Public announcement

We are very sorry to announce that for the time being we are closing our doors due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Something recently brought to our attention which we would like to address is that whilst we encourage people to use the country park and enjoy it's natural beauty. We do ask that you DO NOT walk on our railway line please, our volunteers are starting to return in small groups to keep the railway in a state where it can be used when we are permitted to open again. This includes using engineering trains, you wouldn't walk along the mainline so please treat our line with the same respect.

We are very sorry to all of our customers but hopefully we will be able to open again later in the year and we will look forward to welcoming you back then. Keep your eye on our website and Facebook page for further updates.

The perfect day out with the kids in Hampshire

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway is a popular attraction near to Southampton, perfect for a day out with the kids at the weekend or during school holidays. Our steam trains run from the main station at Eastleigh Parkway to Monks Brook Halt, offering the opportunity to visit the lakes, children’s playground and use the picnic tables for refreshments. The steam train returns back to the main station from Monks Brook Halt, with the entire trip totalling 15-20 minutes.

Our souvenir shop stocks the full range of Thomas and Bigjigs models for budding steam train enthusiasts!

We believe we have the largest collection of Miniature locomotives on a commercial railway, with a total of 24 in the collection; 21 being steam powered and most of them are in steam on gala days.

Please note that Dogs are more than welcome at the railway.  They are allowed everywhere, including the cafe.  Dogs travel free on the trains.