Book the best party idea ever, our Xbox Party bus is available in Darlington

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What do you get with this party?

Our party entertainment is unrivaled, we run our games as a coordinated competition of lots of rounds and keep the group entertained together. We don’t just let them get on with what they want to play individually (like a gaming lounge), they could play on their console by themselves at any opportunity, playing altogether in the same space at the same time against each other is simply the best birthday party idea out there!!

Our parties come with a choice of prize for the winner. You can also upgrade your prizes so everyone gets one, it could be a party bag (drawstring, shoulder or tablet bag), a specially designed mug or our very popular embroidered snapback caps. We do also give away badges and leaflets. After booking your Xbox Party, our booking confirmation will include party invitations for you to print off, these include age range checkboxes to ensure parents are informed about any age sensitive games you may intend to play at your party.

So what are you waiting for book the best party ever, then either put you feet up, spectate or join in 🙂

How many can we entertain?

This depends on the game type you choose. Our Minecraft party has a recommended maximum of 9 players. It is possible to invite 1 or 2 more but as some of the rounds can last 10-15 mins, that is quite a long time for a child to wait for their go, you can allow somebody to team up with another if they are not so confident with the controls.

Our Fifa League can entertain 8, 9, 10 or 11 players, A 9 player league can be completed in 60 mins, 11 player league will take 90 mins. We have also have a 16 player cup fixture that includes group stages, and finals etc. This format would require 8 players to be in the iBox and 8 outside the iBox.

Multiplayer Games are the most flexible. Multiplayer games mean that all the consoles & screens are linked together so that each player can race and battle against each other. If you want to contain all the children inside the iBox then the max number is 12 rotating through the 9 seats/screens. 9 is ideal as everybody gets to play all the time. If budget isn’t an issue, you can two iBox vehicles, this allows 18 players to race or battle against each other at the same time!!

Will our Party Bus fit outside?

Yes, our Party Bus fits on most driveways, if you don’t have a drive then we can park directly outside your home on the pavement. Our vehicles (slightly larger than the supermarket delivery vans) are 20′ (6m) long, 7′ (2.1m) wide and just under 10′ (3m) high. Due to the height if you have any overhanging branches, these may need to be trimmed to allow us to get through. We can also cope with slopes as we carry ramps to counter any inclines whichever way they slope. So all we need is a suitable space and access to one domestic power socket, we bring extension leads. If you still don’t have a suitable space or would rather host the party away from your home, check out these family party venues.

What about Party Food?

Option A: We have already teamed up with many family venues which offer kids party food, ample parking for parents dropping off their children. This option is completely fuss free as you simply turn up without having to worry about buying or preparing any food, we can find out which meal they want, then entertain them in the iBox. Kids meals cost between £4 and £6 per head. After finishing their allotted game time, they can be escorted them to their table, where their chosen meals will be ready and waiting for them. You then simply pay the venue directly for the kids meals, once finished you are free to go without worrying about cleaning up any mess.

Option B: Most people choose this option, if you are happy to cater for a kids party in your home, then this is the most cost effective way to combine food with our iBox entertainment. You purchase the amount of uninterrupted game time you want for your party, then you can add around 30 mins to feed the children either indoors or in your garden (weather permitting) before or after we’ve entertained the children.

Option C: Another new option is we park up outside your home, set up ready for the party, when the kids are dropped off, they go straight into the iBox, we will have practice rounds whilst waiting for all the children to arrive. Once they have all arrived we will get the competition under way. During the game time you have selected, we will break for 10-15 mins, to allow the kids to eat food you supply, we can time it with you so that once a game round has completed we pause the competition. It could be anything like Pizza or a Big Mac meal, we do insist that drinks are kept closed with either a lid or a sports cap. We would appreciate assistance with clearing up, as I’m sure you will understand the kids wont want to spend too long between games!! At the end of the party, the parents will collect their children from the iBox, then you can go back to your home having sustained no disruption whatsoever!!


Fantastic party for my 11 year old Son, said was his best party ever, all his friends had a great time too would highly recommend Thank You Tristan for a fab party!!

Andrea Jones-Mellor Avatar Andrea Jones-Mellor

I'd recommend everything about theibox for any birthday party or even a works do or just a get together it's been fantastic my son his friends & our family members of all different age group have had an amazing day... read more

Dee Bukhari Avatar Dee Bukhari

Review Kieran had a brilliant time at his 11th birthday party. Thank you

Sarah Corbishley Avatar Sarah Corbishley

everything was excellent

Tracey Lindsay Avatar Tracey Lindsay

Our party entertainment is often described as the ‘best party ever’, our aim is to deliver a memorable fun day for the kids and a stress free and relaxing experience for you. Xbox Birthday parties are the perfect way to entertain the children, the iBox has been putting smiles on faces since 2011, being the first of its kind in Europe. It differs from the US video game lounge as each player has their own HD screen and we coordinate the event as a group competition, leaving you time to relax and put your feet up, spectate or even join in if you like.

