Thank you for booking your child's birthday party with us!
Inviting guests and finding us
We have two entrances for our Sports Centre (Balcombe Road and Smallfield Road). Please note at weekends our access is via Balcombe Road (the Smallfield Road entrance is closed at weekends). Here is a link you can forward to guests to help them find us on the day.
Arrival on the day
We aim to provide access to your party room at least 15 minutes before your party starts. Please note, we may have another party running before or after yours. Our staff will set the room up for you and will help you lay out your food and drinks as well as organising the tables, chairs, table covering and decorations. We also request a prompt finish time to allow staff to clean and prepare for the next party.
We provide basic decorations such as balloons and bunting. You are more than welcome to bring your own decorations as well to help enhance and personalise the party.
Tables, chairs and table cover
The basic price of the party includes tables, chairs and a table covering. You may wish to bring a coloured/themed covering to go on top but many parents are content with the one supplied. Please note you will need to bring along plates, cups and anything else required for the party food time. The table cloths we use can be seen in the videos on the party page here.
Please also remember to bring
Please bring a cake knife and lighter/matches. We do keep these at the centre for emergencies but we always prefer parents to bring them if possible. Also, don't forget the cake and candles!
Tea and coffee
Tea and coffee is available for guests at £2 per cup from reception. Tea and coffee for the parents of the birthday child(ren) is free of charge. Please just request this at reception throughout your party.
Specific requests when booking your party
We do welcome specific requests for your party. However we can’t guarantee to accommodate everything but we do try our best! Common requests include specific songs or games. For example, if you want to play pass-the-parcel and supply the parcel, we’ll organise the game!
Requesting changes to your party after making your booking
Whilst we will try to accommodate your requests including date changes these will be entirely at Oakwood Sports Centre's discretion. Changes to party dates may involve loss of deposit if your request is received more than 48 hours after you have made your booking.
Please make your request by email here >>
If you cancel your party with less than 28 days notice we will apply a charge of 50% of the outstanding balance. This charge also applies to changing the date or time of your party with less than 28 days notice.
Sports Centre Telephone: 01293 822238
Sports Centre Email >>
Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information about any of our extra options. However we do ask that all requests to book extra options are made by email only here >>
Thank you. Have a great party!
Oakwood Sports Centre