Public Kids Birthday Parties in North Reading, MA!
This party option is perfect for a smaller group with a parent that loves leading the fun!
Party Pavilion Rental
For 2 Hours!
Price Per Child
For two hours of play.
Do-It-Yourself Party Option!
This two hour party option gives you a reserved space at our public party pavilion while your guests play in our public space. The party parent or adult will be in charge of setting up, keeping track of the time, rounding out party guests and so on.
Party Pavilion Area!
Booking a public party reserves a space at our party pavilion for your group. The party pavilion was especially designed for parties with two picnic tables, a counter space for cake and presents, a bin for shoes and coats and all white plates, spoons, knives, forks and napkins.
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Customize your party with fun add-ons!
Want us to take care of everything? Here are some of the most popular party add-ons. Not sure? Party add-ons can be a last minute decision. We take orders up until the Thursday am before your weekend party.
Themes & Balloons!
Frequently Ask Public Party Questions ...
If you are hosting a public party or a private party (15 kids), we can not have pizza.
The town health department is no longer allowing us to partner with Andrea’s to provide hot, prepared food like pizza in our facility. For over five years, our family business was happy to support another local business in providing food for our parties. Due to the town orders, we CANNOT have any homecooked food or food from any other restaurants delivered. Prepackaged snacks and bakery-made cakes are still allowed and encouraged to bring in.
We have been working with the town for well over a year and a half on our new kitchen build out. Due to circumstances beyond our control, there continues to be delays. We hope our new kitchen will be ready for our guests in Winter 2022/23! Please remember we are a nut-free facility.
Our private parties our led by our staff leads the fun, so parents can enjoy the party. Private parties have access to private play gyms that are exclusively for their party. This means that friends get to play together rather than mix amongst the public.
Public parties are hold by party parents in our public area. You get a semi private table area & parents will be in charge of keeping track of the kids.
Both party options are two hours long.
Cowabunga’s books birthday parties 24 hours a day, seven days a week using our online booking system. If you see a spot you want, you can reserve it with a $75 deposit. The remainder of your party balance will be due at the end of your party. After you book your party, you will get a welcome call within a couple days to confirm your booking. <<BOOK NOW!>>
A public party is a great option for smaller parties and parents that don’t mind leading the fun! We recommend this party option for up to 8 kids.
All public parties must reserve a two hour spot in our party pavilion for $75. In addition, you pay $20 admission for each child who comes to your party.
Your party will get to play in our open gym area. This area is open to the public during your party.
Also included in the packages is white paper supplies, cups, silverware and napkins. Drinks, goody cups, balloons, decorations and food can be added to your party package for an additional charge.
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You can come 10 minutes before your party to unload & set up.
Typically we can not accommodate requests to come early, as we have other parties using the space before your party.
We work our magic & everything gets cleaned and sanitized between parties but doesn’t allow for time to set up early.
For both public & private parties, Cowabunga’s provides all white paper supplies, cups, silverware and napkins. Drinks, goody cups, balloons, decorations and food can be added to your party package for an additional charge.
- Theme packages & decorations
- Goody cups
- Character visits
- Pizza & platters (Manchester, NH only)
We’re a cast of characters! Surprise your child with a special character visit during his/her party. Characters will drop in during your party for up to 20 minutes for pictures, interactions & more!
Character visits are recommended for private parties, as this allows dedicated time without distractions from other kids. Character visits can be done during your private play time or in the private cake room. Your party planner will talk through the options with you.
Princess & Superhero visits are extra special, but only done on a very limited basis at Cowabunga’s in Manchester. While we work really hard to staff these visits when requested, we have very limited staff options that fit the “look” of each character. Sometimes princesses will wear wigs, and characters may be required to wear masks during their character . Please inquire with the store manager about your special character visit.
We will contact you the Tuesday before your party to go over all the details of your party. During this time, you can order food, balloons, goody cups and add a character visit. All orders must be in by Thursday at 3 pm before your weekend party.
Cowabunga’s allows you to bring the following items to your party. We ask that any decorations be put together.
- Decorations (assembled)
- Unopened themed or color paper goods
- Goody bags (nut free & assembled)
- Cake (nut free from licensed kitchen/bakery)
- Hoodsie cups
- Water bottles
- Individually portioned drinks
- Individually portioned, nut free snacks
Cowabunga’s does not allow home cooked food, food from other businesses or any food that contains nuts. The only exception to this rule is a nut free cake from a licensed, commercial bakery or supermarket.
We do not allow alcohol either.
We ask that you bring your party supplies with you on the day of your party!
Public parties will be able to decorate the party pavilion 10 minutes before the start time of your party.
Over 10,000 happy families served!
Cowabunga’s has been hosting parties for over 10 years. We are a locally owned & family business who takes great pride in our facility.
We have over 10 years of hosting parties!
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