Planning Your Visit – Ten Top Tips

• Check the Calendar to see what’s on. This will guide you to the relevant timetable and whether there is a special event.

• Look at the Timetable for the day you are planning to visit. Try not to arrive just after a train has departed or for the last train only. We recommend around 3  hours for your visit.

• Opening times are normally 9.30am – 4.30pm but are extended for some special events. We recommend arriving after 10am when the first train is 11am.

• Have a look at the “A Great Day Out” section of this website and follow the links to find out more about the attractions.  This will give you a good idea of what there is to see and do.

• Allow time to get off the train at Swanwick Junction and explore. There’s loads to see and do and then catch a later train back.

• Choose sensible footwear – some of our paths are not surfaced.

• Bring pushchairs for small children – there is a lot of walking at Swanwick Junction. Push chairs normally travel in the Guard’s van on the train, so usually they do not need to be collapsed.

• Disabled Visitors – please check our special page. Contact us if you need more help or advice.

• Don’t leave the dog at home. They are very welcome, but please keep them on a lead. Please note that they require a train ticket (£1) and that they are not allowed in some buildings or catering outlets.

Contact us if you’ve got a particular question that you need answering to help you plan your visit.