Halloween Ghost Trains

So it is that time of year again which means all things Halloween and what better way to celebrate than on a horror ghost train. We have listed a few below from around the UK to really dial up your scares. These are not your normal fairground ghost trains but full on trains on heritage lines.

The East Lancashire Railway Horror Ghost Train

Dare you climb aboard the spooktacular steam train for a terrifying trip to Rawtenstall and back. Enjoy a host of hauntingly hilarious tricks and treats, rub shoulders with ghouls and ghosts and show off your best fancy dress. You can even start at Bury Transport Museum’s Creepy Craft Workshop to get set for the scare!

The event begins at 5pm and runs until 11pm. The Trackside Bar will also be open from 12pm – 11pm (Thursday), 12pm – 12am (Friday) and 10:30am – 12am (Saturday).

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The Severn Valley Railway Ghost Train

Are you brave enough to climb aboard the Ghost Train? Arrive early at Kidderminster Station for face-painting and a spooky disco, before making your way along the dark platform to find your seats.

Once aboard the train, hold on tight as the train roars away, passing through haunted stations on the way to Arley – the home of the living dead that only come out at night! But beware, those things that go bump in the night are not just outside the windows.

Your ticket includes: access to face painting and Halloween disco with Disco Daddy at Kidderminster Station before your departure. Guaranteed seat on the Ghost Train to Arley and return. Spooky goody bag for all fare-paying children.

Kidderminster departures are 6.20pm, 7.10pm & 8.00pm and the event days are 26th, 30th & 31st of October.

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Epping Ongar Railway Horror Ghost Train

Dress up in your scariest outfit and join our full size ghost train as we promise ever more Halloween fun!

At North Weird you’ll find all sorts of fun and spooky things to do. So expect to see spookily decorated trains and zany characters (and that’s not just the other passengers!) wandering around.

The event will run on the 26th, 27th, 30th & 31st of October. Prices are yet to be confirmed.

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North York Moors Railway Ghost Train

Departing from Pickering, the spooktacular Halloween Train will travel to Levisham Station with scary storytelling along the way. This will be a return non-stop journey with Tricks and Treats! There’s a special gift for every child who dares to ride and remember to dress up in your best Halloween costume to really get into the spirit of things.

Services will run on an evening, children (and adults) will be encouraged to come in fancy dress!

  • Journey on board the Halloween Train, lasting approx one hour.
  • Halloween Activity Bag (Crayons, Activity Sheet, Selfie Frame and Selfie Props).
  • Come face-to-face with with spooktacular characters as they tell ghost stories and frightful tales along the way! Hold on tight you might get a fright!
  • Spooky Packed Lunch (To be collected from Pickering Tea Room before departure). 
    • Adult Packed Lunch: Yorkshire Pasty (Vegetarian option available), Crisps, Biscuit and a Drink
    • Child Packed Lunch: Cheese Roll (v), Crisps, Biscuit and a Juice.

A spooky service will run on the 26 & 27 and 30 & 31 October from 7:00pm, lasting approximately one hour. Price Adult £20, Child £20, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £60 including packed lunch/es.

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