The Best Birthday Party Ideas for 11 Year Old Kids in Sydney

Including theme parks, outdoor venues, indoor venues and even a guide on how to have the party at home!

Your kid’s birthday is looming, and you haven’t quite figured out how the party’s going to go?

Still searching for birthday party ideas for 11 year old children in and around Sydney?

Don’t worry; I got you.

I went through the many party venues and options that Sydney has to offer, and handpicked the 20 best birthday party ideas for eleven year old kids in and Sydney.

Best places in and around Sydney for eleven year olds’ birthday parties

From jaw-dropping theme parks, to stunning outdoor venues, to exciting indoor options – this list has something for everyone.

And I’ve also included a checklist for hosting the birthday celebration at home – just in case you decide going DIY and having the event at home is the best way to celebrate your kid’s eleventh birthday.

The best theme parks in Sydney for your 11 year old’s birthday party

Sydney has a number of unique theme parks where you can celebrate your kid’s special day.

With different themes, various kinds of rides and of course dining options, there’s a lot to think about when choosing.

Here are our favourites.

Oz Funland – care to guess what kind of party this is?

The wizard arena at oz funland

The Wizard Arena At Oz Funland

Of course, you guessed this is a children’s party venue with a Wizard of Oz themed event or tour…and you’re spot on!

It’s a great spot for the kiddies to celebrate their 11th birthday, with a range of party rooms and activities to choose from…

Including of course an Oz Tour that’s extremely engaging and lots of fun. The kids will have a blast exploring the Yellow Brick Road.

Then of course there’s the Princess Castle, Fairy Garden, Balloon Room, and so much more.

And they have activities ranging from mini golf to face painting, a glow in the dark kids’ disco, a jumping castle. Finally there’s their cafe that serves both kids’ meals and adults’ platters.

Website: Visit their website

Address: 2/11 Hollylea Rd, Leumeah NSW 2560, Australia.

Contact page: Visit their contact page (enquiry form)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +61 2 4626 7777.and (02) 4626 7766

Luna Park Sydney

Luna park sydney

Luna Park Sydney

Amazing venues, stunning views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and unlimited passes that allow the children onto most rides make this a great place for an eleventh birthday celebration.

Oh, and there are amazing food and beverage options (they serve both children and adults) from the Hungry Horse Diner. On the other hand, if you prefer, you can carry along your own food as well.

 Make sure the kids visit Coney Island. It’s got loads of fun attractions, from trying to stand upright inside a moving barrel to vanishing into the Mirror Maze, and the Devil’s Drop slide.

Aside from that, the most thrilling rides in the park are the Hair Raiser, the Big Dipper and the Sledgehammer…but they have a height requirement (132 cm+) that might bar some 11 year olds.

Website: Visit their website

Address: 1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point NSW 2061.

Contact page: Visit their contact page (enquiry form)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 9922 6644

Wanna have your child’s birthday party outdoors?

Looking for a party idea that gets your kids to connect with the sun and fields, animals and trees?

With children these days remaining glued to their phones, having an outdoor event on their birthday is a golden opportunity to get them interested in the great outdoors.

Here are our picks of Sydney outdoors birthday party ideas for 11 year olds.

Calmsley Hill City Farm

Calmsley hill

Calmsley Hill

If theme parks and rides aren’t the kind of birthday event that you’re looking for; if for your 11 year old’s birthday you want them to be in touch with and experience nature and farm life up close, then Calmsley Farm is a good bet.

A 40 minute drive from Sydney, Calmsley Hill City Farm has everything from sheep, ducks and chickens to kangaroos, wallabies and koalas.

Kids can get up close with the animals – touching, petting and even feeding them, of course, with a member of staff keeping an eye on things.

They can also watch farm activities like the shearing of the sheep, and go on tractor rides.

The cafe serves great snacks and food (everything from coffee to burgers and chips to ice cream), and they also have a birthday party package with spring rolls, pies, lolly bags and party hats.

Website: Visit their website

Address: 31 Darling St Abbotsbury NSW 2176.

Contact page: Visit their contact page (enquiry form)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 9823 3222

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Wild life sydney zoo

WILD Life Sydney Zoo

While the Calmsley City Farm offers a fun farm experience (with quite a lot of animals), if your children are looking for lots more animals and an experience that’s more closely related to wildlife, then you should have their bday celeb at Wild Life Sydney Zoo.

