Alice the little Welsh engine

 Croeso, welcome to the award winning Bala Lake Railway 
"Home of Alice the Little Welsh Engine"   

Click here to book your tickets onlineBala Lake Railway - 2017 Special Events

Alice the Little Welsh Engine Day - July 29th

Come along and meet “Alice the Little Welsh Engine” from Pauline Hazelwood’s beautiful childrens' books.

 Pauline the author will be at Llanuwchllyn station reading some of the stories, demonstrating how she draws the characters and involving the children in activities as well as signing books.

Find out more about these great little books at

Alice the Little Welsh Engine Activity Book

‘Alice’ will be giving rides at Llanuwchllyn station in the special Dinorwic Quarry carriage that was once used by royal visitors and shunting slate wagons just like she did in the quarry.

‘Alice’ will also be double-heading the last train of the day, which departs Llanuwchllyn at 3:55pm.

Activities start at 10:30am and finish at 3:45pm.

Normal train fares apply for rides - with all additional activities included. Entry to Llanuwchllyn station will be £1 per person for anyone without a ticket (refundable against purchase of tickets).

Alice the Little Welsh Engine

Our Blue timetable with trains departing Llanuwchllyn at 11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:20pm and 3:55pm will be in operation.

Barbeque Specials - August 3rd, 10th & 17th

A very pleasant way to spend the evening on a return journey by steam departing Llanuwchllyn at 6:30pm.

Stop for a barbeque at Llangower and watch the sun going down across the lake.

Pre-booking is required.

Join us for an evening outing by steam train along the full length of the railway, with an extended stop by the lake on the return journey to enjoy a fresh burger or a hot dog.

Tickets for the train journey are £8 for Adults and £3 for children and are available now.

The train ticket does not include the cost of food which can be ordered on the day. (Burger or hotdog served with relish and salad are £5.00, and vegetarian option is also available)

Steam Gala - August 25th to 28th

We're celebrating George B's first season back in service with a steam gala where she will be joined by all our other engines in steam.

We are planning a busy timetable featuring lots of activity, passenger and demonstration freight trains.

Further details will be published here closer to the event, but get the dates into your diaries now!!!

Halloween Trains - October 28th & 31st

Be Prepared to be Scared!!!

We will be running these very popular trains again in 2017.

Our Halloween Trains will depart from Llanuwchllyn at 5.00 and 6.00, please note that it is not possible to board these trains at any other station.

Online booking will be available nearer the time of the event.

Spooky happenings in the signal box Aaarrrrgghhhhh - A skeleton is rising from the ground

Santa's Annual Visit - December 9th & 10th

The Bala Lake Railway is pleased to announce that Santa Claus has accepted our invitation to visit Llanuwchllyn on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2017.

Trains will be hauled by two of our steam locomotives, suitably decorated. All trains will depart from Llanuwchllyn Station on a journey down the line to Santa’s grotto where the children will meet Santa and receive a gift.

Online booking will be available nearer the time of the event.