Looking for a fun activity outside of the Bronx to celebrate Easter? Last weekend we made the 1 1/2 hour drive to Thomaston Connecticut to jump on the Easter Bunny Express at the Railroad Museum of New England.
We picked up our tickets from will call inside the station around 30 minutes before our train was to depart. Here you will also find a cool gift shop, as well as some light refreshments. We grabbed some cute chocolate bunny lollipops.
We boarded the train and found our seats- letting the girls sit by the window to enjoy the view.
This ride is especially fun because everyone gets off the train when it arrives at the bunny patch where the kids get to collect 3 rubber duckies of their choosing.
Once everyone grabbed their ducks, we hopped back on the train.
We then continued on our ride as the kids excitedly waited for a visit from the Easter Bunny while they enjoyed the view.
Finally, the bunny made its way to our car and visited each family to take photos with the kids and his special helper gave out three eggs for their duck and basket. The kids were so excited for this part!
After the bunny made it’s rounds, the train made its way back to the station filled with happy little ones.
While the train is an 1 /12 hours from the Bronx- it was worth the mini road trip to give our family a new experience- especially as my oldest grows out of a lot of these activities. With the scenery and historic train, it made it fun and interesting for the whole family.
If you wish to make it into a day trip, the museum has a great list of hotels and restaurants in the area to explore.
The Easter Bunny Express is offered each year, and has one date left for this 2018 season- with a new time added due to demand. There are also other cool train rides throughout the year including a chocolate decadence tour, summer scenic train rides, fall foliage and pumpkin patch, and northern lights limited and santa express.
For more information, visit www.rmne.org.
We received tickets to facilitate this post. As always, all opinions are our own.