Special Events2017-01-25T10:08:55+00:00

What’s On at the Midland Railway – Butterley?

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.

Butterley Brick Week

Join us for a special Lego themed event. Watch this space for more information.

Diesel Gala

Join us for a spectacular Summer Diesel Gala, when visiting diesel locomotives from the national network will be supported by our home fleet. An intensive timetable will be in operation over the weekend to allow you travel behind as many of the operating locomotives as possible.

Transport Festival

Join us for a great day out for all of the family. This festival of transport will delight people of all ages. Steam and diesel trains, narrow gauge, miniature and model railways, plus a road rally featuring up to eighty cars, motorbikes, buses and lorries from yesteryear.

Indietracks Festival

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.

  • Seaside Special at Midland Railway - Butterley

Trains to the Seaside

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.

Victorian Train Weekend

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!

Teddy Bears’ Weekend

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!

Wizards and Spooks

Halloween at the Midland Railway – Butterley is a very ‘spooktacular’ affair. Wizards & Spooks trains run every day (except Monday) of the Derbyshire Schools' autumn half term week. Magical entertainment and wizard competition.

  • Fireworks

Fireworks Night

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.

Santa Specials

As the Festive Season is getting into full swing why not give the whole family an exciting treat by taking a trip on a Santa Special Train. The children get to see Santa, there’s a treat for the adults, entertainment for the whole family and all without queues.

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