Are There Any Halloween Train Rides Near Me

Are you looking for something a little different for October Half Term and Halloween this year, do you have a Railway fan in your household, have you considered a Halloween Train Experience?

there are lots to choose from across the country, form family friendly Halloween shows to the much scarier Halloween Scare Trains, whichever one you’d like to experience, here are all of them.

If you are considering a Train Event for Christmas, you might want to read Polar Express Trains 2023 or check out the Santa Trains.

22 Halloween Train Rides To Experience

Amberley Museum Halloween Week

Location : New Barn Road, Amberley, Near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT

Join us for Halloween half term fun!
Explore Amberley Museum this October Half Term, with 36 acres to discover and plenty of hands-on interactive activities to get involved in.

Ride on our train and bus – included in your general admission!
Follow our Halloween-themed family trail
And get stuck in with family activities!

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : No details released for 2022 yet. CLICK HERE

Amberley Museum Ghost Train

Location : New Barn Road, Amberley, Near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT

Join them at Amberley Museum for a night of terrors! Ride on the ghost train and look out for who (or what) is lurking in the woods!

Discover the Museum after dark with all exhibits open for exploring.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Apedale Spooky Specials

Location :  Loomer Road, Chesterton Newcastle under Lyme ST5 7LB 

From 4pm on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October, we will run our Spooky Specials. It’s a fun outing, suitable for all ages – we aim to amuse rather than terrify.

Our steam trains will run at frequent intervals, finishing at with the last train at 8pm. There’s no need to book in advance, just turn up.

We would advise that you wrap up warm and bring a torch – it’s dark in the carparking area. There’s a chance (actually, pretty much a certainty) you may get wet – so be prepared!

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Audley End Railway

Location : Audley End Miniature Railway, Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Waldon, Essex CB11 4JB

Your fang-tastic experience will begin at the station where our station masters will board you upon our Halloween express. Chugging deep into the Estate Woodland you will arrive at the witches’ house and be greeted by the coven of witches together with their cheeky monster friends.

The wicked witches and playful monsters will entertain you, cackling and chanting spells around their cauldrons. But make sure you behave yourselves as they perform their witchy dance, or they might cast a spell on you…

Once you return from your train journey the entertainment continues as you venture back into the woods to our Craft Cabin, where you will create your very own spell bag to use at home!

Spell bag complete you will then venture into our Fairy and Elf Walk, which is a new feature for this year’s event! Some of our resident Fairies and Elves have decorated their houses with intricate halloween decorations, use your best spotting skills to find them all!

You will then have the opportunity to explore our adventure play area while also enjoying the delights of our café and seating area, in our witches hat Tipi Tents!

Finally, you will visit the Wizard’s dwelling. Here you will meet our woodland Wizard, William, the king of the woods. He will need your help performing his spook-tacular spell to keep the woodland creatures warm in the winter.

The Audley End witches do love seeing you kitted out in your spooky finery – so make sure you dress to scare!

The Halloween spook-tacular is spooky fun and never scary and is therefore suitable for even the smallest of monsters.

If you book an afternoon experience you will also see the whole site adorned with lights!

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Bala Lake Railway

Location : Station Road Llanuwchllyn LL23 7DD

Join us for a scary evening train to celebrate Halloween!

Take a spooky trip down our line as far as the train is able go before some disaster strikes and the crew are forced to turn back.

Beware as your train will be stopping at the little used and haunted Flag Halt on its return stopping briefly at the witches’ coven before returning to the safety of Llanuwchllyn.

Our stations are decorated and our staff/volunteers dress up for the occasion. Feel free to dress up for your visit as many of our visitors do.

Two special services will run at 5.30pm and 6.45pm from Llanuwchllyn to Glan Llyn where you will be entertained by the resident ghosts and ghouls.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Blackpool Heritage Ghost Tram Tour

Location : On the sea side of the tram track opposite the southbound modern tram stop (Destination: Starr Gate). It is a few yards up the Prom from the Tourist Information office & Wedding Chapel if walking toward North Pier.

Join Heritage Tram Tours for a night of chills and thrills along Blackpool’s coastline…

The Victorian Ghost Hunter Stephen Mercer is on the search for the supernatural… who knows what (or who) you’ll find?

Join Stephen as he regales spooky tales of Blackpool’s mysterious and haunted history along your journey. He is an experienced guide with a whole host of intriguing stories to keep you on the edge of your (comfortable) seat.

The Ghost Tour may have some spooks and scares, but it is suitable for all ages. Stephen welcomes all who dare to travel alongside him…

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Bressingham Spooky Halloween Evenings

Location : Low Rd, Diss IP22 2AA

Join us this Half term so our special spooky Ghost train evenings on the 26th, 27th, and 28th October.

The evening consists of a spooky ghost train ride and gallopers rides. There will also be a variety of halloween themed games.

