The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

In a nutshell

A scenic Lakeland heritage steam train ride connects with Windermere lake cruise, enjoy kids' woodland adventure playground, great events and Santa trains.


Haverthwaite Station, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8AL

Contact details

Tel: 01539 531594

Web: www.lakesiderailway.co.uk

Activity type

Historical Sites, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway details...

A traditional steam train, taking passenger on a unique journey to the tip of Lake Windermere that is a perfect addition to your Lake District adventure.

Established in 1973 The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway is a family run business in the heart of the Lake District. Different engines are used throughout the season to haul passengers through the tranquil scenery of the Leven Valley. The train heaves its passengers up the steeply graded line, leisurely transporting guests to Lakeside Station, where connections are available with Windermere Lake Cruises. Lakeside railway station neighbours the Lakeside pier making it an easy transition from the steam trains to the steam boats.

You can also combine the steam train journey with other local attractions in the surrounding area, making it an exciting day to explore the Lake District. These include Windermere Lake Cruises, The World of Beatrix Potter, Lakeland Motor Museum, The Lakes Aquarium, Brockhole, Rydal Mount and Holker Hall.

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life when you come to the railway, you are transported back I time to a place of nostalgia and calm. The beautiful surroundings at Haverthwaite Station entice guests to stop a while. At the Victorian Station visitors can spend a while in the comfortable and friendly surroundings of the Station Tea Room, serving quality home-cooked refreshments. The home cooked menu includes a hearty Railwayman’s breakfast, freshly made vegetarian soup, along with a selection of lighter bites and cakes.

Afternoon tea is also a firm favourite. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, savoury treats, a medley of cakes and a homemade fruit scone with jam and clotted cream. The station is sheltered by British woodland, providing a beautiful canopy filled with wildlife, but also, nestled behind the gift shop is a children’s adventure playground. Adults can relax in the safe, peaceful environment while their children will love to discover the climbing structures, nets, slides and much more!

Open for February half term holiday and then March to the end of October. Also open for special event Santa train in December. See the website for all dates.

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The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway Events

Easter Egg Weekend at Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Open 10th April 2020 - 13th April 2020

During Easter weekend Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway will have a yummy Easter egg for all the children travelling on the steam train.

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