Days out for children
Are you looking for a day out that children will love?
The Severn Valley Railway is a 16-mile long heritage railway in the Midlands, running regular passenger steam trains, heritage diesel trains and special events throughout the year.
Whether it is the beautiful English countryside, fabulous engines or the many interesting places to stop on the journey, the Severn Valley Railway will thrill all - young or old.
The ideal day out for children
You have the chance to ride a in a train hauled by steam or diesel engines in authentic carriages from the steam era. Also, mid-way along the Severn Valley line is The Engine House, which is where where you can interact with many steam engines, carriages and have fun in the Children's Playground. It is also home to the 'Highley Cafe'.
Access to The Engine House is free with a ‘Freedom of the Line’ ticket - making it an affordable, enjoyable day out for children.
Severn Valley Railway - Every journey ends with a memory
The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway, running regular, mainly steam-hauled, passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of approximately sixteen miles.
A remarkable feature of the Railway is that it is very largely run by unpaid volunteers, with a paid staff of around 70 people responsible for administration and commercial activities, and for regular track and rolling stock maintenance.
Through the year, volunteers appear on the Railway to perform many tasks, including repairing and repainting stations, reconstruction of viaducts and bridges, and rebuilding locomotives and rolling stock, not to mention operating the trains!