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From 28th November 2015 to 29th November 2015 - From 5th December 2015 to 6th December 2015 - From 12th December 2015 to 13th December 2015 - From 19th December 2015 to 23rd December 2015

Santa Express 2015

*Limited Availability* Please see below for available dates and times.
All aboard! Our favourite 'Santa Express' event returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway for 2015. Come and enjoy a magical journey on-board the 'Santa Express' to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth grotto.

Online booking is open, if you'd rather print off a booking form, the link to download is below. We strongly recommend booking this event early to guarantee your preferred date and time of travel.

Tickets are now only available on the following dates/times:

Sat 28th Nov, 10:00 train - availability
Sat 28th Nov, 12:50 train - **very limited availability - call to book**
Sat 28th Nov, 15:40 train - availability
Sun 29th Nov, 10:00 train - availability
Sun 29th Nov, 12:50 train - **very limited availability - call to book**
Sun 29th Nov, 15:40 train - availability
Sat 5th Dec, 15:40 train - *very limited availability - call to book**
Sun 6th Dec, 12:50 train - *very limited availability - call to book**
Sat 12th Dec, 15:40 train - **very limited availability - call to book**
Mon 21st Dec, 10:00 train - limited availability
Mon 21st Dec, 12:50 train - **very limited availability - call to book**
Tue 22nd Dec, 10:00 train - *very limited availability - call to book**
Wed 23rd Dec, 10:00 train - **very limited availability - call to book**
Wed 23rd Dec, 15:40 train - **very limited availability - call to book**

If dates are not listed, you may call us to add to a waiting list.

Friday, 19th February 2016 - Friday, 18th March 2016 - Friday, 15th April 2016 - Friday, 13th May 2016 - Friday, 17th June 2016 - Friday, 16th September 2016 - Friday, 14th October 2016

Fish and Chip Evenings

Join an evening Diesel departure from Ravenglass at 6pm and enjoy a Fish and Chip Supper at Fellbites Cafe, Dalegarth for Boot Station. Ticket price £10.50 includes a Fish Supper at Dalegarth. Call Dalegarth to book on 019467 23192.

From 25th March 2016 to 10th April 2016

Teddies go FREE !

Join in the fun this Easter as we grab those teddies as #teddyfest is back ! All children travelling with their teddy bear travel free on Ride all Day fares when accompanied by a full fare paying adult. Keep an eye out for our teddy trail clues around the railway too, to win great prizes !

From 30th April 2016 to 2nd May 2016

Family Fun Weekend

A weekend packed full of activities with our resident engines Synolda, Katie & Bonnie Dundee on display and running mini trips up the line. Joining us on the Saturday is the Bay Radio roadshow team and over the weekend we will have various visiting guests and guided family walks for you to enjoy, so keep an eye out as we fill in the details right here.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016 - Tuesday, 6th September 2016

Photography Days

The team is back to take you on a behind the scenes bespoke photography treat. Meet at 8.30 Ravenglass Station for a brief safety meeting, tour around the workshops, watch the engines being fired up for the day ahead, enjoy a cup of tea in the Turntable Café, pick up your packed lunch, before embarking on the seven mile journey up the line, to photograph passing engines en route. At Dalegarth enjoy some free time before heading back on the single line journey at approx 3.40 to your starting point at Ravenglass.Please wear suitable clothing. £45 per person. Please note this event must be booked in advance as tickets are limited. This is an outdoor event and requires an average level of fitness (you will be walking seven miles on ballast). Please bring suitable clothing. Basic packed lunch is provided (sandwich, tray bake, piece of fruit). Please advise of any dietary requirement. All participants must be aged 16 or over.

