Birthday Parties

Rent the Henderson Gymnasium for an hour of birthday fun with your family and party of up to 20 guests. Choose from a variety of options, including basketball, soccer, preschool ride ’em cars, pickleball nets and badminton nets, depending on the age of the children. The booking adult must be present at all times.

Oak Bay Recreation Centre offers Sports Party with the option of hockey, dodgeball, laser X Guns, or Bubble soccer. Find a party that works for your child aged six and up.

Youth birthday parties are offered at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre, in the Youth Centre Room located at Oak Bay High School. These parties are designed for ages eight and up and offer a variety of amenities, including a billiards table, foosball table, tennis table and access to WiFi and a Smart TV. Find out what youth party themes are offered!

Henderson Gym Birthday Parties
Henderson Gym & Bouncy Castle Party

Cost: Starting at $238.00 plus tax

The most popular party is back!

Rent the Henderson Gymnasium for an hour of birthday fun with up to 20 party guests, followed by an hour in the party room. Choose from a variety of options, including basketball, soccer, preschool ride ’em cars and floor hockey. The booking adult must be present at the party at all times.

Available Times: Saturdays between 12:15–4:45pm

Payment and Cancellations for Parties:

  • Payment must be made at the time of booking. 
  • The cut-off to make changes/cancellations is 12:00pm on the Saturday the week prior to the party.
  • For inquiries please call Henderson Recreation Centre at 250-370-7200. 
  • Registration begins on August 12, 2021. 
Frequently asked questions

What activities are available to choose from?

Basketball, soccer, pickleball, badminton and/or preschool ride ’em Cars. Some equipment, like the bouncy castle, may not be available, depending on COVID-19 public health regulations. Receptionists will call and check in with the booking adult one week in advance to confirm any activity specifics.

What is the required cancellation notice period?

Cancellations or changes to the original booking must be made by 12:00pm the Saturday prior to your rental. Otherwise, the full rental charges apply.   

Is there music?

There is a stereo with an auxiliary cord to hook up whatever device you choose. (We do not provide music.)

Can I bring food or beverages?

Patrons may bring only water bottles into the gymnasium.

Can we have 20 people plus the host/booker?

It is 20 people maximum including the host/booker. The booking adult must be always present.

Can we have entertainment?

No outside entertainment or outside contractor/facilitator is allowed for the rental.

Where do I enter?

Party guests will enter directly through the gym doors when the party begins. A booking adult can check in with reception 10 minutes before the party begins.

Sports Birthday Parties

Offered at Oak Bay Recreation Centre. 

NOTE: Recreation Oak Bay is facing a staffing shortage for birthday, and Parties may be cancelled one week in advance if staff can not be confirmed.

All parties include one hour in a party room and one hour in the respective activity area. The adult host/booker must be present at the party at all times. Only water is permitted on the indoor turf. Food and drink are not permitted in the activity areas. 
The party room only includes tables and chairs. Please bring your own food, plates, cutlery, candles and matches, etc. The staff member will assist in clean-up. Remember to take everything you bring. There will not be early access to set-up the party room or store supplies. There is no freezer for an ice cream cake, we recommend you bring cakes or cupcakes. 

Booking Times:

Saturday & Sundays (Not offered January to March).
12:00–2:15pm, 1:15–3:30pm, 2:30–4:45pm and 3:45–6:00pm.

Basic Sports Party

Cost: $125.00
(Age six years and up)

The Indoor Sports Field will be set up by the staff. You can run the games or activities yourself. 

  • One staff member will attend. 
  • There can be a maximum of 20 children.

Bubble Soccer

Cost: $300.00
(Age six years and up)

The Bubble Soccer Party staff member organizes the kids into three to four teams so that some groups are always resting. They will play half- or full-field games depending on the age of the kids. If the kids get too tired with the basic bubble soccer games the staff will organize full obstacle races or silly games while in the bubbles to create new fun activites. The bubbles are adult-sized but have adjustable straps to fit almost any size! 

  • One staff member is included to run and facilitate the setup, play time and take down.
  • There can be a maximum of 20 children. 

