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Birthday Parties & Facilities Rental

Birthday Parties

Adventure, learning and fun makes Riverbend the premier spot for birthday parties on the Main Line. Riverbend combines scavenger hunts, stream stomps, live animal experiences and nature games to ensure your child will leave with a smile and lifelong birthday memories.

Choose from one of these exciting themes or work with Riverbend staff to create a unique program matching your birthday child’s interests!

Riverbend birthdays are perfect for children ages 3-9 and can be customized to accomodate children ages 10 and up.

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Themes

**All themes  (except Smores and Stream Stompers ) can be adapted to be indoors or outdoors 

  • NEW: Woodland Superheroes-Discover how animals at Riverbend who live inside and outside use their superpowers to survive in the wild. Explore Riverbend’s woodland habitats to search for signs of the animals who call our preserve home.
  • NEW: Fairy Princess Party-Treat your princess to a nature themed birthday party. Your guests will make troll homes and search for magical fairies in Riverbend’s forest.
  • Gone Buggy- No backbone? No problem! Let’s explore the fascinating world of bugs as we travel around Riverbend’s ecosystems in search of everything from Leopard slugs, to millipedes, to butterflies!
  • Surviving Winter- Discover the wonder of winter as we search for signs of animal life, look for tracks in the snow, go bird watching and learn about amazing winter adaptations. Activities can be adapted for indoors during winter months.
  • Stream Stompers- Let’s get our feet wet as we explore the stream for all the fascinating creatures that call it home!
  • NEW: S’mores campfire party Discover Riverbend’s most advanced hiking trails and end with a campfire celebration complete with s’mores. Campfire is weather permitting, available for Bonus Package only.

Party packages:

All parties run two hours in length.

Basic Package for 3 to 9 Year Olds: $300

  • One-hour educational program on your theme of choice. Programs include a short, live animal program and a hike, weather permitting.

  • Reusable Riverbend cups to use at the party, and for each child to take home as a favor.

  • Party decorations

  • Place settings—recycled paper plates, napkins, and reusable spoons.

  • Up to 10 children, including the birthday child.

Bonus Package for 3 to 9 year olds: $400

  • One-hour educational program on your theme of choice. Programs include a short, live animal program and a hike, weather permitting.

  • Reusable Riverbend cups to use at the party, and for each child to take home as a favor

  • Party decorations.

  • Place settings—recycled paper plates, napkins, and reusable spoons.

  • 10-20 children, including the birthday child.

  • Contact us for more information about customized options and parties for older children.

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Birthday Details

When

Riverbend hosts parties on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekdays are available upon request. Party time slots include 10 am -12 pm, 1 pm-3 pm. or 4 pm - 6:00 pm. The birthday family is welcome to come a half hour early and stay a half hour later for set-up and clean-up. 

Registration

Riverbend parties may accomodate up to 20 guests (adults not included).  Please note that parking is limited and parents are encourged to carpool or drop off older children. Payment in full is due at the time of booking to reserve your date. 

 

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Facility Rentals

Whether your objective is work or pleasure, Riverbend can offer guests a unique, tranquil setting set apart from the bustle of the Main Line and Greater Philadelphia. The Snider Barn, a renovated 1923 Sears & Roebuck catalogue barn, offers rustic beauty and modern amenities to perfectly complement your small to medium-sized gathering.

The main room of the barn includes space suitable for sit-down dinners for up to 50 people, casual cocktail parties or meetings. We offer a six-foot screen for slide or video presentations, a small kitchen for catering needs and two restrooms to provide you and your guests with comfortable accommodations.

For slightly larger functions, we offer two finished patios as well as our outdoor amphitheater which seats 50 and has a covered stage area. Learn about discounts for Riverbend Nature Lover and Eco-Advocate members.


Please note – we have only 32 parking spaces so larger events will require a valet service.

Policy and Info Sheet

For more information, please email Pam MacCormick or call (610) 527-5234 X113.

Barn Rental Payment Form