Our Children’s Parties at Polly Woodside and Rippon Lea House and Gardens are a hit with the kids!

Dressing up as a pirate or sailor at Polly Woodside Tall Ship, or children can play old-fashioned games or even take a row boat ride at Rippon Lea – there’s plenty of fun for everyone. Read on for more details and find out how you can book your event for this venue.

Our children’s parties are designed for children aged between 5 years and 12 years old.

Unfortunately, we can’t have any children under 5 years for our parties as the games and activities are just too advanced.

For any questions or more details about children’s parties feel free to contact our bookings office at bookings@nattrust.com.au

How to make a booking

  • Complete the booking form

  • Pay the party deposit of $300.00

  • Receive a tax invoice and party invitations

  • Settle any outstanding balance two weeks before your party.

  • Arrive at the venue on the day and enjoy your event!

 

A completed booking form must be submitted to our office to make a booking and a $300 deposit payment is required for each party booking. We accept deposit payment by credit card.

All adjustments to bookings must be made more than 14 days before the party date.

Payment for your booking must be received by our office two weeks prior to your event. We don’t accept bulk party payments at the venue on the day.

A guest list is required by venue staff to coordinate your party.

Find the booking form here and email to our office for processing. 

Please contact our office to request more information about booking a party bookings@nattrust.com.au or call 03 9656 9817

I cannot say enough how great Harry was. He was absolutely fantastic. The ship and set up is exceptional. Everyone will have very fond memories of today. Thank you for creating a great day and we will be back."

Peter N.

Polly Woodside Children's Parties

Polly Woodside has a designated area for the party, with a Party Host to help swing into the pirate or sailor theme.

Each child is invited with themed invitations and receives their very own party bag with pirate or sailor souvenirs!

Parental supervision is required during the children's parties.

 

Pirate Party (5-10 years old)

Our pirate host takes your pirate party on an exciting treasure hunt adventure with games, stories and fun activities.

The party will take the form of a treasure hunt, with kids enjoying interactive activities along the way. At the completion of the treasure hunt, the kids will uncover a treasure chest – filled with take-home party bags!

Recommended age: 5‐10 years old

 

Sailor Party (7-12 years old)

Our sailor host gets your party crew ship shape and ready to sail!

Discover real sailing skills with stories, games and fun sailing activities. On your sailors’ voyage, the crew will learn to steer the ship, ring the bells, man the look outs and scrub the decks. At the completion of their voyage, their sailing skills will be rewarded with some take-home party bags.

Recommended age: 7‐12 years old

 

Unfortunately, we can’t host any parties for children below 5 years of age. 

Polly Woodside

Address:

21 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf 3006 VIC

Open:

Party times are 10.00am, 12.00pm and 2.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays

Closed:

No bookings are available on the first Sunday of each month due to Pirate Sundays

Phone:
Bookings office 03 9656 9817
Email:
bookings@nattrust.com.au
Entry Fees:

Party fee is $25.00 per child with 1 Free of Charge adult per 4 children.
Additional adults are $9.50 each.

What we offer:

"The birthday treasure hunt was amazing and thank you so much to Captain Limpet. The kids adored him!"

Rachel M.

Children’s Parties at Rippon Lea House & Gardens

Rippon Lea House and Gardens are the perfect place to hold your old-fashioned birthday party.

You can enjoy some old-fashioned games and activities or organise a boat themed party for a ride on the lake.

Each party theme will receive tailored invitations as well as a party host to assist with activities on the day.

Parental supervision is required during the children's parties.

Old Fashioned Birthday Party (5-12 years old)

Parties will be set in the picturesque garden’s at Rippon Lea. Every party comes with a party host/s to help run the event. Party bags provided.

  • Duration 1.5 hours – start time 10.30am or 12.30pm
  • Creature Catcher 20mins (The children and the host explore the grounds, searching for 12 creatures)
  • Games 20mins (old fashioned games include tug- of –war, croquet and skittles (equipment provided) etc
  • Mansion tour 20mins (children take a tour through the historic mansion with guide)
  • Cake (self catered) 30mins. No cake fee.

 

Boat Ride Birthday Party (5-12 years old)

Parties will be set in the children’s garden at Rippon Lea near the gate house. Every party comes with a party host/s to help run the event. Party bags provided. Wet weather option available that will include mansion tour, games and craft in lieu of creature catcher, boat rides will continue.

  • Duration 2 hours – start time 10am or 12.30pm
  • Creature Catcher 20 mins (The children and the host explore the grounds, searching for 12 creatures)
  • Games 20 mins (Old fashioned games include tug- of –war, croquet and skittles (equipment provided) etc)
  • Mansion tour 20mins (Children will take a tour through the historic mansion with guide)
  • Boats 30mins (Over a 30 minute period all children will experience a brief boat ride around the scenic lake, maximum of 5-6 children per boat, or 1 adult and 4 children. Length of boat ride is subject to size of group). Boat rides are available in all weather conditions, rain coats are recommended.
  • Cake (self-catered) 30mins. No cake fee
  • Self-catered event

 

Unfortunately, we can’t host any parties for children below 5 years of age. 

Rippon Lea House and Garden

Address:

192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick VIC 3185

Open:

Morning Parties: 10.00am (Boat Party) & 10.30am (Old Fashioned Party)
Afternoon Parties: 12.00pm (Boat Party) & 12.30pm (Old Fashioned Party)

Phone:
Bookings office 03 9656 9817
Email:
bookings@nattrust.com.au
Entry Fees:

Party fee is $25.00 per child with 1 Free of Charge adult per 4 children.
Additional adults are $7.00 each.

What we offer:

Create Your Own Party

You’re welcome to host your own children’s party at any of our other 34 Melbourne metro and regional properties. Although we don’t have any party packages at these properties, we can certainly help you make a group booking and recommend caterers for your event.

Please email our team with your enquiry bookings@nattrust.com.au or call us on 03 9656 9817

Costs and payment

Pirate or Sailor themed party

Child (max 25): $25

Adults (1:4 ratio parent to child, max 6): Free of Charge

Additional parents or children not participating in activities: $9.50

 

Old fashioned birthday party

Child (max 25): $25

Adults (1:4 ratio parent to child, max 6): Free of Charge

Additional parents or children not participating in activities: $7.00

 

Boat Ride Birthday Party

Child (max 25): $35

Adults (1:4 ratio parent to child, max 6): Free of Charge

Additional parents or children not participating in activities: $7.00

 

 

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