Upcoming Events

at Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

Featured Event
1st June 2017 to 2nd June 2017
Join us as Ravenglass and Dalegarth Stations are transformed into magical gardens where the fairies live and elves cause mischief! See if you can #findthefairies at both stations and send us your photos on social media. Follow our unicorn trail and win some HARIBO, create and colour in your very own mythical creature and get your facepainted. Plus, free child entry when you come dressed up as a magical creature*. Whether it be a unicorn, fairy, elf or something else we can’t wait to see your outfits! #findthefairies *free child entry when dressed up and accompanied by a full paying adult.
 
1st June 2017, 3rd August 2017, 31st August 2017
Take the 'Ratty' steam train to Eskdale Green and walk back to the sea over Muncaster Fell with a National Park Ranger. Meet at 10.15 am to catch the 10.25 am 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 Appropriate footwear essential Walking equipment required Packed lunch Dogs allowed Limited to 20 people.
 
1st June 2017 to 2nd June 2017
Join us as Ravenglass and Dalegarth Stations are transformed into magical gardens where the fairies live and elves cause mischief! See if you can #findthefairies at both stations and send us your photos on social media. Follow our unicorn trail and win some HARIBO, create and colour in your very own mythical creature and get your facepainted. Plus, free child entry when you come dressed up as a magical creature*. Whether it be a unicorn, fairy, elf or something else we can’t wait to see your outfits! #findthefairies *free child entry when dressed up and accompanied by a full paying adult.
 
16th June 2017, 15th September 2017, 20th October 2017
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.
 
17th June 2017 to 18th June 2017
This is an exclusive day out on the Railway for all young engine enthusiasts! Go behind the scenes and find out how an engine works with the author of Peters Railway as your guide, plus find out all about the history of the Railway in our Museum. Learn all about how our engines work and then travel up to Dalegarth, with a ride on a steam engine, where you will be read a Peter’s Railway story. Ticket holders will receive a ride all day ticket that will be valid all day so that you can travel to Dalegarth, and each child will receive a Peters Railway book that you can have signed by the author himself! There will be 2 groups on both days at either 10am or 12:30pm. Tickets are £15 adult and £7.50 child, ticket numbers are limited to 30 for each session and children must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult per 2 children maximum). Please note: this event is not suitable for children under 5 years old due to the engineers workshop part of the event. Ticket numbers are limited so advance booking is essential.
 
26th July 2017 to 27th July 2017
Join us for a very special adventure picnic with Ratty at Dalegarth station. Also joining us on the day we will have the National Trust. More details to follow. This event is part of our normal service and there will be a small charge for activities.
 
5th September 2017
The team is back to take you on a behind the scenes photography treat. Meet at 8.30 Ravenglass Station for a tour around the workshops and 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 to your starting point at Ravenglass. Limited places, book in advance, £45 per person includes welcome tea/coffee, packed lunch (sandwich, crisps, piece of fruit and bottle of water), guided photography walk and single train journey back down the valley. 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.
 
16th September 2017
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.
 
7th October 2017 to 8th October 2017
Peppa Pig returns to the Railway for the first /second of two visits in 2017! Peppa Pig will be making personal appearances at 11.15am, 13.15pm & 15.15pm. Plus she’ll be appearing during Story Time sessions, led by a narrator, at 12.15pm & 14.15pm. Purchase a Ride All Day ticket and hop on one of our trains to the activity marquee at Dalegarth. Here you can see Peppa Pig and enjoy some entertainment. There will be photos opportunities so don’t forget your camera! Book your Ride All Day tickets online in advance to save. Online ticket prices are £15 adult, £7 child (3-15), free for children under 3. Tickets on the day will cost £16 adult, £8 children (3-15), under 3 free on the day. Ticket includes full line return, Peppa Pig Appearances, marquee activity and a half price family voucher to return in the 2017 season. Please note: Dogs are not allowed at this event and a buggy park will be available at Ravenglass. Seating is allocated on a first come first serve basis, we will be running an enhanced timetable on both of these days.
 
21st October 2017 to 29th October 2017
A full week jam packed with Oktoberfest fun! Experience German foods in our Cafes and view our visiting engines. More details to follow including which engines will be making an appearance!
 
27th October 2017 to 28th October 2017, 30th October 2017 to 31st October 2017
Back with more spooky tricks than ever in 2017 with two extra dates! Feeling brave? Travel the line in darkness and keep those eyes peeled for some of our fiendish friends! This event is very popular and must be booked in advance. Ticket includes all day travel and a reserved seat on the Ghost Train from Dalegarth. The Ghost Train steams out of Dalegarth Hollow at 6pm but please note that this is a one way journey only. 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. Tickets are £16 adult, £8 child (3-15), children under 3 are free. Ticket includes all day travel on the railway, a reserved seat on the Ghost Train from Dalegarth, activities at Dalegarth station and a spooky sweet goody bag when, or if, you return! Please note: dogs are not allowed at this event. This event is very popular and tickets must be booked in advance.
 
2nd December 2017 to 3rd December 2017, 9th December 2017 to 10th December 2017, 16th December 2017 to 17th December 2017, 18th December 2017 to 23rd December 2017
All aboard! Our favourite 'Santa Express' event returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Come and enjoy a magical journey on-board the 'Santa Express' to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth grotto. *Please note, dogs are not allowed on this event * Prices for the Santa Express 2017: Adult - £19.95 Child (aged 1 - 11) - £19.95 Child (aged 12 - 15) - £12.65 Child (under 1 year) - Free Adult Lunches - £13.00 Child Lunches - £7.00 Train times are as follows: 10:00 12:50 15:40 Christmas lunches are also available to book to make your day even more special. Lunch times are: 11:30 - before the 12:50 train 12:50 - after the 10:00 train 14:30 - before the 15:40 train