The Gruffalo

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 August

The Gruffalo visits the Epping Ongar Railway!

Oh help! Oh no! It’s a Gruffalo! And he's coming to the Epping Ongar Railway!

A great day out for all the family - especially the younger ones. Every childs favourite storybook character, The Gruffalo, has found his way to the Epping Ongar Railway.

Take a steam train ride into the deep dark wood, meet the owls from the wood, and the Gruffalo himself.

A wide selection of The Gruffalo merchandise will be available at both of our stations.

Appearance Times

The Gruffalo will be appearing at the following times at North Weald Station

10:30 - 11:10

11:30 - 12:10

12:30 - 13:10

13:30 - 14:10

14:45 - 15:15

If you are starting your journey from Ongar Station you must catch a train no later than the 13.35 service.

Owl from the deep dark woodEpping Forest Hawk and Owl Sanctuary will be in attendance and you will be able to get up close and personal with the owls from the wood.

We also have facepainting at North Weald Station.

Our standard timetable will be in operation with steam and diesel trains operating between Ongar, North Weald and the deep dark wood. Details of the timetable, together with connecting buses from Epping Underground and Shenfield stations can be found here.

Tickets, which include unlimited travel on our trains and buses on the day, can be booked online now!