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.
Every year the ever popular 1960s event takes you back to the “swinging sixties” - a fun day out for all of the family .
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
Halloween Midland Railway – Butterley is a very ‘spooktacular’ affair. Wizards & Spooks trains run over a nine day period. Magical entertainment and wizard competition.
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.
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.