Whether you are simply looking for a relaxing, interesting and fun day out, or are a railway enthusiast pursuing your passion, the Midland Railway – Butterley has something for you. From 2 to 102, every age group can have a fun day out, so it’s a great place for the whole family. There is a varied Calendar of events, so you are almost certain to find something to capture your interest.
Most visits start with a relaxing heritage train journey from Butterley through tranquil Derbyshire countryside. To see the full line, visitors usually travel through Swanwick Junction Station to the end of the line and then on the way back get off at Swanwick Junction to explore the museum complex, catching a later train to return to Butterley.
There’s plenty to explore and discover and large open spaces provide opportunities for families to sit and relax, or perhaps enjoy a picnic while the children run off some of their excess energy. If you feel that you want to get away from the pressures of normal life, then try a walk in the Country Park.