Most parents would probably agree that a lot of children’s parties are very similar – a large space filled with balloons, streamers and a bouncy castle, pop music blaring out of the speakers and the standard array of sandwiches, crisps and cake for party food.
But if your youngsters are a bit more adventurous – and so are their friends – why not look into a watersports birthday party instead?
This is a great way to get children to try something new, not to mention a lot of fun, and even if you’re in Manchester there are options close by that allow your little ones to get out on the water.
One of the top things to do in Trafford is pay a visit to the Trafford Watersports Centre, where you can arrange a birthday party that sees your kids have a go at canoeing, kayaking, raft building or kata-kanuing with their friends.
They’ll get an hour and a half on the water with an instructor, can splash about as much as they want, and then enjoy some party treats afterwards. The price includes hiring a room where you can set out some party food, or you can even pay a little extra to have a packed lunch provided for each child.
Given that a study published earlier this year revealed that the amount of exercise children do starts to tail off from the age of seven, this could also be a great way to introduce more youngsters to activities they’ll love, and hopefully keep up as they grow older.