Special Occasions

Make your visit to the railway extra special with our range of experiences to suit all sizes of groups, ranging from exclusive use of first-class compartments to hiring your own train

Make your visit to the railway even more special by booking one of our exclusive packages.

Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, anniversary or a landmark birthday, or just planning a fantastic day out with your friends and family, we have a range of options to make your day extra special.

BOOK NOW: For more information please contact our commercial department on 01983 882204 or send us a message HERE.

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First Class Carriages

1st Class Experience

Our 1st class carriages offer an added touch of luxury. We can reserve a compartment for your exclusive use on any train. Ideal for a large family group, or gathering of friends.

Size: Groups of 4-8 people

Availability: Every day when trains are running

Price: Adults: £23, Children £12

Oldbury No.10 Project 1

Oldbury Carriage experience

Our Oldbury carriage was built in 1864 making it the oldest on the line. It is also the most luxurious with a magnificent 1st Class compartment that is available for your exclusive use. Enjoy one full round trip along the line; duration around 1 hour.

Size: Groups of up to 8 people

Availability: This carriage operates on our Heritage Train Days (1st Sunday in each month), plus selected special events.

Price:  £190

Four Wheeled Carriages 3

Victorian Train experience

Our pair of Victorian 4-wheeled carriages have two large inter-connecting saloons; ideal if you want to celebrate with a medium-sized group. Known as our push-pull set, these carriages ran on the island’s quietest branch lines. Enjoy exclusive use of either one or both carriages as you make a complete round trip along the line – duration around 1 hour.

Size: 20-50 people

Availability: Any red timetable day, and selected special events

Price: Adults: £15.50 per head, Children: £7.50 subject to a minimum of 20 paying adults

Ryde Pier Tram Experience

COMING SOON – Book Now for 2021!

Ride a unique piece of island history. Our newly refurbished Ryde Pier Tram can be booked for exclusive hire – a truly memorable experience for a medium-sized group. This package includes two complete round trips along the line; duration around 2.5 hours.

Size: Up to 20 people

Availability: Our Ryde Pier Tram experience can be booked on any Blue timetable day. Also available after 5pm, or on days when trains aren’t otherwise running.

Price: £550, (evenings £625)


Hire a train

The ultimate experience; your own train for up to 250 people. Whether you wish to transport guests to your wedding, or plan a corporate event to remember, we can offer you the exclusive use of a complete train.

Size: Up to 250 people

Availability: Usually available on any Blue timetable day, evenings, and days when the railway isn’t operating.

Price: £1,200 – £1,850. Please call us to discuss your requirements.


Catering Options

We can cater for groups of all sizes. Try our luxury hampers; a great way to celebrate in style on board our trains. Please contact us to discuss the options for your group.

Footplate Experience

Make any occasion truly special by adding a footplate experience for one lucky person. Accompany the driver and fireman for a round trip with the best view on the railway!

Size: maximum of 1 person on each train

Availability: Any day when trains are running

Price: £90

Coronavirus Information

The Railway is closed until further notice. We will reopen as soon as Government advice changes. Thank you for everyone’s ongoing support; we hope to see you all again soon.