The Wizard Express


Whats happening on the day? 

A specific train departure time will transport you from Clayton West Station to Shelley Station where you'll take part in a spellbinding Wizard School!


Where our magical guests will help all the wannabe witches/wizards learn everything they need to know for a life of broomstick-riding, wand-waving & potion-making! 


The time you select when making your booking is the time your train departs from Clayton West Station - don't be late or you might end up on the wrong side of She Who Can't Possibly be Named! 


You will be welcome to arrive at Clayton West Station to use the facilities from 10am, with the facilities closing at 5pm sharp each day. 

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Whats included? 

  • Return steam train ride (25 minutes each way)

  • A spellbinding 20 minute Wizard School

  • Access to the outdoor playgrounds

  • Access to The Pillow (jumping pillow)

  • Access to The Shed with craft activities (subject to COVID restrictions)

  • Wizard-themed trail

  • Platform rides on Tram No. 7

  • Rides on the Clayton Flyer miniature railway

Fancy dress is encouraged! 

**Please note that any infant under 2 who will be taking part in the

Wizarding School will require a full price child's ticket**

**Please note that all children must be accompanied

by at least one adult at all times** 

A £1.80 booking fee will apply to all transactions

(per transaction, not per ticket).

Times & Ticket Prices

The event will take place on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th October 2021. 


Visitors will book onto a specific train departure time, with trains departing every hour from 10am until the last service at 3pm. Visitors will spend 40 minutes at Shelley Station before their return train ride, but can spend as long as they like at Clayton West Station before/after their journey. 

Ticket Prices


Adult: £9.95

Child: (2-16 years): £9.95

Infant (under 2): FREE

Family of 4: £37.95

Family of 5: £46.95

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable unless the service is cancelled by Whistlestop Valley.  


If a service operates as scheduled but a ticket holder is unable to attend/use their tickets for whatever reason, no refund will be given.


If you find yourself unable to travel due to COVID government restrictions or because of COVID self-isolation, please email us at least 48 hours before your date of travel and we can offer you some options.  After that cut-off time, we regret that we will be unable to offer you any alternatives.


Whistlestop Valley will do its best to operate the advertised services. 


Should the Whistlestop Valley cancel an advertised service, tickets may be transferred to an alternative service (subject to availability) or a full refund may be given.


Vouchers, offers, promotions, discounts & groupons are not valid for this event.

Please note

For the purpose of this event, a child is classed as aged 2-16 years.  It is assumed that children under the age of 2 will sit on laps on the train journey and will not participate in the Wizard School. 


Please note that this is a child-focussed event and adult-only bookings will not be permitted for safeguarding reasons. All adult tickets should be purchased alongside at least one full-price child's ticket and vice versa.

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