The Epping Ongar Railway is a fantastic, great value and accessible day out for the family. A day out with the Epping Ongar Railway will give you the chance to explore train and bus travel as it was years ago with a beatutiful backfrop of the ancient woodlands of Epping Forest and Essex countryside – mostly from the comfort of a train seat with a large window!
Epping Ongar Railway
The Railway's steam and diesel trains run between Ongar, North Weald and Epping Forest, whilst the buses will pick you up from right outside Epping Underground Station and take you directly to North Weald.
There is also parking close by at Ongar and Epping Stations.
In 2016, they have put together a packed programme of special events that your kids will enjoy. These include Essex's longest Easter Egg Hunt and a visit by Peppa Pig. Other events include the steam and diesel galas, a beer festival, the popular 1940’s weekend and the Halloween and Santa Specials too!
The great value ticket includes unlimited travel all day on the trains and buses.
We are certain that all the family will enjoy the thrill of a steam train chuffing away whilst you enjoy the scenery, the heritage diesel trains and riding on the vintage buses.
The Railway was completely renovated before re-opening in May 2012 and has since won a number of prestigious awards, including Heritage Railway of the Year! The volunteers who run the Railway will ensure that your family will have a warm and friendly welcome and ensure that you can make the most of your day out with them.
This is the only heritage Railway with direct connections with the London Underground. To make your day hassle free you can leave the car at home and take the London Underground Central Line to Epping Station.
There your kids will be thrilled to take the frequent heritage bus services, which are included in the all-in-one ticket. There is parking available close to Ongar Station and also at Epping Underground Station.
So come along and step back in time when the railways ran on steam, diesel trains were just starting out and all of the buses in London had platforms at the back!