Now in its 46th year, the Island Steam Show is back for another action-packed year. It's the bank holiday event on the Island with bundles of fun and explosive acts in the main arena.


Enjoy a fabulous collection of vintage transport, traditional fairground, live entertainment, plus steam trains running on the line. Get set to cheer and be amazed by amazing entertainment, head to the comedy and entertainment stage for amusing and interesting acts before wandering down to the woodland for live music in the woods.

Be amazed by working traction engines, farm vehicles, military vehicles and more as you take in the site all before taking a ride aboard one of our vintage steam trains.

Little ones will be kept busy with traditional games such as coconut shys and hook the duck and a ride on the steam powered gallopers will be a treat for big and little kids.

Refuel at one of the onsite refreshments kiosks or cool down with an ice cream, there's even a real ale bar to keep dad happy.

Steam trains are running throughout the day. Book online to reserve your exclusive compartment on the train for you and your family - you'll even save money too by booking online.

Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and discover an idyllic view of the Island's unspoilt countryside. Thrill to the sight and sound of powerful majestic steam engines and breathe in the evocative smells of a real steam railway. Soak-up the rhythm of quiet rural stations while enjoying the friendliness of traditionally uniformed staff.

What’s on:

  • Take the opportunity for a train ride – book online for the best price and to reserve your own compartment.
  • Live entertainment in the main arena and entertainment stage
  • A fabulous selection of traction engines and vintage vehicles
  • Tickets include entry to the Train Story Discovery Centre


To find out more and book tickets visit The Isle of Wight Steam Railway webpage.

Getting to the Island Steam Show is easy from Southampton.

By car - catch the hourly car ferry to East Cowes and then head south on Dover Road. Follow the A3021, Park Road, Briddlesford Road, and then turn left into Combley Road. The journey will take about 13 minutes.

On foot - catch the Red Jet to West Cowes. From here, Southern Vectis operate frequent buses (service 1) to Newport where you can change at the bus station for service 9, alighting at Wootton station. From here you catch a train to Havenstreet station. Taxis are also available outside the West Cowes Red Jet terminal. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise - they will pick you-up from the Red Jet if you tell them your arrival time.

Address: Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS