Pirates' Cove Party

Length: 2 - 3 Hours

Pirates' Cove is OPEN DAILY for 2017 and there's still some openings for parties and groups!

Birthday Parties at Pirates Cove Children's Theme Park
Your little buccaneer will love sailing away to Pirates' Cove for his or her next party. Attractions include: the Castle of Camelot play area with Misty the Smoke Breathing Dragon slide, Pirate Pete's climbing area, Pirate Plunge fun slide, train rides, a carousel, paddle boats and more! Parties can be booked for birthdays, school outings or end of the season sports outings. You are welcome to bring in your own food, beverages, and cake or you can purchase through us for a truly hassle free party. 

Don't forget to ask about our additional options which include meal packages, goodie bags, and character visits.  Guest count includes both children and adults. The birthday child and 2 adult chaperones do not need to be included in the guest count.  Full payment for the party is due at the time of booking. To book a party contact the rental coordinator at (847)228-3529 or email the Pirates' Cove Rental Coordinator.

  • Postcard Invitations
  • 30 minutes of prep time before your scheduled party
  • Unlimited time on all of the Pirates' Cove attractions and use of the party site for the entire time of your party.
  • Paper pirate hats for each child
  • A special Pirates' Cove shirt for the birthday child
  • White plastic table covers -All tables in Cannonball Falls (Serving tables only in Dragon's Castle and the Pirate Ship) If you have a specific party theme you are welcome to bring your own.
  • A shared party captain to set up and clean and to help you throughout your party
  •  Guest count includes both children and adults. Infants under the age of 1 do not need to be included in the guest count. Birthday child and 2 adult chaperones do not need to be included in the guest count
  •  You may bring in your own food, beverages and cake or you can purchase through us for an additional fee
 

Availability

2017 Party Schedule
Pre-season Parties are available:
May 27 1:00-4:00pm & 5:30-8:30pm.  
May 28 & 29  1:00-4:00pm.

In Season Parties are available: June 3 through August 13.
Monday - Thursday afternoons 1:00-4:00pm.
Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:00-8:00pm.
Saturday and Sunday afternoons 1:00-4:00pm and evenings 5:30-8:30pm.
Sunday mornings 10:00am-12:00pm.

Post Season Parties are available:
August 19, 20, 26 & 27 and September 2, 3, 4, 9 &10  
1:00-4:00pm only.

Sites

There are 3 different areas in the park that parties are held: Cannonball Falls, Dragon's Castle and the top of the Pirate Ship. Dragon's Castle and the Pirate Ship are only available during the evening and Sunday morning party times. The Cannonball Falls sites are available for all party times.

Cannon Ball Falls Party SiteCannonball Falls - Cannonball Falls is an area near the back of the park. It is mostly covered by a tent. There can be up to 6 parties booked in the area at one time. The area has 2 sites that can hold a maximum of 48 people, 1 site for 32 people, and 3 sites for 24 people. The 48 person site consists of 6 picnic tables and 1 serving table. The 32 person site has 4 picnic tables and 1 serving table. The 24 person site has 3 picnic tables and 1 serving table.

Dragons Castle Party Site at Pirates Cove Children's Theme ParkDragon's Castle - Dragon's Castle is the patio that is next to the concession stand. It seats a maximum of 60 people and consists of (10) 48-inch round tables with benches at each table, which can accommodate between 4-8 people per table, (2) wheelchair accessible tables, which can accommodate 3-6 people in addition to the wheelchair, and (1) 8-foot rectangular table for serving. Each seating table has it's own umbrella for shade.  There is only 1 party booked in this area at a time. This area is only available for Saturday and Sunday evening or Sunday morning parties.

Pirates Ship Party Site at Pirates Cove Children's Theme ParkPirate Ship - The top of the Pirate Ship seats a maximum of 48 people and is available for Saturday and Sunday evening or Sunday morning parties only. The top of the Pirate Ship is not handicapped accessible and has numerous stairs leading up to it. There are (13) 6 foot tables with benches that can accommodate 4-6 people per table, and (1) 8-foot table for serving.  The top of the Pirate ship has a small area with a roof for shade as well as  sunshade that goes across the ship. (If high winds are present, the sunshade may need to be retracted) Only 1 party at a time is booked on the top of the Pirate Ship.

