Easter Family Steam Train Rides 2024

Easter bunny on steam train ride

This Easter, gather your family and hop aboard an historic steam locomotive for an awesome adventure! Taking you back in time to a bygone era of rail travel, these family-friendly trains offer an exciting experience for children. Enjoy breathtaking views as you wind through picturesque countryside and with many Easter themed upcoming events on board you’re sure to be in for an eggtastic time!

Easter bunny on steam train ride

Our Top Attractions for Easter!

easter event at chessington

EGGSplorers Event, Chessington World of Adventures Resort

This Easter, it’s time to get EGG-cited for Chessington’s EGGSplorers event! This must-see Easter event has come back for a second year running – so you know it’ll blow your mind! Whether you visit during the weekends running up to Easter or during the school holidays itself – it’ll be one for the memory books.

But what’s running this year?

First up, it’s time to get up and moving as you hunt and find GIANT decorated Easter eggs with the Activity Trail! They’ll be dotted around the theme park, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled! Psstwe heard there’s some Cadbury goodies for those who complete the Activity Trail!

Once you’ve had all sorts of egg-citement, you can meet Bonnie the Easter Bunny and hop to the Easter show! Think pastel colours, Easter bunnies and bright happy faces! There will be meets and greets too, as well as photo opportunities and egg-straordinary Easter shows!

You can also embark on an ethereal journey through the Enchanted Hollow*… Where you can burrow and wander through the underground town and meet all cute and cuddly animal residents. They’re celebrating Easter for the first time so it’ll be a treat to experience! We hear that the bunnies LOVE an Easter egg hunt…

Don’t forget the brilliant theme park that is Chessington World of Adventures Resort! There’s over 40 rides and attractions to experience. From the adrenaline-pumping Vampire rollercoaster to the wild World of Jumanji, there’s a ride for every thrill level. For younger adventurers, the Adventure Tree carousel offers gentle thrills in a fantastically themed setting. And for those more daring, we suggest you take a spin on the Mamba Strike!

Plus, Chessington is home to over 1,000 animals, including lions, tigers, and giraffes. The ZUFARI: Ride into Africa! offers families the chance to see these majestic creatures up close, providing an educational experience that highlights the importance of conservation.

We can’t imagine a better day out than with Chessington World of Adventures Resort! 

*Enchanted Hollow is an optional extra and can be bought alongside an EGGSplorers Ticket.

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Leatherhead Road
Chessington
Greater London
KT9 2NE

Opening Times

Easter EGGSplorers Event:
23rd and 25th March
28th March - 14th April 2024

Pricing

From £34.00 per person (online price)

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The Postal Museum, London

Looking for an indoor attraction that is packed out with fun this Easter? We have just the place for you…The Postal Museum!

This Easter you’ll discover an unmissable family day out, packed with fun-filled activities for kids of all ages! Let’s hop into what The Postal Museum has in store for Easter!

Climb aboard the Mail Rail and uncover the story of the postal service that’s hidden beneath the streets of London. Ride the miniature train as it choo choos into the original underground tunnels and explore the interactive exhibits that bring 5 centuries of engineering and postal history to life!

Think that’s all? Think again!

During Easter, your little ones can get stuck into a range of arts and crafts that are inspired by the postal uniforms in their special exhibition: Dressed to Deliver:

  • Mini Designers: You can design your own postie board game. When? 3rd – 5th April from 10:00 – 16:00. Perfect for kids aged 5-11 & their families.
  • Mini Creators: Learn how to sew a patch. When? 10th – 12th April from 10:00 – 16:00. Best for kids aged 5-11 & their families.
  • Plus, all their Easter craft activities are included in the museum entry price! However, the places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and all kids will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Last but not least…have you heard of the Sorted! The Postal Play Space? No? Well, where have you been hiding?

At The Postal Museum, you can discover an immersive mini-town with streets, buildings, trolleys, pulleys, slides AND chutes. Everything to keep your little ones happily entertained!

