Dare you ride the train of fright? This All Hallows Eve make your way to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway for a spooky evening under the cover of darkness.


Dress up in your best cunning costume, whether it's a witch, wizard, zombie or Dracula and lurk along the platform before boarding the ghost train. As the steam train tracks through the pitch dark woodland look out across the desolate countryside, is there anything out there watching you?

Back at Havenstreet Haven Falconry will be flying their birds under the moonlight, keep your eye on the sky!

Take the tricky trail to our Train Story Discovery Centre where more ghastly goings on and things that go bump in the night wait in the shadows. If you still have an appetite head to our refreshment room for special themed food and fill those bellies before treading the trail of the haunted woodland walk.

This year Fright Nights run on two separate evenings: Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October

Fright Nights are generally suitable for older children and adults - younger children may prefer our Wizard Week trains.

What’s on:

The highlights of the event

  • Ride our spooky train at night - book online to reserve your own compartment.
  • Explore our haunted woodland – if you dare!
  • Meet the owls at Haven Falconry
  • Scary stories in our Train Story Discovery Centre

To find out more and book visit the Isle Of Wight Steam Railway Website

Getting to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway 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