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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Read Aboard - Akron Northside Station

April 3 - May 22

This excursion will depart from Akron Northside Station at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday from April 3 to May 22. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Concession car will not be available.
At a Glance:

  • Hour-and-a-half ride
  • Story time led by a local librarian
  • Hands-on craft activity

Read Aboard - Rockside Station

April 4 - May 23

This excursion will depart from Rockside Station at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday from April 4 to May 23. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Concession car will not be available.
At a Glance:

  • Hour-and-a-half ride
  • Story time led by a local librarian
  • Hands-on craft activity
Trivia

Trivia on the Train

April 26, May 3, 17 and 31

This excursion will depart from Rockside Station in Independence at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, May 3, 17 and 31. April 19, May 3 and 31 are Disney Pixar themed. Tickets range from $15 – $25 per person. Recommended for ages 3+.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour train ride
  • Host led trivia game
  • Prizes for top 3 teams

Bingo on the Train

April 26, May 10 and 24

This excursion will depart from Rockside Station in Independence at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, May 10 and 24. Changing themes! Tickets are $15 per person. Recommended for ages 5+.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour train ride
  • Host led bingo game; prizes awarded for bingo winner(s) and best dressed based on theme
  • April 26: Flower Power Bingo
  • May 10: Cinco de Mayo
  • May 24: Throwback Prom Bingo
NightRide Coach

Night Ride

April 26, May 3, 17, 24 and 31

This excursion will depart from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m. on April 26, May 3, 17, 24 and 31. Tickets are $15 per person.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour train ride
  • Board games available
  • Concession car will be open

Princess PJ Party

April 26

This excursion will depart from Rockside Station at 7 p.m. on April 26. Tickets are $35 per person.
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour long trip
  • Visit with princesses
  • Photo opportunities
  • Sweet treat and juice or water included
RailRoving

Family Fun Loop: CVNP Rail Roving, presented by Meijer

April 27

This excursion will depart from Peninsula Depot at 12:40 p.m. on April 27. Tickets are $15 per person.
At a Glance:

  • Hour-and-a-half long trip
  • Interactive presentation about Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Family Fun Loop: Spring Time Fuzzy Friends, presented by Meijer

April 28

This excursion will depart from Peninsula Depot at 12:40 p.m. on  April 28. Builder tickets are $20 per person and include materials. Helper tickets are $15 per person.
At a Glance:

  • Hour-and-a-half long trip
  • Step-by-step instruction on building toy
  • Choose between Bunny, Duck, and Lamb
  • Stuffed animal to take home

Family Fun Loop: Board Games, presented by Meijer

May 4

This excursion will depart from Peninsula Depot at 1:55 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Tickets are $15 per person.
At a Glance:

  • Hour-and-a-half long trip
  • Popular board games provided; guests are welcome to bring their own

Family Fun Loop: Mother's Day Crafts, presented by Meijer

May 5

This excursion will depart from Peninsula Depot at 1:55 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. Tickets are $20 per person.
At a Glance:

  • Hour-and-a-half long trip
  • Guided craft activity to create a gift for mom
  • Coloring

Family Fun Loop: May Day Crafts, presented by Meijer

May 18

This excursion will depart from Peninsula Depot at 1:55 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Tickets are $20 per person.
At a Glance:

  • Hour-and-a-half long trip
  • Guided craft activity
  • Coloring

Royalty on the Rails

May 19, July 14 and August 11

This excursion will depart from Peninsula Depot at 1:55 p.m. on May 19, July 14 and August 11. Tickets are $35 per person. Tickets for August 11 will go on sale to members on May  7 and to the public on May 10.
At a Glance:

  • Hour-and-a-half long trip
  • Entertainment from various princesses
  • Cookie and juice or water included

Family Fun Loop: Mythical Creatures, presented by Meijer

May 26

This excursion will depart from Peninsula Depot at 1:55 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. Tickets are $20 per builder and $15 per helper.
At a Glance:

  • Hour-and-a-half long trip
  • Step-by-step instruction on building toy
  • Choose between Unicorn and Dinosaur
  • Stuffed animal to take home

Superheroes on the Train

June 9 and July 28

This excursion will depart from Peninsula Depot at 1:55 p.m. on June 9 and July 28. Tickets are $35 per person. Tickets for July 28 will go on sale to members on May 7 and to the public on May 10.
At a Glance:

  • Hour-and-a-half long trip
  • Entertainment from Super Power Girl, Patriotic Hero, Bat Guy, and Warrior Woman
  • Cookie and juice or water included

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