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Easter Bunny and Egg Trail

March 29 - April 1


Start: 29/03/2024 End: 01/04/2024 Timetable: Special Timetable
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If you are looking for a fun day out this Easter, then the Midland Railway – Butterley might just be the place you are looking for, testing your wits against the Easter Egg Trail.

Hop on board our special Butterley Easter Train at Butterley Station and have an eggcelent time. Hop off the train at Swanwick Junction to have fun hopping around the MR-B following the Easter Egg Trail. Look out for our Easter Bunny!

Travelling children receive a gift from the Easter Bunny and adults receive a complimentary hot drink in Deeley’s Tea Room.

Experience the way travel used to be with a train ride through the wonderful Derbyshire countryside on one of our Diesel Multiple Units (108).

Trains depart from Butterley at: 11.00am, 11.50am, 12.40pm, 2.00pm, 2.50pm & 3.45pm

Get off the train at Swanwick Junction and explore the Museum Complex, where you will be able to visit the children’s play area, Victorian Railwayman’s Church*, the West Shed and the Country Park. Other attractions may also be open.  (Please note that this is not possible on the 3.45pm departure.)

Trains return from Swanwick Junction at:  11.35am, 12.25pm, 1.15pm, 2.35pm, 3.25pm & 4.00pm

Today’s Train Fares

Ticket TypeWith Gift AidWithout Gift Aid
Over 60£16.50£15.00
Child (aged 3-15)£9.25£8.50
Child (under 3)FreeFree
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 3 – 15)£45.25£41.50

We are also open 3rd April for the Easter Trail only (no Easter Bunny)

There is a small charge for under 3s which would like a gift from the Easter Bunny. This can be purchased online or on the day at the booking window.

Parking at Butterley Station is FREE.

*Unfortunately the Church is undergoing repairs and wont be open this weekend.

About Gift Aid

Gift Aid is available to UK tax payers, enabling the Midland Railway Trust to reclaim 25% of the amount paid from the government. Gift Aid visitors will receive vouchers to spend in the shops and buffets as a thank you for payment by this method. This represents excellent value for the visitor as well as benefiting the Midland Railway Trust.