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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: A fun day out for all the family! 

Christmas online bookings NOW OPEN! 
Santa's Grotto with a Difference! 
Get on the train and travel up and down the track, whilst you wait as Father Christmas makes his way through the carriages giving presents to all the children!
Father Christmas arrives on Saturday 26th November for four weekends - the first three with Thomas the Tank Engine, the final weekend with one of our own restored engines. Booking is essential, and tickets are selling fast! 
For more information or to book, click on Special Events above, then either follow the link to Day Out With Thomas (if you want to come when Thomas is here) or follow the link to 'Santa Specials' (if you want to come the weekend before Christmas (17/18th December)...

Half Term Steaming Days!
We are open during October Half Term! You can come for Steam Train Rides on Wednesday 26th October and Sunday 30th October. From 10.30am.
We are also open on Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th October for Static Days when we are open but no train rides are running - prices are much reduced on these days. See below for more information.

Wedding Fair @ The Railway!
Sunday 6th November : 11am-3pm
Did you know that you can get married (or have other big private functions) at our railway? It is a gorgeous venue - and if you, or someone you know, are newly engaged, why not come to our Wedding Fair? See our beautiful venue in all its glory and meet around 30 local wedding suppliers. Cars, stationery, cakes, dresses, honeymoons, caterers (with food tasting!), musicians - with live music and lots more!

Steam Train Rides: Come on a Steaming Day!
Our Steaming Days are every Sunday from March until (and including) 30th October... (we are open other days too, see below for more information!)

Steaming Days are from 10.30am - 5pm on Sundays. (Last admissions one-hour before closing).

On our Steaming Days you get unlimited free steam train rides on our 1/3 mile length of track! There are lots of other engines, coaches and carriages on display to see and learn about. Take a trip (£1 per person age 3+) on our 1km long, ride-on miniature steam railway (a delight for the children - but the adults love it too!) and visit our exhibition hall. We also have a beautiful glass-roofed visitor centre with more to see, including meticulously restored engines and carriages from times past. We also have a shop and cafe, selling hot and cold food, drinks and snacks, a big (free) on-site car park, four lots of toilets around the site, two footbridges (one with disabled access) and plenty of picnic areas... Come and spend the day with us!

We are next open for Steaming Days on:

Wednesday 26th October: Half Term Steaming Wednesday!

Sunday 30th October: Last Steaming Day until Christmas

Saturday 26th November: Thomas the Tank Engine returns to help Father Christmas! Bookings now open... Click on Special Events above for more information.


We are open for Static Days (no train rides) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (see below for more information.) We are closed on Mondays (except bank holidays), Fridays and Saturdays (except some Special Events - see 'Calendar' for more information)

Scroll down to find out more about when we are open, and read about our different types of Open Day...

Steaming Days:
These are our normal, working open days - every Sunday until the end of October, and Wednesdays during the school holidays (July 13th-August 31st). On a Steaming Day, we offer unlimited free steam train rides, and everything around the site will be open - the ride-on miniature steam trains, the exhibition hall, our work sheds are usually open so you can see work in progress on engines being restored. Also, our shop will be open and the cafe will be serving hot meals, sandwiches, cake and drinks.

Special Events: 
This is usually a Steam Gala or rally, when we might have, for example, visiting locomotives, traction engines or Thomas the Tank Engine. See 'Special Events' or 'Calendar' on the top options bar to see what is coming up later on this season. Special Events are held on Saturdays & Sundays, or Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays. Everything is open and running, as on our Steaming Days (above), and on our busier days, we have another engine running offering brake van rides on the other side of the track.

Static Days:
On a Static Day, the site is open (10.30am-4pm) but no trains/rides will be running - prices are much reduced for these days. Static Days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season, and on Wednesdays too, but not in the school holidays when Wednesdays are Steaming Days. There is still so much to see; you can look around all the locomotives, the exhibition hall, our glass-roofed visitor centre with steam engines on display, including a Royal Victorian dining coach. The shop is open, but our cafe is only open for self-serve drinks (hot and cold) and snacks on these days, but you are welcome to bring a picnic and use our cafe tables!

To find out what is on on a particular day, click on 'Calendar' on the top options bar, and click on that day. If you have any trouble, please call us on 01296 655720, the office is open 9am-4pm Monday-Friday, or email Thank you!

We have lots of fabulous Special Events coming up! Click on 'Special Events' on the top options bar for more information and to book tickets.
Please note: Tesco Clubcard Days Out Vouchers are not valid for Thomas or Chrismas events. They can be used for Static Days, Steaming Days and other special events. Please call to check before travelling if unsure. Thank you!

How to get here

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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Station Road
HP22 4BY

For General enquiries:

For School enquiries:

Tel: (01296) 655720