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Easter Egg Hunt

Apedale Valley Light Railway Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Easter Egg Hunt. Steam trains 11:30-4pm. Standard fares apply. Can you spot the Easter Eggs down the railway? Prizes for kids who get them all!

Preserved and classic vehicle event

We're looking forward to filling the event field with preserved and classic road vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Steam trains will be running on the railway from 1130 until 4pm, with standard fares being charged. Enquiries regarding the event and exhibiting should be directed to

Teddy Bear Outing

A family-focussed event, especially for the little ones. Spot the bears on the journey, solve a puzzle and win a prize. Kids with bears (or other furry friends) travel for free! Steam trains 1130 until 4pm every day, with standard fares charged.

Diesel Gala

The weekend when the collection of internal combustion locos take over the site and the railway. A detailed roster will be published nearer the time, but the intent is that each train will have a different loco - we have plenty to choose from! Trains will run from 1130 to 4pm.

MIlitary Trains Weekend

Apedale boasts the UK's premier collection of railway equipment from the First World War, and this weekend is the opportunity to see it at work. WW1-era locos will haul passenger trains. Freight trains will see both ww1-era and military trains from later years demonstrated. Visitors can also tour our replica Trench, and learn a little […]