, was sourced from Pop-up Arcade. They were able to set everything up within the 30 minute preparation window the family had planned for, but so as to allow the boys a enough time for each of them to have a go on all of the games, the standard 3 hour package was extended by one hour, this gave the boys 3 hours on the games with half an hour to set up at the beginning and then breakdown at the end. Everything was wrapped up by 6.30pm.

The catering was handled by Dominoes Pizza, located  just a little further along the Hight Street, they delivered direct to Orpington Village Hall and our staff let them in.  All drinks were provided by the birthday boy’s family, easily picked up from the Tesco’s opposite the venue.

We also host a wide variety of other events:

  • Grown-up birthday parties
  • Wedding receptions
  • Baby showers
  • Fundraisers
  • Meetings and conferences

To book one of our venues contact the reservations team or call 01689 891828, our team will be happy to discuss your event with you and recommend the best option available to you.