The Gruffalo visits the Epping Ongar Railway25, 26 August

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

Come and see the Gruffalo

Every child's favourite storybook character, The Gruffalo, has found his way to the Epping Ongar Railway. 

On Sunday 25th & Bank Holiday 26th August, take a steam train ride into the deep dark wood and meet the Gruffalo himself who will be appearing at intervals throughout the day.

Epping 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.

A great day out for all the family - especially the younger ones.

Our train tickets entitle you to unlimited travel on our steam and diesel trains and heritage buses but with the added bonus of additional activities for the Children.

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

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

Owl from the wood

Art Workshops

Sadly the free artworks are not available this weekend.


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.


The following great value fares apply, giving unlimited travel on trains buses all day long. Discounted advance tickets are available using the options below. 

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)

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