READ & RIDE Children’s Tours
Take a trolley ride with The Conductor & your favorite Children’s Characters!
Kids and parents hop aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley for a ride through Downtown with The Conductor and the day's GUEST OF HONOR. Characters will visit with each kid personally to pose for pictures, and read a few stories on the Trolley.
A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER will be on hand to help you capture the moment, and then you can download your digital pictures for free. Surprises, crafts & activities, refreshments, children’s music, and more await those on the READ & RIDE CHILDREN’S TOURS. Plan to arrive a little early, or stay a little late, to take advantage of our FACE-PAINTING from Free Spirited Artistry.
Please be sure to check the character schedule BELOW before buying your ticket!
READ & RIDE CHILDREN’S TOURS are best for toddlers to young grade schoolers. Children under 2 years old ride FREE with Parent’s admission.
Tours begin at The Trolley Lot - 424 South McDowell Street next to Poole's Diner. Plenty of parking is available in the adjacent Wake County Parking Deck (accessed at 216 Cabarrus Street). Please arrive 15-30 minutes in advance of your tour time.
A 30-minute Trolley ride & story-time with The Conductor & the GUEST OF HONOR.
Themed crafts & activities at The Trolley Lot.
Complimentary children’s snacks & juice boxes.
Face Painting & Fairy Hair Booths.
Professional Photographer with free digital downloads.
A Trolley load of smiles.
A donation to local children’s literacy organizations including Read & Feed, WakeEd, and more!
BEFORE BUYING TICKETS TO READ & RIDE CHILDREN’S TOURS,
PLEASE CHECK THE SCHEDULE OF CHARACTERS BELOW.