Pirate Ship Party Site (Half) at Pirates Cove Children's Theme Park1/2 of the Pirate Ship - 1/2 of the Pirate Ship is available for parties Monday-Thursday afternoons from 1-4pm and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00-8:00pm. For 1/2 of the Pirate ship there will be (6) 6 foot tables with benches that can accommodate 4-6 people per table, and (1) 8-foot table for serving. The top of the Pirate ship has a small area with a roof for shade as well as  sunshade that goes across the ship. (If high winds are present, the sunshade may need to be retracted) 1/2 the Pirate Ship will seat a maximum of 24 people. Please note that the Pirate Ship is considered a park attraction and the public will be allowed to play on the ship and sit in the other part of the ship not occupied by your party

Afternoons 1 - 4pm

(Monday - Thursday & Saturday and Sunday during Park Open Hours)

Guests Cost Party Site
48 Max $265 Resident / $315 Nonresident Cannonball Falls
32 Max $195 Resident / $234 Nonresident Cannonball Falls
24 Max $180 Resident / $216 Nonresident Cannonball Falls

Afternoons 1 - 4pm

(Monday - Thursday Only During Park Open Hours)

Guests Cost Party Site
24 Max $195 Resident / $234 Nonresident 1/2 Pirate Ship

Evenings 5 - 8pm

(Tuesday & Thursday During Park Open Hours)

Guests Cost Party Site
48 Max $265 Resident / $315 Nonresident Cannonball Falls
32 Max $195 Resident / $234 Nonresident Cannonball Falls
24 Max $180 Resident / $216 Nonresident Cannonball Falls
24 Max $195 Resident / $234 Nonresident 1/2 Pirate Ship

Evenings 5:30 - 8:30pm

(Saturday & Sunday - Park Closed to Public, Only Parties in Park)

Guests Cost Party Site
48 Max $315 Resident / $365 Nonresident Cannonball Falls
32 Max $234 Resident / $284 Nonresident Cannonball Falls
24 Max $216 Resident / $259 Nonresident Cannonball Falls
48 Max $365 Resident / $415 Nonresident Pirate Ship
60 Max $400 Resident / $450 Nonresident Dragon's Castle

Mornings 10am - 12pm, Sunday Only

(Park is closed to the public. Parties only in the park from 10am - 12pm. Guests may remain in the park for the remainder of the day, until the park closes at 4:00pm. )

Guests Cost Party Site
48 Max $315 Resident / $365 Nonresident Cannonball Falls
32 Max $234 Resident / $284 Nonresident Cannonball Falls
24 Max $216 Resident / $259 Nonresident Cannonball Falls
48 Max $365 Resident / $415 Nonresident Pirate Ship
60 Max $400 Resident / $450 Nonresident Dragon's Castle
  • Guest count MUST include both children and adults!  
  • The birthday child and two adult chaperones do not need to be included in the guest count.  (infants under 1 year of age do not need to be counted in the guest count as well)
  • You may NOT exceed the maximum number of guests.  If you exceed the maximum number of guests, you will be charged for the next larger site or $10 per person, whichever is more, but will not receive any additional seating. 

Full payment for party site is due at the time of booking. 
*** You must show proof of residency to receive resident rates****


Cancellations

A $25 fee will be assessed to parties cancelled more than 14 days prior to the scheduled party date. Cancellations 14 days or less from the date of the party will be refunded 50% of the paid balance. 

The Pirates’ Cove staff will make every effort to keep the park open, but we may need to close if the weather is severe. A decision regarding closing the park due to weather will be made 3 hours (2 hours for a Sunday morning party) before your scheduled party time. If parties are cancelled we will contact you and try to reschedule your party or issue a full refund (Cakes cannot be refunded).  If the park closes due to severe weather an alternate indoor area will not be available for your party.

