Easter Egg Hunt29, 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

Bertie Bunny with the Epping Ongar Railway Easter Express steam train



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, the distance covered is equivalent to 131,579 eggs placed end to end! You'll need to hop on and off our steam and diesel trains to find them all! 

Getting to us

You can start your journey at any of our stations, or on the vintage London bus service from Epping Underground or Shenfield stations. 

It's easy to get to us via the London Underground. Our inclusive vintage London buses will run from right outside the front of Epping Underground station (Central Line, zone 6), connecting with our train services at North Weald station. Buses also depart from Shenfield station for connections with Elizabeth Line and Greater Anglia services.

There is only limited car parking for disabled passengers at our stations, which must be booked in advance. Public car parks are available in Ongar (charges may apply), a short walk from the station (use postcode CM5 9AB); Alternatively passengers may park at Epping Station (charges apply) and join our vintage London bus service (use postcode CM16 4HW). 

The bus services are included in your great value fare.

More details about how to get to us


Bertie the Easter Bunny at Ongar

Upon arrival, children will receive a sheet with clues, before being asked to find as many numbered eggs as they can, which Bertie has sneakily hidden around the Railway - be sure to keep watch out of the windows during your journey. At the end of your visit, return the sheet to one of our gift shops at either Ongar or North Weald and receive a special Easter treat.

Stay alert for Bertie the Easter Bunny, who will be out and about the stations and maybe even aboard some of the trains throughout each day!

At North Weald

Our gift shop will be open with a wide selection of souvenirs for sale.

The LNER Café will be open offering a range of hot and cold drinks and light refreshments to take away.

Also at North Weald, children young and old can enjoy having their faces painted (additional charge applies) between 10.30 and 15.00.


At Ongar

You can watch the locomotive run around the train, and find the point where all distances on the underground are measured from!

Our gift shop will be open and light refreshments will be available.

The Penny Salon Gallery will be open showing a topical photographic exhibition.

Hunt for Easter Eggs

Train and Bus Times

The timetables for train services and the connecting buses from Epping Underground (Central Line, zone 6) and Shenfield National Rail stations can be found by following the link below and selecting the date of your visit in the calendar.

Heritage train and vintage bus times

If you want to be able to find all the eggs and travel on the steam train then you should start your journey no later than the 13.35 service from Ongar. 



The following greart value fares apply today: 

Adult: £18
Child: £10
Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children): £47

Children under 3 are free - no ticket needed!

Tickets are valid all day long and offer unlimited travel on all our steam and diesel trains and vintage London buses on the date of your visit. 



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