Top unusual children’s birthday party ideas

Tired of the same old ideas for kids parties? Sometimes it takes more than a clown and some cake to make your little one’s special day memorable!  

From an exciting treasure hunt to a teddy bear picnic, there are plenty of ways to excite your little birthday guests and even entertain the parents too!  

Throw a celebration to remember for your little one with the help of these unusual children’s birthday party ideas – whether it’s a day at Little Farmers or activities you can easily do at home! 

A Little Farmers Party 

A party at Craigies Little Farmers is a special chance for you and your guests to become wee farmers for the day! Guests will be able to explore our play barn, take part in fun party games and even meet our resident farm animals.  

You may be lucky enough to pet our donkeys, Velvet and her mum Ruby, or our super-cute guinea pigs. After working up an appetite, you and your little farmers can enjoy some healthy yet delicious food prepared fresh by us! You can even order a home-baked piggy party cake or animal-themed cupcakes as part of our package. 

Escape from the city for a party unlike any other at Little Farmers. You can view our party packages and find out more here.

Pick Your Own Party

If you have a summer birthday, bringing the kids along for a berry fun day at Craigies Farm! The kids will love the opportunity to pick their own fruit – whether that’s the classic strawberry, raspberries, cherries, gooseberries, blackcurrants and more.  

You can then head back home to enjoy the tasty fruit – why not have them decorate cupcakes with the berries or popping them onto skewers with marshmallows and dipping in melted chocolate? Delicious!  

Book in for Pick Your Own at Craigies here.

Teddy Bear Picnic 

Teddy Bear’s picnic beside a lakeside setting. Three teddy bears having tea on a red and white gingham table cloth with traditional wicker picnic basket and white tea cups. Horizontal. Copyspace.

If you are looking to make a birthday extra special, then bring along a VIP (Very Important Pet)! Invite your guests to bring their favourite stuffed furry friend for a teddy bear tea party!  

Perhaps set up a table in the garden with special spots for furry friends and let the fun begin. Just make sure to keep an eye on the honey pot with teddies in attendance!   

Treasure Hunt Adventure 

Nature is the world’s playground, and the best place to throw a birthday party! Look no further than your own garden or the nearest park to host a perfect birthday adventure.  

Assemble a treasure hunt for your little explorers incorporating exciting clues or nature facts – for example, they could be on the lookout for the official animal of Scotland, a unicorn! Place stuffed animals or sweet treats at spots for them to discover along the way. 

Invite your guests to strap on their adventure boots and go experience the natural treasure all around – but keep your eyes open for clues!  

Craft Party 

Let’s get crafty! Gather up your art supplies, especially the glitter, and invite your party guests to get creative. Whether it’s making jewellery, a hat, or even a paper-mache farm animal, there’s something kids of all ages can get involved with.  

With a personalised craft that your guests can keep forever, your special day will surely be remembered.  

The Wild West 

A Wild West themed birthday party is sure to get a yeehaw! Bring along your finest cowboy hat and boots and saddle up for a birthday extravaganza.  

Games such as horseshoe throwing, pin the tail on the pony, or wheelbarrow races will bring the Wild West to life and excite everyone!  

Character Story Time  

Delve into the world of fantasy with a story time themed birthday party. Encourage your guests to dress up as their favourite fictional character and perhaps even host a live reading of a few stories!  

There’s no better way to go into your little one’s next chapter, and encourage a lifelong love of reading along the way. 

So, what are you waiting for?! Book your little farmer’s party before their birthday date disappears and you are sure to have a farm-tastic day! 

If you are planning to book a party at Little Farmers, click here for our Party FAQ’s and for more info and remember that Little Farmers is open every day for farm fun, adventure and good-mood food!