Birthday Parties

Birthday party policies

You must follow the policies below for birthday parties:

  • All food and drinks must remain in the party room.
  • You must pay for the party upon arrival.
  • You, the host, will be charged for any significant damage to the party room or site.

Party prices include all applicable taxes and gratuities.

Birthday party packages

Birthday parties are very popular and space is limited

  • Book your party early to avoid disappointment.
  • Decorating varies from site to site; inquire at the time of booking.

 

Parties at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

For bookings and information contact:
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
900 Woodward Ave.
Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7N2 ‎
Phone: 905-546-4797‎
steammuseum@hamilton.ca

Inspired by the museum’s famous Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer days lets children:

  • Ride on a miniature train throughout the property.
  • Learn about steam power and how it was used to power stationary engines like the pumphouse and create motive power used for trains.
  • Make a train themed craft and get their own whistle to take home.

Ages: 3 to 12

Available: May to October

Capacity: n/a

Duration: 2 hours

Facilities: n/a

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $250 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child to a maximum of 25 children $25
4 adults Free
Each additional adult $5

This hands-on program allows children to learn how water was pumped into Hamilton in 1859. Children will:

  • Pump water, using piping and filters to make sure the water always stays clean.
  • Make a “mini environment” at the museum to see the different states of water and how the earth replenishes itself every day.
  • Tour the 1859 waterworks and see the 70-ton steam engines that Hamilton used to pump water for the city over 140 years ago.
  • Make a program-related craft to take home.

Ages: 3 to 12

Available: Year-round

Capacity: 40 guests

Duration: 2 hours

Facilities: Use of party room for one hour, includes tables, chairs and a small kitchenette

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $180 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child to a maximum of 25 children $18
4 adults Free
Each additional adult $5

This program allows children to explore and build things while learning how they work, why they are built the way they are and how much fun they can be. Children will:

  • Build and decorate a small catapult to take home.
  • Tour of the 1859 Waterworks and see how strong structures are built and how steam engines work.

Ages: 5 to 14

Available: Year-round

Capacity: 40 guests

Duration: 2.5 hours

Facilities: Use of party room for one hour, includes tables, chairs and a small kitchenette

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $180 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child to a maximum of 25 children $18
4 adults Free
Each additional adult $5

If your child likes arts and crafts then this is the program for you! Children will:

  • Learn about the art of metal casting and create moulds and plaster castings of items they decorate and take home.
  • Take part in demonstrations and an interactive tour of how the steam engines were built and worked to create a new city. 

Ages: 4 to 14

Available: Year-round

Capacity: 40 guests

Duration: 2 hours

Facilities: Use of party room for one hour, includes tables, chairs and a small kitchenette

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $180 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child to a maximum of 25 children $18
4 adults Free
Each additional adult $5

 

Parties at Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

For bookings and information contact:
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
64 Sulphur Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1L8
Phone: 905-648-8144
fieldcote@hamilton.ca

We offer birthday party programs with an arts twist. Package includes:

  • Instructions and supplies for each child to make a take-home craft.
  • Topics include texture boxes, paper quilt making and many others.
  • Use of the grounds at Fieldcote. This seven acre property with its gardens, woodland and winding trail provides a beautiful setting for any outdoor activities you might wish to include.

Ages: 6 to 14

Available: Year-round

Capacity: 20 guests

Duration: 2 hours

Facilities: Use of party room for one hour, includes tables, chairs and a small kitchenette

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $180 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child to a maximum of 15 children $18
4 adults Free
Each additional adult $2.75/ per adult

 

Parties at Dundurn Castle

For bookings and information contact:
Dundurn National Historic Site
610 York Boulevard
Hamilton, Ontario, L8R 3E7
Phone: 905-546-2872
dundurn@hamilton.ca

Celebrate your birthday at Dundurn Castle just as Sophia and Minnie MacNab may have with Victorian games.

  • Children begin their visit by opening up a carpet bag and choosing the first game they will play in the house.
  • As they explore the castle, the children play a game on each floor. 

Ages: 4 to 7

Available: January to mid-November

Capacity: n/a

Duration: 2 hours

Facilities: Use of party room for one hour, includes tables, chairs. Guests are responsible for providing their own food.

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $180 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child to a maximum of 15 children $18
2 adults Free
Each additional adult $7.50

Come and celebrate your birthday this year at Dundurn Castle by trying your hand at some of the tasks 19th century children were employed to do. Children will:

  • Make a traditional recipe in the historic kitchen with the cook.
  • Try a variety of chores that servants were responsible for in the 19th century such as sweeping out the barn, cleaning shoes or polishing silver. 

