If you're interested in holding a party at the National Army Museum, please complete our Birthday Party Booking Form. We'll get back to you to confirm the slot, or if applicable, offer alternative dates.
Birthday parties must be booked no less than 30 days before the event date.
Once you've received an Order Agreement, we'll issue you with an invoice for 100% of the package fee. This constitutes a non-refundable deposit. Payments are in GB Pounds Sterling and can be made by BACS transfer or by credit or debit card. NAMTL does not accept AMEX. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Confirmation of your booking requires a signed copy of NAMTL's Order Agreement incorporating Terms and Conditions, together with full payment of the package fee.
Our parties cater for children aged 8 or under. This is based on the nature and suitability of the activities in Play Base, our family play area.
Our scheduled time slots for parties are:
Our Party Builder is an online tool for adding extra features to make the occasion that little bit more special. These extras are provided by NAMTL's approved suppliers and include birthday cakes, additional food for party children, and food and drink for adults.
Upon confirmation of your booking, we'll send you a link to open the Party Builder. You'll need your Order Agreement Number to use this tool, and will be invoiced separately for any extras.
Our General Hilarity party package is based on 20 children. You can invite fewer, but will still be charged the standard package rate.
If you would like to add extra children, please use our Party Builder (extra numbers will be charged at £25.00 per child). Play Base can hold up to 30 children.
The supervision of children is your responsibility. At least one adult (parent or carer) must attend for every four children. Please ensure that you have sufficient adult helpers for the duration of your party.
We are unable to allow more than 20 adults into our standard party room. If you would like to invite more than 20 adults, please email email@example.com to enquire about our larger Foyle room upgrades.
While we're happy to help you where we can, parties are not supervised or led by our staff. Our standard party packages include venue hire, children's food packs, party bags and custom invitations.
Each party child receives their own meal box containing:
These packs are freshly made on site by our in-house caterer, Searcys, and are included in the price of the party package.
Jugs of tap water, paper plates and napkins, and plastic cutlery and cups are also provided. Food and drink is not allowed in Play Base.
No food or drink can be brought onto the premises. If you wish, you can order additional food for party children using our Party Builder. It also includes birthday cake options, starting from £86.00 for a chocolate or Victoria sponge, and from £260.00 for a bespoke Happy Birthday 3D fondant cake (see Spiderman cake). Flat fondant cakes (see Peppa Pig cake) cost £160.00.
Because of very sensitive smoke alarms, we cannot have naked flames inside the building. All our cakes are decorated with LED candles.
We will do our best to cater for any special dietary requirement. Please inform us as soon as possible after booking your party.
Any Party Builder extras need to be confirmed at least ten days before the date of your party.
Food and drink is only provided for adults if you have pre-ordered it on our Party Builder. Our current menu is as follows:
We provide all service ware.
Upon confirmation of your booking, we'll send you a link to the customisable invitation template. It can be emailed or printed.
We recommend that your guests arrive 5-10 minutes before your time slot. Our parties operate strictly within the scheduled slots.
You'll get access to the private party room, known as The Mess, 30 minutes before the start of your party.
The walls are neutral, so you can easily theme the space. Please use white tack to stick up banners and posters. And if you would like to bring helium balloons, please make sure that they are weighted – we have a high atrium! After the party, please take away all your decorations with you.
The Mess is laid out with a large rectangular table (clothed), seating and soft seating. Our caterer will bring your food and drink into the private party room just before you finish your session in Play Base.
Play Base is all about having fun and being adventurous. We recommend that children wear comfortable clothing.
You can store bags and presents in the private party room. NAMTL takes no responsibility for any lost or damaged items.