News and Events
Latest News from the F&WHR...
April 14th 2017 : ‘Join the F&WHR Volunteers’ weekend coming up soon!
April 13th 2017 : Palmerston to visit Liverpool Albert Dock in May for “Steam on the Dock 2017”
April 4th 2017 : New Book Available Now: "Fairlie Locomotives of North Wales"
March 28th 2017 : Quirks & Curiosities II - Tickets & Timetables now available!
March 23rd 2017 : The Legends of Wales with Visit Wales
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.
We are already well underway with planning for our biggest event of 2017 – Quirks & Curiosities II. Following the success of the last Quirks in 2010 the Railway has received numerous requests to stage the sequel and we are hoping to make it bigger, better and quirkier than before!
The Welsh Highland Railway Society’s Real Ale Festival – Cwrw ar y Cledrau / Rail Ale – will this year take place from May 19th - 21st. This year’s Festival, which will be the thirteenth 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.
2017 is the second year of this unique festival, a which brings together some of the finest gardens within one of the most beautiful regions of the British Isles. The festival runs from May 27th - June 11th.
The "Snowdonian Limited" will run on June 10th, offering an 80 mile round trip over the whole railway with a variety of motive power. Tickets for the trains running in 2017 are now available. Please note that all details are subject to change.
Based at Dinas station, this is a great day out for all the family. Footplate rides, slate shunt challenge and miniature train rides. Classic cars. Stands and stalls.
“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 2017 season of Jazz party trains to Tan y Bwlch featuring the ever popular Dr Jazz.
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 - join us again by popular request...
The Ffestiniog Railway shares the Cob - a mile long embankment - with the road into Porthmadog. You may have driven along it, ridden over it, now here is your chance to run it!
A trail half-marathon race which follows the route of the railway from Tanygrisiau to Porthmadog. A ‘Family and Friends’ train runs alongside to cheer on the competitors.
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?
Our ever-popular Halloween trains are back again this year - with three evenings of Fiendish Family Frolics; filled with creepy costumes, crazy capers and chilling competitions...
December brings the annual visit of Santa and his elves - join them for a trip along the line.