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Steam Train Experience for Two

4.1 776 reviews7 locations
Product code: MTRAValid until: 01/12/2019

£29

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Overview

Take a journey back in time and enjoy a fun-filled, nostalgic day out with this Steam Train Experience for Two.

This majestic vehicle has been around for over 200 years and was a key part in the growth of the Industrial Revolution. Seeing these trains up close and in all their glory brings a real sense of history to your day.

Britain boasts more railway attractions per square mile than any other country in the world. And with 100 heritage railways, 60 steam museum centres and 700 operational engines, all supported by an legion of 23,000 enthusiastic volunteers, a day out on a steam train offers people the chance to savour a bygone age of riding aboard a lovingly preserved locomotive.

Unlike the usual trip on commuter trains, this is one train journey you will not want to hurry by quickly. Instead, sit back and relax and enjoy the ride as you meander through some of the most glorious and unspoiled parts of the English countryside.

This is a fantastic day out for everyone, and with a choice of scenic locations to choose from is a great way to see different parts of the country while travelling in style. Some locations offer a whole day rover ticket, enabling you to be able to stop off en route to enjoy some sightseeing or a picnic. At others, your ticket is valid for a return journey.

Please note: If the Steam train is unavailable for reasons beyond the control of the venue it will be replaced by a Diesel train.

Key features

When can I go?

This experience is available on selected March to October dates, however some locations are available throughout the year. Excludes special event days.

How long will my experience last?

The experience can last anything from 35 minutes to a full day, depending on your chosen location.

How many people is this experience for?

There will be other people there on the day.

Can I bring family and friends?

You are more than welcome to bring friends and family, however they will be required to pay on the day.

What else do I need to know?

Minimum age restrictions apply, under 17s must be accompanied by an adult.

This voucher is valid for two people and excludes Special Event Days. Please note, if the Steam train is unavailable for reasons beyond the control of the venue it will be replaced by a Diesel train.

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

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Llanberis Lake Railway

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

The experience was bought for us as a present and we took our young grandson with us. Unfortunately the station at Llanberis was closed for the season so we took the short and pleasant walk across the field to Gilfach Ddu. We took the opportunity to have a coffee in the cafe before our trip and were impressed by the facilities available. The train journey itself was fabulous. What stood out for us the most was the friendly and helpful attitude of all members of staff - particularly the guard of the train and also huge thanks to the engine driver who encouraged our grandson to join him on the footplate to have his photo taken. A truly memorable experience which we intend to repeat with our whole family next summer. Thank you

When did your experience take place? 15 November 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Gilfach Ddu (Llanberis Lake Railway

Excellent

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5

No I do not recommend this product.

Was a really pleasant day, reminded my mum of the old days when my grandfather worked as a fire man on the trains.

When did your experience take place? Beginning of November

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Midlands

Very Nostalgic

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

It was a Christmas present. I had a truly wonderful time

When did your experience take place? 31/10/2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Nene valley

Great Day

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

I was bought these Steam train tickets as part of my 80th birthday present. I haven't been able to use up till recently. How ever while we we caravaning at Ferry meadows I decided my wife & I could use them at the station there. It was a lovely train ride brought back happy memories of my youth when we used steam trains to get from A to b. On this Journey we went from Ferry Meadows Station to Wansford where we had a coffee & most scrumptious sausage roll in their cafe. Good time in all.

When did your experience take place? October 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Great Train Ride

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

Xmas present from my grandson and his wife. Went on NVR on armistice day, train pulled by Bullied Pacific, train stopped at 11 o’clock so we could observe the 2 minutes silence. Staff, facilities etc all superb

When did your experience take place? Sunday 11th November

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Nene Valley Railway

Not sure what to expect however very pleased with

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

Great day out, lots to see and do, coming back soon.

When did your experience take place? October 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Midlands Railway

FANTASTIC DAY OUT

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

Fantastic day out for all the family old and young will enjoy this amazing atraction. Very friendly helpful staff. Hope to go again soon.

When did your experience take place? Nene valley

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Nene valley railway

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

When did your experience take place? Nov

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Midland railwy

New Horizons!

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

I was given the voucher for a birthday present and felt rather that it was more of a present for my partner than myself. However, we used it as part of a mini break visiting a part of the country that was new to us, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.The train journey itself was relaxing and allowed us to get on and off to visit a water park on route. The buffet car provided refreshments and a cow on the line increased our time on the train (a good thing!).

When did your experience take place? October 31st

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Nene Valley Railway

Great family day out!

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5

No I do not recommend this product.

Our little boy was given a voucher for Steam Train experience where you can choose form various locations. As we live in Northamptonshire the closest options were Butterley railway in Derbyshire or Nene Valley Railway close to Peterborough. We decided to go for the first option and haven`t regretted it! We have managed to get the ride just before Halloween so it was even more special. The ride itself takes about 35-40 min which is just enough for the patience of our 3YO. The staff on the station are very attentive and talked us trough the options we have while there. They were also happy to take pictures of ous by the train and nothing was too much trouble.You can hop off the train on Swanwick Junction and explore all the attractions which are available within the complex- Railway museum, steam engine museum, miniature railway, miniature steam railway (for small extra fee), café, signal house, little wooden church and so much more. As our visit was at the end of October it was a bit nippy out there, on warm days there is plenty space for a picnic and even small play area. Everywhere you go, the staff/volunteers are so passionate about their job and TRAINS :) and can answer all your questions. They are also very attentive and very helpful. We will definitely come back and I would highly recommend Butterley for a day out!

When did your experience take place? October 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Butterley

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