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.

  • 1960s weekend at Midland Railway - Butterley

1960s Weekend – 8th & 9th July 2017

Every year the ever popular 1960s event takes you back to the “swinging sixties” - a fun day out for all of the family .

  • Seaside Special at Midland Railway - Butterley

Trains to the Seaside

For over 100 years special excursion trains have taken people to the seaside. Now follow in their footsteps with a train ride to a special inland beach. Build sandcastles and watch the trains go by.

  • 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.

  • Railex

Midland Railex

This extensive model railway exhibition features over 20 layouts, a broad cross section of model retailers and suppliers and specialist demonstrations combined with heritage train rides.

  • Vintage Train Carriage

Vintage Train Event

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!

  • 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!

  • Wizards & Spooks Week


Halloween 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.

  • Santa Special

Santa Specials

On the run up to Christmas we run Santa Special Trains for all the family with Santa's grotto on the train. There is a gift for every child and adults get a mince pie and a miniature bottle of spirits.

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