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.
Seats on the railway carriages must be straddled. Staff are on hand to assist someone in and out of a railway carriage. Please speak to the railway direct to find out about the suitability of the carriages but unfortunately the railway cannot accommodate a wheelchair. Pushchairs and wheelchairs can be left on the station platform.
Steam locomotives emit smoke, steam and ash and also have loud whistles.
For further information about the railway, engines and carriages, please see the official Moors Valley Railway website.
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.
2017 opening times
- Open weekends between January and May
- Daily during February half term – 11 to 26 February
and Easter holidays – 8 to 23 April
- Daily from 27 May to 10 September
- Weekends from September to 17 December
- Daily during October half term – 21 to 29 October
and from 27 December to 3 January 2018
- Midweek term time sessions available by arrangement, call for details of availability
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.
Both stations accept payment by cash or credit/debit card.
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