14th, 15th, 16th, 17th April
Easter Egg Hunt
Join us for what must be the longest (by distance) Easter Egg Hunt in Essex. See our special page for more details.
22nd & 23rd
Spring Diesel Gala
The first of two diesel galas for 2017. Last year saw Royal Highland Fusilier 55019 grace our rails, this year we hope to delight in equal measures. Watch our main Diesel Gala webpages and Facebook for updates. Tickets on sale soon.
29th & 30th
Peppa Pig and George Visit the Epping Ongar Railway
The first of our character visits for 2017 when Peppa Pig and George return to the Epping Ongar Railway.
27th, 28th & 29th
5th Anniversary Bank Holiday Steam Gala
We aim to celebrate our 5th Anniversary in style with a great selection of visiting locomotives - Watch our main Steam Gala webpages and Facebook for updates. Tickets on sale soon.
10th & 11th
Postman Pat Visits the Epping Ongar Railway
Postman Pat visits the Epping Ongar Railway for the first time - and we can't wait. A much-loved character for all. This is the second of our character visits for this year.
Father's Day Classic Car Show
24th & 25th
Victorian Steam Weekend
Mr David Oxley brings the Palace of Curiosities back to the Epping Ongar Railway - come to marvel at the Marcus Island Mermaid and other delights from around the world. Victorian characters will also be around to add to the atmosphere alongside steam workings throughout. Come dressed in Victorian costume for a significant discount on your fares!
15th & 16th
London Transport Weekend
The Railway has a long association with the Underground and London Transport stemming from its time as a part of the Central Line. We aim to celebrate this in 2017 with a new event.
28th, 29th, 30th
Real Ale Weekend
The Real Ale Weekend returns to its usual slot. The event has grown over the years and we expect this trend to continue - expect more beers, more trains and more fun in 2017! More details on our dedicated Real Ale Page as our plans emerge.
5th & 6th
Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol visit the Epping Ongar Railway
The third of our character visits sees Chase and Marshall return. Making appearances throughout the day, come and join us for a great day out on the Railway.
12th & 13th August
Vintage Vehicle Rally
A wonderful collection of steam traction engines and classic cars - an excellent mid-Summer day out. Anyone who loves steam traction engines, trains, buses and cars will have a great day with us to. Standard fares apply today. To register for the event please drop a note to our organiser, Kelvin Knappitt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information for potential exhibitors here.
19th & 20 August
The Gruffalo Visits the Epping Ongar Railway
Rounding off our character visits for 2017, the Gruffalo will be making appearances throughout the day.
Classic Car Show
The second of our of two one day classic car shows. Anyone who loves steam and diesel locomotives and buses will have a great day with us to. Standard fares apply today. To register for the event please drop a note to our organiser, Kelvin Knappitt at email@example.com. Further information for potential exhibitors here.
Red & Green Rover
Our special bus running day, featuring many of the buses that operated in the 60's and 70's together a few unexpected visitors. Tickets on sale later in 2017.
23rd & 24th September
Autumn Diesel Gala
The second of our two diesel galas for 2017. Watch our main Diesel Gala webpages and Facebook for updates. Tickets on sale later in 2017.
28th, 29th & 31st
Steam and Scream on the ever popular Ghost Train. Check our main Halloween webpages for updates and of course our Facebook pages. Tickets on sale in summer 2017.
2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th
See Santa on his special train! Our 2016 experience has received many 5 * reviews on TripAdvisor and Facebook and this year we aim to make the experience even better still. Tickets on sale in summer 2017.
27th, 28th, 30th & 31st
Mince Pie Specials
Get away from the repeats on TV and bring the family to the Epping Ongar Railway for a great day out with the family. Every adult receives a complimentary mince pie! What's not to like. Tickets on sale soon!
Steam into the New Year with our steam only running day! What a treat.
Check the website before each event for further details.
Alternatively, follow our social media pages for regular updates.
Special fares apply to most of our special events. Additional attractions may be present that may incur extra charges not included in your travel ticket. See event descriptions for details.
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.