There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Thursday 19th December 2019 using the Santa Specials Timetable 2019

Just a few tickets left on 19 & 20 December for our sell out Santa Specials - 

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  • A snowy Santa Special train

    Santa Specials

    • 19th December 2019,
    • 20th December 2019,
    • 21st December 2019,
    • 22nd December 2019,
    • 23rd December 2019,
    • 24th December 2019

    JUST A FEW SEATS LEFT FOR OUR SANTA SPECIALS!

    ***Looking for seats? Use our handy Seat Checker document to search for

  • Mince Pie Specials

    Mince Pie Specials

    • 26th December 2019,
    • 27th December 2019,
    • 28th December 2019,
    • 29th December 2019

    Keep your eyes on the pies!

    What better way to relax after a frantic Christmas Day than to settle down for a sedate

  • Whisky Chaser

    Whisky Chaser

    • 1st January 2020

    Auld lang time to ride on a train!

    Steam into 2020 in style on board a heritage locomotive, complete with a dash of

  • Drive a steam train 1

    Drive a Steam Train Experience

    • 21st February 2020,
    • 28th February 2020,
    • 20th March 2020,
    • 27th March 2020,
    • 24th April 2020,
    • 27th April 2020,
    • 15th May 2020,
    • 18th May 2020,
    • 1st June 2020,
    • 8th June 2020,
    • 19th June 2020,
    • 22nd June 2020,
    • 10th July 2020,
    • 17th July 2020,
    • 10th August 2020,
    • 24th August 2020,
    • 14th September 2020,
    • 25th September 2020,
    • 28th September 2020,
    • 5th October 2020,
    • 16th October 2020,
    • 26th October 2020,
    • 6th November 2020,
    • 20th November 2020

    MAKE YOUR DREAM A REALITY

    Become part of the crew! This full day experience will see childhood dreams realised as

  • Shooting at the ELR

    Photography Experiences

    • 7th March 2020,
    • 25th April 2020,
    • 16th May 2020,
    • 20th June 2020,
    • 18th July 2020,
    • 15th August 2020,
    • 19th September 2020,
    • 10th October 2020

    Photography Experiences

    Our Photography Experiences offer you opportunities to get unique photos of heritage trains

  • Drive s Diesel Train 1

    Drive a Diesel Train Experience

    • 21st March 2020,
    • 18th April 2020,
    • 9th May 2020,
    • 30th May 2020,
    • 12th June 2020,
    • 26th June 2020,
    • 5th September 2020,
    • 17th September 2020,
    • 3rd October 2020,
    • 14th November 2020

    MAKE YOUR DREAM A REALITY

    Become a fully-fledged railway man or woman for the day and be the envy of your friends as

  • Day Out with Thomas

    • 2nd May 2020,
    • 3rd May 2020,
    • 29th August 2020,
    • 30th August 2020,
    • 31st August 2020,
    • 24th October 2020,
    • 25th October 2020

    EVERYONE'S FAVOURITE LITTLE BLUE ENGINE RETURNS IN 2020!

    ON SALE AT 4PM ON 13 DECEMBER 2019

    They’re two, they’re four,

Our visitors say…

  • They have regular events throughout the year Ghost trains, Christmas, Thomas and friend and WW2 days. Have had some great music events linked to the Trackside pub.

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