There isn’t a ton to do in Port Orchard, Washington so finding ways to keep 6 kids occupied can be a task. Between my friend Holli and I, the age range is from 9 months old to 7 years old so I began searching for activities that could be fun for all ages on the Fourth of July. As I was researching for hours, I stumbled upon the Kitsap Live Steamers and let me tell you, it was like finding a gold mine. What kid doesn’t love trains?!
The best way to explain how awesome these trains is to literally think of steam and modern Amtrek trains and go Honey I Shrunk the Kids on them. They seriously are the cutest most awesome thing ever and if you can’t tell I was absolutely stoked to ride one.
The trains have a conductor and a caboose and run off steam and electric. They have no age restrictions on who can ride either so Baby M was able to enjoy the fun too. We waited for the mini steam version of a train to ride and eagerly got all aboard. The mini train ride is about 5-7 minutes long and took us through beautiful Washington state forest land. We went over little bridges, train crossings, everything!
After we hopped off our train ride all the kids were able to blow the whistle then they were greeted with a little paper conductor hat and a flyer to join their club. All of the kids had a blast and wanted to ride again but since it looked rainy we decided to let them run over to the playground and burn some energy instead.
This attraction only runs twice a month but believe me when I tell you that its worth going! The kids will love it, you will love it! Oh and did I mention that its FREE?! They do accept donations and have a little shop set up for you to purchase things like bandanas, etc. but not once did they ask for money. Make sure you check out their site and calendar when you plan for your visit since they do only run two weekends in a month.