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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Come and See The Gruffalo

3 July and 11 September

“Oh help! Oh no!” Every child’s favourite picture book character, the Gruffalo, has found his way to the Epping Ongar Railway. It will be a great day out for all the family - especially the younger ones. The Gruffalo will be making appearances throughout the day at the ...

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Peppa Pig and George visit

24 July

The ever-popular Peppa Pig and George make a visit to the Epping Ongar Railway. It will be a great day out for all the family - especially the younger ones. Peppa Pig and her brother, George, will be here on Sunday 24 July. They will be making appearances at the times shown ...

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Real Ale Weekend

15, 16, 17 July

Enjoy a pint as you journey through the Essex countryside on our steam and diesel hauled trains! Our Real Ale Weekend takes on a different format this year. Our plans are still evolving, but put the dates in your diaries now! In order to manage capacity at this event, advance ...

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Come and See PAW Patrol

7 August

Your favourite characters from PAW Patrol are visiting the Epping Ongar Railway! Chase and Marshall will be here on Sunday 7 August. The heroic pups will be making appearances at the times shown below. Be sure to come and say hello and don’t forget your camera! It will be a great ...

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Dinosaurs at the Railway

14 August

Come and meet the roaring, walking dinosaur - he's normally very friendly, except when hungry! Learn "How to Train your Dinosaur!" and meet the baby dinosaurs on board the train! Join our train service to Ongar and meet the roaring, walking dinosaur! Baby dinosaurs ...

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Come and See Hey Duggee

28, 29 August

Calling all squirrels! Hey Duggee is one of the happiest, most fun shows on kids TV and the Epping Ongar Railway is delighted that it’s huggable star, Duggee, will visit us for the for the first time at the end of August. Duggee will be making appearances throughout the day on both ...

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