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Family Steam Train Experience

3.8 90 reviews5 locations
Product code: MTRFValid until: 01/11/2019

£39

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Overview

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 features

When can I go?

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

How long will my experience last?

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

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 have to pay on the day.

What else do I need to know?

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

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.

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Great day out

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

We were bought this as a gift and we went to the Ripley steam train day. The kids (4&5) loved it as there is a good mix of hands on stuff and train rides and static trains. It is a very traditional venue but that is part of its charm!

When did your experience take place? October 2018

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

Lovely family day out

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

I was brought this from my Christmas present, lovely day out for all the family. The staff were friendly and helpful. You need a full day and more if you want to stop at all the stops and see everything around.

When did your experience take place? Oct half term

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

Fantastic Day OUt

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

We went on the Llanberis Lake Railway, which also meant that we went on the Snowdon Mountain Railway and round the Welsh Slate Museum. All excellent.

When did your experience take place? October

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

So many things to see and do!

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

A friend brought this for our family Christmas present, perfect for a family of train lovers. The voucher was easily verified and accepted without question at the venue. We chose the Midland railway, Derby as an alternative to our local venue and we couldn't be happier that we did, it was AMAZING! There was so much to see and do, information was clear and readily available, we took a picnic with us however the cafes on site were affordable and fabulous service. We spent an entire day here and will be returning as we sadly ran out of time for the nature walk. All staff and volunteers were approachable and very helpful. It was school holidays and extra activities such as crafts were also available for a small donation. Thankyou to all for an amazing, memorable family day xx

When did your experience take place? August 2018

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

Steam Train

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

Fantastic day out, thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family, so much to see!! Loved every minute and informative man telling us about the trains also very friendly people tea room :)

When did your experience take place? 29/09/2018

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

East somerset railway

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

I was given this experience as a retirement present

When did your experience take place? Sept 18

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

day trip

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

due to health issues my Husband could not get round to see everything he could not walk round to so the different units as they were too far apart for him to walk he struggled to breath just going a few steps outlived the train ride up & down he just missed out on seeing the exhibits.

When did your experience take place? September

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

Very good day

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

A worthwhile gift , the nene valley steam train ride was a lovely day, staff all very friendly, we took my three grandsons too and they loved it. There was plenty to see and do after the ride like model railways to look at, a steam engine that the boys could stand inside and see how it all works etc There’s a cafe on sight which sold lovely food

When did your experience take place? October

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

Wonderful experience, my grandson loved it

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

Got this for a present and loved it, a really good day out

When did your experience take place? September

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

Fun run

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

Enjoyed my trip, and the friendly staff made me really welcome

When did your experience take place? 8th August 2018

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

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