How about planning a charitable birthday party this year

Charitable birthday party

How many kids birthday parties did you take your kids to in last few months? It’s possible that you lost count. Nevertheless, celebrating birthdays is a very big part of growing up. Beginning from party decoration idea, your new birthday outfit, best birthday party places in Melbourne/pizza place/party-decorators /gymnasium/play-zone/tree house, etc. OH and all the presents! What could be more thrilling?

Teaching our children that giving gifts is just as great as receiving is sometimes a tough lesson that falls on little deaf ears. But once they grasp the concept, the lesson may last a lifetime. So instead of filling your child’s already overstuffed toybox, consider making the next birthday party more meaningful by adding in Charitable Birthday Parties ideas. Here are some steps and party ideas to help you:

Birthday Gifting ideas

  1. Talk about it. Have some conversations with your kids about the blessings in their lives, the needs of others in our community and what can be done to help them. Get them thinking about simple ways they can help.
  2. What does your child care about? Maybe its animals, the elderly, homelessness or hunger. Help your child select a charity that is meaningful to them.
  3. Research. Once you and your child select the charity of choice, give them a call or check their website to determine needs. Don’t make assumptions. Find out specifically what would be of help to them. Many non-profits have suggestions and wish lists on Melbourne homeless centre.
  4. Invite. Here’s some sample wording for inclusion on the invitation to explain:
    1. Let’s celebrate JoAnn’s love for animals! In lieu of gifts, please bring a bag of your favourite pet food for donation.
    2. Edward would like us to use this special occasion to help the homeless. Please bring new or gently used sheets, towels and bedding for Ozanam House
    3. Veronica wants to share her birthday with the kids at Green Town Orphan! Please bring a new children’s book for donation to its childcare center.
  5. Close the Loop. After the party, take your child to deliver the donation. It will truly make the gifts they’ve shared real.

Charity Birthday games ideas

Children birthday parties are incomplete without children entertainer, instead of pin the tail on the donkey, movies or kickball, consider an activity specific to the charity of choice. Be sure its age appropriate and enjoyable for everyone attending. Here are some suggestions:

  • Create care packages for people serving in the military
  • Make dog treats
  • Stuff teddy bears for donation to the local children’s hospital
  • Decorate reusable grocery bags
  • Plant a tree
  • Bake cookies for the homeless shelter
  • Volunteer as a group – walk dogs at a local rescue, play with children at a family shelter, entertain residents of a retirement home, etc.

 Next time you plan a birthday party do give it a thought.

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”


We can help plan your kids Birthday party /Event

The Funpad can help make your child’s birthday even more special by providing entertainment at your child’s birthday party. The Funpad is a fully refurbished double-decker bus, fitted with the highest quality soft play equipment that comes to YOU, wherever you are, rain, hail or shine. Fully climate controlled, The FunPad provides you with a safe, unique and fun entertainment option, designed for children 3-12 years.

Give teachers a well-deserved rest!!  Let us share some load.
The Funpad provides a unique incursion experience that can entertain kids for hours.
Explore, Discover, Grow
● Developing core skills of movement enhances confidence, flexibility and coordination; all while the kids are having fun and being active.
● Movement can also play an important role when kids are learning and growing. It assists with concentration, focus and engagement along with building their self-esteem.

 Happy parents, happy party guests, happy you

  • Corporate are always looking for options for family events where kids can play safely. The Funpad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board. This gives parents a rest or the chance to look around and enjoy the event, knowing the children are being well supervised and are safe.
  • Guest can also have peace of mind as kids are burning their energy on the bus rather than keeping their parents engaged

Are you looking for a unique entertainment option for your youngest guests?

● The FunPad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board.
● Children will be able to play the day/night away.
● Full time supervisor on board minding the kids, keeping them engaged and managing the queues by sending them on rotation basis in a group of 20 kids at a time

Give a unique wedding entertainment option for your youngest guests!!

  • Make your party a special one by giving both kids and parents time to enjoy with their friends.
  • The FunPad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board for hours.
  • Children will be happily occupied in a safe environment, under supervision.

For Birthday bookings on weekends you can check availability and book online

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For School and other events, please contact

Funpad on 0485867861 or


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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I book The FunPad Bus?

For Birthday Bookings on weekend, you can book it yourself online at our booking page. You can book in 3 easy steps
1. On our bookings page, choose the date and time you wish to host your event.
2. If the time slot is available, proceed through the online booking system.
3. If your preferred date and/or time is not available or you require a longer booking time, please telephone our office on

For Events or any other booking please contact us at info@thefunpad.com.au or call us on 0485867861

Does the bus drive around as part of the party?

No, The FunPad remains stationary for the entirety of the party or event.

How does it work for Events/Fetes/Charity?

● Event organizers can hire the Funpad for the duration of the event (minimum 3 hours).

● We manage the queue by letting in 20 kids at a time for 5-10 mins on rotation basis.

● Costs are determined by the travel distance plus the hourly hire rate.

● The Funpad can then be a FREE activity for children – Or – to cover costs, charge an entry fee, say $2.00 – $5.00.

● We can attend your event for the entirety of your celebration or only part of it.

● The choice is yours with packages tailored to your specific needs.



Does your Staff has working with children Check ?

Yes, all our staff have working with children check

How does it work for Birthday Parties ?

We arrive 5-10 mins early to park and set up the bus, Kids enter by sanitizing their hands and the driver/host tells them the rules and introduces what’s inside the bus. Kids explore the bus for the first few minutes and then the driver starts playing games/activities to keep the kids engaged while they are on the bus. 

Do you have aircondition in the bus ?

Yes, The Funpad bus is fully airconditioned and self-powered, so no need to provide the power source. 

Whats inside the Bus?

The Funpad is jam-packed with certified soft play equipment and is sure to entertain. some of the things kids find inside are 

● Block buster
● Log ramps
● Ball pit
● Secret caves
● Monkey bars
● Punching bags
● Triangle deck climbs
● Web platforms
● Bouncy web tube
● Horizontal squeeze rollers
● Cavern crawl
● Spider bungee maze
● Jumbo slide
● Vertical squeeze
● Dance floor/disco
● Soft play shapes
● Pothole run

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