It's spooky time at Stephenson - SOLD OUT

Calling all witches, ghosts and wizards. No broomstick? Your heritage train carriage awaits.

Pumpkin on railway platform


Sunday 25 October

Thursday 29 October

Sunday 1 November

Visitor information

Sundays 25 October & 1 November, Thursday 29 October

Heritage train rides: 


Charges apply and pre-booking is essential

This event is sold out


October half term at Stephenson
Sundays 25 October & 1 November, Thursday 29 October

We are open on three days during October half term for heritage train rides. Why not trick or treat the family to a trip out on a steam* train?

Come dressed to spook and win! Fancy dress competition

Whichever day you come to the Railway during the half term holiday, dress up in your creepiest costume - we want to be scared witless by lots of witches, ghosts and ghouls! Take photos of you and your family at the museum, check in to our Facebook page and post your shots. 

The best costume, chosen by the Stephenson team, will win a family season ticket, with a family day ticket for the runner up.^ 

Charges apply and pre-booking is essential.

Heritage train rides

Follow the route of the coal trains behind a vintage locomotive in our 1950s passenger carriages. 

Please note that heritage train rides are subject to the availability of volunteer crew.

*Locomotive may vary according to availability

^Family season ticket and family day ticket prizes are valid during the 2021 running season and are for normal running days only. Not valid for special events such as Santa Specials or Easter Specials.