Children's Parties

Children’s parties at Maidstone Museum provide a fun way to celebrate a special occasion

Children's birthday parties

July Special Offer!

Book your child’s birthday party in July and receive a FREE birthday cake (chocolate or jam).

Book online today and be sure to choose your flavour!

Whatever theme you choose, you can be sure that Maidstone Musuem will make your party an unforgettable experience that leaves your party guests roaring for more!  Inspired by the collections on display at the museum, and led by a dedicated fun and friendly Party Host, we’re able to cater for children aged from 4-11.

  • Guests will be treated to 2 hours of fun including themed activities, a treasure hunt around the musuem and time for the birthday feast.
  • A take home craft activity ( subject to materials)
  • Unlimited tea and coffee for adults
  • Unlimited squash for the party guests
  • Party invitations with a parking space for the birthday family

Best of all, you can now book and pay for your children’s party online. Simply choose from the options below, select a date and time, choose a theme, and make your reservation. It couldn’t be easier. Find out more about the range of themes available:

Theme:Gallant Knights & Princesses (ages 4-6)Includes:
  • Make your own helmet or crown
  • Go on a treasure hunt to find the crown jewels
  • Design some beautiful jewellery or a sword and shield
  • Create secret jewellery or treasure box
Theme:Explorers Adventure (ages 4-6)Includes:
  • Hunt out hidden treasure
  • Make your own binoculars
  • Dig for treasure
  • Make a treasure chest
Theme:AARRR! Pirates be here! (ages 4-6)Includes:
  • Create a treasure map
  • Create a pirate costume
  • Go on a treasure hunt
  • Play pirate games
Theme:Dinosaurs (ages 4-6)Includes:
  • Dig up and discover real bones
  • Paint a dino money box
  • Hunt the dinosaur
  • Play dino games
Theme:Crazy Scientists (ages 7-11)Includes:
  • Grab a lab coat and join us for exciting experiments
  • Create an erupting volcano
  • Make crazy gloop
  • Create sci-goggles
Theme:Fashion Designers (ages 7-11)Includes:
  • Collect inspiration from your favourite outfits and dress up
  • Design a t-shirt and create accessories
  • Take part in a fashion show
  • Have a photo shoot
Theme:Egyptian Adventure (ages 7-11)Includes:
  • Visit our Egyptian mummy
  • Mummify the birthday boy/girl
  • Play Egyptian games
  • Create Egyptian accessories

Please note: Craft activities may change subject to availability of materials from suppliers.

We think our children’s parties are great, but don’t just take our word for it! Here is what some of our happy customers have to say:

“I would just like to say thank you to everyone at the museum that helped make Samuel’s birthday party a success on Saturday. Samuel had a great time and I have had lots of comments from other parents about how good the party was.”


“… my son’s birthday party…was fantastic and I have recommended the museum to friends already as a great place to hold parties. The two guys that ran the party were great with the kids and the variety of activities were perfect. Starting with the painting was great as it gave the kids the opportunity to ‘warm up’ and then by the time we went on the treasure hunt they were happy to run around and find the treasure! The staff were very patient and went at the pace of the kids, yet still managed the time well so we got to do everything – even though we had a wide ranging age group. It was so different to any other party we have been to, much better than soft play! It also was great for the parents to have the opportunity to explore the museum, which I haven’t done since I was a kid. I will definitely pop in for a coffee next time I am in town.  I would like to say a massive thank you to the staff on the day, and I plan to come back for next year’s party!”


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