Our Birthday Parties are available at various locations throughout the UK and Europe. Whether you’re after London’s big city thrills, beachside Bohemia at Brighton or Prague’s legendary nightlife, we’ve got you covered.
Looking for birthday party ideas? You’ve come to the right place! Fizzbox is here to take all the stress out of arranging a birthday bash with a simple online service that brings you the best activities in the UK and Europe. Select the activities you fancy and create your own dream itinerary. Know what you want to do or just looking for some inspiration? Check out our massive range of birthday party activities.
Whether you know exactly what you want to do or need inspiration, Fizzbox is here with a huge selection activities to suit every budget.
Booking your birthday party activities with Fizzbox is a no-brainer. We have a huge number of awesome activities and birthday ideas for all tastes, budgets and ages, whether you’re one or 100. With great perks such as free cancellation, deposit options, split the bill and zero booking fees (all subject to terms and conditions), you can book safe in the knowledge that you’ve got something amazing to look forward to at a great price with a company you can trust.
They say memories are the best gift you can give and we’re here to help you make the best ones, whether you’re the birthday boy or girl or the friend responsible for arranging the do. Classy, wild and anything in between, we’ve got what you need to make your party unforgettable! Whether you want to party hard in Prague, unwind with afternoon tea in London, unleash your inner mixologist with cocktail making in Brighton or play bubble football in Amsterdam, we’ve got something to suit all tastes and budgets.
The earliest records of birthday festivities can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where pharaohs and nobles held grand celebrations to mark their coronations. Fast forward to ancient Greece and we find the birth of cakes (the best bit about having a birthday!). Greeks baked honey cakes and shared them with friends and family on their special day. Moving on to ancient Rome, the Romans embraced the idea of celebrating birthdays with pizzazz. They threw lavish parties, complete with feasts, games and presents.
As time marched on, the concept of birthday parties evolved. In the Middle Ages, children in England celebrated their birthdays with something called “kissing the birthday ring.” Friends and family would gather around the birthday child, give them a kiss and offer blessings.
The modern birthday party, as we know it, really took off in the 19th century. With the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the middle class, people had more leisure time and disposable income to throw parties. Enter party games, decorations and, of course, the iconic birthday cake with candles.
And that brings us to today where birthday parties are all about balloons, streamers, music, laughter and, of course, blowing out those candles in a single breath! It’s a time to celebrate life, create memories and surround ourselves with the people who bring us joy.
Because it’s your special day and a great excuse to let your hair down and feel the love of the people around you. It’s a golden opportunity to feel special and celebrate the fantastic person you are. Trust us, you deserve it! So, get your favourite people together, don that party hat, tuck into that cake and raise a glass to you! And birthdays aren’t just for kids; they’re for adults too. They’re a great way to indulge and have fun with a day that’s all about you.
Planning a birthday party as an adult can be an absolute blast! To ensure you have a fun and memorable celebration, follow these steps:
Determine the vibe you want to create, whether it’s laid-back and casual or classy and sophisticated.
Compile a guest list that includes your besties, family, and cool colleagues. Aim for a mix of personalities to keep the party buzzing.
Choose a venue that matches your desired atmosphere, whether it’s a trendy restaurant, a funky rooftop hangout or your own home where you can host mobile activities.
Select a theme that reflects your personality and get crafty with decorations. Let your imagination run wild with vibrant colours and fun props.
Book some fun activities that’ll get everyone dancing, laughing and making unforgettable memories. Fizzbox is jam packed with the best birthday activities and experiences.
If you’re planning a full day and/or evening of celebrations, make sure to make time to eat. Book your table in advance to avoid disappointment.
Send out invitations that reflect your party’s vibe. Personalise each invite and provide clear instructions on how to RSVP. Keep track of guest responses for final arrangements.
Once you’ve got everything booked, you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that your birthday this year will be epic! Let the countdown to an amazing party begin.
Treat the birthday person to one of these fun birthday activities for adults with something to suit all tastes and ages:
Bottomless brunch is the ultimate adult birthday party extravaganza. Think endless cocktails flowing like magic potions! Sip, laugh, and toast to another fabulous year of existence. And the food? Each guest gets a tasty brunch dish, satisfying your taste buds with a range of flavours. And that’s not all. Take your party to the next level with incredible entertainment. Whether you’re feeling the ABBA vibes, getting nostalgic with 90s tunes, sashaying with drag queens or channelling your inner Beyonce, we’ve got a theme to suit every party animal. It’s no wonder that bottomless brunch birthday parties are so popular!
