Mince Pie Specials

As a Christmas treat, travel onboard our mince pie special trains! 

Ride the rails onboard our festive steam train. Although Father Christmas can’t join us at the railway this year we invite you to come and enjoy a scrumptious mince pie and hot chocolate as you travel. The Christmas spirit is alive in your carriage with tinsel, twinkles and music playing, all you need to bring is your own festive cheer!!

Tickets can ONLY be purchased online, please scroll down to purchase prior to your visit.

If anyone within your group requires wheelchair access please contact us on 015395 31594 BEFORE booking to discuss availability.

  • Maximum of 6 people per booking.
  • Every person travelling MUST book a ticket, including children of any age.
  • If you have more than 6 in your family group/bubble then you will need to place multiple bookings and you will not be seated together.
  • We are not accepting bookings from tier 3- sorry.
  • Seats will be allocated allowing us to comply with strict social distancing rules. 
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times onboard the train.

HOW IT WORKS…You are able to pick your own departure times for a return journey, allowing you more flexibility. You may start your journey from any station. You can only purchase Adult or Child tickets, there are currently no family tickets available. Upon purchasing your ticket you will receive an email confirmation followed by a separate e-ticket. You do not need to redeem this ticket at the railway. The ticket will tell you times and which carriage and seats are allocated to your family.

Mince Pie

*Show your train ticket at Haverthwaite Tea Room, for your scrumptious take-away mince pie and hot drink before or after your journey.*



Departures will leave on time, we can not hold any trains.

face mask

Passengers are required by law to wear a face mask/covering on public transport. Please ensure for everyone’s safety you have yours with you. Face mask/coverings must be worn whilst on board the train and boat (except when eating or drinking). Please comply with social distancing rules, wherever possible maintaining the safe 2 meter distance from one another.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no toilets on board the train, facilities are available at Haverthwaite or Lakeside Stations.

All day car park £2 at Haverthwaite Station.

Dogs are more than welcome to travel on the train.



Mince Pie Special

Take a nostalgic trip between Haverthwaite Station and Lakeside Pier, whilst enjoying a scrumptious mince pie and hot chocolate, surrounded by tinsel and twinkles.

  • Child Return (3-15yrs)
£ 5.00
  • Adult Return (16 yrs+)
£ 10.00

Train and cruise on Windermere

(does not include a mince pie & hot drink, you will be issued a 20% off voucher to spend on these, should you wish, at Haverthwaite Tea Room.)


Travel from Haverthwaite Station to Lakeside, where you will cruise from Lakeside Pier to Bowness Pier, taking in the beautiful views. You can now choose your own departure times giving you the freedom to plan your own day. (2 hr+ return / 70 minutes one way)

  • Child Return (3-15yrs)
£ 9.10
  • Adult Return (16 yrs+)
£ 18.20

For combined train and boat tickets please go to Windermere Lake Cruises.



Please note the following…

  • The railway is a working environment, so please ensure children are supervised at all times during your visit.
  • The company accepts no liability for any inaccuracy in the information contained on this website.
  • Pricing information is subject to alteration without notice.
  • Special fares or discounts may apply at selected events – please check the Event List or contact the Booking Office for further details.
  • Unless otherwise stated for special events, child fares apply to children aged 3 to 15 years.
  • Group rates are available on request, but do not apply to our special events – please contact the Booking Office for further details and seat reservations.
  • We welcome well behaved dogs, who can travel for free, but not on seats!
  • All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. The ticket is valid only for the date, time and service as stated. Any amendments will require the passenger to purchase a new ticket.

To see our full conditions of carriage, further information and safety notices, please click here.

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