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
  • Tickets range from $15-$25, 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.
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Board Games

July 24, 2021

Come ride the rails through Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you enjoy tabletop games in one of our table cars. We’ll provide a few classics, a set of cards for your family to take home, and you can bring your own fun games on board!

Furry Friends – Bears & Dogs

July 25, 2021

Climb aboard this half-loop excursion for an afternoon stuffed with family fun! Take in the sights of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you receive step-by-step instruction on how to bring your new friend to life!

 

Trains, Tracks and Trails

July 31, 2021

Climb aboard for this half loop experience to learn about the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. One of CVSR’s knowledgeable volunteers will teach you about our trains, the history of this form of transportation and what nature lives within the park. This educational experience for young children will include interactive activities for each table. Hop onboard and see the park from a different view.

Shark Week Craft & Bingo

August 7, 2021

Climb aboard and spend the afternoon crafting on the train! On board, we’ll provide the supplies to color and create a special and fun Shark Week themed craft that you can take home to your friends and family.

Tasty Treats: Cookie Decorating

August 8, 2021

Climb aboard and spend the afternoon decorating cookies with a variety of fun toppings. On board, we’ll provide all the supplies, you just need to bring your creative decorating ideas.

Family Fun Loop: Board Games

August 14, 2021

Come ride the rails through Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you enjoy tabletop games in one of our table cars. We’ll provide a few classics, a set of cards for your family to take home, and you can bring your own fun games on board!

Furry Friends – Summer Splash

August 15, 2021

Climb aboard this half-loop excursion for an afternoon stuffed with family fun! Take in the sights of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you receive step-by-step instruction on how to bring your new friend to life!

Trains, Tracks and Trails

August 21, 2021

Climb aboard for this half loop experience to learn about the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. One of CVSR’s knowledgeable volunteers will teach you about our trains, the history of this form of transportation and what nature lives within the park. This educational experience for young children will include interactive activities for each table. Hop onboard and see the park from a different view.

Back to School Craft & Bingo

August 28, 2021

Climb aboard and spend the afternoon crafting on the train! On board, we’ll provide the supplies to color and create a special and fun Back to School themed craft that you can take home to your friends and family.

Tasty Treats: Cupcakes

August 29, 2021

Climb aboard and spend the afternoon decorating cupcakes with a variety of fun toppings. On board, we’ll provide all the supplies, you just need to bring your creative decorating ideas.

Family Fun Loop: Board Games

September 25, 2021

Come ride the rails through Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you enjoy tabletop games in one of our table cars. We’ll provide a few classics, a set of cards for your family to take home and you can bring your own fun games on board!

Family Fun Loop: Furry Friends – Mystery Animal

September 26, 2021

Climb aboard this half-loop excursion for an afternoon stuffed with family fun! Builders will get a mystery animal to bring to life. Take in the sights of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you receive step-by-step instruction on how to bring your new friend to life!

Steam in the Valley: Family Fun Loop

Saturday, September 9, 11 & 18 at 10 a.m.

Rockside Station

Bring the kids onboard for a family ride filled with fun! Come ride the rails through Cuyahoga Valley National Park while being pulled by the Nickel Plate Steam Locomotive #765! In this table car, you will have access to an assortment of board games, coloring sheets, and can be given a step by step instructional on a Steam train craft! Ticket includes 2 and a half hour roundtrip train ride, ability to deboard the train for a photo opportunity, access to board games, coloring sheets, and craft supplies.

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Steam in the Valley: Family Fun Loop

Sunday, September 5, 12 & 19 at 11 a.m.

Akron Station

Bring the kids onboard for a family ride filled with fun! Come ride the rails through Cuyahoga Valley National Park while being pulled by the Nickel Plate Steam Locomotive #765! In this table car, you will have access to an assortment of board games, coloring sheets, and can be given a step by step instructional on a Steam train craft! Ticket includes 2 and a half hour roundtrip train ride, ability to deboard the train for a photo opportunity, access to board games, coloring sheets, and craft supplies.

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The Nickel Plate Road Steam Locomotive No. 765 returns in September. For details please visit https://www.cvsr.org/steam/