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Great Cockcrow Railway 2018

PLEASE NOTE : For safety reasons children under 2 years cannot be conveyed

Opening Times 2018

The Great Cockcrow Railway is open every Sunday from 6th May until 28th October. We operate from 1.30pm till 5.00pm with the booking office closing at 4:45pm.

We will also be running on Wednesdays from 1st to 29th August. Trains run from 1:00pm till 4:00pm, with the last tickets being sold at 3.45pm.

In addition, for the first time, we will be opening on Monday 28th, MAY BANK HOLIDAY!

Additional and Special Dates

Festival of Steam

The GCR will be 50 years old this year! Seems like only yesterday……

To celebrate, we will be holding our Golden Jubilee Festival of Steam on 7th and 8th July. Have a look HERE.

Shooting Stars CHASE Charity Day

On 9th June, we will once again have the pleasure of hosting the Shooting Stars CHASE Charity event. Please come along and support this very deserving cause


The 2018 Gala will take place in September. We will be inviting nearly 20 engines and their drivers from around the country to visit us over the course of the weekend. Many of them stay to help us run our normal Sunday service. So come along and see  some new things to look at and enjoy.


Our Halloween evening will be held on Saturday 27th October 2018, with the first trains departing at around 4.30pm. This a really fun event, with many of our passengers (and staff!) coming dressed and made up for the occasion. Trains run till approximately 8.00pm.

Riding round in the dark is a totally different experience and can be quite scary, even for regular travellers! There’s no need to book, just turn up and ride.

For more pictures of our 2017 Halloween evening, have a look HERE!

Please note that the railway is NOT open any other time except as stated here.

Opening Times

Photo courtesy of Alan Bostock