Things to do

The Train Ride

Settle back aboard a beautifully restored vintage steam train

Train Story

The unique history of our award-winning Railway comes to life in our interactive Train Story Discovery Centre

The Museum

In the autumn of 2018 the entire 10 mile round trip of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway was granted accredited museum status by Arts Council England, meaning the entire Railway is a working museum. Within the railway shop itself there is a small artefacts gallery for visitors to enjoy.

  • See up-close a whole host of items from the Railway’s history including nameplates and maker’s plates from some of the earliest locomotives to run on the Island.

    Follow the pictorial timeline along the wall for an overview of Island railway history. History quite literally comes to life at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

The Stations

Take a journey along the line and stop off at each of our stations for a peek in to a different era in history and explore the platform and surrounding area

The Woodland

During your visit to Havenstreet stretch your legs and venture through the Woodland Walk. Follow the trail through the trees before coming to the Woodland Stage. A charming performance area used for our daily birds of prey display, and during special events to present music, story-telling, street theatre and entertainment.

  • Wander along the various paths as they wind through the woods, eventually leading down to a stream. There are bridges crossing the stream and a path that takes you into a section of protected woodland owned by The People’s Trust for Endangered Species which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. For more information visit their website ptes.org

Children's Play Area

Little ones love to run around and let off steam! In our safe children’s play area they can do just that. Whilst enjoying lunch or a cuppa in the refreshment room or outside seating area you can watch your children as they explore the steam train climbing frame or play on the swings.

Haven Falconry

Home to over 20 species of birds of prey from around the world, our friends at Haven Falconry hold daily flying displays in the main events field.

  • Free daily flying displays take place at Havenstreet each day, weather permitting.

    11:40 Woodland Flights: See the owls in action on the Woodland Stage

    13:40 Kings with Wings: Falcons and kites take flight in the Events Field

    You can also visit our partner attraction, Haven Falconry. Tucked away in a corner of our Havenstreet station, the friendly team a are dedicated and skilled falconers who have a passion for birds of prey with over 45 years experience of handling and flying birds. Their ethos is education through fun!

    Marvel at the vast collection of owls, hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures where their care and welfare is the teams utmost priority.

    The team specialises in one to one to private group experiences allowing you to get close up and personal with their stunning birds. For younger visitors they also have a specialised pets corner, insect hotel and ferret skywalk.

    For more information and admission prices visit: https://www.haven-falconry.co.uk