Children’s Birthday Parties

Jordan Beard

© Jordan Beard

Wild Birthdays!!

Our children's parties offer something a little bit different. We like our party guests to have an amazing time - but also get outdoors in the fresh air and learn something about nature and wildlife. Our experienced party leaders know how to get children excited about wildlife and the outdoors through games, art, treasure trails and searching out Attenborough's animals and plants.
Parties are held at weekends throughout the year and any day during school holiday periods (subject to availability).


To Book

Download Booking Form for Email
Download Booking Form for Post
To book please download the form and email it to
or post to Birthday Party Team, Attenborough Nature Centre, Barton Lane, Attenborough, NG9 6DY
If your preferred date is available then we will contact you to request a £30 deposit to confirm your booking.
You can also call the Nature Centre on 0115 972 1777 to book.



You have a wide selection of fun and engaging wildlife activity packages to choose from.

Download our Birthday Party Leaflet

Packages for 4 to 8 year olds

Brilliant Birds

Start with some bird themed arts and games in the party room then head outside to do a treasure trail and watch the lovely birds from our hide.

Forest Friends

There are plenty of amazing animals and plants in our woods. Through games, treasure trails and outdoor activities you'll learn all about our furry and feathered friends at Attenborough.

Fantastic Frogs (April to October only)

Attenborough is a very watery place and it's lakes are full of amazing creatures! Start with frog themed activities in the party room and head out to our pond dipping platform to discover the amazing underwater world of Attenborough.

Beautiful Butterflies (April to October only)

There are 25 different types of butterflies at Attenborough. You'll start with some colourful butterfly art and then head outside to search for the amazing insects (including butterflies) of Attenborough.

Packages for 8 - 11 year olds

Outstanding Owls

Start with some owl themed arts indoors and then head out to our woods to play some games and search for the owl's prey in the trees.

Wild Woods

Attenborough's woods are packed full of birds, minibeasts, amphibians and many other types of animals and plants besides. Start off in the party room with themed games and then head out to our woods to use special kit to investigate the amazing woodland world at Attenborough.

Creatures of the Deep (April to October only)

Water spiders, scorpions, larvae, leeches, frogs and newts....the underwater world of Attenborough is amazing! Start in the party room with some themed games and then head out to our ponds to investigate the stunning array of bizarre animals using our pond dipping kit.

Magnificent Minibeasts (April to October only)

There are thousands of different types of bugs, beetles, spiders, butterflies, bees, dragonflies and many more at Attenborough. Start off with some minibeast games and then head outside to use our scientific investigation kit and find out just how amazing the world of creepy crawlies is!


£13.50 per child

Includes 2 hours with our party leader, lunch and a party gift box for each child.


You can also upgrade your party food and gift box


Basic - Sandwich selection, fruit, yogurt, drink (included in price)

Premium - As basic + a selection of crisps and biscuits (£1.50 supplement per child)

Heathly Eating - As basic + a fruit and vegetable platter (cucumber, peppers etc) (£2.00 supplement per child)

Party Box

Two toys and a chocolate treat (included in price)

Add a Attenborough Gift Shop gift card for the birthday girl/boy for £15.00.


Terms and Conditions and Further Information

Parties are suitable for children aged 4 to 11 years. Maximum number of children is 20. (Minimum cost of the party is £135.00, but you can bring as few children as you wish).

Payment policy
A deposit is required to secure your booking. If the deposit is not paid within 14 days of your scheduled booking (or upon booking if sooner) then we reserve the right to reallocate the party slot to another family without notice.

Payment of balance: The balance is payable upon arrival on the day of your party. This can be paid by cash, debit/credit card or cheque (made payable to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Trading Company).

All proceeds from your party go directly towards the conservation of wildlife in Nottinghamshire.
Thank you.

Cancellation policy
If you cancel the visit: If you need to cancel the visit then please provide as much notice as possible to ensure that we can offer the party to another family. Please note that your deposit is non-refundable.

If Attenborough Nature Centre cancels the visit: In the unlikely event that Attenborough Nature Centre needs to cancel a visit we will provide as much notice as possible. Staff may offer to reschedule the visit if this is appropriate. We will refund your deposit upon cancellation.

Further Information for your visit
The information below will ensure you and your group have a safe, memorable and fun day out at Attenborough Nature Centre:

Our activities take place on our nature reserve, some of which is a Site of Scientific Interest and may be surrounded by deep water.  Our team know the site very well.  Please support them by ensuring the site rules are followed and instructions and guidelines are carried out.

Responsibilities - Whilst our party staff will lead the activities we consider the senior parent to be in charge of the party and therefore responsible for discipline during the day and at lunch time and departure.  We reserve the right to exclude disruptive children, particularly if they threaten the health and safety of themselves or others.

Health and Safety
We are proud of our health and safety record but would like to highlight the following points:

Adult to child ratios - We require a minimum of three adults to attend the party.

Clothing - Please ensure that children are dressed appropriately for their visit with appropriate footwear. In hot weather our sites can be very exposed so we recommend that children wear hats and long trousers and that their shoulders are covered.  Please note that only extreme weather conditions will disrupt our activities.

First Aid - All our party delivery staff-members are first aid trained and will carry a first aid kit.
Hygiene - We ask for your cooperation in ensuring that children do not eat anything they find on the site and that they wash their hands before eating their lunch or a snack.  Please ensure that open cuts on hands are covered as a precaution against Weils’ disease which is a rare water-borne disease.