Steam train rides, live shows, deckchairs, games, crazy golf, tours, retro Eye-Spy booklets and more in the West Midlands from 20th July to 1st September.
Severn Valley Railway Kidderminster Station, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1QX
Have a family day out full of good, old-fashioned fun at the Severn Valley Railway in the West Midlands during the summer holidays. Younger visitors will find plenty of things to do and see along the line, both on the trains and at the stations. Meanwhile, candyfloss and deckchairs are sure to bring back memories of summer holidays of yesteryear for older generations!
Find deckchairs, Pimms and pick ’n’ mix at Kidderminster Station plus a giant deckchair that is perfect for snaps with your friends. On Tuesdays at Kidderminster there will be seaside shows such as magic and Punch & Judy shows. Visit on a Thursday for all the fun of the fete and challenge your family to traditional games such as Hook A Duck.
For something a little different, board the Walking Train at Bewdley Station. Then find out more about the amazing secrets of Bewdley Town on a horrible history tour. Arley Station with its beautiful gardens is ideal for a family picnic. Afterwards, have a go at croquet, pose for a selfie in the reclaimed Anderson Shelter, feed the ducks or try the Treasure Hunt.
Allow plenty of time for your visit to The Engine House at Highley Station. On Mondays and Fridays visitors can watch Hi-De-Hi themed shows with the Railway’s very own Yellow Coats. Test your skill at crazy golf on Wednesdays. Also there are Giant Games, deckchairs, ice cream and a retro cinema showing classic children’s TV shows. Join the Greyhounds Trust on 24th and 31st July, 7th, 14th and 21st August and learn more about dogs.
Hampton Loade Station is ideal for a peaceful picnic and riverside walk. Call in on a Sunday during the summer holidays and you can see the little steam engines of the Paddock Railway in operation. Vintage double-decker bus sightseeing tours leave from Bridgnorth Station on Mondays and history tours run at 11.15am on Thursdays (except for 15th August). Great chance to find out more about the interesting market town.
Finally, on the trains themselves there will be retro Eye-Spy booklets and pencils, competitions and more. Why not board the Storytelling Express on 24th July or 28th August leaving from Kidderminster at 10am? Alight at The Engine House for more magical stories.
A Family ’Freedom of the Line’ ticket includes all-day travel on trains with the option of stopping off at any station to join in the summer fun. Tickets also include free entry into The Engine House visitor centre at Highley.
Finally, please see the Severn Valley Railway’s website for the timetable and the full programme of activities. Book in advance to take advantage of discounts.