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. Please note that many of these events are bookable online.


Pullman Afternoon Tea - The perfect gift!

Treat the one you love with tea for two on a historic steam train through the delights of the Snowdonia National Park...


February 16th : Valentine’s Pullman Afternoon Tea Special

Join us for a romantic journey by steam train, through award winning scenery to Beddgelert this February.


April 13th : The Snowdonian

The Snowdonian offers an 80 mile round trip over the whole railway with a variety of motive power. Tickets for the trains running in 2019 are now available. Please note that all details are subject to change.


April 27th / 28th : '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 17th - 19th : 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 17th - 19th. This year’s Festival, which will be the fifteenth 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 15th : 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 2019 are now available. Please note that all details are subject to change.


June 21st-23rd : WHR : Past, Present & Future

Join us for a very special weekend celebrating the rich heritage of the Welsh Highland Railway - formed in 1922 and which (in 1923) completed the two-foot gauge rail link between the Ffestiniog Railway in Porthmadog and the former North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway line between Dinas and Rhyd Ddu.


August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th : Journey into the Past

Following the success of these trains this year, we are pleased to confirm their return in 2019. Enjoy a fascinating guided tour from Caernarfon to Rhyd Ddu in historic carriages, with stops for photographs along the way...


October 4th - 6th : 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?