Special events on the Ruislip Lido Railway


Easter Eggspress 2019

Sunday, 21 April, 2019 - Monday, 22 April, 2019



No tickets will be available on the day

 See details at the bottom of this page to be added to our waiting list

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 Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April 2019




The online booking system will close for each Eggspress day at:

For Easter Sunday, it will close at 16:00 on Friday 19th April
For Easter Monday, it will close at 16:00 on Saturday 20th April

The Easter Bunny will be visiting Ruislip Lido again this Easter. Take the special 'Eggspress' train to our very own Eggseter St David's Station to meet the Easter Bunny, who will greet you on your arrival and give EVERYONE a large Easter Egg (none of this small egg nonsense!). Babies will receive a small Easter themed cuddly toy. What's more, all the Eggspress trains will be hauled by our oldest locomotive 'Robert'*. All Easter Eggspress trains start and terminate at Woody Bay Station by the beach.


Adults - £7.50

Children (1-15) - £7.50

Babies (Under 1's) - £1.00


Easter Eggspress Train Times (from Woody Bay Station only):

11:10 (Sold Out)

11:50 (Sold Out)

12:30 (Sold Out)

13:10 (Sold Out)

13:50 (Sold Out)

14:30 (Sold Out)

15:10 (Sold Out)

15:50 (Sold Out)

 The Easter Eggspress. It's egg-sactly what your egg-cited kids egg-spect you to take them on this Easter Sun & Mon.

Sorry for the egg-ceptionally bad puns. It won't happen again.

So don't delay, book your tickets NOW!

That's all yolks. (Sorry)


The Easter Bunnies

A slightly amended normal train service will also run at the times below on both days at the normal fares for those who wish to visit the railway but not ride on the Easter Eggspress train (timetable will be published nearer the event date).

  *Subject to locomotive availability

Tickets are non-refundable, however should you wish to move your booking to another train, please email advancebooking (a) ruisliplidorailway.org and we will do our best to accommodate your needs, subject to availability. The event is due to take place even if it rains and we have contingency plans in place for if the weather is poor. ‘Robert’ may not be able to run if the weather is poor but we will do our best to keep it hauling the Eggspress trains should it be used on this train.


This event is now SOLD OUT. To be added to our waiting list, please email your name, phone number & number of required tickets to advancebooking(a)ruisliplidorailway.org (replace the (a) with an @). You MUST put EASTER WAITING LIST 2019 in the subject line so that our email system adds you to the waiting list. Please note that cancellations are rare but do happen sometimes. Working on a first come, first served basis, we will offer any cancelled tickets to people on this waiting list. The only acknowledgment to your email you will receive is an automated reply. If you do not get an automated reply, it is likely it has been marked as spam. If in doubt, please use the contact form on the 'Contact Us' page of this website and we will check we got your original email.


There will be NO tickets available to purchase on the day. The waiting list is only open via emailing us so that we can fairly track who emailed first and thus see who is at the front of the queue. 

RLR 40th Anniversary Gala Weekend

Saturday, 15 June, 2019 - Sunday, 16 June, 2019



2019 marks 40 years since the Ruislip Lido Railway Society was formed to take over the running of the railway.

More details to be released soon.


Santa Specials 2019

Sunday, 1 December, 2019
Sunday, 8 December, 2019
Sunday, 15 December, 2019
Saturday, 21 December, 2019


Christmas comes but once a year, so take the train because Santa is near! 

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Santa is a very busy man around Christmas time, but once again, he has managed to find a space in his diary to visit the Ruislip Lido Railway. Santa will be at the railway in 2019 on:

Sunday 1st December

Sunday 8th December

Sunday 15th December

Saturday 21st December

Trains will run regularly from approx 11:20am until 5:00pm. You should allow approx 1.5 - 2 hours for your visit.

Your adventure will start from Willow Lawn Station (by the Waters Edge carvery and car parks), where you will board one of our trains at the time shown on your ticket that you booked for. The train ride, lasting about 12 minutes, will carry you on an enchanting ride through the woods and around the Lido to Santa’s Grotto at Woody Bay Station. Watch out for all the lights and decorations at both stations, and also along the way as you travel through the woods. On arrival at Woody Bay, Santa will be waiting for a chat with the children and a photo opportunity with all the family before EVERYONE (yes – grown-ups too!) receive their presents. Once you’ve seen Santa, you may stay at Woody Bay as long as you wish before catching any train back to Willow Lawn Station, with another opportunity to see the trackside decorations along the way.

In addition to meeting the big man himself, pop in to our Turntable Tea Room where there will be our full range of hot & cold drinks and light refreshments. And for every hot drink purchased in our Tea Room, you'll get a FREE MINCE PIE!

Do please note that this is an outdoor event, and even Santa himself cannot control the weather, so you will need to make sure you’re wrapped up appropriately well to keep you warm, snug, and dry. Also note that Santa looks forward to having a chat with EVERY child that comes to see him, so there may be a short queue to see him in his grotto.


Adults: £TBC

Children (1-15): £TBC

Babies (Under 1): £TBC

Want to see a little more? The below video was made back in 2016:

You are strongly advised to book online to guarantee your seats. Unsold tickets will be available on the day on a first come, first served basis.

All trains start from Willow Lawn Station (by the 'Waters Edge' carvery and car park)

Car Parking - Please note that the local Council have introduced car parking charges. Click here for details. As you may need to park in the larger car park, please factor the 5 minute walking time to the station in to your visit.




For enquiries about this event or to query an existing booking please call:

  0207 193 4148

Phone line is open from:
10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday (from Sept)
Closed Sunday

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