Canines Ride the Train Lines - Doggy Steam Day

Choo Choo Let the Dogs Out?

This Event will take place on:

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 bus rides to Bures and back.

We love seeing your four legged friends riding on our trains, which is why we are dedicating a whole day to appreciate our K9 companions.

Bring your dog and come for unlimited rides on one of our steam trains. There will be a small selection of trade stalls selling accessories and delicious treats for your dog. For the humans, Platform 2 Cafe (run by Stour Valley Catering) will be open selling hot and cold food and drinks and our very own miniature pub will be open, selling a range of beer, cider, wine and soft drinks.

There will also be free vintage bus rides to Bures and back for you and your K9 companion.

Don’t forget to take photos of your dog on your visit as there will be a competition for the best doggy photo.

Dogs are admitted FREE and owners will receive a 10% on the door discount*. This discount can only be offered on the day from the Reception.

Please note that although water bowls with be situated around site, you may want to bring your own provisions. Please ensure you bring bags for any doggy doo doo’s which can be disposed of in any bin around the site. Due to the nature of the site, dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

* Discount is only valid for one person per dog per family/group. Any additional pet owners will be required to pay full event admission. 10% discount is for on the door admissions only and can’t be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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.