The Midland Railway – Butterley will be hosting a very special Teddy Bears Picnic on the 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th March.
Throughout the weekend there will be special Teddy Bears Picnic displays and a competition. Teddy bears will be having picnics in the vintage train that can be found in the Museum at Swanwick Junction as well as in their own cabin on Butterley Station. There will be Teddy Bears throughout the railway and even the railway’s own “Butterley Bear” to greet every passenger.
As a special offer any child brought in by their own Teddy Bear will be able to travel free of charge.
The Railway Museum, and Country Park will be open, as will the Victorian Railwayman’s Church, model railways and the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust West Shed. The narrow gauge Golden Valley Light Railway will also be running trains through the Country Park.
The shop at Butterley Station will be stocking a new range of railway Teddy Bears including William the Station Master bear, George the Guard Bear, Edward the Engine driver Bear and Charlotte the Booking Clerk Bear.
Alan Calladine the Midland Railway Trust Development Officer said, “This is going to be a great family weekend with the chance for the whole family to enjoy a trip on a train, see plenty of Teddy Bears, take part in a competition and the chance for children to travel free of charge.”
Please contact us if you require further information.