All aboard 'THE OPTIMIST' this October Half Term

Day Trip


Double double toil and trouble: Spooktacular Halloween fun on 'THE OPTIMIST'

Fancy (dress) some spooky half term fun this Halloween? Then look no further...

Enjoy an atmospheric steam hauled trip on the NYMR’s Optimist service, travelling direct from Pickering to Whitby, dressed in your best fancy dress.

'The Optimist' is a pre-booked, steam-hauled, with limited capacity service. The train will depart from Pickering and travels directly to Whitby where you will be able to disembark and enjoy 2.45 hours exploring the Yorkshire Seaside Town before returning back to Pickering.

Two daily return services from Pickering to Whitby

Service 1
Departs Pickering at 09:20 and returns from Whitby at 14:00, allowing approx 3 hours in Whitby.

Service 2
Departs Pickering at 12:00 and returns from Whitby at 16:30, allow approx 2 hours 45 mins in Whitby.

--> Individual Ticket - £35pp
--> Duo Ticket - £70
(2 Adults/1 Adult & 1 Child)
--> Family - £72
(2 Adults & 2 Children)
--> Table - £140
(4 Adults)
-->Private Compartment - £150
(Max 6, Adult or Child) .
--> Dogs - £3.00

Covid-19 Control measures in place at the NYMR

> Advanced booking required. To help us maintain capacity we are asking all guests to book online in advance.
> Passengers will travel on the same train and have the same seats on both the outward and return journeys.
> Enhanced cleaning regimes.
> Hand Sanitiser Stations will be provided for you to use.
> Contactless payments for all refreshment and retail purchases.
> We will be asking our guests to maintain social distancing whilst using our facilities.
> Unfortunately, you will not be able to visit the following areas at this time: All Facilities at Levisham, Goathland and Grosmont.

Passenger responsibilities:

We ask for your cooperation and that you always follow Government advice and local mitigations at all times including:

>Wear a face covering/mask whilst moving around the railway and on the train. These may be removed whilst seated in a compartment.
>Wash Your Hands often and use the hand wash stations provided.
>Avoid touching your face.
>Observe social distancing.
If you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 we would ask you and members of your party or family group to not attend the railway.


Type Price
Tickets From £35 see website.


24/10/2020 - 01/11/2020

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