Kids for a Quid this February Half Term!19, 20, 21, 22, 23 February
8 Great Reasons to Visit the Epping Ongar Railway this Half Term
Keep the kids entertained over the half term holiday when our Child tickets are just £1!
Here are some ideas of what you can do when you visit.
1. Look out for wildlife and the skyline.
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!
2. Maybe you just like to watch the trains as they go by.
Try to drag your children from the bridge when a steam engine goes underneath!
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.
4. Ride a traditional London Bus.
Our heritage buses run regularly throughout the day to connect with the tube at Epping. Start your journey there, or take a ride during the day.
5. Ride both steam and diesel trains.
For Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of our Kids for a Quid Week the impressive Pitchford Hall is expecetd to grace the rails and haul you effortlessly between Ongar and North Weald. Meanwhile our delicous green DMU will take you to the Forest!
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 so an off peak fare from a station such as Brockley, Bethnal Green, Stratford, Dagenham East could cost just £1.50 for each adult.
7. Visit the Penny Salon Gallery
The Penny Salon micro gallery at Ongar station will be open, and will have a photographic exhibition entitled "Snow on Show" featuring the best snow themed photographs from the lenses of Malcolm Batten and Geoff Silcock. There will also be a ‘pop-up’ exhibition of Thames shipping photographs to highlight the publication this month of Malcolm Batten’s latest book ‘River Thames shipping since 2000: Passenger ships, ferries, heritage shipping and more’. This accompanies the earlier book ‘River Thames shipping since 2000: Cargo shipping’. The author will be on hand at the Penny Salon to talk about these and to sign copies of any of his books if required - they can also be purchased from the gift shops at North Weald and Ongar.
8. Great Value Fares!
Our fares offer unlimited travel on all our train and heritage 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.
The timetables for trains and connecting heritage buses can be found by selecting your date of travel here.
The following fares apply: Adult £14; Concession £13; Child £1.
Under 3s are free - no ticket needed.
These fares give unlimited travel on our trains and heritage buses all day long!
To book simply select your date of travel below.
Tickets now on sale!