The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is rolling out yet another programme of steam trains and features for all the family for the 2022 Easter period.
There’s something on offer for all the family as the five-mile, West Yorkshire-based heritage railway delivers its ramped-up Easter holiday services between Keighley and Oxenhope from Saturday, April 9th until Sunday, April 24th – full details can be obtained by clicking on https://kwvr.co.uk/.
Experience the sight, sound and smells of a steam railway and drop in at one of the railway’s six stations. They’re packed with historic features and memories. Oakworth is the spiritual home for fans of the classic British film ‘The Railway Children’ while Haworth is the gateway to the village where the Brontë sisters penned their world-renown novels.
Spend a day exploring one of Britain’s leading preserved railways with your Rover ticket riding on the steam-locomotive hauled trains up one of the most famous valleys in Yorkshire.
But the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is far more than just a train journey: it’s a complete visitor experience that gives the whole family a ‘hands on’ railway experience!
At Ingrow Station, the first stop on the journey up the line from Keighley, visit the Vintage Carriage Trust’s ‘Museum of Railway Travel’. Sit in some of their superb collection of railway carriages and see for yourselves how people travelled in past decades and wonder at their collection of items from Britain’s railway history. It’s great entertainment for all the family.
While you’re at Ingrow drop in to see the Bahamas Locomotive Society’s Centre and be amazed by the work they’re restoring on veteran locomotives and rolling stock.
The Children will be especially welcome at Ingrow Station’s RailStory Learning Coach. The classroom coach is situated next to the station’s platform, and it will be providing a fun-filled programme that the children can enjoy while watching the trains run in and out of the station. For more details click on https://www.railstory.co.uk/.
When you reach the railway’s southern terminus, Oxenhope, there’s the opportunity to wonder at the sheer size and engineering wonder of the Keighley & Worth Valley’s locomotives awaiting restoration and the collection of vintage carriages awaiting their next trip down the line in the railway’s Exhibition Shed.
Appetites and thirsts can be met by visiting the on-train buffet car where the offer features real ales, drinks, snacks, and confectionery while there are also refreshment facilities at both Keighley and Oxenhope stations. If it’s the retail experience, you need the railway has two gift shops, one at Haworth and the other at Oxenhope.
Tickets for the April Half Term can be bought online via the website https://kwvr.co.uk/ or over the phone at Haworth Booking office on 01535 645214. An advanced Adult Day Rover costs £17.00