We will also have some entertainers doing magic and balloon modelling. Why not dress up and come in costume adding to the occasion.

Opening time is 5.45. The train runs continually on demand. last rides at 8.30pm.

The museum Cafe will be open all evening serving hot and cold drinks and running a BBQ too!

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Chasewater Halloween Spooktacular

Location : Brownhills West Station, Pool Lane, Brownhills, Staffordshire, WS8 7NL

Board the Terrifying Train at Brownhills West Station for a spooky trip to the Haunted Heaths, beware the Ghostly Ghouls.

If you make it back pay a visit to the Scare Centre if you dare!!!

There will be Spooky Stories in the Blood Curdling Brake Van and the Night time Narrow Gauge in operation.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further details CLICK HERE

East Lancashire Railway Halloween Ghost Trains

Location : The East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY.

Creeps, candy and costumes! Are you brave enough to board the “spooky” steam train?

Once every ten years at Summerseat tunnel a portal opens to the dark past… But what evil beasties and nasty things await on the other side?

Join us at ELR this year for family Halloween fun aboard the “scream train” and help the Monster Squad keep order and vanquish the ghouliees! Warning: This is a family event and joining in, screaming and singing is encouraged.

There will be ghoulish goodies galore, and your monstrous new friends will include a fang-tastically friendly vampire, a chatty Zombie, mad Dr Frankenburger, a snappy plant creature and more oddballs and curios. Be sure not to miss the all singing, all dancing “Skeletonettes” on the platform!

Make the most of this opportunity to show off your best fancy dress – you want to blend in with all the creeps and critters after all!

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Ghost Train

Location : Wirksworth Station Station Road Coldwell Street Wirksworth DE4 4FB

Journey into the October darkness on board our Halloween Special steam train on Friday 27th October, departing Wirksworth at 18:00.

Experience the sights, sounds and atmosphere of a steam train in the autumnal darkness, plus a fish and chip supper (or sausage and chips) served upon arrival at Duffield. There will be entertainment, spooks & games from our spooky characters. There is a goodie gift for children too.

Before you arrive, the Station Cafe and Apollo Bar at Wirksworth Station will be open for drinks and sweet treats.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Embsay Steam Railway Wizard Express

Location : Bolton Abbey Station, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF

Friday 28th, Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th October

Wizards, witches, and other spooky characters

Trick or Treat Sweets to give away – whatever your age

Costume competition (best child and best adult costume of the carriage)

A colouring in activity while on the train

Departures at 10.30, 12.00, 13.30 & 15.00 from Bolton Abbey

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Or if you are brave enough, why not try

Embsay Steam Railway Evening Scare Train

Evening Scare Train – be prepared to be scared! (suggested age 10+)

Saturday 29th October

  • Beetlejuice, Zombies and other scary Halloween characters – you never know where you might see them!
  • Scary story line
  • Costume competition (best child and best adult costume of the carriage)
  • Trick or Treat Sweets/Prizes to give away – even for adults
  • Firework display at the end
  • On board bar
  • Departures at 6PM from Bolton Abbey

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Epping Ongar Railway Fright Week

Location : All trains depart from North Weald station, CM16 6BT. You will not be able to join these services at Ongar. Do not follow the brown signs as these will direct you to Ongar.

We offer an inclusive park and ride or tube and ride service from Epping station on board one of our vintage London buses. This will bring you to North Weird where there are reports of ghosts haunting the station, can you help us find them all?

Why not enjoy a calming hot drink or other refreshments from the LNER cafe on platform 3?

Then take a steam hauled journey on our full size ghost train… but watch our for the living dead who are lurking on board who may scare and entertain in equal measure!

There will be a short break at Ongar where the Manic Magician will enthrall and entertain with his mysterious magic show. The train will then return to North Weald via the ancient and eerie Epping Forest.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway Vampire Scream Up

Location : Snakey Lane, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW13 6XH

It’s that spine tingling time of the year when you’re chillingly invited to see Dracula’s funeral procession, as he sits in his coffin being pulled by a scary horse with his miserable mourners behind.

Watch out though for our mischievous Dracula as he summons his vampires from a misty graveyard to approach the train, but not to worry our heroic Guard and Signalman will keep you safe! Or will they?

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Isle of Wight Steam Railway Wizard Week

Location : The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS

It’s wickedly, wonderful fun this half term as witches, wizards and other ghouls take over Havenstreet.

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a little magic and we have a real life magician conjuring up a few tricks. Meet the friendly witches of Havenstreet, you may be able to be a spooky apprentice and help with some magic spells.

Watch the skies as the birds of prey from Haven Falconry swoop and dive. What’s more halloween-y than an owl… owl-oween if you will. Greg Chapman will also be in the station yard telling terrible tales and mesmerising you with amazing illusions.

