Having a winter birthday in Northern Ireland can be tricky when the evenings are short and the weather is chilly and wet.
A lot of fun outdoor activities, such as Water Parks and Banana Boating, can be ruled out because it’s simply too cold to be out on the water!
Relax – all is not lost!
We have come up with a list of some of the best winter birthday ideas for kids and adults alike!
Check out our top picks and hopefully you will be inspired to arrange the ultimate birthday party in the colder months of the year.
Laser Tag Party
Get your friends and family together for an action-packed laser tag party and prepare to be thrilled!
Share Discovery Village’s laser tag activity, also known as Combat Corps, can take place either out in our custom-built forest arena, or indoors in the Arts Arena if the weather is too nippy and miserable outside.
Using our modern, LSD laser guns, your group will play a range of games such as Last Man Standing, Capture the Flag and much more.
This high-energy shooting activity is guaranteed to thrill groups of all ages, size and abilities. Over the years we have had groups as young as primary school age to older groups such as stag parties enjoy this brilliant shooting activity that is ideal for birthday parties.
It can be very difficult thinking of teenage birthday party ideas in Winter, but Combat Corps/Laser Tag is sure to impress teens!
Wall Climbing Party
Are you looking for a birthday party activity where you have to challenge yourself? If so, a wall climbing party is a fantastic idea!
Wall climbing is available at any time of the year as it can be done inside or outside, so it is not weather dependant.
When you book a winter birthday like this, each member of your group will get the chance to reach heights that they have never reached before as they scale 30ft walls under the guidance of trained instructors.
The most fun part is when you have reached the top, you get to abseil down the wall to reach the floor again – this is when you get the ultimate adrenaline rush!
Hunger Games Party (Archery)
Don’t worry, you won’t go hungry with this amazing birthday party idea in winter!
Gather the troops for a birthday archery session where you can unleash that inner Katniss Everdeen (or Robin Hood, for the boys) that has been willing to get out. Take aim and fire at the target and see who will leave with the bragging rights for hitting the bullseye the most times!
Archery sessions at Share Discovery Village can be both indoor and outdoors, making it a popular choice of activity with groups all year round, no matter what the weather!
How would you fancy a guided tour of Upper Lough Erne for your winter birthday? The Inishcruiser offers that and so much more!
The luxury cruiser is heated which ensures that it can run comfortably throughout the winter months, and it also provides the option of a selection of delicious dishes on-board.
This birthday party cruise is a wonderful idea for both young and old as the younger generation can play fun games on-board such as balloon modelling, while older people can avail of the full-licensed bar.
Bouncy Castle Party
Bouncy castles always go down a treat with kids at birthday parties. In fact, we reckon most adults enjoy them just as much, if they are being honest!
With the huge Arts Arena hall available at Share Discovery Village, blowing up a bouncy castle indoor is no problem for us!
When you book a bouncy castle party at SHARE, kids can bounce to their hearts content during any time of the year, while parents can sit and relax indoors and not worry about getting cold!
Bouncy castles are also a great way to get the young ones to burn off all their many, many stores of energy that you can struggle to keep up with!
Human Fussball Party
In the months of November, December and January in particular, playing football outside on the grass or 4G can be a pain because you know it’s going to be cold, dark and most likely wet!
That’s why a human fussball winter birthday party is ideal for the football fanatics out there.
This unique activity is just like what you see on a fussball table, only your group will be taking the place of the men in the game. The human fussball pitch is a huge inflatable with a set of nets at either end. While staying in your correct lane using the inflatable bars, the aim of the game is much like a proper football game – score more goals than the opposition!
This game is also brilliant fun for kids who aren’t as football crazy as the rest of the group as it is an entirely different spin on the sport.
Arts & Crafts Party
Get creative with your closest friends and family for your birthday this year by having a day full of arts & crafts.
Kids from as young as 4 years old can take part in a wide variety of arts activities such as t-shirt painting, face painting and balloon modelling, making an arts & crafts party ideal for groups of all ages.
Share Discovery Village have a variety of top-class rooms for hire throughout the centre that are ideal for arts activities, that are available all year-round to the public to hire out.
One of the best things about getting creative and taking part in arts activities for a party, is that you get to take home your design which can be a wonderful memento of the fun day that you had.
What about birthday party food?
Share Discovery Village has you covered here! Our brilliant cooks are able to cater for groups of all sizes and tastes.
Whether you want some kids’ food like hot dogs, chips and burgers, or an afternoon tea or pasta dish, we have you covered. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.
Winter Birthday Ideas – Conclusion
After reading through this piece, it’s not all that bad having a birthday in the winter months now, is it?
With so many fantastic activities available indoors and outdoors on land, delicious dining options and a huge selection of rooms for hire, Share Discovery Village is the perfect venue for groups of all sizes, ages and interests.
Birthday Party Packages at Share Discovery Village
Check out all of the ready-made birthday packages that are avaialble all year round at SHARE, here: Party Packages