The kids will be fascinated with so many animals –  from kangaroos and koalas to wallabies and emus and butterflies and platypuses and on and on.

Here’s an idea: challenge the kids to identify the animals. See how many of them know what a Tasmanian Devil looks like, and how many can differentiate between a wallaby and a kangaroo.

Oh, and don’t forget to have your photo taken with the koalas!

If you’re wondering what about birthday lunch, they have a Koala Cafe offering hot and cold beverages and snacks.

Website: Visit their website

Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000.

Contact page: Visit their contact page (enquiry form)

Ku Ring Gai Wildflower Garden

Ku ring gai wildflower garden

Ku Ring Gai Wildflower Garden

Looking for a more peaceful spot for your kid’s birthday party? Then you should make your way to Ku Ring Gai Wildflower Garden in St. Ives.

They have plenty of space available for picnics with bbq spots and even a playground at Lambert’s Clearing.

You can also take the children bushwalking on some of the shorter trails there, pointing out the flowers, the trees and the birds, animals and insects you see on the way. If you’re lucky you may spot some wallabies.

Head to the Visitor Centre first, and arm yourself with a map of the trails, that you can teach the children to use. You can also challenge the children to think of useful questions you should ask at the Centre.

The Garden also hosts various children’s programs like Nature School that you can sign the children up for.

Website: Visit their website

Address: 420 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives NSW 2075.

Phone: (02) 9424 0353

TreeTops Adventure Park

If you feel the children will be up for more exciting (and tougher) activities than bushwalking, book a session at TreeTops Adventure Park.

They have two locations near Sydney – one at Abbotsbury and one in the West Pennant Hills.

Watch as the children climb trees and traverse ziplines excitedly.

If you’re looking for an energetic, adrenalin-filled birthday event for your kid, it doesn’t get better than this.

Website: Visit their website

Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre

Sydney olympic park archery centre

Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre

An opportunity for the children to find their inner Robin Hood.

Archery is a great opportunity for the kids to take part in an activity that requires complete focus, but is really exciting.

They have all the equipment necessary (like arm guards to stop the string hitting your arm) to help budding archers have a safe experience as they sharpen their aim. An instructor will guide them throughout.

Plus they have facilities for laser tag where kids hide blockade bunkers and walls, coordinating movements with their teammates while watching out for the opposing team.

The kids can have birthday lunch in the open space with benches (with umbrellas) and BBQ facilities.

Tip: There’s no cafe or restaurant. If you carry any food, you’ll have to take care of it by yourself. Or you can place an order with their catering service provider.

Website: Visit their website

Address: Bennelong Parkway, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127.

Contact page: Visit their contact page (enquiry form)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 9714 7502

Pittwater Golf Centre

Pittwater golf centre

Pittwater Golf Centre

A 45 drive from Sydney’s centre, the mini golf courses at Pittwater Golf Centre are a great addition to a birthday party for children.

They have two mini golf courses – Caves and Shipwreck – with appropriate costumes where the children can discover their mettle for golf.

Birthday party packages include 18 holes of mini golf in one of the two courses, 2 hours in the play area, and of course lollies, mini-pizzas/rolls, chips and so on.

Upgrades are also available…as are adult platters.

Website: Visit their website

Address: 1500 Pittwater Rd, Warriewood NSW 2102.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 9913 7991

Styled/catered picnic

Sometimes, the simplest ideas can be the best ones.

A good old picnic with the children. Somewhere special, where the kids can enjoy themselves.

  • If the children like swimming, you can have the celebrations at a kid-friendly swimming hole near Sydney. You can also check out swimming pools and beaches.
  • Parks like Clifton Gardens and Neilsen Park are good too. As are some of the venues we’ve seen here, like the Olympic Park Archery Centre.
  • If you fancy having a more rough-and-tumble event, you can look for parks with challenging playgrounds for kids.
  • Reasonably large backyards are good too.

Now, you can go for a DIY birthday party…but there are many professional picnic companies in Sydney that can arrange the picnic for you, including necessaries like tables, chairs, plates, rugs, cushions and so on. They can also arrange for the catering.