Looking for a boozy adult birthday party idea? Look no further than cocktail making! Get ready to shake, stir, and sip your way to an unforgettable celebration. With a professional mixologist as your guide, you’ll unlock the secrets of crafting the perfect cocktails. Get hands-on and unleash your inner bartender while learning fancy tricks of the trade. And the best part, you’ll drink everything you create! Prepare for laughter as you dive into competitive games. Raise your glasses and cheers to a birthday bash that’s shaken, stirred and utterly fabulous!
Escape rooms see you and your friends put on detective hats and take on an exhilarating challenge. Step into a world of mysteries, clues and mind-bending puzzles. Work together as a team, unlocking hidden secrets and solving riddles to beat the clock. The adrenaline rush is real as you race against time, all while laughing, bonding, and making unforgettable memories. Escape rooms bring out your inner Sherlock Holmes, testing your wits and problem-solving skills. It’s like being in your very own action-packed movie where you’re the star.
This one is wacky but wonderful! Bubble football sees you and our friends, encased in giant inflatable zorbs, running, bouncing, and knocking each other over like hilariously clumsy football stars! It's football like you've never seen before—where tackling your buddies involves rolling, bouncing, and belly-laughing uncontrollably. Get ready to channel your inner Messi or Ronaldo (with a touch of slapstick comedy) as you score goals and tumble head over heels, quite literally. Bubble football is a guaranteed recipe for side-splitting laughter, epic wipeouts, and unforgettable moments.
Immersive experiences add an extra dash of excitement to any birthday, transporting you and your group to a whole new world of fun and adventure. Why settle for ordinary when you can immerse yourself in extraordinary adventures? Step into Alcotraz, a prison-themed cocktail bar where you'll don your finest orange jumpsuits, smuggle in your favourite liquor and sip bespoke cocktails at the bar behind bars. It's a night of mischief, secrets and memory making. Alternatively, dive into a thrilling murder mystery, where you become the detective, solving clues, interrogating suspects, and unleashing your inner Sherlock.
Prepare to unleash your inner child with an activity that’s inflatable and downright hilarious! Enter the world of knockout games where you and your friends will bounce, stumble, and tumble your way to victory! Whether it's in the style of Total Wipeout or It's a Knockout or something else entirely, get ready for epic challenges and uncontrollable laughter. Embrace your inner athlete and tackle outrageous obstacles. From slippery slides to giant inflatable balls, the chaos is real! But fear not, because even if you end up face-first in the foam pit, you'll be laughing all the way.
Who doesn’t love a birthday boogie? A professional dance teacher will teach you how to unleash your inner disco queen or king as you transport yourself back to the 80s or 90s, or channel the fierce energy of Beyonce. Spice up your life with some Spice Girls moves, get in touch with your inner pop princess Britney or become a dancing queen with an ABBA extravaganza. If you're feeling cheeky and adventurous, why not try pole dancing or burlesque? You’ll learn sultry moves and feel like a seductive superstar.
Suit up, lock and load, and embark on an epic battle of colourful chaos! Paintballing is one of the ultimate adult birthday activities that'll have you and your friends laughing, strategizing, and unleashing your inner warriors. Grab a trusty paintball gun and charge into the battlefield where teamwork reigns supreme. Duck, dive, and dodge paintballs flying through the air, leaving a trail of laughter and colourful splatters. Paintballing is an adrenaline-pumping experience that unleashes your competitive spirit, showcases your tactical skills, and creates epic memories.
Calling all foodies! Afternoon tea is the perfect recipe for an indulgent and classy adult birthday activity! Expect dainty sandwiches, delicate pastries and an assortment of heavenly cakes, all served on elegant tiered stands fit for royalty. You’ll also sip on tea and coffee or even a glass of bubbly with pinky fingers raised! Tuck into the mouth-watering flavours of scones, smothered in clotted cream and jam. You can even enjoy this daytime treat on the move with an afternoon tea bus that’ll take you on a tour of the local sights as you chow down.
