Public Kids Birthday Parties in Manchester, NH!

This party option is perfect for a smaller group with a parent that loves leading the fun! Discover what makes Cowabunga’s the best affordable Manchester, NH birthday party venue for groups of all sizes!

Public Party
[6 Kids]


For 2 Hours!



for each additional child.
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indoor playground Manchester, NH

Do-It-Yourself NH Birthday Party Option!

This two hour party option gives you a reserved space at our public party pavilion while your guests play in our HUGE 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.

Booking a public party can be done through our online system!
We will contact you the week before to get your food order.
You will take care of the set up and basic clean up after your party.

Explore Our Manchester, NH Party Pavilion Area!

Booking a public party at our affordable Manchester, NH birthday party venue 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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Benefits of a
public party!

budget friendly birthday party
Budget Friendly - if you’re looking for an affordable NH kids party, this is for you!
small birthday party
Includes up to 6 kids but can accommodate up to 10 kids.
Great for parents that don't mind leading the fun!
party add-ons
You have all the same add-ons as a private party!

Drawbacks of a
public party!

budget friendly birthday party
Your party doesn't get to play in the private gyms.
small birthday party
You play in the public area & kids scatter quickly.
We can't acomodate large groups with this package.
party add-ons
Party parents will be in charge & may not be able to enjoy the fun.

Customize your Manchester, NH birthday 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.

Pizza & Platters!

Themes & Balloons!

Character Visits

Goody Cups!


Frequently Ask Public Party Questions ...

Our private parties our led by our staff leads the fun, so parents can enjoy the party. Private kids birthday parties in North Reading 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 $100 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!  This package includes up to 6 kids but can accommodate up to 10 kids. It’s also an affordable kids birthday party option in North Reading, MA!

Our public parties are two hours for up to 6 kids for $220.  Additional kids are $20 each.

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.


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 public 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.

  • Water
  • Theme packages & decorations
  • Goody cups
  • Balloons
  • 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.

If you plan on using our NH birthday party venue for a public party, you can still add a character visit. Just be aware that other children may try to approach the party pavilion to meet your character, which could mean less one-on-one time for your party guests.

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.

<< Learn More About Character Visits >>

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 
  • Balloons
  • 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 Manchester, NH kids parties for over 10 years.  We are a locally owned & family business who takes great pride in our facility.

We had a wonderful time here for my sons birthday party. The kids had a fun time and everything was very clean. The staff especially were very helpful and friendly.
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We have over 10 years of hosting parties!

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