2024 Special Events

At Amerton Railway we pride ourselves in our engaging, educational and fun special events that are suitable for all the family. Why not join us at one of our events this year and see what it’s all about?

Our family-friendly events are planned to allow everybody to enjoy our heritage without spending too much or travelling too far from the midlands. Our volunteers are excited to show you what we have achieved and these events are simply the best way to experience their efforts! 

We are able to accommodate schools, groups, societies, companies, and clubs at our railway for behind the scenes access and hands-on experience. Please see our Contact Us page for more information on getting in touch.

  • Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March – The Easter Bunny has been busy hopping around the railway and has left some eggs behind! Come and find them for a sweet reward!
  • Pirate and Princess Day – Sunday 21st April – Relive the story from last year when Pirate Captain Dreadnought and Princess Isabella defeated the dreadful dragon, and see what has happened this year… Has the dragon returned or has a far more fearful beast come to terrorise the kingdom!
  • Volunteer Recruitment Day – Sunday 19th May – Come and see how we run our railway, meet our volunteers, and if you are interested, join our fantastic team!
  • Steam Gala – 15th & 16th June – Our biggest event of the year, several engines in steam all day, with gates open at 8am to see the engines being lit up! 
  • Road & Rail Festival – Sunday 14th July – Vehicle show and engines running all weekend. It’s going to be a blast!
  • Teddy Bear Day – Saturday 3rd, 10th and 24th August – Bring your favourite teddy for a grand day out! 
  • Pauline Hazelwood’s Isabel & Friends – Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August – See Isabel come to life and meet the star of her very own true story book! 
  • Everything Goes Gala – 14th and 15th September – See the strength of our home fleet, as everything that can run will be running!
  • The Haunting of Amerton Railway – Saturday 26th October – Embark on a spine-tingling adventure and hear the stories from Amerton Railway’s ghostly past!
  • Trick or Treat TrainsWednesday 30th October – Join us in the October half term for this light hearted twist on our normal running, is perfect for kiddies who want a bit of fun dressing up as their favourite Halloween characters.
  • Santa Specials – Running in December (Including Christmas Eve!) – Take a train ride to Toyland to meet Santa and his friendly elves! Exact dates are to be published soon! Booking is from the 1st of September.