Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: A fun day out for the whole family!
We are next open for Steam Train Rides on:
We have Steaming Days offering steam train rides every Sunday throughout the season (plus other days too - please check the calendar!) We open 10.30am-5pm (4.30pm on Wednesdays). For Special Events, click the tab on the bar above for more information.
- Wednesday 19th July: Steaming Day
- Saturday 22nd July: Fire Engine Rally, PLUS Emergency Services & Community Day
- Sunday 23rd July: Fire Engine Rally
- Wednesday 26th July: Steaming Day
- Sunday 30th July: Steaming Day
- Wednesday 2nd August: Steaming Day
- Sunday 6th August: Steaming Day
- Wednesday 9th August: Steaming Day
- Sunday 13th August: Steaming Day - Moving the Mail: Travelling Post Office Event
- Wednesday 16th August: Steaming Day
- Sunday 20th August: Steaming Day
- Wednesday 23rd August: Steaming Day
- Sunday 27th August: Rover Car Rally
- B/h Monday 28th August: Pre-78 Classic car rally
- Wednesday 30th August: Steaming Day
- Saturday 2nd September: Day Out With Thomas!
- Sunday 3rd September: Day Out With Thomas!
We are open for Wednesday Steaming Days throughout the summer holidays!
We are now open on Wednesdays for steam train rides as well as Sundays - throughout the Summer Holidays. Opening hours: 10.30am-4.30pm...
NEXT SPECIAL EVENT: THIS WEEKEND!
22nd & 23rd July - Fire Engine Rally
Come and admire the historic fire engines in our rally - as well as steam train rides and lots more...
Plus: Saturday 22nd includes our first ever Emergency Services & Community Day
Entry only £5 (under 5s free!)
Running alongside our Fire Engine Rally, you can see all the emergency services and their vehicles, plus lots of local services and charities, including Tiggywinkles, Helen & Douglas House, RSPCA, and the local Quainton Windmill Society, plus lots, lots more, including puppies from the Canine Unit!
Entry is only £5 for this special community event! (Under 5s go Free). Family ticket £20 - 2 adults and up to 4 children. Steam train rides available all day too, and the railway museum will be open!
Click here for more information and to pre-book tickets
Sunday 30th July - Steaming Day
Sunday 30th July is one of our normal steaming days!
We open from 10.30am until 5pm
Enjoy: Steam train rides, the model and miniature railways, the museum, visitor centre, café and shop. Wander our 25-acre site in the Buckinghamshire countryside.
Next Day Out With Thomas: Thomas the Tank Engine is here on 2/3 September!
Peep peep! All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy, Mavis , Dusty and The Fat Controller will be here on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September
Our new, stunning locomotive 'Cornwall' is here!
'Cornwall' is now on display, pride of place inside our Visitor Centre for all to see.
Cornwall is here to take the place of Castle Class 4-6-0 No. 5080 Defiant, due to its return to Tysley for proposed overhaul to mainline standards. LNWR 2-2-2 tender loco No. 3020 ‘Cornwall’ has come to Quainton on loan from The National Railway Museum. Built in 1847, ‘Cornwall’ is being displayed alongside two LNWR liveried carriages and has taken pride of place in our stunning ‘Rewley Road’ Visitor Centre. Rather appropriately, the building was also built by LNWR in the centre of Oxford, before being relocated to the Quainton site. ‘Cornwall’ will hopefully be with us for approximately two years. We are thrilled to welcome such a stunning locomotive to our collection.
Types of Open Days at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Our standard Steaming Days are every Sunday from April 2nd until 29th October... (we are open other days too, see below for more information!) We open from 10.30am - 5pm on Sundays. (Last admissions one hour before closing).
Steaming Days are our normal, working open days - every Sunday from April 2nd to October 29th, and Wednesdays during the school holidays (April 5th & 12th, May 31st, then July 12th-August 30th, and October 25th). On our Steaming Days you get unlimited free steam train rides on our 1/3 mile length of track! There are lots of other engines, coaches and carriages on display to see and learn about - some are newly restored and others are awaiting restoration. Take a trip (£1 per person age 3+) on our 1km long, ride-on miniature steam railway pictured below (a delight for the children - but the adults love it too!) and visit our extensive museum. We also have a beautiful glass-roofed visitor centre with more to see, including meticulously restored engines and carriages from times past. We also have a shop and cafe, selling hot and cold food, drinks and snacks, a big (free) on-site car park, four lots of toilets around the site, two footbridges (one with disabled access) and plenty of picnic areas... Come and spend the day with us!
Our Static Days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from April until October... We open from 10.30am - 4.30pm. (Last admissions one hour before closing). During the school holidays, however, Wednesdays become steaming days!
Static Days are our quieter days when the whole site is open, including the visitor centre and museum, but the trains aren't running so we don't offer train rides. There are lots of engines, coaches and carriages on display to see and learn about around the site - some are newly restored and others are awaiting restoration. The café only sells self-service drinks (hot and cold) and snacks on these days and the shop isn't open. Admission prices are much reduced on Static Days. During the school holidays, we hold Steaming Days on Wednesdays, so during these times Static Days are only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We hold lots of Special Events throughout the year, from our famous Days Out With Thomas and Father Christmas events, to classic car rallies and Steam Galas. Click on the Special Event link above...
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Latest news: Steaming days April 2017