Avon Valley Railway
Telephone: 0117 932 5538
Avon Valley Railway offers more than a train ride: it also offers the opportunity to explore the delights of the river valley.
The heart of the railway is Bitton Station, an original Midland Railway station, which like the locomotives, carriages and track has been restored by a team of dedicated volunteers. This is your chance to travel back in time to train journeys of yesteryear.
And we offer a host of special trips too from Teddy Bears' Picnic to Santa Steam Specials. Plus there's visits from Thomas the Tank Engine and the chance to spoil an adult with courses giving them the chance to drive a real steam train!
Not forgetting the chance to enjoy a Sunday Lunch on board or a child's birthday party!
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It may be worth checking out Avon Valley Railway's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Avon Valley Railway before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
Trains run every Sunday from April to October, Tuesdays to Thursdays during school holidays plus Wednesdays in June and July. Diesel trains also run some Saturdays. Santa trains every weekend in December. See website through the link for full timetable, which shows something in every month.
Avon Valley Railway provides a full cafe service with seating in a restored carriage on the station platform. There is also a picnic area at Avon Riverside.
Salads and jacket potatoes available during the summer months.
"Can I have one of those?"
Lots of Thomas the Tank Engine goodies, pocket money items available for the children. Railway books, magazines and DVDs for the enthusiast.
"i need a wee"
Disabled toilet and baby changing facilities.
and baby come too...
No milk warming facilities available.
"are we there yet?"
Bitton Station is midway between Bristol and Bath on the A431, one mile from Keynsham. Car parking is free. By Rail ÃâÂÂ" the nearest station is Keynsham. By Bus ÃâÂÂ" bus services operate between Bristol and Bath. Travel Line 0871 2002233 By Bike ÃâÂÂ" join the Bristol and Bath Railway Path direct to Bitton Station (route 4 of the National Cycle Network)
...got any top tips?
Specific activities such as Santa Steam Special, Murder Mystery nights, Sunday Lunches, Driver Experience Courses require advance booking at the Station Booking Office. Family friendly with baby changing facilities, buggies welcome on board the train too. The site is disabled friendly with level access to all areas. Disabled toilet on the station platform but not on the trains. Railway carriage converted for wheelchair users available on most trains with ramp to gain access from platform.
Prices & Admission
Entrance to the station site is Free!
Steam days Diesel days
Adults £7.50 £6.50
Over 60s £6.50 £5.50
Children (5 to 14) £5.50 £5
Family (2A, 4C) £21.50 £18
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