Events

Grand Summer Gala

Grand Summer Gala

15 & 16 June 2024, 10:45 – 17:00

Our biggest event of the year! Our Grand Summer Gala sees the full operational Moors Valley Railway fleet in service, alongside visiting traction engines, classic cars and more.

Different locos will be in steam each day

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

  • Different locomotives in steam each day
  • Double heading on some services
  • Demonstration trains pulling our freight wagon fleet and original Tucktonia covered coaches
  • Full size and miniature traction engines
  • Classic cars and military vehicles
  • Plus more to be announced!

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 New Forester service: a double reverse run of the line on Sunday at 10:15 from Kingsmere Station, available exclusively to Gala Weekend Rover ticket holders.
  • 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!

Fares

Child
2-15
Adult
16+
Gala Weekend Roverbest value
Unlimited travel on both days
Shed, yard and workshop tour
The Dorset Flyer
The New Forester
The Loco Challenge

£24.00 £30.00
Gala Day Rover
Unlimited travel on Saturday or Sunday
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.

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.

Play trains with us!

Our carriage shed will be home to the ultimate children’s train set

We’ve also teamed up with Trainmaster, who will be transforming our carriage shed into the ultimate children’s train set!

Featuring giant hands-on track, electric trains, a ride on train, crafts and fancy dress, jump on board and play!