This is a miniature railway operating steam, petrol, diesel hydraulic and electric locomotives. The line is the longest 71/4” gauge railway in Ireland. A new extension allows a variety of routes, providing an interesting journey of approx 12 minutes. The railway captures the atmosphere of a full sized railway. There is a station, signal cabin, engine and coach sheds, community events, bridges, cuttings, tunnel and a level crossing. It's a great adventure.

Ramped access to platform & toilets.
One coach which will accommodate a wheelchair user and carer.
The railway can be hired for private parties, celebration or fun events. A portable track is available for hire to provide train rides at the fairs and community events within the area.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

April 6th 13th Easter Sun 20th 21st and 22nd
May 4th and 5th. Sunday 19th.
June Sun 1st. 15th and 29th.
July. Each Sunday of the month until the end of September, and In July and August during school holidays,the railway is open every Wednesday.
July 2nd. 6th.9th.13th.14th 16th. 20th. 23rd.27th.30th.
August. 3rd. 6th. Sat 9th.10th.13th. 17th. 20th. 24th. 27th. 31st.
September. 7th. 14th. .21st.
November 2nd Halloween Ghost Trains.
December. 7th. 14th. 21st. Santa Specials 12.00 pm until 4.00pm each day.
January. 2015 Thursday


Adult £2.50, child £2.00 per ride, £15.00 for family ticket giving
4 adult and 4 child rides. Santa trains including seeing Santa and a present are more expensive for the child. Cash only/ No credit/debit cards.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

From Newtownards, follow the road signs to Millisle (B172) until a brown tourist sign directs you left at the junction for Upper Gransha Road. The railway is 100 meters on the right.
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Contact Details

Upper Gransha Road, Donaghadee
Co Down
BT21 0LZ

Tel: (028) 9145 3563
Alt: (028) 9066 5794