Special Events 2022

In addition to our normal Sunday steam train rides, we organise our very popular special railway events for you and your family to enjoy throughout the year.

Some of our events require advanced online booking through our website and the price of tickets may vary. Sign up for our On the Rails E-newsletter for reminders of upcoming events.

Make it a weekend of steam! We’re also open some Saturdays as detailed below, when our other attraction Kempton Steam Museum, right next door to the railway is also open, offering special steaming weekends and events. Visit Kempton Steam Museum  for more information and online bookings. The railway and museum do not issue a joint ticket.

Gala Day!

Saturday 11 June

A truly spectacular day out for enthusiasts, families and everyone who loves railways and steam! Be up close to our 1903 locomotive, diesels and other rolling stock!

This will be a popular event and tickets are available by advance booking only. See full details.

Railway Open

Weekend 18/19 June

Come along and make it a weekend of steam! Our other attraction, Kempton Steam Museum, is right next door housing the world’s largest triple expansion steam engine which will be working and ‘in steam.’  Book www.kemptonsteam.org separately as no joint ticket available. Book railway tickets below.

Superheroes Day!

Sunday 10 July

Dress as your favourite Superhero, and we mean parents if you dare, as well as children! Enjoy a day of fun and bring a super picnic. You could even book the whole train for friends and family superheroes by emailing [email protected].

Advanced booking strongly recommended.

Minature Sit-on railway arrives!

Weekend 20/21 August

As well as riding our steam train, you will have the chance to ride the miniature train for free! It promises to be a great weekend for all the family as Kempton Steam Museum, right next door to the railway is also ‘in steam.’ Book www.kemptonsteam.org separately as no joint ticket available. Book railway tickets below.

Railway open

Weekend 17/18 September

Come along and make it a weekend of steam! Our other attraction, Kempton Steam Museum, is right next door housing the world’s largest triple expansion steam engine which will be working and ‘in steam.’ Book www.kemptonsteam.org separately as no joint ticket available. Book railway tickets below.

Railway open

Weekend 15/16 October

Come along and make it a weekend of steam! Our other attraction, Kempton Steam Museum, is right next door housing the world’s largest triple expansion steam engine which will be working and ‘in steam.’ Book www.kemptonsteam.org separately as no joint ticket available. Book railway tickets below.

Halloween Ghost train

Weekend 29/30 October

Our very popular scary fright-night is always a popular event for all the family, whether it’s witches or dragons, or just zombies and ghosts making a nuisance of themselves!

Advanced booking only so sign up for our On the Rails e-newsletter on our website for a preview of events.

Special fares apply. Tickets available later in the year.

Railway open

Weekend 19/20 November

Come along and make it a weekend of steam! Our other attraction, Kempton Steam Museum, is right next door housing the world’s largest triple expansion steam engine which will be working and ‘in steam.’ Book www.kemptonsteam.org separately as no joint ticket available. Book railway tickets below.

Santa Specials

Weekends 10/11/17/18 December

It’s always a magical time with Santa and his elves at the railway.

Our beautiful locomotive ‘Darent’ will be decked out in fun and festive lights ready for Santa and his helpers to come onboard and deliver gifts to all the children on his ‘Nice’ list.

Sign up to On the Rails enews for an early preview of the event which is advanced booking only.