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Every journey ends with a memory.

Step Back to the 1940s

Journey back in time with music, re-enactors and memorabilia

June 24th & 25th, July 1st & 2nd

Step Back to the 1940s

We turn the clocks back to the 1940s with this light-hearted journey back to wartime Britain.

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With a fantastic selection of daytime attractions up and down the line, get dressed up and join in with the celebrations with costumed re-enactors on our stations and in our trains helping to tell the wartime story!

The return of the Battle, Big Band Show and a whole host of other much-loved attractions will keep you entertained.

Attractions include:

  • Vintage bus rides at Kidderminster
  • Winston Churchill & King George VI in attendance
  • The Battle returns to Highley
  • Exhilarating firefighting reenactment and display at Kidderminster, courtesy of NFS & AFS Vehicles Group
  • Vintage Marketplace in The Engine House
  • Vintage caravan display & advanced dressing station at Arley
  • Paddock Railway at Hampton Loade open on all four days
  • Musical enterainment up and down the line
  • Wartime newsreel at The Engine House
  • All-new shop display at Kidderminster
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, featuring a Lancaster and Spitfire (subject to availability)
  • Big Band Show with the Worcestershire Jazz Orchestra and special guests, featuring Paul Harper and The D-Day Darlings on June 24th & July 1st.
More information available soon.
        Revised fares apply
        Booking fee
         One-day rover
         Pre-book & save
        £23.40 £16.20
        £70.60  £1.75 per booking
         Purchased on the day
         Two-day rover

         Pre-book & save
         £1.75 per booking
         Purchased on the day
         Big Band Show only

         Pre-book & save £11.00 £11.00 £11.00 - £1.75 per booking
        Evening train on Saturdays
        from and to Bridgnorth
         Other information

        Annual Family Pass: NOT VALID, Children: 4 - 15 years, Family: 2 adults + 2, 3 or 4 children, Seniors: 60+.

        To qualify for 'pre-book & save' prices these tickets must be purchased at least five working days in advance of your visit.
        Tickets may also be purchased at the same price by calling 01562 757900 (option 1).
        These tickets include FREE admission to The Engine House, our Visitor Centre at Highley.

        The Evening 1940s Big Band Show takes place at Kidderminster on June 24th & July 1st at 7.30pm; a separate charge applies, and tickets (wristbands) for this show MUST be purchased if you wish to attend, whether you have a daytime travel ticket or not.
        Admission to Kidderminster Station and the Evening Shows will not be permitted without a wristband after 7.00pm.

        A travel-only ticket for the Band Show train from Bridgnorth on the Saturday evenings is available in addition to the Show wristband for anyone who does NOT have a daytime travel ticket, but would like to travel from Bridgnorth for the show. The train departs from Bridgnorth at 6.35pm These tickets are available from Bridgnorth Booking Office on the day (not available in advance). Please note, this train is only available for passengers with a Band Show wristband.

        *Through tickets to Bridgnorth from National Rail will need to be upgraded at our Booking Offices on payment of the surcharge.

        The following passes are NOT VALID during the event: Heritage railway Passes, BR/LT Passes and Passes from Privatised Railways such as Virgin, London Midland, Chiltern, SVR Free ticket vouchers for Adult, Child or Family tickets or any discount schemes normally in operation.


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