Runs every weekend throughout the year and all School Holidays
We are now open Weekends during October 10:00 - 16:30 and daily again during October Half Term.
2020 Halloween CANCELLED very sorry.
2020 SANTA SPECIALS CANCELLED After thorough review, we have no choice but to cancel our 2020 Santa Trains. We looked at how we operate the trains, the visit to Santa in his grotto, and with the current COVID restrictions, we just can’t with-in our station, so rather than offer something that falls well short of our usual standard we have taken the decision not to run them this year. We will run our regular service every Saturday and Sunday and during the school holiday.
WARNING -- MAXIMUM of 6 in groups allowed onto our premises from Monday 14th September 2020
Hello to all our customers, we hope that you have all stayed safe during these very difficult times. We are now running trains again. The train service will be a little different to what we have done before while we have to abide by social distancing regulations.
We will be operating a return service only and trains will not be stopping at Monks Brook Halt. Please Note. There will be NO TOILETS at the Railway. The Country Park TOILETS are open from 9 - 5 daily.
We will be reviewing the situation in accordance with official advice and we are aiming to be able to provide our usual full service as soon as it is safe to do so. However, we must stress if passenger numbers peak, we will reserve the right to close our doors temporarily to allow numbers to reduce. Thank you all and stay safe!
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, with the entire trip totalling 15-20 minutes.
We do have a small stock of pocket money items and ice creams on sale at our outdoor ticket desk.
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.