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The Wizard Express

25-29 October 2021

This October half term, join the Fun Cast Character Company's Masters & Mistresses of Wizarding Mayhem on The Wizard Express!

Junior witches & wizards-in-the-making are invited to step aboard our spectacular steam train express which will transport them to Wizarding Class at Shelley Station.

What's happening on the day?

On the day of your visit, you will be booked onto a specific train departure time which will transport you from Clayton West Station to Shelley Station where you'll take part in a spellbinding Wizard School, where our magical guests will help all the wannabe witches/wizards learn everything they need to know for a life of broomstick-riding, wand-waving & potion-making! 

The time you select when making your booking is the time your train departs from Clayton West Station - don't be late or you might end up on the wrong side of She Who Can't Possibly be Named!  

However, you will be welcome to arrive at Clayton West Station to use the facilities from 10am, with the facilities closing at 5pm sharp each day. 

All THIS is included in your ticket price: 

  • Return steam train ride (25 minutes each way)
  • A spellbinding 20 minute Wizard School
  • All day access to the outdoor playground at Clayton West
  • All day access to the jumping pillow at Clayton West Station 
  • Wizard-themed trail
  • Tram platform rides
  • Rides on the Clayton Flyer miniature railway
  • Wizarding craft activities (subject to COVID restrictions)

Fancy dress is encouraged! 

What are the times & ticket prices?

The event will take place on Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th October 2021. 

Visitors will book onto a specific train departure time, with trains departing every hour from 10am until the last service at 3pm. 

Visitors will spend 40 minutes at Shelley Station before their return train ride, but can spend as long as they like at Clayton West Station before/after their journey. 

Tickets can be purchased ONLINE ONLY from the Whistlestop Valley website. 

Ticket prices are below and all bookings are subject to a £1.80 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket) + £1.50 p&p.

**Please note that any infant under 2 who will be taking part in the Wizard School will require a full price child's ticket** 

**Please note that all children must be accompanied by at least one adult at all times**