Take the terrifying treasure hunt trail and explore the grounds before boarding the steam train where a crafty witch will be dealing out treats (maybe a few tricks) then settle back for a journey through ‘haunted’ woodland.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Halloween Scare Train

Location : Ludborough Station, Station Road, Ludborough, Lincolnshire, DN36 5SQ

Love Halloween? Join us on the scariest train ride of the year. Hear the church bells of Ludborough ring out as the Demonic Monk walks among us,

Do you dare brave the Spirits of Ludborough? Board the train to conquer your fears !!

Disguise behind your best Halloween costumes, fearing the spirits onboard as they travel with you!!

If you make it safely to North Thoresby, jump off to join us as we lighten the atmosphere with a platform dance, we all love a good dance to The Time Warp !!

Don’t forget to bring your best carved pumpkins to display on the platform.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Nene Valley Railway Halloween Trick or Treat Ghost Train

Location : Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough, PE8 6LR

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Calling all little ghosts, gouls, witches, wizards, monsters and spooky characters. Thomas is ready to host a Trick or Treat Party just for you. Join Thomas at Wansford where he will be found all dressed up ready for all the spooky goings-on that are sure to happen at his Trick or Treat Party!

Upon arrival, all children over the age of 1 will collect a trick or treat bag, then it’s time to explore the station and take part in some halloween themed activities, where they will collect some wonderful tricks & treats!

With a variety of Trick or Treat activities and stops, there is something for everyone at Thomas’ Trick or Treat Party! Don’t forget to come dressed in your favourite
Halloween costume and wish Thomas a speedy recovery – hopefully he’ll be back out for the new year!

Departing from Wansford Station – All tickets are Rover Tickets – which allow you to hop on and off at the different station along our line, all day long (trick or treat activities are only based at Wansford Station).

Northampton & Lamport Railway Trick or Treat

Location : Pitsford and Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton Northampton NN6 8BA 

Halloween at the NLR is always Spooktacular!

We’ve got daytime ‘Trick or Treat Trains’ running both Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th, suitable for all ages.

We also have 2 special ‘Fright Night Trains’ running after dark on the Saturday. These are aimed at slightly braver souls!

Come see our fabulous display of jack-o’-lanterns and other decorations.

Visitor attendance in Halloween fancy dress is actively encouraged! (but not mandatory)

Our ‘Platform 3 Buffet’ will be open throughout, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and freshly prepared hot food.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Northampton & Lamport Railway Fright Night

Location : Pitsford and Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton Northampton NN6 8BA 

Do you dare ride the Fright Night Train??

Sat 29th ONLY (6pm and 7pm)

Not for the faint hearted!

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Light Spectacular

Location : Pickering Station, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ

A little something different for October Half Term this year.

Marvel at the heritage carriages, decorated with thousands of lights, before departing from Pickering Station for an awe-inspiring journey. Let the voiceover man and DJ-Mix of music get you in the mood for a party the whole family will enjoy.

Each passenger will be given their own interactive LED wristband which is synchronised to the music and passengers become part of the show.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Ravenglass and Eskdale Halloween Fun

Location : Railway Station, Ravenglass CA18 1SW

Join us for a week of ghoulish goings on here at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway between Saturday 22nd October- Sunday 30th October!

The spookiest season of all is just around the corner and we’ll be running plenty of special activities at the railway to get the whole family in the spirit!

With a pumpkin competition and double-headed trains, as well as a line ‘Witch Hunt’ with a small prize upon completion, your trip to the railway in October half-term will be jam-packed with frightening fun!

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Ribble Steam Railway Spooky Train Ride

Location : Ribble Steam Railway, Chain Caul Rd, Preston, Lancashire PR2 2PD

Have yourself some spooooky fun this Halloween at Ribble Steam Railway & Museum on Preston’s Docklands.

Come along on Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th October for a frighteningly good day out for all the family.

Entry includes unlimited rides on our haunted steam trains and entrance to the museum where you can discover lots of fascinating exhibits including a beautifully restored travelling post office.

Come along in ghoulish fancy dress and join in the fun – Chooooooo Chooooo
We have a gift shop and a cafe serving drinks and light refreshments and Gina from Tigerfeet Entertainment will be there proving FREE face painting and balloon art.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Severn Valley Railway Ghost Trains

Location : Number One, Comberton Place, Kidderminster, DY10 1QR

Are you brave enough to climb aboard the Ghost Train? Arrive at Kidderminster Station before making your way along the dark platform to find your reserved seats.

Once aboard the train, hold on tight as the train roars away, passing through haunted stations – who knows what lurks around the next bend!?

For the bravest children that survive the spooks and scares, free Halloween goodie bags will be handed out.

