Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Operated by Leek and Rudyard Railway Ltd

Special Events - Information


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Lollipop Specials

These trains usually run every Bank Holiday weekend and all children (and some bigger ones!) will receive a lollipop or sweet free of charge when purchasing a return ticket.

Easter Egg Specials

Throughout Easter all children will receive a small egg or sweets free of charge when purchasing a return ticket.

Teddy Bear Specials

All children who bring Teddy along for a return ride on the train will travel free of charge and receive a lollipop or sweets.

Fancy Dress Day

Anyone in full fancy dress will receive a free return trip (max 1 per family).

Halloween Specials

These trains which are run early evening on the indicated days are designed to scare and amaze in equal measure.

Santa Specials

Pre-booking required. A magical trip alongside the lake with a visit to Santa in his grotto. Bookings taken during the preceeding months (see our Santa page).

Diesel Gala

An intensive service of passenger and freight trains utilising our resident diesel fleet and guest locomotives. An event for the enthusiast and casual visitor alike.

Mothers / Fathers Day

A free return ride per mother or father as part of a family.

Steam Gala

An intensive service of passenger and freight trains utilising all our resident fleet and guest locomotives. Other attractions at the station ensure an action packed day out for everyone.

Trains will run from 11am to 4pm on special event days (except Santa specials which run to a special timetable).

Community Weekend

A weekend to give everyone who lives in the Rudyard / Rushton locality a free return trip (proof of address will be required), plus a chance to meet the staff and volunteers. Normal service also operates.

New Years Services

For those wishing to blow away the Xmas and New Year cobwebs, our normal service will be running on these days.

Dam Fireworks

A special shuttle service for those visiting the fireworks on the lake at the Dam. Note tickets for the fireworks available separately from The Lake.