Family Fun Loop

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with your loved ones with Family Fun Loop, the ultimate train event series designed to bring joy and laughter to families of all sizes! Get ready to be entertained and amazed as you join us on a journey filled with engaging activities, where children, grandparents, and everyone in between can create cherished memories together.

Witness the magic of seeing beloved superheroes and princesses come to life before your eyes. Explore the wonders of nature and the fascinating world of railroads through interactive learning experiences. From playing games that ignite imagination to unleashing creativity in every family member, there’s something for everyone on our Fun Loop!

Looking for a remarkable birthday gift or a special celebration? Look no further! Family Fun Loop promises an experience like no other, leaving smiles on the faces of your loved ones that will last a lifetime. No matter the size of your family, we guarantee an unforgettable adventure that will bring you closer together.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to create treasured moments with your family. Join us at Family Fun Loop and make memories that will be talked about for years to come!

Please Note: The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad ADA car is undergoing upgrades to enhance accessibility for guests with mobility issues and is currently NOT available. Notice of the car’s return to the rails will be posted here on the website. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. We are committed to creating a more accessible and enjoyable experience for all passengers.

Akron Northside Station

27 Ridge Street
Akron, OH 44308
Departs 12:30 pm – Returns 2:20 pm
Please plan to arrive 45 minutes before departure time.

Read Aboard
Tickets: $11 –  $16
March 9 – Oink, Moo, Neigh
April 7 – Look To The Sky
May 19 – Things That Go
June 9 – Just Imagine
July 6 – Don’t Bug Me

All aboard for a magical journey of imagination and creativity with Read Aboard! Join us for a  program filled with captivating stories, delightful songs, and engaging crafts designed to make every train ride an unforgettable adventure. Sit back, relax, and let our talented storytellers transport you to a world of wonder and joy. Don’t miss out on this unique experience that will leave you and your little ones smiling from ear to ear. Book your ticket now for an enchanting story time on the train with Read Aboard!

Rail Rover
Tickets: $20 – 25
March 23
April 20
June 29

Join a Rail Rover on the train  and discover the wonders of Cuyahoga Valley National Park like never before. Prepare to be amazed as our knowledgeable guides take you on a scenic train ride through the park, identifying wildlife and sharing fascinating insights about their habitats. Get ready to see the park from a whole new perspective, immersing yourself in the beauty and charm of nature. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with the animals and landscapes that make the Cuyaghoga Valley National Park so special. Hop onboard with a Rail Rover and let the journey begin! Geared for children pre Kindergarten and younger.

Tasty Treats
$25 – Helper
$30 – Decorator
March 17
April 13
April 28
May 25
July 21

All aboard for a delicious adventure! Join us on Tasty Treats On The Train, where the whole family can embark on a sweet journey together. Get ready to unleash your creativity as you decorate mouthwatering cookies and cupcakes with an array of exciting toppings. Our interactive train rides provide the perfect setting for a fun-filled afternoon that will leave everyone with memories to cherish. We’ve got all the supplies covered, so all you need to bring is your imagination. Don’t miss out on this delectable experience!

Special Guest Character Train
Tickets: $35 – 40
March 16 – Superheroes
March 30 – Easter Bunny
April 27 – Princesses
June 30 – Superheroes

Our Character Train offers an unforgettable adventure! Join us on a magical journey filled with enchanting stories, catchy songs, and tasty treats. Get ready to meet your favorite characters up close, collect autographs, and capture picture-perfect memories that will last a lifetime. Dress up in your most fabulous character costume or outfit and let your imagination run wild. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to create cherished moments with our special guests. Hop on board the Character Train and let the fun begin!

Craft & Bingo
Tickets: $20 – $25
March 2 – Johnny Appleseed
March 24 – Easter Craft
April 21
May 26
July 7

Looking for a fun and creative way to enjoy your family train ride? Look no further! Join us on board and let your imagination run wild as we provide all the supplies you need to create amazing crafts right on the train. Get ready to unleash your inner artist THEN play an old fashioned game of Bingo. Don’t miss out – hop on board for a family friendly day!

Board Games On Rails
Tickets: $20 – $25
February 25

Step aboard our Board Games on Rails! Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Cuyahoga Valley National Park while getting enjoying a little friendly competition. Whether you’re a fan of classics or have your own favorites, our table cars are equipped with an extensive collection of board games, card games, word puzzles, and more. Gather your friends and family for an unforgettable journey filled with laughter, strategy, and endless fun. All aboard for an adventure that combines the excitement of train travel with the joy of gaming!

Trains, Tracks & Trails
Tickets: $20 – $25
March 10
April 7

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 or staff 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 on board and see the park from a different view. Best for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

$25 – Helper
$30 – Builder
March 3 – Aquatic Animals
April 6 – Magical Creatures
April 14 – Zoo Animals
July 20 – Aquatic Animals

Embark on a wild adventure with Create A Critter – the ultimate family activity that combines creativity, nature, and furry fun! Step into the enchanting Cuyahoga Valley National Park and let your imagination run wild as you bring your very own critter to life. With our easy-to-follow instructions and a wide range of materials, everyone in the family can unleash their inner artist and create a unique, cuddly companion to cherish forever. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience that will create lasting memories for you and your loved ones.