Santa Steam Specials

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.

As soon as you board our Santa Special, it feels like Christmas with specially decorated coaches and festive music to get you into the mood. You will be greeted by your steward, who will check your tickets and show you to your seat.

Hurry, as tickets are selling fast. Don’t delay follow the link below and select and book your seat with delay!

Latest news

Vacancy - Café Manager

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway are looking for to appoint Cafe Manager to lead all aspects of our business. You will deliver a high-quality menu and motivate our staff to provide excellent customer service.

We’ll expect you to lead by example and uplift our staff during busy periods in our unique environment. Ultimately, you will ensure our restaurant runs smoothly and customers have pleasant dining experiences.

If you think you have what it takes, follow the link below.

Beer & Music festival

Beer & Music festival

Thursday 17th - Sunday 20th October

From Thursday 17th October through to Sunday 20th October, the Railway is transformed into a 5-mile long beer and music festival with bars at Oxenhope, Ingrow and Keighley Station serving not just the best real ales, but ciders, wine and prosecco, with a real-ale bar onboard our steam trains.

There will also be live music at both Oxenhope and Ingrow from Friday to Sunday, where approximately 30 groups and solo artists will perform with a wide range of genres, from pop and rock to jazz and country – there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Halloween Train

27th & 31st October
Join us for a spooky ride down the line on our Halloween Train where we’ll be telling scary stories, casting spells, creepy colouring and more!

The Wizards Express

27th & 31st October
Come aboard the Wizards Express, our spellbinding train of sorcery! Take a seat and enjoy a magical journey as you learn to become a master of mystery and magic.

Carol Service Train

Saturday 14th December
The ever popular and not to be missed Annual Carol Service aboard the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is being held again in 2019. Starting at Oxenhope, the train travels the Valley with carols, readings and prayers at stations along the way. Book your ticket NOW as seats on the train sell fast.

The Yuletide Express

Friday 20th December 2019
Our Christmas Steam Specials are not just for the children. Adults – in 2019, we are operating a special Christmas party train for the adults – The Yuletide Express – when it’s the grown-ups turn to celebrate Christmas on board one of our steam hauled festive passenger trains.

'Worth Knowing'

The e-newsletter of the KWVR
‘Worth Knowing’ is the e-Newsletter of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, bringing subscribers the latest news of events that will be taking place in the near future on the KWVR.

Footplate Experience

2020 Dates in May & June now available
You can now drive and fire a steam locomotive right here on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. These courses are proving hugely popular, with customers praising our friendly and informal approach.

The Railway Children 50th Anniversary

August Bank Holiday 2020
Having celebrated the Railway’s 50th Anniversary in 2018, we now move forward to 2020 when this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of the film that brought the KWVR onto the world stage – The Railway Children. Save the date, more details to follow of the events that will take place in celebration of this wonderful film.

Haworth Locomotive Workshop Tours

Selected dates through October
What goes on behind the closed doors of our famous Haworth Motive Power Depot? See for yourself on one of our guided tours of the Depot and Haworth yard.

Ingrow Bridge Appeal

We need your help to the finance the replacement of Bridge 11.
The railway is now over 150 years old and as you would expect, some of the Railway’s structures are succumbing to the passage of time. One such is Bridge 11, the first bridge your train crosses after leaving Ingrow Tunnel.

Vintage Coaches - Private Hire. the venue with a difference for a celebration your guests will remember for ever!

Do you have a special occasion coming up, be it a special birthday, engagement party, wedding, retirement or even a corporate event? Here at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway we have a range of beautiful vintage carriages that could be perfect for your special event, so we may well just have what you’re looking for and with something a little bit different from your normal venue.

We can arrange for the these coaches to be attached to any service train, subject to availability, and it will be yours for your exclusive use. We will also, if required, provide catering to make that special day complete.


Volunteer on the KWVR - Can you help?

Our volunteers are the life-blood of the KWVR. Opportunities right across the Railway

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