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The tradition of Afternoon Tea dates back more than 200 years, to a time before steam-powered train travel was not even invented. Now that the steam age has been and gone, both are celebrated on the Keighley & Worth Valley!

Take a special journey along the Worth Valley for Mother's Day, 10th March, hauled by one of the historic steam locomotives based at Haworth, onboard one of the vintage carriages you’ll be served by our attentive waiting staff. Enjoy a beautifully laid-out Afternoon Tea and relive the golden age of steam travel.

The Afternoon Tea stand will be full of Freshly Cut Finger Sandwiches, Local Scotch Eggs and Traditional Pork Pies; Demerara baked Fruit Scones with Raspberry Jam and Clotted Cream and topped with a selection of sweet treats including a Gingerbread Train, Iced Cupcakes, Petit Fours and Macarons.

Your Afternoon Tea booking will include freedom of the railway ticket with unlimited travel on all services running that day. Travel on 5 miles of railway through the Yorkshire hills and explore the 6 individual stations, including the picturesque countryside station at Oakworth which is the location of the famous ‘Railway Children’ films, plenty of photo opportunities and re-enacting of the ‘My Daddy My Daddy’ scene is a must!

Haworth is the home of the world-famous Brontë Parsonage Museum where the three 19th Century author sisters Charlotte, Emily and Ann, together with their family, fashioned classic literature and created a legend that is known around the globe.

Get up close and personal with steam locomotives and historic railway coaches in the Oxenhope exhibition shed or enjoy free entry with your booking to the two accredited museums at Ingrow and learn about the golden age of travel.

Noel Hartley Business Manager said “The KWVR is known for its fantastic events and this year we have a packed schedule of brilliant experiences. The afternoon tea is the classic treat and what better way to sample it than on a steam train?!

Afternoon Tea is available on the 10th & 31st March and 1 st April at £35.00 per person. For booking and full information about the event go to the railway’s website ( or phone: 01535 645214.


Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
Steam Railway
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.

Boxed Afternoon Tea
Afternoon / Cream Tea
A scone

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea in a box this year on the Keighley and Worth Valley as part of your visit.



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