SPECIAL EVENTS 2021

** PLEASE NOTE **  These events are correct at the time of writing, but are subject to change.

In particular they will depend on the COVID-19 regulations in force at the time. We will update this page as more information becomes available.                                                                                   

 

For special-event tickets purchased on the day, the prices (except for Santa Specials) are:

Adults: £4.50, children (3+) £3.50, family (2+2) £12, concessions £4. Under 3's free.

Remember, you can save on these prices if buy our Advance Anyday tickets, available on-line only and valid without time limit. You can buy them here.

Concessions are for over 60's, official carers and Armed Forces in uniform or with ID.

 
 

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny is very sorry he wasn't able to meet everyone this year, but is already looking forward to Easter 2022!

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 Easter Sunday 4th April - cancelled 

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 Sunday 18th April - cancelled 

Friendly Engines Day

Our special event especially for families.

Two engines in steam, plus diesels!

 

Other attractions include children's fairground ride, heritage family games, drive-a- diesel, Meccano displays, model railways, burger van and tea-room.

Teddy Bears Day

 New date: Sunday 29th August 

 
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Unfortunately due to current COVID-19 restrictions we have had to postpone our

Teddy Bears Day. Our teddies are now due to appear on Sunday 29th August. 

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A special day for children who love their teddies - two engines in steam, and lots of teddy bears!

Children bring a bear & travel free!

Come and have a ride with us, and have a surprise in the woods!

Attractions include model railway displays, heritage family games, rail catering wagon and tea room.

Strawberries and Steam

Unfortunately due to current COVID-19 restrictions we have had to cancel our          Strawberries and Steam event.

However our heritage trains will be running on Sunday  20th June, with our tea-room selling local strawberries, cakes and hot drinks.

 

Come and visit us - we would love to see you!       

 Sunday 20th June 

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Volunteers Day

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 Saturday 3rd July 

 
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How about volunteering on a very special Heritage Railway?

We have volunteer roles in many areas, including train crew, engineering, retail, events, building maintenance, fund-raising, planning, and publicity.

Our Volunteers Day gives you the chance to meet our members and let them show you what they do and how you can contribute.

You don't need any specific skills or experience - we can find a role for you and give you any training required.

Come and see us on Saturday 3rd July, we're open from 1 to 4pm.

If you can't make it then, call in any Thursday evening or Sunday afternoon.

We look forward to meeting you!

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 New date: 
Sunday 25th July 

 NEW ! 

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Princess and Pirates Day

A brand new event, especially for children!

Dress up as a princess or a pirate (or both!)

More details nearer the time...

 

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Summer Gala

 7th and 8th August 

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Our big event of the year - our two-day summer steam gala!

We bring together all your favourite attractions into one event!

All available engines in steam, plus diesels, also live steam model railways and heritage bus rides. Children's fairground ride, traditional games, rail catering van, cake stall. Live music in the marquee​.

Don't miss it!

Working Engines Gala

Frequent steam passenger trains, two engines in steam

 

Demonstration diesel freight trains, model railways

Drive a Diesel, heritage bus rides, real ale and prosecco bar, cake stall

Heritage children's fairground

Steam road engines - Fun for ALL the Family !

 Sunday 3rd October 

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  24th & 31st October   

  Pumpkin Express &  Halloween   

  The scariest event

 of the year!   

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On Sunday 24th October, ride the Pumpkin Express, departing every 20 minutes from 11am to 4pm.

Standard fares apply.

Children choose their own pumpkin!

Unlimited rides, two engines in steam, plus hot food and drinks and our very own Giant Straw Bale Spider!

 

Children in Need Day

All the train rides are FREE!

Just put a donation into one of our collection buckets and support the BBC's Children in Need charity!

Changing lives near you...

From coast to coast, in towns and cities right across the UK, BBC Children in Need is out there making a difference.

The amazing projects they support help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people all over the country.

Click here to find out more.

 Sunday 7th November 

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Then on Sunday evening 31st October, choose your train for a scary ride!

 

Special fares apply. More details to follow.

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Santa Specials

 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th   and 19th December   

Join us in a short ride on a Santa Special steam train to Toyland, and meet Father Christmas!

All children receive a present from Santa, and adults can enjoy

mulled wine and a mince pie.

Booking is essential - further information nearer the time.

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