Peak Rail welcomes your family to journey back (baaack) to a bygone age and experience the historic thrill of steam and diesel on their preserved railway! Operating between Rowsley South and Matlock Platform 2, it's a decent distance of 4 miles and it's perfect for a short ride with the smalls. It's open throughout the year plus from May to September the picnic area will be open. For people with disabilities they have a special adapted carriage which is fully accessible for wheelchair uses.
At the Darley Dale Station the waiting facilities feature railway books and books for pre-school children, plus a selection of DVDs. Right beside this is their small museum with an exhibition artistically charting the history of the former Midland line that ran between Matlock and Rowsley. There is a selection of nostalgic old photographs, vintage artefacts, original posters, interesting items of memorabilia and various historic documents on display. More than enough to satisfy a casual interest but also a big bonus for true train enthusiasts who'll appreciate what they're seeing!
At Rowsley South Station there's a buffet in the station serving hot and cold snacks, but also the peak rail picnic area - so it's up to you! Plus certain days between April to September you can get ice creams etc from The Break Van. With limited opening it's not worth depending on unless you plan carefully, but a nice treat should it happen to coincide!
Please see website for details
Matlock Station, Station Yard,
Kids (3-15): £4.50
Under 3's: Free
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £30.50
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Yes, there are accessible toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Peak Rail has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
Yes, Peak Rail is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.
Yes, Peak Rail have stated they are pushchair friendly.
Peak Rail has not told us if they are dog friendly.
Anything else I should know?
There is an onsite shop