About Us

Our Kids Social (OKS) was set up and is run by Alice, Hannah and Jo who are pioneers of unique family events providing ‘a knees up with your nippers’ at iconic venues such as Manchester Monastery, The Refuge, Victoria Baths and Camp & Furnace.

OKS represents the things we love doing with our time outside of work – the things we want to do with our children and for them to enjoy: good music, an opportunity to be creative, socialising with adults and children, making new friends and building a community. We pop up at festivals and host birthday parties and family areas at events across the Northwest.

The OKS gang on the sofa


Our award winning big socials are centered around families having fun together and focus on great music and creativity. They are aimed at children aged 8 and under, and their families. Expect to find a combination of top DJs, family silent disco, arts and crafts, a licensed bar, sensory area, face painting, circus skills, junk modelling, story telling, forest school skills, dress up and family photo frame and much more. Our end of summer festival Happy Sundaze, our spooky socials at Halloween and our legendary NYE day knees up with your nippers in the heart of Manchester have become much loved events on the “kidchester” scene. Checkout our latest events.

Unique Children’s Parties

Does your little one love to dance, sing and create? Our famous silent disco parties get booked up way in advance so make your enquiries as soon as possible through our online enquiry form – with themed arts and crafts, a silent disco, party games, bubbles, fancy dress and photo frame, confetti cannon, dancefloor challenges all led by our party host through a microphone and with headsets available for adults too at no extra cost – there ain’t no party like and OKS party!

Kids doing the limbo


Our Kids Social also pop up at festivals and events with our popular interactive silent disco and glittering wheel of chance.
Led by a DJ, our silent disco is the only one of its kind 100% designed for families with dancefloor challenges (Limbo anyone?) and a kids and adults channel everybody gets to throw some shapes to their favourite tunes!

We are always on the look out for new venues and events so please get in touch at [email protected] if you have any suggestions!

Let us organise your event

Planning a family event? As experienced family event planners working with large companies such as Bruntwood, Ernst Young and Noma Manchester, we can put together a fun family programme to suit your company needs, from our unique family silent disco to themed arts and crafts, junk modelling, printing, circus skills, dj’s, performance artists, facepainters, toddler groups and much more – we have it covered and we will tailor our proposal to your brief. Get in touch at [email protected].