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WMES & Royden Park Miniature Railways

Santa Specials at Royden Park
All Tickets now sold out

Having worked some ‘magic’ we are delighted to advise that Santa will be visiting the railway on:

Sunday 9th December and

Saturdays and Sundays, 15th & 16th and the 22nd and 23rd December 2018

Between 11.00 and 1.00 pm then between 2.00 and 4.00 pm

Santa would love to have the opportunity to see all those who are of Santa age as well as Mum’s, Dad’s, Grandparents and friends – indeed the whole family.

Tickets for this popular event have now all sold - updated Tuesday 22nd October 2018


Santa Specials include:

                                            A ride on the railway

                                            A visit to the Grotto to see Santa

                                            A token gift

                                            A ride back to the station

There will be photo opportunities so please bring your cameras!

We will be operating whatever the weather so please dress for the occasion!

During the Santa Specials we will be unable to provide rides on the railway on 9th; 15th and 16th; 22nd and 23rd December

as all seats are fully booked.

However, during the Santa Specials it is hoped that the raised track railway will be in operation and providing rides.

This will be subject to weather and staff availability.

Please note:

Royden Park Ranger Services are not involved in the Santa Specials and unable to help or advise on the event. Please do not ring them, thank you.

Public Events

Track events at the Sidings.

The Society offers 3½", 5" & 7¼" (for scale 7¼" gauge locomotives that are not too large) gauge raised tracks plus a ground level 7¼" gauge ground level track. There are facilities for the operation of traction engines and steam wagons.
Both tracks have lifting facilities to facilitate the unloading and loading of locomotives. There are ample steaming bays and coal etc. will be provided.
For steam engines please bring appropriate boiler certificates and proof of PL insurance.
Directions to find us are here and if further information is required please contact our Webmaster.

Are you open this weekend?

This is the commonest question I get asked via the website. Also a frequent comment at the railway, ' Your website does not say if you are operating'!
We run the Ground Level Track every Sunday & Bank Holiday throughout the year from 1pm to 3.30pm.
The Raised Level Track normally operates every Sunday from Easter to the end of October. However, recently volunteers have manned this track during the winter months.
Many of our visitors to Royden Park use the site for information.
We have always stated 'weather and staff permitting'. This should be self evident.
We can never be certain that sufficient volunteers will arrive on any particular Sunday. However, our enthusiastic members nearly always turn up every weekend whatever the weather.
We can never be certain about the weather, this being England. Rain will stop us operating as the equipment would get too wet.
So, "If it is raining the railways will not be operating".
The railways are operated by volunteers who freely provide their services. All members are volunteers and do not receive any payments.
The railways are not commercial enterprises and we hope you enjoy them as much as the members do.'

Please Note
The Rangers based at Royden Park are unable to provide any information with regard to Railway Operation, Santa Specials or or other events arranged by Wirral Model Engineering Society.

There is no telephone contact for the Society at the Park.

The Society can be contacted via email, letter or directly in person on most Sundays at Royden Park.