News and Events

Latest News from the F&WHR...

March 8th 2018 : Sir William McAlpine – January 12th 1932 – March 4th 2018
March 6th 2018 : Farewell to The Earl – April 8th 2018 – Win a footplate ride!
March 5th 2018 : W.D. 4-6-0 1215 to star at Hunslet 125
January 26th 2018 : Celebrating our Heritage at London King’s Cross
December 18th 2017 : Boston Lodge Update
December 18th 2017 : Buy a Voucher and follow in the footsteps of Julie Walters on the Welsh Highland Railway
November 21st 2017 : Dates For Your Diary - 2018 Events.
November 15th 2017 : Development works at Boston Lodge

Special Events...

We look forward to welcoming you to these special events. Please note that details are continuously being updated, and you are advised to call the booking office for the latest availability.

April 21st / 22nd : 'Join the F&WHR Volunteers' Weekend

Have you ever wondered about volunteering on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways? Have you ever thought about guarding trains, firing locomotives or working on the track? You don't need previous experience or special skills, as full training will be given. This could be the dream you never thought would come true!

May 12th : Caernarfon Food Festival / Gwyl Fwyd Caernarfon

Caernarfon will become that little bit tastier in May as the town’s third annual food festival kicks off with an impressive starter, mains and dessert of stalls, events and demos!

May 18th - 20th : Cwrw ar y Cledrau / Rail Ale

The Welsh Highland Railway Society’s Real Ale Festival – Cwrw ar y Cledrau / Rail Ale – will this year take place from May 18th - 20th. This year’s Festival, which will be the fourteenth of this now highly successful happening in the Railway’s calendar of events, will comprise the usual eclectic mix of a fine selection of real ales and ciders, combined with a variety of music, fine food and of course steam hauled trains. 

June 9th : The 'Snowdonian Limited'

The 'Snowdonian Limited' is a repeat of our popular April train, again offering an 80 mile round trip over the whole railway with a variety of motive power. Tickets for the trains running in 2018 are now available. Please note that all details are subject to change.

June 22nd - 24th : Hunslet 125

The railway’s steadfast Hunslet ladies, Linda and Blanche, are 125 years old in 2018 and we are throwing a party!

August 2nd, 9th and 16th : Jazz In The Park

“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…” - Make the most of the long summer evenings and enjoy the mellow sounds of Jazz at Tan-y-Bwlch. We are delighted to introduce our 2018 season of Jazz party trains to Tan y Bwlch featuring the ever popular Dr Jazz.

August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th : Journey into the Past

Take a heritage train ride into the past - travelling between Dinas and Rhyd Ddu in historic carriages, behind a 150-year old steam locomotive... 

August 23rd : Rock 'n' Roll @ Tan-y-Bwlch

An Evening with the 'Del Sharrons'... Put your sneakers on and get set to rock 'n' roll as this 1950s style group - a five piece band from Leicester who provide a great evening's entertainment...

September 14th - 16th : Super-Power Weekend

Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the commencement of services between Caernarfon and Dinas beginning the rebirth of the Welsh Highland Railway. 

October 5th - 7th : Victorian Weekend

The Ffestiniog Railway is a living museum. We have been running passenger trains since Victorian times and many of those older vehicles have been lovingly preserved, so what better way to show them off than to have a weekend dedicated to that wonderful era?

October 25th, 26th, 27th and 31st : Halloween Trains

Our ever-popular Halloween trains are back again this year - with four evenings of Fiendish Family Frolics; filled with creepy costumes, crazy capers and chilling competitions...

Various dates in December : Santa Trains

December brings the annual visit of Santa and his elves - join them for a trip along the line.