Book your birthday party

Kids young and old alike love having their birthday at Silver Stream Railway! Please enter your booking enquiry using the form below. It pays to book early as demand it quite heavy at certain times of the year. Please note that submission of this form does not constitute an actual booking. Please allow 2-3 days for an reply.

We will be in touch with you in the days ahead to confirm the booking or suggest an alternative.

Cost: $195 for the hire of the full carriage. A $75 non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking.
Length: 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Answers to common questions

Q. Does your train move. How often does it go?
A. Yes! The locomotive and train are fully restored and running vehicles. The train leaves once every 20-25 minutes with the return trip taking around 15-20 minutes and you can ride as many times as you like during the hire period.

Q. I have over 28 people. Is that ok?
A. The birthday hire covers 28 people which is the maximum number that can be accommodated in the carriage at any one time. Extras may be paid for at the standard ticket prices and be substituted on and off the carriage.

Q. Can we come early to set up?
A. No. The booking starts at the time selected, although you do have 2hour 15min, so the extra time can be used to set up.

Q. Do you require a deposit? When do I pay?
A. Yes we require a non refundable $75 deposit to secure your booking. The balance is paid on the day of hire in the station building.

Q. Where do we light the candles on the birthday cake?
A. We do not allow naked flames in the carriage. Candles may be lit on the platform or under the station canopy.

Q. Is the carriage available on days other than the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month?
A. No, however we do offer charters outside this time, please check our Charters page for more information


Please enter your booking enquiry using the form below: Please check the answers to questions above before submitting as the answer to your question may already be covered. The form will take a few seconds to process, please be patient.

The operating days when the carriages is avaliable for 2020 is as follows:

February 2nd and 16th (11:00-1:15 slot only)

March 15th

April 5th and 19th

May 3rd and 17th

The birthday carriage will be out of service for maintenance over the winter months.

September  20th

October 4th and 18th

November 1st and 15th



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