Gather your favourite people and enjoy a boozy adventure through your chosen city's finest watering holes. Hop from one pub or bar to another, raising your glasses and toasting to another year of awesomeness. Sip cocktails, sample local brews and unleash your dance moves on the dance floor. You’ll be led by a guide who knows the city like the back of their hand, giving you a chance to explore new venues, make new friends and celebrate in style. So, let's bar-hop like champions!
If you’re looking for something to entertain your kid and their friends, these activities are real group pleasers for birthday parties for children and teenagers:
Laser tag birthday parties are the stuff dreams are made of! Suit up in high-tech gear, grab a laser blaster and prepare for a heart-pounding battle of light and strategy. Navigate through a maze of neon-lit corridors, dodging lasers, and unleashing your secret ninja moves. It's a thrilling game of tag where friends become allies and laughter fills the air. It’ll be unforgettable for the birthday star and their mates. You'll all feel like heroes in a futuristic world, braving challenges, and making memories that'll last a lifetime.
Football-based activities are the winning formula for an action-packed kids' birthday party! Get ready to kick, score and celebrate like league champions! If your child is a footie fan, throw them a football party. Show off your teamwork and fancy footwork. Score epic goals, celebrate with victory dances, and proudly wear the medals you win! Alternatively, footgolf brings together the best of both worlds! Combine football and golf as you navigate through a golf course, kicking the ball into oversized holes. It's a fusion of precision, power and pure fun!
Escape rooms are the ultimate recipe for a great party that'll leave everyone begging for more! Step into a world of puzzles, mysteries and heart-pounding challenges. Gather your kids and their friends in a place they can unleash their inner detectives and work as a team to solve mind-bending riddles, unlock secret doors and beat the ticking clock. It's a thrilling race against time, filled with surprises and exhilarating discoveries. Escape rooms are the perfect blend of brain-teasing fun and adrenaline-pumping excitement. This is a birthday adventure that'll have you on the edge of your seat!
Fancy something weird and wonderful? How about trying bubble football? You’ll each climb into a giant inflatable zorb before the giggles and collisions begin. Bounce, roll, and crash into each other, all while attempting to score goals in the most hilarious way possible. You’ll play a range of wacky games such as Bulldog, Capture the Flag, football and more, all of which will see you bounce, bump and barge into each other. You’ll be protected by the zorb so you can really give it some welly as you charge at your buddies!
Rev those engines kids because quad biking is the ultimate way to kick your birthday party into high gear! Get ready to unleash your inner speed demon and feel the thrill of an off-road adventure! Strap on your helmets, hold on tight and zoom through rugged terrain like fearless explorers. You’ll manoeuvre through mud, conquer bumps and race against your friends in an adrenaline-fueled chase. Quad biking is a heart-pounding, mud-splattering blast that guarantees giggles. It's a chance to channel your inner daredevil and celebrate your birthday in wild, high-octane style.
Silent discos are a quirky experience where your kids can become popstars at their own birthday party with no worries about disturbing the neighbours because the music is all in their headphones! With customised playlists, kid-friendly volumes and wireless convenience, a silent disco is hassle-free fun. Parents can join in the fun too. You can even join a group silent disco adventure where you’ll party through the city streets with your headphones in. Let the kids dance and sing to their heart's content. It’s no wonder that silent discos are a hit for birthdays!
Ready, aim, celebrate! Paintballing birthday parties are an absolute blast. Paintball is an adventure-packed experience where kids can unleash their inner warriors. Dodging paint-filled bullets, they'll feel like heroes in an action movie! It's a perfect chance to foster teamwork, strategy and communication as they plan their epic victory. Plus, it's a surefire way to get those little legs moving and hearts pumping with exhilarating outdoor fun. Paintballing parties make memories that will last a lifetime, filled with laughter and paint splatters.
Ahoy there! Get your kids involved in an interaction treasure hunt that’ll ignite their imaginations as they go on a quest to find hidden treasure. These hunts challenge their problem-solving skills as they decipher clues and follow maps, even using their smartphones to solve puzzles and crack codes. Teamwork becomes essential as young mates work together to unravel the mysteries and reach the loot. Each discovery brings a rush of excitement and a sense of accomplishment. So, gather your mini explorers and embark on a thrilling birthday adventure!
