December 7th, 13/14, 20/21. Santa's Back! Santa makes his annual visit to the railway. There are presents for all the kids and a mince pie and seasonal drink for the...
October 26th - November 1st. Dare you ride the ghostly train through the Witches Woods to seek out the spirits and spooks?
Come and enjoy the autumn colours - regular departures
You can book tickets online for the train of your choice up to the day before travel. We always have seats available on the day, but at busy times these can book up quickly! ...
You can now book your Santa tickets online..... .... but hurry, they're already going fast - and we've been fully booked for the last 5 years. Click Events and then on the...
Our little steam engines take you on a five-mile return journey alongside Lake Padarn, right in the heart of Snowdonia.
The journey takes you past the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle, across possibly Britain's shortest river and past Llanberis' twin lakes. From Llanberis the train runs non-stop through the Padarn Country Park, joining the 1845 slate railway route to run along the shores of Lake Padarn to Penllyn, and giving stunning views of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales.
There's a short stop at Cei Llydan, a beautifully tranquil place that's ideal for a lakeside picnic, and at Gilfach Ddu, where you can visit the National Slate Museum, watch the driver stoking the fire, the engine taking water, or spend some time in our gift shop and cafe.
The five mile return trip takes around 60 minutes, and all advertised trains are scheduled to be hauled by one of our vintage steam engines rescued from the nearby Dinorwic slate quarries and lovingly restored.
All our trains have wheelchair accommodation, but spaces are limited, so please let us know you are coming. Toilets, including disabled access, are situated nearby in the Country Park.