Surrey‘s Bear Creek Park has a miniature train that runs throughout the summer. It also offers special train ride events at Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
Bear Creek Miniature Train Rides
For information about the miniature train attraction, including its hours of operation and prices, see below. To jump directly to information about holiday train rides during specific seasons, click any of the following:
- Easter Trains
- Halloween Trains (Halloween Pumpkin Express and Haunted Forest Scream Train)
- Christmas Trains
About the Park and Trains
Bear Creek Park is an exceptional city park located at 13750-88th Avenue just a short walk from the Surrey Art Gallery.
Bear Creek offers numerous things to do including mini golf, swimming in the summer, trails to explore and a playground and water park for children to play at.
One of the highlights of the park, especially for young families, is the miniature train. The railway attraction is owned by a private company started in 1996 that brought the trains from England and leases the space, including the adjoining 18-hole mini-golf course, from the City of Surrey.
Train Schedule Times & Prices
Surrey’s miniature train at Bear Creek Park operates most years over the Easter Long Weekend, daily from mid-February until the end of September, throughout most of October for Halloween, and over the Christmas season from early December until the beginning of January.
Miniature Train Prices
Regular prices for trains on non-special event days in 2017, including taxes, were $5.25 for adults, $4.75 for children (ages 2 to 12), and half price for people taking a second ride on the same day.
Mini golf prices in 2017 on regular days were $8 for adults, $7 for youth (ages 13-18) and $6 for seniors (ages 60+) and children (ages 2 to 12).
From the beginning of April until the end of September, Train & Golf Combo passes are also available. They are good for one train ride plus one round of mini golf and cost around $11 for adults, $10 for youth and $9 for children.
The above are all prices for train rides and mini golf days on non-special event days. Train rides at Easter, Halloween and Christmas are generally more (as they involve more) and are listed below along with further information about each holiday theme.
Spring Season Train Schedule
Miniature trains at Bear Creek Park typically run from mid-February until the end of May. During this period trains operate on weekends only in February, and from March until May daily between 10 am and 4:45 pm on non-rainy days.
Summer Season Train Schedule
The trains at Bear Creek Park operate daily in June and on weekdays in both July and August from 10 am until 4:45 pm. Trains also run on weekends between 10 in the morning and 6:45 pm in July and August, and then again from 10 am until 4:45 pm in September.
Easter Trains in Surrey
Holiday-themed trains run each year over the Easter Long Weekend. During this time the Surrey miniature train attraction runs rain or shine from around 10 am until 5 pm and offers special extra activities including crafts, egg hunts and visits with the Easter Bunny. This is a popular event and costs about $10 per person.
Click Bear Creek Easter Trains for more information.
Halloween Trains in Surrey
There are two kinds of Halloween trains in Surrey during the month of October – the fun and young-child-friendly Halloween Pumpkin Express during the day and the super freaky Halloween Scream Train designed for older folk at night.
Halloween Pumpkin Express
The Halloween Pumpkin Express train is a child-friendly ride that starts up around the second week of October and continues until Halloween. It runs rain or shine from 10 am until 4:30 pm and includes craft activities and a Halloween treat and mini pumpkin for each child.
In 2017 the Halloween Pumpkin Express runs from Saturday, October 7, until Tuesday, October 31st.
The train route for the Halloween Pumpkin Express is decorated with Halloween scenes and characters, but nothing overly gruesome or ghastly.
The cost for the Halloween Pumpkin Express is about $11 per person age 2 and older (including taxes) and the attraction is recommended for younger folk and their parents.
Click Halloween Pumpkin Express for more information.
Haunted Forest Scream Train
Whereas the Halloween Pumpkin Express appeals to young children, their parents and exceptionally timid folk, the Haunted Forest Scream Train is designed to genuinely freak people out! It starts up a week later than the Halloween Pumpkin Express, but runs at night, in the dark, from 6:30 to 10:00 pm daily.
In 2017 the Haunted Forest Scream Train runs from Saturday, October 13, until Tuesday, October 31st.
The Haunted Forest Scream Train runs along the same forested track as the Halloween Pumpkin Express, but the scenes are gorier, the sounds are spookier and there are more creepy characters including many that are real, run around, jump out at people and sometimes even have chainsaws!
The cost for the Haunted Forest Scream Train is $12 per person and it’s highly recommend for people who enjoy getting freaked out!
Click Bear Creek Halloween Trains for more information.
For a list of other Halloween venues suitable for children, click Halloween Activities for Children.
Christmas Trains in Surrey
Surrey’s Christmas train runs from around the second week of December until the first day or two of January. It’s a wonderful place to take the family and enjoy Christmas scenes, festive music, holiday crafts, visits with Santa and a tour through the forest on the train.
The Christmas train costs about $10 per person age 2 and older. Admission includes visits with Santa (on days and at times when he’s scheduled to be there), as well as crafts, a candy cane for kids and a train ride through the forest with all its Christmas decorations.
For more information click Bear Creek Christmas Train.
Below is a list of tips and other general information that’s good to know.
- All children ages 12 and under must be accompanied on the trains by an adult.
- Beer Creek is an exceptional park. While you’re in the area, go for a stroll and explore!
- Don’t take young children or especially timid people on the Haunted Forest Scream Train. It’s really scary and they won’t be able to sleep afterwards.
For more information about the train rides and miniature golf at Bear Creek Park, click Surrey Miniature Train.
For a similar attraction, check out the Stanley Park Miniature Train.