Christmas Running Dates 2017
Trains will run between the hours of 10a.m. and 4 p.m. this coming weekend i.e. the 9th & 10th December 2017
and then daily from the 16 December till Christmas Eve between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
All Running days are
subject to the weather being kind and the availability of volunteers
The fare will be £1 per person (regardless of age) per trip - cash only please as regrettably we are unable to accept cards at this time.
After this the Railway will close until Easter 2018 (Good Friday is on March 30th 2018)
Please note that the railway will not run on Easter Sunday
Further Running Dates for 2018 will be posted here as soon as they become available.
Disclaimer Please note that in the video below the snow and the light show were added post production - whilst it might snow at Christmas we cannot guarantee it! Having said that "Petunia" is a working steam locomotive and the rest of the train (including the passengers) are real so not everything has been faked!
The railway is situated at the back of Plowman's Garden Centre at 392 Christchurch Road, West Parley, Ferndown, near Bournemouth Dorset BH22 8SW (see map below) about a mile from Bournemouth Airport.
Despite a change of management Plowmans Garden Centre is still open under the old name although it is now part of the Home & Garden group- click for a link to the Garden Centre's new website.
The Railway is becoming well known as a Visitor attraction (especially among the children and the young at heart and all who appreciate the nostalgia of a train ride behind a steam engine) in the local areas of West Parley, Ferndown, Ringwood, Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne.
If you have any queries please contact the webmaster
To see a selection of videos of the railway in action click here
Photographs above by Duncan Hicks or Brian Ross