Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
A 16 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful Mid Wales countryside.

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Events

February Half Term Winter Warmer Trains

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Photo: Steve Sedgwick

Ride our heated carriages from Llanfair Caereinion to Castle Caereinion return and finish up with a visit to our cosy tearoom at Llanfair Caereinion.  The special return fare of £9.00 for adults and £4.00 for children.

Please note that all trains start and finish at Llanfair Caereinion only where there is plenty of FREE parking.  There is no parking at Castle Caereinion.

Trains depart Llanfair Caereinion for the appoximately 1 hour return journey at 11.00, 12.45 and 14.30.

Tickets may be bought online or on the day at the booking office.

Note that tickets bought online are not departure time specific, but please select the correct date from the timetable calendar.

St David's Day Winter Warmer

Friday, March 1, 2019
Photo: Steve Sedgwick

Come and celebrate Wales' National Day and ride our heated carriages from Llanfair Caereinion to Castle Caereinion return and finish up with a visit to our cosy tearoom at Llanfair Caereinion.  The special return fare of £9.00 for adults and £4.00 for children. 

Please note that all trains start and finish at Llanfair Caereinion only where there is plenty of FREE parking.  There is no parking at Castle Caereinion.

Trains depart Llanfair Caereinion for the appoximately 1 hour return journey at 11.00, 12.45 and 14.30.

Tickets may be bought online or on the day at the booking office.

Note that tickets bought online are not departure time specific, but please select the correct date from the timetable calendar.

Easter Bunny

Saturday, April 20, 2019 to Monday, April 22, 2019
Photo: K Heywood

The Easter Bunny will be visiting the railway on the 20th to 22nd April.  Watch for Easter eggs along the line and check them off the list.  All travelling children receive a handsome chocolate egg on arrival at Llanfair Caereinion.

Our yellow timetable operates during this event.

Normal fares apply for this event.

Sierra Leone Independence

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Photo:  Bruce Webber

Join us to celebrate the working life of our locomotive No.85 in Sierra Leone and our links to the country.  We have a special appeal to raise money to re-instate No.85 as a working loccomtive.

Fish & Chips Evening Train 26th May 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion; at Welshpool we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion for a tub of delicious dairy ice cream.  Advance booking essential.

This special train will operate in addition to our daytime service.

Ordinary fares apply on our daytime service, but special fares will be applicable on the evening Fish & Chips train.

Further information and bookings available soon.

'Rock n Rails' - Live Music at Llanfair Station

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Details to follow.

Father's Day

Sunday, June 16, 2019
Photo:  Steve Sedgwick

Any father accompanied by his child travels at the child price.  Multiple generations welcome!

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is joining in the celebrations for Fathers’ Day on Sunday 16th June by offering dads the chance to ride the line at child rate.

On that day fathers who travel on the popular mid-Wales steam railway with one or more of their children will pay only £5.50 return for each ticket, the standard fare for children aged 3-15 (as always, children under three travel free). This compares to the standard adult return fare of £14.50.

The offer applies to multiple generations – grandfather, father and child riding together will need only three £5.00 tickets. And if there is a great-grandfather in the party, he travels for free! He really deserves it.

Any dads that come along for the Fathers’ Day trip will also be offered a tour of the workshop. Unfortunately we can’t take children into the workshop, but perhaps mum could help out here?

The 16th June timetable features two return trips from Welshpool Raven Square, at 11.15 and 14.05, and three from Llanfair Caereinion at 10.00, 13.00 and 15.30.  We expect the day to be busy, so dads wanting to take advantage of the offer are advised to guarantee their space by booking online on this website (select 16th June on the timetable page and follow the instructions), where the child’s ticket is only £4.50. Dads should just book themselves a child’s ticket along with the tickets for the children.

Welshpool Transport Festival

Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019

Building on its brilliant first year an exciting festival encompassing all types of transport. We are delighted that we will be, once again, part of this great event.

Further information when available.

For for more information regarding the Welshpool Transport Festival please visit their website.

Theatre From The Train

Sunday, July 7, 2019

A new and exciting theatrical train ride.

More information coming soon.