Indoor birthday party ideas for 11 year olds in Sydney (party venues)

Our favourite indoor party venues in Sydney where your kids can have a blast on their birthday.

Especially valuable and relevant during the winter months when it might be too cold to have outdoors parties.

Entermission VR escape rooms (yep, that’s us)

Entermission sydney

Entermission Sydney

Here we go, you might think. Self promotion.

Actually, no.

We do host some of the best birthday parties in Sydney, with over 2 hours of action-packed VR experiences that eleven year olds crave and delight at. It’s ranked among the top 10 most popular kids’ activities by Active Activities.

And this is as different and unique a birthday party as it gets!

Our multi-sensory VR (with hand tracking and real-life special effects) allows us to offer an experience that few VR entertainment centres in Sydney can match.

We have a wide selection of VR escape games that are suitable for children. Teaming up to go on the escape adventures and then high fiving each other when they beat the clock will be an experience every single child in the party will remember.

And after the VR escape games finish, it’s time for more VR arcade games, plus snacks and cake in the Party Arcade area.

If you’re looking for an active kids’ birthday party but that one takes place indoors, you’re looking at it! Sydney is home to a variety of exciting activities that are perfect for kids of all ages. From adventure parks to escape rooms to aquariums, there’s something for everyone. One of the top birthday party ideas for 11 year old kids in Sydney is visiting Entermission VR escape rooms. This unique experience offers over 2 hours of action-packed VR adventures that will delight and excite your child and their friends. With a wide selection of VR escape games that are suitable for children, your child and their friends will love teaming up to go on the escape adventures and then high-fiving each other when they beat the clock.

Website: Go to the home page

Address: 1/484 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000.

Contact page: Contact details and form

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 9267 3873

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Sea life sydney aquarium

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

You know what would make the birthday party for your child’s eleventh birthday great?

Another great birthday party idea for 11 year old kids in Sydney is visiting SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. This popular attraction offers a glimpse of everything from penguins to jellyfish to sting rays to seahorses, sharks and various kinds of tropical fish. You can liven up the birthday party with penguin passports (for an up-close encounter with penguins), a visit to the VR centre and more. Pairing up a visit to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo with a visit to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is a great way to make the birthday party even more special. The kids will be in awe of the exotic animals and will have a great time exploring the aquarium.

How many times is it that the kiddies get to see something like a dugong up close? This will be an event with plenty of ‘gram-worthy snaps.

You can liven up the birthday party with penguin passports (for an upclose encounter with penguins), a visit to the VR centre and so on.

Website: Visit their website

Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000.

Contact page: Visit their contact page (enquiry form)

Phone: 1800 195 650

Ninja 101

Australia Ninja Warrior got your kids high on ninja fever? Then there’s no question – the birthday that’s coming has to be celebrated at Ninja 101.

Located in Prospect, Ninja 101 is the perfect place to hold a ‘kickass’ ninja birthday event for 11 year olds.

The kids will have a great time on the futsal (mini football) court, sharpening their ninja skills, going through the giant ninja obstacle course, or bouncing across the jumping castle.

There are various packages *, plus food add-ons (fruit, sandwiches, lollies, drinks and so on) that you can choose from, to make your kid’s special day memorable.

* all the packages allow access to the soccer court, basketball hoop, jumping castle and the obstacle course.

Website: Visit their website

Address: 32 Stoddart Rd, Prospect NSW 2148.

Contact page: They have a contact form on the home page.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 9688 5632

Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink

An ice-cool party for the kids who just never seem to run out of energy! Extra joy if you’re one of those parents that can match their kids, energy level for energy level.

Located in west Sydney, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink has party packages that roughly offer:

  • Half an hour of training and practice, followed by…
  • 2 hours of freestyle skating.
  • And then…the all-important birthday meal!

Birthday meal menu: Hot chips, juice poppers and lolly bags are included in all their packages. Further you may have pizza or sandwiches depending on your package.

N.B. Depending on the party package you choose, between one and three people (parents, siblings and so on) can skate free of charge. Please look through their parties page for specific details. 

Website: Visit their website

Address: 17A Phillips Ave, Canterbury NSW 2193.

