Chug – a –Chug – a…BOO? This Halloween train concept is a new one for me, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to check these out with my kids. Last year my 4 year old and I took a Metro North train from Stamford to Greenwich (a ten minute ride) and she thought it was the greatest outing ever. Wonder what she’ll think about some of these Halloween train adventures?
Pumpkin Patch Train Rides, Danbury, CT
Visit the Danbury Rail Museum to hop on a vintage train for a short ride to their pumpkin patch. Trains run hourly on Saturday, October 13th, 20th, and 27th between the hours of 10:30 and 3:30, and Sunday, October 14th, 21st and 28th between 12:30 and 3:30. Tickets are $9/person (under 2 are free), and include access to the museum, ciders, donuts, a pumpkin, and the train ride.
120 White Street, Danbury, CT, 06810, 203.778.8337
Pumpkin Patch Trolley Ride, East Haven, CT
If you’re further east, try visiting the Shore Line Trolley Museum for your pumpkin patch train ride. Running October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28 from 11-4, the train adventure includes a short trolley ride to the pumpkin patch, a pumpkin to paint, and refreshments. Ticket prices are $10/adult (16 and over) and $8/child (2-15).
17 River Street, East Haven, CT, 06512, 203.467.6927
Pumpkin Patch Trolley Ride and "Rails to the Darkside", East Windsor, CT
The CT Trolley Museum offers 2 types of Halloween adventures; the pumpkin patch trolley ride for the younger crew, and the spookier “Rails to the Darkside” for older kids and adults. Pumpkin patch trolley rides run Fridays (10AM – 3:30PM), Saturdays (10AM – 4:30) and Sundays (12-4:30) on October. Tickets are $10/adult, and $6/child (ages 2-12), and include a pumpkin (for the children only) and participation in Halloween festivities such as face-painting and arts and crafts.
For older kids and adults who enjoy Halloween ghoulish-ness, try the Trolley Museum’s 90 minute “Rails to the Darkside” adventure. The ride runs Fridays and Saturdays in October, from 7pm-9:30 pm. Tickets are $13/adult, and $8/child (2-12). This is NOT for young kids (or the faint of heart!)...the ride is chocked full of blood, eyeballs, darkness, and howling noises.
58 North Road, East Windsor, CT, 860.627.6540
Halloween Pumpkin Patch Rides, Thomaston, CT
Visit the Railway Museum of New England on Saturdays and Sundays in October (starting the weekend of the 13th) to enjoy a train ride to the pumpkin patch. Trains leave at 12 and 2 for a 1 hour and 20 minute ride. On the weekend of the 27th and 28th, wear your costume! TIckets are $16/adult, and $13/children (ages 3-12).
242 East Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787, 860.283.7245
For even more Halloween Train Ride fun check out this post.