All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Railway

Epping Ongar Railway

Epping Ongar Railway, Station Approach, Chipping Ongar, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN
01277 365200
Average time spent - 2 hours
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Things to do at Epping Ongar Railway review

Epping Ongar Railway is a heritage railway in south-west Essex. The length of the line today is six and a half miles. It was once part of the London Underground line although the line runs above ground, not under.

The line passes through picturesque countryside, forests and historic towns. You can hop on a vintage bus from Epping or Shenfield station where you can be whisked back in time to their period stations with both diesel and steam trains.

There is a selection of family-friendly things to do close to the railway stations listed on their website. Such as suggested walks, an airfield museum, Epping forest and more. The railway also hosts a number of family-friendly events plus special dining trains.

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FAQ and Further Information Epping Ongar Railway

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe at Noth Weald which serves a range of hot and cold drinks and light refreshments. At Ongar there is a Buffet Stop selling drinks and snacks. There is a picnic and viewing area at Ongar. Plus tables at North Weald. Both stations have pubs and restaurants nearby which offer hot meals.

What are the main things to do?

Heritage railway with train journeys in the countryside, local walks, option to ride on a vintage bus. There are toilets and refreshments.

What are the ticket prices?

*Higher-priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher-priced, adult tickets are from £14, children from £6. Other pricing options are available, children under 3 are free.

Is there parking?

There is limited parking at their stations. If you do prefer to drive then they recommend that you park at Epping station and use the heritage bus connection which is included in your great value fare.

When are they open?

Epping Ongar Railway runs a varied schedule throughout the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Well-controlled dogs, guide and assistance dogs are welcome on their railway at no extra charge. However, they are unable to accept dogs, other than assistance dogs, on their dining trains.

Are they accessible?

Epping Ongar Railway
Epping Ongar Railway
Epping Ongar Railway

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