Public Running Days at Ashton Court 2022

  • PROGRAMME FOR 2022

The Ashton Court Miniature Railway reopens Sunday 27th March 2022 

 The Bristol Model Engineers are pleased to announce the public running dates at the Ashton Court Railway for 2022.

 March:    Sunday 27th

April:       Sunday 3rd,  Sunday 17th,  Monday 18th

May:        Sunday 1st,  Monday 2nd,  Sunday 15th,  Sunday  22nd    

June:       Sunday 12th,  Sunday 19th

July:         Sunday 3rd,  Sunday 10th,  Sunday 24th,  Sunday 31st   

August:    Sunday 21st,  Sunday 28th,  Monday 29th

September:  Sunday 11th,  Sunday 18th

October:       Sunday 2nd,  Sunday 23rd,  Sunday 30th

 Please follow our Facebook page for further updates, and read all of the below information before your visit. 

These dates are however subject to the weather (as always), the availability of volunteers and we also reserve the right to suspend or amend operations if the government reintroduces any Covid-19 regulations or advice. 

 The railway will be open from 12.00hrs until 17.00hrs with the exception of October 30th 2022 when the railway will close at 16.00hrs. We may have to close the queue a little earlier to avoid any disappointments if many people are waiting. 

 * What’s different this year? 

 We need to avoid overcrowding within the railway site so that we can all have a happy and safe afternoon. 

 Anyone showing or experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19 MUST NOT come to the site or ride the railway. 

 A one-way route into and out of the site, and to and from the trains, will be in operation. Please queue outside the ticket office, and along the boundary fence of the railway enclosure. 

 Tickets will cost £1.50 each, or 5 for £6.50. Multiple tickets may be purchased, cash and cards are accepted. 

 We are running trains on both our railways: On the raised track railway there is usually only space for one household per train and on the ground level one household per carriage will be the norm. Railway volunteers will give guidance on which carriages can be used in order to avoid overcrowding.  

 Railway volunteers will also wipe down the carriages periodically throughout the day.  

 * What about parking? 

Please remember that parking at Ashton Court is controlled by Bristol City Council, and visitors will need to pay and display. Only members of the Bristol Society of Model & Experimental Engineers are permitted to park their vehicles in the area immediately adjacent to the railway. 

2022 running dates.
 
Subject to COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS
 
Public Running Calendar 2022    
27th MarchSunday1st Public running dayMothers Day - Summer time starts
3rd AprilSunday2nd Public running day
17th AprilSunday3rd Public running dayEaster Sunday
18th AprilMonday4th Public running dayBank Holiday
1st MaySunday5th Public running day
2nd MayMonday6th Public running dayBank Holiday
15th MaySunday7th Public running day
22nd MaySunday8th Public running day
12th JuneSunday9th Public running day
19th JuneSunday10th Public running dayFathers Day
3rd JulySunday11th Public running day
10th JulySunday12th Public running day
24th JulySunday13th Public running daySchools Holidays start
31st JulySunday14h Public running day
21st AugustSunday15th Public running day
28th AugustSunday16th Public running day
29th AugustMonday17th Public running dayBank Holiday
11th SeptemberSunday18th Public running day
18th SeptemberSunday19th Public running day
2nd OctoberSunday20th Public running day
23rd OctoberSunday21st Public running day
30th OctoberSundayFinal Public running dayHalloween - Summer time ends
4th DecemberSundaySanta Special
 
Please remember that parking arrangements at the railway have changed. Parking at Ashton Court is controlled by Bristol City Council, and visitors will need to pay and display. Only members of the Bristol Society of Model & Experimental Engineers are permitted to park their vehicles in the area adjacent to the railway.

We look forward to seeing you.  Toot Toot!

[If in doubt phone 0117 946 7110 on the day]