Get ready to swing, climb and conquer like never before! Outdoor assault courses like Go Ape are an absolute blast for children's birthday parties. They turn your little monkeys into fearless adventurers, navigating through thrilling challenges that test their agility and bravery. From high-flying zip lines to wobbly bridges, each obstacle is a chance to unleash their inner daredevil. It's the ultimate playground in the treetops that gets those bodies moving, creating exhilarating memories. This is an activity they’ll never forget.
Rev those engines and buckle up for a birthday celebration everyone will love! Go karting is the ultimate thrill for all ages. It transforms your little speedsters into racing champions, zooming around the track with exhilaration and laughter. The adrenaline rush is unmatched as they navigate hairpin turns and compete for victory. It's a perfect opportunity for friendly rivalries, fueling their competitive spirits and teaching good sportsmanship. The track becomes their playground where friendships reach top speed.
When it comes to birthday parties, there’s no hard and fast rule about the number of activities you should have. It all depends on the vibe you’re going for and the interests of the birthday person. Remember, it’s their special day and you want to make it memorable for them. A daytime activity is a great way to kick things off. Tailor this to your friend or loved one’s tastes whether that’s something active like paintballing or a dance class or something laid back like afternoon tea or a spa day.
When night falls, it’s time to switch gears and get ready to party. Start the fun right away with cocktail making or a bar crawl or, if you fancy something a bit more laid back, how about going for dinner with your favourite people? Birthdays and good food are a match made in heaven! End your night when you want to, whether that’s after your belly is full or after you’ve thrown some serious shapes on the dancefloor. Whatever you choose, this is going to be a night to remember!
If you want to really make the birthday person happy, you can group more than one of our birthday party activities into a package. A dance class is always a group pleaser as you shake off any inhibitions and learn to throw some serious shapes from burlesque to pole dancing, Grease to Lip Sync Battle. Looking for something rougher and readier? Go karting, paintballing and quad biking are heaps of fun and sure to give everyone that adrenaline fix they’re craving.
Want to catch up and spend some quality time with your favourite people as you celebrate? A meal out is a great way to slow down the pace and enjoy some delicious dinner and good conversation. Once your tummies have been lined, head to the bar and try your hand at cocktail making, one of our most popular birthday party ideas that gets the laughs (and drinks!) flowing quickly. Alternatively, a bar crawl is always a really popular choice. Once you’re warmed up, it’s time to hit that dance floor with entry to your city of choice’s hottest nightclub. The world is your oyster when it’s your birthday.
Ready to throw an epic birthday bash? Here are some do’s and don’ts to ensure your party is a roaring success
Pick a theme
Adding a theme amps up the fun factor and gets everyone in the party spirit. Whether it’s superheroes, 90s nostalgia or tropical paradise, let your imagination run wild!
Book Fun Activities
Break the ice and keep the good times rolling with engaging activities. From dance classes to paintballing, bottomless brunch to spa days, we’ve got your covered. It’s all about creating unforgettable memories!
Cater to All Tastes
Consider dietary preferences and offer a variety of delicious food and drink options. Ensure there’s something for everyone to savour.
Forget the Music
A party without a killer playlist is like a cake without frosting! Keep the beats pumping and create a lively atmosphere with a curated mix of everyone’s favourite tunes.
It’s your special day too! Don’t try to do it all alone. Delegate tasks, enlist the help of friends or hire a party planner, so you can relax and enjoy the festivities.
Forget to Capture Moments
Snap away! Take loads of photos to capture the laughter and joy. These photos will be treasured mementos of a fantastic celebration.
If you want to plan a birthday party on a budget, we can help. We have plenty of affordable birthday activities and experiences and you can filter every activity page on our website by price to help. You don’t have to break the bank to have an awesome birthday as an adult or child. We have bar hopping passes starting at just £8 per person, paintballing starting at £8.99 per person and afternoon tea starting at £17 per person. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
If you’d like to give the gift of an experience or activity for someone’s birthday, they’ll love a Fizzbox gift voucher. Without a doubt, the most meaningful gift you can give someone is an experience, helping them to create memories rather than just giving them material possessions which are often discarded or cause clutter. A gift voucher can be tailored to the recipient’s unique interests and preferences or a truly personal touch. And experience gifts offer a fun novelty element, providing a break from the norm as the birthday person tries something new and shakes off everyday stress.
