Swindon &
Cricklade
Railway

Special events & regular services

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Train services on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway allow visitors to enjoy train rides on most weekend days, Public Holidays and School Holiday Wednesdays. The facility to arrange private events also means that parties and groups can visit the Railway at other mutually agreed times.

Event picture
On the platform at Blunsdon Station.

Hayes Knoll Station
Steam Services for 2015
unless Special Events are advertised below
Trains run between 10:30am and 4pm
Diesel Services for 2015
unless Special Events are advertised below
Trains run between 10:30am and 4pm
Sunday steam services
Sundays from 5th April to 25th October
Sundays1st to 29th March, 1st to 22nd Nov.
Saturdays from 14th March to 24th October (unless steam services are advertised for special events)
Timetables for 2015
Our 2015 timetables will be here soon. There will be variations, due to the opening of Taw Valley Halt
Standard Train Fares for 2015
unless Special Events are advertised below
Subject to revision when Taw Valley Halt opens
For steam-hauled trains
Adult £8, Senior £7, Child £6, Family (two adults + two children) £24.

For diesel-hauled trains
Adult £6, Senior £5, Child £4:50, Family (two adults + two children) £18.
All tickets allow the holder to ride on as many available trains as desired from the time of purchase on the day concerned, with the exception of Santa Specials.
PLEASE NOTE that these fares will be revised for some special events. These fares will be advertised on this web site in advance of the events concerned.

School Holiday Wednesdays
for 2015

Diesel Service
   1st April    8th April
   27th May    22nd July
   29th July    5th Aug
   12th Aug    19th Aug
   26th Aug    28th Oct

Adults £6
Seniors £5
Children £4
Family (2 adult + 2 children) £18

TEACHERS
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Special Events
Trains will operate as above unless otherwise shown in red or advertised on the News page or special page promoting the event.
Steam or diesel haulage will be indicated for Special Event days in the relevant publicity.
Pre-booking
Prior booking is not necessary for any event unless specially noted below.
Some Dining Events on the Moonraker Dining Train require pre-booking. Please use the email links shown below. Note that Dining Events take place in special carriages attached to the normal service train, where no pre-booking is required.
Santa Specials An on-line pre-booking facility will be created, and its availability will be announced nearer the time. Visitors will also be able to pay on arrival, subject to the possibility of having to wait during busy times.
Other events Tickets may be pre-purchased if required. Please use this email link to state your requirements, allowing a minimum of four working days for processing and posting.
2015 Special Events
March 2015
Sunday 15th Mothers' Day Lunch & Cream Tea on the Moonraker
Pre-booking required for lunches 12:30pm start
Saturday 21st Diesel Gala
Sunday 22nd Diesel Gala
Saturday 28th Kids Go Free Weekend
Sunday 29th Kids Go Free Weekend
April 2015
Friday 3rd The Easter Egg-Spress
Diesel hauled
Saturday 4th The Easter Egg-Spress
Steam hauled
Sunday 5th The Easter Egg-Spress
Steam hauled
Monday 6th The Easter Egg-Spress
Diesel hauled
Sunday 26th Cream Tea on the Moonraker
May 2015
Saturday 2nd Kids Go Free Weekend
Sunday 3rd Kids Go Free Weekend
Monday 4th Kids Go Free Weekend
Sunday 17th Cream Tea on the Moonraker
Saturday 23rd Real Ale & Cider Festival
with jazz band
Sunday 24th Real Ale & Cider Festival
with jazz band
Monday 25th Real Ale & Cider Festival
with jazz band
June 2015
Saturday 6th Kids Go Free Weekend
Sunday 7th Kids Go Free Weekend
Friday 19th Murder Mystery Evening
7:15pm start; pre-booking required
Sunday 21st Fathers' Day Lunch & Cream Tea on the Moonraker
Dads Go Free! Pre-booking required for lunches 12:30pm start
July 2015
Sunday 19th Cream Tea on the Moonraker
Friday 24th Murder Mystery Evening
7:15pm start; pre-booking required
Saturday 25th Kids Go Free Weekend
Sunday 26th Kids Go Free Weekend
August 2015
Saturday 8th Steam & Vintage Weekend
11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9th Steam & Vintage Weekend
11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9th Cream Tea on the Moonraker
Sunday 30th Children's Treasure Hunt
Monday 31st Children's Treasure Hunt
September 2015
Friday 4th Murder Mystery Evening
7:15pm start; pre-booking required
Saturday 5th Kids Go Free Weekend
Sunday 6th Kids Go Free Weekend
Saturday 12th Wartime Weekend
11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 13th Wartime Weekend
11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 20th Lunch & Cream Tea on the Moonraker
Pre-booking required for lunches 12:30pm start
October 2015
Sunday 4th Cream Tea on the Moonraker
Sunday 25th Halloween Cream Tea on the Moonraker
Friday 30th Halloween Ghost Train
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Saturday 31st Halloween Ghost Train
6:00pm - 8:45pm
November 2015
Sunday 22nd Christmas Wine & Dine on the Moonraker
Pre-booking required.12:30pm start
Saturday 28th Santa Specials
Online pre-booking available
Sunday 29th Santa Specials
Online pre-booking available
December 2015
Saturday 5th Santa Specials
Online pre-booking available
Sunday 6th Santa Specials
Online pre-booking available
Saturday 12th Santa Specials
Online pre-booking available
Sunday 13th Santa Specials
Online pre-booking available
Saturday 19th Santa Specials
Online pre-booking available
Sunday 20th Santa Specials
Online pre-booking available

If you have any questions regarding our events, or wish to confirm any arrangement, please e-mail as soon as possible in advance.
While every effort will be made to provide events and services as advertised, alterations or cancellations may be necessary at short notice, and the Swindon & Cricklade Railway will not be responsible for any losses so caused.
Private Events
Moonraker set
The Railway is always prepared to discuss private events with individuals, groups and organisations. These include visits by groups, clubs and parties, with special trains being run as agreed.
Click here for more information about what we are able to provide

Driving Experience
Ever wanted to drive an engine for yourself? We offer a number of opportunities where you can learn the basics and take the controls of a steam or diesel locomotive. There's more information on a special page on this web site. And don't forget that you can give someone a Driving Experience day as a present! E-mail us for more information.

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