The North Norfolk Railway has staged the extremely popular Forties Weekend in mid-September for the past 26 years. During this time the event has grown in popularity with pre-pandemic visitor numbers reaching in the region of 40,000 over the weekend.

After being forced to cancel the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the North Norfolk Railway has decided to stage the Forties Weekend on the 18 and 19 September 2021 as a largely outdoor event with a slightly amended format. Click here for full details and to book.

We have very carefully assessed the safe and responsible deliverability of a 1940s Weekend this year and decided, with the health and safety of volunteers, staff, visitors, residents and local businesses at the forefront of considerations, that to go ahead in the same format as previous years would not be the right decision.

We have looked at all options and tried to come up with a workable plan to put on the weekend this year, but with our desire to keep our visitors and staff safe we have decided to limit the number of event tickets that we make available for sale this year. We hope that everyone will understand that this is entirely the right and responsible decision.

Due therefore to the limitations on event tickets we are unable to offer complimentary passes to previous attendees of the event. We respect and welcome the contribution of the Promenaders in helping our event grow over the years.

Public safety and the financial recovery of the railway is at the forefront of our planning this year and we hope everyone understands this was a difficult decision for us to make in the present climate.

This year, for completely understandable reasons, the towns of Sheringham and Holt decided not to participate in the same way as in previous years so there will not be any road closures, street entertainment, park & ride bus service into Sheringham or parades in Sheringham over the weekend. We hope however that shops in both towns will still take part by dressing their premises and staff, as they have in the past.

Tickets will ONLY be available to purchase for this event in advance. This will allow us to accurately monitor ticket sales and deliver a safe and enjoyable weekend for everyone. There will be no tickets on sale on the day. For full details and to book tickets see our Forties Weekend page.

We look forward to seeing friends old and new in September.

Please note that all train services and attractions are subject to amendment or cancellation without notice.

Please bear in mind that Government COVID-19 guidance could change at any point. This means it may be necessary to amend, cancel or reschedule this event at very short notice.

Ticket Prices

Adult            1 day            £30

Adult            2 day            £45

Senior          1 day            £25

Senior          2 day            £40

Child             1 day            £20

Child             2 day            £30

Family          1 day            £70

Family          2 day            £110

Dog              1 day            £3

Dog              2 day            £5

  • Family ticket covers up to 4 people but must include 1 adult and 1 child
  • No bikes permitted