Contact page: Visit their contact page (emails)

Phone: (02) 9789 4044

Kingpin Darling Harbour

Who said bowling is only for adults? Kids can enjoy bowling too…at Kingpin Darling Harbour. The glorious views of the Harbour are a welcome bonus!

Currently they offer 3 packages – bronze, silver and gold – for kids’ birthday parties, with gold offering 2 activities, while the others offer 1. Activities include bowling, arcade, karaoke, laser tag and table tennis.

All the packages include a dedicated party host.

Website: Visit their website

Address: Harbourside Shopping Centre, 2-10 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000.

Phone: (02) 8806 1145

iFLY Downunder in Sydney

Indoor skydiving can be terrifying for some younger children. However, if all the guests at your kid’s eleventh birthday party are up for it, you can make it a part of the celebrations.

You’ll be given instructions during an initial training, before you’re allowed to enter the tunnel.

This should be a thrilling experience for children and their parents alike.

Website: Visit their website

Address: 123 Mulgoa Rd, Penrith NSW 2750.

Contact page: Visit their contact page (enquiry form)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1300 435 966

Manhattan Superbowl

Another great place in Sydney for your kid’s birthday…if they like bowling.

While the retro theme of the place may not have the appeal for children that it does for us, the disco bowling, food and drinks, ice cream cake, and some arcade credits will certainly make this a birthday party they remember!

Website: Visit their website

Address: 549 Gardeners Rd, Mascot NSW 2020.

Contact page: Visit their contact page (enquiry form)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 8338 6100

Ultimate Sydney

Foam pits, trampolines, climbing walls, dodgem cars and a whole lot more. How does that sound, as a backdrop for your eleven year old’s Sydney birthday party?

Website: Visit their website

Address: 5/1B Redbank Rd, Northmead NSW 2152.

Contact page: Visit their contact page (enquiry form)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 9683 4206

Bringing the birthday party to you

These entertainment companies will bring their unique birthday activities and programmes to your child’s party.

GoGo Healthy Kids

Gogo healthy kids

GoGo Healthy Kids

They will design the perfect party package, based on your input, and turn up at the event with a truck load of exciting games and activities, and experts to install (as in inflate anything inflatable and so on) everything, host the games, and clear away afterwards.

Leaving you with the task of relaxing on chairs and watching the kids have fun.

For 11 year old children, they have packages like Dodgeball Challenge, Footy Fever (a combo of footy and soccer), and Olympic Fever (Olympic fever and some European games).

Website: Visit their website

Contact page: Visit their contact page (enquiry form)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1300 482 209

LaserWarriors Mobile Laser Tag

A great option for themed children’s birthday parties in Sydney. Star Wars, Avengers, Army…you name it!

You can enjoy from the comfort of your armchair as their professionals help your kids have an action-packed ‘laser skirmish’ to mark the birthday.

Website: Visit their website

Contact page: Visit their contact page (enquiry form)

Email: [email protected]

Superheroes Inc.

Superheroes inc.

Superheroes Inc.

Your kid will remember this as THAT birthday that came alive with their favourite superheroes, along with games, music, stories, and other activities like face painting and balloon modelling.

Website: Visit their website

Address: Entertainment Quarter, Bldg, 17, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021.

Contact page: Visit their contact page (enquiry form)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 9326 4686

Having the birthday party at home

Up for a little bit of DIY?

You can plan a pretty awesome birthday party to celebrate your kid’s eleventh birthday right at home.

Unless you’re a professional party planner by trade, start planning well in advance. A month in advance should be good.

  • Set the date and time.
  • Set a budget.
  • Create the guest list.
  • Plan the decor, food and the activities.
  • Send out the invites a week or two in advance.
  • Set up the decor two days before the party.
  • Get all the food delivered to the house the day before. Make sure you have space to store all the food.
  • BDay…all the best!

If you find the idea of VR escape room adventures exciting, you can book our hosted online birthday escape games for the party.

You can also organize other birthday party games that kids love.

If your children are hyperactive and never seem to run out of energy, go with some birthday party ideas for active kids.

Celebrating your kid’s eleventh birthday in Sydney

I hope you’ve found where to have the party by now. A birthday is an important day in your child’s life, and it should be made a highly special occasion.

For a more detailed guide on having the party at home, refer to our guide on how to host an escape room birthday event at home.

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Featured image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

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