Two End of Summer Holiday Events at Leighton Buzzard Railway

Two End of Summer Holiday Events at Leighton Buzzard Railway


The Leighton Buzzard Railway is delighted to announce not one, but two upcoming end of summer holiday events – the perfect way to treat the kids before they return to school.

On the Bank Holiday weekend of Sunday and Monday 27th and 28th August, the railway’s Pirates Weekend returns. Any children who dress up as a pirate will receive a small treasure and travel token for a future trip on a standard non-special-event running day.


There will be pirates to meet you at Page’s Park station and provide information about the event taking place at our Stonehenge terminus. Watch out for pirate ship attacks near the end of the line and join in the treasure hunt in the cave at Stonehenge. You can slide down the pirate ship slide and even walk the plank above crocodile infested waters. There will be volunteers to help supervise activities.


Then on Sunday 3rd September, the dinosaurs will be back for one day only at Stonehenge Works.
We’ll be running non-stop trains – not stopping at level crossings as usual – which will be double the normal length at seven coaches. This is a rare event and offers a great opportunity for photographers,
as well as families.


There will be five departures during the day – at 1000, 1140, 1320, 1500 and 1640. Tickets are selling
fast, with some trains already more than two-thirds full.


The return trip will take 80 minutes, including 40 minutes at Stonehenge Works where, as well as the
meeting the dinsoaurs, customers can visit the Stonehenge Trail offering the chance to view static
engines and wagons, including a sand train as it would have run on the railway from the 1920s to
1970s. We have a steam loco called ‘Penlee’ where children can climb in the cab and pretend to be
the engine driver. There is also a bomb train from an RAF ammunition depot, and a logging train, as
well as displays about sand quarrying and military railways.
 
The popular craft shop will be open, selling locally made items, as well as hot and cold drinks and
confectionery. We will also have a guided Engine Shed Show tour at Page’s Park which will include
most of our steam locomotives as well as the photographic display of the line and its construction.
The newly-opened The Really Awesome Railway Café will be open with a full menu from 10.00. 

Fee-free online booking is available at www.buzzrail.co.uk, and we advise booking in advance to
reserve your place, as we expect there to be very limited ticket availability on the days.

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