Land Train Hire

Land Train Hire

If you are looking for land train hire you have come to the right place

Firstly we need to tell you what a land train is. A land train is a vehicle that is designed to look like a actual train that drives on a railway track, but the land train can drive on grass and on roads. The train is comprised of one steam engine that is powered with a diesel engine but is designed to look like the beautiful steam engines. Behind the the steam engine is 3 carriages each with 15 to 20 seats depending the size of the people, so with all 3 carriages that is a total of 45 to 60 seats. The train carriages are designed to look like the traditional train carriages and they also come with weather protectors so if the weather turns bad we can keep all the passengers riding the train dry. If needed the land train can also be used with just 1 or 2 carriages. Less carriages makes it easier for us to transport which makes it cheaper to hire. 

Some land trains out there for hire only have small engines and small wheels which gives them not enough power to pull the carriages up hills and also makes them need regular stops to help them cool down. At Eddy leisure we only hire the best high quality land trains with the correct sized engines and wheels needed, so no matter your route, grass our tarmac you can have peace of mind that our land trains can provide the service we have promised. 

Why hire a land train?

Land trains can be used for a range of different purposes for your event/venue. Below I have written a few ways you can use a land train. 

1. Land trains can be used to transport your guests from one part of your event to another. This can be very helpful for guests who struggle to walk around a large event. 

2.  Land trains can be used as a site-seeing transportation vehicle. If you have a large event you can plan a route for the land train, and with this route we can show your guests around your event or venue.

3. If the event car park is a long walk from the main entrance the land train can be used to transport some of your guests to your event and back to the car park. 

4. Land trains do not just have to be for events you can also hire them for site-seeing your venues. For example you could hire a land train to view across seasides, zoos, shopping centres and town centres. 

Obviously there are loads of other ways you can use a land train at your event and venues, above is just to give you a idea of a few options. 


Please see below some photos of one of the land trains we have available for hire.

We are having new land trains manufactured soon so if you are interested in different colors please let us know what colors you would prefer.

Land Train Cheap Quotes

When looking around for quotes for land trains please be careful of the cheap quotes out there. To achieve cheap quotes something has to be cut, for example maintenance costs so the rides are not kept to the best quality or it could be the salary of the staff and as they say if you pay peanuts you get monkeys. This all adds up to providing a poor service.

We hate to have to write this but we get customers if we can attend event at last minute as the company who quoted them the cheapest quote can not do the event or has not provide the services they promised. We would love to attend as many events as we can but when customers ask to hire our land trains last minute it is sometimes impossible for us to get ready for the event in time or we are already booked for another event. Please always book with a trusted supplier.

Eddy Leisure’s High Quality Land Train

All the Land trains Eddy Leisure provides is kept at a high standards, Tested annually and have £10 Million Public Liability Insurance. All staff are polite and trained to give a professional service. We will never promise we can do something if we can not do it. We attend a lot of events annually so this shows we must be good at what we do and pride the service we promise.

Land Train Hire

With the hire of the land train we will provide a trained and licensed driver for the driving of the train.We also provide a trained train conductor who will help all the passengers on and off the train and also they will ride on the back of the train to watch over all their passengers to make sure everyone is happy.

How long can you hire a land train for? You can hire a land train from a few hours to has long as you want. For a quote please contact us with the details of your event and we will give you the best quote we can do for your event.

The land trains are fully road legal, so let us know if this is something you are needing as to operate on the road a land train needs to require a Vehicle Special Order from the Department of Transport, if you can not do this, we can help arrange it for you.

Standard land train hire comes with 2 carriages that can hold 30 to 40 passengers but we can also add 1 extra carriage so the land train can carry 45 to 60 passengers if needed.

Delivery And Setup

The land train is transported on the back of a large transport vehicle, so when we arrive at the venue we will need enough space to park up and reverse the land train off the large transport vehicle.

Reversing the land train off the transport vehicle and preparing the land train for operation takes approx 60 minutes. If you are branding or advertising on the adverting signs on to top of the carriages you will need to add some extra time to the setup to install the branding or advertising.


The land train will be operated by our fully trained and licensed driver. The drive will also be accompanied by our trained train conductor at all times. The conductors job is to look after all the passengers and if you are wanting to charge the passengers the conductor can do this also. The conductors job is also to to sit on the back of the train to watch for kids and teenagers trying to jump on the train when in operating. At Eddy Leisure we take the safety of the public very seriously.

We will drive and operate the land train on the route we agreed before the event. We can arrange a site meeting before the event to help you plan a route you would like for use if needed.

Land Train Hire Cost

There is a number of things to consider when calculating the land train hire cost.

1. Length of operating time

The length of operating time is one of the big factors when calculating the cost. The standard hire times for land train hire is 6 hours hire and 8 hours hire but we can give you a quote for as many hours as you like.

The reason the length of time effects the total cost is because the staff are paid hourly so the longer the serving time the more we will have to pay our staff.

