Upcoming Events

In addition to our regular steam and diesel hauled services, we also hold a number of exciting special events, from children's character days to enthusiast gala events. Santa pays a visit at Christmas too! Details appear below as our plans evolve. Tickets for these events can be booked from the event page.

For most events our connecting heritage bus services will operate from Epping Underground and Shenfield stations. Please check the event listing for details.

If there is no event shown on a particular date, do check our calendar as we may be running our standard steam and diesel hauled services.

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Santa Specials

25, 26 November; 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 December

Bring the family to see Santa on his special train with the fantastically festive Epping Ongar Railway Santa Specials! GET YOUR TICKETS! HE'S AGREED TO RETURN FOR 2023, SO IT'S ALL ABOARD FOR SANTA'S SPECIAL TRAIN! "This was by far the ...

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Epping Ongar Lights Express

Various dates November 2023 to January 2024

EXTRA DATE ADDED!!! Completely new and re-imagined; a magical experience is coming to the Epping Ongar Railway in 2023! An interactive journey for the whole family like never before! Featuring "Voiceover Man" (as heard on Britain's Got Talent and ...

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Kids for a Quid

14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24 and 25 February

Keep the kids entertained on a day out with a steam hauled train service when our Child tickets are just £1! Our tickets offer unlimited travel on our heritage steam and diesel trains and vintage London bus services on the date of your visit. It's 3 great heritage ...

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Winter Country Buses Event

25 February

Our popular winter bus event returns for 2024. Our "Winter Country Buses Event", features the green buses of London Transport and London Country Bus Services between the 1930s and 1970s. Expect a wide selection of vintage London vehicles, plus possibly some interesting ...

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Easter Egg Hunt

29, 30, 31 March and 1 April

Join us on board the Easter Express for the longest Easter Egg Hunt in Essex! Find all the eggs Easter Bunny visits Facepainters Find all the eggs that the Easter Bunny has hidden all along our line. Running the length of the railway track, from Ongar through to Coopersale, ...

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Steam Gala

26, 27, 28 April

Our annual steam gala takes place on 26, 27 and 28 April, with an intensive steam hauled service in operation. The home fleet of steam locomotives, along with star visiting locomotive 2999 "Lady of Legend" and possible other visiting locomotives, come out to be put ...

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