Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: A fun day out for all the family!
We are now closed for the Winter: Thomas has gone back to Sodor and here at The Railway we are battening down the hatches as we close for the rest of the Winter season.
We are re-opening for February half term (see dates below), and then we re-open fully on Sunday 2nd April.
Bye bye Thomas! See you again at Easter!
Thank you to Edward, one of our young volunteer Pixies, for sending us this great photo of Thomas at Christmas as the sun was setting.
We will re-open for the February half term, and then we open for the rest of the season at the start of the Easter Holidays on Sunday 2nd April 2017
Our Steaming Days are every Sunday from April 2nd until the end of 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:
February half term:
Sunday 12th February
Wednesday 15th February
Sunday 19th February
Then, we re-open again for the main season on Sunday 2nd April 2017, when we are open every Sunday for Steam Train Rides.
We will also be open for Static Days (no train rides) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - although we also have Steaming Days on Wednesdays during the school holidays. (See below for more information on when we are open and what to expect.)
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...
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Thank you!
We have lots of fabulous Special Events coming up in 2017! Keep an eye on the website for more events being added.
Please note: Tesco Clubcard Days Out Vouchers are not valid for Thomas or Christmas events. They can be used for Static Days, Steaming Days and other special events. Please call to check before travelling if unsure. Thank you!