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The Witches and Wizards will take over with a magical show, mystical workshops and plenty of spells along the Worth Valley.

Over the October half term the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway will be turned into a extra magical experience, with potions & spells being cast along the valley.

The Exhibition Shed at Oxenhope will host The Wizard’s Apprentice Show, Master Skerrold welcomes non-magical folk with his apprentices to join them in a celebration of magic! The Apprentice will sit their Magical Exams live in front of the audience, What could possibly go wrong?

The magic continues on the board the steam train with the skilled wand craftsman, helping you build and create a witch or wizard most power tool, a magical wand! They’ll teach you how to bind your bespoke magical wand, so the magic will stay strong.

While enjoying a journey through the Worth Valley, the keeper of the castle, the imposing figure Ord the Orge will be patrolling the carriages, as scary as he looks he’ll be best friends with children of all ages! Marakel and Mistletyne will bring a sense of mischievous adventure onboard, The brave & boisterous duo are the best flyers in the whole castle, but beware they find adults deeply suspicious and will most certainly question them!

While getting whisked away by all the magic & mystery, you can hop off at Oakworth Station and enjoy a visit to the Tea Hut. Keeping you company at Oakworth will be the impressive winged creatures from Angel Falconry, look out for Luna the Snowy Owl, make sure you grab a photograph with her, she’s especially fond of Wizards & Witches.

All good sorcerers need to know how to make their own magic potion, The Old Parcels Office at Keighley Station, will be holding a special potion workshop. You’ll be able to choose the ingredients, and decide will you be a good witch? Or a dark wizard? Control plants? Or create storms on demand?

The Old Parcels Office, will be serving meals across the entire Half Term week, with services running every day. Not forgetting the Tea Hut serving drinks and tasty snacks all week.

Noel Hartley, the Railway’s Operations and Business Manager said: ‘If you'd like to be transported by steam train into the wizarding world during half term then this is absolutely the event for you. With activities going on across the railway your day will be filled with magical adventures and the kids even get a 50% discount if they put their best robes on! (T&C's apply)

Book in advance to make the most of our discounts and make sure you practice those spells in advance! ‘

The Wizards are coming event takes place from Tuesday 25th till Thursday 27th October, One child (aged 5-15) in magical fancy dress will enjoy a half-price ticket when accompanied by an adult with a Day Rover ticket. Tickets for the event can be bought online via the website https://kwvr.co.uk/, book online 3 days in advance and save 15% on tickets or you can purchase standard tickets at any station. 

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Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
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Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is a heritage railway that was reopened in 1968 and runs from Keighley to Oxenhope through beautiful Brontë country. Board our steam train and enjoy the sound of the engine climbing the steep sides of the valley, while great clouds of steam and smoke add drama to the scene. The five-mile journey is a powerful reminder of our industrial heritage and a unique way of enjoying the beautiful countryside immortalised by Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë.

The Wizards Are Coming
Children's Activity Event
The Wizards Are Coming

The Witches and Wizards are taking over the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, with a magical show, mystical workshops and plenty of spells.

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