This is a big question and one with many factors to consider. Whether you’re throwing a birthday bash for your best buddy, or you’re organising your own memorable event, you’ll need to decide what vibe you’re after. Do you want a sophisticated soiree of cocktails, nibbles and Afternoon Tea? Or do you want to go all out with an explosive adventure activity such as Paintballing, Bubble Football or a Driving Experience? Some of the best ideas are often the simplest, so make sure to gauge the budget, your guest’s availability and the type of event you want to organise.
This really depends on the weather and your budget. During the summer, you’ll probably want to throw a birthday party outside in the sunshine. Whether you want to stay in the city or venture into the countryside, we have lots of fun outdoor activities that the birthday girl or boy will love. For chillier days, you can enjoy some of our most popular activities under a warm roof. You can go Chocolate Making or ride the Afternoon Tea Bus. We have activities in many major cities around the UK, so take a browse through our listings and pick your favourite!
Just because you’ve got a birthday coming up, doesn’t mean you have to splash out on the town. Some of the best birthday parties can take place in your own living room and we have a fantastic selection of mobile activities for you to enjoy. Invite a male model around for a spot of Nude Life Drawing or indulge in a two-hour Cocktail Making workshop in your very own kitchen. The rest of your evening can be filled with drinks, games and laughter. So, what are you waiting for? Get your bunting up, bring out the booze and have a ball!
A birthday on a budget can be a whole lot of fun. It means thinking outside of the box, often requiring you to add your own creative flair to the event. Think homemade bunting, cakes, shop-bought prosecco and hilarious party games. This can all be done on the beach, in the park, or in your own back garden! However, if you want to up the ante a little, we have lots of cheaper experiences that you and your friends can enjoy. Axe Throwing starts at around £20 per person and is a hilarious sport to enjoy at the pub or in an open field. Or, if you fancy getting your groove on, an 80s Dance Class is just £25 per person.
This is the fun part! Choosing your birthday party theme is like choosing your favourite ice cream. It should be easy and totally fitting with the birthday boy or girl’s personality. Here are some ideas to get you started: If the birthday boy or girl loves dressing up, then a themed costume party is an absolute must. You could pick their favourite movie, era or cartoon character. Some classic themes include Bond 007, Pirates, Festival and Gangster and Molls. We have lots of experiences that will allow you to bring your costumes with you and will even encourage dress up! Why not book a themed ’80s Dance Class or Lip Sync Battle where you and your mates can really go to town? If you want to go a bit classier, you could book you and your mates into a fancy restaurant. Think cocktail dresses, tuxedos and sparkly make up. You could even pick a theme as simple as a bar crawl, the theme being: Tequila! You don’t need to dress up to have a memorable themed birthday party.
If you’re not sure where to begin, start by writing down a list of the birthday boy or girl’s favourite things. Write down their favourite colour, animal, movie, band and hobby. Already you’ll have a colour theme, potential dress-up options and playlist. If your mate spends a lot of time playing video games, you could treat them to an immersive Zombie Experience or Paintball session. If they enjoy watching sports, you could book them onto a round of Footgolf, where they’ll combine two popular games into one. Be creative and make it personal. Trust us, this will be a birthday party they will never forget.
Birthday parties can start anytime between late morning, the best time to enjoy Bottomless Brunch, and late evening where you might embark on a pub crawl or hit the nightclubs. Depending on your style, you may want to turn it into a long birthday weekend in Europe, starting on the Friday and finishing on the Sunday. Or you could make it super simple with an Escape Room in the afternoon, followed by a Three Course Meal in town.
The simple answer is: Never! Whether you’re one or 100, a birthday party is a fantastic excuse to get together with friends and celebrate YOU and your mates.
There isn’t a perfect amount. It really depends on the birthday experience you choose. Some of our activities have a set maximum of people that can attend, whereas others allow 150+! (Seriously though, you don’t have that many friends.) This day is all about you or your best mate, so you don’t need to invite everyone you’ve ever known. Make sure to bring along your closest friends and family and we can guarantee you’ll have a birthday party to remember.