“Best party in the universe!” – The McKeowen Family

“Oisin and his pals had a really fabulous party at Blackrock Castle. How many parties are there where you can save the world, visit a planetarium and make alien goo?!” – Marguerite

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory offers a space-themed fun-filled birthday unlike any other!

We can take a maximum of 25 children for all birthday parties.

Cosmic Parties | 2 hours | suitable for children turning 5 and older

Our explainer staff will deliver an hour long, age-appropriate workshop based on alien slime (ages 5 and up) or rockets (ages 9 and up recommended).

The workshop is followed by a trip into the science exhibition, a Planetarium show appropriate for your children, and/or a visit to the Gunnery and low roof.

After all that fun, your party can have exclusive use of our MakeSpace room for your presents, cake and snacks.

This party is suitable for children who are already 4 or who are already in Junior Infants at school.
Bday Rocket

> €10.00 per child; minimum booking €100

> A €100 deposit is required to secure your booking and confirmed upon receipt. If more than 10 children attend, the remainder balance of €10 per extra child is payable on the day.

> Parties are offered twice a day on weekends, 11:30 – 13:30 OR 14:30 – 16:30, weekdays 14:30 – 16:30.

Party Food:

 > Hot food can be ordered from the kids’ menu of the Castle Cafe, food will be served in MakeSpace. This must be arranged with and paid directly to the Castle Café.

> Alternatively, you are more than welcome to bring in your own food from home which you can set-up in MakeSpace while the children are in the exhibit space. Don’t forget napkins and a knife for the cake!

Please note: Food cannot be brought in from a 3rd party vendor like McDonalds, Dominos, etc

Birthday Invites & Party Bags:Birthday Invitations

We have space themed birthday invites that we can email to you to either print at home and post or email to your guests.

We offer all birthday parties a 10% discount on the stock in our shop to fill your goodie bags with. (Note: We do not supply the party bags)

Birthday Party Posters