Join us this Spring Bank Holiday (26, 27 & 28 May) and travel along the heritage line and enjoy the North York Moors National Park scenery and wildlife! During this Bank Holiday journey to Levisham Station and experience the Levisham Animal Roadshow!

Visitors will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of animals such as Donkeys, Alpacas, Pygmy goats and Guinea Pigs, as well as learn more about them and how they are cared for. 

Laura Strangeway, Head of Marketing, says “We wanted to do something that would be a nice activity for families and animal lovers whilst complimenting the railway’s nature surroundings. Levisham is the ideal location to take in the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park – it’s a great for spotting wildlife as well an enjoying a relaxing country walk”.

Visitors during the weekend will also still be able to enjoy the thrill of travelling aboard a steam or heritage diesel train, with up to eight services running frequently each day. All day return tickets purchased operate on a ‘hop on, hop off’ basis which allows the opportunity to explore multiple stations along the line.

Pickering has a wonderful 1930s themed station that instantly transports passengers back in time to the golden age of steam travel. A must-see station is Goathland; a celebrity in its own right, known as Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film. Those stopping off at Grosmont Station may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse behind the scenes; this is the operating hub of the railway where the locomotives are stored and maintained. The engine shed is just a short walk from the platform and a real treat.

Entry to The Levisham Animal Roadshow is free with a valid travel ticket and will be open in the Levisham Station paddock on 26, 27 and 28 May between 10am – 3pm each day. For more information or to pre-book tickets visit please visit



For further information please contact Gough Bailey Wright on 01527 579 555

Louise Iles – PR Account Director: [email protected]

Sam Wright – Account Executive: [email protected]


Notes for editors

  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a not for profit charitable trust providing memorable experiences for visitors and fulfilment for volunteers and staff through the operation of Britain’s most popular heritage railway between Whitby and Pickering.
  • NYMR cares for operating and developing the railway it owns from Pickering to Grosmont. The heritage railway operates over Network Rail from Grosmont to Whitby.
  • The charity provides a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public.
  • NYMR recently launched the Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey appeal, which aims to raise £2,500,000 over the next five years for maintenance and repair that is vital to ensure that the railway remains operational. To find out more about the appeal and pledge your support, visit
  • NYMR have been the stars of Channel 5 documentary ‘The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard’ broadcast in March 2018.
  • NYMR is an Educational Charitable Trust. Providing education for all ages.
  • The railway is a fully accredited museum
  • The NYMR is an Educational Charitable Trust. Providing education for all ages