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Father’s Day Gift

18th April 2019

A unique gift idea for Father’s day, Sunday 16th June 2019.


We are offering a bespoke Father’s Day voucher with a saving of £3.00 on the normal ticket price.

Your voucher will include…

…1 Single Footplate Ride (returning in the carriage with your guest)

…1 adult return for a guest

…Comforting afternoon tea for 2 in Haverthwaite Station Tea Room.

…Message of your choice.


All for a fantastic price of £42.00!


Only available to buy by calling 015395 31594.

Must be ordered by Monday 10th June to guarentee delivery for Fathers Day.

Voucher is valid until 31/10/2019.

Witches & Wizards Week

19th October 2018


Lakes Aquarium is throwing snakes, toads, bats and creepy creatures in to the pot to make a spellbinding week of events.

‘Witches and Wizards Week’ runs from Monday 22nd October until Friday 26th October, with a daily pumpkin quiz trail, creepy creature handling sessions and cringe worth crafts it is a week not to be missed.

Special guests in the aquarium include South Cumbria Bat Group who will be delighting visitors with all things bat related on Mon 22nd, Tues 23rd, Wed 24th and Fri 26th October.

Plus why not make a real ghostly day of it and arrive in style on board the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Train. Purchase a combined aquarium and train ticket at Haverthwaite and those children in fancy dress get FREE travel and entry into the aquarium.

All children must be accompanied by a paying adult, themed trains running Monday – Friday ONLY.

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At Haverthwaite Station encounter many more ghoulish activities. Onboard we have creepy crafts and activities, complete the ghoul trail and can you see the haunted carriage on your journey? Trapped in the dark tunnel- lets hope you don’t get stuck too!!


All activities are included in your ticket purchase.

For details about the Lakes Aquarium visit

See something spectacular this year at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway with myhotelbreak

27th July 2018

The hotel deals website myhotelbreak recently created a write-up on L & H Railway which you can read about below:

There’s something fantastic about a hotel break when you have interesting amenities and attractions nearby. For our customers who are looking for our Lake District hotel deals, we recommend that you tie in Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway into your itinerary.

Let’s find out more about the attraction…

Situated in the Southern end of Windermere in Leven Valley is Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. Immerse yourself in the local history and learn about how the railway line started and its collection of locomotives. The team at L & H have had control of the railway line for nearly 50 years and since then have worked tirelessly to make it what it is today, a must see attraction in the Lake District.

To find out more click here.

Let’s find out some of the history…

Way back in the 1850’s, the Furness Railway was developed. This was at the height of the industrial revolution. Its main purpose was to transport coal and iron ore deposits around England from the mines in Cumberland and the Furness district.

This was the beginning of an amazing story for Lakeside Railway…

Check out the full history of the attraction by clicking here.

What should I experience?

The Engine Shed: This is a great place to visit where you can see all the locomotives that are stationed here. Both steam and diesel.

The Jubilee Woodland Adventure Playground: Enjoy with all the family. The kids can enjoy platform views in the wonderful wooded surroundings in the new park and picnic area.

Station Tea Room: Open from 9am till 5pm, 7 days a week, relax in the lovely and warm surroundings at the Station Tea Room. Situated just off the platform at Haverthwaite station, you can enjoy several options from the menu such as soups, light bites and the must try Railwayman’s breakfast. Afternoon tea is also on offer to patrons while those adults looking for something different to try we suggest the Fairburn Ale, a local beer which goes as a nice accompaniment.

The Gift Shop: For our guests looking for something memorable to take away with them then stop by the gift shop for an ideal souvenir.  From sweets, jewellery, cards and prints, you’ll find something here. Tons of railway memorabilia such as Bachmann models and toys for the kids too. We suggest the guide book as it gives you an even more in-depth look at the railway from past to present.

Click here to find out more about what’s on at Haverthwaite station.

There are several locomotives to be discovered, both steam and diesel. Click here to cast your eye what is on offer.

We celebrate local attractions and in the Lake District and this is one of them.  Create memories that last at Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

Afternoon Tea at Haverthwaite station tea room

23rd April 2018

Set tableWith the popularity of afternoon tea on the increase we thought it would be silly to not have a go for ourselves.

Last year we kicked off with a traditional afternoon tea.

You start your indulgance with tier of sandwich triangles and savoury treats, moving up to a layer of cakes and finishing with homemade fruit scones with jam and clotted cream.

Our focus is always on taste and so far we have certainly had no complaints and when it only costs £7.95 per person you can’t really go wrong.


Moving on from the traditional afternoon tea, last winter we introduced our comforting afternoon tea.

Involving a tier of hot yummies- mini burger, scampi & chips, mozzarella & chicken garlic bread and a shot of homemade soup, followed by the usual scrummy cakes and homemade fruit scones.

At a slightly higher price of £8.95 it is still fantastic value. This has been a real hit and something we feel isn’t really done anywhere else.

20180222_094612Our tea’s are served daily between 2pm and 4pm. Ideally we prefer booking 24hrs in advance, but if you give us a ring before 10am on the day you wish to eat, we will in most cases be able to have it ready for you in the afternoon.

Call the Station tea room on 015395 31594 to book yours now! (minimum of 2 people)

These are also available to buy as gift vouchers click here


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