Kids for a Quid throughout 2024Throughout 2024

Kids for a Quid

Keep the kids entertained on a day out with a steam and hauled heritage train service when our Child tickets are just £1!

We've got heritage diesel trains and vintage London buses too! 

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 experiences for 1 great value ticket

The Kids for a Quid offer applies to our standard timetable days, and excludes certain special events, character days, Halloween, Santa Special and Epping Ongar Lights Express services. 


Great Reasons to Visit the Epping Ongar Railway

Here are some ideas of what you can do when you visit.


1. Ride both steam and diesel trains. 

One of our steam engines is expected to grace the rails, alongside a heritage diesel multiple unit train, which offers drivers eye views! Our tickets are valid all day long so you can travel as much as you like and break your journey to enjoy all that the local area has to offer. 

Steam locomotive, Pitchford Hall

2. Ride a traditional London Bus.

Our vintage buses run regularly throughout the day to connect with the underground at Epping (Central Line, zone 6) and Shenfield station (for Greater Anglia and Elizabeth Line services). Start your journey at either location, or take a ride during the day.

Heritage bus connection to Epping

 3. Enjoy a bite to eat.

We have a lovely buffet at North Weald Station and a small sweet and cake shop at Ongar - but with big tables on our trains you can also bring an 'indoor picnic' - our bar's not open today, bring your own bubbly! We have bacon baguettes, freshly-baked sausage rolls, snacks and pasties to make your picnic as delicious as possible.

Picnic on train

4. Look out for wildlife and enjoy the views of the skyline London from Epping Forest.

Why not keep an eye out over the countryside and forests as you travel - you may see some cows, a deer, a buzzard and from some parts of the line, and on a good day, a view of London's skyline. All this from the comfort of your seat!

Kids travel for £1 this half term!

5. Maybe you just like to watch the trains as they go by.

Enjoy the sound and smell of a steam locomotive. Try to drag your children from the bridge when a steam engine goes underneath!

Kids travel for £1 this half term!

6. Take the tube to Epping.

Many children really enjoy travelling on the tube and this gives you a great reason to take advantage of TFL off peak fares. Epping is in Zone 6 and is less than 30 minutes from Stratford on the Central Line! Our vintage buses depart from right outside the station to take you to our station at North Weald. 

Epping Tube Sign

7. Visit the Penny Salon Gallery

The Penny Salon micro gallery at Ongar station will be open, and will have a photographic exhibition entitled "Monochrome Memories - Everyday to artform". Admission is free.

Penny Salon Gallery at Ongar Station

8. Enjoy a family walk or explore the historic town of Ongar

There are a number of local walks from both North Weald and Ongar stations. Your ticket is valid all day, so why not break your journey and explore the historic town of Ongar, or take a stroll through the local countryside and return on a later train?

You can download our walking tour of Ongar, or you might even have time to walk to Greensted Church - the oldest wooden church in the world! To get there, just follow the "Essex Way" footpath from Ongar High Street.

Passengers enjoying a local walk

9. Great Value Fares!

Our fares offer unlimited travel on all our steam and diesel trains and vintage bus services on the day of your visit!

Remember with these fares you can afford to bring not just your kids but your kids' friends too! Grandparents can afford to be generous and ALL the grandchildren can come together.


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. 

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



The timetables for trains and connecting heritage buses can be found by selecting your date of travel here



These fares give unlimited travel on our heritage trains and vintage buses all day long! 

The following fares apply:

Adult: £18;
Child: £1.

Under 3s are free - no ticket needed.


Services are planned to be hauled by steam locomotives and a heritage diesel multiple unit as indicated above and on our timetables. The Epping Ongar Railway reserves the right to substitute the steam locomotive for a diesel, or vice versa, in case of locomotive failure or other unavoidable circumstances. 

The Kids for a Quid offer applies to our standard timetable days, and excludes certain special events, character days, Halloween, Santa Special and Epping Ongar Lights Express services.