Fathers Day Trains

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

Treat your dad this Father’s day and 

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.

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. 

Previously advertised Supercar meet during our Father’s Day Trains Event.

Please note that due to external factors, the previously advertised supercar meet during this event has been cancelled, please accept our apologies for this.

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: £11:50
Children: (4-15) £8:50
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.