Safety First . . .
As a responsible tourist
organisation and train operating company we take the safety of our
visitors and staff very seriously indeed.Safety Booklet
All visit organisers are
advised to refer to our booklet 'Essential Pre-Visit Reading For School
Group Leaders' (please see 'Teacher Downloads' page).
Please request the
password for this when booking and do not hesitate to contact us with
any particular queries.
A preview visit is available for Risk Assessment purposes only. You will have the opportunity to meet with a member of our Education Team who can discuss your requirements and any issues or concerns you may have.
Free Adult Places
The Severn Valley
Railway operates a free places scheme for supervising adults, which
varies depending on the number of fare paying children. One adult will
travel free with every ten paying children. In
the interests of safety and discipline and in the interests of our
staff and other passengers, school groups booking visits to the Severn
Valley Railway must take up the free allocation of supervisors’ places.
you would expect from a train operating company, Severn Valley Railway
(Holdings) PLC maintains comprehensive public liability insurance. A copy
of our schedule of insurance cover can be found in our booklet
'Essential Pre-Visit Reading for School Group Leaders'.
Accessibility . . .
Some of our trains are specially adapted for use by adults and children who are less able.
Please ask about which trains are most appropriate for the needs of your group.
Are you Eligible for a Grant?
With assistance from other outside organisations we are currently able to offer the following grant to help you cut the cost of a visit to the Severn Valley Railway.
Historical Model Railway Society
Grants of at least £100 per school are available for schools undertaking a project related event. Conditions surrounding this grant are not onerous. Interested teachers should discuss this option with our Education Officer at the time of booking.