Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Operated by Leek and Rudyard Railway Ltd

Birthday Parties


The Birthday Express Steam Train

Why not enjpy the Birthday Party Experience here at Rudyard Lake Steam Railway.  The party will include a return train journey alongside the beautiful Rudyard Lake on a train named after the birthday boy or girl.  Covered, decorated carriages will be reserved for the party guests.  There will be ample photo and video opportunities during the trip.  Afterwards the birthday meal will be served in our enclosed and reserved decorated party area.  

The standard Party package allows for 10 children and 2 adults to ride the train.  Additional guests are welcome at an extra charge of £4.50 per adult and £6.50 per child (which includes a party meal for the child).  Food and drinks may be purchased from the cafe for the adults attending.  The children will each receive a party box which typically includes a ham or cheese bap, a packet of crisps, a carton of juice, a chocolate wafer bar, a small box of raisins and a bag of jelly sweets.   Other catering options are available, details on request.  As with all catering establishments, it is not acceptable for food bought other than at Platform 2 Cafe to be consumed on the premises with the exception of the Birthday Cake which you are very welcome to provide.

In addition to the steam train ride and party meal, we also provide:

-     A quality present for the birthday Boy or Girl

-     A birthday card

-     Lollipops, balloons and party hats for each of the children

-     Decorations for the train and platform party area

-     Table coverings and napkins

Parties can be booked on any scheduled operating day – please see our timetable for details.

The cost of our Party Experience as above is £165.00.  Bookings must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the party and a non-refundable deposit of £45.00 should be included with your completed booking form (cheques should be made payable to Leek and Rudyard Railway Ltd).  Bookings made by telephone or email will be held for 7 days to give time for the completed booking form to be returned to us.

Parties may also be organised for adults but please note that we do not hold a licence to provide alcoholic beverages nor are they to be consumed on the premises.

Please note we are not currently taking bookings due to redevelopment of the cafe area.