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Tilden Park Steam Trains

Tilden Park Steam Trains Now Open Week Days

The Tilden Park steam trains in the Berkeley hills are open for the summer. Wonderful fun for toddlers. Plan your visit.

Reopened: Rides & More at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland

Reopening with some limitations: Children’s Fairyland is a beloved storybook theme park for kids under age 8 at Lake Merritt in Oakland.

Reopened: Reserve Your Tickets for The Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo is open by reservation with lots of animals and the gondola. No indoor places or playgrounds though, so manage expectations.

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Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton

Santa Cruz Guide for Kids who Love Trains

Three terrific places to take your train-obsessed kid on a getaway to Santa Cruz. And where to stay.

Magical Christmas Train with Santa

Book Now: Magical Christmas Train in Sacramento

Tickets are now available for the Magical Christmas Train by River Fox out of West Sacramento. It will be lots of holiday fun.

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napa wine train turns into Santa Train

Holiday Train Rides Around the Bay Area

All aboard the Polar Express! Here are a few magical holiday train rides for Bay Area families, some of which will sell out quickly.

Best East Bay Destinations & Tips for Train Lovers

When my kid was one, the best way to get him out of the house was to talk about the choo choos we would see: real train, BART train, train table, all good!

Sacramento Polar Express

Cancelled for 2020: Polar Express in Old Town Sacramento

Sad, but not surprised, to report that the Polar Express out of Sacramento is cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19.

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Niles Canyon Railway child looks out window

Reopening: Niles Canyon Railway

Niles Canyon Railway is opening for a limited number of autumn rides out of Sunol Station. Get your tickets now. All aboard!

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