Experience the sights and sounds of a working narrow-gauge steam railway at Exbury Gardens! Our narrow-gauge railway departs from replica Victorian station Exbury Central and travels through a tunnel, over a bridge, round the new Dragonfly Pond and through the Summer Lane Garden. See below for more facts and information about Exbury's steam railway.
You must have a valid gardens admission to ride the steam railway, this can be booked online here. However, tickets for the steam railway must be booked on the day of your visit from the Visitor Entrance.
Trains should run at the following times:
|Built in 2001||Inspiration of enthusiast Leopold de Rothschild|
|1 1/2 miles of track||Seats up to 90|
|Platform inspired by Aviemore Station in Scotland||12 1/4" gauge|
Departing from Exbury Central Station, the train meanders through the Summer Lane Garden (not accessible by foot) before skirting past the Rock Garden, travelling through the tunnel and then stopping off at Exbury North to refuel. The return journey includes a circle of Dragonfly Pond, where passengers can watch out for wildlife, before heading back to Exbury Central.
After their journey, passengers are encourages to explore the engine shed where graphics, videos and memorabilia line the walls, recalling steam's heyday and the construction of Exbury's railway.
Our steam railway has two carriages adapted to accomodate wheelchair users and their families. These are larger than normal carriages and have a ramp to assist in getting on and off the train.
While Exbury Gardens Ltd have taken all reasonable care to follow government COVID-19 safety guidelines, visitors enter at their own risk. Click here for a comprehensive list of the safety measures we've implemented.