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Host a Birthday at Whoa! Studios

Birthdays at Whoa! Studios are a creative, and fun experience for kids and adults alike.  Enjoy a entertainment and let the kids blow off steam in the Urban Playground while the parents enjoy delicious food and beverages from The Grounds Restaurant.

Our restaurant and venue also now require guests to verify their vaccination status for all eligible guests. More information on our current requirements can be found here.

Creative Play Party

$39 per Child Includes:

(For 8 - 12 Children) 

•A Face Painter or Balloon Twister for 1 hour duration  

•All day access to the Urban Playground

•A Kids Meal at The Grounds restaurant

Face Painting: Let our skilled face painters transform you into a work of art. Rainbows and unicorns; superheroes and swords- you name it, our painters can paint it! Our face painters are highly skilled professionals who use top quality hypoallergenic, FDA approved, palm oil free face paint, suitable for use on children over two years and adults. Face painting is the perfect addition to any party and you know you’re in the right hands with our talented artists.
Balloon Twisters: Decorate, accentuate, celebrate. Balloon creations are a fun and funky way to bring some extra joy to your celebration. Our artist will fashion a magical creation for each party guest to take home. We use only Qualatex Balloons made from biodegradable and photodegradable natural latex.  


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The Grounds Restaurant can provide dedicated spaces for various sized parties.  For parties of up to 22 people, access to our Private Dining space is provided for a 2 hour period. Please note this space attracts a minimum table spend of $500.00 (including child meals). 

Larger parties will have the option of using our Mezzanine space which seats up to 60 guests.  This space attracts a minimum table spend of $1000.00 (incl. child meals) for a 2 hour time window for dining.  If you'd like to hire the Mezzanine for a longer time, in order to decorate and/or have extended time for your party, this area may be hired for $500.00+gst for upto 4hrs.

Note: External food/catering is not permitted onto site.  If you'd like to bring a birthday cake - this isn't a problem and a cakeage fee applies.

Fantasy Party

$45 per Child Includes:
(For 10- 15 Children) 

•A Fantasy Character telling stories & playing games (1hr) 

•All day access to the Urban Playground

•A Kids Meal at The Grounds restaurant

Choose your favourite fairytale or fantasy characters for an enchanting hour of interactive games, stories, makeovers, wish making, bubbles and dancing. Our fairies will take you on a journey to the bottom of the garden, our pirates will ferry you across the high seas, our princesses will twirl you around the ballroom and our superheroes take you through superhero boot camp!

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The Grounds restaurant at Whoa! Studios, by Award-Winning Executive Chef Ben Bayly, produces wholesome, healthy and fresh food daily. We want your birthday memories to include healthy entertainment, play and food experiences. Children's meals are served as a banquet style in the middle of the table for the children to pick and choose what they would like.  View Kids Birthday Menu here.Kids Birthday and Park

Our restaurant is extremely busy during peak times and therefore we also suggest a set menu for Adults as well to ensure timely service for larger groups.  

Additional Pricing:
Additional Kid’s Lunch (not part of package):   $23.50 per child
Adult’s Lunch:  $0-45.00 per adult. View Set Menu here.

Please Note All food costs are to be paid to The Grounds on the day of the party.  This way you can add any additional food items and this will be charged with your final food package bill.

The Cheshire Cat's Smile Will Reopen in March 2022

A colourful show based on the characters of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland', The Cheshire Cat's Smile is a fun -filled musical featuring original and international music, puppetry and visual effects.  A follow on show from the popular 'Mad Hatter's Funk', the Cheshire Cat's Smile is an uplifting show that'll have you singing along and smiling for days after.

The Cheshire Cat's story is a revealing tale of how the usually self-assured and cheerful March Hare finds himself the target of the Cheshire Cat’s bullying and just what’s behind it. The Cheshire Cat’s Smile, shares insights into the unhealthy cycle of bullying and focuses on how to create healthy boundaries with bullies.

Suited to children 3-12 

Shows will run from Late March to Mid-June and during this time we'll be offering a Show and Party Package for $39.00 per child.



Request a Birthday Booking

Our shows change regularly and typically run throughout the School Holidays.  Our next show will open in March 2022.

We really love helping to celebrate children's birthday parties.  To help us check availability, provide us some information about your child and party requirements on the form below. 

Once your booking availability is confirmed, you will be contacted to confirm final numbers and pay for your Entertainment Package (per Child) via credit card over the phone. This deposit secures your overall booking.


Complete the form below and we'll be in touch to discuss your options.


We require 72 hours cancellation in writing prior to your event should you need to change the date.  If your cancellation is received 48-hours before your party, this will result in a 50% forfeit of your deposit, and 100% deposit forfeit if received within 24 hours (also applied to No-Shows).  However we recognise life's messy(particularly since Covid-19) so we also allow 1 rescheduling your booking within 30 Days to retain your deposit.
Should a Government Imposed (Level 3 or 4) Lockdown occur in Auckland, which impacts your party, we will refund 100% of your deposit.

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