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 now running Saturdays & Sundays in October 11am to 4pm

No prior booking needed. Ring 01538 306704 on the day or your visit 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

We have been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015 and 2014

Railway News is here or see our Facebook page

Santa special steam trains  did not run in 2015but will resume in the future

The Rudyard Lake railway is for sale due to the owners retirement but it will run the normal programme of trains in 2015.   An annoucement on the future is expected shortly

Platform 2 Cafe at Rudyard is now open weekends 10.30am to 4pm  until November 1st except October 10 & 11 when it will be closed

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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

We were awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 Steam Gala line up 2014 with 7 steam engines @ Rudyard Steam Train times October 2015 @ Rudyard Lake Railway