Plan Your Visit

Our cafe, located inside our stunning Visitor Centre, is open Mon-Fri 9.30am-2pm, all year round with no ticket required.

STEAMING SEASON: This is from April-October, when you can come for steam train rides on our Steaming Days, plus ride the miniature railway, watch the model trains, visit the Railway Museum and Visitor Centre with shop and café, plus lots more. Our Steaming Days are on Sundays and Bank Holidays, plus some Wednesdays during school holidays.

Please check our calendar before visiting

SPECIAL EVENTS: We hold lots of different special events during our season, ranging from visits by Thomas & Friends, Bluey and Zog, or a rally of classic vehicles or Emergency Services. And brand new for 2024, come and meet our smoke breathing dragon! 

Take a look at What’s On for more information on what’s coming up. 

There’s something for everyone! 

Steaming & Special Event Opening Times: 10.30am – 5pm. Last admission 3pm.

*** Please be aware that due to the nature of steam railways where steam trains are operating there is always a risk of falling ash coming from the locomotive’s chimney, which can be hot. 

*** When working with ancient heritage machinery, there is always a relatively high risk that problems can occur and we may not be able to run the loco advertised.

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