Special events on the Ruislip Lido Railway


Easter Eggspress 2023

Saturday, 8 April, 2023 - Monday, 10 April, 2023

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 Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th and Monday 10th April 2022


Please note that during busy periods you may be directed to an online queue to join our booking site. Please sit tight, we will be with you as soon as possible.

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 Easter Egg. Babies will receive a small Easter themed cuddly toy. All Easter Eggspress trains start and terminate at Woody Bay Station by the beach.


Adults - £8.50

Children (1-15) - £8.50

Babies (Under 1's) - £1.50


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










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

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

That's all yolks. (Sorry)


A normal train service will also run at the usual times and fares on both days for those who wish to visit the railway but not ride on the Easter Eggspress train.

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.

May 2023 Gala Weekend

Saturday, 13 May, 2023 - Sunday, 14 May, 2023

RLR Gala Weekend

Ever wondered what it takes to run our railway? Are you interested to know how we maintain our locomotives? Are you looking for a new hobby to do in your spare time?

The Ruislip Lido Railway opens its doors to the public for a behind the scenes look at what we do to keep the railway running.

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May between 11am & 5pm. Entry is free although normal fares apply for the train service.

A special timetable will be in operation.  

Highlights include:

  • Workshop & Yard area open to the public with staff on hand to explain what we do and answer any of your questions.
  • All available locomotives on display in the yard for children (and adults!) to look at and sit in.
  • Our track maintenance vehicles will be on display with descriptions of what they are and what we use them for.
  • The Turntable Tea Room will be open at Willow Lawn for all your refreshment needs and there will also be a small display of pictures and other information.
  • Our Shop will be open at Woody Bay selling all the must have railway items.
  • Information on how you can become a volunteer on Britain's longest 12 inch gauge railway.

We hope you will be able to come and visit us on what is always a popular day.

Santa Specials 2023

Sunday, 3 December, 2023
Saturday, 9 December, 2023 - Sunday, 10 December, 2023
Saturday, 16 December, 2023 - Sunday, 17 December, 2023


More details to follow. 

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