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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.

NEW! Special guests Peppa Pig and George Pig will be visiting Bitton during our popular Family Fun Weekend on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May 2014. There will be plenty of fun activities for the family and everyone will get the chance to travel behind a steam train too. Take a look at our Family Fun page for more information - book your tickets soon as this is tickets are limited.




small_RIMG18567v2_0.jpgOur popular diesel Gala returns for a second year, this year with a shunter theme emerging. We are pleased to confirm BR Class 09 09004 will be joining us from the Swindon & Cricklade Railway, and the event will be held on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th April. Please click here for full details.




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 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

20th Apr 14 Steam, Timetable A
21st Apr 14 Steam, Timetable D
26th Apr 14 Diesel, Timetable A
27th Apr 14 Steam, Timetable A
3rd May 14 Diesel, Timetable A
4th May 14 Steam, Timetable A
5th May 14 Steam, Timetable D

Forthcoming special events

Icon to represent Steam & Cuisine event 27th Apr 14 Steam & Cuisine
Icon to represent Family Fun Day event 10th May 14 Family Fun Day
Icon to represent Family Fun Day event 11th May 14 Family Fun Day
Icon to represent Murder Mystery event 17th May 14 Murder Mystery
Icon to represent Steam & Cuisine event 1st Jun 14 Steam & Cuisine

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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