Our initial programme of special events is shown on the calendar of train services for 2019, and details of each of these events are given below.

In addition, other events may well be organised during the year in conjunction with our ordinary train operations. Watch out for details of these extra events, which will be added to this page as the dates for them are fixed.

If you are interested in some of the previous events that we have run, then details of selected ones are available, and a separate page describes these.

Heritage Diesel Weekend

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019

heritage diesel locomotives

See historic diesel locomotives in action

Following the movement of our "Works Outing" event to the previous weekend, in response to planned road closures, we will be running some of our historic diesel locomotives on both Saturday and Sunday. A special timetable will be in operation, and will include some trains running over the Balm Road branch. Click here for more details of these services.

Our usual fares will apply.

Heritage Diesel Day

Saturday 12th October 2019

heritage diesel locomotives

See a historic diesel locomotive in action

An opportunity to ride behind one of our historic diesel locomotives. Click here for more details of this opportunity.

Our usual timetable and fares will apply.

Star Rails

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2019

storm troopers

Our second Comic-Con style event!

Following on from the success of 2018's event, this event will feature special exhibits, sci-fi characters in costume (as shown in the picture here, taken in our display hall), and more.

Steam trains will run, and our usual timetable will apply, but special fares will be charged. A separate page will give more details of this event.

Santa Specials

Saturday 30th November, and Sunday 1st, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd and Tuesday 24th December 2019

a letter to Santa

Meet Santa Claus on our trains!

A separate page gives more details of these trains, and of how to book for them, including the facility to book online.

Bookings are now open.

Mince Pie Specials

Tuesday 1st January 2020

mince pies

Mark New Year's Day

The ideal way to celebrate New Year’s Day 2020 (and perhaps even to recuperate from New Year’s Eve).

Trains will depart from our Moor Road Station at: 12:00, 12:45, 13:30, 14:15 and 15:00.

Fares: Adult £7.00; Children £3.00; Family £18.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children). (Note: single tickets are not available for this event.)

New Year’s Day tickets include unlimited rides (and a mince pie), and you do not need to return from Park Halt on the same train, so that if you wish to get off the train and go for a walk in the Park you are welcome to do so (but don't miss the last train back!).

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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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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