30th July 2014

SPOOKY GOINGS ON AT SEVERN VALLKEY RAILWAY There's something strange coming to the Severn Valley Railway this Halloween as the Ghost Trains return on 25th, 30th and 31st October 2014.

Children and adults alike are encouraged to wear fancy dress for the thrilling night-time ride through the countryside. There will be a fancy dress parade for children and a small gift for those taking part.

On arrival at Kidderminster station, there will be some ghostly entertainment including a children’s disco from 5.30pm before the ghost train departs into the night and, hopefully, back again!

The stations will be suitably spooky for the occasion, while some of SVR’s frightening staff will be on the train giving out ghoulish goody bags to the children.

Clare Gibbard, SVR’s marketing and communications manager, said: “It is rumoured that some of our stations are haunted, not to mention the long dark tunnel, so keep a look-out as you travel along.”

Services depart at 6pm, 6.50pm and 8pm on each night and the journey takes approximately 75 minutes and tickets must be pre-booked in advance. Passengers do not leave the train during their journey.

There is also a host of Halloween-themed family fun on during October half-term, whatever the weather, with daily services running from October 25th to November 2nd.

Enjoy a magical train ride along the Severn Valley and look out for the clues to our 'spooky' competition during your journey, for a chance to win some great prizes.

The SVR’s Engine House Visitor Centre at Highley also welcomes back Pickle Lily Magic this year, who will be presenting their magic show at intervals during the day on October 28th, 29th and 30th.

Every journey on the Severn Valley Railway is different so why not create your own itinerary.

The Engine House is also home to an array of exhibitions, an impressive collection of reserve locomotives and a majestic Royal Carriage. There is also a gift shop, restaurant and outdoor railway-themed play area.

Families can also visit Peter’s Railway Young Engineers Centre at The Engine House, featuring interactive exhibits and informative visuals from Christopher Vine’s popular children’s books about Peter, his Grandpa and the miniature steam railway they build down on the farm, teaching children about railway engineering and how a steam locomotive works.

Admission to our Visitor Centre, and all activities listed above for half term are free with our Kidderminster to Bridgnorth, 'Freedom of the Line' tickets or an Annual Family Pass during the day time.

For more information, or to book tickets, visit www.svr.co.uk, call 01562 757900 or visit the Severn Valley Railway Families Facebook page.