Whilst it is impossible to predict the impact of Covid-19 on our openings, our working assumption is that some Covid regulations will continue through July 2021.
The Barnards gardens will be opening on Thursdays from 22nd April till the end of August.
Our plans are for the railway to be open on the Thursdays during the school holidays
It is important to note that all garden visits must be pre-booked and payable via the National Garden Scheme App or NGS Website
Except for the September Sunday opening, we are not planning to offer catering: the barn will not be open, and the car museum will not be accessible.
Unfortunately all of our events will be subject to any Covid-19 restrictions obtaining at the time. Please go to our websites: www.barnardsminiaturerailway.eu and or www.barnardsfarm.eu to check.
The railway will normally be operating every Thursday during the school holidays (Thursday 22nd June – Thursday 26th August) and on Sunday June 27th and September 5th. The route is currently a round trip from Burtonshaw Station, passing Pardoe Lane before travelling around the Belvedere (not stopping at the station) and back to Burtonshaw Station. The ticket price for his journey will be £5 per head (age 3 and upwards) on the day. Contactless payments only, we are unable to accept cash/cheque. The round trip railway tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis and are not pre-bookable.
13th and 14th November
If Covid allows join the Winter Lights Express Train and see the trackside, the Belvedere and the Sitooterie lit up. Floar a candle on the lake in aid of the Children’s Society and hopefully join us in the barn for refreshments afterwards.
11th, 12th, 18th and 19th December
Again subject to Covid the Barnards Miniature Railway is once again running its popular Santa Express Trains. Father Christmas will be handing out presents to good girls and boys. Good mums and dads can hopefully get refreshments in the barn. Advanced bookings is required at santaexpress.eu.
If due to Covid the Barn cannot be used, the event might be cancelled.