The Railway will be open Daily from 23rd July to 2nd September for the summer holidays.

10.00am - 4.30pm (4pm during the winter)
Last train departs 15 minutes before closing time

Last Chance for Day Out With Thomas.

Our next Day out with Thomas event which is being held on the 8th & 9th September will be your last opportunity to see Thomas and his friends here at Eastleigh Lakeside Railway. 

The owners of the Day out with Thomas brand have decided not to renew our license.

This is not a reflection of the events that we run, but a business decision that they have made, and we have no further details than that.

Please come and support us one last time and help make this last Day out with Thomas the best ever!

If you have any feedback on this announcement, please direct it to Mattel via the links at the bottom of this post. 

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years with our Thomas events.

Any feedback that is passed out way will be sent on to Matel.

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.