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Wednesday,26th July 2017 - Thursday,27th July 2017

National Trust Activity Days

Join us and the National Trust in the marquee and surrounds at Dalegarth with their family fun activities. Entrance to the marquee is free so come along and get involved! Full details of the activities are now outlined below:

Woodland & River Area - Duck Races, Den Building, Natural Art, Tree Identification, Bark Rubbing, Tree Hugging and
Sheep display

Outside Area adjacent to the marquee - Mini Drystone walling, Willow Hurdle making, Poetree Word Tree, Invasive Plant Skittles, Stick Quoits, Mud Art, Stick Tower challenge and mini raft challenge

Marquee - Willow shapes & structures, stick lashing, green bug hotel, cone pig making, badge making, bird feeder fat log making, invertebrate tray, wildlife colouring sheets, World Heritage Stand

This event is part of our normal service and there will be a small charge for some activities (e.g. facepainting).
Thursday,3rd August 2017 — Thursday,31st August 2017

Steam to the Hills with an LDNP Ranger

Take the 'Ratty' steam train to Eskdale Green and walk back to the sea over Muncaster Fell with a National Park Ranger. Meet at 10.15 am to catch the 10.25 am train to The Green. Train fare applies, pay on arrival, reserve your place in advance as booking advised, £5 adult for the guided walk and children free. For full details, call 0845 272 0004 or book online at

Price: Adult £5, child free. Train fare required.

Grade: Moderate

Appropriate footwear essential

Walking equipment required

Packed lunch

Dogs allowed

Limited to 20 people.
Tuesday,5th September 2017

Photography Days

The team is back to take you on a behind the scenes photography treat.

Meet at 8.30 Ravenglass Station for a tour around the workshops and a cup of tea in the Turntable Café, pick up your packed lunch, before embarking on the seven mile journey up the line to photograph passing engines en route. At Dalegarth enjoy some free time before heading back on the single line journey to your starting point at Ravenglass.

Limited places, book in advance, £45 per person includes welcome tea/coffee, packed lunch (sandwich, crisps, piece of fruit and bottle of water), guided photography walk and single train journey back down the valley.

Please note this event must be booked in advance as tickets are limited.

This is an outdoor event and requires an average level of fitness (you will be walking seven miles on ballast). Please bring suitable clothing.

Basic packed lunch is provided (sandwich, tray bake, piece of fruit). Please advise of any dietary requirement.

All participants must be aged 16 or over.
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Friday,8th September 2017 - Monday,24th July 2017

C-Art - The Curious Incident of the Stag and the Train-line

Take a trip up the Ravenglass & Eskdale railway in search of contemporary wildlife paintings, living in the landscape of the Eskdale valley. Artist Sarah Taylor is bringing her vibrant wildlife paintings on an adventure along the Eskdale valley, with paintings installed in a variety of locations along the Railway. Come along and see how many you can spot from the train. To help make the project happen we have sponsored some of the event but we need to raise more monies and with great spot prizes on offer see how you can join in too !

Friday,15th September 2017 — Friday,20th October 2017

Fish and Chip Evenings

Join an evening diesel departure from Ravenglass at 6pm and enjoy a Fish and Chip Supper at Fellbites Cafe, Dalegarth for Boot Station. Ticket price £10.50 includes a Fish Supper at Dalegarth. Call Dalegarth to book on 019467 23192.
Saturday,16th September 2017

Statesman Rail The Lakelander

Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ as it travels around the Cumbrian Coast. Probably the most stunningly beautiful scenic coastal line in England. Through an area steeped in maritime history with spectacular views of the Lake District Mountains and the wide panoramic expanse of Morecambe Bay on the journey to Ravenglass, where there is the opportunity to ride the legendary Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam railway into the Fells.

Call Statesman Rail to book on 0345 310 2458 or visit
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Saturday,7th October 2017 - Sunday,8th October 2017

Peppa Pig at the Railway - 7th & 8th October - book in advance

Peppa Pig returns to the Railway for the second of two visits in 2017! Peppa Pig will be making personal appearances at 11.15am, 13.15pm & 15.15pm. Plus she’ll be appearing during Story Time sessions, led by a narrator, at 12.15pm & 14.15pm.

Purchase a Ride All Day ticket and select your time of travel on one of our special trains to the activity marquee at Dalegarth (reserved seats are only provided for the journey to Dalegarth, not the return to Ravenglass). Here you can see Peppa Pig and enjoy some entertainment. There will be photos opportunities so don’t forget your camera!

Time slots for tickets are: 9:25, 10:25, 10:45, 11:25, 11:45, 12:25, 12:45 or 13:25

Book your Ride All Day tickets online in advance to save. Online ticket prices are £15 adult, £7 child (3-15), free for children under 3. Tickets on the day will cost £16 adult, £8 children (3-15), under 3 free on the day. Ticket includes full line return (reserved seat on the way to Dalegarth ONLY), Peppa Pig Appearances, marquee activity and a half price family voucher to return in the 2018 season.

Please note: Dogs are not allowed at this event and a buggy park will be available at Ravenglass.

Return seating is allocated on a first come first serve basis, we will be running an enhanced timetable on both of these days.
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Saturday,21st October 2017 - Sunday,29th October 2017

Oktoberfest at the Railway

A full week jam packed with Oktoberfest fun! Experience German foods in our Cafes and view our visiting engines. More details to follow including which engines will be making an appearance!
Friday,27th October 2017 - Saturday,28th October 2017 — Monday,30th October 2017 - Tuesday,31st October 2017

Halloween Ghost Trains - book in advance

Back with more spooky tricks than ever in 2017 with two extra dates! Feeling brave?

Travel the line in darkness and keep those eyes peeled for some of our fiendish friends! This event is very popular and must be booked in advance.

Ticket includes all day travel and a reserved seat on the Ghost Train from Dalegarth.

The Ghost Train steams out of Dalegarth Hollow at 6pm but please note that this is a one way journey only. Make sure you park in Ravenglass and allow time to catch the train up the valley. Activities at Dalegarth include facepainting and spooky arts & crafts.

Tickets are £16 adult, £8 child (3-15), children under 3 are free.

Ticket includes all day travel on the railway, a reserved seat on the Ghost Train from Dalegarth, activities at Dalegarth station and a spooky sweet goody bag when, or if, you return!

Please note: dogs are not allowed at this event. This event is very popular and tickets must be booked in advance.
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Saturday,2nd December 2017 - Sunday,3rd December 2017 — Saturday,9th December 2017 - Sunday,10th December 2017 — Saturday,16th December 2017 - Sunday,17th December 2017 — Monday,18th December 2017 - Saturday,23rd December 2017

Santa Express 2017 - Book in advance

All aboard! Our favourite 'Santa Express' event returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Come and enjoy a magical journey on-board the 'Santa Express' to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth grotto.

*Please note, dogs are not allowed on this event *

Prices for the Santa Express 2017:

Adult - £19.95

Child (aged 1 - 11) - £19.95

Child (aged 12 - 15) - £12.65

Child (under 1 year) - Free

Adult Lunches - £13.00

Child Lunches - £7.00

Train times are as follows:




Christmas lunches are also available to book to make your day even more special. Lunch times are:

11:30 - before the 12:50 train

12:50 - after the 10:00 train

14:30 - before the 15:40 train
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