Let us spoil your special little one with an exciting and dynamic event that is guaranteed to make them the talk of the schoolyard for weeks afterwards!
Planning a kids birthday party these days is a major undertaking. But what about when your kids are getting to that awkward pre-teen age where maybe they’re starting to think that it’s not so cool anymore to have a traditional birthday party with cakes and hats and balloons.
They still expect to do something but the weight of expectation has never been greater and it’s proving difficult to come up with very many suitable kids birthday ideas. Melbourne Mums and Dads can relax however now that Urban Quest has introduced the amazing race party that is geared specifically toward kids between the ages of 10 and 13!
For those unfamiliar with Urban Quest, we facilitate high-energy events inspired by the ‘Amazing Race’ TV show, where groups of contestants raced each other around the globe, solving riddles, completely hilarious tasks and determining the location of their next adventure. Over the last decade, we have adapted the concept for team building events geared towards organisations of all sizes and we also host private games for adults around the city of Melbourne.
Typically a game involves the group is divided up into teams of 4-6 people who are pitted against in each in a race that involves solving riddles, completing activities and tasks and moving from one location to the next. The event can be either paper-based or can be run on participants' smartphones (access to mobile data is required) making the experience a bit more interactive for those who love technology.
An occasional “agent” will turn up at key points in the game, completely in character, and so it offers an immersive, fun and adrenaline-fuelled challenge that has led to countless rave reviews from previous participants.
However, why should the adults always have all the fun? That’s what we were thinking anyway as we were watching a bunch of thirty-something’s unleash their inner child in Melbourne’s Central Business District!
Kids know to have fun and know how to fully immerse themselves in something without having to feel the occasional twinge of self-consciousness, and so in a world that’s chockablock with video games, virtual reality, 3-D and 4D cinema experiences, we wanted to offer something a little more traditional and fun to our younger citizens and provide an alternative to the usual kids birthday party ideas Melbourne parents are faced with. And so our geniuses have been working hard creating games that are specifically designed for the 10-13-year-old age bracket.
Best of all, at that age, it’s likely that your kid may want to do something that seems a little more mature. Obviously, it’s key that you make sure whatever you’re doing is something they actually want to do, or it could be a party to remember for all the wrong reasons!
That’s why we feel amazing race birthday party ideas are something new and unique that your kid likely won’t have heard of before. Urban Quest is exclusive to Melbourne and that counts for all of Australia, and so this is not an experience that they will have heard about from their cousins in Perth or Brisbane or anywhere else in the country.
What’s more, the fact that we took our inspiration from a reality television show means that there’s something you can show them that gives a sense of the fun and adventure side of our events. What’s certain is that an amazing race birthday party will put any pizza party, bowling or water park activities to shame.
Your kids have likely done those to death already, that’s why we believe that getting a shot at something new that nobody else has done yet will spike their interest and imaginations, and will prove to be a surefire winner that will put a big smile on their face.
Our unique kids birthday parties work in a very simple way. A minimum requirement of 10 participants are needed, but as we say, the more the merrier! The group is divided up into teams, so as you guessed if you’ve got a big party of kids to cater to Urban Quest is the ideal way to occupy them for up to an hour and a half.
Once you drop them off we will have already planned and created a dynamic and unique event race that will require them to engage in a bunch of puzzles, challenges and even activities that will put the birthday boy or girl centre stage! We will have factored in their age in terms of determining the level of logic and interests that make up the games so that they are completely appropriate and above all fun!
Better yet, we bring the fun whenever you want it to take place, which can be a park or a reserve or any suitable location close to your home. This is all to ensure that the safety of the kids is not a concern and you can sit back and relax while we make sure they’re having a good time.
All we really need to know in order to get started is your address, or the street or area you live in, the approximate numbers that will participate on the day and what date and time you want the event to take place. In terms of the cost, our charges start from $37 per head, however, this figure is subject to quote and will depend on the specificities and location of your booking.
Feedback from previous kids birthday parties Melbourne parents hired us to host has been unanimously positive. A common theme that has emerged is that the kids are still raving about it days and weeks after the event took place and parents loved that the hassle of planning and organising a birthday event was taken out of their hands and executed in such a fun and engaging way that encouraged the kids to think and work together.
