Special Events 2024

You can book our regular Sunday steam train rides or just turn up on the day, but for some of our exciting railway events you’ll need to book in advance (ticket prices may vary).

You can always sign up for our On the Rails event alerts and not miss out on any of our very popular events.

6/7 July

Princesses & Pirates Weekend!

(Advanced Booking Advised)

Be a beautiful fairytale princess for the day or a ‘ahoy me hearties’ Jack the Pirate. Everyone will enjoy this event at the railway as they ride our train, transformed into a fantastic magical unicorn.You can bring your own picnic and just enjoy the day at family-affordable prices of £2.50 for children (under 3s free) and £4,50 for adults. It’s free parking and drinks and snacks are available.

17/18 August

Weekend of Steam

(Advanced Booking Advised)

Come along and enjoy our weekend of steam featuring ‘Darent’ our 1903 steam locomotive.

Kempton Steam Museum next door to the railway has a special Science Show event. You will also have the opportunity to see the world’s largest working steam engines, high as four stacked double-decker buses working and ‘in steam.’ 

It’s free parking and there’s a lovely picnic field with play train. Drinks & Snacks available. Not to be missed. £2.50 children (under 3s free) & £4.50 adults. Book train and museum tickets separately. Visit Kempton Steam Museum for details.

7/8 September

Dinosaur Weekend

(Advanced Booking Only)

Come dinosaur hunting for a really ‘roarsome’ time. See the scary raptors on route and meet ‘Dino’ the railway’s dinosaur train for your photo op! There’s a ‘Hunt the Dinosaur’ Competition with prizes, face painting, Kempton Flyer play train and much more. Bring your dino picnic as we have a lovely picnic field and play area with tables. It’s free parking and drinks and snacks are available. £3 for children (under 3s free) and £5 for adults. For those interested in steam history, Kempon Steam Museum is having Open House London over the weekend

21/22 September

Weekend of Steam!

(Advanced Booking Advised)

Come along and enjoy our weekend of steam featuring ‘Darent’ our 1903 steam locomotive. Kempton Steam Museum, next door to the railway is also open when you’ll have the opportunity to see the world’s largest working steam engines, high as four stacked double-decker buses working and ‘in steam.’ The Museum is also holding its Classis Car & Bike Show. It’s free parking and there’s a lovely picnic field with play train. Drinks & Snacks available. Not to be missed. £2.50 children (under 3s free) & £4.50 adults. Book train and museum tickets separately. Visit Kempton Steam Museum for details.

19/20 October

Weekend of Steam

(Advanced Booking Advised)

Come along and enjoy our weekend of steam featuring ‘Darent’ our 1903 steam locomotive.  Kempton Steam Museum, next door to the railway is also open when you’ll have the opportunity to see the world’s largest working steam engines, high as four stacked double-decker buses working and ‘in steam.’ It’s free parking and there’s a lovely picnic field with play train. Drinks & Snacks available. Not to be missed. £2.50 children (under 3s free) & £4.50 adults. Book train and museum tickets separately. Visit Kempton Steam Museum for details.

26/27 October

Booking opens later

Halloween Scream Up!

(Advanced Booking Only)

Details to follow but HKWR promises our Halloween Ghost Train will be as scary as ever!

16/17 November

Weekend of Steam!

(Advanced Booking Advised)

Come along and enjoy our weekend of steam featuring ‘Darent’ our 1903 steam locomotive. Kempton Steam Museum, next door to the railway is also open when you’ll have the opportunity to see the world’s largest working steam engines, high as four stacked double-decker buses working and ‘in steam.’ It’s free parking and there’s a lovely picnic field with play train. Drinks & Snacks available. Not to be missed. £2.50 children (under 3s free) & £4.50 adults. Book train and museum tickets separately. Visit Kempton Steam Museum for details.

14/15/21/22 December

Booking opens later

Santa Specials

(Advanced Booking Only)

Details to follow but HKWR promises Santa just loves our railway and will be back with plenty of presents for children on his ‘Nice’ list.