Birthday parties - Thornhill

Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre Book a birthday party

 

The full base package price plus a $4.75 risk management fee will be charged at the time of booking.

  • View the birthday party packages and prices. 
  • We will contact you within 72 hours (Monday to Friday) to confirm the booking

 

These programs are currently not available. We are working on reopening our recreation facilities, programs and services.

To request a booking phone 403-880-9725 or email lcsandparties@calgary.ca. Specify the location you are booking in the subject line of your email.

Currently unavailable

Shared pool party & room

This package includes one hour in the designated party area and one hour in the shared pool. Due to other activities going on in the pool, the swimming portion cannot be extended nor switched around.

  • Capacity: The base party price includes up to 20 guests. This includes supervising adults.
  • Ages: All ages (minimum ratio of one adult for every three children that are under the age of 8)
  • Available times: Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. party area and 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. pool time
  • Price: $169.00 (includes 20 people)
  • Additional Guest: Admission fee will apply

Thornhill Aquatic and Recreation Centre is a great place for pool parties - with a lane pool, dive tank, diving board and a selection of toys. You provide the cake – we provide the fun.

Cancellations

A minimum of 14 days notice is required for cancellations and a $20 administration fee will be charged. If you cancel with less than 14 days notice, no refund will be given. If there are extreme circumstances, speak with one of our staff over the phone and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Booking amendments

If there is an alternate opening, we will do our best to change your party date/time. A $20 change/transfer fee will apply. Changes made with less than 14 days notice will result in a cancellation of the rental and the renter being charged the full cost of the rental.

Important notes

All parties are subject to a $4.75 Risk Management Fee.

Before the party


How soon do I need to book?

​​Our parties fill up quickly, so we recommend booking at least one month in advance.

Can I bring food to the party?

​​You are welcome to bring any food that you would like, but we cannot guarantee refrigeration and do not provide utensils, plates, etc. You can also have food delivered to the pool.

Can I decorate the party area?

​The party area will have tables and chairs available. If you would like to brighten it up with table cloths, birthday banners and other decorations, you are welcome to do so. Please refrain from silly string, confetti, and other novelties that disperse. Mylar balloons are permitted, but not latex ones as they pose a choking hazard.

Will there be instructors in the water when the kids are swimming?

No - there will not be any staff in the water as it is an open swimming time, not a lesson. There will be a lifeguard patrolling the area the entire time. We require all guests to complete a swim test or swim with a lifejacket to ensure their safety.​​

What does the swim test include?

​​Swimmers are required to swim the width (approximately 10 m) of the pool on their front without stopping or touching the bottom. It is up to the discretion of the lifeguard who will need to wear a lifejacket, and even those who pass the swim test may be asked to wear a lifejacket partway through the swimming portion if they appear to be having difficulty.

Do parents need to be in the water with the kids?

​​Children eight years of age and older are permitted to swim on their own. Any children under the age of 8 must remain within arms reach of an adult at all times; this means that adults responsible for children seven and under must be in the water directly supervising their children within arms reach.

What sort of equipment and amenities are available?

There is a diving board, basketball net, various pool mats, misc. toys, etc. Flutter boards and fins are only for swimming lessons and not permitted.​​

What is the policy on mermaid tails?

Mermaid fins as with other toys, patrons who wish to use a mermaid fin must speak to the lifeguard on duty first. Lifeguards must ensure that the mermaid fin user is a strong swimmer and pass the following safety tests prior to use: swim 25 meters continuously, tread water for two minutes and swim with confidence while wearing the mermaid fin. The lifeguard will consider the how much activity there is in the pool and may test the person on the competence and expertise when using mermaid fins. The lifeguard can at any time refuse the use of any equipment.​