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Steam Railway:Colne Valley Railway

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Steam Railway, £4-£15


Colne Valley Railway

Colne Valley Railway



Hedingham Station,
Yeldham Road,
Castle Hedingham,


COVID UPDATE - Open ticketsavailable fixed amount per train.Travelling Post Office and Signal are closed.Buffet providing food, no indoor seating

Enjoy a trip on our mile length of line on the original Colne Valley and Halstead Railway. Re-located buildings, signal boxes etc. all lovingly restored by volunteers. Mixture of Steam and diesel operating days, special events throughout the year (see website for details).

Miniature 7 1/4" railway, garden layout and large 00 gauge layout. Visit the working signal box, exhibition centre, Travelling Post Office and shop. Excellent buffet facilities, large free car park. Admission covers all facilities.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Public transport is not available on Sunday

Opening details

Open March- October every Sunday 10:30 am -5 pm, Bank Holiday Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during school holidays plus many other special event days. Please check opening dates and times before visiting.


Operating Day with Steam: Adults £12, Seniors £10, Children (3 and over) £8, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £36.00, Dogs £2.

Diesel Day: Adults £8, Seniors £6, Children £4, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £22, Dogs £2.

Fireman Sam & Paw Patrol: Adults £12, Seniors £9, Children (3 and over) £6, Family £33, Dog £2.

Day Out With Thomas: Advance prices - Adults £14, Seniors £12, Children (2 -14) £10, Family £44



Plan route to Colne Valley Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 773361  Lat: 51.99503 Long: 0.58110

By Road:
Situated about 10 miles north of Braintree on the A1017.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Public transport is not available on Sunday

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


Ramp available to trains and into some buildings. Escorted level crossing over railway track Restaurant - outdoor seating only suitable for wheelcahir users.