You can even book your Sorted! session without visiting the museum, or you can buy your tickets for both experiences. Once you’ve added a museum ticket to your basket, you’ll automatically be able to book Sorted on the next page.

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15-20 Phoenix Pl,
London
WC1X 0DA

Opening Times

3rd to 14th April 2024

Pricing

From £10.00

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Easter Egg-stravaganza at Piglets Adventure Farm

Spring is the air which means Piglets Adventure Farm’s Easter Egg-stravanganza is back! Be prepared for non-stop egg-citement and entertainment for everyone!

So, what’s in their egg basket this year? 

Experience the magic of lambing throughout the Easter Holidays, with 20 mummy ewes expecting the pitter-patter of tiny hooves in their undercover
lambing tent. See if you can spot the signs of a new lamb on its way and have a go at bottle-feeding their adorable lambs!

Are you egg-splorers at the ready? It’s time to take part in the famous ‘Great Easter Egg Hunt’ as you find eggs hidden in giant chicks around the farm! Psst…if you bring back the goodies, you’ll receive an egg-stra special treat – plus they’ve got a challenge for both under and over 7’s!

Bo Peep and her friends are back in their show marquee, with the baa-rilliant panto ‘She’s Lost The Flock….again!’. Can you help her find the lost flock in time? Bo Peep’s Panto is running from 23rd March – 7th April only.

Warmer weather brings the re-opening of their famous Beach! Splash through rock pools, feel sand between your toes & explore interactive water play. Make the most of your visit by hiring a Beach Hut for the day.

Then complete your day out with outdoor adventures, like the Pink Barrel Train Rides and hop aboard the Tractor Trailer Ride to discover even more fun in their Indoor Play Barn!

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Towthorpe Grange,
Towthorpe Moor Ln,
Towthorpe,
York
YO32 9ST

Opening Times

23rd March to 14th April 2024

Pricing

Tickets from £7.95
Please pre-book online for the best entry price!

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Go Laser Tag

Looking for an outdoor activity where your kids can enjoy the fresh out but have the best time ever? We think Go Laser Tag is the place to be! And guess what? You can host your kid’s next birthday party here too! With 50 acres of forest-themed battlefield to explore, it’s the perfect outdoor activity to get stuck into.

With the Kids Birthday Party Experience, you can enjoy an inclusive 2-hour session, with a minimum of 5-6 games played across various, professionally designed Game Maps! The kid’s laser tag party will have the players kitted out with 3 of the newest ‘Fortnite’-themed Laser Tag guns: Assault Rifle, Sniper Rifle AND the Sub-Machine Fun! That’s taking kids’ laser tag to the extreme.

Not only will the kids have an immersive experience, but they can also switch up their gun styles. Psst…they’ll also get unlimited ammo/reloads for their guns AND they’ll get to wear their Ninja Camouflage Combat suits!

With every kid’s birthday party experience, they’ll get a FREE large Pizza Hut pizza to share with the group, plus fresh hot food in the middle of the forest and a bottle of water per player. Making it super simple to enjoy a birthday party, without all the faff! This no-impact and non-contact activity will be fun for friends and the whole family!

There’s also no minimum player numbers needed to book the birthday party. So, whether your party size is big or small, you can get stuck right in. The special birthday child will also get a FREE ‘Squad Leader’ dog tag to wear with pride all day AND you can take it home too.

Please note: the minimum age is 6+

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GO Laser Tag London
GO Action Forest
Salmons Lane
Whyteleafe
CR3 0HB

Pricing

Party Package Discount for 10+ players starts from £27.50 per person (includes free pizza)

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Easter Steam Train Rides In Wales

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Easter Special Brecon Mountain Railway

Meet the Mad Hatter and friends at Brecon Mountain Railway this Easter.

Each steam train ride booked over Easter weekend includes an egg hunt, Easter treats goody bag and meeting the Easter bunny and other characters.

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Brecon Mountain Railway
Pontsticill Rd, Pant CF48 2DD

Opening Times

Easter weekend

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Easter Weekend Gwili Steam Railway

A whole weekend full of fun as the Gwili Railway season starts for Easter 2024.

