Events & Experiences

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 Dinosaur Days to Santa Specials. 

Just remember to book online in

advance of your visit!

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All year round events

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 Parties

Children's Parties

Parties can be booked on most standard Saturdays and Sundays. Including food, train journeys, party games and much more fun!

 

Parties cost just £14.95 per child for a minimum of 12 children & a maximum of 20 children.

Dinosaur Ranger Adventure

Ever wanted to meet a dinosaur?

Or, be taught the skills needed to

be a Dinosaur Ranger by real-life Jurassic experts?! 

 

Coming back in 2022!  Stay tuned for more details.

Traditionally taking place on the first Sunday in September.  Stay tuned for details of the 2022 event.

Vintage Vehicle Rally

Traditionally held on the second weekend of September.

More information about 2022's Gala will be released nearer the time.

Steam & Diesel Gala

Photography Days

Click, click click!

 

Whistlestop Valley’s Photography Days offer attendees an opportunity to use their digital cameras in a more creative way whilst photographing different areas of the Kirklees Light Railway.

Bus & Coach Weekend

Come along to Whistlestop Valley on Saturday 2nd October 2021 for a heritage Plaxton coach rally at Clayton West Station!

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

 

Purchase an experience today or buy the experience as a gift and we will provide a list of available dates along with the gift voucher.

Footplate Ride

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

Seasonal Events

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The Wizard Express

This October half term, join the Fun Cast Character Company's Masters & Mistresses of Wizarding Mayhem on

The Wizard Express, a spectacular steam train express which will transport you Wizarding Class at Shelley Station.

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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 Specials

This festive season, step aboard the steam-heated carriages of our Santa Specials & be transported to the North Pole.

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Christmas 
Elf Experience

Two of Santa’s cheeky elves have missed the sleigh and failed to make it to the North Pole! So, Santa has set them to work, recruiting new elves into the festive ranks. 

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Mrs Claus' Christmas Adventure

There's a real treat in store for the young ones this Christmas as they join Mrs Claus for her Christmas Adventure!

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Mince Pie Specials

Everyone knows there's always room for one more mince pie, so why not join Whistlestop Valley this New Year for your final mince pie of the festive season and blow away some Christmas cobwebs in the process?!

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