Cake

$38 - 1/4 sheet, $55 - 1/2 sheet

----PC-cake-candles.JPGAdd our specially designed cake to your party (comes in boy or girl options). Choose the cake flavor (yellow, chocolate or marble), the frosting colors and a personalized message.  
Cake orders include the 6 pirate themed candles, plates and utensils.
1/4 sheet serves 15 - 25
1/2 sheet serves 30 - 40 

Candles

$3.50

Pirate CandlesSet of 6 pirate birthday candles. 

Character Visit

$25

PJ the ParrotMake your day extra special for the birthday boy or girl with a visit from Pirate Pete, PJ the Parrot, Jake or princess Elsa.

Goodie Bags

$4.00 each

Pirates cove goodie bagStrapped for time and just can't get it all done? We'll help you out with our prepackaged goodie bags.  Just let us know how many you need, and we'll have them waiting for you when you get to the party, all you have to do is hand them out!  Don't know how many you need?  You can purchase more on the day of your party.  You over ordered. That's  OK. We'll buy them back! 
(Caution: Some items may not be suitable for children under 3) 

Chicken Tenders

$35 for 15 pieces, $70 for 35 pieces

Chicken tenders, BBQ sauce and a serving tool. Choose from 15 or 30 chicken tenders. Includes tax, delivery, plates, napkins and utensils. Call 847-228-3529 one week prior to your party to order.

Drinks

$2 per bottle and includes 8 cups

2 liter bottle of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Lemonade or Fruit Punch.       8 Cups and ice included with each bottle purchased.   (Drinks must be ordered with food and will come when food is delivered)

Ice Cream

$1 each

Individual 4 oz cup of Vanilla ice cream

Individual Meal Packages

$6.00 per meal

Food packages are prepared by a local restaurant in town. Individual meal includes: Hot dog, Chips and a Capri Sun juice box. Food packages include tax, delivery, plates, napkins and utensils. Please call 847-228-3529 one week prior to your party to order.

Italian Beef

$25 - 2 lbs, $50 -4 lbs

Beef, bread, sweet & hot peppers and a serving tool. Choose from 2 lbs. (feeds 10 people) or 4 lbs. (feeds 20 people). Includes tax, delivery, plates, napkins and utensils. Call 847-228-3529 one week prior to your party to order.

Pasta

$25 - 1/2 tray, $50 full tray Gluten Free $35 1/2 tray $65 Full tray

Mostaccoli with meat or marinara sauce and a serving tool. Choose from 1/2 tray (feeds 10 people) or full tray (feeds 20 people). Includes, tax, delivery, plates, napkins and utensils. Gluten Free options also available. Call 847-228-3529 one week prior to your party to order.

Pizza

$15 Cheese, $17 one topping, $20 more than one topping

Pizza's are prepared by a local restaurant in town,  and delivered to your party site. Pizzas are 16" and feed 4-5 adults or 8-10 children. Choose from cheese, one topping, or any topping pizza's.

Pizza's can be prepared with all of your favorite ingredients. Available toppings: Pepperoni, Sausage, Bacon, Chicken, Roast Beef, Ground Beef, Mushroom, Jalapeno, Green pepper, Olives, Onions, Spinach, Shrimp, Anchovies, Artichoke, Broccoli, Pineapple, Basil, Ham, Prosciutto, Fresh Tomato, Garlic, Ricotta Cheese, Fresh Bocconcini.  Pizza packages Include tax, delivery, plates, napkins and utensils.

Call 847-228-3529 one week prior to your party to order.

Pizza (Gluten Free)

$17 cheese, $19 1 topping, $23 more than one topping

Gluten Free Pizza's are prepared by a local restaurant in town,  and delivered to your party site. Pizzas are 12" and feed approximately 2 adults or 4 children. Choose from cheese, one topping, or any topping pizza's.

