Enjoy an Easter steam train ride, with Easter Egg hunts, the Easter Bunny and Mad Hatter, face painting and CHOCOLATE!


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This event is running on Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th and Monday 10th April

The Easter Bunny and the Mad Hatter are visiting the railway this Easter, and their goal is simple: make sure all children have a great day with their steam trains and come away with a chocolate Easter Egg.

There’s also a fun word hunt, and face painting in the station included in your ticket price.

The Easter Bunny LOVES her steam trains!

The Easter Bunny LOVES her steam trains!

Your tickets entitle you to:

  • Stay as long as you like to explore our award winning carriage gallery and museum
  • Stay over at the station at Inch Abbey for a while to visit the buffet – you can catch the next train back, there’s no hurry
  • Visit the model railway and drive a train
  • Access our museum in the station building
  • Take part in our word hunt puzzle
  • Meet the Easter Bunny to collect your Easter Egg
  • Visit the face painter to get a fun Easter look – all included in the charge

Your visit will typically take around two hours if you want to see everything.

Train times

Trains depart from Downpatrick at: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00.


Very young children/babies who do not require an Easter Egg are welcome to travel free of charge. We will try to accommodate prams where possible, but space can be limited if a lot of prams turn up for the same train.

Children with allergies

We recognise that some kids will be unable to eat Easter Eggs that contain dairy and certain other allergens. If you need safer gifts from the Easter Bunny, please contact us after you make your booking so we can reserve these for your child.

Note that there are limited supplies of these allergen-free eggs, so we advise you to book early if you wish to take advantage of this option.

Nut allergies

We do not offer any Easter Eggs that specifically contain nuts (i.e. there are no Snickers, Peanut M&M eggs or similar). However, the eggs may contain traces of nuts from the production process.

If you are concerned about a child being exposed to very small nut traces from others eating or handling Easter Eggs, we advise you not to attend the railway on these days.