Step back to the past on a trip in a heritage carriage behind a beautifully restored steam or diesel locomotive in Staffordshire. Relax & admire the views.
Froghall Station, Froghall, Staffordshire, ST10 2HA
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Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on a family of 4; prices vary - please see website for details)
The Churnet Valley Railway in Staffordshire takes you on a journey back to the 1950s and 1960s. Take a break from busy urban life and hop on board to ride in a heritage carriage behind one of the beautifully restored heritage steam or diesel locomotives. You will pass through delightful countryside with riverside views and historic stories to uncover. Meanwhile, you can learn more about the history of Churnet Valley Railway and the North Staffordshire Railway Company in the small museum based at Cheddleton Station.
Fancy a bite to eat during your day out? Then enjoy the traditional atmosphere in the Signals Tea Room at Froghall Station, offering freshly brewed coffee, cooked breakfasts, hot and cold lunches, cream teas and a selection of cakes. During cold winter weather bask in the warmth of an open fire, and listen to some music on the wireless. Signals Tea Room is wheelchair accessible and child friendly. Don’t go home without picking up a railway-themed souvenir, keepsake or gift for family and friends from the Signals Souvenirs shop at Froghall Station.
Unless indicated otherwise services are hauled by steam locomotives. On the occasions it is not possible to provide a steam locomotive, due to circumstances outside the Railway’s control, one of the heritage diesel locomotives will run. If you are looking to make your day that little bit more special, why not enquire about the on-board Dining Train? Running on multiple dates throughout the year the Moorlander Dining Train is an experience not to be missed.
Froghall Station is currently the main station of the Churnet Valley Railway and the perfect place to board for the 11-mile return journey to Cheddleton via Consall. During their trip, passengers can stop off at Consall Station for a scenic stroll. Consall Station is accessible by rail and canal only.
Cheddleton Station is the original home of the preserved railway and has the small museum, locomotive sheds and carriage restoration facility. Accessible by rail only, Leekbrook Station is the latest station to be rebuilt on the location of the original building. Facilities at each station vary so it is advisable to confirm details before travelling.
Green Timetable – £35 for family of four
Blue Timetable – £52 for family of four
Prices may vary for special events
Book tickets for this magical Christmas train ride at the Churnet Valley Railway in Staffordshire on selected dates from 26th November to 23rd December.
We recommend you always check COVID-secure measures before you travel and note changes to booking requirements. We hope you and your children enjoy wonderful and safe days out this autumn.