Whats On?

Events Calendar 2023

Please click on the boxes below for tickets and further information.

Nov & Dec - Santa Specials - TICKETS ON SALE NOW

What better way to get in the spirit for Christmas than to meet Santa and have a ride on a steam train!

9th/10th, 16th/17th and 23rd Dec - SOLD OUT!

For that ultimate VIP Santa experience!

Sunday 31st Dec 2023 & Mon 1st Jan 2024
2nd Jan-9th March - NO TRAINS

The railway is closed to the public during this period.

Full details of our 2024 operating calendar will be released soon.


On normal operating days (not special events) trains depart at:

  • 11:00
  • 12:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00
  • 15:00

Each train ride lasts about 30 mins

For SPECIAL EVENT timetables, please see the event booking page



Adults (18+) £7.50
Children (2-17) £6.50
Concessions* £6.50
Family (2 adults & 2 children) £23.00
under 2s FREE
Carers (accompanying disabled passengers) FREE

DISCOUNTS available for:

  • NLR CIO Members (min 40% discount – excludes special events)
  • Advance online bookings – see booking pages for details
  • Group bookings (10+ persons)

HRA passes are accepted for free travel with the exception of some special event days.

PLEASE NOTE – fares for special events may be different – see event page

*Concessions include 60+, students, NHS and Forces card holders


All our service trains now include a dedicated wheelchair compartment.

For full details please click HERE

All Day Rover Tickets

A ‘Rover’ ticket allows you to ride on every train on the day of purchase.

These are available to purchase on the day from the Booking Office on ‘Normal Operating Days’ ONLY (they are NOT available during most special events – except the Summer Gala – see event info for details).

‘Rovers’ on Normal Operating Days are £16 per person (Children £15, Concessions £12).


Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page HERE