Severn Valley Railway

In a nutshell

Jump aboard a train on this full-size standard-gauge railway line and enjoy a 16-mile journey through beautiful Worcestershire and Shropshire countryside.


Kidderminster Station, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1QX

Contact details

Tel: 01562 757900

Activity type

Birthdays, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities, Science and Technology, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(for two adults and up to four children; see website for 2020 prices)

Severn Valley Railway details...

Looking for places to go with the kids in the West Midlands? Treat the family to a thrilling journey of adventure at the Severn Valley Railway. Get on board one of the Railway’s lovingly-restored heritage steam trains for an exciting trip back in time through the stunning scenery of the Severn Valley.

Admire the fantastic views and maybe even spot the odd rhino or elephant as you pass along the 16-mile line from Kidderminster in Worcestershire to Bridgnorth in Shropshire! Passengers are able to hop on and off at any one of the six historic stations en route.

Head to the Engine House Visitor Centre at Highley Station. The centre is packed to the rafters with fun, interactive exhibits to keep all the family busy. There you will find the reserve collection of full-size steam locomotives. Get on to the footplate and find out what it’s like to drive a train, sort the mail in the travelling post office, and learn how a steam train works at the Peter’s Railway Young Engineers Centre.

While at the Engine House Visitor Centre, visitors can enjoy a bite to eat at the Flag & Whistle Food Stop with its panoramic views over the Severn Valley and the kids can burn off some steam on the outdoor, railway-themed play area.

Anyone looking for a day out with a difference can head to any of the SVR’s fantastic events, including Spring and Autumn Steam Galas, Spring Diesel Festival, Step Back to the 1940s Weekends, Peep Behind the Scenes, Classic Vehicle Day, Ghost Trains and the ever-popular Santa Steam Specials.

Opening times

Trains run daily in May, June, July, August and September.

Trains run at weekends in March, October and November.

Trains run daily in February and October half terms.

Trains run for special events and evening services outside the normal schedule.

For more information about the SVR, the timetable, events and bookings, visit www.svr.co.uk , call 01562 757900 or see the Severn Valley Railway Families page on Facebook.

Severn Valley Railway Events

Ghost Trains at the Severn Valley Railway

Open 29th October 2020 - 31st October 2020

Board the Ghost Train and travel through haunted stations in the West Midlands on 29th, 30th and 31st October. Trains run between Kidderminster and Arley.

Steam in Lights 2020 at the Severn Valley Railway

Open 27th November 2020 - 23rd December 2020

Board a magical steam train for a Christmas treat in the West Midlands. Trains leave Bridgnorth in Shropshire on dates from 27th November to 23rd December.

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