Spring Teddy Bears’ Weekend
“If you go down to the woods today……” well not the woods exactly, in fact your big surprise is actually at the Midland Railway – Butterley. You will be greeted by the larger than life Butterley Bear and there will be special Teddy Bears’ displays around the railway, featuring about 200 bears of all shapes and sizes. New for 2020, in Deeley’s Tearoom there will be an interactive display and colouring competition. There is also a themed children’s competition and as a special offer, any child brought in by their own Teddy Bear will be able to travel free of charge.
Experience the way travel used to be with a train ride through the wonderful Derbyshire countryside on one of the Midland Railway – Butterley’s heritage Diesel Multiple Units. These trains have really large windows and so there is an excellent view all round. Plus you can see into the cab and see the driver in action, as well as the track ahead.
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 Matthew Kirtley Building (Railway Museum), Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian Railwayman’s Church, the West Shed and the Country Park. Other attractions may also be open.
Enjoy a warming drink or a tempting treat at Johnson’s Buffet and for the children there is a special meal deal.
Trains return from Swanwick Junction at: 11.35am, 12.25pm, 1.15pm, 2.35pm, 3.25pm & 4.00pm.
Today’s train fares: With Gift Aid Without Gift Aid
Adult £12.50 £11.00
Over 60 £11.50 £10.00
Child (aged 5-16) Free with teddy bear £6.25 £5.50
Child (under 5) Free Free
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5 – 15) £31.25 £27.50
Parking at Butterley Station is FREE.
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.