Children’s birthday parties FAQs

Celebrate your child’s special day at The Postal Museum!

If you are interested in holding a party, please complete our website booking request form, or fill in and return the Birthday Party Booking Form (PDF). Birthday parties must be booked no less than 30 days before the event date.

Our parties cater for 8 year olds and under. This is based on the nature and suitability of the activities in Sorted!, our children’s play area.

Our birthday parties can host up to 30 children. Please refer to the booking form for full information.

Special Delivery (£500 + VAT)
The package is based on 20 children – you can invite less, but will still be charged the standard package rate. Alternatively you can add up to 10 more children at £15 per child.


Birthday parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please note we have limited availability for birthday parties during school holidays.

If you would like to hold your party during the week, we will do our best to accommodate. Please enquire at:

For the Special Delivery party, each party child receives their own lunch pack containing:

  • Cheddar cheese roll or honey roast ham roll
  • Pot of fresh grapes
  • Bag of crisps
  • Chocolate krispie cake
  • Bottle of milk, orange or apple juice or mini water bottle

These packs are made on site by the Counter Café staff.

You are able to build upon the Special Delivery package to make the party even more special. Please use our Birthday Party Booking Form to select extras for your party.

No outside food is allowed, other than a birthday cake which must be pre-arranged with us. You can order additional food via our Birthday Party Booking Form.

We will do our best to cater for any special dietary requirement, please let us know upon enquiring.

The birthday party package rate is £6.50 per child and £12.50 per adult. Upgrades to include a ride on the Mail Rail are subject to availability – please get in touch with us for more information.

A member of staff is included for the duration of the Special Delivery package but will need a helping hand of 1 adult per 3 children.

Food is not provided for adults unless you have pre-ordered adult catering on the Birthday Party Booking Form.

All elements of the party need to be confirmed upon booking. We are unable to accept any additional catering requirements on the day.

You can arrive 1 hour before the party starts to decorate the party room. The party can not start earlier or finish later than stated on the booking form.

Bags and presents can be brought into Sorted! If you book the Special Delivery package, they will need to be transferred up into the party room after your play slot. The museum also has lockers that you can use to store any belongings. The Postal Museum will not take responsibility for any lost or damaged items.

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