Groups at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Searching for unique steam railway days out for groups in the Lake District National Park? Discover our range of Lake District steam railway itineraries, that have been designed for groups to explore the highlights of UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Lake District National Park and Frontiers of the Roman Empire along the Western Lake District and Coast.

Our bespoke group tours and itineraries can be tailored for different interests, length of visit, food requirements including cream tea picnic boxes and seasonal highlights such as the Christmas ‘mince pie’ trains. With special rates on offer for pre-booked parties of ten people or more, get in touch to discuss your requirements today. 

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a colleague can pay a visit to the attraction, to help you plan your ideal itinerary. Get in touch today by emailing

River Esk, a steam locomotive at the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway hauling a train in the winter

Group Tours

Find the perfect itinerary for your group with our range of steam railway tours. Our award-winning heritage tourist attraction welcomes thousands of delighted visitors every year, and we pride ourselves on being a memorable destination for both UK and international group tours. Take a look below to see our full range of options for experiencing the joy of travel by steam train.

Food and drink options available and The Ratty Arms at Ravenglass the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Group Menus

We can tailor group menus to suit your requirements, locations include the two onsite cafés or traditional pub ‘The Ratty Arms’ at Ravenglass station. From soup and sandwich lunches, traditional cream teas, cream tea picnic boxes, to simply hot drinks and cakes. We can cater for special requests and/or corporate functions. Email us directly to discuss further details. 

Christmas Tours at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Christmas Tours at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Enjoy a festive treat in the Lake District onboard heritage steam trains. Our Christmas timetable operates from Boxing Day 26th December to 2nd January 2025. Pre-book festive lunches at The Ratty Arms or enjoy a mince pie one of our ‘Mince Pie’ trains. 

Lake District Group Tours 2024 itineraries

Lake District Group Tours 2024 itineraries

Helping you to plan your 2024 itineraries. Contact us directly to find out more about tour options, timetables and fares. We recommend groups to reserve tours as soon as possible, we need final confirmation of numbers within two weeks of travel date. Special rates for series tours and FIT vouchers are available. 

School Trips

We offer educational tours and activities for groups in conjunction with the Ravenglass Railway Museum. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is the perfect place to visit for an educational experience in the Lake District, with a selection of materials for levels key stage 1-3 and above.

Group rates and terms apply. One teacher travels FREE with every four paying pupils. 

The Ravenglass Railway museum, a fantastic learning space for school groups

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