SANTA IS READY for the Helston Railway!

We are open for visits with Santa, Daytime Train Rides, and Night Train rides, on 8 days in the run up to Christmas  at  (9th, 10th 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd December) starting at 09:30 and last visits at 16:00

Trains will run at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30 and 17:30 and if you arrive early enough, you can take the train journey before your Santa Visit, but our timings allow you plenty of time to visit Santa, and then catch the next train.

Our tickets for Christmas Santa Visits are now on sale – Please click this link to get all the info and to book: Santa Visits at the Helston Railway 2023

We are running an extra ‘Special Night Train’ on each day leaving at 18:15, with mince pies on board and a tot of something tasty to warm you up, or an orange drink for the kids. This Night Train must be booked separately using the ‘Night Train’ Eventbrite page

These tickets are also now on sale – Please clik this link to book: Helston Railway Night Train to Christmas

The next event is for Halloween, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th with 2 extra services after dark – Scary!
Special Night trains will leave Prospidnick at 17:00 and 18:00 in addition to the usual daytime trains but Scary Stuff will be around all day! Wear Fancy Dress if you like!
Our Halloween will last 3 days – Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th (October)
Ticket prices will remain the same as usual: Adult £9.50 Child £6.50 Family £28

Helston Railway Running Days & Events for 2023

MonthNormal Running DaysEvents and Extra Running Days
JanuaryClosedClosed during January
FebruaryClosedClosed during February
MarchClosedClosed during March
AprilThursdays and SundaysThursday 6th - 2023 Opening Day
Friday 7th - Good Friday
Sunday 9th - Easter Sunday
Monday 10th - Easter Monday
Sunday 30th - Teddy Bears Picnic
MayThursdays and SundaysSunday 1st - Teddy Bears Picnic.
Sunday 28th - Return to the 40’s
Monday 29th - Return to the 40’s
JuneThursdays and SundaysSunday 18th - Father's Day
JulyThursdays and Sundays.
(If we are running on a Wednesday this will be shown on our home page)
Sunday 16th - Railway Dog Fun Day
AugustThursdays and Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday
(If we are running on a Wednesday this will be shown on our home page)
The 'Pirate' days at the end of the month are fun days for Kids - you can even wear your own costumes.
Thursday 17th - GWR Lizard Bus 120th Anniversary
Wednesday 23rd - Pirate Day
Thursday 24th - Pirate Day
Sunday 27th - Pirate Day
Monday 28th - Bank Holiday & Pirate Day
SeptemberThursdays and SundaysSaturday 9th - Heritage Transport Weekend
Sunday 10th - Heritage Transport Weekend
OctoberThursdays and SundaysSunday 8th - Kids for a Quid
Saturday 21st Extra Steam Running Day
Wednesday 25th - Halloween with evening train
Thursday 26th - Halloween with evening train
Sunday 29th - Halloween - daytime only
NovemberClosedClosed during November
DecemberOpen for 'Santa Specials' and our 'Night Train'
Book on our Timetable or Events page
Saturday/Sunday 9th and 10th.
Saturday/Sunday 16th and 17th.
Wednesday to Saturday 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd
January 2024Saturday 6th 2024 - Winter Steam-Up.