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.
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.
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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.
Sun 21st June 2015
Treat Dad to a day on the railway for Father's Day.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.