Birthday Parties

several telescope domes in the summer sun

Celebrate your birthday at Bayfordbury Observatory.

Try something different and celebrate among the stars.

What's included?

  • a planetarium show.
  • a tour of our telescopes including the possibility of using them (weather permitting).
  • choice of a talk or straw rocket making activity (activity recommended for under 8s).
  • small gift for birthday guest.


  • £15 per guest - minimum of 15 guests, maximum of 30 guests.
  • £30 optional extra 30 minutes to set out own food and decorations. Food can be eaten during the talk/before the activity.

Time slot options

Start times indicated below, a party will last approximately 2 hours.

If the option to bring own food is chosen, an additional 30 minutes will be added.

  • 10 am  to 12 pm (12.30 pm with food option).
  • 1 pm to 3 pm (3.30 pm with food option).
  • 4 pm to 6 pm (6.30 pm with food option).
  • 7 pm to 9 pm (9.30 pm with food option).


Please use the booking form to make a request.

For enquiries or to ask any questions, please email our Bayfordbury Education Officer lead, Mily Riley, at