18th June 2023 to 26th August 2023


Whitehead Excursion Station



Visit the picturesque seaside town of Whitehead to experience the magic of steam.

On the historic 1907 platform at Whitehead Excursion Station you’ll board our train for a short (10 to 15 minute) trip within our premises. Hauled by our 104 year-old locomotive No.3BG "Guinness", you will travel in a carriage which a certain famous wizard would feel at home in - you will be transported to a bygone era.

Included in your ticket price is admission to our 5-gallery Museum (allow at least an hour). Incudes activities for children in "The Stables" and "Carriage Gallery". Out activities may be available - see Special Events below.

Afterwards, you can treat yourself to tea/coffee and snacks in our Platform 3 cafe.

This is an experience like none other. Your day will certainly be one that you will not forget! So come along and explore.

Suitable for children (and adults) of all ages!

Trains every 30 minutes from 11am until 3pm, but tickets need to be booked in advance to get your preferred time slot.

Special Event Days
18-Jun Father's Day
On your way around stop and have a look at the dazzling display of vintage cars. Barbecue on the platform.
Adult £10 / Child £7 / Family £25
24-Jun Doggy Day
Your best friend will get their own specially stamped ticket and will be given access to all areas of the museum. Dog show and parade. Prizes for waggiest tail and best biscuit catcher.
Adult £7 / Child £5
29-Jul Food Festival
Whitehead Food Festival in adjoining grounds.
05-Aug Teddy Bear's Picnic
Launch of Harvey our mascot bear. Treasure hunt and story-telling. Picnic baskets available.
12-Aug Ceilidh Day
Ceilidh band and Scottish dancers performing on the platform.
19-Aug  Craft/Critter Day
Details to be confirmed.
26-Aug  1940s Day
Come in your period uniform, seamed stockings and victory rolls hairdo for a fun-filled day of nostalgia.

Tickets may also be purchased at:
Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, 9 Donegall Square North, BT1 5GJ
+44 28 9024 6609

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