Why should Christmas have all the fun? Forget the Polar Express and hop on the Easter Express! Four NJ railroad museums not only offer you a fun glimpse into the historic past of railroads and trains, but kids of all ages can also catch a train ride and enjoy an on-board visit with the Easter Bunny himself. Some rides even include a trip through the museum or Easter Egg Hunt at the final destination. Of course, photo ops and Easter treats for all. Buy your tickets early, because the bunny sells out fast!
Easter Bunny Train Ride in New Jersey (Glen Rock, NJ)
March 26, 2016
Meet the Easter Bunny & other costumed characters at Glen Rock-Boro Hall at 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30. During the 60 minute Easter Bunny Train Ride the Easter Bunny will hop through the train and visit each child, giving them a special gift from his basket. In addition to the Easter Bunny there will be other surprise characters visiting--intrigued? Check website for current pricing. All passengers, including infants, must have a ticket. Advance ticket purchase recommended on the website. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-238-0555 for more information.
The Easter Bunny Express (Flemington, NJ)
March 13, 19, 20, 25 and 26, 2016
The tallest bunny in the world will be hopping aboard at the Flemington NJ Pennsylvania Railroad station at 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm, depending on the date chosen. Allow approximately 90 minutes for your round trip ride. Tickets are first come first serve. Reservations not available. Passengers begin their round-trip ride at Flemington Station. Group rates and charters available, check website for current pricing. Email email@example.com for more information.
Easter Bunny Express (Phillipsburg, NJ)
March 19, 20 and 26, 2016
The Easter Bunny Express takes the kids and Mr. Bunny for a ride in an Easter-decorated classic train along the beautiful Delaware River. In addition to greeting each child, Mr. Bunny leads an Easter Egg Hunt at the train’s final destination. The world famous Josh Horton Juggler Extraordinaire will be on board to entertain you on the train and at the Bunny Patch. A banjo playing hobo will also be on hand for your family's entertainment. Each child heads out on a hunt for eggs in a beautiful glade filled with Easter eggs. The colorful Easter Eggs are filled with either a small toy or candy. Departures: 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm and 3:30 pm. Advance ticket purchase recommended on the New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society website.
Easter Bunny Express at Whippany Railroad Museum (Whippany, NJ)
March 19, 20 and 26, 2016
Catch the Easter Bunny and his team of hoppy helpers on board this themed 45-minute long train ride through northern New Jersey, including the Morristown & Erie Railway's historic Whippanong Trail. Bring your camera to take a picture of your child with the Easter Bunny as he hands out treats to each child (be sure you’re ready for your shot - they move from child to child quickly!). Departures at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm & 4 pm. Check the website for current pricing. Advance registration highly recommended via online or mail-in on website.
Image: Black River & Western Railroad
Originally published 2012