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Moors Valley Railway

Moors Valley Railway

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

2021 Opening Dates

  • Open every weekend
  • Open weekdays and weekends on the below dates:
    • Dorset February half term – 15 to 19 February
    • Dorset Easter holidays – 2 to 16 April
    • Dorset May half term – 31 May to 4 June
    • 6 June to 3 September
    • Dorset October half term – 25 to 29 October
    • 21 December 2021 to 1 January 2022

Midweek term time sessions available for group bookings by arrangement, call for details of availability

2021 Opening Times

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 and New Year – To be confirmed

COVID-19 Guidance

We’re closely following official guidance and any further updates will be added to our website when restrictions change.

The below measures have been put in place to ensure staff and visitor safety.
  • We are operating return journeys only from Lakeside Station
  • Single journeys will not be available and you will not be able to break your journey at Kingsmere Station
  • Tickets, ice cream, and cold drinks can be purchased from the kiosk at Lakeside station. We encourage contactless payment where possible
  • On the train, you will be seated one household or bubble per coach
  • Please use hand sanitiser before and after your journey
  • Kingsmere Kiosk will be reopening for you to purchase hot and cold drinks, New Forest Ice Cream, and other light snacks.

Moors Valley Railway

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.

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.

AdultChild (2 to 15 yrs)

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