Family Programs at Ruthven Park

Birthday Parties

Victorian Tea Party

The Thompson family mansion was built during the Victorian Era. Celebrate your special day enjoying a traditional tea party on this historic estate.

After a tour of the majestic mansion and an eloquent etiquette lesson, enjoy sandwiches and scones served on silver trays.

Try your hand at old fashion wooden toys and play Victorian parlour games.

Program Length: 2 – 2.5 Hours
Program Offered: Year Round. Tea served outdoors if weather permits.
Cost per Participant: Members $12, Non-Members $15

“Choose-Your-Own-Outdoor Experience” Birthday Party

Make your day extra special with a choose-your-own-experience birthday party.

Select from a variety of different outdoor activities and make your day extra memorable.

Choose from: bird banding, bug hunts, guided hikes, and much, much more. You even have the option of making edible bugs!

Program Length: 2 – 2.5 Hours
Program Offered: Bird banding offered during spring (April & May) and fall (September & October) migrations; other themes offered year-round.
Cost per Participant: Members $12, Non-Members $15

Booking Information

Please visit our Booking Page for information on how to book a program here at Ruthven Park.

Event Days

No matter the season, there are always fun events happening at Ruthven Park! Please check our Events Page regularly to find out more about family-friendly activities at the site!

Winter Hours – October 10/17 to May 18/18

The Gate House: (office) open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

The Mansion: by appointment only for groups of 6+ people

Contact Us:
Phone: (905) 772-0560 
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275

Mailing Address: 
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Box 610
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0