In a puff of steam it’s Wickedly Wonderful Halloween Fun during October Half Term! It may be spooky ... It might be scary ... But it’s Halloween fun for all the family.


Witches, wizards and ghouls are getting ready to take over Havenstreet this Halloween.

Head to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway for a little bit of halloween magic from a real-life magician, conjuring up some tricks and treats with help from some of the friendly Havenstreet Witches. Will you become an apprentice and help with the spooky spells?

Watch the Haven Falconry birds of prey swoop and dive during their display and spot the owls to make it a truly halloween-y experience. Greg Chapman will be in the Station Yard to tell you all the terrible tales and mesmerise you with illusions.

After take the treasure hunt trail around the grounds before boarding the wickedly wonderful steam train where you'll find a crafty witch handing out treats, (and tricks of course) for you to enjoy during your journey through the haunted woodland.

Steam trains are running throughout the day from 10.15am until 5pm. Book online to reserve your exclusive compartment on the train for you and your family - you'll even save money too by booking online.

Step back to a bygone era when steam power was the order of the day. 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.

Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and discover an idyllic view of the Island's unspoilt countryside ... or hop off at one of our stations and just watch the trains go by. Keep an eye out for a red squirrel or deer darting away from the train as you pass through ancient woodland.

What’s on:

  • Take the opportunity for a train ride Lots of family-friendly activities around the station
  • Tickets include entry to the Train Story Discovery Centre
  • Free falconry display at 11:40 and 13:40


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