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Weekends VS. Midweek | Which Day Is Better For Children's Parties?

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

Since social restrictions have ended, the children's entertainment industry has become more busy than ever before. As a result we are finding more parents are opting to go for a midweek party slot instead of the traditional weekend. Because children were unable to have a live party during lockdown, we're taking more enquiries than ever for live entertainment.

Comparing Weekends and Midweek: Determining the Best Day for Children's Parties

So, you might be asking yourself which time slot is more ideal? Do you want to go for a weekend slot or are you looking to try out a weekday slot instead? There's a big misconception that weekends are obviously the best because that's when no one is at school or work. While that is true, there are a few factors you need to take into account. Don't worry because we'll break down everything you need to know.

Entertainment Availability!

The closer the date is for your children's party, the more likely your ideal entertainment will already be booked. This is especially true during weekends. Weekends are easily the busiest time slots for us. We're far less likely to be fully booked within the middle of the week. In short, expect the entertainment to be fully booked on a weekend slot rather than a midweek one.

Prices Of Venues Vary!

Most parents opt to book a venue or a village hall to run their children's party instead of having it at home. While there is nothing wrong with this, expect the prices to be increased on weekends. Most venues know weekends are going to be their busiest time. As a result they increase the cost of hiring them out on a weekend. Because venues don't expect bookings in the centre of the week, this can help you secure a location at a lower cost.

The Number Of Guests Attending Can Be Affected!

As we mentioned beforehand, everyone instantly makes the assumption their guests will be free on the week. While this might be true for some families, there are other parents who might have already made plans with their children beforehand. Likewise, there are other families who might be too exhausted from the week to do anything on the weekend. You get the idea. If you decide to have a midweek party in the late afternoon, parents who have just picked up their kids from school might attend to have a relaxing evening after a busy day.

Which Is Better?

The fact of the matter is both midweek and weekend party slots have their pros and cons. On the one hand, availability might be more likely in the middle of the week. On the other hand, you might not have time to organise a party unless it's a weekend. The choice is up to you. As the largest children's entertainment, we've performed thousands of parties for midweek & weekend parties. We'll do our best to make sure you have a hassle free experience with us.

If you would like to talk with us about securing your children's entertainment, all you need to do is fill in the enquiry form below and we will get back to you with a no obligation consultation. Or you may call us directly on 0333 301 3002. Thank you for taking the time to read today's blog. We look forward to speaking with you soon.


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