HERITAGE steam trains, trams and three new exhibitions are on offer to visitors at Severn Valley Railway this half-term.

The Railway's heritage steam locomotives will be in full steam between February 18, and February 26, taking passengers on exciting journeys through the Severn Valley - stopping off at each of the six historic stations along the way.

The Engine House Visitor Centre at Highley, home of the Railway's reserve collection of full-size steam locomotives, will be packed with new exhibits. Visitors can marvel at a unique miniature tramway layout - complete with intricate detailing and realistic sound effects - all hand-built by past and present members of the Manchester Model Tramway Group.

The Coalyard Miniature Railway at Kidderminster station will be running between February 18, and February 21, and February 23 and February 26, between 2.30pm and 5pm.

New for 2017, a trio of exhibitions will launch at the Engine House during half-term - the 'Storm Damage of 2007', 'the Art of the Railway Poster' and 'Signs of the Times'.

Clare Gibbard, marketing and communications manager, said: "We are offering a real treat for visitors of all ages this half-term.

"Children will love getting on board our steam trains for a fun trip along the line, having a go at driving the miniature trams, exploring all the interactive exhibits and play area at the Engine House and taking part in our quiz and adults can explore our three new and exciting exhibitions, including our much-anticipated look back at the damage inflicted by the 2007 storms and the way in which all of our supporters joined forces to get the SVR back on track."

The Railway is also preparing to welcome family favourites Peppa Pig and George on the weekend of May 6, and May 7.

For more information about SVR, its events and bookings, visit svr.co.uk, call 01562 757900 or search for 'Severn Valley Railway' on Facebook.