Published 26th March 2012
Easter Family Fun, with the Easter bunny at Redmire and a children’s Easter egg hunt on Sunday 8 plus competitions on every train.
Nearest main line station: Northallerton
Two return steam trips each day, with the Easter Bunny on board and also craft activities. Also an Easter egg hunt and Easter bonnet competition. Sunday 8 includes a classic car rally at Stanhope.
Nearest main line station: Bishop Auckland
Meet the Easter Bunny at Tywyn Wharf where he will be greeting children and waving off trains. Plus take part in an Easter egg hunt with the chance to win a prize.
Nearest main line station: Tywyn
Easter Egg specials with a free chocolate egg for each child.
Nearest main line station: Swindon
Steam services and an Easter egg hunt.
Nearest main line station: Preston
Easter Specials and Dining Train. A special day out for children, with the chance to visit the Easter Bunny and receive a free chocolate surprise. Cream teas available on the train at extra cost, and a new restaurant carriage will be in service.
Nearest main line station:Wymondham
March 31 - April 15
Help create a huge version of one of the museum’s art gallery lithographs using potato prints and other tools. Plus an Easter egg hunt and steam rides in the mornings and afternoons.
Nearest main line station: York
Easter Gala featuring steam locos, vintage vehicle displays, miniature steam engines, face painting and a ‘Bunny Run’ on the Sunday with a free Easter egg for children.
Nearest main line station: Grimsby
Easter Egg specials. A free Easter treat for every child and the chance to win a prize in an Easter egg hunt.
Nearest main line station: Linlithgow
Easter steam specials featuring an Easter chick hunt, Easter egg for children and hot cross bun for adults.
Nearest main line station: Princes Risborough
Ivor the Engine will be steaming between Cholsey and Wallingford, with his famous whistles and characters such as Jones the Steam.
Nearest main line station: Cholsey
April 7-9, 11
Easter Express steam service, with April 9 featuring hunt the rabbit, egg painting, egg hunts and activity tables.
Nearest main line station: Stoke-on-Trent, Uttoxeter
Easter Egg-stravaganza with a spot the Easter Bunny competition and an Easter egg for children. Also offered is Driver for a Fiver with steam loco 'Lady Nan' and the miniature railway is running.
Nearest main line station: Frome, Bruton.
The Easter Eggspress from Cheltenham Racecourse station. Free Easter activity booklet with a prize for the best completed. Meet the Easter Bunny at Winchcombe and take part in Easter activities such as egg and spoon races, Easter egg rolling and Easter craft activities.
Nearest main line station: Cheltenham
Easter Vintage Festival. Three locos in steam, a steam fair, and vintage fairground rides. The Easter Bunny will be handing out sweets, there will be free face painting, and an Easter egg hunt at Rothley.
Nearest main line station: Loughborough, Leicester
Easter Fun, including an Easter treasure hunt, colouring and crafts. Plus children coming along in their Easter bonnets can take part in the parade each day at 1.45pm.
Nearest main line station: Smallbrook Junction
The Easter Eggspress - catch the train to the adventure playground at Shelley, where the Easter bunny will be waiting and join him in the hunt for Easter eggs. Every child will receive one chocolate egg. Plus bouncy castles, egg and spoon races, and other activities.
Nearest main line station: by bus from Huddersfield, Wakefield Westgate
Easter Egg weekend. Every child receives a complimentary cream egg.
Nearest main line station: Ulverston, or by boat from Windermere
April 8 & 9
Easter egg specials, with events including a team bunny hunt and an ‘Easter pick up goods’ train using the toad brake van.
Nearest main line station: Lewes, Uckfield
Easter Egg-stravaganza. All trains are steam hauled, including the Port of Par twins 'Alfred' and 'Judy'. Plus brake van rides, miniature railway, Easter Egg Hunt and a free Easter egg for children.
Nearest main line station: Bodmin Parkway