Sebby has been planning his birthday party since he missed out on one last year, thanks to lockdown.
We had been looking at activities online when we spotted Kids on Quadz parties in Bournemouth and from the moment he saw a video of it, he was sold!
We had booked it for his actual birthday, but in true COVID style, I got pinged by my app and had to isolate for 10 days. Thankfully, the guys at Kids on Quadz moved our booking to a new date with no issues at all.
Sebby’s other love is Grogu (Baby Yoda) and Percy Pigs, so I asked my friend Michelle from Sculpted Bakes to make him a percy pig flavour (raspberry) cake in the shape of the star wars character.
What I wasn’t planning on, was the rather bumpy country lane to the Kids on Quadz location, so if you are planning on an intricate cake, I would take this into consideration. Thankfully, Grogu arrived in one peace, thanks to Isaac literally holding his head in place!
Kids on Quadz is based near Bournemouth Airport. It has a small car park, offices and party rooms in converted storage containers, a good sized track and a viewing area with seats for the guests.
On arrival, you need to sign the waiver and get kitted up with balaclava’s, gloves and the all important helmet. Make sure you wear OLD clothes and shoes as you will get muddy!!
It is then on to the quad bikes, where they get a health and safety briefing before being shown how to drive the quads.
Sebby and his friends are at the lower end of the recommended age, but did really well. The instructors took them around the track in short stages to get them used to the machines and how they worked.
We were warned they would all crash and they were right – some ended up in the bushes, others hit the tyre walls, but no one got hurt and it was all part of the fun and created lots of banter as they all tried to out-do each other.
As their confidence grew, they got left to drive around the track on their own, although they were still supervised. The staff were brilliant at coaxing the more nervous kids and reigning in the over-confident ones (looks at big brother Isaac).
The kids had an hour on the track, with half an hour of training and half an hour of doing the laps. It was plenty of time for their first drive and all were shattered afterwards.
The party room caused lots of excitement too, as it is in an old container. You can take your own food, or pay for the food package which included a hot dog each for the kids, drinks and tasty finger food.
As the room was quite small, and with COVID rules, all the parents waited outside, but could possible just about squeeze in if it started to rain.
If you are looking for a birthday party with a difference, I can highly recommend Kids on Quadz. All the kids thoroughly enjoyed it and Eliza has already requested it for her birthday party in January – they are open all year round!!