Open Day Information for 2018

The railway re opens for train rides on Easter Sunday 2018

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Opendays The railway is open for train rides from Easter till November. Trains run on the the first Sunday of each month. On Bank Holiday weekends we also run the trains on the Sunday and the Bank Holiday Monday. Trains run 2.00pm - 5.30pm.
Please note some open days get really busy and queuing is necessary, but you can watch the trains whilst waiting for your train. Link to address / postcode

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Dates for Open Days in 2018

Trains run 2.00pm - 5.30pm.
Sunday 1 April - Easter Sunday
Monday 2 April - Bank Holiday
Sunday 6 May Monday 7 May - Bank Holiday
Sunday 27 May
Monday 28 May - Bank Holiday
Sunday 3 June
Sunday 1 July
Sunday 5 August
Sunday 26 August
Monday 27 August - Bank Holiday
Sunday 2 September
Sunday 7 October
Sunday 4 November - Trains run from 1pm to 4pm - {to be confirmed}
Sunday 2 December - Santa Special Event {to be confirmed}
Note[*] Santa Special is a pre-booked ticket only event with trains between 10.30am and 3pm.

2018 Fares to be advised in due course

Admission to the site is free.  Tickets may be purchased for those who wish to ride on the trains.
2017 Fare below.

Single ride tickets £ 2.25
All Afternoon tickets £ 7.25
Family ticket for 4 passengers £ 25.50
Family add-on ticket extends family ticket, per extra passenger £ 6.50
We are able to accept all major credit cards at the railway.
We also accept cash payments, we do not accept cheques.

Getting value for money:

Admission to the site is free.
We don't differentiate between adults and children as everyone becomes a child on track day.
Each rider needs a ticket per ride.
A single ticket provides one ride on any one of the trains that we operate.

If you plan to have three or more rides on any one day then we suggest that you consider purchasing:-

  • For parties of three or less riders, the day rider pass at £7.25, is the cheapest option.
  • For a family of 4 riders, the Family ticket is the best value.
  • If your party consists of more than 4 riders, then the Family ticket plus the family add-on tickets is best value for money.

Please note we do not sell any tickets in advanced. Tickets are only available on the day.
Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office from 13.45 (Trains run 2.00pm - 5.30pm)

Notes:

1.Tickets can be used on either railway i.e. Large trains or Smaller trains.
2.We do not replace lost tickets. Keep them safe but ready for inspection.
3.We do offer a discount for carers of disabled passengers. Please ask at the ticket office.
4.We do not offer refunds unless circumstances are exceptional.
5.We operate in all weather conditions except if the conditions are considered dangerous, for example where there is lightening.
6.We recommend that children under 9 months of age should not travel.
7.We do not have a minimum age limit.
8.We have a height limit of 0.9 meteres to ride alone (without parent &/or carer).
9.We do not allow baby's in carriers on our trains, (everybody has to be sitting on the seats)
10.We are not liable for delays caused by technical issues,
11.We do not allow selfie sticks.
12.We request that all back packs are left at the station of departure.
13.Remember to have fun.

Any questions? please use Contact Us web page

Refreshments

food-hygiene-ratingRefreshments facilities are available from 14.00 - 17:30 hours in the main clubhouse where teas, coffees, hot chocolate, a selection of fresh cakes and cookies and crisps along with soft drinks can be purchased. Seating is available inside the club room as well as outside adjacent to the railway. Ice creams and lollies parlor is located next to the shop and ticket office.

Parties held in the field

We are happy for you to hold your own party in the field which is located within the elevated railway. You must book your party via this link. Your party does not allow you exclusive use of the the field, it has to be shared with our other visitors. Holding your party in the field does not attract any special privileges, therefore you have to join the queue for train rides as normal.

Parties in the Clubhouse

Sorry but we no longer hold any children's parties in the railway clubhouse

Pets

We welcome well behaved dogs provided they are kept on a lead, obviously we expect you to clear up any mess that your pet leaves behind. We are sorry but we do not allow dogs to ride on the trains as the seating is not suitable.

The Pocket Money Shop

Sorry but we no longer able to open the shop due to lack of volunteers, if you are interested in volunteering to help running the shop, please follow this link >> .

Access Parking etc.

accessibility Wheelchair users are able to access most of the site except the field inside the elevated railway. We have a purpose built vechile called 'The Comet' capable of carrying a wheel chair and user along with a family member on the ground level railway. The Comet is usually availiable at the rear of one of the normal passenger trains. The maximum wheel chair width we can carry is is 650mm . Link to further information

parking There is no public parking onsite, all of our visitors park in the adjoining streets, please do not obstruct our neighbors’ driveways. If you need disabled parking please use the 'Contact Us' link above BEFORE you visit, as we can usually reserve a space on site provided we know in advance. Please park with consideration for our neighbours

busBy Bus: K3
Kingston Surbiton Claygate Esher. Bus runs along Manor Road North, alight at Claygate Lane

trainBy Train:
Thames Ditton and Hinchley Wood stations are both about 15-20 minutes walk. Surbiton station which is the nearest main line station is 3 miles away. Use Bus K3 or taxi from Surbiton station.