Moors Valley Railway

Moors Valley Railway

Moors Valley Railway is open on weekends and Dorset school holidays throughout the year, and daily from June to mid-September.

Moors Valley Railway

Enjoy a ride on an authentic steam train around Moors Valley Country Park. At Kingsmere station you can visit the railway gift shop and refreshments kiosk for hot/cold drinks, ice cream and snacks.

Carrying over 100,000 passengers annually, the railway provides a picturesque journey of just over a mile. Travel along the banks of Moors Lake, through tunnels, a forest incline, and a spiral loop around the play areas.

The railway is run by an extended family team and many dedicated volunteers.

To date, there are 19 steam and 2 diesel locomotives in use on the railway. The majority of the engines have been built here in the workshops at Moors Valley. All the steam trains are fuelled by coal.

For further information about the railway, engines, and carriages, please see the official Moors Valley Railway website. If you have a specific enquiry concerning the railway or would like to make a group booking then please contact the railway direct 01425 471415.

Ticket Prices

AdultChild (2-15 years)
Day Rover£15.95£12.95
Moors Valley Railway Ticket price

Please note: During weekday running in June and early July Kingsmere station is closed and therefore only round trips from Lakeside station will be available. Group discounts are available, however groups of 20 people or more must book in advance. Both stations accept payment by cash or credit/debit card.

Footplate Experience

Have you always wanted to drive a steam engine? If so our Footplate Experience Course is perfect. A one day course on preparing and driving a steam locomotive with lunch and refreshments included, as well as a special train ride for up to six guests.

The course costs £275 per person, or receive a 10% discount when two people book together. Minimum age 18 yrs. For more information or to book, please visit the Moors Valley Railway website Drive A Steam Engine (

Footplate 3

Opening Times

(weekends and Dorset school holidays)

March – May10.45am5pm
June– July (Monday-Friday)10.45am4pm
June– July (Saturday-Sunday)10.45am5pm
August – September10.45am5pm
November – February10.45am4pm

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