Enjoy a ride on an authentic steam train at the Moors Valley Railway.
Starting from Kingsmere Station you can travel along the banks of the Moors Lake and follow a double loop around the play area incorporating three tunnels, tight curves, inclines and a bridge, before stopping at Lakeside station. From there you can travel back alongside the lake, through a 4th tunnel and the goods yard before arriving back at Kingsmere Station. A return journey covers one mile and will take about 20 minutes.
At Kingsmere station you can visit the model railway shop and the railway buffet for drinks and snacks.
To date there are 19 steam and 2 diesel locomotives in use on the railway. The majority of the engines have been built here in the workshop at Moors Valley. All the steam trains are fuelled by coal.
If you have a specific enquiry concerning the railway or would like to make a group booking then please contact the railway direct 01425 471415.
For further information, please see the official Moors Valley Railway website.
Moors Valley Railway is open at weekends and during Dorset and Hampshire school holidays as well as every day from Spring Bank Holiday through to early September and from 27th December to the end of the Christmas holidays.
Trains run from 10.45am to 5.00pm (4.30pm in the winter).
(valid until mid May 2017)
Please note: At quiet times the Lakeside Station is not manned and therefore only round trips will be available. Group discounts are available, however groups of 20 people or more must book in advance.
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Now taking bookings for Christmas...
Don't miss this very special festive railway event. Ride from Lakeside station to visit Santa in his railway grotto at Kingsmere Station. Go to the Moors Valley Railway booking page to make your booking now.