Pizza's can be prepared with all of your favorite ingredients. Available toppings: Pepperoni, Sausage, Bacon, Chicken, Roast Beef, Ground Beef, Mushroom, Jalapeno, Green pepper, Olives, Onions, Spinach, Shrimp, Anchovies, Artichoke, Broccoli, Pineapple, Basil, Ham, Prosciutto, Fresh Tomato, Garlic, Ricotta Cheese, Fresh Bocconcini.  Pizza packages Include tax, delivery, plates, napkins and utensils.

Call 847-228-3529 one week prior to your party to order.

Salad

$20 1/2 tray, $40 full tray

Garden salad, house dressing, tong and spoon. Choose from 1/2 tray (feeds 10 people) or full tray (feeds 20 people). Includes tax, delivery, plates, napkins and utensils. Call 847-228-3529 one week prior to your party to order.

Sub Sandwich

$25 for a 3 foot sandwich

3 foot American Sub  with Ham, turkey, cheddar, lettuce, tomato & mayo packets. Each sub has 12 pieces.   Includes tax, delivery, plates, napkins and utensils. Call 847-228-3529 one week prior to your party to order.

FAQs

Can I bring my own food, cake and beverages into the park?

 

Yes, you may bring in your own food, beverages, and cake into the park. If you bring in your own food, beverages and cake, you will need to provide all plates, napkins, cups and utensils.
Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the park!
A refrigerator and freezer is available for guest use, however, space is limited.
A full size sheet cake will not fit in the refrigerator, but a 1/2 sheet or 1/4 sheet will.
A microwave or power outlets for crock pots is NOT available for guest use, but you may use sterno to heat food.
Pirates' Cove has a full menu of food options at reasonable prices. You can call the party coordinator one week in advance to add food to your party. Our food is catered through a local restaurant. If food, beverages, or cake are purchased through the park, plates, cups, utensils, and napkins will be provided.
Can I rent out the whole park?

Yes, the whole park is available for rentals on Friday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm. The cost is $2,150 for Residents and $2,250 for nonresidents. Call the rental coordinator at (847) 228-3529 for more details.

What is the difference between the party sites?

There are 3 different areas in the park that parties are held: Cannonball Falls, Dragon's Castle and the top of the Pirate Ship. Dragon's Castle and the Pirate Ship are only available during the evening and Sunday morning party times. The Cannonball Falls sites are available for all party times.

Cannonball Falls - Cannonball Falls is an area near the back of the park. It is mostly covered by a tent. There can be up to 6 parties booked in the area at one time. The area has 2 sites that can hold a maximum of 48 people, 1 site for 32 people, and 3 sites for 24 people. The 48 person site consists of 6 picnic tables and 1 serving table. The 32 person site has 4 picnic tables and 1 serving table. The 24 person site has 3 picnic tables and 1 serving table.

Dragon's Castle - Dragon's Castle is the patio that is next to the concession stand. It seats a maximum of 60 people and consists of (10) 48-inch round tables with benches at each table, which can accommodate between 4-8 people per table, (2) wheelchair accessible tables, which can accommodate 3-6 people in addition to the wheelchair, and (1) 8-foot rectangular table for serving. Each seating table has it's own umbrella for shade.  There is only 1 party booked in this area at a time. This area is only available for Saturday and Sunday evening or Sunday morning parties.

Pirate Ship - -  The top of the Pirate Ship seats a maximum of 48 people and is available for Saturday and Sunday evening or Sunday morning parties only. The top of the Pirate Ship is not handicapped accessible and has numerous stairs leading up to it. There are (13) 6 foot tables with benches that can accommodate 4-6 people per table, and (1) 8-foot table for serving.  The top of the Pirate ship has a small area with a roof for shade as well as  sunshade that goes across the ship. (If high winds are present, the sunshade may need to be retracted) Only 1 party at a time is booked on the top of the Pirate Ship.

