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    • Santa tickets now on sale!

    • Help us this Christmas and become a volunteer on our Santa Special trains. Call 0117 932 5538 for more info

    • Gala 2018! – Footplate & Brake Van Rides, Now available:- call 0117 9325538 to book.

    • Buffet hours: – 9.30am – 4pm weekdays, 9am – 5.30pm weekends
      last hot food serving times:-
      Week days 3pm
      Weekends 3.30pm

  • Next Running…

    October 2018

    Timetables and coming Events for all to enjoy….
    From Single Rides and Dining trains to Driver Experiences
    Special events for all the family to enjoy

    Friday 5th October – Experience’s
    Why not enjoy the opportunity to driver the locomotive

    Driver Course:- A Steam Taster

    Chance of a lifetime to drive a Steam locomotive.
    Under expert tuition you will be given an introduction to the locomotive and safety briefing before taking to the footplate to learn the skills involved.
    Then, you will take the controls and drive the locomotive yourself.

    At the end of your time with us you’ll receive a commemorative certificate and gift pack of information about the railway along with a year’s membership to the Avon Valley Railway.

    There are a few pieces of safety information that you’ll need to consider before booking one of our Experiences and this can be found below. You’ll need to read this before the day and sign a copy before you’re permitted onto the footplate.
    Driver Experience Course Safety Advice

    Book Driver Experience A (space permitting)
    Driver Experiences 2018

    Saturday 7th October – Experience’s
    Why not enjoy the opportunity to driver the locomotive

    Driver Course B:- Steam Locomotive & Breaker Van

    Under expert tuition you’ll be given an introduction to the steam locomotive and a safety briefing before taking to the footplate to learn the skills involved.  Then, you’ll take the controls and drive and fire the locomotive yourself, hauling a brake van.  You’ll also act as shunter and guard.
    Refreshments (including lunch) will be provided.

    At the end of your time with us you’ll receive a commemorative certificate and gift pack of information about the railway along with a year’s membership to the Avon Valley Railway.

    There are a few pieces of safety information that you’ll need to consider before booking one of our Experiences and this can be found below. You’ll need to read this before the day and sign a copy before you’re permitted onto the footplate.
    Driver Experience Course Safety Advice

    Book Driver Experience B (space permitting)
    Driver Experiences 2018

     

    Sunday 7th October:- Steam
    Time table A

    Why not upgrade and enjoy Pines Express Dining..

    Pines Express
    A delicious two course meal with coffee and mints
    Trains depart’s 12:15
    For just £31 per adult and £25 per child

    Pines Express Sunday Lunch  (space permitting)
    Dinning Experiences 2018
    Dinning Experiences Leaflet 2018
    Or Just enjoy a relaxing train ride.

    Timetable A

    Bitton (Departure)11:0012:1513:3014:4516:00
    Oldland (Arrival)11:0512:2013:3514:5016:05
    Oldland (Departure)11:1712:3213:4715:0216:17
    Bitton (Arrival)11:2212:3713:5215:0716:22
    Bitton (Departure)11:3512:5014:0515:2016:35
    Avon Riverside (Arrival)11:4312:5814:1315:2816:43
    Avon Riverside (Departure)11:5513:1014:2515:4016:55
    Bitton (Arrival)12:0213:1714:3215:4717:02
    Every effort will be made to provide the advertised service and locomotives, but unforeseen circumstances may entail alterations or cancellations at short notice

     

    Saturday 20th October – Experience’s
    Why not enjoy the opportunity to driver the locomotive

    Driver Course:- A Steam Taster

    Chance of a lifetime to drive a Steam locomotive.
    Under expert tuition you will be given an introduction to the locomotive and safety briefing before taking to the footplate to learn the skills involved.
    Then, you will take the controls and drive the locomotive yourself.

    At the end of your time with us you’ll receive a commemorative certificate and gift pack of information about the railway along with a year’s membership to the Avon Valley Railway.

