Charter & Experiences

We provide a variety of school, group, birthday parties and courses throughout the year.

School Visits

The Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway welcomes many schools each year.

What is included in a school visit?

  • Reserved seats on the train to the time of your choice
  • Opportunity for the children to watch the locomotive run round at Cleethorpes Kingsway and Humberston
  • A chance to learn how a locomotive works
  • Facilities including toilets and eating areas

The following optional extras can be added onto the standard package*

  • Ice Cream/Lollies for staff and children
  • Lunches for staff and children

*some additional extras incur an extra charge

How to Book?

Please call the office with your requirements on
01472 604657.

Group Visits

As the No.1 visitor attraction in North East Lincolnshire, we welcome throughout the year a variety of group and coach parties.

Whether you are a tour or coach operator, special interest group, or you are planning to visit us with friends and family, we can cater to suit you.

Driver incentives are also available.

Take a scenic 4-mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train or try a drink in the smallest pub on the planet, we can offer a range of group discounts and special arrangements for group and coach parties.

To discuss your requirements and for more information, please contact us.

Birthday Parties

We will ensure that we host the perfect party, catered to your needs, with special help from our experienced party hosts.

Once all the party guests have arrived, our party hosts will entertain with games such as pass the parcel, musical statues and other various party games. Then guests will be led out onto the platform to be welcomed by the locomotive ready for their Birthday Special express. The full line return journey will last for approximately 45 minutes.

Once the train ride is over, there will be chances for photo opportunities with the locomotive before heading over to the party room and the Platform One Cafe for the desired choice of food (hot or cold).

  • Meet at Lakeside Station, the home of the birthday experience
  • Party Food for the children which can be sitting down with buffet type food or hot food
  • Party games
  • Full line return journey hauled by a Birthday Special locomotive

– Tea or coffee and biscuits


A minimum of 10 children per party. 2 Adults attend free.

£25.00 deposit on booking party.

For further details, please download a copy of our Birthday Party Brochure.


  • Party Bags – £2.00 each
  • Birthday Cake – price on application

Standard Themed Party Choices*

  • Frozen
  • Peppa Pig
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • Marvel Superhero

* We can also provide other themes as required

Driver Experience Courses

Ever wondered what it would be like to drive a steam locomotive?

Enrol on our popular driver experience courses today!

We offer experiences ranging from one hour to all day courses! There will be one on one tuition throughout this experience with our expert driver. Courses start at £75.00.

We offer three different course options: One hour, two hours or all day.

Age requirement (21 and over)

Please note that this excludes special event days and bank holiday weekends.

1 Hour

One hour courses include being taught the basics of a steam locomotive before being taken out on the locomotive for a return journey.


This course is priced at £75.00


2 Hour

Our Two-hour courses include everything that our 1-hour course and an extra return journey behind the regulator.


This course is £125.00


All Day

All day courses include prepping the engine in the morning, a guided tour, gifted souvenir, lunch and the opportunity to put the locomotive to bed after service. The all-day course also includes the opportunity for family and friends to visit in the afternoon for a full line return journey!


This experience is £200.00

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