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You will have a great old time with our pioneer themed birthday parties! Bake on a wood burning stove, churn fresh butter or build your own toy to take home! Your child will have a birthday that will go down in history at John Walter Museum.

Parties must be booked at least six weeks in advance. Book early to avoid disappointment! Payment for the program must be made at the time of booking.

Party Descriptions

Christmas Birthday Party (Ages 5-12)

Enjoy a unique and festive party for your child’s birthday during the holidays. Bake some Christmas goodies on a wood burning stove and play old fashioned games. Discover how Christmas gifts were different over 100 years ago, and make your own traditional gift as a take home Christmas craft.

Program Length: 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($220)

Available: November 9 to December 31

Maximum Group Size: 20 people, including parents and siblings (a minimum of 2 adults must stay with the children to assist with supervision)

Christmas Party Birthday Information Package

Old-Fashioned Baking Party (Ages 8-13)

Something smells great in Mrs. Walter's kitchen, and it's coming from the wood-burning stove! Spend your party creating a smorgasbord of birthday delights.

Choose any 3 of the following old-fashioned favourites:

  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Scones and Butter
  • Butterscotch Squares
  • Fudge
  • Cinnamon Buns
  • Brownies
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Muffins

Program Length: 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($220)

Maximum Group Size: 20 people, including parents and siblings (a minimum of 2 adults must stay with the children to assist with supervision)

Old-Fashioned Baking Birthday Information Package

Pioneer Birthday Party (Ages 6-12)

Ages: 6-12

Your child's birthday party will go down in history with a party that takes you back over 125 years! Celebrate with homemade baking, build an old-fashioned toy and play the games of yesterday.

Choose 1 activity from each list:

List A List B
Ice Cream Making Boat Building
Truffles Yarn Dolls
Cupcakes Thaumatropes
Cinnamon Buns Ring and Stick
Scones and Butter  
Cookies  


Program Length: 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($220)

Maximum Group Size: 20 people, including parents and siblings (a minimum of 2 adults must stay with the children to assist with supervision)

Pioneer Party Birthday Information Package

Preschool Pioneer Party (Ages 4-5)

Ages: 4-5

Children will have a great old time trying on old-fashioned costumes and playing party games of yesterday. They’ll bake cookies with a wood burning stove, make a simple toy, and try their hand at pioneer chores like washing Mr. Walter’s old wool socks!

Program Length: 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($220)

Maximum Group Size: 20 people, including parents and siblings (a minimum of 2 adults must stay with the children to assist with supervision)

Preschool Pioneer Party Birthday Information Package

Options

Add-ons must be confirmed and paid for at the time the birthday party booking is made. No refunds or additions will be accepted once the booking has been placed.

  • Birthday child will receive a free t-shirt
  • Extra t-shirts can be ordered for an additional fee
Effective until August 31, 2017

Each child in attendance at the party receives:

  • One 50% discount off a single admission to an attraction or fitness and leisure centre (when a second admission of equal or lesser value is purchased) 
Effective September 1, 2017

The birthday child will receive:

Party Booking Information

  • The minimum number of adults required for each party must stay with the group at all times to assist with supervision.
  • Additional guests above the maximum number of adults or children will be required to pay applicable admissions costs and will not be able to participate in the program activities.  
  • All fees, including optional additions (additional t-shirts), must be reserved and paid in full at the time of booking. No refunds or additions for add-ons will be accepted once the booking has been placed.
  • Program dates and times cannot be booked or held until payment is received.
  • Birthday parties must be pre-booked. No drop-in birthday parties will be permitted in the facility. You are welcome to use the grounds outside.

Book Your Party

Birthday parties are available year round, but space is limited. Parties must be booked at least 6 weeks in advance. Book early to avoid disappointment! Payment for the program must be made at the time of booking.

If you have any questions about our birthdays, call 780-442-1442 or email: cmsbirthdaybookings@edmonton.ca.

Cancellation Policy

  • You are required to provide written notice of cancellation of the birthday party via email at cmsbirthdaybookings@edmonton.ca.
  • Cancellations with 8-30 days' notice are subject to a fee of 50% of the program cost.
  • Programs cancelled with less than 7 days notice will be charged the full program fee.
  • Programs run rain or shine. In the event of poor weather, you must call 780-442-1442 or email cmsbirthdaybookings@edmonton.ca if you are not coming.

Birthday parties are a snap at City of Edmonton attractions and recreation centres.

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Telephone

780-442-1442

Email cmsbirthdaybookings@edmonton.ca

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