The reality is that if you can engage a kid’s mind they will participate and give as much as they get. With Urban Quest, we invest a lot of time and effort into each of our events so that your kids have the best time possible while outdoors. Check out the videos and photos on our website from recent events we hosted and you’ll get a sense of the excitement, action and fun awaits your kid on their birthday when you choose an Urban Quest event.
These days, birthday parties are a huge deal, no matter what age your child is. A cake and some balloons do not have the same impact that they once did and we all want to make this day as special as we possibly can for our kids. If you have been looking for kids birthday ideas in Melbourne, then here at Urban Quest we have the perfect solution for you with our unique kids birthday parties. Our Amazing Race party events are designed to ensure your child and all their friends have a birthday day out that everyone will remember. We take care of everything when it comes to organising your Amazing Race birthday party, so you can spend the day with the birthday boy/girl and enjoy it with them. When organising a kids’ party, there are lots of things to take into consideration to ensure that it is a success and below we have listed some of our top tips for you.
When you are planning a fun-filled children’s party, it is first of all very important to ensure that not only you make a budget, but that you stick to it too. All too quickly with birthday parties, they can spiral out of control with all the small added extras and these money stresses can end up ruining the big day. When you book with us, we will give you a quote and you will know exactly what it is that you are paying for, so there are no nasty hidden surprises on the day!
Secondly, you need to think about your guest list. Are you going to be inviting an entire class of children, or just closer friends? This will also give you a good idea of how to plan the rest of your party and what you will need in terms of a budget. Remember to keep track of the RSVPs and if there are any special dietary requests that need to be followed.
You’ll also need to decide where to have your birthday party. Whilst many parents have it at home, this won’t be much fun for you as you will have to deal with all the responsibility, mess and cleaning up afterwards. Parents love to book our birthday parties at Urban Quest as it means you do not have to worry about any of this and can really enjoy the party too.
If you would like to know more about the kids birthday parties we provide in Melbourne, talk to our team now. We offer the very best in kids birthday party ideas in the Melbourne area, including our Amazing Race birthday party ideas which are some of our most popular and sought after. Our team are available to call, or you can send over your query using the on-site form, and we will respond to you as quickly as we possibly can.
So, if you want to do something extra unique, special and exciting that will have your kid active, energised and having fun without having to lift a finger, choose Urban Quest’s amazing race party. Ideas for 10-13-year-olds are not a problem on our end but do feel free to let us know if there are certain things you would like us to take into consideration and we’ll do our best to ensure that your kid has a birthday event that they’ll never forget!
Urban Quest will take the stress of planning off your hands and create a unique 1-1.5hr race full of active challenges and puzzles, some which will even feature the star of the day themselves!
The activities are all designed for your child's age level of logic and interests, and to suit an agreed public setting of your choice, ensuring the safety of the kids above all else.
Thank you, Urban Quest, it was a huge fun for the kids and hassle free for us as hosting parents, we just had to organise the treats afterwards and boom!.. a half-day event is done!
That was the best party that we could ever think of for Ryan’s 13th birthday. The game was very well planned, making kids think and work together. The kids just loved it!
Thanks again for a great party. Mia is still raving about it! Look forward to seeing you at your events for adults!
Fab morning, kids are still talking about it!
Is there Urban Quest for kids?
Certainly, forget those old party games and let us take your child’s birthday to the next level with an active and super-fun party in the park – simply let us know which area you are based in and we can set up our event in a secure, well-maintained local park/reserve.
Is Urban Quest tailored to the kids’ age?
Our activities will be tailored to suit your child’s age level and are guaranteed to engage even the most reluctant of party-goers!
What if kids don’t have phones, can the game still be run?
Absolutely, the event is indeed run via our unique gaming platform on smartphones that we will provide for the duration of the game - one device per team! Alternatively, the event can even be paper-based to suit the circumstances.
What if the weather is bad on the day?
Urban Quest aren’t quitters, so, unless, in the case of extreme weather, we will provide rain covers and run the event regardless – after all, a little rain won’t make us melt! (….will it?) In the unlikely case of extreme weather, we will work with you to find another suitable date and time.