Events and Experiences

Throughout the year the Railway has many special events. There are also a number of ‘Special Experiences’ such as Dining Trains and Footplate Experiences – click on the relevant button below to select which you would like to see – and don’t forget to pay us a visit…

2017 Santa Steam Specials

Every weekend from the 25th November through to Christmas Eve.

Every year the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway run Santa Specials. Join us for a journey behind one of our iconic steam locomotives for festive fun when Santa Clause travels along the Railway spreading goodwill all round. Tickets will go on sale on 24th July.

2017 Carol Service Train

16 December 2017

The ever popular and not to be missed Annual Carol Service aboard the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is being held again on Saturday, 16th December. Starting at Oxenhope, the train travels the Valley with carols, readings and prayers at stations along the way.

2017-18 Mince Pie Specials

Daily 26th December 2017 - 1st January 2018

Father Christmas has been, the presents have been opened, played with and discarded, everyone is turkey-ed out and you are wondering what to do now all the excitement is over.

With the Christmas pressure over, you need a time to wind down, so come to the KWVR, sit back and relax and enjoy the unique atmosphere of a 1950s branch line. See our stunning stations transformed with real coal fires and gas lights, creating a magical glow as your train rolls in. **Please note Boxing Day is extremely busy and we cannot guarantee seats will be available**


14th & 15th February 2018

The popular bear will be meeting and greeting his fans at Oxenhope Exhibition Shed at intervals throughout both days of the special event. As well as coming to meet with Paddington Bear, children will also be able to enjoy other fun packed activities such as face painting and craft making. Normal fares apply on the

2018 Spring Gala

3-day Spring Gala

Join us for our big, noisy, three day festival of steam. Whether you’re a railway enthusiast or just looking for something a bit different to do – you’re sure to have a memorable day out with many locomotives in steam and operating at various times throughout the day.

2018 Haworth Haddock

Selected Saturday throughout the Spring & Summer

An evening of Yorkshire Fish & Chips aboard our steam hauled land cruise. The Real Ale Bar Car and live music and dancing at Keighley round off your evening’s experience.