Sports of All Sorts Party

Cost: $300.00
(Age six years and up)

The Birthday Party staff member organizes the kids into two or three teams so that one group is always resting. The staff member will set up the turf in the Indoor Sports Field, explain the rules of the game and demonstrate how to play. Games include dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee, tag, California kick ball, soccer, touch football and other games. 

  • The staff member will facilitate the setup, play time and take down.
  • There can be a maximum of 20 children.

Laser X Guns Laser Tag Party

Cost: $300.00
(Age six years and up)

Staff lay out in strategic spots with the six soccer nets flat on the ground with camouflage tarps over them to create bunkers and hiding spots. The staff will create two to four teams, depending on numbers, so that one team can rest every third or fourth game. Players learn how the guns work, have some practice time, and then the lights go off and the fun begins. It is never 100% dark. There are two facility emergency lights that cannot be turned off which generate enough light to allow the players to see well enough to avoid running into each other or objects.

  • One staff member is included to run and facilitate the setup, play time and take down.
  • There can be a maximum of 20 children. 

  

Nerf Shooter Party

Cost $300.00
(Age six years and up)

Nerf shooters, Nerf darts and safety glasses are provided for all the party guests participating. The Nerf Shooter Party staff member will lay out in strategic spots with six soccer nets flat on the ground with camouflage tarps over them to create bunkers and hiding spots. The staff member will organize kids into two to four teams depending on numbers. They will play multiple organized ‘battle games’ followed by some target practice challenges, or the party kids and parents can run their own types of games. No other supplies or games provided. The staff member will provide help with basic clean up after the party.

Party participants can bring their own Nerf equipment but Oak Bay Recreation cannot guarantee it will be kept seperate from the supplied equipment. Oak Bay Recreation is not responsible for any lost personal equipment brought to this party. 

  • Regular Nerf guns and darts are provided.
  • Safety glasses are provided.
  • One staff member is included to run and facilitate the setup, play time and take down.
  • There can be a maximum of 20 children. 

  

Ice Hockey Party

Cost $443.00
Available in April-August. (Age six years and up)

The ice will be set up with nets and pucks, and pinnies will be included for use. 

  • One staff member will attend.
  • There can be a maximum of 20 children.
  • Parties are booked based on ice availability. Please call 250-370-7113 to book.

Payments and Cancellations for Sport Parties
  • Birthday parties are booked online or call Reception at 250-595-7946. 
  • Payment must be made at the time of booking.
  • The cut-off to make changes/cancellations is 12:00pm on the Saturday the week prior to the party.
  • For inquires, email the Oak Bay Birthday Team Leader at BirthdayTLob@oakbay.ca
Frequently asked questions for Sport Parties

What are the activities to choose from?

Basic play, Sports of All Sorts, Bubble Soccer, Nerf shooter, and Laser X guns.

What is the required cancellation notice period?

Cancellations or changes to the original booking must be made by 12:00pm the Saturday prior to your rental; otherwise, the full rental charges apply.         

Is there music?

There is a stereo with an auxiliary cord to hook up whatever device you choose. We do not provide music.

Can I bring food or beverages?

Patrons may bring only water bottles into the Indoor Sports Field. 

Patrons can plan to bring their own food to the party room. The Party room supplies tables and chairs, the host can bring their own: food, drinks, paper plates and cutlery, candles and matches, knife, and napkins . Staff will assist in clean up. Please take everything away with you that you bring.

A freezer is not available for ice cream cake, a traditional cake or cupcakes is recommended.

Can I have early access to set up for the party?

Gifts, Party food (including cake) and any supplies will not have early access to the party room until the party moves there.

Can we have 20 people plus the host/booker?

Yes. Sports parties are for up to 20 children plus the host/booker. The booking adult must be present at all times.

Can we have entertainment?

No outside entertainment or outside contractor/facilitator is allowed for the rental.

Where do I enter?

Party guests will enter directly through the front doors of Oak Bay Recreation Centre and meet the birthday party staff member in the main lobby ten minutes before the start of the party. The party staff will direct your group to the Indoor Sports Field .

Youth Birthday Parties

NOTE: Recreation Oak Bay is facing a staffing shortage for birthday, and Parties may be cancelled one week in advance if staff can not be confirmed.

