Parties / Private Hire

In addition to its advertised public services, most facilities at the Railway are available for private hire. This page outlines a few ideas that have already proved popular. Please get in touch to discuss any particular requirements.

Children’s Birthday Parties

These are extremely popular, and can involve train rides. Maximum number is usually 30, as this is the maximum for one section of the carriage. It is also possible to hire both sections, however. If the weather is good there is a grassed area with picnic tables just outside the carriage.

The hire charge for one section of the carriage is £90 for the day. It will be available from 11am (other times by special arrangement) for decorating and setting up tables, with a finish at 4pm.

Train rides are available for children and parents (usually between 11 am and 4 pm on weekend days). Please see our Events Page for the prices applying on a particular day, keeping in mind that Special Events may involve a premium. Or a special train may be hired for the event (see above). The final numbers can be agreed on the day.

Party costs. We will discuss your requirements in advance to establish numbers etc. This allows us to agree a price. This is usually payable in advance, although we can agree a deposit. Depending on the above, we may require a £100 bond against the possibilities of breakages or damage. This is fully refundable if no incidents occur. All payments may be made by cheque or card.

Anniversary Dinners, Receptions, Birthday Parties, Meetings, etc.

A former Norwegian Railways coach has been converted into a static restaurant with pleasant views over the fields. This coach is divided into two sections, each seating approximately 30 people at open-plan tables and chairs. These can be arranged to suit the occasion. For a meeting or AGM, for example, the tables can be removed and seats laid out, with tea/coffee and biscuits provided. We are fully licensed with bar facilities available.

Catering for Anniversaries, Parties, etc.

Various catering options are available, including buffets and snacks. Prices depend upon requirements and numbers, and start at £12:50 per head for buffets. Estimates/quotations are available from the Catering Manager. Train rides can be arranged during normal service operation (usually between 11 am and 4 pm on weekend days). Please see our Events Page for the prices applying on a particular day, keeping in mind that Special Events may involve a premium. Or a special train may be hired for the event (see above).