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Events, Parties & Experiences

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Fun for all the family!

Looking for something extra special for your trip to Whistlestop Valley?

We host a wide range of events and experiences all year round for both children and adults to enjoy!

From Character days to the Santa Express. 

Just remember to book online in

advance of your visit!

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Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2024 

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Bank Holiday Charity FUN-day!

 

Simply choose the date Monday 26th August 2024 to book your Big or Little Adventure. Our charity fun day will include all the following:

Live music, Train rides, beer tent and lots Whistlestop Fun! 

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Summer Saver Pass

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Summer Saver Pass!

 

Enjoy FREE admission to Whistlestop Valley with a fantastic value Summer Saver Pass!

Free admission on general admission days (BIG Adventures & Little Adventures) for the whole of the 6 week Holiday (Monday 22nd July - Sunday 1st September) NOT valid for special events

  • 10% off purchases from The Firebox cafe at Clayton West Station 

  • 10% off purchases from the Turntable at Shelley Station

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The Friends of Kirklees Light Railway will be hosting their annual Steam & Diesel Gala Weekend.

Happening Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September!

Stay tuned to find out which visiting engines will be coming 

Steam & Diesel Gala

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One last train journey together...

 

Whistlestop Valley is proud to offer friends and families the opportunity to take a final train journey together with a loved one aboard a funeral train.

Funeral Train

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Children's Parties

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Parties can be booked on most standard Saturdays and Sundays.

Including food, train journey and much more Whistlestop Valley fun!

 

Parties cost just £17.95 per child for a minimum of 12 children & a maximum of 20 children.

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Standard Afternoon Tea Experience

Our standard Afternoon Tea can be purchased as an add-on to Big Adventure tickets. Afternoon Tea includes a delicious selection of fresh finger sandwiches, scones served with butter, fresh cream and fruity jam, sweet treats and cakes, served with your choice of freshly brewed tea/coffee. 

 

 

Hungry Engineers Afternoon Tea:

Are you visiting on one of our Young Engineers days? Will you have a Hungry Engineer with you by lunchtime? We've got the perfect solution: our Hungry Engineers Afternoon Tea!

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Standard Afternoon Tea Experience

Our standard Afternoon Tea can be purchased as an add-on to Big Adventure tickets. Afternoon Tea includes a delicious selection of fresh finger sandwiches, scones served with butter, fresh cream and fruity jam, sweet treats and cakes, served with your choice of freshly brewed tea/coffee. 

 

Hungry Engineers Afternoon Tea

Are you visiting on one of our Young Engineers days? Will you have a Hungry Engineer with you by lunchtime? We've got the perfect solution: our Hungry Engineers Afternoon Tea!

Afternoon Tea Tickets 

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Your bespoke party awaits!

We have the perfect venue to hold a bespoke party or event from a small adult birthday party to a full-on wedding reception.

Bespoke Party

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Have you ever wanted to ride on the footplate of a steam engine? 

 

Book a footplate ride today or buy the experience as a gift voucher & the recipient can book their experience at their own convenience!

Footplate Ride

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PEEP PEEP!

Thomas & Friends will be back at Whistlestop Valley in 2024!

 

Tickets are on sale now!

Day Out With Thomas

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Paddington™

 

THE NATION'S FAVOURITE MARMALADE LOVING BEAR IS COMING TO WHISTLESTOP VALLEY ON SATURDAY 17TH AND SUNDAY 18TH 2024!
 

Come along to plenty of Whistlestop fun and appearances from Paddington™ at intervals throughout the day.

Train tickets for Paddington™

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BRAND NEW for 2024!

Book your tickets for our Tea, Trains and Classic Vehicles.

 

WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE & WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY 2024 FROM 3PM-8PM

Facilities include - steam train ride, hot drink and cake or scone, adventure playground & classic vehicle show.

CLASSIC VEHICLE DRIVERS CAN ATTEND FREE OF CHARGE

Tea, Train and Classic Vehicles

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Bluey and Bingo are coming to Whistlestop Valley! 

Book our train tickets below 

Train tickets for Bluey and Bingo

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Seasonal events in 2024 

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Easter Eggspress ft. Whistlestop Wonderland

Have a cracking time this Easter as you hop aboard Whistlestop Valley's Easter Eggspress and join the wonderful Wonderland characters from our friends at the Fun Cast Character Company!

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Easter Eggspress ft. Whistlestop Wonderland

Have a cracking time this Easter as you hop aboard Whistlestop Valley's Easter Eggspress and join the wonderful Wonderland characters from our friends at the Fun Cast Character Company!

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Story time with Santa 

Bring your little ones on selective Thursdays throughout December and enjoy a Magical story with Santa!

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Santa Paws - New for 2024!

Bring your four legged friend along for a festive treat with all the family! 

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Halloween Ghost Train

On the evening of your visit, you will be booked onto a specific train departure time which will transport you from Clayton West Station to... Who Knows Where?!

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Santa Express & SEND train 

This festive season, step aboard the steam-heated carriages on one of our Christmas Experiences 

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