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Imagine the excitement of a Steam Train journey to Santaland! Our magical Santa Special services run on various dates and times in the weeks before Christmas, details of which are below. They depart from Sheringham station and take passengers through some of Norfolk’s most beautiful winter scenery whilst the adults are served sherry and mince pies, children receive a chocolate and a soft drink. Santa is waiting by his open fire at Weybourne Station (specially transformed into Santaland!), ready to give all children a warm welcome, both young and old. Each infant (under 1 year) and child (1 year to 14 years) will receive an appropriate present for their age. After a period of time looking around the station, passengers reboard the train for their journey back to Sheringham. With professional entertainers, quality presents and of course a ride behind a steam train, Christmas turns into a wonderful experience on the North Norfolk Railway’s unique Santa Specials. Explore Christmas Craft Fair for those extra special Christmas gifts. Located behind the station buildings. Please note it is not possible to take card payments in the craft fair so cash or cheque only, please! Please note that Santa Special trains travel between […]

The last major Crankup of the year with all the engines running. In 2017 the volunteers are working on a number of new engines and hopefully a number of these will be running at this event. The new engines include several large steam engines and a very large twin cylinder Crossley diesel from Gold Corner Pumping Station.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 2017 Events for Timetable Please check website for up-to-date open times before the event. Easter Monday 17th April – Easter Eggspress. An eggciting combination of steam trains, the Easter Bunny and a host of activities bringing Easter fun for all the family. Make your own Easter bonnet and wear it on your visit. Normal ticket prices apply. Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April – Wartime in the Cotswolds. Take a trip back in time and enjoy the railway’s nostalgic and light-hearted look at life in the Cotswolds in the 1940s. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket only. There is no free entry. Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May – Cotswold Bricks & Trains Weekend ‘Helping to Build Children’s Imaginations.’ Weekend. Organised in conjunction with the Southern Lego® Train Club. There is a Small Admission charge. Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May – Spring Steam and Real Ale Weekend at Winchcombe and Toddington. Raise a glass to real ale brewers from all over the country. Normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel, but for those planning just to sample the ales, there will be a small admission charge. Saturday 27th to Bank Holiday Monday […]

14th October 2017  from 4pm onwards Annual Evening Charity End of Steam Up at New Leathern Bottle Public House, Jealotts Hill, between Maidenhead & Bracknell Berkshire. Full size Steam Traction Engines and Miniature Steam Engines, vintage commercial vehicles, tractors and motorcycles. Beer and Cider Festival, Barbeque, charity stalls. Free admission and car parking. We can be contacted at info@bshmc.co.uk

Spooky goings-on at the North Norfolk Railway this Halloween! Halloween Week 21st – 29th October 2017 While our witches and warlocks are conjuring up an exciting Hallowe’en spectacular for 2017 why not check out what was on offer last year. Grisly Grotto at Weybourne Open daily between 22nd October – 30th October. Do you dare to enter the Grisly Grotto? The child-friendly grisly grotto is a fun Halloween attraction, be sure to collect your Ghostly quiz from Weybourne. Creepy Children’s Crafts Get into the spooky spirit with drop-in children’s craft activities at the Railway Institute, Holt Station. £1.00 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 11am – 3pm Monday 24th October – ‘Creepy Creatures’ Tuesday 25th October – Ghosts & Ghouls in plaster Wednesday 26th October – Hallowe’en Masks Thursday 27th October – Haunted Lanterns * please bring a glass jar Saturday 29th October – Paper Pumpkin Fun Spooks Express – Friday 28th October -SOLD OUT Take a journey in darkness, surrounded by ghostly goings-on as you journey up and down the line. Bring along your cameras and see if you’re able to capture evidence of anything particularly phantom! Our first spooky departure will leave Sheringham at […]

Shirley’s 1857 potters’ mill in steam driven by the 1820s beam engine with steam generated with a 1903 Cornish boiler. Santa’s grotto. Christmas themed craft activities for children. Artist blacksmith and other activities.  Attractive canal side location in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent

Our regular public open afternoons are popular with families and entrance is free. Opening times 11am-3pm Sunday 3rd December Train rides are available on both our ground level and raised tracks.Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for five. You can keep unused tickets for travel on a later date. Our outdoor “garden” railways will be running, as will our 00 gauge railway in the clubhouse. Light refreshments are available. The profits from the sale of railway tickets on our Charity Day are used to support a local charity. In recent years this has been Disability Challengers, who are our neighbours in Stoke Park. All our public events are held at our Stoke Park site. We don’t offer pre-booking; just turn up on the day. Refreshments. Free parking.

2017 – Santa Specials on Saturdays 16 and 23 December, Sundays 3, 10 and 23 December. Pre-booking highly recommended to be sure of your desired date and time (and its cheaper!). £9.50 each Adult/Child pre-booked (babies under 1 are free – please bring a present for Santa to give if you wish) £9.00 each Adult/Child pre-booked for Groups of 8 or more. £12 each Adult/Child on the day – subject to available space. Santa Specials are an enjoyable experience for everyone from ages 1 to 100. The visit starts with a short train ride behind one of our steam engines. Visitors make their way to the ex-GWR Transfer Shed where snow and bubble machines provide a truly exciting experience for the little ones and Santa will be ready in his Grotto. Free tea, coffee or squash and a mince pie for adults and a biscuit for children. Please view our website for more details, how to book and pictures of previous Santa Specials.