Outdoor Birthday Parties at Bowles

Celebrate outdoors and learn a new skill with friends!

A birthday experience at Bowles is a firm favourite for local children from across Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

We’ve got a number of Saturday afternoon party sessions available in April and May – pool parties, archery, sledging, ropes courses, rock climbing.

Call 01892 665665 to discuss planning your birthday experience at Bowles.

Some of our sledging parties are available to book online – please call the office for alternative options

Book online

Sledging

Sledging is a firm favourite for local children’s parties and we recommend you book at least a month in advance as places are limited! Long sleeves, long trousers, gloves and trainers are needed.

Age restrictions: 5 years+

Max. capacity: 12 children

Seasons: 40 minutes

Seasonal availability: All year round

Book online

Cost: £110

Raft building

Hosted in our indoor heated swimming pool, the children have to use their ingenuity and a range of materials to build a raft that can be raced across the pool. All capped off with swim time at the end.

Age restrictions: 8 years+

Max. capacity: 12 children

Sessions: 2 hours

Seasonal availability: Year round

Cost: £170

Pool Canoe

Pool canoe is a great way to develop kayaking skills in a safe, warm water environment. During the session, the group will be introduced to controlling and capsizing a kayak, along with games to build boat confidence.

Age restrictions: 8 years+

Max. capacity: 12 children

Sessions: 2 hours

Seasonal availability: Year round

Cost: £170

Ropes Course

Making use of ten different elements, the Low Ropes course is a great way to challenge the balance and teamwork of a group. Including balance beams, wire traverse walks and a mini zip-wire it’s a great way to test your balance and agility!

Age restrictions: 8 years+

Max. capacity: 12 children

Sessions: 2 hours

Seasonal availability: Year round

Cost: £170

Archery

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Robin Hood? Archery is a great way to test your eye and learn some ‘bow and arrow’ technique. With all equipment provided and a Bowles instructor supervising the range at all times, archery is a engaging activity for those who want to test their shot!

Age restrictions: 8 years+

Max. Capacity: 12 children

Session: 2 hours

Seasonal Availability: Year round

Cost: £170

Bushcraft

Ideal for anyone interested in survival techniques and the art of wilderness skills. During the 2 hour session the group will be introduced to the basics of safe bushcraft practice including fire lighting, water purification, bread making and shelter building.

Age restrictions: 8 years+

Max. Capacity: 12 children

Session: 2 hours

Seasonal Availability: Year round

Cost: £170

Climbing

Rock climbing is a great way to give children a fantastic birthday experience. After a short low level climbing warm up the children will be kitted up in all the necessary safety equipment and start climbing our 10m natural sandstone crag. The children scale new heights under the careful supervision of a qualified instructor.

Age restrictions: 8 years+

Max. capacity: 12 children

Sessions: 2 hours or 3 hours

Seasonal Availability: All year round (mornings only in Winter)

Cost: £170 or £200

Skiing

Bowles is a great place to learn to ski. With both a nursery and a longer, steeper slope, Bowles has the terrain that allows you to cover the basics or progress your skills further. Long sleeves, long trousers and gloves are needed.

Age restrictions: 8 years+

Max. capacity: 12 children

Sessions: 2 hours or 3 hours

Seasonal availability: Year round

Cost: £200 or £260

Snowboarding

Bowles is a great venue to learn the basics of snowboarding. The nursery slope is a perfect location to practice falling with style! Long sleeves, long trousers, and gloves are needed. Keep your eyes forward to stay upright but most importantly enjoy yourself!

Age restrictions: 8 years+

Max. capacity: 10 children

Sessions: 2 hours

Seasonal availability: Year round

Cost: £200

Top Tips for Birthday Parties

Book early to get the date you need (ideally at least 8 weeks in advance! Our parties are extremely popular.). If you’ve left it a bit late, call on the 20th of the month to check for late availability.
With tables and chairs, we have a room that is perfect for a post activity snack. You can reserve a table for your group – we don’t charge extra for this.
Leave enough time to walk up the 300m drive with any bags (5 mins) when you arrive.
Bring drink bottles and a small snack to keep the energy levels high.
Download a map to include in your invitations, or use our printed invitations.
Some parties bring their own food, others order pizza delivery!  (A member of the party will need to meet the delivery van in the car park.)
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