These trains run on certain Saturdays and Sundays from the 31st March 2018 until the end of October. In addition, some Bank Holiday Mondays and some Wednesdays in August are available.

The details of the booking procedure, the dates when these trains are available and the prices are all given in our party train leaflet:  click here to download this as a pdf file (which will open in a new tab or window in your browser). 

If you are using an iPad then please note that we have received reports from iPad users who have upgraded to iOS 11.4.1 that when they try to access this brochure their device only displays page 1 of it. Since this is an Apple problem, rather than a problem with our website or brochure, we can’t fix it, but to enable you to work round it you can click here to access the information that appears on page 2 of this brochure.

Please note that other discounted offers can not be applied to these prices.

Party trains run either in the morning or the afternoon, your choice!

We have a more detailed information sheet for you to download, please click on the time you require:

Please note that the maximum capacity of the party coach does depend on which coaches are available for service, and so the figure of 36 people that is quoted in these sheets may not always be possible, but we can guarantee that at least 32 seats will be available.

See What Others Have Said

26 July 2017.

"We held our son's 3rd Birthday here last Saturday and it was amazing!  He and his friends loved every minute of it and they were all so excited!!   It was non stop fun and the train carriage was perfect - we had plenty of room and being able to get off at each end was great as the end platform has a large grassed area where they can run wild for a bit and gives you time to do group pictures or play games - we did the pinata there.  The staff were absolutely amazing and they all clearly love their jobs and seemed as excited as we were!!  They decorated the train beautifully and hung our special banner for us and made Matthew personalised posters which they gave us to take home. So a very special thank you to all the hard working staff and Janet who managed the booking perfectly smoothly!!  We will definitely be back again!!"

More Details

We regret that not every weekend is available due to special events. All dates are offered as “subject to being available” and we operate the bookings on a first come first served basis.  Bookings are only completed when a deposit of £25.00 has been received and acknowledged, and we can only guarantee to hold a booking for up to five days while waiting for the deposit to be paid.

If you wish to discuss any of the options offered, or would like further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Alternatively, you may call 0845 680 1758 between 09:30 and 17:00, Monday to Friday or at weekends call 0113 271 0320.

As the Railway is run entirely by volunteers, there may not always be somebody available to take your call.  Please leave your name and telephone number (twice) and we will call you back at the earliest opportunity.  This may be the next day on occasions.

We are happy to discuss any other type of train hire or party you may have in mind.  For school parties we can make special arrangements:  please see our separate page for school visits for details of these.

Tour Parties

Another form of party that we are happy to accommodate is for coach tours or similar, either to travel on one of our regular train services or (by special arrangement) on a charter train (as described below).  More details of the facilities that we can provide for such tour parties are given on our separate page for the travel trade.

Charter Trains

Another possible kind of special arrangement is that you may be able to charter a complete train at a time when otherwise we would not be running trains.  We need a lot of notice of this, to be able to arrange crews (since they will be volunteers, like all our other staff), and we have to make a substantial charge for such trains, in order to cover the costs involved.  If you wish to find out more about the possibility of chartering a train, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other Facilities Hire

As well as hiring trains, we are able to hire out our training room for meetings, for either a half day or whole day.  Depending on how you want it laid out, this air-conditioned room can accommodate between 40 and 60 people;  we can provide the usual audio-visual facilities, and can arrange catering if you require it.  If you wish to find out more about the possibility of hiring these facilities, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


More Information

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After the Fire

Following the major arson attack on neighbouring premises, we have launched this appeal to help repair the damage to our rolling stock and buildings.  Click here for more details.  Click below to donate.

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