Article published: January 31st, 2012

Well, it’s that time of year again: You’ve considered the local indoor soft play (again) and you’ve looked online what’s on at the cinema (please, not Alvin and the Chipmunks!) and you’re very aware that kids of a certain age simply HAVE to have an amazing kids’ party.

Kids’ parties can often revolve around sedentary activities, from video games to the cinema these days.  We’re constantly hearing reports that today’s children suffer from poor diet and lack of physical activity, something that contributes towards obesity and them even being the first generation in decades predicted to have lower life expectancy than their parents.

However, if we consider looking a little ‘outside the box’ for our kids’ party ideas we discover a multitude of exciting, healthy and active outdoor activities in Derbyshire and Staffordshire.  Activities that will blow traditional party offerings out of the water, and not to mention, getting the kids outdoors, burning calories and raising their fitness levels.

To organise that perfect kids’ party, follow these top-tips to ensure your kids and their friends have the most exhilarating, safe and active party experience.  An experience that they’ll be raving about for months to come.

– Speak to the kids and ask their parents what kind of activities they love.

– Chose activities that promote team building, physical activity and are action packed, such as: sailing, country sports, go karting and bush craft and survival, to name just some.

– Ensure that all activity centres are professionally managed and feature adequate supervision and insurance.

– Above all though, make sure YOU are well slept and full of energy. NOTHING in this world is more demanding than a group of excited children on a birthday party outing. But hey, you probably know that already!

So, with a little planning and a little consideration of which Derbyshire children’s party ideas are out there, you’ll be able to plan a party for kids in Derbyshire and Staffordshire that the kids not only love, but a kids party that will genuinely contribute towards a healthy and active lifestyle.