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05TH
May

Wroxham Boat Trips

If you’re enjoying a day out around Norfolk, why not take a journey on our train from Aylsham to the bustling town of Wroxham, for a boat trip on the famous and picturesque Norfolk Broads.

A 15-20 minute walk from the Bure Valley station will bring you to Wroxham Bridge, where..

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13TH
Apr

Aylsham Attractions

Your Bure Valley Railway journey may start at our Aylsham station - in the beautiful, historic market town on the River Bure. Whilst there's plenty to do in and around the station, we thought we'd share our favourite things to do and visit in Aylsham. Let us know if there's..

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20TH
Jul

The Railway Children remake to bring a ‘much-needed boost’ to Norfolk’s steam railways

With the remake of popular film The Railway Children hitting cinemas from July 11th 2022, Bure Valley Railway are excited for what it could mean for the UK’s steam railway industry.

The story follows a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village via steam train during the Second..

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15TH
Jun

Colour in our Bure Valley trains

Print off and get stuck into colouring in ten engines of the Bure Valley Railway.

Which of our trains have you travelled on?

We'd love to share your colouring on our Facebook page too!

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31ST
May

Strawberries and Steam July Weekends at the Bure Valley Railway

We're thrilled to be welcoming in the new Summer season by hosting our popular Strawberries and Steam event at our stations.

A delicious taste of British summer awaits our weekend visitors in July.

Enjoy a nostalgic journey by steam with a free traditional summer treat of strawberries and cream.

Every full..

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19TH
May

Father’s Day at the Bure Valley Railway

We’re looking forward to welcoming dads on the railway this Father’s Day weekend.

Dads travel FREE with another full fare paying adult on the 18th and 19th June and can tuck into a delicious locally sourced roast beef dinner (or veggie lasagne) at our Whistlestop Cafe after their train journey.

Book..

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26TH
Apr

How to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee in Norfolk 2022

This year, 2022, marks the year Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. This landmark event is to celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years of service.

Get involved by joining us this half-term in the run-up to the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend which takes place..

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11TH
Apr

Paw-fect Dogs Day Out

Dogs truly are man's best friend and now they can join you on the railway for a fun day out with all the family.

Come down to the railway this May 2nd Bank Holiday in our canine fit carriages for a doggy day out. As a special treat, all dogs travel..

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29TH
Mar

Whistlestop Café Relaunch Opening Day

The Whistlestop Café’s team at the Bure Valley Railway’s Aylsham Station can’t wait to welcome customers to the Café’s relaunch open day on Saturday, 2nd April. There is a new menu with an emphasis on homemade and our baker, Lesley, has been hard at work putting together a selection..

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28TH
Mar

All aboard the Easter Eggspress!

We're thrilled to be welcoming in the new Spring season by hosting our popular Easter event at our stations.

Hop on board the Easter Eggspress at the Bure Valley Railway over the Easter school holiday, 2nd to 18th April, for an eggciting day out for all the family.

Enjoy a wonderful journey..

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22ND
Mar

Top Green Award for Norfolk Heritage Railway

Bure Valley Railway is proud to announce that at the Heritage Railway Association Annual Awards on Saturday, 19 th March, the Railway was the winner of the HRA Award for Environmental Innovation for its work on sustainable steam.

Over the last year, the Railway has been taking a National leading role..

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16TH
Mar

Places to eat in Wroxham

Wroxham village is a short walk from our Wroxham Station, so if you fancy a bite to eat and a look at the Norfolk Broads it’s well worth the walk before your return train.

The Kings Head is a traditional pub with river views and the perfect place..

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15TH
Mar

Wroxham Attractions

Broads Tours



Journey by steam train through picturesque Norfolk countryside from Aylsham to Wroxham where a 15-20 minute walk from the Station will bring you to Wroxham Bridge, the starting point for Broads Tours boat trips on the beautiful Norfolk Broads. Find out more here.

Wroxham Barns



A short..

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19TH
Nov

A Day Out on Steam Train to Santa

Kick off the festive season with a visit to Santa aboard a steam train, the perfect treat for the whole family.

Your Christmas experience starts with a welcome from our station staff at Wroxham Station before making your way to the steam train ready for a fun-filled ride to..

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05TH
Aug

A family day out at Bure Valley Railway

Begin your day… in Aylsham, the market town is where we start our steam train journey. Before you board we hope you’ve had a chance to explore the quaint shops along Red Lion Street and stocked up on refreshments at our café.

Ten minutes’ drive from Aylsham station is Blickling..

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26TH
Jan

February Half Term: What's On

Half term is approaching, so we’ve got a week packed full of fun for Kids and Parents alike!

Our popular Teddy Bear Express is back for another year. Here’s 8 reasons to come down to our Aylsham Station this February Half-Term.

1) Free Travel for Kids this February Half Term!



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16TH
Apr

Wroxham Station Opening

On Saturday 16th April 2016, the new Station layout at Wroxham was formally opened. The opening ceremony was performed by David Hastings, a long standing supporter of the railway and leader of Broadland District Council at the time the railway was built. He was assisted by Ken Girvan - Chairman..

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26TH
Sep

Steam in Minature

Thank you to everyone who attended our "Steam in Miniature" event which took place on the 26th and 27th September 2015.

A great day was had by all, adults and children alike. View our wonderful photos of the event showcasing steam engines in different scales and sizes on display..

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05TH
Jun

How to cook on a loco

A fab way to end a hard day on the engine and filming. Sitting down to eat at the end of the day with a menu we cooked in the locomotive's smokebox.

On the menu tonight: White fish on a bed of spinach served with boiled baby potatoes and..

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