The train ride lasts approximately 75 minutes.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Severn Valley Scream Train

Location : Number One, Comberton Place, Kidderminster, DY10 1QR

Calling all passengers – The Scream Train is waiting in platform one for what could be your final destination. There’s something roaming the train in the cover of darkness – hold on to your handrail and lock your compartment door because they’re coming to get you!

Start your night at The King & Castle pub at Kidderminster Station, before boarding the train into your reserved seats for a ride out into the night. Petrifying ghouls sneak through the train’s corridors as you pass through haunted stations to Arley – but will you make it back alive?

The experience lasts approximately 75 minutes.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Spa Valley Railway Dr Frankenslime’s Trick or Treat Express!

Location : West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY

Bring the whole family along to the Spa Valley Railway to laugh at Dr Frankenslime, the mad scientist, as he builds himself a bride!  

Packed full of slapstick comedy, magic and mayhem – its set to be another sell-out show on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October, departing from Tunbridge Wells West at 16:15 and 18:00, returning approximately 1hr 15mins later. The performance is brought to you by the wonderful Radtastic Theatre.

You will start the gruesome fun at Tunbridge Wells West Station with an experiment or two with the wacky Dr Frankenslime. Then you will board the steam hauled Trick or Treat Express to begin your journey to the haunted, Eridge station. Along the way, Dr Frankenslime will hand out activity packs and colouring pencils to all the little monsters onboard. 

Upon arrival at the station, everybody will make their way on to the platform where the mad doctor will show you how to make his famous, glow in the dark slime, each child will get to take the revolting concoction home with them! 

You will board the Trick or Treat Express once again to travel back to Tunbridge Wells West, the Doctor asking each of you whether you want a trick or a treat along the way. If you make it back to the station alive, they will bid you farewell! Fares (includes train ride and show)

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Statfold Barn Railway Halloween Spooktacular

Location : Ashby Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 0BU

This year, Statfold has been taken over by more ghosties and ghoulies than ever for a wicked time… and you’re all invited!

From our Haunted Railway to Live Shows, there’s plenty of fun for the whole family to enjoy.

PLUS the 28th, 29th and 30th sees the return of our sell-out Firework Spooktacular presented by the award-winning team behind London’s New Year Eve firework celebration.

Don’t forget to upgrade your ticket to include a pumpkin ticket if you’d like to take the spookiness home!

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Watercress Line Wizard Week

Location : The Railway Station, , Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG

Travel on the thrilling Wizard Express steam train

• Walk in Harry Potter’s footsteps over the famous railway footbridge where Harry received his Hogwarts Express ticket in the film!

• Dress up and take part in the daily fancy dress competition.

• Explore the Harry Potter style coaches in the siding at Alresford.

• Be brave and get up close to hairy, scary, creepy creatures!

• See hooting owls and large falcons (Not Tuesday & Thursday)

• Broom making demonstrations.

• Marvel at fabulous magic tricks at daily shows starting at 12:30pm & 2:30pm

• Make a wonderful wand (additional cost)

• Sweets and craft stalls full of treats available to buy at Ropley station.

• Unlimited train travel across the day. Hop on and off as you please to explore our four heritage stations

• More to be announced!

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

West Lancashire Light Railway

Location : Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, Preston PR4 6SP

Pumpkin Express

Sunday October 23rd, precursor event to Halloween! Choose a pumpkin and ride the steam trains!

Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin!

Irish Mail in steam, unlimited rides, children’s fairground, catering van & tea room.

Halloween Express

Take the Steam Train into the Spooky Woods and meet the Tarleton Terror, the Headless Horse Rider from Hundred End, the Girlie from Hoole and the despicable Hound from Hell

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE for Pumpkin Express and CLICK HERE for Halloween Express

Whistlestop Valley Halloween Trains

Location : Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ

Wizard Express – This October half term, join the Fun Cast Character Company’s Masters & Mistresses of Wizarding Mayhem on The Wizard Express!

​Junior witches & wizards-in-the-making are invited to step aboard our spectacular steam train express and enjoy spellbinding activities including a Wizarding Class.

​What’s happening on the day?

On the day of your visit, you will be welcome to arrive from 9:30am and stay with us until we close at 5pm. The time you choose when booking is the time your TRAIN DEPARTS from Clayton West to transport you to Shelley Station; it is NOT you arrival time! Don’t be late for your steam train ride or the Masters of Mayhem may curse you!

Halloween Ghost Train – Are you brave enough to take a ride on the Whistlestop Valley Ghost Train?!

On the evening of your visit, you will be booked onto a specific train departure time which will transport you from Clayton West Station to… Who Knows Where?!

The time you select when making your booking is the time your train departs from Clayton West Station – don’t be late or the ghoulies will get you!

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE for Wizard Express and CLICK HERE for Ghost Train

Have you found a Halloween Train you’d like to go on this year ?

looking for something a little bit spookier check out Halloween Mazes or Halloween at Theme Parks

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