Group rates apply to a minimum of ten persons and must be booked in advance.
Arriving in our car park at Ravenglass there is free, dedicated parking for at least three coaches on a given day.
Level and close access to the trains is also true of the gift shop, The Turntable café and toilet facilities. The upstairs seating area of the cafe can be reserved for groups with lift access to the upper floor.
Our guards volunteer to assist passengers to their reserved seats.
At our terminus station of Dalegarth the Eskdale Room can be reserved for lunches, afternoon teas and more, while passengers benefit from all the advantages the new visitor centre affords. Again access is easy and level to the upper floor of the centre, Fellbites Eatery, the Scafell Gift Shop and the loos. A ramped walkway to the Eskdale Room is available for those not wanting to use the stairs.
Drivers and tour leaders travel on the trains free and enjoy refreshments of their choice too!
We currently offer the following packages, but would be delighted to tailor an outing specific to your requirements.
Give us a call or visit us in person.
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Steam to the Hills – a relaxing return journey starting at Ravenglass with a stopover duration at Dalegarth of your choosing. This is our biggest seller. Check out the rest of our website to see why!
One Happy Family – a great deal for coach operators staying in the Lake District for more than one night, or running more than one excursion to the area in the year. One Happy Family includes a cruise with our sister company, Ullswater ‘Steamers’ on a heritage vessel from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding and a full return journey on the Railway for one heavily discounted price.
Steam on the Wild Side – A whistle-stop tour of two attractions within a mile of each other. Make the return journey on the Railway in the morning and visit Muncaster Castle, World Owl Centre and gardens in the afternoon.
Steam and Smugglers – A fascinating and different day out for your group is provided by the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and the Rum Story situated in nearby Whitehaven. Find out more information here.
Add a Little Extra – Why not treat your group to a light lunch option or a traditional cream tea as part of your visit. Group menu options and private seating areas available at both ends of the line at the Turntable Café at Ravenglass Station and Fellbites at Dalegarth.
Green Option with Northern Rail - For groups residing in Grange-over-Sands, Whitehaven, Maryport, Barrow, or Carlisle we do have an option to leave the "Coach" at home. For more information contact the Northern Rail sales team or call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
To find out more, discuss minimum numbers, plan a series of bookings, request a group leaflet, and of course discover just how generous our group discounts are please refer to our ‘Contact’ page or call us on 01229 717171 or fill in our booking formand email it back to us. Group menu options at both ends of the line; Ravenglass' Turntable Cafe and Fellbites at Dalegarth.
Santa Express for Schools - It's all aboard the Santa Express for a magical train journey through the picturesque Eskdale Valley to meet Santa Claus in hs Dalegarth Grotto.
Get into the Christmas spirit by taking your school to one of the best Santa Express experiences around. What's included:
- 14 mile Return Steam Journey
- Free Coach Parking
- Meeting with Santa in his Dalegarth Grotto*
*Please note presents are not provided as part of this experience. Schools can arrange for their own presents to be given out by Santa.
Festive Express for Groups - Adults and children alike can enjoy our magical Festive Express! Board a steam train and journey into our very own winter wonderland, the Eskdale Valley on your way to Dalegarth Station.
Choose to add a delicious homemade meal or festive afternoon tea to your visit to make your day out just that little more special.