All Parties at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre (Youth Centre) Include:

Two hours of fun at the Youth Centre. The first hour is dedicated to your selected theme. The second hour is open time to have cake, to visit with friends, enjoy the billiards and foosball table, play table tennis, and more! Parties include one staff member in attendance, and in the case of theme parties, the staff member will help run and facilitate activities. The adult host/booker must be present at the party at all times.

Booking Times:

Fridays: 5:00–7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00–3:00pm and 5:00–7:00pm.

Amenities at the Youth Centre

Amenities at the Youth Centre in the Neighbourhood Learning Centre:

  • Billiards table, foosball table, and two table tennis tables
  • 70-inch Smart TV with surround sound and Netflix. The sound system has an auxiliary cord. You can play your own music if you bring your own device.
  • Kitchen: fridge, freezer, microwave, oven and stove. (The stove is available to warm up items but is not for cooking.)
  • Computer stations are open for use. Password – Play Nice! (Space between words.)
  • Bring your own gaming systems (Xbox, PlayStation) to connect to the TV. An HDMI cord is available.
  • You must bring all your own food and any additional supplies (e.g. napkins, candles, etc.).

For inquiries, email the Birthday Team Leader at: BirthdayTLob@oakbay.ca

 

Basic Youth Centre Party

Cost: $125.00
(Age eight years and up)

Enjoy the Youth Center and all the space has to offer and hang out and have fun with your friends.

  • There can be a maximum of 20 youth.
Gaming Party

Cost: $125.00
(Age eight years and up)

Minecraft, Fortnite, NHL — whatever your popular game is, bring it and your console along. Enjoy using the large-screen TV and modular-sofa entertainment space for your gaming party. (Wi-Fi is not available.)

  • One staff member is included to help set up your console and organize how best to run your gaming party.
  • There can be a maximum of 20 youth.
Jewellery Party

Cost: $300.00
(Age eight years and up)

Hang out with your friends on your birthday. Listen to your favorite music and create fun and personal jewelry. Make your own unique jewelry creations or follow some examples provided by the party staff member.

  • All jewelry supplies are included.
  • There can be a maximum of 20 youth.
Spa Party

Cost: $300.00
(Age eight years and up)

Enjoy the ultimate spa experience for your birthday. Your Spa Party staff member will lead you and your friends though fun spa stations, including making bath bombs, doing face masks, and creating the best nail designs.

  • Spa supplies are included.
  • There can be a maximum of 15 youth.
Table Tennis / Foosball / Pool Table Tournament Party

Cost: $125.00
(Age eight years and up)

Have fun in a supervised and organized round robin tournament including all 3 table sports for your birthday! All three table games run consecutively so all kids are playing at once. In the end one team will emerge at the top or no score can be recorded at all!

  • Table game equipment is provided.
  • Up to a maximum of 20 youth.

    

Payment and Cancellations for Youth Parties
  • Birthday parties are booked online all Reception at 250-595-7946. 
  • Payment must be made at the time of booking.
  • The cut-off to make changes/cancellations is 12:00pm on the Saturday the week prior to the party.
Frequently asked questions for Youth Parties

What are the activities to choose from?

Basic Hangout Party, Spa Party, Jewelry Party, Gaming Party and Table Tennis/Foosball/Pool Table Tournament Party

What is the required cancellation notice period?

Cancellations or changes to the original booking must be made by 12:00pm the Saturday prior to your rental; otherwise, the full rental charges apply.   

Is there music?

There is a stereo with an auxiliary cord to hook up whatever device you choose. We do not provide music.

Can I bring food or beverages?

Yes. Please bring your own food, drinks, paper plates and cutlery, candles and matches, knife, and napkins. Staff will assist in clean up.

Please note that you will need to take away all leftover food and garbage/recyclables.

Can I have early access to set up for the party?

No, there will not be early access to the room, as there will be activities running prior to the party times. 

Can we have 20 people plus the host/booker?

Yes. It is a maximum of 20 youth plus the host/booker. The booking adult must be present at all times.

Can we have entertainment?

No outside entertainment or outside contractor/facilitator is allowed for the rental.

Where do I enter?

Partygoers will enter directly through the exterior doors to the Youth Centre located in the Neighbourhood Learning Centre. The party staff will be there to meet you 10 minutes before the start of your party.