North York Moors Railway – Harry Potter Family Fun
25th to 27th August
The summer holidays are almost over but you can still enjoy a day out filled with thrills and family fun on the railway!
Travel along our 24 mile scenic journey and encounter walks, wildlife, beaches and more! PLUS, there’ll be something a little bit magical going on in Goathland…
Be sure to stop at Goathland Station where we will be joined by the North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey team and their live display of owl species, which are the same as those that appear in the first Harry Potter film. Learn more about your favourite character’s feathered friends from the team, before turning yourself into your favourite Witch or Wizard! You will have the opportunity to dress up in a themed wig and cloak and your photograph taken with the owl of your choice against a themed backdrop (a small donation will be taken to go towards the NYMR’s Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey appeal.)
Your day out doesn’t have to be in just one place – all of our day return tickets are ‘hop on, hope off’ so make the most of it and explore all of the station stops along the line: Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era. Let off Steam at Levisham and explore the heart of the North York Moors National Park! A must-see is the celebrity station, Goathland, which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film. Explore Grosmont Station which is home to the operating and engineering world of the NYMR. If you are lucky you might be able to catch a sneaky peak at the work taking place on our engines! Visit Whitby with its narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey.