PONY PARTY EXPRESS now offers hand-led Ponies and Donkeys for parties at Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead!!

Sikes is located at 12655 Sunset Dr., Escondido, CA 92025

(just off I15 at Via Rancho Pkwy, across from Westfield North County Fair mall)

The following information is provided by Sikes:

Make Your Child’s Next Birthday an Old-Fashioned Birthday Party at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead

Kids from 6-12 will have great time dressing up and experiencing life at an historic pioneer farmhouse from the 1880’s. And while they have a great time, they’ll be learning how different things were for kids just like them over a hundred years ago. They’ll get to sample games and toys from the 1800’s, see what a child’s room was like, do chores (yes, chores!) like washing clothes in an old wash tub, learn how to make a scarecrow, and more! Older kids will enjoy becoming Junior Archaeologists for the day.

There are a number of Birthday Packages available, including one with guided pony rides (at extra cost). If you don’t see the package that you want, please ask. Book your Pioneer Farmstead Birthday Party now for an experience your child won’t forget. Choose from the following packages:

“Bernardo Package” (ages 6 to 9)
$15 per guest includes:
 tour of the 1880s farmhouse
 make clay marbles to take home
 wash laundry in our wash tubs

“Sikes Adobe Package” (ages 10 to 12) $15 per guest includes:
 tour of the 1880s farmhouse
 wash laundry in our wash tubs
 explore archaeology in our dig box

“Pony Package” (ages 6 to 12)
$15 per guest plus $250 for 1 hour Hand-Led Pony or Donkey Ride Package.  This is a special rate from Party Pony Express for Sikes! For more info, call 858-486-1990, or see www.partyponyexpress.com

“Tea Party Package” (ages 8 to 12)
$15 per guest includes:
 tour of the 1880s farmhouse
 Tea in the kitchen or sitting room
 make a paper hat and parlor games
We provide tea, cider or hot chocolate and place settings; host family provides cake.

Each party package includes 90 minutes of fun, outdoor activities at the Farmstead led by the Museum Manager or docents. $15.00 per guest, with a $150 minimum, 16 guests maximum. For the Pony Package, the additional $250 provides 2 ponies with handlers for 10-16 children (1 hour riding + hands on time). We provide picnic tables in two, separate shaded locations. Birthday family brings cake, drinks and napkins. Guests are responsible for clean-up.

The Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead is owned and operated by the San Dieguito River Park.

The Sikes Adobe Farmhouse is located at 12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido, CA 92025 (off Via Rancho Parkway, east of the I-15). For information contact: Anne Cooper by email to anne@sdrp.org. To read more about the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmhouse, a State Point of Historical Interest, and its award-winning restoration, go to www.sdrp.org.