So what is the iBox?
The iBox is a self contained video game bus (20′ long) which can be hired out for various lengths of play time either at your home or at a family friendly venue. It’s kitted out with 9 x 27″ HD screens, Xbox’s and seats. This then enables 9 players to compete against each other in their favourite games at the same time, in the same battle, race or team event. You don’t need much imagination to guess that this is creates a lot of fun, and a lot of noise, we wouldn’t want it any other way. We have been established since 2011 and have vehicles already in the North West. We can now travel all over the Yorkshire to your location from our WF6 base covering all areas around Darlington including: Richmond, Middleton St George, Hurworth-on-Tees, Catterick, Colburn, Brompton on Swale, Great Burdon, Eastbourne, Blackwell, Mowden, Cockerton & Haughton Le Skerne.

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Fifa League Party

Fifa League. This will determine the ultimate Fifa player, our Fifa party is ideal for birthday parties or for a Junior Football team. The league holds a maximum of 11 players. Everybody plays everybody once, and just like the Premier League you score 3pts for a win, 1pt for a draw and 0pts for losing, goal difference counts, and the winner of our iBox league wins a choice of prize. A 9 player league will take 60 mins, an 11 player league will run for 90 mins. Any additional time left over can be used for a choice of multiplayer games. We can tailor your league to be Premier League Derbies or set it up as Internationals. You might of course insist on Leeds United.

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Multiplayer Parties

Multiplayer. The iBox is best suited to Multiplayer games such as Call of Duty, Black Ops, Halo, F1, Blur (click here to see all our games). Each game lasts for about 5-10 mins. It’s usually best to run each game for about 30 mins. Points are scored and the winner gets a choice of prize, we also have a Shop if you want to offer more than one prize. Fighting games are very popular with young children, it is not our responsibility to enforce any recommendations as it is entirely up to the parents. Our party invitations include age rated checkboxes so that all parents are given relevant information prior to the party. Please click here to see our info regarding Fortnite – Battle Royale (Fortnight).

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Minecraft Party

Minecraft parties are very popular with younger children (ages 7 upwards), it is also a party that suits girls too. We have created a series of challenges to test your little creative builder. Whoever finishes the challenge first scores higher points. There are also building challenges and a creative challenge, these rounds are judged and points awarded. The minecraft party runs for about 45 – 60 mins depending on age and ability, this then allows us to utilise any left over game time on a selection of Multiplayer games. The player with the most points wins a choice of prize.

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Wedding Entertainment

Our Wedding entertainment is perfect for your day. It will keep large numbers of children entertained with a variety of video games in a separate safe place, leaving you the time and the space to enjoy your special day.

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Planning your Party

New to all this? Find out how best to plan your party. How many children can we invite? How big is our Party Bus? Which games can we play? How to combine food with the iBox? Click here to have all those questions answered.

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Prizes & Party Bags

Our parties are run as a competition, a choice of prize is given to the winner. Should the Birthday Boy or Girl miss out on the top spot, extra prizes can be purchased. You can also select any of the prizes as party gifts for your guests.

Kids Parties in the Darlington & County Durham area

it’s the best party!

I just want to say a huge thank you from myself and Sonnie!!! In his words it was EPIC!! He had a fantastic time and it’s the best party! You were fab with the children and Sonnie said you were really kind!!!

the perfect party for their child!

Absolute must for any parent trying to arrange the perfect party for their child! Dave was brilliant, patient and really interacted with all the kids! Thank you for such a fantastic service!

stress free for parents!

I’ve had a couple of Ibox parties for my sons.. And I would highly recommend! Well organised, excellent service and stress free for parents!

Well worth it & value for money

Thank you to David & Ben for a great party for my 13 yr old son & his friends. They had a great time playing against each other.Well worth it & value for money

This is the best idea ever

My son was over the moon when the van turned up. Dave was fantastic with the kids I loved the atmosphere in the van. I couldn’t of asked for a better party for my son thank you so much xx

Absolutely fantastic

Oliver had his 8th birthday party today .. Him and all his friends loved the minecraft party . Ben is brilliant with the kids . Would highly recommend him ! The van looks pretty cool too !!!


If organising and hosting parties from your home is not your preferred choice, the iBox is offering alternative family venues to help make the whole experience as convenient and stress free as possible. We are increasing the list of venues all the time, so please contact us if there is not one located conveniently to you.

Each venue offers a choice of hot kids meals, drinks and desserts. The venues have been selected as family friendly and would of course welcome parents to stay for the duration of the party. Each venue offers ample parking.

Want to get your Venue on this page??
Please contact Ben on 07966 360 880 or email