Kids Party Ideas – St Albans

As we are a community website, we encourage you to think local and choose local. Following are some of our popular local party providers whom I can personally recommend!
 LITTLE COOKIES; Having a Little Cookies party involves learning about food, while creating delicious dishes with your friends, all  in the comfort of your own home. Owner Francesca Barbour says,”For busy parents, or those whose skills lie outside the kitchen, it’s a trouble-free way to introduce your children to cooking, and no mess for you to clear up!’
Provided for you are, ingredients, equipment, invitations, chef’s hat, apron, recipe sheets ,setting up and clearing away. If this takes your fancy, contact Francesca on
Tel 01727 839444 or  for prices and further information.
HONEYBEE ARTS / Melissa Caneppelle;  Melissa is an artist, craftswoman and facepainter. She will come to your home and deliver any themed activity for the children or paint their faces (kids choose from examples in book). Charges are £35 for first hour (includes materials) and £25 per hour thereafter. Tel;07930 222567 or  to make enquiries or bookings
POTS OF ART ; This award-winning company is based in Holywell Hill, St Albans (parking best at the Maltings or on London Road Carpark) Choose your piece of pottery from their large range, paint it and collect one week later when glazed. Party bag for all guests. Costs approx £12 per child. Contact 01727 739933 or
ST ALBANS BOUNCY CASTLES; Don’t be misguided by their name because this company supplies everything from Sumo Suits and Combo-Castles to Wigglecars and Bouncy Assault Courses! Their prices start at  £50 and the website reviews are good. Freephone 0808 2255300. Info or book on
WILLOWS FARM VILLAGE;  A party at the popular Willows Farm Village would include everything from the party invitation, party host, party take-home bags, a card and voucher for the birthday child, themed party room, hot/cold menu, Woollies Barn and an adult can go free with every paying child! The rate is £15.95 per child. Contact 07801299718 or click on
Let us know of other local party providers and we will add them to the above list!
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Maria Larmer lives in St Albans and is married with four children. She works as a Freelance Writer, English Language Teacher and Teaching Assistant. She has lived in Auckland, New Zealand for 9 years and prior to that in France, Germany, Austria, Edinburgh, London and Ireland. Her diary-writing has featured on 'The Wild Geese' Channel 4 and Radio Verulam. She has written for Hertfordshire Life magazine, Go Camping magazine, Camping magazine, The Catholic Times, St Albans & Harpenden Review, New Zealand Times, The New Beacon, My Weekly and various websites. She can be contacted on