Tickets are now available to purchase for our Santa Specials in December.
The station and our buffet is open every day of the year - apart from Christmas Day - although our trains do not run daily.
Steam trains are now running every Sunday until the 3rd November as well as Wednesdays in June and July. From the 23rd July until the end of August steam trains will be running Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with a diesel service running on Saturdays.
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!
The station site and buffet is open from 9am until 5pm seven days a week.
The station administration office is open Monday to Friday during normal office hours to deal with any enquiries you may have.
Full details of our 2013 running days can be found on our timetable page.
The MUSIC TRAIN is a special event being organised for late afternoons on certain days during the summer, providing an opportunity to enjoy both a train ride and live music.
Bookings are now being taken for the 12th, 19th and 26th June.
The next events at the music train are
Wednesday June 19th 'Pigs Might Fly'
Trio: Pete Wintle; Liz Viggars; Karen Wintle
Pigs Might Fly are Pete Wintle on guitar and vocals, Liz Viggars on flute and vocals and Karen Wintle on bodhran and whistles.
Pete is a prolific songwriter, and has been since his days fronting Bristol rock band Panic Stations.
His songs range from sensitive commentaries on love and life to exuberant slices of sheer pop.
The music is a blend of rock, blues, folk and original material. A typical set would include a selection of Pete’s compositions together with some Delta blues and songs from the likes of Springsteen, Costello and Dylan mixed with energetic Irish jigs and reels and soothing Scottish ballads.
Wednesday June 26th Ben Maggs & Anne-Marie Firmin
Ben is an award winning Singer/Songwriter and composer based in the Cotswolds
Anne-Marie Firmin Bristol based published songwriter and composer. Genres covered: folk/country/soul/rock/pop/jazz.
To book a place please contact Liz Gray (Co-ordinator of the Music Train) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming special events
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
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
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