Certificate of Excellence 2016

Throughout the year the Aln Valley Railway operates special events. Join in the fun for all the family at Lionheart Station.

For normal opening dates, please click here.


  • 28 May - Aln Valley Music Festival Open or Close

    Join in with a number of local acts ranging from harmony to folk.

    A steam service should be in operation.

  • 17/18 June - Classic and Vintage Vehicles Weekend Open or Close

    Classic and Vintage Vehicles of all shapes and sizes gathering at Lionheart Station. This event will be running alongside an Aln Valley Railway open day so train rides will be available, both the Museum and Café will also be open.

    A steam service should be in operation.

    Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of June 2017.

    Further details for potential exhibitors available via Facebook or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • 30 July - Summer Fair Open or Close

    Arts and craft stalls under cover in the rolling stock shed.

  • 12/13 August - Teddy Bears' Picnic Open or Close

    Two day event taking place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August.

    Bring your teddies and a picnic, take a ride on the train and join in the fun.

    Steam service expected to be in operation.

    No prebooking is required, tickets available on the day from our on-site shop.

  • 02/03 September - Model Railway Exhibition Open or Close

    This hugely popular two day event is taking place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September this year.

    An exhibition of model railway layouts in a range of scales will take place in the shed alongside visiting trade support. As usual our very own standard gauge layout will be in operation.

    No pre-booking for this event is required although donations will be requested for entry to the exhibition. Tickets available for train journeys on the day from our on site shop. A steam service is scheduled this weekend.

  • 23/24 September - Everything Goes Gala Open or Close

    As it says on the tin. It's the end of season so we'll be trying to have everything that we have capable of running, running.

    No prebooking is required, tickets available on the day from our on-site shop.

  • 28/29 October - Ghost Trains Open or Close

    Themed special running days. Further details to be revealed ghoulishly soon.

  • Early December - Santa Specials Open or Close

    Our incredibly popular, ticket only Santa Specials will be departing from Lionheart during December this year.

    Scheduled dates are: 09, 10, 13, 16 & 17 December.

    Tickets will be available from early October. Sign up to our Santa Specials mailing list here.


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