Birthday Parties

A variety of Birthday Parties and Birthday Party packages are available at Henderson Recreation Centre, Neighbourhood Learning Centre and Oak Bay Recreation Centre. From Gym to Golf, Swimming to Skating, and much much more – it’s easy to find a fun-filled party at a great price!

Recreation Oak Bay offers many great options for birthday parties in the Indoor Soccer Field, Pool and Arena. The Neighbourhood Learning Centre now offers birthdays for Youth aged 8 and up in the Youth Centre. Parties are available for children celebrating their first birthday all the way to youth.

Note – for All Parties: Payment must be made at time of booking. Sorry, no exceptions for additional guests. Cannot exceed maximum numbers (including birthday child and participating siblings). Tax not included.

Party Changes & Cancellations: Must be made the Monday prior to the party.

How to Book


Parties at Henderson Recreation Centre

You supply the cake, party food, plates and utensils; and we do the rest! Henderson parties are available Saturdays and Sundays.

Your Birthday Party includes:

  • Complimentary invitations
  • Birthday party placemats
  • 2 Party Attendants (except Basic Party)

Times Savers and Extra Goodies:

  • Complimentary Invitations! Drop by Henderson Recreation Centre to pick up invitations!
  • Balloon Animals: a colourful balloon creation for each child $15.50
  • Loot Bags $6
    includes a drop-in pass, a lollipop, a special surprise item, and choose one item from each of the following 3 options: 1) sticker or tatoo 2) bouncy ball or bubbles 3) sticky creature or fancy pencil

Gym & Bouncy Castle Party  1-12 years

The most popular party!

1-5 year olds: enjoy Kindergym stations, push toys, and sports equipment.

5-12 year olds: enjoy basketball, floor hockey, soccer stations and plasma cars!

  • Maximum 20 children
  • 1 hour of activities in the gym
  • 1 hour for cake and presents
  • Gym only starting at $186
  • Gym & Bouncy Castle starting at $229
  • Add up to 5 extra children for $40 (25 maximum)

Preschool Parties  3-5 years

  • Maximum 15 children    
  • 45 minutes of activities
  • 45 minutes for refreshments/presents
  • Starting at $126

Pups & Adventures:
The perfect party for your Paw Patrol fan and their pack! Includes face painting and a special mission. 

Superhero Adventures (New):
What better way to celebrate a birthday than saving the world! Includes face painting, super hero masks and a special mission.

Undersea Adventures:
An ocean of fun for little ones including a story, craft and a treasure hunt for jewels.

School Age Parties  5-12 years

  • Maximum 15 children
  • 1 hour of activities
  • 1 hour for refreshments/presents
  • Starting at $194

Hogwarts (New):

The perfect party for up and coming witches and wizards. Includes wand making, Bertie Botts every flavoured beans challenge, and other magical activities.

Lego:
Let’s go LEGO! A legendary party with an hour full of LEGO building contests and LEGO themed games.

Star Wars (New):

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… was a special birthday! Includes lightsaber making and Jedi training.

Basic Party Room  All Ages

Have a party idea? Need a space to throw it? We provide the space and you do the rest! Bring your ideas!

  • Maximum 30 people for the room
  • 1 party attendant (the attendant acts as a facilitator only. They do not run the party or provide entertainment)
  • 2 hours minimum room booking
  • Starting at $130


Parties at Oak Bay Recreation Centre and the Neighbourhood Learning Centre

Sports Birthday Parties - Basic Parties

Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Skating Party - $15.75/child (10 children minimum) (6 years & up)

  • Parties over 15 participants require an additional staff for skating portion: add $50
  • Admission and rentals to the Family Skate (1:30-2:45pm Sundays ) or EW Skate (3-4:15 Sundays)
  • 3 Parent Admissions and rentals are included
  • 1 hr in the Sports View Lounge - Food Options – Pizza, with chips and pop or juice. (add small veggie platter $25, Large $35)

Ice Hockey Party - $337 AVALIABLE ONLY APRIL to AUGUST (6 years & up)

  • Upgrade to add an instructor that will run and facility pre planned games and activities - $50
  • 1 hour  on the ice - nets and puck and pinnies  included to use during the party
  • 1 hour in the party room
  • 1 staff included to attend
  • Max 20 children
  • Parties booked based on ice availability please call 250-370-7113 to book.

Soccer & Turf Games Party - $181 (6 years & up)

  • 1 hour in the Indoor Turf
  • 1 hour in the party room
  • Party Attendant included
  • Upgrade staff to an instructor that will run and facility pre planned games and activities: $50
  • Max 20 children

All Parties:

  • Payment must be made at time of booking
  • The cut-off to book a party or to make Changes/Cancellations must be made the Saturday prior to the party
  • For inquires email the Birthday Team Leader at: BirthdayTLob@oakbay.ca

Sports Birthday Parties - Premium Parties:

​Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Dodgeball Parties - $256 (6 years & up)

  • 1 hour in the Indoor Turf playing dodgeball
  • 1 hour in the party room
  • 1 staff included to run and facilitate the setup, play time and take down
  • Max 20 children

** FREE GLOW IN THE DARK DODGEBALL OPTION AVALIABLE **

For this party, the staff will organize the kids into two or three teams so that one group is always resting. 

If GLOW IN THE DARK OPTION Is requested the staff will run 2-3 games with the lights on. This will ‘charge’ the balls so they will glow in the dark, and allow the kids to understand the rules, boundaries and get comfortable with how the game works. Then the staff will turn the lights out and will play 2-3 games in the dark. This rotation will happen 2-3 times so the ball can be ‘charged’ each time.

