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.

  • 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.

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 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.

Santa Specials

As the Festive Season is getting into full swing why not give the whole family an exciting treat by taking a trip on a Santa Special Train. The children get to see Santa, there’s a treat for the adults, entertainment for the whole family and all without queues.

Super Santas

For a really special pre-Christmas treat why not take a trip on a Super Santa Train. Combining a visit to see Santa with a picnic tea on a train and a puppet show beforehand is an exciting late afternoon event for many families.

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