“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.

science magic

Our astronomer and scientist staff will deliver an hour long, age-appropriate workshop based on science for juniors – alien slime mixing & making is scientifically proven to be magical!

The workshop is followed by a trip into the science exhibition, a Planetarium show appropriate for your children and a trail-tour around our C16th Castle.

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.  We can take a maximum of 25 children.

.Bday Rocket

Cosmic Birthdays

Astronomers and scientist staff will deliver an hour long, age-appropriate workshop based on aliens or rockets, exclusively for your guests.

The workshop is followed by a guided visit to the award winning interactive exhibit Cosmos at the Castle, complete with activities like a visit to our new Planetarium and our Pan Galactic Station!

After a tour of our C16th Castle, your party can have exclusive use of our MakeSpace room for your presents, cake and snacks.  We can take a maximum of 25 children.

costs & options

cost

Star people> €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 are attending, the remainder balance of €10 per extra child is payable on the day.

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 a knife for the cake!

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

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. Birthday Invitations

Goodie Bags

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