Family Friendly Rides

IMPORTANT UPDATE: For the safety and health of passengers, staff and volunteersall Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) train departures have been canceled from March 13 – April 30. CVSR feels a responsibility to the community and we believe the appropriate response to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to cancel train rides.

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All Aboard Family Friendly Rides

These short, interactive train rides are perfect for the whole family. If your little ones love princesses and superheroes, we recommend Royalty on the Rails and Superheroes on the Train. We also offer build-your-own stuffed animal workshops, holiday crafts, cookie-decorating rides and more!

At a Glance: 

  • 1.5-2 hour round trip excursions
  • afternoon and some evening departures
  • $15-$35 per person, depending on program
  • Children 3 and up need a ticket. Children under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap.

Upcoming Events

Family Fun Loop

Family Fun Loop, presented by Meijer, is a one-and-a-half-hour ride designed for kids of all ages. These shorter, more interactive programs are perfect to entertain the whole family. Programs are recommended for kids ages 3-12, but younger children are welcome as well.

RailRoving

Rail Roving

May 23, Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 1, Aug 15, Aug 29
Departs at 12:55 p.m. from Peninsula Station
12:55-2:15 p.m.

Tickets: $15 per person
Description: Learn about all of the animals and plants that can be found within the national park.

board games

Board Games

May 2, May 30, Jun 27, Jul 18, Aug 22
Departs at 12:55 p.m. from Peninsula Station
12:55-2:15 p.m.

Tickets: $15 per person
Description: Climb aboard and enjoy classic board games and cards on the train! We have some available or you can bring your own. Snacks, drinks and merchandise available for purchase in concession car.

Very Beary

Fuzzy Friends

May 3, May 17, Jun 7, Jun 28, Jul 12, Jul 25, Jul 26, Aug 23
Departs at 12:55 p.m. from Peninsula Station
12:55-2:15 p.m.

Tickets: $25 for builder ticket, $15 for helper ticket
Description: Build your very own stuffed animal on board the train! We’ll provide step-by-step instruction. Animals change seasonally. Pictures are included in each ticket description.

Tasty Treats (cupcakes)

Tasty Treats: Cupcake Decorating

Sun, May 31, Jun 13, Jul 19, Aug 30
Departs at 12:55 p.m. from Peninsula Station
12:55-2:15 p.m.

Tickets: $25 for decorator ticket (cupcakes included), $15 for helper ticket
Description: Decorate two cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles aboard this train ride! Please note: The helper ticket will not get cupcakes.

Tasty Treats (cookies)

Tasty Treats Cookie Decorating

Jul 11 and Aug 9
Departs at 12:55 p.m. from Peninsula Station
12:55-2:15 p.m.

Tickets: $25 for decorator ticket (cookies included), $15 for helper ticket
Description: Decorate two cookies with frosting and sprinkles aboard this train ride! Please note: The helper ticket will not get cupcakes.

Superhero

Superheroes on the Train

Sun, Jul 5

Departs at 12:55 p.m. from Peninsula Station
12:55-2:15 p.m.

Tickets: $35 per person
Description: Join us for an afternoon on the train to listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a sweet treat! Here you will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with some special guests. Everyone will be dressed in their super best, you should be too! We can’t wait to see you there in your Super party wear! Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes.

Royalty on the Rails

Royalty on the Rails

Sun, May 24 And Aug 2
Departs at 12:55 p.m. from Peninsula Station
12:55- 2:15 p.m.

Tickets: $35 per person

Description: Join us for an afternoon on the train to listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a sweet treat! Here you will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with some special guests which include: Cinderella, Prince Charming, Little Mermaid, and The Sea Prince. Everyone will be dressed in their royal best, you should be too! We can’t wait to see you there in your royal party wear! Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes.

Character Trains

Characters on the Train

Sun, Jun 14 and Aug 16
Departs at 12:55 p.m. from Peninsula Station
12:55- 2:15 p.m.

Tickets: $35 per person

Description: Join us for an afternoon on the train to listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a sweet treat! Here you will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with some special guests which include:

Jun 14: Galactic Warriors, Galactic Prince, and Galactic Princess
Aug 16: Toy Cowboy and Cowgirl, Alice and Dorothy

Summer Crafts 2020

Summer Crafts and Bingo

Sat, Aug 8
Departs at 12:55 p.m. from Peninsula Station
12:55-2:15 p.m.

Tickets: $20 per person
Description: Climb aboard and spend the afternoon creating a summer craft, and playing a themed bingo game! On board, we’ll provide the supplies to color and create a special craft for your friends and family. Concession car is accessible to passengers for items such as beer, wine, pop, water, and other small snacks.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has canceled all train rides from March 13—April 30 due to COVID-19. View More Information