Special Events 2017-01-25T10:08:55+00:00

What’s On at the Midland Railway – Butterley?

Throughout the year we have a variety of special events suitable for all the family. To see normal operating days and other events, view the Calendar.

“Tornado” at Butterley

A1 Peppercorn Pacific 60163 “Tornado” will be hauling passenger trains at the Midland Railway – Butterley over the weekend of 21st & 22nd April 2018 and you could be one of its passengers. Experience the sights, sounds, smells and power of this iconic locomotive.

Coming Soon

The Midland Railway - Butterley has an exciting range of events planned for 2018 for all the family. Regular favourites, including Butterley Brick Week, Indietracks, Trains to the Seaside, Santa Specials will all be back, plus there will be some new events too. Watch this space for announcements as soon as details are confirmed.

  • Teddy Bears

Teddy Bears’ Weekend

Look out for our very special Teddy Bears’ Weekends with displays of teddy bears and a themed children's competition. Children bringing their teddy travel free!

  • Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Treasure Hunt

Visit us during Easter for a very special day out. There will be an Easter themed treasure hunt for all children, with a prize for each completed entry form on your return to Butterley Station.

  • Indietracks

Indietracks Festival

Indietracks is a unique three day summer music festival which combines steam trains and indiepop music from over 50 indiepop bands. It takes place each year at the end of July.

Victorian Train Weekend

Step back in time and experience travel as it would have been over 100 years ago. Come in Victorian costume and travel at half price!

Wizards and Spooks

Halloween at the Midland Railway – Butterley is a very ‘spooktacular’ affair. Wizards & Spooks trains run over a nine day period. Magical entertainment and wizard competition.

  • Fireworks

Fireworks Night

Join us for a spectacular fireworks display on the Saturday closest to Bonfire Night with train journeys, food and other attractions. Perfect for the whole family.

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