Birthdays at the Castle!

“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: 4 – 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 the 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 already 4 or who are already in Junior Infants at school.  We can take a maximum of 25 children.

Cosmic Birthdays: 7 – 12 years | 2 Hours

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 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 reminder balance of €10 per extra child is payable on the day.

Party Food

  • The Castle Cafe can provide kids meals at an additional cost of €6.00/child. Options include homemade chicken goujons, chips or pizza 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)