Ages: 7 to 12

Available: January to June, September to mid-November

Capacity: n/a

Duration: 3 hours; 2 hour program followed by 1 hour room rental

Facilities: Use of party room for one hour, includes tables, chairs. Guests are responsible for their own food.

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $220 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child to a maximum of 14 children $22
2 adults Free
Each additional adult $7.50

During the summer months Dundurn Castle offers a Garden Party package. Package includes:

  • Interactive tour of Dundurn Castle with mini-games throughout the tour
  • Walk through our historic kitchen garden

Ages: 7+

Available: July and August

Capacity: n/a

Duration: 3 hours; 2 hour program followed by 1 hour room rental

Facilities: Use of coach house for one hour or picnic pavilion to have food and open gifts. Guests are responsible for providing their own food.

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $220 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child to a maximum of 14 children $22
2 adults Free
Each additional adult $7.50

 

Parties at The Hamilton Military Museum

For bookings and information contact:
The Hamilton Military Museum
610 York Boulevard
Hamilton, Ontario L9C 3J8 ‎
Phone: 905-546-2872
military@hamilton.ca

During the War of 1812 British Soldiers were stationed at Burlington Heights where the museum now sits. Celebrate your birthday like a solider this year at the Hamilton Military Museum. 

  • Discover what it was like to be soldier by trying on uniforms, learning military drills, and handling equipment. 

Ages: 4 to 12

Available: January to mid-November

Capacity: n/a

Duration: 2 hours; 1 hour program followed by 1 hour room rental

Facilities: Use of party space for one hour to have food and open gifts. Guests are responsible for providing their own food.

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $180 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child to a maximum of 15 children $18
2 adults Free
Each additional adult $3

 

Parties at Battlefield House Museum & Park

For bookings and information contact:
Battlefield House Museum & Park
77 King Street West
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 1H9
Phone: 905-662-8458
battlefield@hamilton.ca

Battlefield House Museum was the home of James and Mary Gage and their ten children in the early 1800s. The family welcomed many travellers, visitors, family members and friends to their home for meals and a place to stay. Children will:

  • Dress up in reproduction historic clothing.
  • Bake a traditional dessert by the open hearth and learn about what life was like for children two hundred years ago.
  • Play an old-fashioned game and have the option to make a historic craft.
  • Visit the 100-foot tall Battlefield Monument is included, weather permitting. 

Ages: 5 to 12

Available: January to November

Capacity: n/a

Duration: 2.5 hours

Facilities: Use of party space for one hour to have food and open gifts. Guests are responsible for providing their own food.

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $180 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child to a maximum of 25 children $18
4 adults Free
Each additional adult $5

Children begin their party by dressing up in reproduction soldier’s tunics and experience what a soldier’s life was like two hundred years ago during the War of 1812. Package includes:

  • Baking a traditional dessert in the historic kitchen.
  • Playing an old-fashioned game
  • Visiting the 100-foot tall Battlefield Monument, weather permitting. 

Ages: 5 to 12

Available: January to November

Capacity: n/a

Duration: 2.5 hours

Facilities: Use of party space for one hour to have food and open gifts. Guests are responsible for providing their own food.

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $180 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child to a maximum of 25 children $18
4 adults Free
Each additional adult $5

 

Parties at Whitehern Historic House & Garden

For bookings and information contact:
Whitehern Historic House & Garden
41 Jackson Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1L3
Phone: 905-546-2018
whitehern@hamilton.ca

Take a trip back in time through Whitehern’s grand front door. Meet the McQuesten family through photograph’s and stories. Children in the past enjoyed playing games and eating ice cream as much as the kids of today. Children will:

  • Explore the family home and the cook’s quarters set in 1939
  • Visit the stable and churn an old-fashioned bucket of vanilla ice cream
  • Play old fashioned games

Ages: 8+

Available: Year-round

Capacity: Maximum of 15 children and 5 adults

Duration: 2 hours (1 hour program + 1 hour Stable rental)

Facilities: Use of the stable for food, opening gifts and playing ‘Bear Bean Bag Toss’ game. The Stable includes use of dishes, cutlery, tables, chairs, refrigerator and microwave. Guests are responsible for providing their own food.

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $180
Each additional child to a maximum of 15 children $18
3 adults FREE
Each additional adult to a maximum of 5 adults $5

If you are interested in having more participants, please call to discuss rental options.

