Events & Open Days

We typically operate from Spring through to the end of Summer, including Halloween and Christmas. Capacity is limited and some special events will need to be pre-booked.

RAILWAY OPEN DAYS 2022 - come and ride our trains!


We are only open on the days listed below or on our Facebook events page. Trains run weather permitting and dependent upon train and volunteer availability. No need to pre-book for train rides, but if travelling from afar then we advise you to telephone on the morning (02476 991441) to avoid disappointment.

Monday 2nd May
Saturday 14th May
Sunday 22nd May
Saturday 11th June
Saturday & Sunday 25th & 26th June - Crafts special event
Sunday 24th July
Saturday 13th August
Sunday 28th August

SPECIAL EVENTS - the really fun stuff!

May day Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May
Crafts in the Garden -Saturday & Sunday 25th & 26th June
Memorial Park’s 100th birthday (yes at the park) 9th & 10th July 
Heritage Open Days 17th & 18th September
Halloween 29th & 30th October

No upcoming events at the moment
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Please see our Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding events.

Trains run weather permitting and dependent upon train and volunteer availability – If travelling from afar then we advise you to telephone in advance to avoid disappointment.


We reserve the right for these dates and times to be amended, cancelled or added to as new ideas and special events to improve your visit are planned.

Contact Us:

02476 991441

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Private Events & Parties

We love parties but we also like trains. Put the two together for a traintastic event for kids or grownups alike.
We offer unlimited rides for the duration of your event, together with drivers, guards and staff necessary for safe operation. Our station facilities and the beautiful surrounding garden are available, together providing space for your own activities, ideas and allowing a little 'break-out' space for those wishing for a moment of calm.
Have a look below for more information and how to book. If you need to send in a completed form just drop us a message on the contacts page first and we'll EMail back.

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