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Welcome to the Avon Valley Railway’s virtual home. On this website you can find lots of information, including our timetable and operating calendar, details of our special events, information for group organisers, what you can see and do when you visit and how to find us. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact our team, who are happy to assist.

Looking for that extra special gift? Why not buy a gift voucher or book them on to any one of our events. We have the exhilarating Driver Experience Courses, the leisurely Steam ‘n’ Cuisine or Bistro dining trains or the mind-boggling Murder Mystery. We also produce gift vouchers for use in the gift shop, buffet or against standard travel, contact us for more information.  

The station site and Buffet remains open during our non-operating days, serving delicious meals and light snacks from 9am until 5pm. For booking enquiries and visitor information, our station office is open Monday to Friday during normal office hours and will be happy to deal with any enquiries.

We have a number of the Railway’s 2014 calendar remaining in stock. The calendar, which was produced in association with the Bristol Post newspaper, is available at the discounted price of £1 from the station shop, office or online (online orders subject to a booking fee).



The Music Train offers a train ride and live music both on the train and in the buffet afterwards. For details of when our music train is running, please click here for full details.


The Avon Valley Railway is more than just a train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others. It's a real treat for the whole family! Read on for more details of our upcoming events...

Timetabled days

21st Sep 14 Steam, Timetable D
27th Sep 14 Steam, Timetable X
28th Sep 14 Steam, Timetable X
4th Oct 14 Diesel, Timetable A
5th Oct 14 Steam, Timetable A
12th Oct 14 Steam, Timetable A
18th Oct 14 Steam, Timetable X

Forthcoming special events

Icon to represent Murder Mystery event 20th Sep 14 Murder Mystery
Icon to represent Teddy Bears Picnic event 21st Sep 14 Teddy Bears Picnic
Icon to represent 1940s Weekend event 27th Sep 14 1940s Weekend
Icon to represent 1940s Weekend event 27th Sep 14 1940s Weekend
Icon to represent 1940s Weekend event 28th Sep 14 1940s Weekend

Santa Special

Steam into Christmas with the Avon Valley Railway Ho-ho-ho! Come and see Santa on the Avon Valley Railway! Every child wants to see Father Christmas at Christmas time, but busy shops with long queues full of children waiting up to a couple of hours can quickly drain you of your Christmas cheer. ... more santa special information

Steam & Cuisine

2014 Sunday Luncheon ... more steam & cuisine information

Driver Experience Courses

Was your childhood dream to drive a steam locomotive? Well, here's your chance! We run a series of half and full day courses giving you the chance of a lifetime to realise your dream - to drive and fire a steam locomotive. ... more driver experience courses information

Murder Mystery

Set within the classic detective genre, you are invited to join us for an evening of mystery and murder. The victim(s) and suspects will gather just before departure on the station platform for an exciting evening aboard the Avon Valley Express. ... more murder mystery information

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