Now that things are starting to return to something like normality after the corona virus pandemic and the associated lockdowns, we are beginning to plan a programme of special events for 2021. Details of each of these events are given below, and we expect to be adding others very soon, so please watch out for these.
If you are interested in some of the previous events that we have run, then details of selected ones are available, and a separate page describes these.
From Saturday 14th August to Sunday 26th September 2021
"Pop-Up" Model Railway Displays
Displays of one or two model railway layouts each weekend.
See the models alongside the real thing.
We were not able to run our normal model railway exhibition earlier this year, but in place of this we will have "pop-up" displays of one or two layouts, on weekends except the Bank Holiday from 14th August to the end of September.
Normal fares and train times will apply.
A separate page gives more details of the dates and the layouts.
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2021
Ride behind our main line steam locomotives from the North East
This last event before our Santa Specials will feature our newly overhauled Sentinel, 68153, and NER 1310 in the last few weeks of its boiler ticket.
These two locomotives will be running both on our normal passenger line, and over the little-used Balm Road branch. Catch this opportunity to see them together and ride behind them!
Train services will start at 10:30 am. Click here for more details of the timetable (which will open in a new browser tab or window).
Special fares will apply: £10.00p for an adult and £1.00p for a child. There will be no family tickets for this event, and the only travel concessions that will apply will be the normal ones for registered carers.
Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th, Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, Saturday 22nd, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th December 2021
Meet Santa Claus on our trains!
A separate page gives more details of these trains, and of how to book for them, including the facility to book online.
Bookings are now open.
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd January 2022
Mark New Year's Day
The ideal way to celebrate New Year 2022 (and perhaps even to recuperate from New Year’s Eve).
Trains will depart from our Moor Road Station at: 12:00, 12:45, 13:30, 14:15 and 15:00.
Fares: Adult £7.00; Children £3.00; Family £18.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children). (Note: single tickets are not available for this event.)
New Year tickets include unlimited rides (and a mince pie), and you do not need to return from Park Halt on the same train, so that if you wish to get off the train and go for a walk in the Park you are welcome to do so (but don't miss the last train back!).
Other pages of our web site will provide more information about: