Family Fun Day18, 19 August

New for 2018 is our' Family Fun Day' - as much fun as a day by the seaside but with steam trains and vintage buses! Moreover getting to the Epping Ongar Railway by public transport couldn't be easier. So, avoid the queues to the coast and take the Central Line tube to Epping or National Rail to Shenfield where your day out with us starts right there! 

Remember too that with our trains with big tables it's a great reason to have a picnic on the train. We promise you won't get sand in your sandwiches!

Family Fun Day Picnic on the train

Open Top Bus Rides

Our very own open top single deck bus, "Daisy", will be providing rides around the local area (subject to weather conditions). 

Open Top Bus - Daisy

"Circus Skills" workshop

If you are looking for new ways to drag the children off their smartphones, John Clayton, our resident entertainer will be running "Circus Skills" workshops throughout the day at our North Weald marquee, where your children can learn how to juggle and other circus skills. If you're really impressed then you can buy a set of balls from our shop.

Treasure Hunt

For the younger children, we will have a treasure hunt around the Railway - find the location of our 10 animals and then enter our competition for 4 tickets for our Halloween 'Steam and Scream' services.

Children's Disco

The popular silent disco (yes we really mean a silent disco) will be running - grab a seat, a drink or something to eat whilst the children run around madly in time to the music!

Meet the Owls! 

Say hello to the Owls from The Epping Forest Hawk and Owl Sanctuary. 

Balloon Modelling and Facepainting

For an additional charge, there will be a balloon modeller and, of course, facepainting.

Trains and Heritage Buses

Our steam and diesel trains, together with our usual heritage buses, will be in operation. You can find the times of these here


The following great value fares apply, and include all the activities above (except where an additional charge is noted), together with unlimited travel on trains and buses on the day of your visit. 

In advance: Adult £15; Child (aged 3 and over) £7; Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £38. 
On the day: Adult £16; Child (aged 3 and over) £8; Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £41. 
(Children under 3 are free - no ticket needed)

Don't forget that our Family Railcard is valid on this day, why not buy one and start saving money right away! You can purchase a Family Railcard via this link

You can buy your tickets, below, now!


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