Special Events



Saturday 26 September

The Poppadum Prairie - Curry Night Special

The last of this year's evening dining trains. Take the train from North Weald for a leisurely ride up and down the line to Ongar enjoying a portion of curry, rice & naan bread followed by dessert served to your table. Alcoholic and soft drinks are served at your table from our bar.

The evening will start at North Weald where you will be asked to arrive between 7pm and 7:30pm. As there are no other trains running at this time there should be ample parking for your car within the station itself. Whilst you wait to board the train you can purchase a drink and watch the locomotive move into position to take you to Ongar. The train leaves North Weald at 7.30pm prompt. You will arrive back at North Weald at approximately 9.35pm.

The cost of the evening is £22 for adults and £15 for children which includes a two-course meal and two return trips to Ongar. 

Ready to buy your tickets? Click on the ticket below to be taken to our online booking system and select 'Evening Dining Trains' from the drop-down menu.



Friday 30 & Saturday 31
"Steam & Scream!" Halloween Specials*

Our trains will be decorated in true Halloween style. There will be treats for all the kids, a fancy dress competition and great entertainment on board. Be prepared to be scared on this unique full-size Ghost Train. Advanced booking is essential. More details on our dedicated page.


5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 22, 23 & 24

Santa Specials*

Santa Visits Ongar

Having enjoyed his previous visits, Father Christmas is returning to the EOR this December to help spread festive cheer. Departing North Weald, Santa will travel through the train and present all the good boys and girls with their very own gift. Good mums and dads get a free mince pie and a glass of mulled wine too.

Advanced booking is essential. For more information and booking, please visit our dedicated Santa Specials page.

Sunday 27, Monday 28 & Thursday 31
Mince Pie Specials

Escape the repeats on TV and enjoy a locally produced mince pie. A special gift for every passenger.

January 2016

Saturday 2 - Sunday 3

New Year Gala

What better way to kick off the new year than with a visit to an award winning railway and it's first gala of 2016. To round off the season we’ll be running an intensive timetable, making good use of our steam and diesel home fleet.

Further details to be announced. Keep up to date with the latest details on our social media pages!

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*Special Fares Apply

We reserve the right to alter or suspend events with little or no advance notice. Any such action will be made clear through our website and social media pages. Advertised attractions are subject to availability.

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