Harlington Locomotive Society

Harlington

Locomotive

Society

Our Public Open Days give you the chance to visit our site, have a ride on our Miniature Railway, and enjoy a pleasant afternoon in our grounds, perhaps over a cup of tea or coffee (available from our Tea Bar).

Generally, we are open on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month, starting from Easter Sunday, and ending in October - plus, of course, our Mince Pie Run in December!

Here is a list of our open days for 2018:

April1Easter Sunday
22
May13
May27Charity Day
June10
24Teddy Bears' Picnic
July8
22
August12
26
September9Exhibition Day
23
October14
28
December16Mince Pie Run

Please note that we incorrectly listed the October dates as 9th & 21st, in our leaflet; apologies for any confusion.

NOTE NEW TIMES: Open Times: We will be starting the season with opening time from 1pm to 4pm, to gauge support. We'll keep you posted if we continue or change this arrangement.

  • Mince Pie Run (December 16th): 11am to Dusk

Key points about open days:

  • Light refreshments are available from our Tea Bar on all open days.
  • Tickets cost 70p and are for a single train journey around our track.
  • Under 3s can travel free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult.
  • We regret we cannot accept babes-in-arms on the trains.
  • On-Site parking is free, and there is no admission charge.
  • We have disabled facilities / baby-changing room.

As you can see from the open day list, there are several special open days:

  • Easter Sunday: Always a very popular day, this marks the start of our open day season.
  • Charity Day: This is our Charity Open day in support of the Diabeticare section at Hillingdon Hospital.
  • Teddy Bears' Picnic: A special day for Teddy Bears! All children under 10, who come along with their teddies, will be able to have free train rides for the afternoon!
  • Exhibition Day: As well as being an open day with the usual train rides, this annual event showcases a selection of our varied model engineering projects.
  • Mince Pie Run: Our annual Christmas event sees Father Christmas visiting the railway. We also serve mince pies from our tea bar, in addition to the usual fare.

If you are not a member, and have a locomotive that you wish to bring along to run, please see the note on the membership page.