Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
MRE N Gauge layout at the 2013 Model Railway Exhibition
Santa Specials
Sat 6th, Sun 7th, Wed 10th, Sat 13th, Sun 14th, Wed 17th, Sat 20th, Sun 21st and Wed 24th December 2014

Join Santa and his helpers for a festive time. Presents and drinks for the kids, seasonal refreshments for adults. Advance booking is essential.

To view more information and book for Santa Specials 2014, click here.

Duffield A heritage railcar at Duffield Staton
New Year Trains and Fizz
Thu 1st January 2015

Our winter timetable will be in operation with a service of Bucks Fizz and mince pies on the train.

Tuesday operating begins - 10th February

Half Term Trains
Tue 10th, Wed 11th, Thu 12th February 2015

Our winter timetable will be in operation for the half term holiday.

Mothering Sunday
Sun 15th March 2015

Treat Mum to a day on the railway for Mother's Day.

Hazelwood A service train passing the site of Hazelwood Station (Photo: John Jarman)
Mixed Traffic Weekend
Sat 21st and Sun 22nd March 2015

Services will be operated by our mixed Home Fleet on this weekend. The Ravenstor incline will be in operation.

Thursday operating begins - 2nd April

Easter Weekend
Fri 3rd, Sat 4th, Sun 5th and Mon 6th April 2015

Heritage trains will be running for the Easter weekend, with steam on the Ravenstor line. There will be an Easter egg hunt around Wirksworth Station during the weekend.

Rocks and Rails Bank Holiday Weekend
Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd and Mon 4th May 2015

The Wirksworth area is well known for quarries and stone. This special weekend is operated in conjunction with our friends at the Steeple Grange Light Railway which runs nearby within the quarries. The Ravenstor incline will be in operation and joint tickets will be available for rides on both the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and the Steeple Grange Light Railway.

Spotter at Duffeld A little spotter on the footbridge just outside Duffield (Photo: Frank Richards)
Wirksworth Carnival Bank Holiday Weekend
Sat 23rd, Sun 24th and Mon 25th May 2015

Come to Wirksworth by heritage train and enjoy the carnival in the town. There will be steam on the Ravenstor incline.

Strawberries and Cream Evening Land Cruise
Sat 23rdMay 2015

Join us for a gentle evening excursion through the valley with a service of fresh Strawberries and Cream on the train. Pre-booking essential.

Wednesday operating begins - 27th May

Diesel Locomotive Weekend
Sat 6th and Sun 7th June 2015

Services will be operated by heritage main line diesel locomotive this weekend.

MRE 2014 or 1956? Travel back in time with us! (Photo: John Stokes)
Father's Day
Sun 21st June 2015

Treat Dad to a day on the railway for Father's Day.

1950s Week
Tue 23rd, Wed 24th, Thu 25th June 2015

Step back half a century in time with trains, costume and music from the 1950s for this weekday event.

Murder Mystery Evening Land Cruise
Wed 24th June 2015

In conjunction with our 1950s Week, you can enjoy a Murder Mystery Evening with a difference on board our special train. Prebooking is essential for this special.

Classic buses Classic buses at the 2014 rally
Annual Classic Bus Rally
Sat 4th and Sun 5th July 2015

There will be a variety of classic buses on display at Wirksworth for our annual Classic Bus Rally, with some offering free rides. Travel the valley by heritage bus and change for heritage train for the way back. There will be steam on the Ravenstor line.

Annual Classic Transport Weekend
Sat 18th and Sun 19th July 2015

Cars, motorcycles, lorries - all kinds of classics will gather at Wirksworth for a weekend of family fun. Of course, there's classic trains too with steam on the Ravenstor incline.

Royal British Legion Day
Sat 25th July 2015

Following on from a great event in 2014, the Royal British Legion will be at Wirksworth with a range of activies and stalls.

British Legion Day The Royal British Legion at Wirksworth Station
Diesel Days
Tue 28th, Wed 29th, Thu 30th July, Tue 4th, Wed 5th, Thu 6th, Sat 15th and Sun 16th August 2015

Services will be operated by heritage main line diesel locomotive's on these days.

Bank Holiday Weekend
Sat 29th, Sun 30th and Mon 31st August 2015

A great way to spend a Bank Holiday weekend!

Wirksworth Festival with Tunes and Chips Evening Land Cruise
Sat 5th and Sun 6th September 2015

Leave the car at home and take a gentle journey through the valley to the popular Wirksworth Festival taking place in the town. On Saturday evening, we will have our popular Tunes and Chips Evening Land Cruise with live music on the train and fish and chips served at Duffield. Advance booking for the evening train is essential.

Multiple Memories One of our heritage railcars in the tunnel at Duffield
Vintage Tractor Meet
Sun 20th September 2015

There will be a collection of vintage tractors at Wirksworth Station.

Multiple Memories featuring The Railcar Association Annual DMU Convention
Sat 26th and Sun 27th September 2015

Travel back to the 50s, 60s and 70s and celebrate the unsung heroes of British Railways with our annual Railcar Gala, operated in conjunction with the annual Railcar Association Convention. Our heritage railcars will run in a variety of combinations through the weekend and there will be a pre-bookable fish and chip special on the Saturday evening. There will be pre-bookable photo shoot and driver experiences available leading up to the event.

Wednesday operating ends - 30th September

Annual Wirksworth Model Railway Exhibition
Sat 17th and Sunday 18th October 2015

Our popular Model Railway Exhibition will be taking place around the town and the big trains will be playing their part, with steam on the Ravenstor incline.

MRE A layout at the 2014 Model Railway Exhbition
Jazz and Chips Evening Land Cruise
Sat 17th October 2015

Enjoy live jazz music during an evening land cruise along the line, together with a delicious meal of fish and chips. Pre-booking is essential for this event.

Thursday operating ends - 29th October

Tuesday operating ends - 24th November

Santa Special Trains
Sat 5th, Sun 6th, Wed 9th, Sat 12th, Sun 13th, Wed 16th, Sat 19th, Sun 20th and Wed 23rd December 2015

Join Santa and his helpers for a festive time. See Santa in his on train grotto, with presents for the children and enjoy a festive drink at Wirksworth. Advance booking is essential.

Mince Pie Specials
Tue 29th and Wed 30th December 2015

Join us for a holiday season trip down the valley with a service of mince pies on the train.

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