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! (Note that we are not open on the 4th Sunday in April)

Here is a list of our open days for 2019:

April21Easter Sunday
26Charity Day
23Teddy Bears' Picnic
September8Exhibition Day
December15Mince Pie Run

Open Times: We are open from 2pm to 5pm on all open days except the following:

  • Mince Pie Run (December 15th): 11am to Dusk

Key points about open days:

  • Light refreshments are available from our Tea Bar on all open days.
  • Tickets cost 80p 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.