1/2 of the Pirate Ship -  1/2 of the Pirate Ship is available for parties Monday-Thursday afternoons from 1-4pm and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00-8:00pm. For 1/2 of the Pirate ship there will be (6) 6 foot tables with benches that can accommodate 4-6 people per table and (1) 8-foot table for serving. The top of the Pirate ship has a small area with a roof for shade as well as  sunshade that goes across the ship. (If high winds are present, the sunshade may need to be retracted) 1/2 the Pirate Ship will seat a maximum of 24 people. Please note that the Pirate Ship is considered a park attraction and the public will be allowed to play and sit in the other part of the ship not occupied by your party
What is the difference between party times?

Pirates' Cove offers several different party days and times:

Afternoons 1:00-4:00pm - Afternoon 1:00-4:00pm parties are available Saturday & Sundays in the Cannonball Falls party area only.  
Afternoon 1:00-4:00pm parties are also available Monday - Thursday in Cannonball Falls and on 1/2 the Pirate Ship.
All afternoon parties occur when the park is open to the public!

Evening 5:00-8:00pm Tuesday and Thursday Parties - Parties are available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Cannonball Falls and on 1/2 the Pirate Ship. The park will be open to the public during these party times!

Sunday Mornings 10:00am-12:00pm - Sunday morning parties are available in the Cannonball Falls, Dragon's Castle and on the Pirate Ship prior to the park opening on Sunday. There can be up to 8 parties booked in the park at once.
Sunday morning parties are held when the park is closed to the public. Once the party time is over, and the park opens to the public, guests may remain in the park for as long as they would like (until the park closes at 4:00pm), but the party site must be vacated.

Saturday & Sunday Evenings 5:30-8:30pm
 - Evening parties are available Saturday and Sunday in the Cannonball Falls, Dragon's Castle, and on the Pirate Ship. All Saturday and Sunday evening parties occur when the park is closed to the public. Up to 8 parties may be booked at once, but the amount of guests in the park will not exceed 400.

Do I need to count adults in the guest count?

The party guest count must include both children and adults. The party sites can only accommodate the stated maximum number of guests, either 24, 32, 48 or 60 depending on the site booked. (Infants under 1 year old do not need to be counted in the guest count)  All guests will receive a sticker to access the park and party area, no one will be allowed in the party area without a party sticker. The Birthday child and 2 adult chaperones do not need to be included in your guest count.  Extra guests above your sites maximum are not allowed.  If your guest count exceeds your sites maximum, you will be charged for the next larger site or $10.00 per person, whichever is more, but will not receive any additional seating.

I may have a few extra people coming to my party, is that ok?

No, due to overcrowding and fire codes, extra people above your site's maximum are not allowed. Each party site will only accommodate the maximum amount of people stated 24, 32, 48 or 60. If you have extra guests, we recommend upgrading to a larger site. Only guests with the party stickers will be allowed in the party areas. If extra guests show up, you will be charged for the next larger site, or $10 per person, whichever is more, but you will not receive any additional seating, 

How will my guests know where to go?

When your guests arrive they will check in at the gatehouse and be told which site you will be at. Your party captain will give you stickers that correspond to your table signs to give to your guests so that they may access the attractions and the party area.  You are responsible for the behavior of your guests.  Please ensure that your guests are sitting and eating food from your party site only.

The weather looks threatening, how will I know if the party will still be held?

You may call the weather hotline at (847) 439-2683, this is a recorded message.
If you have questions on the day of your party you may call the Pirates' Cove gatehouse at (847) 690-1157 and speak with the manager on duty. If the manager does not answer, please leave a message and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Pirates’ Cove staff will make every effort to keep the park open, but we may need to close if the weather is severe. A decision regarding closing the park due to weather will be made 3 hours (2 hours for a Sunday morning party) before your scheduled party time. If parties are cancelled we will contact you and try to reschedule your party or issue a full refund (Cakes cannot be refunded).  If the park closes due to severe weather an alternate indoor area will not be available for your party. 

If the park needs to close during your party time for weather, a partial refund may be given, depending on how much time you were in the park.  Partial refunds are given at the discretion of the Pirates Cove coordinator.

