Open every day from 10th-25th February, weekends only in March, then everyday 29th March - 29th September 2024, weekends only from 5th October 2024 and daily from 26th October to 3rd of November 2024. The railway will then be closed until February 2025.
The Great Whipsnade Railway
Take a ride on one of our two impressive steam engines, Excelsior and Superior, as they weave their way through the territories of some of the world's most inspiring animals. Enjoy the magic of a steam-hauled railway - very few zoos have them so it's a great treat to make your day at Whipsnade even more special.
Elephants, rhinos, camels and deer are just some of the mammals you can expect to see on your journey on The Great Whipsnade Railway. We will take you on a safari adventure you will never forget.
When is the train running?
Open every day from 29th March - 29th September 2024, weekends only from 5th October 2024 and daily from 26th October to 3rd of November 2024. the railway will then be closed until February 2025.
Please note: If for any reason our steam trains are unavailable we will run our service with our diesel locomotive.
How much does it cost to ride on the steam train?
When the train reopens in February half term, the Station Store will open at 11:45am each day where tokens can be purchased. Please find fares below:
|Adult (Inc. Seniors.)
|Essential Carer / teacher
|Child (Under 3)
|Child (Aged 3-15)
|Child School Group
|Adult School Group
|Adult (Inc. Seniors) Gold Member / Fellow
|Child Gold Member
Ever wanted to find out what it really takes to be one of our steam engine drivers? With our unique Footplate Experience you can get an insight into what goes on, on the footplate while steaming past some of your favourite animals.