For your party at Penistone Leisure Centre, you will have exclusive use of the main hall, party room and kitchen. Most people use the main hall for skating, but we have also had football parties, bouncy castles, pedal cars, DJs and even zorbing balls.
Included is: skate hire for everyone (adults too!), party room set up with tables, chairs and tablecloths, party crockery, CDs, sound system and disco lights if you want them (these are best if it is dark outside). We can put out beginner mats if you will have people who might need a softer, slower surface to start skating on. There will be a staff member present throughout your party, to set up, hand out skates and ensure everything runs smoothly.
Bring your own party food, cake, balloons and decorations.
There is a maximum of 50 skaters at a skating party (spectators are not included in the numbers).
Parties cost £75 for 2 hours. We also give you 30 mins before to set-up and 30 mins at the end to pack away.
The kitchen has a sink and fridge freezer. A kettle, mugs, tea bags, coffee, milk and sugar are available. Drinks are 50p each, please pay at the end. Alternatively you can bring your own drinks and just use our kettle and mugs for free.
The party room can seat up to 50 children at tables, chairs and benches. There are 60 plastic plates (enough to lay food out on as well as one for each child). Also 30 plastic bowls, 50+ plastic cups, 2 jugs and plastic tablecloths to cover all of the tables in bright green pattern. There is not plastic cutlery. We encourage you to use the reusable tableware to save waste and ask that you take any rubbish with you.
On Party Day
Our party staff member will set out your room as you want it (please let us know numbers in advance) and will set up disco lights and beginner mats if you want them. The staff member will stay throughout your party to hand out skates and help to fit them (as in public sessions) and help to tidy up at the end. They will also be a first aider and will be able to assist with the smooth running of your party. You can arrive up to ½ hr before the party starts so you can set out food and get yourself organised. Bring any balloons, banners or bunting that you want to use to decorate the room. Please use blue-tak not sellotape, as sellotape pulls off the paint, and stick it to the woodwork if possible. Also, no silly string or any paints or dyes that will damage the centre.
At the end, please help to tidy the building for the next people:
- Wipe the tablecloths and kitchen worktops
- Wash, dry and put away the plates, mugs etc.
- Take any rubbish, recycling, balloons and banners etc.
The party staff member will tidy the rest of the centre, although help is always appreciated.
Booking your Party
Our party times are 4-6pm Friday, 3-5pm and 6-8pm Saturday and 3:30-5:30pm Sunday. Other times are sometimes available in holidays, daytimes or Sundays, but there are no other times after school. The party slots can sometimes be made a bit shorter or longer, depending on what else is booked. Please note that the gym is open on Fridays and so there could be people coming through to use it during your party.
Paying for your party
We ask for a £20 deposit. Please either bring £20 cash/cheque into the centre or post a cheque (payable to Sporting Penistone) to Penistone Leisure Centre, Thurlstone Road, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 9EF. Please label it with your name and the date and time of your party. You can also pay the deposit online. Your deposit will be returned when the leisure centre is clean and tidy at the end of the party.
Please bring £75 in cash when you arrive for your party and give it to the staff member.
All activities at parties are undertaken at your own risk.
Food is brought, prepared and consumed at your own risk.
Parties in sessions
If you have 12 or less children, there is an option to have a party within a public session. These are 4-5:45pm Wednesdays, 8-10pm Fridays (children in school years 7-10), 12-2pm Saturdays and 10am-12 Sundays. It is essential you let us know in advance so we can set up a reserved table for you in the party room and make sure we keep enough places in the session. (Session numbers are capped at 50 skaters for safety reasons). You will not have access to the kitchen for food preparation as it will be in use as the tuck shop, but you can bring sandwiches and a birthday cake if you wish. The price is the usual £2/head that is paid in public sessions plus £15, as we will employ a teenager to make drinks, sell snacks and tidy up. We did not initially charge extra than the entrance fee, but have found that parties in sessions create a lot of extra work for volunteers. Please fill in the party enquiry form, email us or phone/text 07526 253100 to let us know if you are coming.
Our Special Event Parties
These are parties run by volunteers, where you can just buy tickets and turn up. The parties are on skates, with games and party food and are run in some holidays (Halloween and Christmas so far). We use them to raise money for our funds – and also because everyone has a brilliant time! Adults can spectate for free but these parties are not suitable for non-skating younger children as the parties are busy and there is not space to run around safely. But why let the children have all the fun? Both adults and children are welcome to dress up and skate!
The Mad Hatter’s Skating Fair Trade Tea Party 2017
Sunday 12th February 2017 3:30-5:30pm. Included fair trade themed skating games, fancy dress (optional), afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones and Fairtrade cakes. See the pictures on our Mad Hatter’s Skating Fairtrade tea party page.
Christmas Party 2016
Our Christmas Party was on Wednesday 21st December and included a visit From Santa, Mrs Santa and an elf, skating games, party food, craft activities and lots of skating with the disco lights on.
The Halloween Party was on Thursday 27th October 3:30-5:30pm 2016. The price of £5 included skates, spooky games, scary party food and a fancy dress parade with prizes.
We had a great Christmas skating party on 23rd December 2015
Look at the pictures from our own Halloween skating party on 31st October 2015.