Family Friendly Rides

All Aboard Family Friendly Rides

Climb aboard the train for a morning or afternoon of family fun as you wind through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Passengers will enjoy different entertainment and activities perfect for kids of all ages. Children under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parents lap.

We’ve designed these excursions specifically with kids in mind. Different excursions are offered throughout the year for children of all ages. Rides include: Royalty on the Rails, Superheroes on the Train, Family Fun Loop, Read Aboard, stuffed animal workshops, Disney Pixar Trivia, Bingo and more.

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Summer Read Aboard

Wednesdays and Thursdays

Recommended for ages 3 and up. This excursion will depart from Peninsula Depot at 9:45 a.m., 11:40 a.m. and 1:55 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Snacks and beverages available for purchase in concession car.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour ride
  • Story time led by a local librarian
  • Hands-on craft activity
NightRide Coach

Night Ride

Fridays

Recommended for ages 3 and up. Tickets are $15 per person. Departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m.
At a Glance: 

  • Two-hour train ride
  • Concession car will be open
Trivia

Trivia on the Train

August 23 & September 13

Recommended for ages 3 and up. Tickets range from $15 – $20 per person. Departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour train ride
  • Host led trivia game
  • Prizes for top 3 teams
Back to School Bears

Family Fun Loop: Back to School Bears, presented by Meijer

August 24

Recommended for all ages. Tickets are $20 for a Builder ticket (stuffed animal included) and $15 for the Helper ticket. Departs at 1:55 p.m. from Peninsula Depot.
At a Glance: 

  • Two-hour round trip
  • Step-by-step instruction on creating stuffed animal
  • Your choice of stuffed bear (builder ticket only)
Tasty Treats (cupcakes)

Family Fun Loop: Tasty Treats, presented by Meijer

August 25

Recommended for all ages. Tickets are $25 for a Decorator Ticket and $15 for a Helper Ticket. Departs at 1:55 p.m. from Peninsula Depot.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour round trip ride
  • Decorate and enjoy some delicious cupcakes
  • Decorator Ticket only receives cupcakes
  • Don’t want a cupcake? Buy a Helper Ticket
  • Concession car available to buy snacks, drinks and merchandise

Bingo on the Train

August 30

Recommended for ages 3 and up. Tickets are $15 per person. Departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m.

At a Glance:

  • Two-hour train ride
  • Host led bingo game; prizes awarded for bingo winner(s)

Family Fun Loop: End of Summer Craft, presented by Meijer

August 31

Recommended for all ages (3 and up need ticket). Tickets are $20 per person. Departs from Peninsula Depot at 1:55 p.m.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour round trip
  • Crafting and coloring
  • Snacks and drinks available for purchase in concession car

Family Fun Loop: CVNP Rail Roving, presented by Meijer

September 1

Recommended for all ages (3 and up need ticket). Tickets are $15per person. Departs from Peninsula Depot at 1:55 p.m.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour round trip
  • Learn about animals in the national park
  • Snacks and drinks available for purchase in concession car
Tasty Treats (cookies)

Family Fun Loop: Tasty Treats, presented by Meijer

September 7

Recommended for all ages. Tickets are $25 for a Decorator Ticket and $15 for a Helper Ticket. Departs at 1:55 p.m. from Peninsula Depot.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour round trip ride
  • Decorate and enjoy some delicious cookies
  • Decorator Ticket only receives cookies
  • Don’t want a cupcake? Buy a Helper Ticket
  • Concession car available to buy snacks, drinks and merchandise
board games

Family Fun Loop: Board Games, presented by Meijer

September 8

Recommended for all ages. Tickets are $15 per person. Departs at 1:55 p.m. from Peninsula Depot.
At a Glance: 

  • Two-hour round trip
  • Classic games provided or bring your own
rescue puppies

Family Fun Loop: Rescue Puppies, presented by Meijer

September 14

Recommended for all ages. Tickets are $20 for a Builder ticket (stuffed animal included) and $15 for the Helper ticket. Departs at 1:55 p.m. from Peninsula Depot.
At a Glance: 

  • Two-hour round trip
  • Step-by-step instruction on creating stuffed animal
  • Your choice of stuffed puppy (builder ticket only)
royalty

Royalty on the Rails

September 15

Recommended for all ages. Tickets are $35 per person. Departs at 1:55 p.m. from Peninsula Depot.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour round trip ride
  • Listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a treat with princesses
  • Neverland Pirate, Peter Pan, Tink, and Frost Fairy
  • Concession car available to buy snacks, drinks and merchandise
Tasty Treats (cupcakes)

Family Fun Loop: Tasty Treats, presented by Meijer

October 5 and 6

Recommended for all ages. Tickets are $25 for a Decorator Ticket and $15 for a Helper Ticket. Departs on October 5 from Rockside Station at 2 p.m. Departs on October 6 from Akron Northside Station at 3:30 p.m.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour round trip ride
  • Decorate and enjoy some delicious cupcakes
  • Decorator Ticket only receives cookies
  • Don’t want a cupcake? Buy a Helper Ticket
  • Concession car available to buy snacks, drinks and merchandise
Pumpkin Party

Family Fun Loop: Pumpkin Party, presented by Meijer

October 12 and 20

Recommended for all ages. Tickets are $30 per decorator and $20 per helper (helper ticket does not receive a pumpkin). Departs on October 112 at 2 p.m. from Rockside Station. Departs on October 20 at 3:30 p.m. from Akron Northside Station.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour round trip ride
  • Decorate a pumpkin with arts and crafts supplies
  • Halloween costumes encouraged
  • Concession car available to buy snacks, drinks and merchandise
royalty

Super Royal Halloween Train

October 13 and October 19

Recommended for all ages. Tickets are $35 per person. Departs on October 13 at 3:30 p.m. from Akron Northside Station. Departs on October 19 at 2 p.m. from Rockside Station
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour round trip ride
  • Listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a treat with princesses
  • Warrior Woman, Patriotic Hero, La Princesa, and Amulet Princess
  • Concession car available to buy snacks, drinks and merchandise
Very Beary

Family Fun Loop: A Very Beary Costume Party, presented by Meijer

October 26 and 27

Recommended for all ages. Tickets are $30 for a Builder ticket (stuffed animal included) and $20 for the Helper ticket. Departs on October 26 at 2 p.m. from Rockside Station. Departs on October 27 at 3:30 p.m. from Akron Northside Station.
At a Glance: 

  • Two-hour round trip
  • Step-by-step instruction on creating stuffed animal
  • Everyone gets a bear, you get to dress the animal in a costume!

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The train will run on Labor Day, Monday, September 2.