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Summer Saturdays

Are you stuck for things to do with the kids over the next few months?

Sure, you could head off to sunnier climes - or maybe scoot around the UK to take in different scenery. However why bother when there’s some AMAZING family days out in the Black Country already?!

Over the next few weeks, we’ve sent Dan out and about to explore some of the very best the region has to offer - and there’s a chance for you to win your way in, too!

Catch him live from three major tourist hotspots and find out more about them - and the work they do - every Saturday from 12pm.

Here’s where he’ll be, and when:


WEEK THREE: Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway line. It run's regular - mainly steam-hauled - passenger trains between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of approximately sixteen miles.

The railway is largely run by volunteers, with a paid staff of around 70 people responsible for administration and commercial activities, plus regular track and rolling stock maintenance.

Through the year, those volunteers perform many tasks, including repairing and repainting stations, reconstruction of viaducts and bridges, and rebuilding locomotives and rolling stock - not to mention operating the trains!

For more information, you can find the Railway online at svr.co.uk.


Plus, during the Summer, the team are bringing out the bunting and a wealth of good, old-fashioned fun as they celebrate 'A Very British Summer'

From deckchairs to candy floss, let them inspire you with fond memories of holidays from yesteryear, with free themed activities along the line, for both young and the young at heart to enjoy.

It's just £49 for a 'Freedom of the Line' family ticket which gives you unlimited travel on their trains on the day you visit, plus you can get off and on at any station to join the Summer fun, plus there's free entry into The Engine House. 

Find out more online at svr.co.uk.


To be in with a chance of winning one of three 'Freedom Of The Line' family tickets to enjoy the railway's Very British Summer, just answer this simple question:

Q. The Severn Valley Railway runs from Kidderminster to which other station?

Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday 23rd August 2019.


Terms and Conditions:

  • The prizes on offer are three 'Freedom Of The Line' family tickets (2 adults and up to 4 children) as detailed on their website.
  • Three people will be selected from the correct entries, each of whom will win the stated prize. 
  • Any other participants will need to pay full price via the attraction website.
  • The family ticket permits unlimited travel along the line on the day it is redeemed, free entry to The Engine House Visitor Centre and free activities.
  • The ticket is valid for any ONE day, from the date of purchase to November 24th 2019, when timetables A & B are in operation, including the Festive Season Service.
  • 'Freedom of the Line' tickets are also valid for use during special events where normal fares apply. 
  • No alternatives to the stated prize are available.
  • The winner will have their name and contact details passed to Severn Valley Railway, who will send out your prize. Entry of the competition assumes permission to pass those details on is given. These will be used only for this purpose and will be held in accordance with GDPR regulations. 
  • Full competition term and conditions are available on our website.

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