Photo courtesy of Strasburg Rail Road
Photo courtesy of Strasburg Rail Road

Hop Aboard the Easter Bunny Express: Train Rides for Kids Near Philly

Spring is in the air, and Easter is on the way! Many of the area's scenic railroads celebrate the season with excursions that include springtime fun. We have rounded up several Easter-themed trains that are running special events for kids in the Delaware Valley and beyond. Some of these trains include an Easter egg hunt at the halfway stop so be sure to bring along a basket. It is helpful to check whether the railroad provides a photographer and charges for a picture with the Bunny or if you can bring your own camera.

Plan out your Easter train ride with this helpful list. Then extend Easter fun by reviewing our Egg Hunt and Easter Breakfasts, Brunches, Lunches, and Dinners posts which include events throughout the Delaware Valley.

As with all current events, COVID-19 protocols are in place. Visitors must wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines. Tickets should be purchased in advance as most venues are limiting capacity. If an event appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
32 West Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938

Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad
42 Community Center Drive
Kempton, PA

Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE 19808

West Chester Railroad
230 E Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382

Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA

The Colebrookdale Railroad
Post Office Box 492
Boyertown, PA 19512
Maple Sugaring at Wolf's Hollow Park
Wolf's Hollow County Park, Parking Lot - 1:30 PM Pick
History Heroes Storytime
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library - 2:00 PM Pick
Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
Leaders and Legends of North Philadelphia: Black History Month Exhibit
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse - various times Pick
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