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Moors Valley Railway

Moors Valley Railway

Enjoy a ride on an authentic steam train at the Moors Valley Railway.

Updated 1 December 2020

Moors Valley Railway Re-opening

Following the announcement that we will return to a tiered system of restrictions from the 2nd of December, we are delighted to announce that Moors Valley Railway will re-open on the 5th of December 2020.

Trains will be running return journeys from Lakeside only, 10.45-4pm at weekends, and weekdays between 27th December and New Years Day (open 10.45am-3pm New Years Eve). Kingsmere Kiosk will be open for hot drinks and light refreshments only. Click to find out more about Christmas at Moors Valley.

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 the experience will take about 20 minutes, including the time to embark and disembark.

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 fueled 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.

2020 Opening Times

  • Open every weekend and daily during school holidays
  • Daily during February half term – 17 to 21 February
  • Daily during Easter holidays – 6 to 17 April
  • Daily during May half term – 25 to 29 May
  • Daily from 1 June to 11 September
  • Daily during October half term – 26 to 30 October
    and from 21 December to 1 January 2021 (Closing times for Christmas hols and New Year TBC)
  • Midweek term time sessions available for group bookings by arrangement, call for details of availability

Moors Valley Railway will be open from the following times:

  • January – 10.45-4pm
  • February – 10.45-4.30pm
  • March – September – 10.45-5pm
  • October-December – 10.45-4.30pm
  • Christmas holidays – 10.45-4pm

Ticket Prices

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.

Gift vouchers are available. Please ask at Kingsmere Station or call the railway on 01425 471415.
Children’s birthday parties are also available.

AdultChild (2 to 15 yrs)
Day Rover£9.95£6.95

Footplate Experience

Have you always wanted to drive a steam engine? Our Footplate Experience Course is perfect.
A one day course on preparing and driving a steam locomotive with lunch and refreshments included, as well as a special train ride for up to six guests.
The course costs £180 per person, or receive a 10% discount when two people book together. Minimum age 18 yrs.
For more information or to book, call the Railway Shop on 01425 471415 or email