Sunday, April 3, 2011

"Mad Science" birthday parties and putt putt

Hi Kelly,

In your kids party bit for the family guide to Jakarta, you mentioned that a guy does “mad science” parties – do you have the contact details? Also, the putt putt that used to be at Senayan has closed down. Do you know if there are any others around? I’m trying to organise a party for my 6 year old boy that doesn’t cost the earth!



Hi Sally

This is the contact number I had from my last Mad Science Party a couple of years ago is;

Vicky HP 0815 1874268

I’ll get back to you on the putt putt as checking one possibility out. Although did find this one mentioned a few times but may be a little far out.

Family Park Alam Sutera

Wonderful kids' playground offering fun cars, cho-choo trains, putt-putt golf and games, paintball, outward bound area, as well as a pool, a food court, and a birthday party pavilion.

Perumahan Alam Sutera, Jl. Raya Serpong-Tangerang

Tel: 5312 2525


This one also sound’s interesting by haven’t experienced it personally;

Doctor Rabbit

A great outdoor space with tons of activities that must be pre-booked for use. They ran a brilliant party for my 6-year-old son last year. They speak English and kept the 20+ kids entertained for a couple of hours. First there were team games on the tennis courts, then they were divided into two groups and one went off to make ‘flobber-style gunk’ while the other had several goes on the flying fox. After swapping round they all got changed and had time in the pool which was well supervised. We pre-ordered food for the children and I was able to supply my own cake. They have several different themed parties – Spiderman, Harry Potter Magic Party and Grenade War Party. Their rates include invitations, entrance fee, kids meal, party bags and all entertainment.

Jl. Taman Sari I/77, Karang Tengah, Lebak Bulus

Tel: 021 769 4786 / 021 769 4750

Fax: 021 750 8371


both above ex “Family Guide to Jakarta”

From personal experience; I did my son’s 5th birthday at Tamani Kids in Kemang and they had quite a reasonable package for an approx 2 or 3 hour party, which included entrance a basic kids meal, drink and ice cream. They don’t close the whole place off under this package but you can also use their party room for the cake and entertainer if you want. I brought along my own piñata and cake. I found the kids were quite happy just to play and didn’t need an entertainer. Also they did very reasonable boxed lunches for nannies. I would also recommend buying a heap of cheap socks (From an ITC) for the kids that forget them. You can buy them there. Put a start and finish time on your invite and remind parents to pack socks.

Also McDonalds and KFC do quite good packages.

Just another couple of ideas come to mind.....

Not sure if you’re 6 year is a boy or a girl but recently attended a couple of parties for soccer crazy boys.

One held at a Futsal Court (Behind CITOS) where the Mum hired the court and got soccer shirts made for each child as a party gift. The kids just had a couple of games and headed to Burger King at CITOS for the food.

Other one was the Mum hired a couple of local soccer coaches quite cheaply and they did ball skills with the kids and a quick game using a school field then back to their house for pizza and cake.

or Pizza Marzano is great with the kids pizza making. If you haven’t experienced it, the kids love it. Ideal for a party of 12 or less. Rp50,000 per child they get to make their own pizza with a chef showing them step by step. They get a hat and apron and price includes the pizza a drink and ice cream. So much fun but be prepared for clothes covered in flour. Book ahead for parties. You can also do this with 1 or 2 kids when heading there for lunch or dinner. My boys make their own every time. (sometimes is restricted times due to their busy periods)

Hope this helps.


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