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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 28th November - Steam Train our timetable for today is

11.00 (11.30)

12.15 (12.45)

1.30 (2.00)

2.45 (3.15)


Our 4pm train is CANCELLED TODAY

as we need to get ready for Father Christmas visiting us on Sunday.


Santa Specials

Sunday 29th

10.30 SOLD OUT

11.45 Please phone (Saturday) as just odd 2's or 3's seats left NOT BOOKABLE ON LINE SORRY DUE TO JUST ODD SEATS LEFT

1.00 Please phone (Saturday) as just odd 2's or 3's seats left - NOT BOOKABLE ON LINE SORRY DUE TO JUST ODD SEATS LEFT



are now filling up fast, some dates/times are now Sold Out 


The Booking Office will now be open 7 days a week

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

Buffet open from 9am everyday


Gift Shop

open from 11am - 4pm Weekends

Wednesdays 11am - 3pm 



Next Young Members working day is on Saturday 21st November at 10am

Other Event Information-

Sherry & Mince Pies Tickets available to book online


Carol and Steam - Saturday 5th December for more details and to book tickets, please call  Clive & Joan Sutton on 0117 9323978

Space is limited so advance booking is essential

Christmas 2015 Menu

To book please call Catering Manager 0117 9325538




NEW FOR 2016  

 Pines Express Two course & Three Course meals on our Steam train on dates from March - Sept (these will replace our Steam n Cuisine and Bitton Bistro dining trains)





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

28th Nov 15 Steam, Timetable A

Forthcoming special events

Icon to represent Santa Special event 29th Nov 15 Santa Special
Icon to represent Santa Special event 5th Dec 15 Santa Special
Icon to represent Santa Special event 6th Dec 15 Santa Special
Icon to represent Santa Special event 7th Dec 15 Santa Special
Icon to represent Santa Special event 12th Dec 15 Santa Special
Icon to represent Santa Special event 13th Dec 15 Santa Special

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

'Pines Express' Three course Dining Trains

A First Class Sunday Dining Experience ... more 'pines express' three course 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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