birthday parties at the grove

Celebrate your child’s adventurous spirit with a pioneer or nature-inspired birthday party. During a 1.5-hour timeframe, a special program will be led by trained staff with about 30 minutes allowed for gifts and treats.


party themes

Check out our variety of fun, nature or history-themed games and exploration activities for for children ages 4-12. Choose the best theme for your birthday child when making a reservation. Party activities last 2 hours.

Where: The Grove Interpretive Center, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, IL 60025

Who: Girls and Boys, ages 4-12

For more information, including fees and availability, please call The Grove at (847) 299-6096 or fill out and submit the form below.

Letterboxing Quest – Currently not available, returning soon!

Ages 8+
Combine hiking and treasure hunting to find The Grove’s hidden letterboxes. Experience outdoor fun on the trails by following the clues to the hidden boxes and stamping your journals. Each participant takes home a journal and the know-how to do letterboxing with their families.

Wildlife Adventure

Ages 4+
Surprise your friends with scaly creatures like snakes or turtles as one of your party guests. Activities include hands-on experiences with animals and artifacts, an animal talk, and a trail walk.

Discovering Dinosaurs

Ages 4+
Travel back in time to meet the dinosaurs, then return to the present and see their modern relatives. Children get a close-up look at live turtles, snakes, and birds.

Animal Detective

Ages 5+
Search for signs of animal life along our nature trails and discover the different clues animals leave behind. Make and take a trail guide using rubber stamps to help identify different types of tracks found on our walk and in your own backyards.

Tea Party

Ages 6+
Celebrate your child’s birthday with a Tea Party. Encourage guests to dress up in party clothes and we’ll provide the fancy hats, decorations, and dishes. Games, stories, and activities have a tea party theme.

Buggy Birthday

Ages 4+
Bugs and insects are the stars of this party where partygoers will discover creepy crawlers in their natural habitats. Games and a trail walk are included.

Native American Indian Pow-Wow

Ages 4+
Explore the culture of local tribes with a birthday party at The Grove’s Native American Indian Longhouse. Hands-on games and activities included.

Log Cabin Party

Ages 4+
Come to our “little cabin in the woods” to experience the life of a pioneer. Step back into a time when chores and daily tasks were done by hand. Find out how pioneers entertained themselves and guests with wooden toys and games.

Host your child’s birthday at The Grove!

Looking for a wild time? Birthday parties at The Grove are a hoot! Our fun nature and history inspired parties are a unique way to celebrate your next event. Please fill out the details below and a Grove staff member will be in touch with you soon with rates and availability.
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The Grove


1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025


847 299 6096

Judy Picicco

Environmental Education Supervisor; Education Supervisor at The Grove

224 521 2105

Ashley DeAngeles

Customer Service and Operations Supervisor

224 521 2097

Diane J. Michalski

Recreation Program Supervisor

224 521 2101

The Grove Redfield Estate


1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025


847 298 0095

Redfield Rental Contact

Redfield Rental Coordinator