A Pirate Adventure – Rathwood Train Review

We’ve had the pleasure of going on some Rathwood Train events before. Little Bo Peep and Cinderella.

When I heard they were doing a Halloween Train with a Pirate Adventure theme I couldn’t wait to go. Treasure Island was one of my favourite books as a child, and Buddy used to watch Jake and The Neverland Pirates over and over and over and over (you get the idea) again!

With the weather forecast being a bit iffy we abandoned plans for fancy dress and wrapped up warm.

Upon arrival we checked in and joined the group waiting for the train. We’d timed our arrival perfectly and before long a pirate burst into the room.

Little Miss OMG hid behind my knees and whispered. “That man is shouting!”

The scene set it was time to get on the train and search for the pirates treasure.


Off we went into the woods. There was much delight when we saw Santa’s Reindeer!

After a few minutes on the train we stopped and ventured into the woods. Suddenly there was shouting and another altogether scarier pirate appeared.

We chased him away into the woods and hopped back on the train.

Our friendly pirate guide hopped into our carriage with us. Which was a bit much for Little Miss OMG to take. Not even a high five or fist bump from the pirate got her to crack a smile.


There was much excitement when we found the pirates ship and treasure! A battle ensued, there was smoke, music and sword fighting. We watched with bated breath from the safety of the train.

The fight over we headed back to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin to carve.


A lovely cup of hot chocolate in the restaurant and we headed home, laden with pirate treasure and our pumpkins.

For something a bit different to do with the kids this is well worth the price. Even though she was a wee bit scared Little Miss OMG thoroughly enjoyed the day, and hasn’t stopped talking about pirate treasure.

We were admitted free of charge to the event in exchange for an honest opinion. All photo’s and views are my own and are no way influenced by the fact we were not paying to attend the event. For full details of disclosure statement click here.

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