Fathers Day Trains & Supercar Show

Celebrate Father's Day with a visit to the Museum, and a ride on a train hauled by a real life steam engine.

This Event will take place on:


Sun 16 Jun 2024

We hold regular event days throughout the year, see What’s On for details.

Unlimited rides on a train hauled by one of our vintage Steam Locomotives and display of Supercars.

Treat your dad this Father’s day and join us for an impressive display of automotive royalty, where there will be up to 200 supercars, muscle cars and other headturners from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren and more!

There will be plenty of photo opportunities, so make sure to have your phones and cameras at the ready. This event is being run in partnership with Essex Car Meets.

Enjoy unlimited steam and diesel train rides, as well as unlimited rides on our Miniature railway, and access to the museum and it’s exhibits.

Platform 2 Cafe will be open selling hot and cold drinks and snacks, and our very own miniature pub will be open selling a range of beers, ciders, wines and soft drinks. Molly Moo’s Ice Cream will also be in attendance.

Let your kids let off some steam on our train themed playground and also pretend to be a bus driver on our play and picnic bus.

The Braintree & Halstead Model Railway Club will have their club rooms open with an impressive display of model railway layouts.

There will also be free vintage bus rides to Bures and back, a round trip of about 25 minutes thanks to the AJN 825 Preservation Group.

During our Father’s Day Trains event, The Museum is open for you to look around the various buildings, trains, displays and exhibits – details of what you can see can be found on our Standard Museum Admission page, with the added attraction of one of our heritage trains running, hauled by one of our home fleet of steam locomotives.

We operate unlimited rides starting at 10:30 – 15:00, the Museum opens at 10:00 right through until 17:00.

Check out our working Restoration Shed, See how the volunteers are getting on with the restoration of Lamport, the magnificent Victorian Goods Shed, period Waiting Rooms & Signal Box as well as the Thompson Centre & Train themed Children’s Playground, our site of over 10 acres is ideal if you would like to bring your own picnic.

Find out more about what can be seen on the Standard Museum Admission page. Please note that for the duration of 2024, our Heritage Centre is now closed for redevelopment.

Event Timetable

Our trains run all day long with no fixed timetable from 10:30 to 15.00, and you can have as many rides as you like, whenever you like.

On Site Catering

Feeling Hungry? 

You can visit  Platform Two Cafe, which is run by our external suppliers, Stour Valley Catering – they’re open from 10am – 4pm (please note that food is not served by Platform Two Cafe after 2pm during the winter months) and serve tasty breakfast, lunch & snack options, as well as coffee, tea & a range of cold beverages.


Special Event Day Admission Prices for 2024.

If you book in advance you can save 5%.
Adults: £13.50
Children: (4-15) £9.50
Under 4s: Free 

The Museum is a registered Charity run by Volunteers, Gift Aid is a simple way for UK Tax Payers to allow the Museum to claim an additional 25% of the ticket price from HMRC.

Please note, prebooking closes at midnight before the event, tickets are then available on the door at the prices shown above.