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Family Steam Train Experience

Discover the charm of a bygone era

5 locations

Valid until: 01/02/2018

3.83.8 | 15 Reviews

11 of 15 (73.00 %) reviewers recommend this product

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.

Locations

  • Midlands - Derbyshire - Ripley
  • Midlands - Staffordshire - Stoke on Trent
  • South East - Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
  • South West - Somerset - Shepton Mallet
  • Wales - Gwynedd - Llanberis

Reviews

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Verified Purchaser

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

VERY GOOD DAY OUT, VERY LEISURELY AND LAID BACK, NO RUSH.

When did your experience take place? OCTOBER 2016

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

Train Experience

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Both our grandchildren and my wife and I found all the staff very friendly, and informative. certainly would recommend this for a day's outing. Unfortunately the restaurant service was a bit slow, but this did not detract from our overall enjoyment of the day. Best regards.

When did your experience take place? 22 October 2016

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
4 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great day out at Nene Valley

We chose this activity so we could take our grandchildren for a day out over half term and they both loved the experience, especially the individual carriages where they could close the doors. We went to Peterborough where we had lunch and visited the museum, which was interesting, before returning on the last train of the day. They loved watching the coupling up of the train, having their tickets punched and looking out of the windows. We enjoyed a cup of tea in the cafe, which offered a good choice of food. All staff were very friendly and helpful.

When did your experience take place? October 2016

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

This was a great day and even better as it was good weather. Wish we had taken a picnic.

When did your experience take place? August

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

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Verified Purchaser

steam trains!! takes us back to childhood

friends bought as a christmas gift they knew we had enjoyed a previous trip,great day out

When did your experience take place? June 2016

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great Day Out

Great Day thoroughly enjoyable, Staff were excellent

When did your experience take place? March

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

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Great day out for everyone,my daughter and My granddaughter loved it even though it was a wash out!!..

When did your experience take place? may 15.

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? don't remember

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Best day

We love steam trains and our 3 year old grandson love us taking him on the train, we always have the best day ever and all the staff are just great, always worth the trip, thanks to the team for keeping our steam trains running for generations to come

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Lovely day

Was a Christmas gift from our son had a lovely day

When did your experience take place? October

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

4 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
4 Service

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Verified Purchaser

great venue

The actual venue was great for anyone who has a nostalgic interest in the railways, which I do with many original buildings and a good museum with lots of great railway memorabilia, the only thing that spoiled it for me was that on the day there was no steam train available and we had to take our trip hooked up to a diesel loco

When did your experience take place? Sept 2016

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

3 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
4 Service