News & Events Events Harry Potter Family Fun 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 Harry Potter films. 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 Hogwarts-style backdrop (a small donation will be taken in exchange for the themed photo opportunities, the proceeds of which will be donated 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. Book Now Timetable: Saturday 25 August: Gold Timetable Sunday 26 August: Silver Timetable Monday 27 August: Gold Timetable Please inform the Guard if you wish to alight at Newtondale Halt as this is a request stop; give a clear hand-signal to the Driver if you wish to board. D - Scheduled to be diesel hauled; on occasion this service may be substituted for a steam locomotive. S/D - Steam hauled between Grosmont and Whitby / Diesel hauled between Pickering and Grosmont. P - On certain dates as advertised steam hauled Pullman Dining Service with limited ordinary seating accommodation; normal train on other dates.