Birthday Parties


 Currently booking Fall 2017 – May 2018! 

Interested in an event at the ranch?

Submit and Event Request Here 

Coming to an event at the ranch?

Download a Participation Waiver — please bring one waiver per guest to your event.


Let us celebrate your birthday here at Sienna Ranch!

Sienna Ranch is a unique and wonderful place to celebrate your birthday or special occasion. We are excited to help make your day memorable.

Parties are hosted on Sundays throughout the school year.  Choose 2 one-hour activities and enjoy a half hour of picnic time per event.  Parties start at 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.  Activity selection, group size and pre-existing reservations may affect the times available for booking.

Sample Birthday Party Schedule

15 minutes     Ranch Rules and Orientation

60 minutes    Activity #1 of your choosing

60 minutes    Activity #2 of your choosing

30 minutes    Picnic Area Time (optional)

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Total Event    2 hours and 45 minutes


Activity Descriptions — choose 2

Farm Animal Interaction (ages 4*-12)

For the animal lover in your family, this party gives guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with Sienna Ranch’s lovable animals. Hold the chickens and bunnies, help collect the eggs we sell during the week, groom the goats and pony! This party is a very hands-on and interactive experience kids are sure to enjoy.

*Sienna Ranch requires guests be at least four years old to attend a party independently.  If a guest is younger than 4, a parent/guardian must attend with the child and will be included in the head count as an additional attendee.

 

Garden Time (ages 4*-12)

Go on a garden bingo scavenger hunt, help pick flower centerpieces and harvest mint, lemon balm or chamomile from the garden to be part of a garden tea party experience.  Enjoy learning about the herbs harvested from our educational garden and create a lizard castle or fairy habitat to enhance the fun-filled hour of celebration.

*Sienna Ranch requires guests be at least four years old to attend a party independently.  If a guest is younger than 4, a parent/guardian must attend with the child and will be included in the head count as an additional attendee.

 

Pony / Horse Rides (ages 4*-8)

(additional $100 fee for small parties, $175 for large parties)

Available for 10:00am and 11:00am parties only.

Lead-line rides in our round pen on one of the ranch’s friendly horses or ponies. Please remind all guests to wear closed toed shoes!  Combines nicely with ‘Farm Animal Interaction’

Pony Ride Fast Facts

*Sienna Ranch requires all Pony/Horse Riders wear a fitting riding helmet (provided).  Our helmets fit ages 4+, and we unfortunately cannot guarantee rides to those for whom we do not have appropriate headwear.  For this reason we strongly recommend all guests are 4+ for Pony/Horse Rides.

Nature Games (ages 6-12)

Guests ages six and older will love visiting some of Sienna Ranch’s most beloved spots like the swamp and Buckeye Tree en route to playing the most favored games of school year and summer camp.  Along the way, discover the skulls, pelts and tracks of the ranch’s nature museum.  Games are collaborative and encourage participants to have fun working working as a team.  Nature Games is perfect for active, adventurous groups.

 

Shelter Building (ages 6-12)

For the explorer or builder in your family, this party gives guests the opportunity to work together and build a survival skill.  Groups use critical thinking to learn what aspects impact each step of the shelter building process from choosing a location, deciding which materials to use, technique, the importance of energy conservation in a survival scenario as well as the Leave No Trace ethics of deconstructing structures when leaving an area. This activity will focus on creating a practical debris shelter.

 

Tipi-Time Fire and Fun (ages 6-12)

(Seasonal activity, available October through March)

Guests help to gather firewood, then learn to build and tend a fire in our 450 square foot tipi. We’ll pop popcorn over the flames, and you can bring your own marshmallows or s’mores supplies for an extra special treat!

 

Archery (ages 8-12)

(additional $100 fee for small parties, $175 for large parties)

Our experienced archery instructors will guide guests through the basics of archery safety, shooting form and technique, then guests will hone their aim with target practice on our picturesque archery range.

 

Woodshop (ages 8-12)

(additional $100 fee for small parties, $175 for large parties)

Learn the safe way to handle basic hand tools and create a seasonal project to take home.  Since this project is done exclusively in the wood shop, we recommend matching the Farm Animal Interaction or Archery activities to see the big picture of what Sienna Ranch offers.


Program Pricing

  • Small Party (up to 10 attendees & 2 FREE party hosts)
  • Large Party (11-20 attendees & 2 FREE party hosts)

All people staying on site during the activity portion of your event (adult or child) are considered ‘attendees’. For the safety of our animals (and for logistics in program spaces like the bunny pen, chicken coop, etc.) we thank you for choosing the group size that accurately reflects the number of people you wish to stay on site the full duration of your event.

We reserve our staff based on the event size you select — Large groups will be split between more than one instructor.