Enjoy a scenic ride on their vintage railway. A ideal adventure for kids during their school holidays.

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Gwili Steam Railway
Railway Station, Abergwili Junction, Carmarthen

Opening Times

Easter weekend

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Easter Steam Trains In The South East

Girl dressed as Little red riding hood

Little Red Riding Hood Easter Train

The fun begins at Tunbridge Wells West Station where Little Red and her friends find the grumpy, Big Bad Wolf!

Do not fear though, as Little Red will make sure everyone gets all on board the steam train, ready to embark on an exciting Easter Egg Hunt.

Then, to help keep little ones entertained Little Red will hand out free activity packs and colouring pencils to all her friends onboard.

Next, once arrived at Eridge station, you will step on to the platform and greet Little Red and her friends. Your challenge to find the Easter Bunny!

With a basket full of chocolate, you will board the train once again to travel back.  Free Easter eggs will be handing out during the return journey. Delicious!
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West Station, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY

Opening Times

Little Red's adventures start at either 09:45, 12:30 or 15:10, they will then depart from Tunbridge Wells West station on 29th, 30th, 31st and 1st April at 10:15, 12:55 & 15:35, returning 1hr later

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Audley End Easter Springtime Surprise Special

Get ready for eggtastic fun at Audley End this easter weekend!

Climb onboard the miniature railway and ride into an enchanted wood. Along the route you’ll see lots of Easter surprises such as chicks, flowers and colourful eggs.

Finally arrive at your destination the woodland home of Audley End’s own Easter bunny for a live show! How exciting! All children receive a Springtime souvenir

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Audley End Rd, Audley End, Saffron Walden CB11 4JB

Opening Times

29th March -14th April 2024

Pricing

Adults and Children over 92cm – from £18.50
Child Under 92cm – from £9.25
Child under 1 Year – Free
Carer of disabled – Free

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Easter Family Steam Train Rides In The South West

Girls with bunny ears

Avon Valley Railway Chocolate Train

Celebrate Easter this year with Avon Valley Railway.

See their own chocolate train, the restored locomotive from the Fry factory nearby. All children will receive a free Fry chocolate treat to add to the fun!

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Bitton Station, Bath Rd, Bitton, Bristol BS30 6HD

Opening Times

Sunday 31st March and Monday 1st April 2024 Trains between 10.45am and 3.45pm

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Evesham Vale Light Railway Easter Egg Hunt

See how many eggs you can spot on the special Easter steam train ride at Evesham Light Railway.

Then, give your answer to the Station Guard and get a free chocolate egg!

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The Valley, Evesham WR11 4DS

Opening Times

Easter Weekend

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Easter Family Steam Train Rides In The Midlands

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Apedale Valley Light Railway Easter Egg Hunt

Enjoy a fun Easter Egg Hunt special event at Apedale Valley Railway.

Can you spot the Easter Eggs around  the railway? There are prizes for kids who manage to spot them all!

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Loomer Rd, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7LB

Opening Times

March 30th 2024 11:30 am - April 1st 4:00 pm

Pricing

Standard fares apply

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Easter Family Steam Trains In The North

peter rabbit with butterflies and bees around him

Peter Rabbit Fun Day East Lancashire

Meet and greet everyone’s favourite bunny, Peter Rabbit, this Easter at East Lancashire Railway.

There will be a wide range family friendly activities. These include theme park rides, face painters and craft activities.

Complete your day out with a ride on board a heritage steam or diesel train travelling through Irwell Valley.

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East Lancashire Railway
23A Bolton St, Bury BL9 0EY

Opening Times

31st March and 1st April 2024

Pricing

Pre booked tickets essential. General Admission tickets must be purchased online, so don’t miss out.

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We hope you’ve found an Easter family steam ride to enjoy. For loads more Spring fun check out our Easter blogs.

Are you keeping to a budget this Easter school holidays? Then, read on we’ve got all the information you need on free activities at Easter and where kids eat free during Easter holidays!

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