News and Events

Latest News from the F&WHR...

July 20th 2017 : Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways secures National Lottery support
July 6th 2017 : Try our 'Early Bird' departure with Continental Breakfast!
June 22nd 2017 : Spooner's Summer Offers!
June 9th 2017 : The Festiniog Railway Company needs your help to complete 1914-18 war service records
April 14th 2017 : ‘Join the F&WHR Volunteers’ weekend coming up soon!

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.


July 25th - August 29th - Summer of Fun

The summer holidays start here with our programme of events and activities for all the family to enjoy...


Various Dates - Chippy Trains

Want to fit in as much as possible during your holiday? - Make the most of your time and come for a ride on our 'Chippy Train'. 


Various Dates - Food on the Move - 'Italian Night'

Want to fit in as much as possible during your holiday? - Make the most of your time and come for a ride on our 'Italian Night' Food on the Move train - departing Harbour Station at 18:05


August 20th - Classic Car Show & Family Day

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.


August 3rd, 10th and 17th - Jazz In The Park

“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.


August 24th - Rock 'n' Roll @ Tan-y-Bwlch

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...


September 15th - 17th - Welsh Highland Railway - Super Power - "Welsh Highland Stars"

The annual Welsh Highland Railway Super Power weekends are always worth a visit, but this year's three-day event taking place from September 15-17 promises to be special.


September 17th - 'Ras y Cob'

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!


September 23rd - 'Trailffest'

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.


October 6th - 8th - Ffestiniog Railway 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?


October 26th, 27th, 28th and 31st - Halloween Trains

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...


Various dates in December : Santa Trains

December brings the annual visit of Santa and his elves - join them for a trip along the line.