Booking Information

Number of children

The maximum total number of children for birthday party programmes is specified on the page for each party type. Please confirm with us 5 days before the party how many children you are expecting. The cost of the birthday party is for all children who participate in the activities, younger or older siblings who do not participate are welcome free of charge but will need to be included in your overall numbers. Please check details with us when finalising your numbers.

Supervision

Responsibility for the children remains with you. Please ensure you have sufficient adult helpers – for smooth running of the party we advise one adult is present for every five children. We ask you, as the party hosts, to stay at the party at all time. It is advisable to collect emergency contact telephone numbers for the children whose parents don’t stay at the party. 

Please note staff are provided to lead the birthday party activities. They are NOT there to control, manage or maintain discipline with any of the children. Should this become an issue with any of the children, this will be brought to the attention of the party organiser and it is their responsibility to deal with the child or children concerned.

Catering

Wycombe Museum can provide party catering. If you are interested in the Museum providing catering, please specify in your enquiry. You are also welcome to supply your own food. You will have access to a sink with drinking water and to the small staff kitchen in the main museum building if it is required. In fine weather we encourage parties to picnic in the Museum Gardens, although the party room will also be available. Please note you will need to provide plates/cups or lunch boxes for the party. 

Candles

The Museum operates a ‘no candles’ policy as we cannot have naked flames inside the Museum buildings. However you are welcome to take the cake outside in to the courtyard or gardens for the blowing out of the candles. Don’t forget matches!

Parking

We have a small car park at the rear of the Museum. We will reserve you one space in the car park but can’t guarantee what other spaces will be available on the day. Additional metered parking is available on the adjoining roads of The Greenway and Priory Avenue (The Greenway is charged at a cheaper rates).

Payment & Cancellation

A deposit of £80 is required in advance to confirm the booking. The remaining balance is due at least 48 hours before the party date. 3 weeks notice is required to cancel your booking, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable. Please note that our cancellation and deposit terms are different for Fox & Cubs Forest School Parties. Check here for details. 

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