Birthdays at Hagley

They’re a blast!


Celebrate your child’s birthday with hands-on activities!

Hagley’s birthday party package includes:

• All day access to Hagley for all guests
• 3 guided activities, chosen from the activity menu below
• ½ hour exclusive use of Wheelwright Shop for food, beverages, cake and presents
• Opportunity to add an extra ½ hour to your Wheelwright Shop use (additional fee applies)
• Dedicated Hagley Host during your entire party visit
• Printable Hagley Birthday Party invitations and thank you notes
• Complimentary gift for the birthday child
• Complimentary busing to and from the Wheelwright Shop

Hagley birthday parties

Activity Menu (choose 3):

Outdoor Activities

  • 19th-century games
    Play with popular toys of the 1800s like ball and cup, Jacob’s ladder, and tops
  • Bucket Brigade
    Relay game trying to put out a “house fire” with buckets of water.
  • Powderman
    Learn how black powder was made, finished with firing off a charge of powder.
  • Parachute Play
    Make waves and toss balls in the air with a giant rainbow parachute.

Indoor Activities

  • Cookie Baking (AM only)
    Bake cookies in a real cast iron stove.
  • Ice Cream Making (May-August)
    Hand-crank a tasty summer treat.
  • Gee haws
    Make a popular wooden propeller toy using hand tools
  • Waterwheels
    Build your own plastic waterwheel and use it to operate a machine
  • Paper crafts
    Make your own ball and cup toy, fan, and thaumatrope (optical illusion toy)
  • Marble Runs
    Construct a peg board path for a marble to roll through
  • Soaring Satellites
    Test different materials to see what will float in a wind tunnel

Package pricing:

$245 for members, for up to 20 children, 5 adults
$325 for non-members, for up to 20 children, 5 adults
Additional adults are welcome at general admission rates.

$10 for each additional child over twenty, or each adult over five
$20 for additional ½ hour use of Wheelwright Shop
$5 per child for party favors


Birthday parties may be scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year from 10am-1pm or 1:30-4:30pm, depending on availability.
Contact Jeff Durst, Education Program Coordinator, at (302) 658-2400 x285 or at

Party Invitations and Thank You Notes

Click here to print out your Hagley Birthday Party invitations and thank you notes.
Invitations include space for the date and time, along with a map to Hagley.