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Cool birthday party locations in the lower mainland
Oct 20, 2015
Planning birthday parties can get a tad bit stressful. Decorations, activities, food, entertainment... it's enough to send even the most well-organized parent over the edge. Many of the farms in the Circle Farm Tour guide have great birthday packages that can ensure that your kids have a great party and you get to enjoy the day too! Let someone else set-up and clean-up with these great locations!
Birchwood Dairy in Abbotsford is known for their amazing gourmet ice cream and the farm has a great indoor area to host groups and parties, no matter the weather. If the sun is out, there is a full petting zoo and lots of room to run and play.
Starting at $109 for 10 kids, parties at Birchwood include set up and clean up, decorations, a farm tour, hot dogs and their famous gourmet ice cream cones. Ice cream cakes, veggie and fruit trays and sandwiches are also available.
Birchwood Dairy hours:
Summer: July to August Days: Monday to Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm or 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Winter: September to June Days: Saturdays Only 10:00am - 12:00pm or 2:00pm - 4:00pm
We spent the day at the Eco-Dairy in Abbotsford over the summer and it was wonderful!! Take a look inside here.
Parties here run $175 for 10 kids and includes access to a private room, admission to the Discovery Centre, pizza, decorations, and take home loot bags. You can add a cake or ice cream and can also have the party without the food service for $120.
Maan Farms is a great place to spend an afternoon in Abbotsford and run off that after school energy! We spent the day there, take a look inside by clicking here. Ranging in price from 9.17 - 14.67 per person, the parties at Maan Farms include admission to the farm’s many attractions and treats ranging from watermelon slices and homemade berry lemonade to hot dogs and even paninis!
Add-on options include ornamental pumpkins, ice cream cones, hay wagon rides, berry picking (in season), corn maze, veggie platter and coffee/tea.
Taves Family Farms
Taves in Abbotsford has so much to do, from a petting zoo and zipline to corn maze and hayrides. Birthday parties here are perfect for those who want to bring their own picnic and keep costs down.
The $40 birthday package at Taves includes a covered picnic table, seating 8 people, in a sectioned off area and complimentary admissions for the birthday child and one adult. Other children will need to cover their own admission costs to the attractions. Learn more about Taves birthday parties here.
Animal lovers of all ages will love the birthday parties at Leghorn Ranch in Pitt Meadows! We spent the morning at the ranch, take a look inside. Paint and decorate a horseshoe, learn to groom a horse or pony and take a ride with the safe guidance of a real cowboy and a cowgirl.
Bring your own food and picnic at the ranch.
$250 for up to 10 children
Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery
Open year round, parties at the trout hatchery in Abbotsford include a guided tour of the hatchery, hands-on fishing instruction at the stocked ponds, tackle, fishing rod gift for the birthday child, decorated party room and cups, plates, cutlery and napkins.
BBQ available so please bring your own picnic, cake and candles to enjoy at the hatchery.
$200 for a maximum of 15 children
Kilby Historic Site
After exploring this 1920’s historic site in Harrison Mills, meeting Peppermint the goat and all the other petting zoo animals, the children help make old fashioned ice cream to enjoy with their home-made birthday cake.
Pricing and details available by calling 604-796-9576.
Museum rates: http://kilby.ca/visit/hours-fees/
Atchelitz Threshermen’s Pioneer Village
The Pioneer Village is run by volunteers who are mainly retired farmers and some of the nicest people you'll ever meet! The village is meticulously set up and made for play with a wide array of activities and places to explore. Covered picnic tables make for a perfect place to hide from the rain, with tons of space to run around when the sun comes out.
Learn about renting the indoor facility if the weather isn't cooperating by clicking here.
Chilliwack Corn Maze
Open August 17th to October 31st, the Chilliwack Corn Maze is a special treat for autumn born babies!
Rates: $1.00 off per person or birthday child & 1 Adult’s admission is free
There is a small concession available, feel free to bring your own food for your party!
Includes: Full access to the Corn Maze & 1 bundle of firewood (additional firewood is $5 per bundle)
Please Call – 604-819-6203 to prebook all parties.
Although the maze is closed from April through August 31st, you can still have a party and enjoy all the other wonderful attractions at the farm. Petting zoo, duck races, jumping pillow and jungle gym among many other activities under cover.
Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack converts from Halloween fun to a winter wonderland each year and is a wonderful place for a party. Visit the friendly pygmy goats and fluffy chickens in the petting zoo, run around Fort Runamuck and take the train out to the pumpkin patch. Hay wagon rides in a restored wagon and a full indoor play area complete with several bouncy castles, tables and a concession make this a great place to wear out the kids, rain or shine!
Aldor Acres Dairy - now called Eagle Acres Dairy
Enjoy a 75 minute dairy farm & small animal tour at Aldor Acres Dairy (in the process of being renamed Eagle Acres Dairy)! Lots of hands on opportunities with calf, lamb, and goat feeding, plus hand milking to complete the event! Chocolate milk samples and activity books finish things off.
Hospitality room for your party and gourmet ice cream is available to complement any cake! This is your day… no other visitors are here during your child’s party!
$200 Flat Rate
$3 Ice cream per person (optional)
Outside food permitted.
Meadows Maze in Pitt Meadows has a cool way to celebrate birthdays, sleep over at the maze! Bring your tents and have overnight access to all of the attractions including corn maze, petting zoo, hay wagon and more. BBQ fire pit included, so bring your hotdogs and marshmallows!