What is the cancellation policy?

A $25 fee will be assessed to parties cancelled more than 14 days prior to the scheduled party date. Cancellations 14 days or less from the date of the party will be refunded 50% of the paid balance. 

Weather Cancellations: The Pirates’ Cove staff will make every effort to keep the park open, but we may need to close if the weather is severe. A decision regarding closing the park due to weather will be made 3 hours (2 hours for a Sunday morning party) before your scheduled party time. If parties are cancelled we will contact you and try to reschedule your party or issue a full refund (Cakes cannot be refunded).  If the park closes due to severe weather an alternate indoor area will not be available for your party. 

If the park needs to close during your party time for weather, a partial refund may be given, depending on how much time you were in the park.  Partial refunds are given at the discretion of the Pirates Cove coordinator.
 

I would like to bring in a magician or face painter to entertain my party guests, is that allowed?

Yes, you may bring in entertainment for your party. However, we require that the performer send us a certificate of insurance with the Elk Grove Park District named as additionally insured. Please call the rental coordinator for more information on the certificates of insurance requirements.

Do you allow balloons?

Yes, you may bring your own balloons.

Will there be someone to help me set up my party site?

Yes, all parties come with a shared party captain, and there are carts available to transport your party items to your site. The party captain will assist you in getting items out of your car and to your party site. Party captains are normally responsible for between 2 or 3 parties, and may not be available at all times. 

How can I add extras to my party?

Extras like food, cake, goodie boxes, or character visits may be added one week prior to the party.  Please call the Rental Coordinator at (847) 228-3529 to add these extras to your party.

I want to purchase goodie boxes, but I haven't received all of my R.S.V.P.'s?

You should purchase the amount of boxes you think you may need, more will be available to purchase on the day of your party and we will refund any unused goodie boxes.

Is there ice available for my cooler?

We recommend filling your cooler with ice prior to coming to the park. We have complimentary ice to add to your cooler or bring to your site in an ice bucket. If you order beverages through the park ice will be provided.

Is there a refrigerator available for my cake?

There is a refrigerator for guest use, however there is limited space.
A full size sheet cake will not fit in the refrigerator.
A 1/2 sheet or a 1/4 sheet cake will fit in our refrigerator.  
We highly recommend buttercream frosting instead of whipped cream,as even with refrigeration, whipped cream frosting will melt.

Is there a freezer available for ice cream?

There is a freezer for guest use, however space is limited.

Are there outlets for me to use to plug in a crock pot?

Sorry, the power outlets are not available for guest use.

Do I need to bring tablecloths for my party site?

All tables in the Canonball Falls party site are covered with white plastic tablecloths. You are welcome to bring your own themed tablecloths if you would like. The picnic tables are 72" x 28 1/2".

In the Pirate Ship and Dragon's Castle sites, only the 8 foot serving tables are covered with white plastic tablecloths. Again, you are welcome to bring your own themed tablecloths and tablecloths for the individual tables.

The Pirate Ship party site has (13) 6 foot tables with benches, and (1) 8-foot rectangular table for serving. The top of the Pirate ship has a small area with a roof for shade as well as  sunshade that goes across the ship. (If high winds are present, the sunshade may need to be retracted)

The Dragon's Castle party site has (10) 42 inch round tables with attached benches, (2) 48 inch oval wheelchair accessible tables with benches and (1) 8-foot rectangular table for serving. There are umbrellas for shade.
Can I bring a pinata?

Due to space and safety restrictions we ask that you do not bring a pinata into the park.

Can I come early to set up my party site?

Yes, you may come 30 minutes prior to the start of your party to set up your site. You will also have 30 minutes after the party to clean up your site and vacate the park. Failure to do so will result in a $30.00 fee for every 15 minutes over the allotted time, beginning 1 minute after the allotted time.

Can I bring my own decorations and confetti?

You may bring decorations, however there is limited space to hang them.  Confetti is not allowed, there will be a $25 cleaning fee charged to parties using confetti.