Entry to the festival is FREE.
Normal fares apply if you wish to travel on the train: Adults £14.50, Children £7.25, Family £37.00 if bought online.
A celebration of cider, cheese and steam!
A regular fixture now in the Railway's events calendar, the Cider & Cheese weekend is always a huge hit with visitors. There are over 25 ciders and cheeses to choose from.
If you can't decide on just one there are cheese platters to pick with crunchy pickles and crackers which are washed down perfectly with a pint of cider - it's the perfect way to while away an early autumn afternoon.
Bars are open from 11 am until 5pm and entry to the event is absolutely FREE!
Steam trains are running throughout the day from 10.15am until 5pm. Book online to reserve your exclusive compartment on the train for you and your family - you'll even save money too by booking online. Why not travel to the event by train, making use of our connection with Island Line at Smallbrook Junction, or the Island's bus network at Wootton.
Step back to a bygone era when steam power was the order of the day. Thrill to the sight and sound of powerful majestic steam engines and breathe in the evocative smells of a real steam railway. Soak-up the rhythm of quiet rural stations while enjoying the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff.
Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and discover an idyllic view of the Island's unspoilt countryside ... or hop off at one of our stations and just watch the trains go by. Keep an eye out for a red squirrel or deer darting away from the train as you pass through ancient woodland.
Our Locomotives and Carriages have all been painstakingly restored to pristine condition and are the hallmark of our delightful railway. Our oldest locomotive was built in 1876 and carriages date back to 1864.
Explore our Train Story Discovery Centre, our fabulous indoor museum which brings the story of the Island's railway's to life. Discover our amazing collection that spans from the opening of the line from Ryde to Shanklin in 1864 to the Underground trains that ran on the line until January 2021.
Map & Directions
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