Severn Valley Railway

a photo of a steam locomotive steaming into the station at the Severn Valley Railway

The SVR is a full-size standard-gauge railway line running regular steam-hauled passenger trains for the benefit of visitors and enthusiasts alike between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of 16 miles.

The Severn Valley Railway was in the transport business as a through route for 101 years, from 1862 until 1963. The preservation of the SVR dates from 1965, when a group of railway enthusiasts formed the Severn Valley Railway Society at Kidderminster.

Our School Education Service provides advice and practical support for teachers and group leaders from a wide variety of educational and community organisations. Our Education Services Manager and Education Officer have backgrounds in primary and secondary education and a number of the staff who work with the service also come from the education sector.

In addition to the practical help we are able to give to school groups arranging a visit to the unspoiled Severn Valley we also organise a number of curriculum-based experiences, for a range of age groups, which further enhance a journey by heritage steam train.

Venue Type:

Transport heritage site

Opening hours

See the calendar and timetable on the website for full details of train times. The Engine House is open on the same dates as the railway operates. These dates are published in our annual calendar and timetable.

Admission charges

There are various affordable fares and options at the stations of the Severn Valley Railway. See the website link (right) for full details.

Discounts are available on 'Freedom of the Line' fares allowing access to all of the lines if booked five days in advance. Pre-booking gives an approximate discount of 10% off the fare charged at stations on the day of your visit as follows:

Adult: £15.50

Senior (60+): £14.00

Child (4 - 15 years): £8.50

Family (2ad + 4ch): £43.50

A £1.00 booking fee applies per booking.

Collection details

Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Evening Scenic Specials

  • 1 August 2015 *on now
  • 8 August 2015
  • 15 August 2015
  • 22 August 2015
  • 29 August 2015
  • 5 September 2015
  • 12 September 2015

Our Evening Scenic Special is operated by our diesel unit on selected Saturday evenings and takes you on a leisurely journey to Bridgnorth and back.

Departing at 7.00pm from Kidderminster, enjoy a leisurely journey to Bridgnorth. If you are feeling peckish, you might like to order a fish and chip supper when on the train (additional charge applies).

Why not wash it down with a glass (or two) of one of our ales available in The Railwayman's Arms, right on the platform at Bridgnorth.

The return train departs from Bridgnorth at 9.00pm, arriving at Kidderminster at 10.00pm.

Bar facilities are available on this train. Facilities for the less able are also available on this train.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult: £12.50
Senior: £12.00
Child: £8.00

Pre-book online for discounts

Website

http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=48

Steam & Whistle Activity Club at The Engine House

  • 4 — 6 August 2015
  • 11 — 13 August 2015
  • 18 — 20 August 2015
  • 25 — 27 August 2015

WEEK 1 - AUGUST 4TH, 5TH & 6TH
MEET THE RAILWAY PEOPLE

Come and talk to our volunteers who work on the Railway
Meet train drivers, ticket inspectors and station staff
Listen and join in fascinating railway stories
Competitions
Meet the Bees

WEEK 2 - AUGUST 11TH, 12TH & 13TH
DIG & DISCOVER WEEK

Do you know about the Romans & Archaeology?
Dig for real Roman artefacts
Follow the archaeology trail
Try on a Roman heavy helmet
Meet the owls
Face painting
Bouncy castle

WEEK 3 - AUGUST 18TH, 19TH & 20TH
PIRATE & PRINCESS WEEK

Meet our pirates and princesses who will amuse and entertain you
Best dressed pirate & princess competition
Join the pirate trail
Make a pirate hat
Meet the bees
Face painting
Bouncy castle

WEEK 4 - AUGUST 25TH, 26TH & 27TH
DINOSAUR WEEK

Want to know a bit more about the Triassic or Jurassic period?
Fossil rubbing
investigate fossils
Meet the owls
Face painting
Bouncy castle
Competitions

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult: £17.50
Senior: £15.50
Child: £11.50
Family: £50.00

Website

http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=70

Severn Valley Railway
The Railway Station
Bewdley
Worcestershire
DY12 1BG
England

Website

www.svr.co.uk

Telephone

01299 403816

Fax

01299 400839

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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