Rudyard Lake Steam Railway @ Leek in the North Staffordshire Peak District and our steam trains  are a great family day out ideal for kids on a train trip along Rudyard Lake. The railway uses coal fired steam engines on all its trains. One of the UK's finest heritage steam railways and is constantly developing new attractions to give great family days out.


Rudyard lake railway uses narrow gauge steam engines on its trains and is in Staffordshire near Alton Towers and the borders of Cheshire and Derbyshire and handy for the Peak District. The steam trains are equivalent to about half the size of a narrow gauge railway with 10.25 inch gauge tracks. The trains run whatever the weather and have covered coaches.

The kids birthday party express is the ideal birthday party venue for kids of all ages. Rudyard lake is a great family centre for days out, picnics, sailing, boating and fishing as well as riding the steam train. It makes a superb day out for children and adults.

Rudyard Lake was developed by the North Staffordshire Railway to offer days out to the workers of the Midlands and North West. The Lake in the West of the Peak District retains its beauty and serenity and was named the 3rd most romantic spot in the UK. Rudyard Lake is the historic site where poet & author Rudyard Kipling's parents met on a picnic day out and named their son after the place where they met.

Special Steam Train Events & Days Out

Steam Trains run Sundays in November and last day is Nov 30th 11am to 3pm

No prior booking needed. Ring 01538 306704 on the day to check times.

Looking for an unusual christmas, birthday or retirement present or gift?

Try our steam train engine driver experience courses. Full Details are here

The Platform 2 cafe is now closed until 2015. It was again awarded 5 stars in the July Food Hygiene Inspection.

Railway News is here or see our Facebook page

Santa special steam trains  are not running in 2014 but will resume in the future

steam train King Arthur in the snow on a Santa Express in 2010

 Learn to Drive a steam train experience day courses  are a great retirement or birthday gift!

Platform 2 Cafe at Rudyard  is now closed until 2015

Excalibur sets off with an easter egg special and lots of smoke and steam

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Rudyard Lake Steam Railway Ltd, Rudyard Station, Rudyard, Nr. Leek Staffordshire ST13 8PF  Telephone Office 01995 672280 Rudyard Station 01538 306704

Registered England No 4056499

Visiting steam engine Victoria with Pendragon at Rudyard Station


Trains run on  all coloured days 11.00am to 4pm ( 3pm in winter) Only Santa trains on yellow days must be booked in advance

View across Rudyard lake
We were awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 Rudyard Train time table November 2014