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image for Group Visits item typeGroup Visits at Bure Valley Railway

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Broads Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Group Visits

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Bure Valley Railway

Bure Valley Railway

Details

Norfolk's longest narrow gauge steam railway runs between the old market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads town of Wroxham. The 18 mile round trip runs through the Bure Valley countryside with a combined train and cruise on the Norfolk Broads available. Trains can be booked for special events. Full catering facilities and gift shop available at Aylsham station. All trains and stations fully accessible for wheelchair users. Free coach parking.

GROUP TRAVEL FACILITIES:
Minimum group size - 20, 7 days pre-booking notice advisable, coach parking on site, coach drop off/pick up point, coach driver concessions and facilities, evening visits by arrangement, toilets, shop, picnic area, cafe/restaurant, wheelchair access.

SUGGESTED LENGTH OF VISIT: 3 hours.

MEALS:
80 covers at Aylsham.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Only open on days which the railway is operating. Disabled Access and toilets at both Aylsham and Wroxham Stations, disabled coaches, free parking.

Opening details

Trains operate February half term, March weekends, daily April - October, November weekends, Santa & Mince Pie Specials in December, plus special events throughout the year.

Prices

GROUP RATES:

Discounts available for groups of 20 or more. Please call for details.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 27 - Mon 29 May Everything Goes
Sun 18 Jun Fathers VIP Day
Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jul Strawberries & Steam
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jul Strawberries & Steam
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Jul Strawberries & Steam
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul Strawberries & Steam

Contact

Susan Munday

01263 733858

Address

Aylsham Station,
Norwich Road,
Aylsham,
Norfolk,
NR11 6BW

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TG 195264  Lat: 52.79132 Long: 1.25525

By Road:
Take the A140 from Norwich.

By Public Transport:
Hoveton and Wroxham National Rail Station are adjacent to the BVR Wroxham Station. From Wroxham Rail Station walk across the road to the Bure Valley Railway Station. From the main bus stop (opposite Roys of Wroxham on Church Road) it is approx. a 6 min walk to the station. For public transport timetables and information call 0871 200 2233 or visit traveline.org.uk

Parking: free

Facilities

  • 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
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Only open on days which the railway is operating. Disabled Access and toilets at both Aylsham and Wroxham Stations, disabled coaches, free parking.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • 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

General

  • 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
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • 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:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • The railway operates wheelchair accessible coaches on all trains without the need to pre book. The coaches allow wheelchair and able bobied passengers to travel together.