Severn Valley Railway

New this summer is a cream tea offering onboard the Severn Valley Railway that combines a steam train journey with scones topped with jam and cream. 

Groups will board the heritage steam train at Kidderminster for a leisurely return journey to Highley, passing through the scenery of the Severn Valley.

As part of your package, you’ll get free entry to The Engine House Visitor Centre at Highley, giving you the chance to explore a wealth of interactive displays and the latest exhibitions.

Visitors can get up-close to the railway’s reserve collection of full-size steam locomotives, marvel at the King George IV Royal carriage, and learn all about the history of the line.

Your cream tea will include hand-made scones with clotted cream, jam and a freshly-brewed pot of tea.

Groups can choose to enjoy their cream tea at the start or end of the trip, or at the track-side refreshment room at Kidderminster as you watch the trains steam by. Or you can take a break mid-way through and relax in The Engine House’s Highley Café, with its panoramic views over the Severn Valley. 

The groups cream tea offer is available from Monday to Friday and is available for groups of 12 or more people.

Victoria Carman, the Severn Valley Railway’s marketing and communications manager, said: “With a leisurely steam train trip, free entry to our Engine House Visitor Centre and a delicious cream tea all included, what better way to enjoy a great-value day out on the Railway with friends?”

The railway offers a range of benefits for groups of 12 or more, including reserved seating, travel discounts and the services of a dedicated group travel co-ordinator, who will ensure that your day out on the railway is ‘one to remember’.

The package is available Monday to Friday until the end of September and will be open again next spring.

To book the cream tea offer or for further group travel information, call 01562-757900 or visit