Autumn Gala

Autumn Gala

7 & 8 September 2024, 10:45 – 17:00

Our Autumn Gala sees the full operational Moors Valley Railway fleet in service.

Demonstration freight trains will be in service in addition to passenger trains

As well as frequent passenger trains, you can also enjoy:

  • Different locomotives in steam each day.
  • Some special visiting locomotives…more to be revealed!
  • Double heading on some services.
  • Demonstration trains pulling our freight wagon fleet and original Tucktonia covered coaches.

Gala Rover exclusives

Make the most of your visit with a Gala Day Rover or Gala Weekend Rover ticket, providing unlimited travel on one or both days, plus access to:

  • An engine shed, yard and workshop tour at 15:00.
  • The Dorset Flyer service: a non-stop round trip from platform 1 at Kinsgmere Station.
  • The Loco Challenge: Ride behind all rostered locos and win a prize! Ask for a challenge sheet when collecting your tickets, get it clipped with each engine, and claim your prize from the Kingsmere Station shop when complete!


Gala Weekend Roverbest value
Unlimited travel on both days
Shed, yard and workshop tour
The Dorset Flyer
The Loco Challenge
£24.00 £30.00
Gala Day Rover
Unlimited travel on day of purchase
Shed, yard and workshop tour
The Dorset Flyer
The Loco Challenge
£14.95 £19.95

Gala Weekend Rover and Gala Day Rover tickets are the best way to enjoy this event, however Return and Single tickets will also available.

Tickets can be purchased on the day at both Kingsmere and Lakeside stations. Both stations accept payment by cash or credit/debit card.

Gala Weekend Rover tickets will also be available to pre-book online nearer to the event.

Our usual selection of drinks, ice cream and snacks will be available, as well as gifts and souvenirs to remind you of a great day out.