The Ranch Party
Hire Southmead Adventure Playground for your exclusive use and host your own party.
You will have access to the party room and kitchen so feel free to bring party food!
The Adventurer's Party
Please note that availability for Adventurer’s Parties is currently very limited.
Led by our experienced party hosts, you will enjoy 45 minutes to explore the Adventure Playground, and a 45 minute activity.
Choose one from the following…
Campfire and Marshmallow Toasting
Build a Bug a Home
After all the excitement, you will have 30 minutes for a birthday tea!
Birthday Party FAQs
How much does a party cost?
The Ranch Party
The Adventurer’s Party
Up to 10 children – £180
20 children – £250
30 children – £330
Each additional child – £7.50
Soft play – £30
Sports pitch – £20
Party Host – £50
When can I have a party?
Parties can be booked for Saturdays or Sundays.
We have two timing options to choose from…
9:30am – 12:30pm
1:30pm – 4:30pm
How long does a party last?
Parties are 3 hours long including set up, clear down and birthday tea.
How many children can attend a party?
For The Ranch Party there is a maximum of 40 children.
For The Adventurer’s Party there is a maximum of 30 children.
Do adults need to attend?
We ask that there is a ratio of 1 adult to 7 children attending. We can provide a party host if you need it, see our party extras.
Is The Ranch wheelchair accessible?
The majority of The Ranch site is wheelchair accessible including the toilets and party room.
If you have more questions about this then please do get in touch by calling 0117 950 3335 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Can we bring our own food?
You will have access to the kitchen and utensils. We encourage the use of reusable plates and cutlery to cut down on waste. We recycle food waste as well as paper, plastics and tins on site. Please do not bring glass.
All food must be pre-prepared. Other than the fridge and kettle, all other kitchen appliances must not be used. A full safety briefing will be given prior to your booking.
What happens if the weather is bad?
The Adventure Playground is designed to be used all year round and in varied weather conditions and temperatures. The fun doesn’t need to stop for rain! Please ensure your party group come dressed appropriately for adventure play and for the weather on the day.
A full safety briefing will be given prior to your booking which includes pointers on how to use the site in adverse weather conditions. A full site maintenance check is completed in the morning before your party to ensure everything is safe and ready to go, including to check the effects of any adverse weather.
We would postpone or cancel a party if the Met Office issues a weather warning and we are required to close. We would work with you to reschedule your party at the earliest opportunity, or provide a refund.
Our Terms and Conditions and Site Safety Rules
“Violet loved her party so much and everyone who came loved it too!
The staff were so helpful and lovely and made us feel really welcome.
I’ll definitely be recommending it as a great venue for others.”
Our free, open access sessions
We are an open access, fully inclusive playground. This means children and young people can come and go as they please and everyone is welcome to come and play.
- 5 a side football pitch
- Wooden play structures
- Death slide
- Large grass area
- Sand pit
- Zip wire
- Bike track
- Pool table
- Soft play area
- Wilderness area and firepit
3:00pm – 5:30pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Ages 8-13 (children under 8 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult)
6:00pm – 8:00pm, Wednesdays and Fridays
Holiday Activities and Food Programme
We have been part of the Holiday Activities and Food Programme, running activities and providing lunch to children and young people during the school holidays.
The school holidays can be tough for families. We believe in providing an engaging, safe space and a healthy, nourishing lunch to the children and young people in our community.
We have worked closely with local partners like Travelling Kitchen to achieve this.
How BBC DIY SOS transformed The Ranch
We couldn’t believe our luck when in October 2021 the DIY SOS team arrived, with an army of volunteers from near and far, to transform the Southmead Adventure Playground.
They spent 9 days and nights working hard, in all kinds of weather, to create new play and hang out spaces for the children, young people and families in our community.
Watch the film below for a quick overview of what happened and see the full story when it goes out on BBC1 in the spring.
If you were a volunteer on project, HUGE thanks to you.