Orange Service

Saturday, July 20, 2019 to Sunday, July 21, 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019 to Sunday, August 4, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019
Traditional mixed train.  Photo:  Steve Sedgwick

Travel on replicas of our original 1903 Great Western liveried bogie carriages, with goods wagons and brake van attached, and watch the shunting at each end of the trip.

 The 'Vintage Trains' depart Llanfair Caereinion at 11:10 and 14:45, or from Welshpool at 13:05 and 16:20 (no return train available from Llanfair Caereinion).

Our other departues on the day will be hauled by one of our other steam locomotives, with passenger accommodation in our regular Austrian and Hungarian carriages.

Normal fares apply on all trains. (Member’s free travel not valid on the vintage trains)

 



Welsh Tea on the Train

Saturday, July 27, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Tea Train.  Photo: C Spencer

Return journey from Llanfair Caereinion to Welshpool, leaving Llanfair at 13:50, with Welsh sweet and savoury tea served at your seat in one direction. Full silver and table cloth service. Travel one way in our Austrian or African tea cars, and the other direction in one of our elegant Edwardian saloon carriages.

Special fares will apply on the 'Welsh Tea' train, but ordinary fares apply on our ordinary 'Yellow' service.

If you have special dietary requests or other requirements, please call us before you book so we can see how we may assist.

Please see our Welsh tea on the train page for further details.

Fish & Chips Evening Train 3rd August 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion; at Welshpool we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion for a tub of delicious dairy ice cream.  Advance booking essential.

This special train will operate in addition to our daytime service.

Ordinary fares apply on our daytime service, but special fares will be applicable on the evening Fish & Chips train.

Further information and bookings available soon.

Hog Roast

Saturday, August 10, 2019

New for 2019.  Refreshments on the journey and a hog roast back at Llanfair Station.  Vegetarian options available.  Further details to follow.

Ham Radio Weekend

Saturday, August 17, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019
Ham Radio Event.  Photo: Charles Spencer

Over the weekend of 17th-18th August ham radio enthusiasts will be setting up their radio station at Llanfair Caereinion station.  Using the special call signal GB4 WLR, they will be broadcasting to the world.

The Ham Radio weekend is in conjunction with our orange Vintage Train timetable.

Normal fares apply on all trains.

Fish & Chips Evening Train 24th August 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion; at Welshpool we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion for a tub of delicious dairy ice cream.  Advance booking essential.

This special train will operate in addition to our daytime service.

Ordinary fares apply on our daytime service, but special fares will be applicable on the evening Fish & Chips train.

Further information and bookings available soon.

Gala Weekend - Friday

Friday, August 30, 2019

The start of our biggest event of the year, again over three days.  During the event, every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands.  Please note that not all attractions will be available on Friday.​

Further details available later.

 

Gala Weekend - Saturday

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Our biggest event of the year, again over three days.  Every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands, and a shuttle bus to the associated Llanfair Garden Railway Show up the hill at Llanfair High School.

Further details available later.

 

Gala Weekend - Sunday

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Our biggest event of the year, again over three days.  Every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands, and a shuttle bus to the associated Llanfair Garden Railway Show up the hill at Llanfair High School.

Further details available later.

 

 

Teddy Bear Weekend

Saturday, September 14, 2019 to Sunday, September 15, 2019
Teddy Bear Weekend.  Photo:  Kevin Heywood

Bring your teddies, spot their friends in the woods along the line, and meet Big Ted for treats at Llanfair.

Children who bring a Teddy and a paying adult with them travel free!

Halloween

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Ghost Image courtesy of www.halloweenclipart.com

Llanfair Caereinion station and the train will be spookily decorated and the last train will return to Llanfair in eerie dusk.

Come in costume and join in the fun. Spot the ghosts and creatures haunting the railway line for a prize.

Normal fares apply on all trains, and we'll be running our Yellow Timetable.

 

Ghost image courtesy of Halloweenclipart.com

Santa Special

Saturday, December 7, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019 to Sunday, December 15, 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019 to Sunday, December 22, 2019
Magical journey through the Banwy Valley. Photo: Bruce Webber

7th/8th & 14th/15th & 21st/22nd of December. Trains leave Llanfair Caereinion frequently to take adults and children to meet Santa and receive a gift. Mince pies, mulled wine and fruit drinks are served on your return to Llanfair.

Further details to follow.