“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 older birthday parties.
Science Magic: 5 – 6 Years | 2 Hours
Our astronomer and scientist staff will deliver an hour long, age-appropriate workshop based on science for juniors – mixing and 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 using a treasure map.
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 turning 5 or 6 and who are already in Junior Infants/Senior Infants at school. We recommend a maximum of 15 children at a party for 5 or 6 year old children. Please note that any younger siblings, relatives or friends must be supported by an adult.
Cosmic Birthdays: 7 – 12 years | 2 Hours
Astronomers and scientist staff will deliver an hour long, age-appropriate workshop based on aliens (all ages) or rockets (for ages 9 and up), 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 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
- €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.
- The Castle Cafe can provide kids meals. Options include homemade chicken goujons and chips with squash 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.
- Please note: Food cannot be brought in from a 3rd party vendor like McDonalds, Dominos, etc
Birthday Invitations & Goodie Bags
We have space themed birthday invites that we can email to you to as full-size images to either print and post at home or to email to your guests. We also 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)