Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums
Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

Children's Birthday Programs

Hop, Skip, and a Jump Summer Birthday Party

2 hours - for ages 6 to 12

  • Group size - maximum 10
  • Cost - $150

Party like it's 1915 and watch your little ones enjoy the games and leisures of days gone by. This party will take place out in the open air and boys and girls will get the opportunity to take part in old-fashioned carnival games, make a delicious summertime treat, and create a fun craft to take home. The party ends with an outdoor picnic where you and your guests can enjoy a cool glass of lemonade and indulge in homemade goodies.

Parents supervise the last half-hour.

* If bad weather occurs on the scheduled day the party will be switched to an indoor program.

Fairy Garden Party

2 hours - for ages 6 to 12

  • Group size - maximum 10
  • Cost - $150

Step back into a time of wonder and imagination. Have you ever seen a fairy door? Where could it lead? Your young ones will get to put on their wings and hunt for signs of fairy magic. They will learn a little bit about fairy worlds, play some enchanted games, make a sweet treat in the old-fashioned kitchen and make their own fairy craft to take home. The party ends with a tea party with lemonade and their own freshly-made goodies. Parents supervise the last half-hour.

Parents supervise the last half-hour.

Mad Hatter's Birthday Party

2 hours - for ages 6 to 12

  • Group size -maximum 10
  • Cost - $150

Take a step back in time. Your young ladies and gentlemen will get a taste of the past by playing old-fashioned parlour games, dressing up in historic costumes, preparing treats in the old-fashioned kitchen and making a craft to take home. The party ends with a fun tea party with lemonade and their own freshly-made goodies.

Parents supervise the last half-hour.

Whodunit Birthday Party

2 hours - for ages 11 to 13

  • Group size - maximum 10
  • Cost - $150

Was it Mrs. McClary in the kitchen with the carpet beater? Or was it Judge Mallet in the library with a candlestick? Party guests dress up as old-fashioned ladies and gentlemen and, along with Inspector Black, try to solve a dastardly crime. Once the crime is solved, celebrations begin with a tea party with lemonade and homemade treats prepared by the children in the old-fashioned kitchen.

Parents supervise the last half-hour.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Birthday Party

2 hours - for ages 6 to 12

  • Group size - maximum 10
  • Cost - $150

Travel back in time and discover the fun and excitement of old-fashioned transportation. Your young aces will learn about the Wright Brothers and Canadian World War I pilots, the first automobiles in Edmonton, and the C&E Railway. Dress up in historic costume, play games, and make crafts and treats that soar. Top it all off with a cool cup of lemonade.

Parents supervise the last half-hour.


Additional Services for Children's Birthday Parties

  • Birthday loot bags are available for an additional cost of $5 per bag. Ask staff for details.


Booking information

Please call (780) 427-3995 or for toll-free calling within Alberta dial 310-0000 first.
Office hours: 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday

Advance bookings are required for all programs.
For deaf or hearing impaired calling please dial (780) 427-9999 in Edmonton, or
1-800-232-7215 from other locations.

Advance bookings are required for all programs. These programs are available on Saturday and Sunday a.m. or p.m. Other times will be considered upon request and are subject to the availability of staff.

Cash, Visa, MasterCard and debit are accepted.
Payment and issuing of receipts will be dealt with at the end of the program.

Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site is located at 11153 Saskatchewan Drive, on the University of Alberta campus.

Last reviewed/revised: March 18, 2016