Visitors can enjoy an exciting train ride on one of the SVR’s heritage steam locomotives as it takes them on a journey through the Severn Valley Countryside to meet Peppa Pig and George on Sunday, May 8th.
The famous children’s TV characters will be appearing at intervals at The Engine House Visitor Centre at Highley during the day, for visitors to come and meet them.
While there, families can enjoy plenty of laughs and be wowed by amazing tricks as children’s entertainer and magician David Oakley performs his magic show ‘A Box of Tricks’ throughout the day.
What’s more, visitors can explore the range of interactive exhibits on offer, from the Railway’s reserve collection of full-size heritage steam locomotives and the Peter’s Railway Young Engineers Centre to the SVR 50th Anniversary Exhibition and wealth of railway artefacts.
The Engine House’s outdoor play area will also be open for some hands-on fun, and if full-size steam engines aren’t enough, the Coalyard Miniature Railway at Kidderminster and the Paddock Garden Railway at Hampton Loade will be running, weather permitting.
Peppa Pig & George aren’t the only children’s favourites heading to the Railway this year – none other than one marmalade sandwich-loving bear will be making his SVR debut on September 11th for a Paddington Visit event.
For steam fans of all ages, two very special visitors are making a star appearance at the Railway in September. Recently voted the World’s most famous steam locomotive – Flying Scotsman will come face to face with renowned engine Tornado, the first steam locomotive to be built in Britain since the 1960s, for the very first time - a spectacle sure to draw the crowds.
Clare Gibbard, the SVR’s marketing and communications manager said: “We thought that 2015, our Golden Jubilee, was an exciting year for the Railway, but what a year 2016 is shaping up to be!
“We’ve got something for all ages, from popular TV characters to famous steam engines heading our way, and, as ever, there are endless opportunities for a great day out, from exciting journeys along the line to exploring our historic stations and enjoying the beautiful countryside, not to mention all the fun to be had at The Engine House.”
The Railway is now up-and-running every weekend until daily opening launches on Tuesday, May 3rd.
For more information about all the SVR’s events and more, visit www.svr.co.uk, call 01562 757900 or see the Severn Valley Railway Families page on Facebook.
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