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.

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
£3 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.

Plus...
A kids Treasure hunt is also running on this day, free to every child with a train ticket (£3 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.

Classic Car breakfast meeting June

Sunday 16 June

Classic Car monthly Sunday breakfast meeting.

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.

July – Classic Car Steam Event Day

Sunday 7th July

Come and visit the picturesque full size railway with steam and diesel engines in the heart of the Kent countryside. This July Event day is a Classic Car special welcoming a wide variety of vehicles from eras gone by on display.

Set in parkland and woodland, this is a beautiful location with a number of attractions including rides on the passenger steam trains from Warren Wood station through to Stony Shaw and back again. There's a huge model railway, museum, traction engine, tractor trailer rides, the UK's only 105ft aerial ladder American Fire Truck and a Dutch street organ on display.  For the kids, a garden games area and a treasure hunt to keep them busy all day.

Complete your day out with a visit to our renowned Station Tea Room for a 'proper' coffee and some home made cake, or grab an ice-cream and set out your picnic blanket for a fantastic family day out.

If you would like to attend this event with a Classic Car at a special rate book here.

Please note, the Yew Tree Farm School is NOT OPEN to the public as they now operate solely as a school. Many thanks.

Classic Car breakfast meeting July

Sunday 21 July

Classic Car monthly Sunday breakfast meeting.

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.

BWLR 2024 Calendar

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

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.