Tanfield Ghost Train

Do you dare take a trip on the Tanfield Ghost Train? Visit the Tanfield Railway on the 28th and 29th October for a spine tingling, hair-raising journey along the World's Oldest Railway.

Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for creatures lurking in the dark and things that go 'shunt' in the night!

Take part in gruesome games and taste some fangtastic food and drinks. Do you have the stomach to try some of the witches' potions?

Make sure to dress up in your best costume, as we want to see lots of witches, ghosts and ghouls! Don't worry if you forgot your mask though, as we'll have our face painter on hand to make you look simply scary.

Watch out, the station clowns about... and he's got some balloons to give out! Will you dare take one?

This event is suitable for all ages, however the darker it gets the spookier it becomes.

Below is what's confirmed so far;

  • Be horrified by the spooky sounds of the Ran Tanners.
  • How close will you get to the creepy crawlies show at Andrews House station?
  • Who dares to sit on the electric chair? You might want to get a photo quick before the power is turned on!
  • Be transformed by our fiendish face painter free of charge.
  • Have you committed a crime? Then you deserve to go to the stocks! Be quick to get a photo before the axe is swung...
  • Our team of terrifying photographers will be lurking! Make sure to smile for our Tanfield Ghost Train frame.
  • Have a go at some Halloween games in Andrews House station.
  • Double, double, toil and trouble... our railway Witch has created some tasty potions! Do you have a stomach to try her special brew?
  • The crazy scientist is out of control! Will you dare have a go at some of his experiments?
  • The Creepy Canteens at East Tanfield and Marley Hill will be open serving revolting refreshments and dreadful drinks.
  • Make sure to visit our birds of prey - hold an owl or a hawk!
  • Are you a witch or a wizard? You'll need a suitable wand then... make sure to stop by our wand making activity.
  • Have you arrived dressed to impress? The terrifying ticket conductor will be deciding who wins the best dressed competition.

Pre booking is essential for this popular event.
Tickets cost £13 per person. Children under 3 travel free.

Trains depart on Saturday 28th at 3pm, 4.30pm (SOLD OUT), 6pm (SOLD OUT) & 7.30pm (SOLD OUT).

Trains depart on Sunday 29th at 1.30pm, 3.00pm, 4.30pm (SOLD OUT) & 6.00pm (SOLD OUT).

To purchase tickets click here.