Roaring Camp is a re-creation of a 1880s logging town complete with small-yet-powerful steam locomotives, a general store, depot, opera house, covered bridge, one-room schoolhouse, and engine houses. Antique cabooses double as food stands and offices; a chuckwagon barbecue and picnic grounds spread outward from the Main Street. Virgin Redwoods, dramatic river gorges, mountains, lush canyons, open meadows, and pine and oak forests characterize the 150 acres that surround Roaring Camp. You can customize your birthday party with entertainment options such as face painting, gold panning, candle making, a bounce house and more. Roaring Camp is located six miles north of Santa Cruz off State Route 17 at Mt. Hermon Road.
Celebrate your birthday outdoors at private picnic tables with canopy covers. Your package will include: • Party favors (paper hats and train whistles) for up to 28 children. • A genuine engineer's cap for the honoree. • Up to 6 picnic tables covered in checkered cloths and an old time camp barbecue barrel for light cooking. Train tickets are NOT included in this package, but may be purchased separately after selecting this package.
Your own private caboose will be waiting for you at Roaring Camp, festively decorated with colorful balloons. Your package will include: • 28 train tickets (you may purchase additional tickets as an add-on) • Party favors for up to 28 little guests (paper engineer hats and train whistles) • A Roaring Camp engineer's hat and scarf for the birthday child • Six picnic tables covered in checkered cloths and decorated with balloons • Fifty-five gallon barbecue barrel for light cooking Your caboose is joined to the last scheduled train of the day for a 75-minute excursion through the redwood forest to Bear Mountain and back to Roaring Camp. Your private car is returned to its private railroad siding. Maximum capacity is 28 people. Additional tickets may be purchased with the caboose package at the general group rate for space in the adjacent car.
Buy individual Adult train tickets for your Canopy Package, which does not include train tickets. You must buy a minimum of 25 tickets total for kids and adults to qualify for this group rate. (Max total riders 50.)
Bring your own charcoal and food to have an old fashioned cook out in one of our BBQ Barrels.
The balloon artist will twist up some fun for all the guests at your event!
A bounce house will have your guests jumping for joy.
Learn the art of old time candle making with the Roaring Camp Staff.
Face painting will will be a hit with the whole family.
Panning for gold is certain to add some shine to any party.
Buy individual Kids train tickets for your Canopy Package, which does not include train tickets. You must buy a minimum of 25 tickets total for kids and adults to qualify for this group rate. Kids under 2 are free. (Max total riders 50.)
Pre-purchased parking passes, priced per-vehicle.
Your Caboose Package includes 28 train tickets for kids or adults, but you may purchase extra Adult train tickets. (Max total riders 50.)
Your Caboose Package includes 28 train tickets for kids or adults, but you may purchase extra Kids train tickets. Kids under 2 are free. (Max total riders 50.)
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