Sussexsport

Children's parties

Fun and active children's parties for ages four and above, available throughout the year.

With consistently great feedback and excellent facilities including two sports halls and a dance studio, we offer a smooth and professional service at reasonable prices to make your child's party a memorable occasion. We also have an activities room, where you can prepare and eat your food.

Party bookings are available throughout the year, with spaces at weekends (subject to availability) and in the school holidays.

For more information call the Sport Centre reception on 01273 678228. Alternatively, fill in our form and return it to our Sport Centre reception or email a completed form to Duty Manager Ben Ospalak: b.ospalak@sussex.ac.uk

Please ensure that you fill in all the boxes, as missing information may result in a delay in booking your party. Parties range in duration from one to two hours and the price includes hire of facilities and use of the activities room.

Let us know the party you would like and we will do our best to arrange it. Just choose from our range of options:

Type of PartyActivitiesPrice for 1 hour plus 30 mins in food roomPrice for 1.5 hours plus 30 mins in food room
Sports Party (aged six years+) Choose a sport from: football, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, basketball, netball, Unihoc, badminton, Quidditch, quick cricket, rounders, short tennis, table tennis or bench ball. £75, which includes a staff party leader running and supervising the sport. £90, which includes a staff party leader running and supervising the sport.
Multisports Party (aged six years+) Choose a mixture of sports from: football, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, basketball, netball, Unihoc, badminton, Quidditch, quick cricket, rounders, short tennis, table tennis and bench ball. £75, which includes a staff party leader running and supervising a mixture of two-three sports. £90, which includes a staff party leader running and supervising a mixture of three-four sports.
Traditional Games Party (aged four-seven years) For a list of traditional children’s party games then please email or phone for more information. £100 with two staff party leaders running and supervising a mixture of children’s party games. N/A

FAQs 

Is there a discount for Sussex staff and students or Sussexsport members?

Yes, we offer a 10% discount for University of Sussex staff and students booking a birthday party for your child.

If you have Sussexsport alumni or public membership, you are also entitled to a 10% discount when booking a party for your child.

What are the age ranges for parties?

We offer parties for children aged four upwards; all sports parties have a minimum age of six years old for all attendees.

Please refer to the table above to see detailed information about the parties we offer.

Is there a limit on how many children can attend a party?

Yes, a maximum of 30 children are permitted at a party.

Please note that parties with more than 20 children will incur an additional £25 charge to the totals listed in the table above.  

What shoes can be worn in the buildings?

Playing shoes and trainers are fine, but please note that only non-marking clean indoor shoes can be worn in the indoor activity areas.

What is provided at the facilities?

In addition to our play areas, which include two sports halls and a dance studio, we also have an activities room that you can decorate with balloons; table cloths; banners etc. and use to prepare and consume food and drinks. We will arrange the room with tables and chairs to accommodate your party size.

Please note that plates and cutlery are not provided, so you will need to bring these with you on the day.

Birthday decorations can go in the activities room, but are not permitted in our sports halls because of the turnaround time between events.

A water fountain is available at the Sport Centre next to the main hall.

Smoking is not permitted in any of our facilities and alcohol cannot be brought into the Sport Centre. 

Where are you based?

Facilities are at the University of Sussex campus in Falmer, a short journey from Brighton city centre. Information about getting to the University and a map of campus can be found on the University's webpage

You can use the website Disabledgo to find out how to access our buildings if, for instance, you are using a wheelchair or walking aid. Access information for the Sport Centre and Falmer Sports Complex is available from their site, but please contact us with any queries you may have.

Is parking available?

Yes, the Sport Centre has its own car park and this is usually free at weekends. A charge applies during weekdays. Please check the latest information about car parking charges on campus and parking locations via our Estates department.