The kids do get very tired and water and bathroom breaks take up time when the lights are on. It is never 100% dark. There are two facility emergency lights that are not able to be turned off and they generate some light that allows the players to see well enough.

Laser X Guns Laser Tag Party - $256 (6 years & up)

  • 1 hour in the Indoor Turf playing Laser tag
  • 1 hour in the party room
  • 1 staff included to run and facilitate the setup, play time and take down
  • Max 20 children - There are 16 Laser X Guns

For this party the staff lay out in strategic spots the 6 soccer nets flat on the ground with camo tarps over them to create bunkers and hiding spots. The staff will then create 2-4 teams based on each party, so one team can rest every third or fourth game. Players learn how the guns work, lights go off and the fun begins. It is never 100% dark - there are two facility emergency lights that are not able to be turned off and they generate some light that allows the players to see well enough so as not to run into each other or objects.

 

Bubble Soccer- $308 (6 years & up)

  • 1 hour in the Indoor Turf playing bubble soccer
  • 1 hour in the party room
  • 1 staff included to run and facilitate the setup, play time and take down
  • Max 20 children

For this party, the staff will organize 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 soccer games the staff will organize full obstacle races or silly games while in the bubbles to create a new fun activity. The bubbles are adult size but have adjustable straps to fit almost any size! 

 

Nerf Shooter Party - $256 (6 years & up)

  • 1 hour in the Indoor Turf playing Nerf shooters
  • 1 hour in the party room
  • Regular Nerf darks included
  • Safety glasses included
  • 1 staff included to run and facilitate the setup, play time and take down
  • Max 20 children

You bring the nerf shooters, and we supply all the darts and safety glasses For this party the staff lay out in strategic spots the 6 soccer nets flat on the ground with camo tarps over them to create bunkers and hiding spots. The staff 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. Staff provide help with basic clean up after.

Pool Party (7 years & up)

  • Saturday & Sundays between 1-5pm
  • Admission for a minimum of 10 children (including birthday child) during Kid’s Fun Swim
  • Pool Leader add-on option available ($36/hr)
  • Preschool Pool Party available for 3-6 years with a maximum of 8 children. Please note a pool leader is required for preschool pool parties ($36/hr) as well as an adult to child ratio of 1:3
  • $15.30 per child
  • Food Options available

All Parties at Oak Bay Recreation Centre:

  • Payment must be made at time of booking
  • The cut-off to book a party or to make Changes/Cancellations must be made the Saturday prior to the party
  • For inquires email the Birthday Team Leader at: BirthdayTLob@oakbay.ca

Youth Birthday Parties:

Neighbourhood Learning Centre (Youth Centre)

Basic Youth Centre Party - $121 (8 years & up)

  • 2 hours in the Youth Centre
  • 1 staff included to attend
  • Max 20 youth

Jewellery Party - $234 (8 years & up)

  • 2 hours in the Youth Centre
  • 1 staff included
  • All jewellery supplies included
  • Max 20 youth

Hang out with your friends, listen to your favorite music and create fun and personal jewellery. Make your own unique jewellery creations or follow some examples provided by the staff.

Gaming Party - $121 (8 years & up)

  • 2 hours in the Youth Centre
  • 1 staff included to help set up your console and organize how best to run your gaming party
  • Max 20 youth

Minecraft, Fortnight, NHL, whatever your popular game is, bring it and your console along. Enjoy using the large screen TV and modular sofa seating entertainment space to start your gamming party ( no wi-fi available).

Spa Party (New) - $299 (8 years & up)

  • 2 hours in the Youth Centre
  • 1 staff included
  • Max 15 youth

Enjoy the ultimate spa experience with your friends. Your Spa Party attendant will lead you and your friends though fun spa stations including making bath bombs, doing facemasks, and creating the best nail designs.

Table-Tennis/Foosball/Pool Table Tournament Party - $234 (8 years & up)

  • 2 hours in the Youth Centre
  • 1 staff included
  • Table game equipment provided
  • Max 20 youth

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

*The first hour of Youth Centre parties is dedicated to the theme you picked. The second hour is open time to have cake, play, and to visit with friends and enjoy the pool and foosball table, table tennis and much more!

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

  • Payment must be made at time of booking
  • The cut-off to book a party or to make Changes/Cancellations must be made the Saturday prior to the party
  • Add an extra hour in the Youth Center - $59
  • Add an extra 30 minutes to set up personal decorations - $30

 The Youth Centre at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre includes:

  • Pool table, Foosball table, and two ping pong tables
  • 70 inch Smart TV with surround sound and Netflix. Stereo has aux connection for patron to play their own music if they brings their own device
  • Kitchen – Fridge, freezer, microwave, oven and stove. (stove to warm up items but not for cooking)
  • Computer stations open for use. Password – Play Nice! (space btw words)
  • Patrons can bring their own gaming systems to connect to the TV (Xbox, PlayStation) HDMI cord available.
  • Patrons supplies all their own food and additional supplies (napkins, candles, etc)

How to Book

For more information and to book a memorable party to celebrate your child’s special day! Payment must be made at time of booking.

  • at Henderson Recreation Centre call 250-370-7200
  • at Oak Bay Recreation Centre and the Neighbourhood Learning Centre, call 250-595-7946

Submit a Booking Request Online (Oak Bay Recreation Centre and the Neighbourhood Learning Centre Only)

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