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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.






Our next running dates

Friday 31st October - Steam Train

Sunday 2nd November - Steam Train,

We are now running 2 trains on Timetable X
GWR 4575 Class No. 5521 (LT L.150)
BR Class 3F 'Jinty' No. 47406

Come and join us on our last Sunday running day before our Santa Trains start at the end of November

 First train at 11am Booking Office opens at 10.30am



(All subject to change)



Novemberfest - TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Friday 7th November

Preview 2pm - 5pm (wristbands £5.50)

Evening 6pm - 10.30pm (wristbands £3.50)

Saturday 8th November

Afternoon 12pm - 5pm (wristbands £3.50)

Evening 6pm - 10.30pm (wristbands £3.50)




Santa Specials -

Sunday 30th November and then every Saturday and Sunday until 21st December, Also Monday 8th, Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th December.

More details on our Events page. You can also book on-line by clicking on the 'Buy Tickets Here' at the top of our web page.


Sherry and Mince Pie Special -

Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th December also Thursday 1st Jan 2015.

More details on our Events page. You can also book on-line by clicking on the 'Buy Tickets Here' at the top of our web page.


NEW Semaphore No. 117 now available from our Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop is open every weekend, all running days and on non running days we are now open Wednesdays 10am-3pm

If we dont have it in stock we will always endeavor to order it for you.




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

31st Oct 14 Steam, Timetable A
2nd Nov 14 Steam, Timetable A
29th Nov 14 Steam, Timetable A
30th Nov 14 Steam, Timetable X
6th Dec 14 Steam, Timetable X
7th Dec 14 Steam, Timetable X
8th Dec 14 Steam, Timetable X

Forthcoming special events

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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