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L&Y Class 27 52322 pulling in to Wirksworth on a previous visit to the line (Photo: Frank Richards)

Christmas at the Railway Christmas at the Railway
Santa Experience
Dates in December

Travel on board our heritage train and see Santa for Christmas. For further details and booking please click here.

New Year Trains and Fizz
Tuesday 1st January 2019

A trip out on New Years Day with a glass of fizz served on the train.

Iris the Railcar Flagship railcar 'Iris' departs Wirksworth (Photo: Jack Adams-Taylor)
'Join the Team' Volunteering Day
Saturday 16th February 2019

Fancy starting a new hobby? Come along and chat to our friendly team, see displays about the work we do and take a ride on one of our trains.

Ghosts in the Valley Evening
Saturday 23rd February 2019

Take a train ride into the darkness to hear the stories of the Ecclesbourne Valley and, with the help of Haunted Heritage, see if we can bring the past into the present. Duffield start.

Click here for more information about this event and to book.

Multiple Memories Railcar Gala
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March 2019

Travel back to yesteryear at our Railcar Gala and celebrate the unsung heroes of British Railways. Our large collection of railcars will feature, running to a special timetable.

Swordfish Class 33103 "Swordfish" featured at our 2018 Diesel Gala events
Easter Weekend
Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April 2019

There's fun for all the family on the railway this Easter Weekend with steam trains and Party Workshops Family Circus at Wirksworth Station (Family Circus not Friday).

Spring Diesel & Ale Bash
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April 2019

Enjoy classic diesel locomotive action in the valley as well as ale on the rails. A special event timetable will be in operation on the Friday and Saturday and the Purple Timetable on Sunday, featuring a variety of diesel locomotives and ales.

78018 BR Class 2 78018 shown at home on the Great Central Railway starts the summer with us at the Steam in the Valley Weekend, as L&Y Class 27 52322 bows out (Photo: Cameron White)
KIDS GO FREE Bank Holiday Weekend
Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May 2019

Enjoy a fun-filled Bank Holiday Weekend, with children up to 15 years old travelling free of charge on the Duffield line.

Jazz & Real Ale on Rails
Progressive Blues Rock & Real Ale
Saturday 25th May 2019 & Saturday 8th June 2019

Two steam hauled evenings with real ales and live music. Two fundraising events for our charity, EVRA.

Steam in the Valley Weekend
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 2019

One for the steam enthusiast! Both of our visiting steam locomotives will feature along with our resident Andrew Barclay tanks on the Ravenstor line, with a special timetable.

Classic bus A classic bus passes through Idridgehay offering rides during the 2018 Classic Bus & Coach Rally (Photo: Stuart Graves)
Annual Classic Bus & Coach Rally
Sunday 30th June 2019

Come and see the fantastic display of buses at Wirksworth and enoy rides on the classic buses and trains through the valley.

Click here to fill in your details and book your classic bus into the rally.

Summer Diesel Gala
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August 2019

Our popular gala for enthusiasts featuring a variety of diesel locomotives running to a special timetable.

Bank Holiday Weekend
Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August 2019

Trains will be running to a regular timetable during the weekend and there will be a pre-bookable Murder Mystery Evening on the Saturday evening.

Murder Mystery Guests enjoying the Murder Mystery Evening Land Cruise in 2018, just one of several evening events during the year (Photo: John Tedstone)
Cider with Rosie
Friday 6th September 2019

Enjoy ciders from the barrel and folk music on the train. A fundraising event for our charity, EVRA.

Tunes & Chips Evening Land Cruise
Jazz & Chips Evening Land Cruise
Saturday 7th September 2019 & Saturday 12th October 2019

Two jolly evenings with live music on board the train and fish and chips at Duffield.

Wirksworth Model Railway Exhibition
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October 2019

Our popular Model Railway Exhibition spread across multiple venues in the town. The big trains will be playing their part too!

Christmas at the Railway Christmas at the Railway
Wirksworth Wizarding Day
Saturday 26th October 2019

Wizarding Day returns for its second year with magical activities for all ages spread across the town. Details will be published on the special website.

Santa Experience
Dates in December 2019

There will be music, magic and mince pies this Christmas as you step on board our Santa Experience.

New Year Trains and Fizz
Wednesday 1st January 2020

Enjoy a ride on the train with a glass of fizz to celebrate the new year.

WyvernRail PLC, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Wirksworth Station, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. DE4 4FB. 01629 823076. © 2017