Primary Times South Kids Party Guide

An approaching birthday is a big event in a child's life. Filled with anticipation, this magical day is dreamt about long before it arrives. For a parent, the thought of organising a party can be quite daunting. If you want to make your child's birthday extra special this year without too much stress, have a look at our selection of great party ideas around Munster. 



EXTREME SPORTS CORK located in the heart of Cork City, in the Marina Commercial Park offers the ultimate experience for children and adults alike - from as young as eight years of age. This indoor venue of over 20,000 sq ft set out in an urban style environment offers a variety of activities to include Laser Tag, Laser Combat, Paintball, Junior Paintball, Airsoft, Archery & Target shooting. Whether you are looking for an amazing new birthday party idea for your child, or want an action-packed family day out, there is something to suit everyone! Choose from… JUNIOR PAINTBALL: Yes, real paintball! The most popular new birthday party adventure for kids aged 8+.  LASER COMBAT: All of the fun of Paintball & Airsoft without the pain! Age 8+.

AIRSOFT: For a birthday party with a difference age 11+. COMBI PARTIES: Include Karting with any other activity. Party packages start from €15 per child, with food packages and a party room all available on-site.

Enquiries and bookings can be made by calling 021 4250444 and visit


EXCLUSIVE PRIMARY TIMES DISCOUNT: Extreme Sports Cork is offering Primary Times readers an exclusive 10% DISCOUNT on all group activity bookings, for groups of 10 or more primary school age children. Valid for bookings with deposits made before Oct 31st 2016, for parties during 2016. REMEMBER! PLEASE MENTION PRIMARY TIMES WHEN BOOKING TO CLAIM YOUR SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT OFF PARTY BOOKINGS.



HANDS ON SCIENCE birthday parties are a fun, unique and educational way of keeping guests busy as they become real scientists in your own home (or other suitable location)! All materials and equipment provided - make chemical lava lamps, soaring rockets, bleeding hand prints, self inflating balloons, and experiment with snow, volcanoes, goo, elephant toothpaste or imploding cans. Choose from a range of scientific themes so all parties will be different! Some scientific masterpieces may even be brought home - all safe but guaranteed fun! Suitable for six to 12 year olds - customised invitations and spot prizes included. Scientific goody bags and rocket or volcano birthday cakes can also be ordered. Based in Cork, but will travel!  Call Siobhan on 087 9506527 and find them on FB/Hands-on-Science




There are Bronze, Silver and Gold Party packages to suit all ages, and because Perks is entirely indoors it is ideal for those wet wintery afternoons. Perks can take care of it all - you just have to pick your activities and be there on the day! You can choose from Bowling with free shoe hire, Blackbeard’s Adventure Playcentre, Lazer Tag and Kiddie Rides including the Carousel, Ladybird and Bumper Boats. (Height restrictions apply on some rides and activities). All parties include an exclusive party area, choice of party menu, (Burger/Sausages/Chicken Nuggets all served with fries and a drink), ice cream birthday cake, a super present for the birthday child, party hats and party bags for all guests, birthday certificate and birthday card with a return visit VIP voucher for the birthday child. Gluten Free option is also available (must be pre-booked). A group photograph is also taken so you can take home the memory of your special day and you can even download the picture from the Perks website. The party child can become King or Queen for the day on their own special throne and a party host will be on hand to make sure that your party runs smoothly. All guests are entered in a draw to win a FREE party and Mam and Dad receive complimentary tea or coffee. Perks also boasts a disco room which is available with all Silver and Gold packages. The disco room is used exclusively for parties and is not open to the public. The Gold package includes extras such as Face Painting, a turn on Derby Racer, and two VIP vouchers. To book a party call 024-92438 or visit  Party invitations can be downloaded and printed from the website so everything is taken care of from start to finish!



Fun and excitement is guaranteed at MOVIE JUNCTION DRIVE–IN CINEMA: Cork's premiere cinema experience. An amazing experience awaits you seven nights a week right on your doorstep. Take children to see the latest Disney release or treat the family to a night out with a difference. All the latest action packed movies, comedies and animations are available all year round and are a great way to celebrate a child’s birthday. Optional pizza or freshly made popcorn delivered to your car! Birthday Parties or Parent Association fundraising events are very easy to organise – call 087 2471477, see Facebook and  



LEISUREPLEX CORK offers an exclusive range of birthday party packages to suit all ages. Choose from Bowling and Quasar to create your perfect birthday party. Bowl your way to your best party ever with fantastic bowling lanes or battle it out in Quasar and see who the Top Gun is.  Can’t decide on one activity? Leisureplex has it covered with an amazing “Double Up” party package which allows you to select any two activities to create the birthday party you want. One activity and Luciano’s Pizza €12 (anytime); or two activities and Luciano’s Pizza €16 (anytime). All parties include: party host upon arrival, free invitations, food, drink, and a present for the birthday child.  For more information on Leisureplex Cork Birthday Packages, special offers and to book a party, visit or contact  021-4505155. PRIMARY TIMES EXCLUSIVE OFFER: BOOK A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR 8 CHILDREN OR MORE & THE BIRTHDAY CHILD GOES FREE - BRING THE VOUCHER FROM THE LEISUREPLEX ADVERT TO AVAIL OF THIS OFFER! OFFER APPLIES TO LEISUREPLEX CORK ONLY.



At the QUALITY HOTEL & LEISURE CLUB CLONAKILTY you will be spoiled for choice for your special birthday party.  Choose from a blockbuster movie in the three-screen Cinema to the adrenalin rush of the High Ropes Course (2 levels), Climbing Walls, Power Fan Jump and 100m Zip Line in the Clonakilty Park Adventure Centre.   Your party can be customised to include a fantastic selection of kids’ food in Lannigan’s Restaurant or refreshments while you watch the movie of your choice. Whatever the weather they’ve got you covered! For individual and group bookings please call 023 8836400. Visit or  for information, prices and T&Cs, and follow on Facebook & Twitter.



Birthday parties at the MODEL RAILWAY VILLAGE in Clonakilty offer the perfect balance between free play time and a guided tour. Birthday Party Packages include one hour exclusive use of their indoor playroom, visit to the Model Village and a ride on the Choo Choo road train. Step back in time and see life as it was in the 1940's, with the old West Cork railway line portrayed in delightful miniature! Bring your own food and drink and use the café but don't worry, friendly staff will take care of the rubbish and clean up. Call for more information on 023 88 33224 and email:



FOOTGOLF BIRTHDAY PARTIES FootGolf is a new sport combining the popular sports of football and golf. The game is played using only your feet with a football on the Old Kinsale Golf Course, Belgooly, Co. Cork.  FootGolf is fun, easy to play, available to all and can be played in less than one hour - making it the perfect activity for children’s parties. Each child gets to play a round of FootGolf and after that the birthday boy/girl has their birthday party in the Clubhouse or Marquee. Pizza and soft drinks are provided as part of your birthday party package. For more information, call 021 4774294, email: