South Downs Light Railway

Special Events 2020

Mothering Sunday - Sunday 22nd March

Easter Egg Hunt - Friday 10th & Saturday 11th April

Fathers' Day - Sunday 21st June

Teddy Bears' Picnic - Saturday 18th and Sunday 19st July

20th Anniversary Gala - Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August

Visiting Locos Steam Gala - Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September

Santa Specials - Saturdays and Sundays 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th December and an extra day on Wednesday 23rd December (Pre-booked only)

Our resident teddies, looking forward to the Teddy Bears' picnic in July!

On Mothering Sunday we give every mother (and grandmother) a little gift.

The Easter Egg Hunt is always very popular. Each child spotting the hidden "eggs" receives a chocolate bunny.

On Fathers' Day we enter all fathers and grandfathers into a prize draw, details of the prize nearer the time!

The Teddy Bears' Picnics reveal all the railway's resident teddy bears having fun and we invite families with their picnics to come and join them. Other attractions include swing boats, model railways, facepainting will all be here for all to enjoy.

The annual Steam Gala Weekend in May has been moved to the end of August so that we can celebrate in style and make a full weekend of special visiting locomotives. We're hoping to bring back some locos that originally ran at SDLR, more information to follow soon. It's a great opportunity to have a ride behind your favourite loco and take some very atmospheric photographs. More info coming soon!

The Visiting Locos Gala will see friends from local railways bringing their locomotives to SDLR for the weekend to celebrate the end of our running season. Another great opportunity for some photos, maybe even of some double-headed trains!

South Downs Belle

This special train runs at 12 noon and 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month. It travels over the whole of the railway giving a ride almost double the usual one. Premium fares of £3 for adults and £1.50 for children apply. The picture shows the special headboard made by member Jerry Chivers.

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South Downs Light Railway Society Ltd
Stopham Road Station
Pulborough Garden Centre
West Sussex. RH20 1DS

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