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.

We are running extra dates over the summer school holidays.  From Wednesday 24th July through to Friday 30th August we will run diesels every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Great for a few of hours out with the kids at affordable price.


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

July – Kent Downs Wood Fair

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July

We are hosting the Kent Downs Wood Fair in our grounds over this weekend.

An Event for All the Family

With exhibitors including a range of classic & vintage machinery as well as woodland crafts, chainsaw carving, pole lathes & spoon carving – this is an event not to miss.

Prices are just £10 for adults and under 16's are free.

Please note, Trains will not be operating and the Yew Tree Farm School is NOT OPEN to the public as they now operate solely as a school.

KD Wood Fair

 

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.

August – Invicta Model Railway Exhibition and Steam Event Day

Sunday 4th August

The Invicta Model Railway Show is a special event day of the year for all train enthusiasts! The Engine Shed and museum will be hosting the model railway exhibition with a number of unique layouts for you to view, alongside our own large model railway. Complete with stall holders, this event caters for the seasoned hobbyist to the newly inspired!

The steam and diesel locos will be out on the narrow gauge line pulling passenger carriages to the Station in the woods, where the Bredgar collection of engines, tractors and vehicles can be seen in the main field, along with visiting engines and tractor and trailer rides. There's a treasure hunt for the kids as well as a garden games section to keep them busy all day. Your ticket includes access to the model railway exhibition, unlimited train and tractors rides, all attractions in the main field.

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.

Please note the Yew Tree Farm School is NOT OPEN on this day as they now operate exclusively as a school. Many thanks.

Classic Car breakfast meeting August

Sunday 18 August

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.

September – Steam Event Day and Tractors

Sunday 1st September

A Steam Event day featuring a Tractor Show and Parade! The Steam locos will be pulling the handmade passenger carriages through the parkland and into woodland, a truly unique view of the tractor show in the main field. Why not step off the train at the woodland station and have a close up wander around the exhibiting vintage tractors, engines and vehicles for a really different day out.

The Engine Shed and museum will be open displaying our collection of steam and diesel engines (not working the line) as well as the hugely popular model railway.

Ride the steam trains, the tractor trailer rides as often as you like.
For the kids there's a treasure hunt and a garden games area, all included in your ticket.

Online tickets bought by 5pm the day before the event are the best available price.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE ON THE DAY - CARD AND CASH ACCEPTED.

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

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.