Derwent Valley Light Railway
Telephone: 01904 489966
The Derwent Valley Light Railway, which is also known as The Blackberry Line, is a heritage railway line running on about half a mile of the original track.
If you're a lover of trains, great news! You can ride as many times as you like on the day! Fancy a step back into the the Wild Wild West? Then they have the coach for you: Sylvia! Ideal for a great photo opportunity. Kids and adults alike are able to use their imaginations and become Station Master at the ticket office, situated inside the unusual and lovely station building.
The day ticket for Murton Park also allows you to go between the Derwent Valley Light Railway and the many other attractions at Murton Park, as often as you like on the day. The Yorkshire Museum of Farming Museum has two indoor galleries, Four Seasons and Livestock, with fun interactive features for children as well as outdoor exhibits, animals and a nature trail.
Travel further back in time by visiting the full scale reconstructed Viking Village on Murton Park, so that you can experience how the Vikings used to live when the area was part of Danelaw, a region inhabited by the Danes.
Please note that when planning your visit to Derwent Valley Light Railway, you should be aware that the outdoor areas of the site are, in places, uneven and can be slippery in some weather conditions. As a consequence, some areas may be unsuitable for some wheelchairs or mobility aids. Please contact the attraction for further information.
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It may be worth checking out Derwent Valley Light 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 Derwent Valley Light 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.
Sundays and Bank Holidays (until Sept. 25th), trains leave Murton Park Station at the following times:
11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 13.15, 13.45, 14.15, 14.45, 15.15, 15.45, 16.15
Please note: All departures are subject to possible changes.
Santa Specials will run in December 2016:
3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd.
No pre-booking is required.
The Yorkshire Museum of Farming and Viking Village have separate opening times, please check with the attraction.
Derwent Valley Light Railway's visitors are welcome at The Farmhouse Cafe on Murton Park, which serves hot and cold drinks, snacks, homemade cakes, and seasonally themed treats. Vegetarians are also catered for.
"Can I have one of those?"
The Railway Station Shop has railway memorabilia including pottery, key rings, badges, flags, whistles, books including “Rails Along The Derwent” Additionally, Murton Park Shop has pens, pencils, toys, locally produced edibles including sweets, chocolates, traditional preserves, and chutneys.
"i need a wee"
Male and female toilets, including a disabled toilet.
and baby come too...
There is a baby changing facility, and milk can be warmed on request.
"are we there yet?"
Derwent Valley Light Railway is near York, close to the A64 York Bypass. When you get close, there are brown tourist information signs for Yorkshire Museum of Farming. By Car: If driving then at the A64 junction with the A166 (signed Bridlington), follow the A166 (described as "Stamford Bridge Road") for just a few hundred yards then turn left onto Murton Lane. Watch for Murton Park, on the left. Murton Park Station is with The Yorkshire Museum of Farming in Murton Park. By public transport: Murton is served by East Yorkshire Motor Services route 747 (York British Rail Railway Station - Pocklington's EYMS Depot). EYMS bus timetable information from www.eyms.co.uk.
Prices & Admission
Adult - £7.20
Concession - £6.10
Child - £5.00
Under 3s - Free
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) - £20
All include a 10% donation, which can be waived on request.
Reductions are available for groups.
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