Cost of Hiring our Miniature Railway
Note: All fees can be reduced by 35% if rides at the event are charged at £1.50 per person. In this case £1 of each ride will also go to the organisers.
All single day events
Single day events will be charged a flat fee of £235 plus the following:
Any event that is beyond 20 miles will be additionally charged travelling expenses at 38p per mile.
Any event that is beyond 70 miles an accommodation charge of £50 per staff member will apply.
Staffing the event will be charged at £90 per person (max 3 staff). Staffing will be determined at time of booking, normally no more than 2 will be required at single day events.
Multi Day Events
As for single day events, plus the following:
Daily accommodation charge of £50 per staff member will apply. This will be waived if the event is less than 30 miles from our base.
In addition, if we are required to be away for more than 3 days, a daily charge of £50 will be added. The number of days we will require for an event will depend on how far we need to travel and when we can set up and break down, and will be determined at time of booking.
Staffing the event will be charged at £90 per person (max 3 staff) per event day. Staffing will be determined at time of booking, normally between 2 and 3 staff will be required at multi-day events.
Long Term Hire
We will be pleased to assist with any long term hire requirements. Please call to discuss.
How is the hire cost to be paid?
In all cases we would ask for a non-refundable deposit of 10% at the time of booking, with the balance payable after the event (30 day invoice terms). If passengers are being charged to ride, this charge is set by the organisers and collected by us (unless a reduction has been approved).
Charities, School Fetes etc.
We can arrange special rates for Charities, School Fetes etc. Please call to discuss.
Will you take bookings year round ?
We hope to. Unless the weather is forecast to be very stormy we should be able to operate in most weather conditions, but we would advise in the winter months that an indoor venue is chosen where possible, and in this case our battery/electric loco would be used.