Special Events 2018    

Railway Open Weekend is an opportunity to see behind the scenes in areas not
normally open to the public. Visitors also have the chance to be a ‘Driver for a
Fiver’ on one of our steam engines.

Visiting Locomotives Weekend offers the opportunity for engines across the
country to visit Moors Valley Railway, operating both passenger and freight
trains. Come and ride behind different engines throughout the day!

Our biggest event of the year is the Grand Summer Steam Gala, where all 
available locomotives will be in steam, in addition to visiting traction engines,
classic cars, a tractor driven saw bench and lots of other exhibits.

Come and see model railways of different gauges at the Model Railway Weekend.
Perhaps you will get some ideas for your own model railway – our model shop
offers a selection of both starter sets and accessories to suit everyone.
We hope you will also have a ride on the railway!

There will be lots of action on the railway during the Tinkerbell 50 event!
Tinkerbell celebrates her 50th birthday with sister locos (Talos, Susan Jane, Sir
Robert, Adam & Gurkha) also commemorating their 40th birthdays! They will be
joined by more than 15 visiting engines to celebrate, pulling both passenger and
freight trains. Rover Tickets will allow passengers access to special service trains.

The Santa Specials are our very popular last event of the year and early
advanced booking is essential. Ride on the train to visit Father Christmas in
his  Railway Grotto, followed by festive refreshments and presents for
everyone! Hot chestnuts roasting and Christmas music all help to create a
wonderful  Christmassy atmosphere! 

Have a peek behind the scenes at areas not
normally accessible to the public to really see how the
railway works! Our popular ‘Driver for a Fiver’ will also be returning - have a go at driving one of our steam engines!

  Sat 17th & Sun 18th March
Visiting engines come to run alongside our
own locomotives for a weekend of fun!
  Sat 5th & Sun 6th May
The biggest railway event of the year! Steam engines, traction engines, classic cars, tractors & more!
  Sat 9th & Sun 10th June
Lots of layouts to see in a range of gauges!
Perfect for the enthusiast or the beginner.
  Sat 14th & Sun 15th July
Tinkerbell, the engine that started it all, will be
turning fifty! To celebrate, she will be joined by visiting Tinkerbell class locomotives from across the country.
  Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd September
Come and enjoy the magic of the railway at Christmas!
Take a ride on the train and visit Father Christmas and
his elves in the railway grotto, providing presents
and refreshments for all!
  Sat 8th & Sun 9th,
Sat 15th & Sun 16
th December
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