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.

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.

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.

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.