It’s a 1939-style birthday party! Children will:

  • Explore the family home and the cook’s quarters set in 1939
  • Play traditional party games (games and activities will vary according to the age of participants and weather)

Ages: 5+

Available: Year-round

Capacity: Maximum of 15 children and 5 adults

Duration: 2 hours (1 hour program + 1 hour Stable rental)

Facilities: Use of the stable for food, opening gifts and playing ‘Bear Bean Bag Toss’ game. The Stable includes use of dishes, cutlery, tables, chairs, refrigerator and microwave. Guests are responsible for providing their own food.

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $180 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child to a maximum of 15 children $18
3 adults Free
Each additional adult to a maximum of 5 adults $5

If you are interested in having more participants, please call to discuss rental options.

Come and search for hidden teddy bears in the McQuesten family home and the cook’s quarters set in 1939. Children will:

  • Enjoy an Eye-Spy activity looking for bears in the house and the cook’s quarters set in 1939.
  • Bring their own bears
  • Make a bear craft
  • Play a bear-themed game in the Stable

Ages: 5 to 7

Available: Year-round

Capacity: Maximum of 15 children and 5 adults

Duration: 2 hours (1 hour program + 1 hour Stable rental)

Facilities: Use of the stable for food, opening gifts and playing ‘Bear Bean Bag Toss’ game. The Stable includes use of dishes, cutlery, tables, chairs, refrigerator and microwave. Guests are responsible for providing their own food.

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $180
Each additional child to a maximum of 15 children $18
3 adults Free
Each additional adult to a maximum of 5 adults $5

If you are interested in having more participants, please call to discuss rental options.

Dress-up in your best party frock and take a trip back in time through Whitehern’s grand front door. Meet the McQuesten family through photograph’s and stories and learn about tea time traditions. Children will:

  • Explore the family home and the cook’s quarters set in 1939
  • Visit the Stable to create one-of-a-kind beaded spiral bracelets and try a cup of tea in a china teacup of your choice (using your best manners, of course!)

Ages: 6 to 13

Available: Year-round

Capacity: Maximum of 15 children and 5 adults

Duration: 2 hours (1 hour program + 1 hour Stable rental)

Facilities:  Use of The Stable includes use of tea cups & saucers, dishes, cutlery, tables, chairs, refrigerator and microwave. Guests are responsible for providing their own food.

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $180
Each additional child to a maximum of 15 children $18
3 adults Free
Each additional adult to a maximum of 5 adults $5/ per adult

If you are interested in having more participants, please call to discuss rental options.

Have a bear-themed party for your wee one’s birthday! This party is geared for young children, whose parents stay on site. Children will:

  • Enjoy an Eye-Spy activity looking for bears in the house
  • Bring their own bears
  • Play a bear-themed game in the Stable

Ages: 2 to 5

Available: Year-round

Capacity: Maximum of 30 people

Duration: 4 hours (1/2 hour program + 3 1/2 hour Stable rental)

Facilities: Use of the stable for food, opening gifts and playing ‘Bear Bean Bag Toss’ game. The Stable includes use of dishes, cutlery, tables, chairs, refrigerator and microwave. Guests are responsible for providing their own food.

Number of people Cost
Flat rate – Maximum 30 people $200

This birthday party is considered a rental with a program component and is longer than Whitehern’s other birthday parties.

 

Hamilton Children’s Museum

For bookings and information contact:
Hamilton Children's Museum
1072 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8M 1N6  
Phone: 905-546-4848
childrensmuseum@hamilton.ca

A birthday party at the Children’s Museum includes;

  • Two hour private rental of the ‘Party Room’ (maximum capacity 25 persons)
  • Tables, chairs, and a refrigerator
  • Games and building gizmos for hands-on play

During the two hour private rental, party attendees are invited to visit the museum’s three galleries for one hour.

Ages: N/A

Available: Saturdays year-round, Sundays October 1 to March 31

Capacity: Maximum capacity 25 persons

Duration: 2 hours

Please note: The party host is responsible for the provision of all food and drinks and Children must be supervised by their adults at all times

Party Time Slots
Saturdays year-round 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm
Sundays October 1 to March 31 11:15 am to 1:15 pm and 1:45 pm to 3:45 pm 

Number of people Cost
First 10 children $109 (minimum price per party)
Each additional child $3.50
1 adult addmitted free of charge for each child attending Free
Each additional adult $2