Summer Family Fun at CVSR

Summer Family Fun at CVSR

With the kids out of school and those long warm days, summer is officially upon us in Northeast Ohio! Looking for fun things to do with the family? Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has a variety of  things to do this summer to give everyone a chance to ride the train. It’s time for some family fun at CVSR!

Christmas in July
The season for celebrating never stops here at CVSR! Celebrate the spirit of the season with a sunny adventure aboard the train with Santa! On this hour and a half long excursion you’ll get a Christmas in July santa surfingchance to write Santa a letter, play summer bingo, limbo, and the hula hoop freeze dance! Each passenger receives a cookie and one non-alcoholic beverage. If you’re attending Christmas in July you are eligible to enter our photo contest for a chance to win tickets to Steam in the Valley or Great Lakes Science Center! Tickets and dates here.

Family Fun Loop: Canvas for Kids
Climb aboard this half-loop excursion for an afternoon of fun and creativity with your family! Take in the sights of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you receive a step-by-step instructional to create your own special work of art! Tickets here.

Hale Farm Explorer
Travel by train to Hale Farm and Village, an outdoor living history museum! Here you will experience daily mid-19th century life depicted through dozens of historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, cooking presentations and demonstrations of Early American craft and trades. Board the train and get off at Indigo Lake Station, where a tram will provide transportation to Hale Farm. Tickets and dates here.

Lunch Along the Cuyahoga
Climb aboard and enjoy a four-course lunch, catered by Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville, while you make your way through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. On board, passengers will be served an appetizer, salad, main course, dessert and choice of coffee, tea or water. A meal option for children is available. Menu changes monthly. Tickets here.

Murder Mystery Train
Climb aboard and watch the mystery unfold as passenger’s role-play suspects and detectives. Guests will discover clues left at the crime scene and interrogate each other. Everyone will get a chance to solve the crime and interact with professional actors. Each passenger who correctly solves the mystery is awarded the Super Sleuth Certificate. Ages 14 and up. Tickets and dates here.

Family Fun Loop: CVNP Rail Roving
Climb aboard for this half loop (1 ½ hours) and learn more about what the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has to offer! One of the Park’s many Rail Rovers will stay in the car with families as they explain all the animals in CVNP! Rail Rovers will spot out wildlife and point out their homes along the train ride. Tickets and dates here.

Bike Aboard!
Ride your bike along the Ohio & Erie canal Towpath Trail in one direction and ride the train back in the other! Bikers pay fare upon boarding. More information here.

National Park Scenic
Sit back and relax on this 3 and a half hour loop through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Coach tickets are an all-day pass, passengers may get on and off the train at various stations throughout the day. Or experience CVNP in our first class dome car, where passengers get a birds eye view (all-day pass does not apply). More information here.

So what are you waiting for? Get out and explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park with the family!

Looking for our 21 and older events? View our special event page for beer and wine tasting excursions, music entertainment train rides, dinner excursions and more! There’s something for everyone!

Children ages 3 and older need a ticket. Children below the age of 3 do not need a ticket and must ride on parent’s lap. Ticket prices do not include delivery and preservation fees.

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Katie Brewer