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Let us organise your child’s birthday party!

At the Air Force Museum, we can offer your child a unique and exciting birthday party to remember. The party options are tailored but flexible, with both catered and non-catered options available, so please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any special requirements or requests.

Party times

Saturday and Sunday:
10.00am, 1.00pm and 2.15pm

Contact

To enquire about or book a party, please contact the Visitor Experiences team:
Phone: (03) 343 9504
Email: programmes@airforcemuseum.co.nz

Air & Sea Adventure Party - ages 3-4

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The brand new “Air and Sea Adventure” party is an immersive, multi-sensory experience, designed especially for preschoolers.

$14 per child non-catered, $22 per child catered

  • Dress-ups
  • Parachute games
  • Action songs
  • Climb inside a real life raft
  • Go ‘fishing’

 

Please note that the activity component of this party runs for 45 minutes rather than 1 hour, and goodie bags are not included.

Trent Aviation Party - ages 5+

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Children have the option to get dressed up as junior pilots and learn how to march, before climbing aboard a real aircraft for an imaginary flight and parachute jump.

$18 per child non-catered, $26 per child catered

– Dress up in flight suits

– Make ‘dog tags’ (name tags)

– Learn how to march

– Pretend flight and parachute jump out of an Andover aircraft

– Photo opportunity in front of a Bristol Freighter aircraft

– Pin the propeller on the plane game

Pearse Aviation Party - ages 6+

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Children become intrepid paratroopers as they board the Andover aircraft for an imaginary flight and parachute jump before practising grenade-throwing (water balloons) and exploring the Museum on a scavenger hunt.

$18 per child non-catered, $26 per child catered

-Dress up in flight suits

-Make ‘dog tags’ (name tags)

-Learn how to march

-Pretend flight and jump out of an Andover aircraft

-Grenade-throwing (water balloons)

-Scavenger hunt

Checketts Aviation Party - ages 7+

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Children step back in time to experience a World War Two bombing raid in the Pacific in our simulation room, learn how to throw grenades (water balloons) at a target and explore the Museum on a scavenger hunt.

Please note: This party option includes simulated explosions, smoke and light effects which may not be suitable for younger children.

$18 per child non-catered, $26 per child catered

-Dress in flight suits

-Make ‘dog tags’ (name tags)

-Learn how to march

-Pacific room experience and bombing raid simulation

-Grenade-throwing (water balloons)

-Scavenger hunt

Why not make it a Deluxe?

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For only $2 more per child you can upgrade any party option to give children the opportunity to make their own paper plane and test its aerodynamics in our ‘behind the scenes’ reserve collection hangar.

2:15pm party slot only available for a deluxe birthday party.

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For catered birthday parties a table is set with party food, coloured table cloth, colouring in activity place mats, party hats, goodie bags and balloons.

Please note, the Museum does not provide facilities for self-catering, although groups are welcome to bring their own birthday cake.

 

Savoury

– Mini pizzas with ham, pineapple and cheese

– Mini cheese and tomato sandwiches (please note, sandwiches are exchanged for popcorn in the Under 5s “Air and Sea Adventure” party

– Cheese and grape skewers

 

Sweets

– Fruit kebabs with marshmallows

– Aircraft cookies

– Spitfire jellies

– Mini ice-cream pottles

– Selection of children’s juices, flavoured milk and water

 

Additional

– Standard chocolate Spitfire birthday cake to be ordered when party is booked through the Public Programmes Team. Price is $50.00 (child’s name is included on the cake).

 

Special Dietary Requirements

Specific dietary requirements can be catered for on request, in advance, ie. gluten or dairy intolerance.

 

Party Packs

A party pack or ‘goodie bag’ for each child is included in each birthday party, with the exception of the preschool “Air and Sea Adventure” party. The packs contain:

– Parachute men

– Kitset glider

– Balloon

– Colouring sheet

Invitations

Specially-designed invitations for both boys and girls are available for purchase when booking a birthday party. 

$5 per pack of 10

 

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Important Information

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Party Format: The first hour of the party is fully-hosted by one of our staff, however we encourage parents to come along, bring a camera and get involved! After the activities, children are seated at the café where the birthday child receives their certificate and then enjoys their party food, cake and present opening time. During this time it is the parents’ responsibility to ensure children are abiding by Museum rules such as using their ‘walking feet’ and ‘inside voices’.

We encourage you to take the children through the rest of the Museum while you are here to make the most of their visit.

 

Arrival Time: Our birthday party hosts are dedicated to making your child’s birthday experience the best it can possibly be. To assist them in this, we recommend that you ask your guests to arrive 10 minutes before the party is due to begin, so that the party is not delayed and your child and their friends have time for all the activities.

 

Party Length: please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for the activity portion of the party. The deluxe party activities will run for 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes.

 

Bookings and Confirmation: bookings are required for all birthday parties. Minimum numbers of eight are required for each party and the numbers, and any dietary requirements, must be confirmed five working days prior to the birthday party date.

 

Contact

To enquire about or book a party, please contact the Visitor Experiences team:
Phone: (03) 343 9504
Email: programmes@airforcemuseum.co.nz