Summer Steam

Come & take the train, the perfect summer break away!

There’s plenty to keep you busy at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, whatever the summer weather decides to do!

Over the Summer Holidays, we will run passenger services daily, with a mixture of steam engines and heritage diesel. Bring the whole family (even the dog is welcome!) for an adventure through the Worth Valley and beyond.

The Tea-Hut, Oakworth

Sit a while and enjoy a nice cup of tea outside the station’s new Tea-Hut. Enjoy the spirit of a proper country station and the open spaces of the Worth Valley as well as top-quality coffee, Ice-Cream, snacks & confectionery.

  • Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream
  • Sandwiches made to order
  • Tasty Cake
  • Proper Ground Coffee
  • Speciality Teas

Open from the first train to the last train, approx. 10.00 am until 4.00 pm, a little later on the weekend.

Exhibition Shed, Oxenhope

While locomotives are waiting for their place in the restoration queue, they are kept in our Exhibition Shed so that you can get a close-up view of these engineering marvels. Access to the Exhibition Shed is free and a great family experience.

‘The Railway Children Return’ hero locomotive ‘LMS 3924’ is currently pride of place in the Exhibition Shed, along with a display based around both films.

The Exhibition Shed is open every running day throughout summer.

Guided Tours, Oakworth

A new feature at Oakworth Station in 2022 is the guided tours around the station and the Goods Shed. Now you can take a peek behind the scenes, including one of the best examples of an Edwardian-style booking office, the goods sheds and level crossing workings!

Starting 16th July, on Wednesday & Saturdays.

Approximate times on selected dates will be 1110, 1200, 1250, 1355, 1445 and 1530, allowing for the Keighley and Oxenhope services to arrive

  • Experience the sound & smell of a steam railway
  • Five miles of heritage railway to journey along
  • Six individual stations, full of character
  • An Exhibition Shed displaying vintage coaches and historic engines
  • The Carriage Works Museum, one of the finest collections of restored railway carriages
  • The Engine Shed is full of exhibits and memorabilia of how railways used to be
  • Gift shops at Haworth & Oxenhope
  • On train Buffet Car, selling real ale, drinks, snacks & confectionary.

Vintage Carriages Trust

The Carriage Works holds the Trusts collection of nine historic railway carriages, three small industrial steam locomotives, a 1950’s diesel railbus and a collection of railway posters and other miscellaneous railway items. 

The Museum of Rail Travel is part of Rail Story and is open every day except Christmas Day. There is a small charge for entry to the museum, but it is free to passengers on the railway who hold a Day Rover ticket.

Free Activities

There will be FREE activities and events for children in the Learning Coach during the summer holidays – save these dates.

The Coach at Ingrow West Station will host activities between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm on selected Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

  • 10th, 11th & 12th of August is Play Time
  • 17th, 18th & 19th of August is Magic Time
  • 24th, 25th & 26th of August is Craft Time
  • 31st of August, 1st & 2nd of September is Collage Time
Bahamas Locomotive Society

The Engine Shed is an accredited museum that houses numerous displays and artefacts from the age of steam.  Throughout the museum, you can follow a route to guide you through the exhibits and memorabilia to experience how railways used to be. The route will help you understand the history of the railways, the steam locomotive, and the lives of the people who built, operated and maintained them. There are several display cabinets for you to browse so you can take your time and gain a real insight into how things used to be. 

INFORMATION

Day rover fares  (Book your tickets online three days in advance & save 15%!)

  • Adult – £20
  • Concession – £17
  • Child – £10
  • Child under 5 – Free
  • Family (One adult or concession plus ONE child) – £25
  • Family (Two adults or concessions plus three children) – £50
  • Book three days in advance and save 15%!

If you live in Postcode areas BD20, BD21 or BD22,  you can take advantage of special reduced fares by having a Local Residents Railcard. Find out more information about how to apply on the website.

Car parks are available at five of the KWVR stations, and for the benefit of satellite navigation system users, the KWVR station addresses & postcodes are:

  • KEIGHLEY – Keighley Railway Station, Station Bridge, Keighley, BD21 4HP
  • INGROW – Ingrow Railway Station, South Street, Ingrow, Keighley, BD21 5AX
  • OAKWORTH – Oakworth Railway Station, Station Road, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 0DZ
  • HAWORTH – The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth, Keighley, BD22 8NJ
  • OXENHOPE – Oxenhope Railway Station, Station Road, Oxenhope, Keighley, BD22 9LB

You can find more information about getting the railway in the dedicated travel section.