Birthday Parties and Special Occasions

At Silver Stream Railway we have as part of the train hauled by our heritage locomotives, a historic wooden carriage that is available for children’s birthday parties (in fact, almost any party) on the 1st and 3rd Sunday and selected public holidays (excluding special event days) from 11am to 1:15pm or, 1:45pm to 4pm.This carriage is attached to the train that runs over our 1.5kms of restored track, each journey taking approx 15 minutes departing our main station 2-3 times per hour.

Layout of the Birthday Carriage showing tables between the seats

The Carriage may also be hired by groups of adults, what a romantic Anniversary or birthday venue!


The charge for hiring the Carriage for any one of these two periods is $195 for the whole carriage of up to 28 people (all ages). If you wish to bring more people beyond the 28, then the entry for these people will be at our standard entry prices.

Bookings may be made by entering a booking enquiry here. A non refundable deposit of $75 will secure your booking. 


The carriage is arranged with table tops between some of the seats so that party food and refreshments may be presented. These may be removed to provide additional seating if required. The hirer at their cost provides all food and refreshments. The Birthday person where possible may be given a ride in the cab of the Locomotive being used on the day of the hire. The station master or Guard will be only too happy to arrange this on request. The birthday person receives a Free Silver Stream Railway Badge and postcard as a memento of their Birthday Party at Silver Stream Railway.

Inside the Birthday Carriage The Carriage is only available for the periods of hire but the party participants may wish to stay on site as they wish until closing time at 4pm at no additional cost.


Hirers may decorate the carriage as required. However it is not possible to permit lighted candles in the carriage for safety reasons but you are most welcome to use the station building or platform tables for cake cutting ceremonies.

Safety & Conditions of Hire

We ask that all passengers and guests show responsibility towards every aspect of safety as this is an operating railway with the dangers associated with such an operation. Leaning out of windows and standing on the open vestibules etc is not permitted.

For safety reasons, no more than 28 people can be accommodated in the carriage. The recommended ratio of adults is one adult to four children when riding in the Birthday Carriage.

At the end of your party the carriage is to be left in a tidy condition. Cleaning equipment is provided for this.

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