Severn Valley Railway Education - Safety First
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Every journey ends with a memory.

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Bringing learning out of the classroom

Activities for Schools, Nurseries & Playgroups

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.

Preview Visits

Preview visits are available for teachers to conduct a risk assessment prior to the visit. Tickets are limited to two per booking and are date limited. When requesting these tickets you will be asked for the proposed date of  your preliminary visit.

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 (or part of 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.

Our Insurance

As 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 . . .

Disabled Visitors

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.

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