Please keep in mind that the Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad only offers train rides. All other arrangements are between you and Tradewinds Park or the vendor.
Parties can only be scheduled on our regular run days. Between 10am and 3pm. No parties after 3pm please. Click here for the schedule. We offer two ways to handle your birthday party:
Option #1 (Unstructured): Have your birthday someplace in the park, and purchase enough ride tickets @ $1.50 each to accommodate everyone in your party. Give the tickets to your friends and then they can ride at anytime during the day by going through the regular boarding line like all other passengers. Unused tickets may be returned for a refund.
Option 2 (Scheduled time): Pick a time for your party to ride the train and fill out the form below. We will work with you to select a time and answer any questions you might have. When your party arrives at the railroad station at the designated time, one member of your party should tell the attendants at the ticket office that you are there for a scheduled birthday party. Your group will not pass through the regular boarding line but will board a special train in front of the bleachers, please have your group meet there. The birthday train will run around the track twice without stopping (sometimes other trains in front will require your train to stop, but your group will continue around twice as soon as possible). This will be repeated as many times as needed to accommodate your entire party; different trains have different capacities. You do not purchase regular tickets for the special train. We keep count of how many people ride and after the ride is over, we collect $1.50 for every person that rides, regardless of age. All regular safety rules are in effect at all times; an adult or older child must ride on every train car, children under ten years of age must have an adult with them. All children must be old enough to sit up by themselves. Pregnant mothers must not ride for the safety of themselves and their unborn child.
Tradewinds Park has a limited number of picnic pavilions available for rent. You can either rent one of these or take a first-come, first-served chance on picnic tables scattered through the park. In addition to train rides on our regularly scheduled days, Tradewinds Park also offers pony and horse rides, a small animal petting area, playground, and Butterfly World is on the south side of Sample Road. Please call Tradewinds Park office (954-357-8870) for details on these park amenities – the Railroad staff is not able to answer questions regarding Park facilities.