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Steam Train Railway Tickets Staffordshire

Cheddleton, Staffordshire

  • Tickets for the Churnet Valley Railway
  • Hop-on and off along the way!
  • Great value for money ticket deals
  • Time to explore stations & countryside

What's Included

  • Churnet Valley Railway tickets for unlimited all day travel on the line throughout the day
  • Valid for use on standard blue and green running days
  • You can break your journey as often as you like

Tickets for Two

  • Under 18s must be accompanied by and adult 18+

Family Tickets

  • 2 adults (18+) and 2 children (4-17) or 2 adults and one senior (60+)

What Can I Expect

Your ticket to ride the Churnet Valley Railway! Discover the most picturesque little heritage railway line you can imagine in the heart of Staffordshire. We have tickets for two, as well as family tickets (which are for two adults & two children, or two adults and one senior), to travel the line from Froghall to Ipstones and back.

The great thing about these ticket deals is that you're able to hop on and hop off along the way. You can depart on either the 10:30 or the 13:30 train from Froghall Station. If you do the journey in one go, it lasts approximately 2 hours, covering 22 miles, taking in tunnels, escarpments, climbs, junctions and stations.

Many visitors to Churnet Railway disembark at some point along the journey, so they can make the most of the stunning countryside. Why not alight at Consall Station? It's the jewel in the crown of this steam railway. Peaceful and quiet due to the remoteness (there's no access by car here), this sleepy little stop consists of a lovely wooden station building.

When at Consall, we can highly recommend a pause at the nearby Black Lion public house. And you can walk the lovely towpath, which takes you past the Flint Mill and alongside the Cauldron Canal and River Churnet to Cheddleton, where you can hop on a train again.

Cheddleton Station is also well-worth a visit. It's the headquarters of the Churnet Valley Railway association and location for many of the regular events held here. The main station building is a wonderful example of Victorian railway architecture (just look at those chimney stacks!) and lucky to still be standing, as many of the original buildings were demolished. Make sure you visit the small museum in this Grade II listed station and check out what's happening in the loco sheds too.

At Ipstones, all passengers remain in the train, whilst the loco ‘runs around' and re-hooks up to the carriages to start the return journey back to Froghall.

Froghall's lovely red brick building might look old, but it was actually built in 2003, as a faithful representation of what would have stood there. Take a peek inside and you'll find a very authentic waiting room and a superb award-winning tea room. What can possibly be better than a fresh brew and a cake whilst listening to the steam locos whistling and chuff-chuffing past the window? Buy your Churnet Valley Railway tickets online now!


  • Valid for blue and green running days, Monday to Sunday, excluding special event days
  • Please check the Churnet Valley Railway calendar once you have registered your voucher 
  • Depart from Froghall Station 10:30am or 1:30pm to start your journey
  • The journey lasts approximately 2 hours if you start and finish at Froghall
  • Spend the whole day if you want to hop on and hop off at stations en route


  • Churnet Valley Railway, Staffordshire

Suitable For

  • Family tickets are valid for two adults aged 18+ and 2 children aged 4-17 or two adults and one senior aged 60+
  • Children under 4 are free
  • Additional tickets can be purchased on the day if required
  • Dog tickets are available for £10.00 per dog on the day


  • Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

  • The supplier cannot guarantee the specific departure time of trains and reserves the right to cancel or alter a train in the case of mechanical issue
  • Services are powered by steam locomotives, unless stated otherwise. On the occasions a steam locomotive is not available, one of the heritage diesel locomotives will be in operation


4 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4
Total Reviews: 23
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Find out what other customers think of the experience


  based on 23 reviews

Rating: 4 stars
WE had a lovely day travelling on the railway, we stopped off at all the stations had a walk along ...
Rating: 4 stars
Gillian Parkes
The trip was most enjoyable. We travelled between 3 stations and were able to hop on and hop off as...
Rating: 4 stars
My sons aged 11 and 8 really enjoyed the day especially when they were allowed on the footplate to ...
Rating: 4 stars
graham coram
great day on steam train would reccomend churnett valley railway very nostalgic
Rating: 4 stars
Enjoyable afternoon trip with 4 year old grandson, who was really fascinated by all things to do wi...
Rating: 4 stars
All enjoyed. Friendly and informative volunteers.
Rating: 4 stars
Sarah Smith
Great service, price and fun day for all of the family.
Rating: 4 stars
Ran Davies
Very nice indeed.
Rating: 4 stars
Vivian Taylor
We had a lovely day out at Churnet Valley Railway! Great to actually ride on a steam train - took m...
Rating: 4 stars
Veronica Poulton
We had a great time with our six year old and three year old grandchildren. I have purchased anoth...
Rating: 4 stars
Pat Golden
Lovely day out
Rating: 4 stars
Linda Parton
A lovely day out once we had sorted the voucher out, took a while to retrieve. Worth it though on t...
Rating: 4 stars
The Hughes's
Great well maintained heritage railway in lovely surroundings with lots to see around the stations ...
Rating: 4 stars
S. L.
Excellent value for money. Only difficulty was understanding who we had to email to say we wanted t...
Rating: 4 stars
A nice day out, very pleasant staff at the stations etc Getting the voucher confirmed by Into the ...
Rating: 4 stars
Spencer Hartwell
Wonderful day out, I could not recommend it enough to anybody. Young and old alike will appreciate ...
Rating: 4 stars
Great day out very friendly,and no hassle using the voucher
Rating: 4 stars
mel hall
Excellent value for money, friendly staff at the railway. Nice walks from Cheddleton station.
Rating: 4 stars
Peter Halfpenny
Had a lovely family day out. Managed to book for the science fiction special day, so having a pictu...
Rating: 4 stars
Great fun for any train enthusiast - very pretty scenery, lovely staff and the walk back down the t...
Rating: 4 stars
Lynn Penny
A lovely day out. Scenery and trains wonderful.
Rating: 4 stars
keith henshall
excellent value we will do this again sometime next year.
Rating: 4 stars
pete healey
1st class, how train travel used to be. Nice pubs for refreshment close to each station. Lovely fam...