Things to do - On Our Doorstep Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway Lakeside Country Park, Wide Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5PE 023 8061 2020 www.steamtrain.co.uk The Railway runs every weekend throughout the year and all school holidays from 10am - 4.30pm. The ride of 1 ¼ miles with a break at Monks Brook Halt for children’s play area and picnic tables. The fare is £2.50 for children, £3.50 for adults, children under two years of age travel free. Our tunnel has been extended to 355 feet (108 metres) and is now the longest Miniature Railway tunnel in Britain. Day out with Thomas is held three times a year. Check our website for full details. Santa Specials are the last two weekends before Christmas, you can book online for these events. Along with other special events the railway offers Footplate Experience, a one day course on how to prepare and drive a locomotive. The courses start at 9am and finishes at 4pm. The cost is £180.00 on a one to one basis, or bring a friend for £210.00 for two people. The price includes inviting your family and friends at 2.30pm to have a ride, with you driving. Free parking. Open: Every weekend and all school holidays.