Halloween Steam & Scream – Tues 31 October

Dare you ride our after dark ghost trains? Who knows what ghastly or ghoulish creatures you'll meet on board...

Trains depart from Loughborough & Rothley for a fun night out for all the family

Join us as we take a ride into the unknown, with our Ghost Trains that go shunt in the night! We want to see lots of little witches, ghosts & ghouls, so don your best costume and join us for a THRILLING ride!

Tickets will be available online until 5pm, and then from Loughborough and Rothley station Booking Offices on arrival.


Click here to buy tickets online

TRAINS DEPART FROM LOUGHBOROUGH AT 5.40pm, 6.40pm, 7.40pm and 8.40pm*
*Please note the 8.40pm service is the final service of the night returning passengers to Rothley only


  • Meet the Beasts - scare yourself silly with a selection of snakes, spiders and creepy crawlies some of which can also be handled if you dare!
  • Curious Characters Gru and Scarlett Overkill from Despicable Me will be travelling on the train ready to spook you!
  • Keep an eye out for the scary, spooky characters lurking on the platform
  • Freaky face painting
  • Dress up in your ghoulish costumes and receive free sweets on board the train as we take you on an adventure that goes bump in the night!
  • PRIZE FOR THE BEST DRESSED - upload your photos of you dressed in your scariest costumes, at the event, to our Facebook page and we will choose our favourite on Monday 6th November! (NB: the photos have to be taken at our event to apply for the competition)


TRAINS DEPART FROM ROTHLEY AT 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm*
Please note the 9pm service is the final service of the night returning passengers to Loughborough only


  • Mini funfair - pay as you go per ride
  • Search for the Rothley station ghost with our Paranormal medium Patricia Farrar (as seen on TV)
  • Ghoulish ghost talks - join Patricia as she explores all things supernatural! May be even have a go with the dowsing rods? Can you sense our friendly Rothley ghost?
  • Ellis Tea Rooms open for refreshments.

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£8 per person - adult or child (under 2s free)
£5 - FOGML members (adult or child) - Friends of Great Central Main Line are eligible for privilege rate tickets upon production of membership card
Platform tickets are not available at either Loughborough or Rothley from 5pm


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