We are now ready for Christmas! The Panto Express will arrive on Saturday morning with Father Christmas and his elves on board! We will open on 25th November for four weekends of The Panto Express
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK:
Monday 27th Nov - Friday 1st December: Railway Café only, open 9.30am-2pm. Free entry - see below.
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December: The Panto Express with Father Christmas! Gold is sold out, but there is currently still some silver and bronxze availability. Book asap!
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK:
Monday 4th - Friday 8th December: Railway Café only, open 9.30am-2pm. Free entry - see below.
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December: The Panto Express with Father Christmas! Gold is sold out, but there is currently still some silver and bronxze availability. Book asap!
HOW TO BUY TICKETS:
CLICK HERE TO BOOK General Steaming Days (although pre-booking on these days is not essential).
CLICK HERE TO BOOK Special Event Tickets for Day Out With Thomas, Panto Express, and our new events for 2024!
CLICK HERE TO BUY & REDEEM Gift Vouchers
CLICK HERE TO BUY Annual Season Tickets
A steam train ride with Father Christmas and a mini Pantomime! Click here for more details...
Already booked tickets? Want to change your booking? Click here to log in to your account to change your Panto Express session date or time.
Panto Express Availability:
Gold is sold out. Silver is very low. There is still Bronze availibility every day at the moment. This event is usually sold out by the end of November, so book now to avoid disappointment!
We are excited to be hosting the UK's biggest annual bus event here in 2024! Click here for all the details on SHOWBUS 2024
Day Out With Thomas 2024 - tickets on sale now!
Click here for information about our fabulous event with Thomas & Friends which will be back in March, May, July and October 2024.
Season Tickets - The Perfect Christmas Gift!
If you love to visit us, why not purchase one of our Season Tickets so you can come all the time? Anyone can buy one, regardless of where they live, and it includes entry to nearly everything, even our hugely popular Day Out With Thomas! Click here to find out more
MID-WEEK CAFE: Open Monday to Friday 9.30am until 2pm
Our Railway Café and Gift Shop inside our visitor centre are open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-2pm with no entry ticket required. Please note, there are no steam train rides or access to the rest of the site on these mid-week days, just the close vicinity outside - which includes plenty of railway artefacts to look at, café benches and our brand new play area! We welcome cyclists and their bikes (inside!), walkers and dogs, parents/carers with children/babies/buggies. There are a handful of days when the cafe has to close, due to a mid-week wedding or other private function. These dates are listed here
STEAMING SUNDAYS: 10.30am-5pm, last entry 3.30pm
From Easter to Halloween, we are open most Sundays (and some others days, click here to see when) for steam train rides and lots more... CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE
Let's talk about weddings!
Click here for more details about getting married at our stunning railway venue. For a wedding brochure or to arrange a visit, email Emma Toth at email@example.com
Calling all Car Clubs!
Want somewhere to meet or rally to with your cars? We offer the perfect location!
We have a great area for you to meet with your cars, and we have a well-priced cafe, and a fabulous heritage railway you can wander around. Let our visitors admire your cars! We have a suggested (but certainly not obligatory) donation of £6 per car, which includes entry into the railway, including steam train rides etc - why not bring the whole family. Call us on 01296 655720 or email office@bucksrailcentre,org to book your rally today!
PLAN YOUR VISIT:
Our Steaming Season 2024 will run from 29th March April until 2nd November. At Steaming Days and Special Events during the season, visitors can enjoy a short steam train ride, plus, they can ride the miniature railway, watch the model trains, visit the Railway Museum and Visitor Centre with shop and Railway Café. On Special Events days there is something extra too - this could be a children's TV character or a vingtage vehicle rally! Our Steaming Days/Special Events are on most Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the season, plus most Wednesdays during school holidays. We also open in February half term and December. To plan your visit and find out much more information about what's on offer, CLICK HERE
Saturdays: We are generally closed for weddings on Saturdays, with the occasional exception when we have a special two-day weekend event, like our Days Out With Thomas
Mid-week: During the week, only the Visitor Centre, Railway Café and gift shop are open - see below for more details. (Open all year round, Monday to Friday 9.30am-2pm).
HS2 Roadworks and Station Road Bridge Closure:
Please be aware that there are ever-changing traffic management systems in place around Quainton. Please check one.network before your visit, for up to date information on road closures and delays that may affect your journey. The main one being the bridge closure on Station Road.
We're so sorry for the constant diversions, and appreciate every single one of you who continues to battle through them to support us - thank you so much!
Long-term Diversion August 2022 ongoing
Please note that the bridge near our entrance has been closed since August 2022. This means you have to approach us from the centre of Quainton village:
Coming from Aylesbury: Come through the Berryfields development and directly into Quainton. After the village green on your right, turn left down Station Road, although it will say Station Road is closed, but the closure is beyond our entrance.
Coming from Bicester: Turn left off the A41 at the traffic lights before Waddesdon. Then, at the bridge where the road is closed, follow the diversion to the left through the HS2 works. Follow Snake Lane round until the T-junction. Turn right and come into Quainton village. You can then turn right down Station Road after the primary school, although it will say Station Road is closed, the closure is beyond our entrance.
Coming from The Claydons: Come through Botolph Claydon, into Quainton and turn right down Station Road just after the primary school, although it will say Station Road is closed, the closure is beyond our entrance.
Coming from Whitchurch: Come through Whitchurch, Oving and Pitchcott and turn right at the crossroads and come into Quainton village. After the village green on your right, turn left down Station Road, although it will say Station Road is closed, the closure is beyond our entrance.
FUNDING APPEAL FOR MET 1:
A new appeal has been set up by Quainton Railway Society executive committee to raise £70,000 to complete the overhaul of our flagship locomotive Metropolitan No.1.
Click here to donate
New York Subway Car:
Click here to read about our intriguing New York Subway Car which is the only one in the world that isn't in America. We have moved it from one part of the site to another... find out how and why!
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