Diesel Wednesdays*

Every Wednesday during term time we run a pay-per-ride diesel service from 11am – 1.45pm, an ideal mid-week outing.

Just £4 for adults
£3 for children aged 4-16yr
FREE for children ages 3 and under, it’s great value.

There’s no need to book, just arrive at the tea room to grab your ticket.

Dates for diesel trains vary in school holidays and half terms – check the website for details.

*Please note, Yew Tree Farm School, the Museum/Engine Shed and other attractions are not open on these days.

Steam Event Day – Bluebells and Teddy Bear Competition

Sunday May 5th 10am – 4.30pm

The first Steam Event Day of the year sees the Steam Locos in action, pulling passenger carriages in traditional style through the parkland and woodland full of Bluebells at the Bredgar Railway. It's that one time of year we see an incredible spread of wild Bluebells through the woodland and alongside the track. It's a beautiful location with a number of attractions including unlimited rides on the passenger steam trains from Warren Wood station through to Stony Shaw and back again.

The Engine Shed and museum will be open displaying the collection of vintage tractors, locos, engines and cars as well as the hugely popular, extensive model railway. The main field showcases the visiting exhibitor engines, the resident American 105ft Aerial Ladder Fire truck (scale the ladder if you dare!) as well as tractor and trailer rides.

For the kids:

  • The Best Dressed Teddy Competition! Bring your favourite Teddy from home and dress them with as much imagination as you can. Enter the competition by being outside the Tea Room at 1.30pm with your Teddy when the judging takes place. All entrants will receive a small prize, the winners will be awarded with a prize.
  • A Teddy Bear hunt for the children with a prize for those who (mostly) complete it.
  • Tractor trailer rides
  • NEW! Garden Games!
  • Colouring station.
  • (Please note the Yew Tree Farm School will NOT be open to the public on this day) 

Why not complete your visit with a stop at our renowned Station Tea Room for a 'proper' coffee and some fabulous cake?
Alternatively grab something hot from the BBQ and set out your picnic blanket for a fantastic day out.

Classic Car breakfast meeting May

Sunday 19 May

Classic Car monthly Sunday breakfast meetings begin.

Starts at 10am, bring your classic car or vehicle of interest and meet other owners and their vehicles.

Our Tea Room will be open serving bacon and sausage rolls, tea and coffee along with their usual food and drinks 10am–3pm.

May Half Term*

Diesel trains and Kids Treasure Hunt

Wednesday 29th May – Friday 31st May

11am – 2pm

BWLR is running Diesel Train Passenger Rides from 11am to 2pm each day. A great mid-week outing with the little ones.

Pay per ride:
£4 per adult
£2 per child (4-16yrs)
Free (0-3 yrs)

No booking required. First come, first serve booking - grab your ticket from the shop. The Tea Room is serving lunches and snacks from 9am - 3pm.

A kids Treasure hunt is also running on this day, free to every child with a train ticket (£2 per child if not riding the train). Follow the clues to find your way round and earn a prize – start and end in the Shop.

*Please note, Yew Tree Farm School, the Museum/Engine Shed and other attractions are not open on these days.

June – 1940s Steam Event Day

Sunday 2nd June

This popular event day on Sunday 2nd June features visiting groups of 1940s exhibitors, from the front line to the home front. From military displays and vehicles to crafty 'make do and mend' demos, there’s something for everyone. Steam trains will be pulling passenger carriages right into the action as well as the tractor and trailer rides - rides are unlimited.

The engine shed and museum will be open for viewing the collection of vintage vehicles, engines and locomotives as well the extensive and mesmerizing model railway!

For the kids there's a garden games area and a treasure trail with a prize at the end! Grab your entry form at the gate.

The Tea Room is running a take-away service for lunch, plus a Grill is on offer serving hot food. Picnics are very welcome.

** Please note Yew Tree Farm School WILL NOT BE OPEN to visitors on this day**

If you’re interested in having a 1940s/Vintage stall or displaying as an exhibitor at this event, please contact christy@bwlr.co.uk with details.

BWLR 2024 Calendar

The BWLR 2024 calendar is available from our online shop for £10 including P&P.

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A recent Event Day

This is a brief video taken at one of our Event Days and gives an overview of what you can expect on a visit to the railway.

Press Release

Following the Just Giving appeal for funds set up in August, we are pleased to announce the appeal has so far raised just over £5000! This is a huge help considering the winter months are upon us and we’re unable to open for monthly event days as we do through the Summer. As such the £5000 is being used to purchase steam coal and diesel for the coming year, ensuring our engines are able to operate and stay in service.

Work goes ahead with Lawyers appointed to assist in the formation and approval of the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway Charity. We are hopeful charitable status will be achieved in the new year at which point the railway will be eligible for financial support.

In the mean time we continue with our Just Giving page, to necessitate the raising of much needed funds. The purpose of the funds going forward include helping towards setting up the charity as well as locomotive work. Limpopo needs extensive boiler works to see her through her ten year certification at an expected cost of around £50,000. Locomotives Helga and Zambezi are coming to completion of work for their 10 year certificates.

What we do

At Bredgar we have restored many long since abandoned industrial vehicles and machines to their former glory, some are better than original and now benefit from a new lease of life.