Wednesday, 1st June 2016 - Friday, 1st July 2016

Explore the Mills, Huts & Circles of Eskdale

Explore the Mills, Huts & Circles of Eskdale with The National Trust on 1st June & 1st July.
Take a walk of exploration with the National Trust Rangers, making a step back in time to discover some of the historically important sites that make Eskdale what it is today. There is also a visual treasure hunt for children along the route. A scenic mid-level walk from Dalegarth station up to the 'stone circles' (900ft) on Eskdale Fell via the Corn Mill at Boot village, returning to the station. Meet at Dalegarth Station at 11.30, walk takes approx. 2hrs. Free event but if travelling from Ravenglass, rail fare applies. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016 - Thursday, 4th August 2016 - Thursday, 1st September 2016

Steam to the Hills with an LDNP Ranger

Take the 'Ratty' steam train to Eskdale Green and walk back to the sea over Muncaster Fell with a National Park Ranger. Meet at 10.30am to catch the 10.40 train to The Green. Train fare applies, pay on arrival, reserve your place in advance as booking advised, £5 adult for the guided walk and children free. For full details, call 0845 272 0004 or book online at www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/events.
Price: Adult £5, child free.Train fare required.
Grade: Moderate
Length: 9.6 km, 5.9 miles, 5.5 hrs
Total ascent: 866 ft, 264 metres
Highest point: 633ft, 193 metres
Appropriate footwear essential
Walking equipment required
Packed lunch
Dogs allowed

Limited to 20 people.

Saturday, 4th June 2016

Paint the Town Red Whitehaven Festival

Some of the team will be at The Whitehaven Festival with next door attraction Muncaster Castle. Ratty should be out and about too and we have lots of free kids passes to hand out for a trip on the railway this Summer !

Saturday, 4th June 2016 - Saturday, 11th June 2016 - Saturday, 18th June 2016 - Saturday, 25th June 2016 - From 2nd July 2016 to 30th July 2016 - Saturday, 30th July 2016

Statesman Rail The Lakelander

Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ as it travels around the Cumbrian Coast, probably the most stunningly beautiful scenic coastal line in England through an area steeped in maritime history with spectacular views of the Lake District Mountains and the wide panoramic expanse of Morecambe Bay on the journey to Ravenglass, where there is the opportunity to ride the legendary Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam railway into the Fells. Call Statesman Rail to book on 0345 310 2458 or visit statesmanrail.com.

From 11th June 2016 to 12th June 2016

RSPB Activity Weekend

The RSPB team will be on site this weekend at Dalegarth with some family activities for you to enjoy, make your own butterfly bar or nature mask plus find out more about the incredible work they do and how you can get involved. Activities free, donations welcome.

Thursday, 28th July 2016

Beatrix Potter Anniversary Tea Party with Peter Rabbit

A very special 150th anniversary in 2016. To help celebrate we are hosting a Beatrix Potter interpretation exhibition at Dalegarth and hosting our own Railway Tea Party with special guest Peter Rabbit. Keep an eye out for full details here, coming very soon.

From 1st October 2016 to 2nd October 2016

Peppa Pig at the Railway

Her first visit to the Railway and we are very excited as we say a warm Railway welcome to Peppa Pig. Join the reserved seat Peppa Pig trains to the activity marquee where you can meet Peppa in person, have your photo taken and enjoy some entertainment. Tickets £16 adult, £8 children (3-15), under 3 free. Ticket includes Meet and Greet with Peppa, Peppa gift on arrival for children, return Peppa pass for another railway journey in 2016 for the grown ups, marquee activity. Book in advance for the complete Peppa experience. Online booking open shortly and more details to follow.

From 28th October 2016 to 29th October 2016

Halloween Ghost Trains

Back with more fiendish tricks than ever in 2016! Feeling brave? Travel the line in darkness and keep those eyes peeled for some of our fiendish friends! Travel on services all day, but make sure you reserve your special seat on the Ghost Train from Dalegarth. This event is very popular and must be booked in advance. Ticket includes all day travel and reserved seat on the Ghost Train from Dalegarth. The Ghost Train steams out of Dalegarth Hollow at 6pm (there is no return train to Dalegarth so please make sure you park in Ravenglass, and allow time to catch the train up the valley). Activities at Dalegarth include facepainting and spooky arts & crafts and GADS theatre. Ticket price £16 adult and £8 child, ticket includes all day travel, a reserved seat on the Ghost Train from Dalegarth, meet Ratty and collect your spooky sweet goody bag when or if you return! Please note: For this event child tickets will be required for those aged 3-15. Online bookings open shortly.
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