2. Time of day

The time of day effects the cost of the land train hire because if you are wanting us to operate past 10pm we will have to pay our staff extra for the unsociable hours. Also if the event is in to the early hours we might have to have over night accommodation for our staff.

3. Day Of The Week

The day of the week effects the cost as Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are the most in demand days so we will need to charge or going rates, but if your event is through the week we might be able to do the event cheaper for you.

4. Location

Location affects the hire cost as the more miles we have to travel to the event the more in will cost in fuel. We will also have to pay our driver staff for the extra time they spend traveling.

5. Number Of Carriages

The number of carriages affects the cost as we can transport the train and 2 carriages on 1 large transport vehicle. If you are wanting 3 carriages for your land train we will need another vehicle to transport the extra carriage.

6. Difficulty And Length Of The Route

The length of the route you would like us to drive affects the cost because the land train is powered by a diesel engine and the further we travel the more it will cost in fuel. The difficulty of the route effects the cost because if the route is has a lot of hills the land train will use more fuel as it will need more power to travel up the hill.

Contact us

If you are interested in the hiring the land train for your event please contact us for a quote.


Branding Opportunities

When hiring a land train with us you will also have the opportunity to advertise on the tops of the land train carriages. Adverting on the top of the carriages is a amazing way to advertise as the land train gets a lot of attention so it is very cost effective.

A lot of our clients like to get sponsorship to hire the land train and this can be done by offering the adverting space to your sponsor. This is a perfect way to cut the cost down of hiring the land train and sometimes depending on the amount sponsored you could even make a profit.


Frequently asked questions

land train Hire prices? As each event is different it is hard to give a cost, please tell us your event info and we will send you the best quote we can do for your event.

How long does the land train take to setup and take down? On average the land train can setup in approx 60 minuets but this depends on how difficult it is to get to the setup location. Extra time will be needed if you choose to brand or advertise on the top of the carriages to install the branding or advertising signs.

What is the minimum hire and maximum hire time of the land train? We do not have a minimum hire time or a maximum hire time so we can hire as short or as long as you like.

How fast does a land train travel? By the Department of Transport regulations Land Trains must only travel at 10mph on a Public Highway.

What powers the Land train? The land train is powered by a diesel car engine.

How many passengers can the land train carry? The land train can carry 30 to 40 people depending the size of the people with 2 carriages or 45 to 60 with 3 carriages.

Can a land train drive on the road? Yes all the Land Trains we supply are fully road legal. To operate on the road they do require a Vehicle Special Order from the Department of Transport. If you can not arrange this we can help you do so.

Can you collect fares for us? Yes, If you choose you would like to charge the passengers to ride the land train our train conductor can do this for you.

Do you supply staff to operate the land train? Yes the land train will be drove by our fully trained and licensed driver and we also supply a trained train conductor to help the passengers off and on the train.

Do you have public liability insurance for the land train? Yes the land train is fully insured and all the rides we supply have £10 million public liability insurance.

Is the land train annually tested? Yes all the land trains we supply have annual ADIPS tests and then we are given a Declaration of Operational Compliance (DOC) of an amusement device in accordance with Section D of HSG 175: Fairgrounds and amusement parks – Guidance on safe practice

Can the land train operate on grass? Yes the land train can operate on grass, tarmac and all types of surfaces.

Will the land train damage the grass? If the weather has been nice and the field is hard the land train will not damage the fields but if it has been raining a lot before your event we recommend driving on a harder surface.

Land Train Hire locations

We hire the land train in Bath. Bedfordshire. Berkshire. Birmingham. Bradford. Brighton and Hove. Bristol. Buckinghamshire. Cambridge. Cambridgeshire. Canterbury. Cardiff. Carlisle. Castleford. Cheshire. Chester. Chichester. Cornwall. Coventry. Cumberland. Derby. Derbyshire. Devon. Doncaster. Dorset. Durham. Durham. East Yorkshire. Ely. Essex. Exeter. Gloucester. Gloucestershire. Hampshire. Hereford. Herefordshire. Hertfordshire. Huntingdonshire. Kent. Kingston upon Hull. Lancashire. Lancaster. Leeds. Leicester. Leicestershire. Lichfield. Lincoln. Lincolnshire. Liverpool. London. Manchester. Middlesex. Milton Keynes. Monmouthshire. Newcastle upon Tyne. Norfolk. North Yorkshire. Northamptonshire. Northumberland. Norwich. Nottingham. Nottinghamshire. Oxford. Oxfordshire. Peterborough. Plymouth. Pontefract. Portsmouth. Preston. Reading. Ripon. Rutland. Salford. Salisbury. Sheffield. Shropshire. Somerset. South Yorkshire. Southampton. St Albans. Staffordshire. Stoke-on-Trent. Suffolk. Sunderland. Surrey. Sussex. Truro. Wakefield. Warrington. Warwickshire. Wells. West Yorkshire. Westminster. Westmorland. Wiltshire. Winchester. Wolverhampton. Worcester. Worcestershire. York. Yorkshire. This is just to name some but we cover all of the UK.