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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 4pm.

For booking enquiries and visitor information, our station office is open Monday to Friday during normal office hours.

Saturday 10th October - Young Members working Day, Any young member wishing to help please report to Barrie Nash at the Mess Coach at 10am (till 4pm).

Next Running days  


Saturday 10th October - Drivers Experience Course - sorry no pubilc trains operating today

Sunday 11th October -  2 Trains - Timetable D - Also our Bitton Bistro is FULLY BOOKED

Next Event -

End of Season Gala - Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October - Tickets on SALE NOW

Beer Festival ticket now on sale for 6th & 7th November - On line or from our Booking Office

Other Event Information-

Santa Specials & Sherry & Mince Pies Tickets available to book online

The Buffet: - Christmas 2015 

Buffet now taking booking for Christmas Dining in our static carriage Rose... Now limited space

Christmas 2015 Menu

To book please call Catering Manager 0117 9325538




Help us rebuild our 'Bristol Steam Engine'

We are currently fundraising to restore our steam engine Avonside 0-6-0ST 1798 'Edwin Hulse' intime for its 100th birthday and the centenary of the Great War for which the engine was originally ordered in 2018.

If you would like to learn more and donate or even sponser a part of the engine please visit






Entrance to the station site is FREE
(Souvenir platform tickets available at 50p each)


  Steam days Diesel days
Adults £7.50 £6.50
Over 60s £6.50 £5.50
Children (5-14) £5.50 £5.00
Family (2 Adults and 4 children) £21.50 £18.00


For safety reasons all children under the age of 14 travelling on the train must be accompanied by a fare paying adult. Tickets provide unlimited travel on the day of issue except for special events (Timetable C). (All events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.




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

11th Oct 15 Steam & Diesel, Timetable D
17th Oct 15 Steam, Timetable X
18th Oct 15 Steam, Timetable X
25th Oct 15 Steam, Timetable A
26th Oct 15 Diesel, Timetable B
27th Oct 15 Diesel, Timetable B
27th Oct 15 Diesel, Timetable B

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' Dining Trains

A First Class Sunday Dining Experience ... more 'steam & cuisine' dining trains 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 on the Avon Valley Express

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 on the avon valley express information

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