Date(s) - 8 June 2024
11:00 am


Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway
Family Day

Hosted by CIRO North East Area Council

Saturday 8th June 2024

Meet at 11:00 at Embsay Station


About the Event

The North East Area Council invites members and their families to our family day on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway, which was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley . The heritage line currently runs for a distance of 4 miles from Embsay via Draughton Sidings, Holywell and Stoneacre Loop to Bolton Abbey station and carries around 100,000 passengers a year.

Car parking will be available for members at Embsay station. On arrival we will be given tea / coffee and an introduction to the preserved railway, including a talk on the restoration of the 1903 Autocar by members of the restoration team, followed by a trip on the Autocar for a buffet lunch at Bolton Abbey Station before our return to Embsay.

It is hoped to include some specific visits to the operational parts of the railway, including tours of the carriage and restoration sheds, as well as a signal box visit.

Due to the popularity of last year’s family event places have been increased to 45 for this visit. So register as soon as possible, as places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

How to Attend

To book your places, use the booking form below.

When booking, please let us know whether you have any mobility or dietary requirements. Further details will be given to those who have been allocated a place.

If you need any assistance, please contact Liz at

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Due to the environment of some of the sites we visit, we may need to know if you have any access, medical, dietary, or other considerations that need to be brought to our attention. We do not limit participation in our events, and welcome all able and non-able bodied members to attend. Any major health and safety concerns, that may be out of our control, will be outlined in any promotional materials so you can make the best choice for you. Should you like to attend or watch an event and feel we need to be made aware of something about yourself, you can contact the email address above in confidence and we will be happy to assist and inform you.


This event is fully booked.