Special Events

~ 2019 ~

Models & Miniatures

~ 28th and 29th September 2019 ~

Models & Miniatures is a celebration of all things model and miniature – including trains, road vehicles and ships.

It is a delight for all ages and a fantastic opportunity to see everything from fine scale engineering to much loved toys and models.

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~ 19th to 21st October 2019 ~

Everybody’s favourite little blue engine is coming to visit us for the second time this year with lots of his friends too. The Fat Controller will be in charge all day to make sure Thomas behaves and to look after all our visitors.

You can book your tickets in advance, online, by clicking the button below.

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Half Price Weekend

~ 2nd and 3rd November 2019 ~

To lower the curtain on our season we celebrate with our popular Half Price Weekend.

Carols Down the Line

~ 12th and 13th December 2019 ~

Enjoy a festive train trip, full of joyous carols, with a complimentary tea or coffee and a mince pie before departure. The Exeter Railway Band will be leading the carol singing as usual.

Santa by Steam

~ 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th and 18th to 24th December 2019 ~

Come and join Father Christmas for an enchanting experience at the South Devon Railway this Christmas.

Admire our wonderfully traditionally decorated carriages and stations as you take a warm and cosy journey to Totnes behind one of our majestic steam locomotives. Enjoy festive refreshments in your seat as the beautiful Devon countryside passes by the window and visit Father Christmas in his Grotto carriage with a gift for every child.

For the ultimate magical experience why not travel on one of our evening trains and soak up the wonderful ambience of our beautifully lit carriages and stations.

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Boxing Day Special

~ 26th December 2019 ~

A post-Christmas steam train ride, where we stop off at Staverton for a warming drink.

Mince Pie Specials

~ 27th December 2019 to 1st January 2020 ~

Enjoy a mince pie as you watch the winter countryside of the Dart valley gently glide past your window from the warmth and comfort of one of our steam trains.

You can buy your tickets in advance, online, by clicking on the button above. Alternatively, you can contact us.

To book a Day Out With Thomas ®, click here.

~ 2020 ~

Half Price Weekend

~ 14th and 15th March 2020 ~

We celebrate the start of our steam trains running with our popular Half Price Weekend. 

Behind the Scenes and Recruitment Days

~ 12th and 13th April 2020 ~

A chance to find out how we run the railway and perhaps join us as a volunteer or supporting member. There will be plenty to see behind the scenes, such as signal boxes, the workshop, our permanent pay equipment and more. There will also be trains running all day and lots of opportunities to learn more about us.

~ 22nd to 25th May 2020 ~

A great bank holiday treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

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~ 29th to 31st May 2020 ~

Everybody’s favourite little blue engine is coming to visit us for the second time this year with lots of his friends too. The Fat Controller will be in charge all day to make sure Thomas behaves and to look after all our visitors.

You can book your tickets in advance, online, by clicking the button below.

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South Devon 1940s Festival

~ 4th and 5th July 2020 ~

Once a year the South Devon Railway is transported back to the 1940s for the South Devon 1940s Festival.

The show has grown and developed greatly and now boasts a large amount of displays, vehicles, trade stands, entertainment and atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else!

A fun filled day out that will transport you back to the 40s.

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British Fireworks Championships

~ TBC August 2020 ~

Experience the British Fireworks Championships with all the fun of the fair and music on Plymouth Hoe this summer with our Routemaster bus excursion from Ashburton, Buckfastleigh and Ivybridge. This excursion was very popular last year so please book early!

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~ 28th to 31st August 2020 ~

A great bank holiday treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

More information…

~ 25th to 27th September 2020 ~

Everybody’s favourite little blue engine is coming to visit us for the second time this year with lots of his friends too. The Fat Controller will be in charge all day to make sure Thomas behaves and to look after all our visitors.

You can book your tickets in advance, online, by clicking the button below.

More information…

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