    There are a few pieces of safety information that you’ll need to consider before booking one of our Experiences and this can be found below. You’ll need to read this before the day and sign a copy before you’re permitted onto the footplate.
    Driver Experience Course Safety Advice

    Book Driver Experience A (space permitting)
    Driver Experiences 2018

    Sunday 21st October:- Steam

    Timetable A

    Bitton (Departure)11:0012:1513:3014:4516:00
    Oldland (Arrival)11:0512:2013:3514:5016:05
    Oldland (Departure)11:1712:3213:4715:0216:17
    Bitton (Arrival)11:2212:3713:5215:0716:22
    Bitton (Departure)11:3512:5014:0515:2016:35
    Avon Riverside (Arrival)11:4312:5814:1315:2816:43
    Avon Riverside (Departure)11:5513:1014:2515:4016:55
    Bitton (Arrival)12:0213:1714:3215:4717:02
    Every effort will be made to provide the advertised service and locomotives, but unforeseen circumstances may entail alterations or cancellations at short notice

     

    Saturday 27th  & Sunday 28th October – Experience’s
    It’s time to take a magical journey on board the Wondrous Wizard Express!

    Wizard Adventure

    You’ll join the teachers from the Grand Old School of Wizardry for your first day of term…. but things aren’t going to plan!  Some very important enchanted items have gone missing and the head master is all in a muddle!  You’ll have to muster some magic and get your wands at the ready as you go on a journey to find the missing magic and make sure that the first day of term goes without a hitch.
     
    Meet the characters, witness the magic and enjoy the adventure on this fun family day out suitable for 5+
    Booking Wizard Weekend (space permitting)

    Wizard Weekend

    Or Just enjoy a relaxing train ride.

    Timetable A

    Bitton (Departure)11:0012:1513:3014:4516:00
    Oldland (Arrival)11:0512:2013:3514:5016:05
    Oldland (Departure)11:1712:3213:4715:0216:17
    Bitton (Arrival)11:2212:3713:5215:0716:22
    Bitton (Departure)11:3512:5014:0515:2016:35
    Avon Riverside (Arrival)11:4312:5814:1315:2816:43
    Avon Riverside (Departure)11:5513:1014:2515:4016:55
    Bitton (Arrival)12:0213:1714:3215:4717:02
    Every effort will be made to provide the advertised service and locomotives, but unforeseen circumstances may entail alterations or cancellations at short notice

    Murder Mystery:- Sherlock Holmes!
    An evening of mystery and murder.

    Victims and suspects gather on the platform before departure, ready for an exciting evening onboard the Avon Valley Express.
    During the evening there will be plots to unmask, intrigue, and even the occasional murder.
    Can you help the Holmes unravel the mystery and solve the most important question of all, whodunit?

    Book Murder Mystery (space permitting)

    Murder Mystery – Events 2018

    School Half Term… Spooky trains
    Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November
    Buy tickets on arrival

    Tuesday 30th to Thursday 1st November :– Diesel

    Timetable B

    Bitton (Departure)11:0012:0013:0014:0015:0016:00
    Oldland (Arrival)11:0512:0513:0514:0515:0516:05
    Oldland (Departure)11:1512:1513:1514:1515:1516:15
    Bitton (Arrival)11:2012:2013:2014:2015:2016:20
    Bitton (Departure)11:2512:2513:2514:2515:2516:25
    Avon Riverside (Arrival)11:3212:3213:3214:3215:3216:32
    Avon Riverside (Departure)11:4012:4013:4014:4015:4016:40
    Bitton (Arrival)11:5012:5013:5014:5015:5016:50
    Every effort will be made to provide the advertised service and locomotives, but unforeseen circumstances may entail alterations or cancellations at short notice

    Coming up next month:-

    • End of Season Gala, with visiting Engines
    • Book your opportunity to ride on the Brake Van

     

     

     

    End of Season Gala-WWI

    Gala 2018

    See how you can support Gala 2018

    Other events now bookable:-

    Brake Van rides on visiting Gala engines ;- to book call 01179325538

    Christmas is just around the corner.. Rose 2018 is now available for booking
    Christmas 2018 menu
    Santa on his way…
    Santa Special 2018

    Driver courses 2019 are now available for booking
    Book Driver Courses 2019

    Dining Experiences 2019 are now available for booking
    Dining 2019

    Murder Mystery 2019 are now available for booking
    Murder Mystery 2019

    Other options available:-

    Station buffet is open daily (except Christmas Day).
    Offering a daily menu from home-cooked meals to baguettes and daily specials.
    Station Buffet
    Hiring for those special occasion
    Venue Hire
    Bring your School to learn local and world history, or your group for a day out with a difference
    School & Group Visits

    Posted on March 14th, 2018
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