UCB Parents Recommendations for Places to Go

Niles Canyon Railway in Sunol

Advice and recommendations from the UCB Parents mailing list. This page is brought to you by UC Berkeley Parents Network
Back to Places to Go with Kids
website for Niles Canyon Railway: http://www.ncry.org


Re: birthday party for 6-year-old

The Niles Canyon Railway in Sunol runs trains every Sunday during the Spring and Summer and on the first and third Sundays of the month during the Fall and Winter seasons. It's a fun ride for the whole family. If you have a larger group, I think you can call and book reservations in advance. The full-sized train runs through the small town of Sunol, and the kids love it when the train gets to toot its whistle in warning to cross the streets and people wave, and then it winds its way through the canyon. In the spring, the wildflowers are out and make it a very pretty ride. The conductors are all friendly and knowledgable. There's usually a covered car and an open car, so you can take your pick of sunshine (remember what that is??) or shade/cover from the rain. If you're making a party of it, they might be able to recommend some nice picnic spots nearby the train depot to have treats. It's a bit of a drive from Berkeley (45 mins - 1 hour), but if you are just inviting a few of his friends along and making an outing of it, it could be fun. Information at: http://www.ncry.org/ncryxcur.htm


UCB Parents Home Page UCB Parents Recommendations UCB Parents Advice

The opinions and statements expressed on this page are those of parents who belong to the UC Berkeley Parents Network and should not be taken as a position of or endorsement by the University of California, Berkeley.