Basic Activities Premium Activities
Farm Animal Interaction Archery
Garden Time Pony Rides
Nature Games Woodshop
Shelter Building
Tipi Time, Fire and Fun

All guests receive a Sienna Ranch goodie bag.  The birthday child also gets their choice of Sienna Ranch t-shirt!


100% Outdoors

Curious to know our plan for inclement weather?  Read over our Weekend Weather page to get answers to frequently asked questions about how we safely deliver camp outs, field trips, birthday parties and more with precipitation in the forecast.


Booking a Party

FIRST Decide which two activities you would like to do at your party.
NEXT Submit an Event Request Here
THEN  Wait for an email from a Sienna Ranch event scheduler. We will be in touch within a week of submitting your event request form.
LAST  Make a $100 deposit to confirm your reservation on our calendar.  This deposit goes toward the balance of your event.

On the day:

1. All guests must sign a Ranch Waiver. Save time by asking guests to bring a signed waiver on the day of the event.  We will have blank copies printed here for families to fill out at drop off as needed.

2. Pony Riders must be wearing close-toed shoes, preferably boots if possible.

2. Guests are to be dropped off at the start of the party and picked up after picnic time concludes at the Party Zone at the front of the property.  Adults who wish to remain in the area are encouraged to explore Downtown Lafayette, a short 5 minute drive up the street.


 PARTY AGREEMENTS

  • Your $100 deposit due upon booking is non-refundable and non-transferrable.  We run program rain or shine.
  • Party balance is due in full the Monday before the party.  We will plan to charge the card on record unless you call ahead to make payment in another way.
  • Emergency cancellation (anytime week before field trip and UP until noon of Friday prior) submit email requesting cancellation and forfeit 50% the cost of your party.
  • No shows or cancellations after noon on Friday- NO REFUND available.
  • Sienna Ranch reserves the right to modify party activities based on weather or safety.  This may include substituting Pony Rides for another activity.  If a substitution means that a ‘premium’ activity cannot be delivered, the premium fee will be refunded.
  • Sienna Ranch is a drug and alcohol-free campus.
  • Sienna Ranch requires chaperones to supervise all participants while playing on play structures.
  • Sienna Ranch honors scheduling and pricing quoted in Event Agreement.
  • Sienna Ranch is a balloon-free and decoration-lite campus (to keep our animals healthy).
  • Sienna Ranch requires at least 21 days notice by email to change the size of your event (space-dependent, not guaranteed).
  • Sienna Ranch does not allow non-ranch animals on property (with the exception of pre-arranged service animals).

We strongly prefer you contact us with questions during business hours since your contract and our calendar are readily available during those times.  Emergency contact information available on ranch voicemail (925) 283-6311 if you have concerns outside business hours.  Contacting emergency numbers may require you to leave a voicemail/receive callback.

Email any contract revision/cancellation requests to siennaranchevents@gmail.com.  If you receive an out-of-message reply, please forward request to admin@siennranch.net.


FAQ’S

1. Can we bring our own food?

Yes!  Sienna Ranch provides the location, the staff, goodie bags and the activity- all food is provided by the party host. If you would like to order pizza delivery, we have had great success ordering from local pizza shops.

2. Do you have a refrigerator or freezer for us to store cake or ice cream?

Unfortunately we do not have a refrigerator or freezer available for use. Ice chests work great!

3. Are siblings charged?

Yes- all children (walking toddlers-16 years) are considered participants, as are any adults participating as caregivers to guests age 3 or younger.

4. Can we shorten or lengthen activity times?  

No, our parties are specifically designed to fit into the allotted time.

5. What if I only have 11 attendees- am I still charged for a large party?

Yes. The size of our program spaces (spots at the archery range, tables in the woodshop, number of riders per hour of pony rides) and need to keep group sizes small around animals (to keep them calm and you having the best experience possible) create finite ratios that help us reserve one or two instructors for your party therefore requiring a flat rate for either a small (up to 10 attendees) or large party (11-20 attendees).  

6. What if it rains?  What about extreme heat?

Sienna Ranch staff are prepared to hold parties rain or shine; please see our Weekend Weather Page for more information.  Most activities are outdoors, so we recommend you ask your guests to wear appropriate rain gear.  We will adjust your account accordingly if you opt to substitute a premium activity that you’ve paid for (like Pony Rides) with a standard activity like Tipi Time, Fire and Fun.  Note- we do have a non-riding option for Pony Rides that gives your guests a quality experience with the ponies on the ground.

7.  What if I need to cancel? Can I use my deposit for another Sienna Ranch program?

No, unfortunately the $100 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

8.  Can I change my dates?

We will try! With 21 days notice, you may request a date change and our staff will make every effort to accommodate your request.  Note:  there is a new $100 deposit due for any new date reserved.  

In the event we are unable to find an alternate date, the original reservation will remain valid unless the party is canceled.