Special events


Events detailed as (E) may have special event ticket prices and dedicated timetables.

Crathes Classic Car Show

28th May 2017

Mothering Sunday Specials (E)

26th March 2017

Give Mother and all the family a treat with a train ride and lunch or afternoon tea on the first service day of 2017.

Victorian Weekend (E)

3rd & 4th June 2017

Easter Egg Specials

15th & 16th April 2017

Easter Egg Specials will be running all weekend, bring the family along for a ride, all travelling children receive a free Easter egg.

Deeside Steam and Vintage Rally

19th & 20th August 2017

The annual Deeside Steam and Vintage Rally held in the adjacent field is a top day out for all the family.

The railway will be operating steam services.

Cream Tea Specials 2017

Santa will be at the Milton of Crathes again this year with a sack full of presents for the children, and hot mince pies and drinks for the adults.

He'll be handing out presents to the children in the coaches during the train ride from the Milton station, and there'll be a festive sing-song on the return journey.

A special timetable and fares will apply to the Santa Specials.  

Santa Specials (E)

Dates in November and December as the timetable

Mince Pie Specials

30th & 31st December  2017

All travelling passengers receive a complimentary mince pie and tea or coffee.  

We'll be recreating the 1860s when the Deeside line first opened, with the railway staff in period costume.

Steam services operating with 'Salmon' plus 'Punch & Judy', coconut shy, 'HIgh Striker' and other attractions.

The popular Cream Tea service will also be operating, click HERE.

A fine display of vintage cars and motorcycles will be on display in the events field next to the railway.

Cream tea specials will be running on various dates in 2017  :

28th May

3rd & 4th June

16th July

13th August

17th & 30th September (Bon-Accord)

1st October (Bon-Accord)

End of Season Gala (E)

14th & 15th October 2017

A weekend full of surprises with a variety of trains....