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XMAS2017

Family Steam Train Experience

Discover the charm of a bygone era

4 locations

Valid until: 01/12/2018

3.93.9 | 55 Reviews

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

Product code: MTRF

£39

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Description

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

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 both adults and kids, 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.

When you arrive at the venue, you will need to exchange your voucher at the ticket office for your family steam train tickets. The experience varies depending on the location you choose. Some journeys are return trips while others are all day rovers and you may be able to stop off en route to explore the local area on foot. Depending on the location, you may be able to visit other attractions at the venue such as a steam train museum.

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience is available on selected dates, typically March to October, however some locations are available throughout the year.

How long does this activity last?

The experience can last anything from 35 minutes to a full day.

You need to know

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

There are no fitness requirements for this experience.

This voucher is valid for a minimum of two adults and two children, depending on location, and excludes special event days.

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

You and how many others?

There will be other people there on the day.

Family and friends

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

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Worth every penny!

I was given my voucher as a gift and had sat on it for months. With the October half term coming up I was looking for a family experience which could include my youngest son and grandson, so we booked the Steam Train experience. We had a wonderful time. The family ticket allows you to get on and off at each station as you wish. The timetables were clear and the staff at the stations very helpful. On board the train, again the staff were very enthusiastic about their job and helpful. We boarded at Wansford, Peterborough with a plan to get off at each stop however we spent so much time at the playgrounds and walking around the lakes at Ferry Meadows we only had enough time to have a meal before getting the train back again. At Ferry Meadows there was a good variety of food outlets, all within walking distance. We had two very tired but happy boys at the end of the day....definitely booking again.

When did your experience take place? October 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Nene Valley Railway

Freinds bought this voucher for us last christmas. Had a great day visiting all the stations and looking around , they have a great range of engines and coaches. You can book cream teas or parties on the trains, a lovely way to spend the day relaxing. The staff were very helpful and polite .

When did your experience take place? 1st October 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Great Day Out!

Great day, lovely train ride and fantastic views. Would recommend.

When did your experience take place? 3 weeks ago

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Awesome

Birthday present. Loved it. ..

When did your experience take place? August BH 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Back in time and technology!

Thoroughly enjoyable day for all the family. Grandchildren ecstatic to travel in a "Harry Potter " carriage for the first time and Amazed at the signalling and safety system of old. all wished it had lasted longer!

When did your experience take place? August 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Nene Valley Railway

A very memorable visit - good facilities, friendly and helpful staff, and fortunately the sun shone all day!

When did your experience take place? 28th August 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Perfect day out

Voucher received as a Christmas present - an ideal gift

When did your experience take place? 6th September 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? East Somerset Steam Railway

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Nene Valley Railway a great day out

My son bought this experience for my wife and I as a Christmas present and we really enjoyed it. Our thanks to all the kind people working on the railway.

When did your experience take place? July 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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Verified Purchaser

Pleasant Ride

A nice way to spend and hour. Easy to use voucher.

When did your experience take place? July 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
4 Service
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Verified Purchaser

great experience

this was bought as a gift, myself and husband had a lovely day out went for a walk when got off train at ferry meadows visited the gift shop also sat and had tea and scones which was good value for money, we then hopped back on train through to Peterbough back on to Wansford where we first caught train, overall experience really enjoyable.

When did your experience take place? 12th july 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? neen vally railway

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service
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